Sabre Commercial recently completed The Range, a $9.6 million indoor shooting facility located near IH-35 and William Cannon in Austin. The 52,000-square-foot, two-story tilt-wall building houses five indoor shooting ranges with a total of thirty-seven lanes, three classrooms, and a full service retail and gunsmith shop.
“The Range is one-of-a-kind,” said Sabre’s Jarrod Cady, who served as project engineer, and helped close it out as superintendent. “They have a clear focus on safety. The range walls are 7.25-inch-thick concrete panels, and the ceiling is protected by an AR-500 ballistic steel baffles system. The building also includes an advanced ventilation system that filters out harmful lead particles from the air with a full air exchange every 85 seconds.”
The ground-up project for client Patriot Entertainment includes a VIP lounge upstairs with five private meeting rooms, a VIP pistol range, a lounge with a fireplace, a billiard room and a walk-in humidor. The space boasts an advanced HVAC system, and high end finishes and casework throughout.
The Range has one of the largest inventories of weapons in the region, including tactical weapons, hand guns, shotguns and rifles. They offer an array of training classes, from beginner level to advanced courses for seasoned gun enthusiasts. The facility also features a sophisticated targeting system that offers preprogrammed multiple shooting scenarios, and custom shooting experiences created by the user. In the future, it will even incorporate cameras that exhibit shooting accuracy without reeling in targets. Even the glass retail cases displaying the guns were custom built, and include a T.V. display that can bring up the specs of each individual fire arm.
“This was an extremely unique project, mixing industrial construction with high end finishes,” said Jarrod, “We had quite a few third party vendors who were contracted through the owners, and our biggest challenge was to coordinate closely with each of them–sometimes building around them until their tasks were complete. In the end it all worked out great.”