The Preserve Club & Residences. You are Invited – October 27 & 28 – Spectacular Grand Opening Event.

The Preserve Club & Residences. You are Invited – October 27 & 28 – Spectacular Grand Opening Event.

YOU’RE INVITED!  | SPECTACULAR TWO DAY GRAND OPENING EVENT

AT THE SPORTING SHOPPE & THE RANGE AT THE PRESERVE

OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2018

Experience The Northeast’s Most Prestigious Sporting Outfitter and America’s Longest Indoor Shooting Range!

The Preserve Club & Residences, New England’s finest four-season sporting community with 3,500 acres of outdoor and indoor world-class sporting amenities and luxury residential community, will celebrate the Grand Opening of two of its newest and most impressive features, The Sporting Shoppe and Range at The Preserve on October 27 & 28 from 9am – 7pm.

GRAND OPENING: OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2018
You’re invited to our two-day spectacular grand opening event.
Massive Storewide Sales
Fun Promotions & Valuable Prizes
Meet Sporting Brand Reps
Win 1-year Range Marksman Membership
Tours will be provided
Enjoy Refreshments
Take advantage of introductory range membership pricing

EVENT FEATURES:

The Sporting Shoppe, created in the tradition of history’s legendary expedition outfitters, is the everything outdoor superstore. Throughout over 15,000 sf, sporting enthusiasts will find the largest inventory and lowest prices on guns and ammo, plus kayaks, fishing gear, crossbows, gentleman’s and utility knives, and the best brands for hiking, camping, and hunting equipment.  On display are all-season sporting clothing and even formalwear, and cigars. Open to the public seven days a week.

The Range, America’s longest indoor range with 150-yard lanes! Plus 15 100-foot lanes featuring Meggitt programmable target retrieval systems, 3D Archery and Golf Simulation and Firearms Training Simulation (FATS®) rooms.  No caliber restrictions.  Ram and Fox Den member lounges, reach-in humidor, locker and gun-safe rooms, stunning two-story stone focal wall, full heat and air conditioning systems all ensure that luxury and adventure magnificently co-exist.

The Preserve Club & Residences is New England’s finest four-season sporting club and community with 3,500 acres of adventure, including upland hunting, stocked fishing ponds, two sporting clays course, hiking, mountain biking, ziplining, championship golf, ATVs and more, plus a growing luxury residential community.

“The Range and The Sporting Shoppe elegantly represent the pursuit of our core missions,” said Paul Mihailides, owner of The Preserve.  “They deliver technological sophistication, diversity of experiences, luxurious amenities, and relentless dedication to keeping our promises of adventure and exclusivity.”
19-Station Sporting Clays Course - The Preserve Club & Residences

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America’s Longest Indoor Shooting Ranges

Numbers don’t lie. Of course, people who cite numbers are quite capable of lying through their yellow teeth. So in the spirit of full disclosure I stipulate that I have not personally visited, tape measure firmly in hand, any of the shooting ranges referenced below. I take their claims at face value – but all come with the highest recommendations. Read More
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America’s Longest Indoor Shooting Ranges

America’s Longest Indoor Shooting Ranges

Numbers don’t lie.  Of course, people who cite numbers are quite capable of lying through their yellow teeth.  So in the spirit of full disclosure I stipulate that I have not personally visited, tape measure firmly in hand, any of the shooting ranges referenced below.  I take their claims at face value – but all come with the highest recommendations.

It must also be duly noted that indoor shooting at licensed ranges is one of the fastest growing sporting activities in America. Women – the fastest growing category of gun owners – and men flock to it for reasons as many and varied as the shooters themselves.

THE RANGE AT THE PRESERVE

Coming in at not only America’s longest indoor shooting range, but also the most intriguingly situated and appointed, is The Range at The Preserve at Boulder Hills.  Located in Richmond, Rhode Island and encompassing 3500 acres of what is billed as America’s finest four-season sporting club and residential community, The Preserve is a dream come true for those seeking an outdoor enthusiast’s lifestyle.  But let’s focus on its latest addition: The Range.

The Range at The Preserve. Richmond - Rhode Island
The Range at The Preserve, Richmond Rhode Island

With four lanes at 150 yards – plus 16 100-foot lanes – The Range is the winner of our “longest” competition.  We’re talking poured concrete lanes stretching for one-and-a-half football fields underground.  We’re also talking the highest of high tech thanks to Meggitt Training Systems (the industry leader in live fire and simulation weapons training systems supporting military, law enforcement, and commercial range owners) and its touch screen, wireless, 360-degree rotating, Target Retrieval System.  Shooters can program limitless targeting options.  The Range is climate-controlled and includes FATS and golf simulation rooms and a 3D archery range.  And there are no caliber restrictions.

Range memberships are offered at various levels.

The Range is situated in a brand new, 50,000 square foot building that also houses a lounge, vault room, and reach-in humidor.  Access to these and other high-end features varies and is available to higher level Range members and to Preserve members and residents – as are on-site pool, tennis, golf, and dining privileges (The Preserve is home to an award-winning executive golf course and a gourmet dining facility).

And then there’s The Sporting Shoppe.  Designed in the tradition of history’s legendary expedition outfitters, it boasts 15,000 square feet of retail space where one can view – and purchase – some of the finest and most sought after shotguns, rifles, and pistols on the planet, plus the widest array of ammo and shooting accessories.  Looking to order a bespoke long gun from world-renowned FAMARS (custom-designed, hand-built and engraved and costing up to $300,000)?  Other fine guns from the world’s most respected makers? 

Golf clubs, tennis rackets, fly fishing reels and poles, outer wear, camping and hiking gear, survival gear, even formal wear?  The Sporting Shoppe has you covered.  Dreaming of an excursion to Africa to hunt one of the Big 5, Argentina for the dove hunt of a lifetime, New Zealand for your dream red stag hunt, and so much more? The staff can put you in touch with the globe’s finest hunting, fishing, and photography guides.

The Sporting Shoppe at The Preserve
The Sporting Shoppe at The Preserve

The Range at The Preserve is on schedule for a late winter/early spring grand opening. 
www.therange.club.

COLONIAL SHOOTING ACADEMY

With two Virginia locations (Richmond and Virginia Beach), the Colonial Shooting Academy (CSA) may not boast the longest lanes.  But its comprehensive approach to gun training, sales, and rentals is simply unsurpassed.

Colonial Shooting Academy (CSA)
Colonial Shooting Academy (CSA)

“Safety, Education, Precision”. These are the core elements of the CSA.  And they are taken extremely seriously.  All skill levels are welcome, and in almost every instance a person leaves this range a finer, more responsible, better-informed shooter than when they entered it.

The CSA gun store offers great selection and pricing on new and used firearms, NFA items, ammunition, and just about everything necessary to enjoy the shooting sports.  The “Try It Before You Buy It” program ensures that the customer buys precisely what is right for him or her.

As for training, CSA offers classes at all levels. Special emphasis is placed on concealed carry rules, regulations, and tactical shooting.

The Colonial Shooting Academy is a classic one-stop shop.  It doesn’t get much more functional than this.

For full details visit www.colonialshooting.com

BEN AVERY SHOOTING FACILITY

A bit of history seems in order here.  The Ben Avery Shooting Facility began as an effort on the parts of Ben Avery, Glenn C. Taylor and Jim Beaman, prominent outdoors activists in Arizona in the 1950s, to provide a public shooting facility in the interest of safety. In a letter to the Maricopa County government, Avery summed up the trio’s concerns that the desert around the city had become a “battleground” with recreational shooters and it was a concern for public safety.

Upon selection of the current site, Avery helped finance the initial construction with a $5,000 personal loan and $3,000 in local contributions. Construction began in late 1959, and the facility was completed and operations transferred to Maricopa County in 1960.

Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Ben Avery Shooting Facility

Originally named the Black Canyon Shooting Range, the facility underwent further expansions with the cooperation of the state of Arizona. With the assistance of the National Rifle Association the facility was selected as the 1970 host of the ISSF World Shooting Championships, bringing worldwide recognition to the region as well as the facility.

Preparations for the competition required further development and expansion of the facilities, which saw additional involvement and support from the AZGFD. Phoenix became only the second US city to host the international competition, and was the third and thus far last time it has been hosted in the US.

In 1992 the facility was renamed to the Ben Avery Range.

This world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. This means that it is the best of the best at providing a quality recreation experience and is the first government facility to receive this designation.

Located on 1650 acres in north Phoenix, the facility averages more than 120,000 shooters per year. The facility offers are wide array of target shooting opportunities. This shooters’ paradise is home to a number of regional and national class competitions and other major events.

Ben Avery Shooting Facility is funded by the revenues generated by user fees and federal dollars appropriated through the Pittman-Robertson Act.

With extensive facilities, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility offers a fun and safe environment for all of your shooting needs. Men, women and children ages 5 and older of all experience levels are welcome. Trained safety officers are on the firing line at all times to oversee safety and to offer informal coaching when needed.

The Avery, as seasoned users refer to it, is simply a “must” if you find yourself in Arizona with an itchy trigger finger.
www.azgfd.gov

SHOOTERS WORLD

Located in Tampa, Florida, Shooters World serves up the most advanced indoor firing range in the southeast.  It features three 25 yard pistol ranges with nine shooting lanes each and a 100 yard rifle range with seven lanes. A reactive steel range features various dynamic steel target systems that offer a shooting experience unlike any other. Rentals of Semi-automatic and Fully-Automatic weapons are available. Closed-circuit security monitoring is conducted for the safety of our patrons and employees.

Shooters World Florida
Shooters World Florida

The Shooters World gun range in Tampa is open to the public with range reservations available only for Shooters World Platinum members. Our viewing area and lounge are secured with bulletproof glass and feature a comfortable view of our pistol range, as well as high definition televisions with surround sound. In addition to complimentary soda, coffee, and water, our lounge includes a milkshake machine and snacks available for purchase.

The firing range has been developed to offer the cleanest and most technologically advanced shooting experience available. Since shooter comfort and air quality were the primary concern when building the Tampa gun range, Shooters World developed the air conditioning and filtration system that is the finest of any public indoor shooting range in the country.

Shooters World is rated a Five Star Facility by the National Shooting Sports Foundation for its commitment to gun range appearance, management, customer service, amenities, customer development and community relations.

In addition, Shooters World is proud to offer ADA-compliant pistol and rifle lanes to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or with special needs. The facility is fully accessible, with ADA-compliant parking, ramps, and restrooms.

Again, not the longest of ranges.  But certainly one worth your attention next time you pass through Tampa.
www.shootersworld.com

By Henry Hidell
Special to Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle Magazine

This article first appeared in Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle Magazine (OELMAG.com)

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Firearms Classes now available at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

Firearms Classes now available at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

Get Ready to Shoot at The Range with a Preserve at Boulder Hills Firearms Class

In preparation for the Grand Opening of our state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, we’re offering a series of classes targeted at beginner shooters. Hit the books now and complete the classroom work. In a few months our construction will be complete. You’ll want to spend your time practicing in the longest indoor underground range in the country.

To learn more, visit www.therange.club or call (401) 539-4653.

ZDS – Architect of Record for The Preserve in Richmond, RI

Available Firearms Classes

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course
A 4-hour safe gun handling class focusing on firearm safety rules, how to load, unload, use and clean firearms, proper storage techniques and more. This beginner class precedes the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class
A combination of classroom and range time learning safe gun handling, shooting fundamentals and positions, and skill development. This course qualifies new shooters for a resident and non-resident pistol permit license in MA, CT, ME and FLA.

Introduction to Pistol Shooting
An 8-hour class covering all the basics in both the classroom and on the range. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to use a firearm for lawful self-defense this course is an ideal choice.

Other Options
In addition, we’ll also offer a series of personal self-defense classes that do not involve firearms. All of our classes are taught by industry-best professionals with tremendous amounts of experience.

Our new indoor shooting range is ideal all year long, especially when outside conditions include pouring rain, flying snow or off the charts heat and humidity. With four rifle lanes at 150 yards, 16 rifle and pistol lanes at 33 yards and no caliber restrictions, The Range at The Preserve at Boulder Hills provides year-round shooting opportunities.

To learn more, visit www.therange.club or call (401) 539-4653.

A Day in the Life: Rock Climbing at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

A Day in the Life: Rock Climbing at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

It’s time for bed, you have a big day tomorrow. You finish your drink and tell your buds you’re going to hit the hay: you retreat to your room to retire. You hop into bed and check your social media before rolling over to close your eyes.

The forecast for tomorrow is cool but dry: a perfect day for rock climbing with the guys. Your alarm goes off at 7am and you’re meeting the guys at 8. You should have gotten your gear together last night but, true to form, you didn’t. Your coffee and muffin come with you on the wild race to gather your climbing gear.

Your climbing pack must have everything in it from last time, right? You double check: as you tug at the zipper, dust and odor from last week’s climb escapes and you wish you had done this earlier. Everything checks out so you toss out the old food wrappers, get some fresh snacks and zip back up.

You walk out the front door where your shoes are waiting: stuffed with newspaper. You toss the paper aside, grab your shoes and hit the road. You’re late, per usual, but you’re ready to rock when you get there. The guys are waiting, like you knew they would be, and they crack on you for being late again.

 

The small talk ends when you reach the base of the climb. You all stare up in awe at the task in front of you. You get the same sensation each time, your heart beats a little faster and you get goosebumps as you give reverence to the rock face. You rub your calloused hands together and reach out to embrace the rock.

The cool breeze picks up as you pull yourself up and search for the first foothold. Though your hands are still sore from last week’s climb, it doesn’t take away from your exhilaration today. As you ascend the rock face, fear creeps in incrementally. The ground below moves away from you as you approach the sky and the breeze is now warmer as you wipe the sweat from your brow with your shirt.

As you reach the pinnacle, you exhale and look around. You feel on top of the world and you break for a moment and grab some water. Talking ensues and your friends drop their packs for a quick bite to eat. The way down is just as thrilling, yet a bit less intense. You’re ready for the descent and prepare to repel down the face.

As you head towards the ground, you are focused yet relaxed. It’s cool again, the sun on the other side of the rock face. You glide with care and caution to the ground below.

You’re back at the bottom. You and your buddies kick off your shoes and sit by the fire pit. The day was a success and you smile as you have a few drinks with the guys and plan your next adventure.

Just one of the may adventures you’ll find at New England’s only four-season sporting retreat. Click here for more information about rock climbing and other adventures at The Preserve at Boulder Hills.

By Christine M. Petrarca, Mott & Chase

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A Day in the Life: Ziplining at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

A Day in the Life: Ziplining at The Preserve at Boulder Hills

As you reach the top of the platform, your heart begins to race. The breeze is gentle and the sun feels warm on the back of your neck. The instructor is waiting for you at the top and you pause for a moment to take it all in. You take a deep breath and move forward. As you step into the harness, the instructor double checks all the buckles. After the carabiner clips to the line, you’re ready to fly. Holding onto the harness with your left hand and the guide wire with your right, you glide off the platform and feel like birds must feel when they coast. Soaring through the air you smile and wave at your friends below, feeling on top of the world.

You lose your breath and your stomach drops but the smile remains pasted on your face like a permanent emoji. The crisp morning air blows your hair as you continue your flight towards the opposing platform. As the ride comes to an end, you brace for the dismount. Exhilarated, you climb down as fast as you can, only to hurry back so you can fly again. Looks like your brother’s awake now!

Try ziplining at Rhode Island’s only four-season sporting retreat: The Preserve at Boulder Hills. Just one of the many adventures that awaits, zipline for a glimpse of hundreds of picturesque acres. For more information about the adventures that await, click here.

 

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America’s Longest Indoor Shooting Ranges

Numbers don’t lie. Of course, people who cite numbers are quite capable of lying through their yellow teeth. So in the spirit of full disclosure I stipulate that I have not personally visited, tape measure firmly in hand, any of the shooting ranges referenced below. I take their claims at face value – but all come with the highest recommendations. Read More
The Range at The Preserve

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