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“awesome experience”

Gander Mountain Academy
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Lake Mary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Gander Mountain Academy is the first-and-only firearms facility to offer this life-like simulation technology to the public. Experience our fully immersive simulators that are so cutting-edge and lifelike that until now they've only been available to military and law enforcement agencies. We believe that the right to use and bear firearms comes with a serious responsibility to be educated and safe. With our highly experienced instructors, unmatched training technologies, and a learning environment where all skill levels are welcome. For virtual range or simulator use, you don't need to bring anything. If you plan to use the live-fire range or take, you'll need to bring your firearm, hearing and eye protection, and plenty of ammunition.
Leesburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“awesome experience”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

This range is run as efficiently as the store is--and that's a lot! Safety is the main thing it stresses, including watching a safety video before firing on the live-fire range. But I was fascinated with the virtual range. The "guns" you use are actual Glocks and Berettas that have been retrofitted with the pressurized gas that creates the noise. The size and weight of the guns simulate very well an actual gun, including a slight recoil. After firing at the target of your choice, you simply push a button and the target is wiped clean so you can start again. It even keeps track of your score as you shoot. I believe any shooter will be very impressed.

Visited May 2013
Thank Shirley H
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This Gander Mountain in Lake Mary FLK has a new indoor gun range as well as a computer indoor range. Great for practice practice pratice. It is modern, clean and well staffed. They also hold classes for gun safety and carry permits.

Visited January 2013
Thank ltthorpe
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Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best gun range in central Florida.”
Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

One of the best "man" stores in the area. The live gun range is modern and nice to practice with your own gun. If you want to save some cash or don't have a gun you can use the virtual range. Then when you are ready try the virtual simulation room!!!

Visited April 2013
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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“country club setting”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

This is a great gun range that is very spacious and state of the art.The range masters are helpful with any questions. They will give you pointers on how to shoot. You can buy block passes to the range which saves money. The target are included in your range time and you can use as many as you want. They are good quality.My wife and I felt very safe on the range!

Visited January 2013
Thank Norman S
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Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“helpful at gander”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We have visited Gander several times in the last month for hunting supplies. The staff has been very helpful and friendly. They enlightened us on items coming on next sale flyer. Even in times when everyone stocking up on gun supplies, their shelves are pretty full. Their shoe and clothing departments are well stocked and sale items clearly marked.

Visited January 2013
Thank Sonya C
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