POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:22pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:48pm
PHARR — Point Blank Sporting Goods & Gun Range in Pharr opened their doors today. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility has been in the works since the beginning of the year.
"As you can tell, they already started shooting in our range our first day. It's great, they're doing real good right now," said Point Blank instructor, Jesse Brown.
"We can shoot handguns and rifles. four of the lanes are rated for rifle up to about 300 mag, so you basically can shoot anything you want in here," said owner, Felipe Cavazos.
The range offers 14 lanes which allows the shooter to learn valuable lessons or just perfect their aim.
"If you never shot a gun before, we have gun rentals here for you to go in here and try 'em. See if you like 'em," said Brown.
Classrooms will offer hands on learning when it comes to the basics or more advanced shooting.
"The concealed handgun license, the first time shooter, home protection, protection outside the home, cleaning of the firearms, reloading and muzzle loading as well," said Cavazos.
The facility is even stepping it up a notch with special features.
"The National Sports Shooting Foundation rates the ranges and we've done everything to make sure that we're the only 5-star shooting range in the Valley," said Cavazos.
The ammenities will include things like...
"A sink inside the range, so you can wash your hands, we have a huge investment in our air conditioners so we can abait the lead out," said Cavazos. "We have tacking mats so you can step and leave the lead behind."
The store will also have food, a waiting area with an arcade and an on-hand gunsmith, but it doesn't stop there.
"Sometimes ladies feel more comfortable shooting with ladies," said Cavazos.
Which is why point blank introduces something called ladies night.
"We'll have wine and cheese for them to socialize and that way ladies can meet other lady shooters," added Cavazos.
Wounded Veterans are also encouraged to come anytime and shoot for free.
The fee for all others is only $15 dollars a session.