For those who like to go shooting, a new state of the art facility has opened in Okeechobee. Called Center Mass Gun Range, it is located right downtown and is billed as Okeechobee’s Premiere Indoor Live Fire Shooting Range with 8 Climate Controlled Shooting Lanes and Law Enforcement Simulators.

  This place could set a record for most-quickly becoming one of our favorite Florida Fun Zones and yours as well, as there seems to be something for just about everybody here.

The front door

  Their indoor 24 lane, climate controlled, live fire ranges feature three shooting ranges with 8 lanes per range. Having three separate ranges allows them to offer group classes, private lessons, private lane rentals, party and group rentals, and tournaments without the need to shut down the whole range.
  The range backstops are capable of stopping any hand gun or shotgun ammunition. Rifles up to and including 30 caliber are allowed.

  Owners say AR15, AR10, AK47 and .308s can be shot there.
  The Center Mass backstops are made with granular rubber which encapsulates the projectile and stops it in it’s tracks. Conventional steel backstops can cause the projectile to smash and expose lead to the air system.

   Using the rubber bullet trap eliminates almost all of the lead exposure from the projectile, while also making the range much more quiet.
  Rapid fire is allowed on the ranges as long as you can control your shots. We also allow full auto firearms as long as you can maintain proper control of your muzzle.
  Their state of the art target retrieval system allows shooters to send their target to any distance up to 25 yards – meaning they may control their individual target on their lane

  The range also has an onboard call button allows staff members to know when assistance is needed. There is no need to leave the lane to notify range officers.
  A touch screen tablet-driven system installed on each lane tells shooters how much time they have left in an individual session.

   If you like, there also are gun rentals available – including both handguns and long guns.

They have a lounge where you can relax between sessions

  In addition to live fire opportunities, Center Mass also offers training simulators to provide an extra level of shooting fun and training that standard target shooting can’t provide. There are seven simulation rooms for training for both civilians and law enforcement. Hundreds of interactive multiplayer games are available including; skill builders, zombie shoots, wild west shootouts and hunting scenarios among others.

  There also are individual training sessions, group training sessions and a retail store on site.

  More information is available at their their web site or by calling them at (863) 824-0715

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