New state-of-the art indoor shooting range targets Lynchburg, Va. gun enthusiasts.

David Warden has his sights set on success. Though his…

David Warden has his sights set on success.

Though his newly opened Lynchburg Arms & Indoor Shooting Range, on Sunburst Road in Campbell County, has been open for only two weeks, it’s already bringing in repeat customers.

“We’ve had one person come, I think, four times since we’ve been open,” Warden said. “We have a lot of repeat people already that have been here two or three times and bought two or three guns since we’ve opened.”

The Lynchburg area’s only indoor shooting range is drawing a steady stream of area hobbyists, as well as curious passers-by.

Warden, who also owns Forest-based David Warden Builder, said the range has seen as many as 50 shooters a day since opening July 12. The fewest number of shooters in a day was 24.

National Rifle Association-certified instructors, Warden said, are always on hand at the range, which is open on weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

The state-of-the-art, military-style range, Warden said, represented a “long-term investment” — one he hoped would be a staple in the community in years to come.

Inside an air-sealed chamber, five lanes look 25 yards down-range, to where the back wall gives way to a gap that traps bullets and deposits them into a mesh tray.

An oil-and-water mixture clears the air of lead dust, and an intake system keeps fresh air circulating.

Source: Dave Thompson for News Advance.

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