Any good ranges/gun shops in the Smyrna area?

Discussion in 'Ranges, Dealers & Smiths' started by GrimJack, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. GrimJack

    GrimJack Active Member

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    I am in the Smyrna area this week and wondering if there are any interesting shops or ranges that are worth checking out while I am in the area?
    Any comments on Adventure Outdoors or Wild West Traders?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

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    I was thinking about checking those two stores out today. Any others in the area?
     

  3. Mastino177

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    Im going there Thursday after a meeting until 12. Then I'm going to a private range in Carrollton and let out some frustrations. :lol:
     
  4. M249

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    Adventure Outdoors has a massive collection, but no range. Even though they're usually pretty busy, I've found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly.

    Great folks.

    I've had mixed results with Wild West Traders/Hotshots. I've found the employees to be friendly, helpful, and great folks. They have a range, but I've listened to them talk while watching folks shoot, and they seem a bit over-aggressive in enforcing policy, but I follow the rules and they've been cool with me.

    I won't purchase anything from them, but that stems from a policy they have in place that I disagree with.
     
  5. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I have bought from Adventure Outdoors a few times. They have a great selection and good prices. Customer service varies, it's good more often than it's bad though.

    For a range, there's Hot Shots at Windy Hill and Austell.
     
  6. M249

    M249 New Member

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    Hotshots is the pawn shop, the gun store and range are now called Wild West Traders. I wonder if the Bloomberg lawsuit had anything to do with that. ;)
     
  7. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Ok, I didn't know that they had a name change. The lawsuit probably did have something to do with it.
     
  8. GrimJack

    GrimJack Active Member

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    Must have been a rough suit. You can't shoot anything bigger than a .357 mag there, they had to think twice about us shooting .357 sig. It is a fairly nice range, lots of room behind the lanes and decent equipment. A little dark downrange. Would be nice if you could shoot rifle calibrers.

    Adventure Outdoors does have a bunch of stuff. Prices didn't seem great, okay. Some staff was nice and knowledgable, some no so much.

    Any other places that I should check out tomorrow over this way?
     
  9. Ashe

    Ashe New Member

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    Wow, looks like I wont be going to the range there anymore.

    Wonder what brought about the .357 and under rule?
    I think it's stupid, but if they don't want me shooting my .40 thats fine, I'm sure I can find another range in the area.
     
  10. pro2am

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    Nicks guns in Marietta. It'll be about 10 mins north of Windy Hill & I-75, off Canton Rd. and another 5-10 mins.

    www.nicksguns.com

    They have a range there. I've never used it. Customer service is average...one day it was great, the next not so good.
     
  11. GrimJack

    GrimJack Active Member

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    To clarify you can shoot a .40 S&W or .45ACP nothing more powerful than a .357mag/sig. .44mag, .50/.500, .17HMR, .22Mag, 5.7 or more powerful are NOT allowed.
     
  12. asbrand

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    Formerly known as "Ed's Guns" and the range is pretty decent, and they don't care what you shoot. 8)
     
  13. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    When I bought my Saiga, PPK/S and M&P-9, Nick's had th ebest price in town. Plus you get a $25 range credit with any gun purchase. I just need to find my way over there to use my range credit.
     
  14. timcat26

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    Seems to me after a couple of visits to WWT that their staff is pretty condescending and prices are at best average. Range is not well ventilated and HOT, as the old name/sign suggests. If you have another option than this shop I'd suggest you take advantage of it. My .02.
     
  15. SamTay04

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    It's kind of off topic, but what kind of material or wall is used to stop bullets in these indoor ranges that yall frequent? I've never been to one.