Firearm Education Centre / Indoor Shooting Range
The actual facility constructed will vary with the resources we can attract and the type of building materials we select for construction. At a minimum, the facility will have a classroom, a lounge / safe area, a small retail facility leased to a local business and the indoor shooting range itself. The ideal solution would see the indoor shooting range have a 6 position 25 meter range, a 6 position 50 meter range and a 2 position 100 meter range.
The construction costs vary considerably with the building materials selected (from $35. per square foot to $89. per square foot). Following is a concept drawing of this facility. Although we are still fine-tuning the facility construction details and researching other options, we know that we can build a viable, safe, long-term facility with our budget of $750,000.
We will attract this budget amount from three sources, 1) Support from the chartered clubs and individual donations, 2) Grant money and 3) support from the City of Lethbridge.
Funds donated for the construction of this facility will create a long-term asset for our community, enhance firearm safety in our community, help shooting sports to thrive in Southern Alberta and ensure our residents enjoy the greatest number of safe shooting opportunities possible.