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Upscale gun range coming to the metro, sharp shooter heaven

OKLAHOMA CITY – A new shooting range is coming to metro very soon, with it many amenities that will have sharp shooters stopping by to see what it’s all about.

According to Jeff Swanson the general manager of Wilshire Gun, shooting sports is the fastest growing sporting industry in the country and Oklahoma is actually at the very top of that list.

With the closing of Heartland Outdoors, avid gun lovers in the Edmond area say they’ve lost the ability to shoot close to home.

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The arrival of a new club off Wilshire just east of Western Ave. may be the target gun owners are shooting for.

Swanson said the Wilshire and Broadway location couldn’t be better.

Location may be key but Swanson said it’s the state-of-the-art ranges that make the Wilshire gun stand out.

“At 100 yards long, we’re going to have more of the hundred yards than anywhere in the nation and it has the next best, highest evolution of air filtration that’s available anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world really.”

There is a high-powered air filtration system circulates the air inside the range every 85 seconds; the reason, to pick up lead particles in the air.

Swanson said it resembles that of a hospital operating room.

Other amenities; a smokers lounge will be upstairs, there will also be a wood fire grill in the building among many others.

Swanson said the range is slated to open sometime this spring.