THE PROBLEMS: Most ranges compromise your safety by crowding multiple shooters into a single room. Looking at the diagram above, it is easy to see how having many customers of varying skill levels packed tightly together is detrimental to safety.
- Sweeping muzzles: Untrained shooters may have poor muzzle discipline or even walk around behind other patrons pointing their firearms in unsafe directions.
- Noise: Trying to shout loudly enough to be heard over the continuous gunfire as well as through earplugs and muffs is nearly impossible. For nervous first time shooters, being unable to hear instructions is unacceptable!
- Unrealistic training: Training from a static firing position is only adequate to learn basic target shooting. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to defend yourself, being able to shoot a non-moving piece of paper while you are standing still in one spot is of limited value. In a real life scenario, the players are constantly in motion! Also, the majority of home intrusions occur in the dead of night. How can you handle a low-visibility nighttime shooting if you've never practiced in those conditions?
- Poor Ventilation: The inadequately ventilated room fills with smoke and vaporized lead from multiple shooters (see our prior post about the differences in ventilation systems here... http://nexusshooting.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-nexus-shooting-difference-part-1.html).
THE NEXUS SOLUTION: As can be easily seen in the picture above, having multiple shooting bays at Nexus alleviates these issues. This makes it is easier for us to separate customers for the ultimate in safety. Nexus has EIGHT independent shooting bays varying in size from 10 to 150 feet wide! Whether you want a whole bay for yourself or have a large group of 10 to 20 people, we can easily accommodate you.
- Control of the entire room: Control of an individual bay allows for easy discussion without having to shout over the gunfire of other patrons.
- Privacy: Families with children, public figures, celebrities, and women seeking a safe and discreet experience can shoot without being concerned about other customers.
- Low light training: Look at the female patron in the left most bay. Having your own bay means you can turn the lights to a low setting to properly practice with a handheld or weapon-mounted light. In our opinion, this is the only way to prepare for the possibility of a nighttime encounter.