Range Development Services Questionnaire
Establishing a gun range is a challenging process in many respects. Range Development Services involvement ensures that risks are minimized and logical steps are taken to reach goals in a timely and budget conscious manner.
As you have probably realized, the access to commercial range performance data and "inside" information is virtually nil. RangeDS clients recognize the steep learning curve associated with planning, programming, designing, financing, bidding, and overseeing construction of a range facility.
With more than 50 years of zoning / entitlements permitting, site selection / feasibility / due diligence, and commercial real estate project management you will not find one better qualified than RangeDS!
Complete the form below to let us know a little better where you're coming from. After doing so, Stuart Mullen, owner or RangeDS will be in touch and look forward to an opportunity to talk with you about how / if our services will benefit your project.
Your phone number:
Your email address (You are opting in to receive occasional emails form RangeDS only. We do not share emails addresses with anyone!):
How did you hear about us?
Where are you considering opening a firearms facility?
City / State
What is your budget or anticipated cost to establish the facility you are planning?
If unknown, please state.
Describe where you are you in the process of establishing a range:
Thinking about it? Planning? Have property in mind or under contract? Etc...?
Are you familiar with the steps involved with due diligence for a range and for commercial real estate (land or building)?
Anyone can making zoning inquires, do you have any prior experience with zoning and entitlements? If so please describe:
Do you have your FFL?
What is your goal for the date of grand opening of your facility?
Describe the facility (# of shooting positions, type of shooting to accommodated, distance(s))?
How many parking spaces do you anticipate needing?
Do you know how to design your range facility to comply with OHSA and EPA standards?
Describe limitations of your range (if any are known or that you wish to designed "in"):
Project Management - Describe prior commercial real estate design / programming / development experience you have (working with vendors, designers, architects, general contractors, etc):
What will the “theme”, target market, or niche of your facility be…who will you serve really well?
Describe any experiences you have raising equity and securing a commercial loan from a bank?
Describe your banking relationship(s) (if any) with commercial lenders?
How much equity (cash) do you anticipate needing to secure a bank loan?
If you have a relationship with prospective investors, what do they know about your ideas for a range?
If you are securing a loan for the project who is going to be the guarantor(s)?
Describe your prior management / team building experience (if any):
Describe any retail / sales / marketing experience (if any):
Any thoughts as to how to address lead dust, ricochet / splatter, fragmenting, fugitive dust / ballistic toxins inside the range?
What thoughts or intentions do you have for comfort of those using the range (ie noise abatement, lighting)?
Describe any consideration to the type of target retrieval system (down & back or turning, running man, etc) for your range?
Will the facility be commercial (open to the public) only? Membership driven? A combination?
Will it be a static range?
Briefly, what do you know about range equipment?
Describe (if any) experience you have with merchandising (buying, inventory management, etc)?
What do you know about range maintenance?
Describe who the competitors of the proposed facility (ranges or otherwise)?
What concerns do you have about the idea of opening a shooting range facility?
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