By Chris Buckner via wideopenspaces.com
The newest sportsman’s paradise in Alabama officially opened on May 6 and it looks like a dream come true for the area’s shooters. The CMP Talladega Park is only open on what they’re calling a soft opening now to test out the park and make sure everything is in top shape for the grand opening scheduled for June 5. Visitors were greeted by CMP park employees, as well as Range Master Donnie Heuman, in the massive 13,000-square-foot clubhouse for a safety briefing before filing out to one of the many ranges . . .
Shooters were able to practice on the 100-, 200-, 300-, and 600-yard ranges as well as the five-stand shotgun and sporting clays fields. The pistol ranges weren’t open yet, but should be any day now.
While the range boasts an impressive array of both pistol and shotgun opportunities, the centerpiece of the park is their fully electronic scoring system, which can be shot with both pistol and rifles.
This range offers targets at 100, 200, 300, and 600 yards and provides instant scoring to the shooter. And, as if that weren’t impressive enough, this range has 50 shooting booths that are completely covered for shooting in any weather with room to expand to 100 positions if needed.
The CMP Talladega Park seems like a good excuse all by itself to plan a trip to Alabama, but make sure you check their website for up-to-date information about hours and special events.