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(courtesy Texas Firearms Festival)

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Shooters at last year’s Texas Firearms Festival experienced a significant bottleneck at the rifle range. We’ve taken steps to avoid a repeat of that regrettable situation. For one thing, we’ve built steps: there are now two entrances to the SB-Tactical Rifle Range, one on the right of the facility and one on the left. For another, we’ve limited the number of manufacturers shooting on the rifle range and increased the number of shooting positions/tables per rifle maker [full list and distances below]. The biggest change . . .

Shooter ticket holders will now line-up in front of a chosen manufacturer’s table, at the front of the SB-Tactical rifle range. [VIP ticket holders have a separate line for all exhibitors.] A manufacturer’s rep will escort the shooter to the rifle range, and out. If you want to shoot multiple guns, you return to the manufacturer’s table of your choice. Shooters can either choose to wait for a given line to decrease or choose an alternative firearm.

We’ve also added attractions to this year’s Texas Firearms Festival, to lure shooters away from the SB-Tactical Rifle Range (to return later). Some 50 retailers will hawk their wares in The Range At Austin retail village (now in the center of the range), including simulation training. There’s new shooter training at the Texas State Rifle Association Rifle Range. And lastly, the majority of people coming to the Festival now know that there’s lots more shooting around the corner on the main range.

We’ve put a lot of thought and preparation into the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. Our goal is to get ticket holders behind as many guns as possible. And there are a lot of guns. We’re confident that the new set-up and protocol at the SB-Tactical Rifle Range will keep wait times down to a reasonable level. We thank you for your feedback.

Note: VIP ticket holders go to the front of any line. Click here to buy your tickets today. Ticket prices go up October first.]

Range 1 (left side entrance)

1000 yards – Bergara Custom Rifles

1000 yards – Leupold Optics

500 yards – Double D Armory/Gorilla Ammunition

250 yards – Daniel Defense

250 yards – Blaser USA

Range 2 (right side entrance)

100 yards – LWRC International

100 yards – Texas Black Rifle Company

100 yards – Zion Armament

50 yards – Cobalt Kinetics

50 yards – Henry Repeating Arms

50 yards – Sons of Liberty Gun Works

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  1. What about a lane or two of the following types [?]:

    1) “run-whatcha-brung”
    2) “keep-your-hands-off-my_________, oh, your girlfriend wants to try it???”
    3) “hold-my-beer”
    4) “What is That?”
    5) “Is that Legal?”
    6) “What’s the minimum safe distance?”

    ; D

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