Gander Mountain Academy offers a plethora of courses and several different types of training ranges that you can take advantage of. Understanding the options is the first step to making the best choice for your needs and planning a route through the offerings. Each of the Gander Mountain Academy locations offers a live fire range, classroom training and various laser training ranges, including a 300 degree immersive simulator. Your experiences at Gander Mountain Academy will be guided by their professional staff and/or guest instructors who offer training in fundamental firearms operation, defensive shooting, hunter safety, competition shooting techniques and other aspects of firearms use and ownership. Each location also offers their State’s required course to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit. All locations across the United States are also networked together with audio and visual communications, which allows students to participate in nationwide broadcast classes simultaneously.
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