21 Gun Salute Range®
The Parma Armory 21 Gun Salute Range® elevates our staff’s friendly and expert service even further, and ends long waits for a shooting lane, even at the highest peak times.
Winter 2017: The plan was only a concept.
2018: The plan was only a drawing.
Spring 2019: The drawing became reality
21 Gun Salute Range®
Welcome To The Future Of Shooting
Walking into Parma Armory’s 40,000 square foot building, one can feel the military presence, its strength, and the “American way.”
The grand front entrance doors are no longer used, in favor of the more convenient entrance closest to the parking lot, which accommodates up to 250 vehicles.
Just through this entrance, the first of two Parma Armory gun shops is on your right, and the 5 Star Gun Range™ is inside the first door on the left.
Beyond that you find the front entrance foyer, with its imposing entry into the first of three sound-deadening rooms that give you access to gun store #2 (rental shop and ammo sales) as well as to the staging area where you don eye and ear protection before crossing over the floating-ammo-brass floor to open the final door into the 11 lower lanes of the Parma Armory 21 Gun Salute Range®.
Upon entering, many visitors describe their first impression as “an amazing step into the future of firearms training.”
The 10-lane top tier of this double-deck range — easily accessed by a stairway from the front entrance foyer– is further proof that you have entered a world of indoor shooting beyond your expectations.
You may never want to shoot at any other indoor range again!
Parma Armory 21 Gun Salute Range® features the high tech Meggitt Training Systems
With 26 lanes (11 down and 10 up), the Parma Armory 21 Gun Salute Range® is a game-changer that will end the long wait for shooting lanes in Northeast Ohio.
Over 100,000 pounds of recycled crushed GranTex rubber media in the Meggitt GranTrap™ stop and hold bullets virtually intact. This minimizes broken lead particles and averts lead and jacket back splatter, which further improves air quality. Due to the porous nature of GranTex media, the sound of rounds entering the media is almost non-existent (compared to steel plates), ensuring a much quieter range experience.
From the lower deck you can safely see targets used by shooters on the upper deck. All steel supports and tracks are angled to direct ricochets away from the shooters.
Wide shooting stalls are as beautiful as they are functional and safe. Steel behind the wood will stop any round allowed to be shot on this range. Wide top and bottom shelves provide space for all your stuff.
From the upper deck you can safely see targets used by shooters on the lower deck. Bullets fired from both the upper and lower decks are captured by the down-angled steel and crushed-rubber back wall.
With room for two people in each wide shooting stall, assistance or instruction from a Range Officer, and supervising or coaching a family member or friend is comfortable and convenient.
Dale Rzucidlo, Parma Armory Lead Instructor and Store Manager, shows a guest how easy it is to select whatever type of target training she wants at any time.
Because target lighting originates from within the target XWT target carrier, lighting management can be set differently on each lane. Here we see bright red and blue distraction lighting, along with medium and low lights.
This is only one of many different screens available on the wireless programmable Lane Controller. Users can select preset target distances or enter custom distances. Targets can be set to move towards the shooter to practice stopping an advancing threat, or targets can be set to simulate a threat retreating while firing at you. Targets can also be mounted with “good-guy” and “bad-guy” back-to-back and be rapidly reversed to practice shoot/don’t shoot decisions. Light levels are widely adjustable to simulate day and night situations, and blue, red and white flashing lights simulate crime scene police encounters.
Shooting with distraction lighting prepares you for real-life circumstances you might never practice without the unique Meggitt Target System on the Parma Armory 21 Gun Salute Range®