The largest gun store and shooting range in Tennessee, Buds Gun Shop & Range, is having its grand opening the weekend of October 17, 2014. The 43,000 square-foot Buds Gun Shop & Range represents a large investment in the local economy and has created more than 30 new jobs.
Buds Gun Shop & Range includes a 20,000 square foot retail store and a 23,000 square foot indoor shooting range with 25 lanes.
One of America’s largest gun store/shooting ranges, Buds Gun Shop & Range stocks an enormous number of firearm lines and accessories (including Beretta, Browning, Colt, Kimber, Remington, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Taurus and many more) and will soon offer a full range of classes and educational offerings.
Travis Ferguson, the General Manager of Buds Gun Shop & Range, said the new business is drawing sportsmen and enthusiasts from all parts of the Southeast United States and is quickly becoming another major tourist destination for visitors to the Smoky Mountain Region.
“The proximity to Interstate 40 and Interstate 75 for Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities is perfect ̶ and we get the added benefit of the tourists traveling the Winnfield-Dunn Parkway to and from the Smoky Mountains,” Ferguson said.
“There is really no place in Tennessee better-suited for Buds Gun Shop & Range. With more than 10 million annual visitors to the Smoky Mountains, we look forward to letting people from all over the nation experience the Buds philosophy.”
Climate-controlled shooting stalls at Bud’s Gun Shop & Range feature exclusive details including oversize, private 9-foot by 8-foot stalls, leather-topped gun and ammo tables, custom beveled sound absorbing and deflecting materials, LCD information screens, state of the art retrieval systems, spot and target-view LED lighting, drop acoustic ceilings, and even real rock finish on each stall. Each lane is 25-yards long and includes an automatic Mancom retrieval system.
The reinforced 1/2-inch AR500 steel construction of the Fusion Targets bullet chambers make virtually any carry-friendly firearm possible for practice at Buds. Bullet proof windows framed by triple-enforced sound absorbing material allow for additional viewing from the showroom, and the wood-paneled shelving behind the stalls give members the ultimate experience in shooting luxury and functionality. Add temperature controlled clean air, and it’s easy to see why the range at Bud’s Gun Shop is the new benchmark for the shooting enthusiast’s complete experience.
The Buds Gun Shop & Range building underwent a multi-million dollar top-to-bottom renovation this summer. The architectural firm Dean Builds designed the new Buds store and Fusion Targets designed the Buds shooting range.
The retail portion of Buds Gun Shop & Range opened over the summer and the entire 25-lane range opens this weekend. Buds Gun Shop & Range features:
– The largest selection of rifles, handguns, shotguns and used firearms in Tennessee
– The largest selection of ammunition and shooting accessories in Tennessee
– Highly-trained sales personnel who are experts on all types of firearms
– Full line of Beretta apparel, accessories and firearms
– Range features 25 climate-controlled lanes with LED lighting and auto retrieval
– A comprehensive selection of classes and training courses for all ages (coming soon)
– A shooting simulator for indoor target practice (for children and adults)
– Large inventory of high-quality used firearms
– Ranges feature oversized 9-foot by 8-foot stalls with leather-topped gun/ammo tables
– A complete line of gun safes in all sizes
– Complete lines of Benchmade, Quartermaster and Beretta knives
“Buds Gun Shop & Range is a must-see for outdoorsmen, shooting enthusiasts and anyone interested in firearms,” Ferguson said. “People come in here to see if we have one item and end up staying all afternoon – it’s that kind of store with that kind of atmosphere.”
The Grand Opening of Buds Gun Shop & Range will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 17 with a ceremony and press conference. The new Buds Gun Shop & Range is located at 2270 Two Rivers Road just off Winnfield Dunn Parkway and only minutes from Exit 407 on Interstate 40. For more information, visit www.BudsGunShopTN.com.