Bryan and Jacquelyn Clark want to change the way people think about shooting ranges.
The couple has been recreational shooters for many years, but when they moved to west Jefferson County they discovered a severe lack of places for enthusiasts to practice.
That’s not the case anymore, with the opening of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center on Feb. 6. The range is located at 12015 W. Cedar Drive.
The $4 million, 20,000 square-foot facility features 14 shooting lanes, a tactical shooting bay, virtual training simulator and around 4,500 square-feet of retail space.
The goal of Bristlecone is to bring a high-end shooting range to the area — something that many people may not be familiar with.
“We partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to do market research for us and we started looking at communities and liked Lakewood a lot,” Jacquelyn explained. “We also hired a range development consultant to help build the range to the right specifications.”
The couple put thought into every aspect of the design, and worked with DCB Construction, Meggitt Training Systems and Carey’s Small Arms Ventilation to provide the most comfortable experience possible at Bristlecone.