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New Gun Range Comes to Kennesaw

The 23,000 square foot facility is set to open just in time for the 2011 holiday season.

In a city known as "Guntown, USA" for a law requiring residents to own and maintain a firearm, it's only fitting that a new firing range is coming to town.

The Kennesaw Gun Club and Range is set to open around the 2011 holiday season and will be the city’s only in-town firing range.

The club is expanding from its first location, the Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, to the city of Kennesaw, where $3.8 million will go into transforming 23,000 square feet into 21 lanes and three separate ranges, including one for tactical shooting with moving targets.

The facility will be located at the intersection of Kennesaw Due West Road and Cobb Parkway.

Club co-founders and sisters Cara Workman and Robyn Workman Marzullo said they wanted to provide a safe facility for hobbyists, hunters and those interested in self-protection to practice shooting and safe gun-handling without having to travel miles outside the city limits.

The sisters also said they wanted to create a space where women could feel comfortable.

“Women especially will benefit from learning at the range,” said Marzullo. “Many women buy guns for protection but don’t know how to use them.”

“We are very pleased that the Sandy Springs Gun Club chose our community for its newest location," said Bob Fox, the city's Director of Economic Development. "The club will have a very positive impact on the economy offering the highest quality facility and service. Kennesaw is a safe, welcoming community with a proven respect for responsible gun ownership, so the club will be a great addition.”

Kennesaw Police Chief William Westenberger added, “I’ve had a chance to visit the Sandy Springs location and was very impressed and excited to have the gun club coming to the Kennesaw community.”

The range will offer individual, family and corporate memberships. Other facilities will include a members-only lounge complete with leather furniture, card tables, plasma TVs and Wi-Fi, a classroom equipped with a Firearms Training Simulator and a retail counter offering a variety of firearms and accessories available for purchase.

Additionally, the venue will be available for rental for private parties and corporate events. 

Justin Watson July 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Learn basic grammar, then we'll upgrade you to guns ;)
Dwight Aker September 19, 2011 at 08:32 PM
Outstanding news! Does anyone know when and/or where we can sign up?
Donna Espy-Rypel September 19, 2011 at 08:58 PM
Dwight - The latest update we have is that they still plan to open by the end of the year. For more info, call the Sandy Springs Gun Club at 770-394-4867.
Gene Camp February 14, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Great news. This will be a facility and necessary for all who have to qualify at the range every year.
Bridget Snyder April 19, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Have they opened yet in Kennesaw?

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