The Outpost Armory has announced a 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art firearms range, training facility and retail store expansion, projected to open in winter of 2016.
Chris Barrett, founder and owner of both Outpost Armory locations, announced that the range will be available exclusively to members of the National Rifle Association.
"Firearms have been my family's business and passion for as long as I can remember,” said Barrett. “And for longer than I have been alive, forces have conspired to take away our God given right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.” Barrett continued, “For years, the National Rifle Association of America has been first and most effective at defending those rights. The NRA's 5 million members defend the freedoms of over 50 million gun owners. I want to use this range to help the NRA double its membership to 10 million members."
The Outpost Armory will offer NRA memberships at the range, with all proceeds going to the NRA. General Manager Butch Stanford opened the original Outpost Armory and will be responsible for both locations. "We are working with the NRA to streamline membership verification and sales. Our system will track member status and even send renewal reminders prior to membership expiration," Stanford said.
The new location at 215 West Castle Street in the heart of Murfreesboro's business and dining district will feature the company's second fully stocked firearms store in addition to the range and training facilities. It will also offer "The Barrett Experience," the opportunity to fire the .50 BMG Barrett Model 82/M107, recently recognized as official state rifle of Tennessee. Rentals of other modern and vintage firearms for on-site use will also be available.
The original Outpost Armory, located at Exit 89 just off I-24, offers over 6,000 square feet of guns, gear and experts, including "Outpost Select" vintage, collectible and unique firearms hand selected by Stanford and Barrett.