Aimpoint’s Sportsman Shooting Center (SSC)-the United States’ first indoor hunting shooting center-opened Sept. 21, 2013 at Grapevine, Texas. SSC provides the opportunity for shooters to practice on dynamic hunting scenarios inside an air-conditioned, live-fire cinema range using their own rifles and ammunition. The center includes a 100-yard sighting tunnel and an interactive simulator. Patrons are also offered the option of renting Blaser R8 rifles, and Norma ammunition is available for purchase in all major hunting calibers. Aimpoint sights will be offered as well.
Laser-based shooting simulators present Annual Meetings attendees a fun way to get in some trigger time with high-tech equipment now used by military and LE trainers.
These days you can see more red-dot sights on rifles at the range than irons, but it wasn’t always so. Forty years ago, when Aimpoint debuted the world’s first red-dot sight with its “Electronic,” there was no shortage of critics who claimed the battery-powered device had no place on the firing line, though.
From the May 1978 American Rifleman: Optical sights which present an illuminated dot on the same visual plane as the target image are not new. Examples, other than the Aimpoint, are the Oxford Gunsight and the Weaver Quik-Point which were discussed earlier in the American Rifleman.