Clean up the shop just a tad. Clean it and...."They will come"
Not impressed at all. I have no idea how this place is getting such glowing reviews, unless everyone else has never been to an indoor range before. First of all, the place is DIRTY. I didn't want to touch anything. The store up top is filthy, the range is filthy, with brass littering the floor, and blackened door knobs and walls that were once white. The staff acted like they were doing us a favor by helping us, and there was an entire wall of very racist, very anti-Obama stickers and printouts. Including covering the back of the cash register, just completely in your face. I understand that gun enthusiests aren't the biggest fans of democrats, but this was WAY over the line, and extremely unprofessional. It made our whole party very, very, uncomfortable. The range itself was totally ghetto, terrible ventilation, broken target lines, stacks of used targets everywhere, it was cramped, broken lights on the range, just not up to par with other indoor ranges I've been too. We won't be going back for sure, and considering the number of clean, professional, nice ranges there are here in Denver, you shouldn't go either.
Both my brother and I have purchased firearms and used the range at the Shootist. Overall, both of us have been well pleased with our purchases and have been well treated. The gun knowledge of some of the staff is not exactly 'encyclopedic', but if you are willing to do you own homework about the firearms that you are interested in, you can find better than average value there. Bottom line: good folks and good deals.
ever get the feeling buisness owners write their own review?.
Yes, this is a pretty good shop, but the praise spewing out of the face holes of the last reviewers seems to consistantly outstanding. I dunno if I go there on customer neglection day or what, but most of the time I feel un wanted in the place.
Plus the fact the reviews talk sh*t about firing line raises flags for me.
I'M NEW TO GUNS BUT I LOVE THIS SHOP. 1st off I am a new gun owner.I bought my 1st 2 guns (9mm, then a .45 from shootist pistol)within the last 3 weeks.I looked at several shops in Denver, but the shootist range staff was by far the most helpful. My girlfriend and I have only been to two ranges so far (firing line) but the shootist pistol range just feels right. As rookies, we felt very safe and comfortable there. I've found the staff to be very helpful, and even the fellow shooters are down to offer tips advice.
Great time and down to Earth people. Jon and Sherry and Donald and Christine were so helpful, pulled funny one-liners out of nowhere, and are very passionate about gun safety and knowledge. Great time to be had by all!
Great, Safe, Fun for beginners to Experts!.
Jon & Sherry were friendly, knowledgable and welcoming hosts!
We took a firearms safety course to start the evening followed up with a terrific shooting session down on the range.
The range was clean, well supervised and the staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful.
IMHO, the Shootist is well worth a visit!
Best Family Gun Range In Denver. First off I was unsure of going to any more gun ranges. After our horrible experiences, at the Firing Line in Aurora Colorado We were pleasantly surprised, by the welcoming environment. You are greeted with when you arrive at the sootiest pistol range/Gun store. This is a family run business that is run with the right attitude. Usually no wait time to go down to the gun range. The 1st visit to the Shootist I made a purchase of a nice used Browning high power .40 S/W which was priced right. The nice people here have never had an attitude other than a positive one. A attitude that they appreciate your business. We go here almost every weekend, and today was no different than any other time. The gentleman acting as the range master inquired with me twice if we need anything, or any help. 3 of us were placed on 1 lane, but the Range Master quickly let us use too lanes something we never got form the FIRING LINE other then there PO attitude. The 3 of us were always charged full rate, and stuck on one lane at the Firing line. 20 S. POTOMAC and never asked if we needed anything. For a fun and hassle free place to go this is the place I would recommend. Rate as 5 star. If you want a good range experience go to the Shootist pistol range at 2980 Galapago is a family owned range that is well lit and heated.
Best little gun store in Denver Area!. I discovered this gem of a gun store about 16 months ago after moving here from LaLa land. To date, they have been friendly, knowledgeable, and have competitive prices with the other surrounding gun stores. Their range has 10 booths, is well lit, and nicely ventilated, which is somewhat of a rare occurence, for an indoor range! Believe me, I've looked and shot at 5 of the other ranges and they could all take a lesson from this family owned and operated business!
Great family owned gun shop!.
I discovered The Shootist earlier this year while completing a CCW course. They have an excellent indoor range and I have always felt safe there when shooting, not always the case with many indoor ranges I have used in the past. They have competitive prices on their guns and probably the friendliest staff in Denver. As mentioned above, this is a family owned, run business with great customer service.
The only complaint, and a minor one, is that there is not a gunsmith on sight, but I have always been able to work my problems with the staff.
Give these good folks a try if you are looking for a gun shop.
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