Hey Ksac , that new gun range on 65 has been so packed everyday I can't get in to check it out .I have been wanting to to give you a heads up.
I went by there Saturday afternoon. Kids are gone to church camp this weekend and the wife wanted to go to Green Hills Mall, so when we got out of there I went to Nashville Armory. I'd say don't let the parking lot fool you; It was packed when I go there, and I even had to park at the Krav Maga place next door, but when I went inside it was not very crowded in the showroom at all. Everybody was in the shooting ranges....and I mean everybody. I smell trouble coming for them soon with the amount of non-shooters they had wandering around in there, taking pictures, talking, etc. It did not look to be very controlled to me. Nevertheless, the show room had quite a few pistol and several AR's, AK's, a SCAR, several shotguns, etc... but not really a lot. The mount them horizontal on the wall to look like they've got a lot, but I'd say less than a hundred long arms on the wall. They had probably a dozen different display stands littered throughout the store with their T-shirts and polo shirts on them, and another half dozen with just holsters on them. Overall, it's a nice place, but $20/hr to shoot is 2X what the gun ranges here charge, and their inventory needs to be built up. That, and there must have been 20 employees in there; their payroll has to be up there right now, but I didn't see enough sales going on to justify it. But, I guess at $20/hr on the range and all 16 lanes full, they're making a haul on range fees.
BTW, you're right, it was a beotch to get to it. You have to exit Armory, then jump on Hardison to swing down onto Powell, go up to Sidco, then onto Kenilwood. It's not evident at all, there's no signs anywhere, etc. Even then when we got to Powell there was a head on crash right there that ended up slamming into the concrete barriers at that business directly across the intersection, so we had to exit onto Powell north, then u-turn to go on Powell South, and the popo was not amused at all by that. He had such a sheot face I could almost smell it, but he was working the wreck and couldn't really do anything about it.
Spent the rest of the day knocking back beers at the Second Fiddle.....that's always worth it.