Thursday, December 6, 2012
The new Heartland range will feature a classroom and gun rental counter.
In yesterday's poll asking Patch readers if two indoor shooting ranges were necessary in Wentzville, the answer was overwhelmingly "Yes!" Our (admittedly unscientific) poll results showed 91 percent in favor of the city's approval of site plans for new indoor shooting ranges at Heartland Guns and Ammo and at the former Burger King site on Veterans Memorial Drive. Reader Ray Antonacci said, "Let the market decide. If there are not enough gun owners and shooting enthusiest than one or both will close soon after they open. I don't think they will." Matt Meester suggested that the ranges might make Wentzville more attractive to visitors from out of town. "Anything that makes Wentzville more of a destination location . . . My opinion is the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen recently approved zoning and site plans for two new indoor shooting ranges in the city limits.
New businesses are booming in Wentzville. Along with a hotel, a clothing store and a drive-through Chinese restaurant, two new indoor shooting ranges will make Wentzville their home. READ MORE: Reaction from Wentzville Patch readers has been positive so far. Rod Hiduk said, "Great idea. All citizens need to learn to shoot safely." Rich added his comment to the story, "Great news," and Mike Allen said, "Very cool news!" On Wentzville Patch's Facebook page, links to the stories received 11 likes and prompted this comment from Gary Meissner, "Sounds like a good idea." Do you think it's a good idea, too? Vote in our poll, and tell us why you think so in the comments box below.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Board of Aldermen approved a site plan and rezoning to allow Heartland Guns and Ammo to add an indoor shooting range.
On Nov. 14, Wentzville Patch reported that the former Burger King site on Veterans Memorial Drive and Pic Parkway was going through the rezoning and approval process for Eagle Eye U.S.A. to convert the building to a gun shop and indoor shooting range. At last week's Board of Aldermen meeting, both that project and another project for an expansion of Heartland Guns and Ammo were approved, potentially giving the Wentzville area its choice of two indoor shooting ranges. Heartland plans to construct a 1,127 square-foot addition to its existing building on Luetkenhaus Boulevard for a shooting range. The owners worked with city officials to meet city standards for parking spaces and noise abatement. READ MORE: Gun Shop, Indoor Shooting Range …