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December 19, 2022

Freedom Outdoors Awarded NSSF Five-Star Range Rating

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, has awarded Freedom Outdoors, formerly known as Freedom Shooting Center, its Five-Star rating for range excellence. Five stars is the highest rating in NSSF’s star-rating system, which evaluates shooting facilities on appearance, management, shooting sports development and amenities.

Freedom Outdoors - NSSF 5 Star Range“Freedom Outdoors literally has the full package of services and staff to provide satisfying experiences to its diverse customers and keep them coming back to this top-flight range,” said Zach Snow, NSSF’s Director of Member Development. “Freedom Outdoors has made a commitment to building an excellent facility with many standout features, and is most deserving of NSSF’s Five-Star Range Rating.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized with our industries highest range rating” said Skyler Thomas, President. “It’s a testament to our management and staff to have a facility that meets the needs of today’s many different recreational shooting, hunting and personal defense firearm owners. Our range serves as a hub for all their practice, training, buying and safety needs.”

Located in the resort city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Freedom Outdoors provides customers with a wide range of services, including sales of firearms, ammunition and accessories, and a full slate of training classes in a state-of-the-art range. The range features 34 climate-controlled shooting lanes of 25 yards each.

Freedom Outdoors prides itself in providing the highest level of customer experience, making all customers feel welcome. The range is open to the public, and welcomes walk-in customers. Freedom Outdoors has created a comfortable, upscale environment so customers can hone their shooting skills, learn new disciplines and refresh themselves on matters of firearm safety and usage.

Freedom Outdoors prides itself on catering to the needs of customers of all skill levels, from expert marksman to the first-time shooter. Many who are new to shooting choose Freedom Outdoors, and all shooters can take advantage of the range’s extensive list of training classes to improve their competency and confidence. Available training course include concealed carry, multiple levels of pistol, revolver and carbine lessons, defensive shotgun and home defense, among others. Private lessons on a private range conducted by a hand selected, professional instructional staff are also available.

The retail shop offers a wide range of quality handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as leading brands of ammunition, both target loads and personal defense. A comprehensive selection of used gun and consignment sale firearms are also available. Accessories abound, including holsters, gun vaults and safes, optics and cutlery. A few of the perks of becoming a range member are the discounts on ammunition and other products, scheduling options and steep discounts for training courses. To round out the comprehensive offerings at Freedom Outdoors, the on-site armorer can make needed repairs to help keep your firearms operating at their best.

There are a host of range membership options; whether you are an occasional shooter or an avid range user, law enforcement or military, interested in a family or corporate plan, Freedom Outdoors has you covered.

Freedom Outdoors also shines in the area of special events. Their facilities are great for birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, team building or a new take on corporate events.

It’s easy to see why Freedom Outdoors has earned NSSF’s Five-Star Range designation—it’s a range that works hard to meet the needs of a growing and diverse customer base.


About NSSF
NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit 


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