Blackstone Shooting Sports

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Blackstone Shooting Sports is a new Indoor Shooting Range and Retail location in Charlotte, NC.  It’s using the very best range equipment and a new layout for selling guns.   It’s going to turn every Gun Shop Stereotype on it’s head.
Check out the website.  BlackstoneShooting.com
The name Blackstone has some history to it.  It’s named after Sir William Blackstone.  Don’t know who he is?  Our Founding Fathers did.

Robert Ferguson notes that “all our formative documents – the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the seminal decisions of the Supreme Court under John Marshall – were drafted by attorneys steeped in Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. So much was this the case that the Commentaries rank second only to the Bible as a literary and intellectual influence on the history of American institutions”.

Sir William Blackstone should be studied by our current Government Officials.    Blackstone’s influence on the second amendment can not be ignored.   Blackstone Shooting Sports aims at being just as influential on the future of the second amendment.

This is why my postings have been rather sparse lately. This is why I moved to the Charlotte area… to be a part of Blackstone.

15 thoughts on “Blackstone Shooting Sports”

  1. Is there a sufficient customer base in that area to support an operation that expensive?
    Geoff
    Who notes a less ambitious outfit here in Jax is making some questionable decisions. IMHO.

    1. Oh yes. We see that customer base out of our front windows. Charlotte’s Uptown area.

  2. Interesting. Seems like an expensive gamble, given the competition (CSA and Hyatt spring to mind immediately) but perhaps there’s a niche. Only time will tell, I guess.

    Regardless, congrats on finding employment again and best of luck with the new job! Must be kind of nice to be behind the counter again.

    1. Not a Gamble. Hyatt is great, but no range… and we’re 12 minutes from Uptown. (timed) The nitch is there is no range servicing Uptown for one. Many other reasons. The location is fantastic. Easy to get to. I just love it.

  3. Charlotte is a large banking center so there is no shortage of money but my only “gripe” with Blackstone is that their main clientele is the wealthy types. The VIP membership is 2 grand a year with a 500.00 initiation fee and if you want to use the lounge that seems to be your only option. The hourly range rate (20.00/hr) is what I would pay for a full day in my area (3 hours from Charlotte) but it being the city it’s probably par for the course. I definitely can’t afford to shoot there but hopefully they won’t be charging anywhere near MSRP in their retail shop. I’m sure that working there you would pull in a damn good salary but for the average consumer the jury is still out. JMO.

    1. The prices are pretty On Par with the other ranges around here. The VIP is different, but then again, this is the only VIP type like this in the region. There are other ranges in other regions that have VIP club levels like this – like Colonial Shooting Academy in Richmond – but Blackstone’s smokes Colonial. Our VIP area is what, 4 times the size, more plush, open, and flat out a nicer place to be than Colonial’s.

    2. my only “gripe” with Blackstone is that their main clientele is the wealthy types.

      Why do you hate capitalism?

      The VIP membership is 2 grand a year with a 500.00 initiation fee. . .The hourly range rate (20.00/hr). . .I definitely can’t afford to shoot there

      A market operating via its price structure caters to those with the ability to pay.

      for the average consumer

      If a profit can be made catering to what you call “the wealthy types”, why should a business care about what you call “the average consumer”?

      1. Please delete the above comment. I forgot to include a close-blockquote tag.

    3. my only “gripe” with Blackstone is that their main clientele is the wealthy types.

      Why do you hate capitalism?

      The VIP membership is 2 grand a year with a 500.00 initiation fee. . .The hourly range rate (20.00/hr). . .I definitely can’t afford to shoot there

      A market operating via its price structure caters to those with the ability to pay.

      for the average consumer

      If a profit can be made catering to what you call “the wealthy types”, why should a business care about what you call “the average consumer”?

  4. Great News,
    Wishing you much success. It’s great you are going to get to share your knowledge and experience and passion.

  5. Would like to take a look but…. used to drive through Charlotte on a regular basis but the grand kids moved back to Florida. Still, happy for you and your family. I hope it’s a success.

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