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Address: 3750 Flagg Ln, Lake Mary, FL 32746-5400
Phone Number:
+1 407-391-3915
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Gander Mountain Academy is the first-and-only firearms facility to offer...

Gander Mountain Academy is the first-and-only firearms facility to offer this life-like simulation technology to the public. Experience our fully immersive simulators that are so cutting-edge and lifelike that until now they've only been available to military and law enforcement agencies. We believe that the right to use and bear firearms comes with a serious responsibility to be educated and safe. With our highly experienced instructors, unmatched training technologies, and a learning environment where all skill levels are welcome. For virtual range or simulator use, you don't need to bring anything. If you plan to use the live-fire range or take, you'll need to bring your firearm, hearing and eye protection, and plenty of ammunition.

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Handgun Fundamentals

We took the handgun fundamentals class to become more comfortable with guns. The class is four hours & teaches you everything you need to know about guns. The class goes over all... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Debra C
Kissimmee, Florida
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Lake Mary, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be aware of the current company's financial status. I am not sure of the certainty of any future commitments.

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Sanford, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you are new to shooting or are trying to introduce a new shooter this is NOT the place. They are very stressful and will intimidate most. I am a combat veteran and extremely experienced shooter. I really hate when I come across ranges like these. With overly intense range guides it makes people really on edge. I really think... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had gone to several Gander stores in an attempt to use a gift card I received. The stores did not carry the product I was seeking however they suggested placing an order. I did that - and later learned that because of their bankruptcy filing they had to renegotiate with vendors like 5.11 so EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD MY... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We took the handgun fundamentals class to become more comfortable with guns. The class is four hours & teaches you everything you need to know about guns. The class goes over all the working parts of different guns, history, how to safely handle them & simulations firing at the end. Our instructor Mike has an extensive military background & was... More 

Thank Debra C
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on our way home from our cruise. Had a ton of fun and wish there was one closer to home.

Thank Aaron M
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We signed up for Fundamentals. Our instructor was Mike and he was amazing. He was knowledgeable, comedic and relatable. Being a non handgun owner, I wanted a course that made me at ease around handguns and this course delivered. If you're looking for a class that teaches you about handguns from A to Z, this class is for you.

Thank Andrea H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My 17yo son and I did the virtual range and the 180' virtual experience. Both were extremely fun and offered a nice challenge. There are programs in the 180' experience that offer quite a bit of healthy competition. We really enjoyed our time here. After watching the introductory safety video (in their awesome leather chairs) we went back, were shown... More 

Thank PineappleEm
Ohio City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did the 300 degree simulation. It was a great experience. We learned a lot. It's very different presented with real scenarios rather than just shooting at still targets. You use a regular size AirGun similar to a Glock 22. Staff was helpful and friendly. We don't have a simulator close to where we live. So glad we took advantage... More 

Thank W42
Lake Mary, Florida
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Gander Mountain Academy is a very professionally run and safe shooting range, learning center and virtual Center. The Academy provides classes for first time gun owners and advanced classed for those interested in concealed weapons, gun safety etc. Their staff is mostly all retired military or law enforcement. The staff is knowledgeable, stresses safety and ready to help in any... More 

Thank Scott G
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We planned an afternoon at the range. Gander mountain academy is an experience. These people know their stuff. If you are a first timer you need to watch a safety video on gun safety. Their ranges are above and beyond anything I've ever seen (considering I am from Puerto Rico) great price $25 for an hour, super safe protocols and... More 

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