NASCAR Fans Shoot AR-15s And Glock 17s At The Bass Pro Shops NRA Bristol Night Race—And No One Gets Hurt

by
posted on August 31, 2016
oc_a1fd_nramobilerange_main_8-30.jpg

While NASCAR’s contact sport of hurtling metal and smoking rubber circles America’s racetracks, another experience of music, food, drink and commerce swirls outside the arenas. Every weekend, tens of thousands of race fans arrive early (and stay up late), swarming the surrounding Fan Zone while eating, drinking and buying every conceivable consumer product with a driver on it.

We know what you’re thinking: “Why hasn’t anyone put a tactical shooting range right in the middle of that?” 

You’ll be happy to know that the National Rifle Association heard your cry. Last week’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in Bristol, Tenn., featured the NRA Mobile Tactical Range Experience, NASCAR’s first-ever Fan Zone shooting range. Fans lined up at this 11,000-square-foot, five-lane temporary range to shoot AR-15s and Glock 17s under the supervision of NRA-trained instructors. All firearms had been altered to fire revolutionary low-velocity training ammunition from Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM), a pioneer in alternative training ammo for the military and law enforcement markets. UTM replaces bolts, barrels and magazines with custom blue components that only accept, and fire, UTM training rounds. 

Click through the gallery to see how this first-of-its-kind shooting experience played out—right in the middle of NASCAR’s premier playground.

Latest

48788736523 E00ce2bca6 K
48788736523 E00ce2bca6 K

So the D.C. Police Department Came Under ATF Scrutiny

Recent reports found that the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, as the District’s sole FFL, came under scrutiny from the ATF.

The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Biden is Pushing This Scheme Forward in a Big Way

Biden is doubling down on pushing one of his preferred policies.

Here’s What AI Says About Gun Control

While the old saying “garbage in, garbage out” has been around a lot longer than AI, it seems to be an especially poignant way to describe AI concerning politics and gun control.

The Armed Citizen® April 5, 2024

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Shooting Sports USA, NRA’s Competitive Shooting Journal

Over the past four decades, Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal, has been on the firing line, bringing news, match results and more to our readers.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.