(Cody, Wyo.) - Guns of the mountain man, weapons of the Civil War, the Gatling gun...each piece contains a part of American History. For our gun and history enthusiasts out there, you know what we're talking about. Likely you've thought, "I wish I could actually shoot one of these guns." Now, with the Cody Firearms Experience
can. They're opening the doors to the community tomorrow, Friday, April 22.
When you step into the building, you'll be greeted by friendly staff and
the smell of fresh paint. Immediately you'll be drawn to the left wall
which is wrapped in a display of replica western guns ranging from the
Lewis and Clark to Buffalo Bill eras. Alongside each gun is a story around
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Range Manager, Jeff Frichette gave us a tour of the building, which is
somewhat still in the works, and said, "We think this is going to be a
great thing for tourists and locals alike."
In the first 2-4 weeks, locals can bring their own guns, shoot in the range
and participate in the replica gun smoke packages. Tourists will be able to
partake in gun smoke packages only. Once Yellowstone National Park opens
there will be only gun smoke opportunities available.
The 25 yard range includes 7 lanes, and safety is a big component to CFE's
mission. According to their website, "Each visitor will work with a trained
instructor, who not only puts the firearms in a historical perspective, but
also guides the visitor through safety procedures and practices for all
firearms. Next, visitors move to a state-of-the-art firing range where,
under the close supervision of their personal instructor, they actually
fire a gun for many, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
In addition, there is a theme park style western shooting arcade called
"Critter Town" to provide fun for the kids and families!
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Cody Fire Arms Experience will be open year round. In the Fall, 4-H kids
will be using the range. During the winter months there will be Hunter's
Safety Courses and other classes available. High-end optics and clothing
will also be available for retail.
Learn more on their website and facebook
*Above photo: h/t Cody Firearms Experience
facebook page /
*Feature photo: Range Manager, Jeff Frichette / Pitchengine Communities*
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