An Eco Shooting Range? Yup, Looks Like It

A “green” indoor firing range? Such a thing does indeed exist, and soon, it appears, it may exist in the form of a $2.9 million Anti-Terrorism Tactical Training Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

GreenHouse Holdings and Hinds Community College recently signed a letter of intent to construct and manage a facility that would provide local law enforcement personnel with a training center and indoor firing range, which both parties envision as providing a best practices model for such facilities in small cities and towns across the country.

Outdoor firing ranges, according to GreenHouse Holdings, have detrimental environmental impact due to lead seepage from bullets into the ground. GreenHouse’s indoor Tactical Training System makes use of the company’s sustainable bullet trapping system, capable of containing 7.62 caliber rounds at a maximum distance of 30 meters.


image via GreenHouse

The range will feature twelve lanes of fire with pneumatic turning target systems and two wheelchair accessible lanes; it is expected to see use by the United States Marine Corps, National Park Service, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Alcohol Law Enforcement, Mississippi Department of Corrections, the Coast Guard and other fire and rescue departments.

Hinds Community College has offered GreenHouse a sweet deal by agreeing to lease the land for the 11,000 square foot training center at a cost of $1.00 per year for fifteen years, but the project remains subject to the execution of a definitive agreement.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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