“There’s something new happening in Five Points. The nondescript red-brick building at Washington Street and 24th Avenue is now home to a “virtual” gun range, what co-owner Wanda James says may be the first Black-owned shooting and training business in the city.
Traditional gun ranges, where people fire live rounds, aren’t allowed in Denver. That’s why 17 Seventy Armory and Gun Club uses lasers. Customers can bring their own firearms into the space, unloaded, and stick a fancy infrared cartridge into the chamber. A camera system picks up the shot, sometimes just for target practice and sometimes in interactive games. There’s no recoil in dry fire like this, but instructors here say it’s still important practice for people who haven’t spent a lot of time with a finger on a trigger.”
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Beaty, Kevin. Denverite 21 October 2020.