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Published April 23, 2014, 06:26 PM

A one of a kind shooting range is opening in West Fargo

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A State of the art, and one of a kind facility, is about to open its doors in West Fargo.

By: Brian Abel, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A State of the art, and one of a kind facility, is about to open its doors in West Fargo.

And if you're a fan of exercising your second amendment rights... you're going to love this place.

It looks more like AREA51 than West Fargo, and with the technology inside, you might actually think you're at a secret military base.

"it's one of a kind"

You even have to go underground to get to it. And though you might find some military men here, As well as surveillance: It's actually West Fargo's newest shooting range.... Designed specifically for Rifles.

The Fred Scheel Memorial Rifle Range is one of a kind. The Red River Regional Marksmanship Center president says as far as he knows... It's the only underground and indoor public rifle range in the United States.

And it shares technology with world class facilities. The targets being used at the range are the same used in the Olympics. With sound sensors feeding the location of where the bullet hit back to a monitor next to the shooter.

"built in Norway"

I decided to harness my inner James Bond and take a few shots myself with a 22-250 and don't worry, if anything went wrong; they have some technology for that, an all ceasefire switch.

Turns out, I'm not that bad.

And one of my favorite parts about the facility is most of the work was done by volunteers, contributing over 700 hours.

If you want to try and one up me, the grand opening is this Friday at 3pm.

I might have to take you up on that Mr. Abel. Another amazing feature of the range - The LED lights for the entire facility uses less power than an average toaster, so it's eco-friendly as well.

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