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Shooting Industry December 2012 - Page 26

Outdoor Outdoor marketplace The Range At Lake Norman Earns Five Star Rating J.K. Autry T he Range at Lake Norman in North Carolina is the first range in the state to receive the Five Star designation from NSSF. To make the honor even more distinctive, the facility earned its Five Star status in its first full year of operation — faster than any other Five Star range currently holding the title. “It is an honor to be recognized as a top range,” said Tricia Sisson, co-owner and CEO of The Range at Lake Norman. “We have a highly trained, dedicated staff and a clean, inviting facility. Our customers continuously tell us the range is beautiful, and our people are the friendliest, most helpful in the industry. We are so pleased the NSSF has recognized the effort our staff puts into the day-to-day operation of the range, the newest and most technologically advanced facility in the Charlotte region.” Trish Stukbauer, co-owner, touted the range’s emphasis on serving the customer. “It’s an incredible feeling to be the first Five Star range in North Carolina,” Stukbauer said. “We pride ourselves on providing the ultimate customer entertainment experience, and that obviously showed through to the evaluators from the NSSF. We will continue to strive to make every guest experience an enjoyable and memorable one, and provide the best customer service of any retail establishment in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area.” Sisson and Stukbauer are finely tuned to the needs of their customers. In addition to hosting a wide variety of firearm and self-defense classes — from concealed carry and advanced concealed carry to NSSF’s First Shots — the range also hosts Ladies Night on the last Tuesday of every month. This signature event goes hand-in-hand with regular promotions geared toward female The Range at Lake Norman has received high praise for its customer service, which contributed to its Five Star rating by NSSF. shooters, like a Bersa 380 Breast Cancer Edition giveaway during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The Range at Lake Norman, which opened in October 2011, offers an extensive array of firearms for sale, along with services; 15 state-of-the-art firearms lanes, six of which are rifle rated up to .50 BMG; and expert gunsmithing services. The facility also boasts the only commercially owned firearms training simulator in the Southeast, spacious classroom space and a professionally decorated members’ lounge. For more information, visit Mossberg Announces Spring Turkey Promotion ossberg is teaming with Mossy Oak and ThermaCELL for its 2013 Spring Turkey Gun promotion. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mossberg turkey gun will receive a free Turkey Thugs decoy or ThermaCELL Mosquito Repeller. More than 55 Mossberg turkey guns qualify for the promotion, including the new Flex 500 Turkey/ Defense Combo. Mossy Oak’s Mrs. Mom Upright Hen Turkey Decoy features rubber construction that flexes for easy storage and transport. The ThermaCELL Mosquito Repeller is portable and cordless, providing up to 98-percent effectiveness in a 15-foot radius. The promotion runs from Feb. 11 to May 26. Counter cards and coupon pads are available for dealers. Mossberg says advertising, along with information on its website, will be designed to drive consumers into Mossberg dealer stores. Dealers should contact their distributors for additional information and to request promotional materials. Also, visit M #55113 FLEX™ 500® Turkey/Defense Combo with LPA™ Trigger Home Defense Barrel FREE! #85265 930™ Turkey – Pistol Grip #62339 835® Ulti-Mag® Turkey THUGS™ Red Dot Combo #50495 510 Mini™ Super Bantam™ Turkey THUGS™ #45229 535 ATS™ Turkey THUGS™ with LPA™ Trigger ® Tuffsteel Launches Dealer Program T uffsteel is expanding its business to retail stores, after manufacturing and selling target stands to the military and state and local government for 10 years. The company has launched a new dealer program, with orders sent to dealers via FedEx LTL Freight services. “We have the ability to brand the stands with your store name and, in many cases, your logo,” said Ken Kalef, Tuffsteel sales manager. “If you want to stock your store with one of the best target stands available that is made here in America, call me at (970) 513-9371.” You can also email Kalef at Also, visit and click “Dealer Info.” Continued on page 28 • NEW BUSINESS YEAR SUPER ISSUE 2013 26 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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