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Midland City Council Approves Zoning, Permit For Indoor Gun Range

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

SK Arms is one step closer to their six-year dream of an indoor shooting range.

On Tuesday, the Midland City Council approved a change in zoning and a specific use permit for the range.

The proposed gun range will be off of spring park drive, east of big spring street and is estimated to cost $8 million dollars.

This will be the first indoor gun range for midland.

We're told the range will provide for educational opportunities, provided by off-duty law enforcement officers.

"West Texas people are gun enthusiasts, both for hunting and for sport purposes. With Texas becoming an open carry state, we feel like there is a lot of opportunity for education," said Robert Rendall, Land Use Consultant.

There will be a second reading next week for further approval.

After that, the city will submit a building permit for the building.

Once those plans are reviewed, contracts for construction of the building will begin.

The new indoor gun range is expected to be completed by Summer 2016.

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