Tupelo indoor range earns national honor | Outdoors | djournal.com – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

When Greg Grissom opened Trigger Time Indoor Shooting Center five years ago, his intention was to offer a warm, comfortable atmosphere that would be attractive to novice, intermediate and master enthusiasts alike. He wanted it to be a place where state-of-the-art technology and sound, old-fashioned safety combined to foster an environment that encouraged both skills and friendships to grow. His hopes were validated recently when the range was recognized by the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation League as the nation’s 2021 Indoor Range of the Year. The honor is bestowed by the GSSF by taking into account the popular vote of members of the league who frequent the Tupelo facility and the 115 other such qualifying indoor ranges nationwide.

“That’s what makes this award so special,” Grissom said. “It’s chosen by the people who use the ranges, the people who know the ranges best. That’s what makes it such a big feather in our hat. It’s a huge accomplishment.”

In the same way the spirit of any team is defined by its individual members, the atmosphere of any gathering is determined by the warmth and welcoming nature of its participants. Members of the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation League compete in a wide variety of strata and classes designed to reach shooters of every skill level and handgun preference. Although the league members are in competition against one another, the facility’s clubhouse atmosphere is much more akin to a friendly family reunion, one that welcomes back old faces and collects new friends at each event.

“The best thing about it all is just the environment itself and the people in it,” Jason Mahaffey, of Tupelo, said. A lifelong shooter, he got involved with the GSSF League a few years ago through the encouragement of his parents’ minister.

Shooting competitions are very similar to golf in that, even though competitors are alongside one another, their only real opponent is the limitation their skill and practice put upon themselves. What one competitor does with his own target should have no impact at all on the performance of the shooter in the lane next to him. Because of the inward nature of both the drive to improve and the satisfaction of having done so, the outward expressions of both frustration and joy are easily shared and universally understood.

The GSSF League matches are held at ranges nationwide. Trigger Time hosts matches one weekend per month. Shooters enter their best two out of three performances per category per quarter and can win trophies, plaques, cash prizes, Glock firearms and Glock gear.

“A few of the regular shooters have been here a long time,” Mahaffey said, “but every time we meet, new faces come in. Some of them drive from a long way away just to check it out.”

Ranae Knapp and her husband have been driving to the Tupelo facility from their home in Moscow, Tenn., regularly for the past two years. Moscow is 20 minutes east of Collierville along Highway 57, roughly 90 minutes from Tupelo.

“We don’t have facilities like these near home,” Knapp said. “Some of our friends told us about Trigger Time, so we drove down just to check it out and loved it. Everyone is so friendly. It’s just like a big family. Even though we’re competing against each other, it’s a very warm environment.”

Trigger Time, located at 120 Air Park Rd., Tupelo, is open to the public six days a week and offers both membership deals …….

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When Greg Grissom opened Trigger Time Indoor Shooting Center five years ago, his intention was to offer a warm, comfortable atmosphere that would be attractive to novice, intermediate and master enthusiasts alike. He wanted it to be a place where state-of-the-art technology and sound, old-fashioned safety combined to foster an environment that encouraged both skills and friendships to grow. His hopes were validated recently when the range was recognized by the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation League as the nation’s 2021 Indoor Range of the Year. The honor is bestowed by the GSSF by taking into account the popular vote of members of the league who frequent…….

When Greg Grissom opened Trigger Time Indoor Shooting Center five years ago, his intention was to offer a warm, comfortable atmosphere that would be attractive to novice, intermediate and master enthusiasts alike. He wanted it to be a place where state-of-the-art technology and sound, old-fashioned safety combined to foster an environment that encouraged both skills and friendships to grow. His hopes were validated recently when the range was recognized by the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation League as the nation’s 2021 Indoor Range of the Year. The honor is bestowed by the GSSF by taking into account the popular vote of members of the league who frequent…….

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