Georgia’s Shot Spot Range Earns NSSF’s Five-Star Rating for Excellence

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Shot Spot range and retail, located in Carrollton, Georgia, has earned the organization’s highest Five-Star rating for business excellence.

Shot Spot’s 18,000-square-foot facility in Carrollton, founded in 2014, is a little more than 50 miles west of Atlanta not far from the Alabama state line. The pristine indoor range features 19 lanes, including eight at 15 yards for static handgun use, eight at 25 yards for dynamic handgun, rifle and shotgun use and three dedicated 100-yard rifle lanes. All are completely computer controlled and backed by a high-performance ventilation and HVAC system for customer ease and comfort. The range is supported by a robust rental firearms program, a thriving retail center, on-site competition and firearms training class offerings that run the gamut from basic safety instruction to advanced tactical seminars. A variety of membership packages designed to meet everyone’s needs and budgets, gunsmithing services along with an onsite bakery and café all work together to provide an exceptional customer experience for the community’s active target-shooting constituency.

“Shot Spot crosses all the ‘t’s” and dots all the ‘i’s,’” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “This is range that has gone the extra mile to make itself a destination for area target shooters and competitors, and the foot traffic it experiences clearly shows those efforts have paid off. We’re more than pleased to welcome the Shot Spot team into the Star-Rating family as a Five-Star Range.”

“Shot Spot is thrilled to be welcomed into the ranks of Five Star ranges,” said John Paulk, Shot Spot’s owner. “We are committed to providing our community a facility that allows target shooting in a welcoming, clean and, above all, safe environment. Our goal is to encourage interest and education in the sport through our highly informed and highly trained staff. Thank you to the NSSF for its recognition of our commitment to quality and safety.”

NSSF’s highly respected Star-Rating Range Program works to encourage ranges of all sizes and locations to excel. Applying for rating requires completing a comprehensive questionnaire and a business owner self-evaluation of the facilities, staff, community outreach and other criteria. Ranges that appear to meet the criteria for Four- or Five-Star rating receive an onsite evaluation by NSSF staff. NSSF Member ranges that meet a Three-Star rating are recognized for being a part of the Star-Rating range family and are provided guidance to improve their facilities and achieve the higher two ratings. For more information, including instructions on how to apply for NSSF’s Star-Rating Range Program, contact Zach Snow at


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