GTI Legion in SC. It's a decommissioned nuclear decommissioning facility.Yep. It’s called Arena Training Facility now. The last several times I taught this course it was down there. Problem is, it’s costs me a lot more money to run the course down there. Range rental costs are several times more, I have to drive 6 hours round trip, pay for all that diesel fuel I burn, and pay for my lodgings and food. All of that gets added into the cost of the course.
Another good thing about the facility in Powder Springs is that, because it’s so close to me, it’s easy for to go out there in the weeks before the course and stage supplies and props. With all the room that the doors, windows, and windshields take up, it would be difficult for me to haul them down to Arena for the course, which is why I never did those drills down there.
Arena has the benefits of longer distances to shoot, and the ability to shoot after dark. We’re looking at extending the range in Powder Springs a little bit, and at the next course on December 19-20 we will shoot 1 or 2 lowlight portions as it gets dark earlier that time of the year.