GREENVILLE — If it has anything to do with outdoor sports, chances are you will find it at Magnum Sports, which opened about six weeks ago at 6227 S. Greenville Road.
The complex (to call it just a “store” is to do the place a disservice) features full lines of outdoor gear, along with practice ranges for both archery and firearms.
Owned by Kevin and Nancy Martin, Magnum Sports is a sprawling facility that is still expanding daily in terms of merchandise, events and instructional opportunities.
Magnum is currently signing up students for CCW classes, beginning Oct. 20.
The facility also offers site-in services and instructions in successful shooting techniques.
The 12-lane, 25-yard indoor gun range offers a fully automated, state-of-the-art targeting system and is capable of handling any typical handgun or rifle. Also, “shooting parties” may rent one of the ranges (six lanes each) for special events, such as birthdays or other events.
The 40-yard archery range is one of the largest in the state, if not the largest. Finally, a “techno-hunt” range gives archers real-life practice targeting on a life-sized video screen.
Business in the store’s initial weeks of operation has been very encouraging, according to Kevin.
“Things have been good,” he said. “We’ve been really busy. The gun range is up and going, we have a snack bar upstairs. We’re offering guns, archery repair and all the retail you can think of.”
Magnum also offers a world-class line of fishing supplies; poles, tackle, reels and larger items like ice fishing shanties are available.
“We have pretty much some of everything,” Nancy said.
Magnum is the first sporting goods business for the couple, though Nancy previously owned a beauty salon and Kevin operated a construction company.
Magnum is the kind of store that — if you’re any kind of outdoorsman — you’re going to want to spend some time in.
Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Beginning Oct. 10, the store will remain open until 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
“We’re going to keep going from there, so the day shift people have a chance to get in and shoot,” Kevin said.
For more information, call (616) 712-6162.