My first impression on entering the building was that this place is big! They have a spacious showroom with plenty for any gun or bow enthusiast to look at. The staff was friendly and got me signed in quickly. Since it was my first visit, I had to give them some info and watch a range safety video. It took me about 15 minutes to get to the line.
The shooting line is where this place is going to set itself apart. The room is large, with 9 shooting lanes. It is well lit, and very well ventilated. The lanes themselves are clean and easy to use once you've had your orientation. The controls for running targets back and forth are all digital, with distances measured in 1/2 yard increments. You can run targets back to 25 yards.
I had taken the day off to run some errands that just can't seem to get themselves done after school, so I was the only one on the line. A staff member checked in on me frequently, and complimented me on my shooting (I'll bet you say that to all the shooters...). He even helped me sweep up and collect brass to take with me.
Word is they will be starting up some leagues and IDPA shooting after the first of January.
If you haven't made it down yet, I recommend Big Shots. I'm still a fan of The Lincoln Ikes Club, but for those really cold days I'll be heading back down to see the folks at Big Shots.
I'm also a pretty big fan of Randy at Thunder Alley. Sure it isn't all modern like Big Shots, but you walk in there and feel like they are glad you came and has had more time to establish itself as a community of shooters. They host a lot of great events too. You can't go wrong with either place.
Thunder Alley website is HERE
Big Shots website is HERE