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Whiskey 5 – 37 PSR Gun Club

SSD’s Whiskey 5 is a recurring feature that asks industry organizations, “Who, What, Where, When, and Why?” It’s a column intended to give you a more in-depth look at those manufacturers, trainers and individuals that make this industry unique. Today we’ll be taking a look at the 37 PSR Gun Club, which we originally talked about back in 2012.

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Who

The 37 PSR Gun Club is a shooting range and training facility run by Retired Special Forces NCO Frankie McRae. McRae also operates Raidon Tactics, a fundamentals-to-Special-Operations training organization which holds most of its open-enrollment courses at 37PSR.

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What

37 PSR Gun Club is a full service low restriction outdoor shooting range and training facility featuring covered firing lines with handgun, rifle and shotgun shooting positions, tactical training, competition bays, and a 360-degree ballistic rated shoot house. 37 PSR also houses a gun shop with full gunsmithing services. 37 PSR is open to shooters of all skill levels from beginners to special operations troops, and offers families everything from a Woman’s Only Shooting program to a Youth Shooting Program and Family Steel Challenge Matches. 37 PSR’s staff and firearms instructors have many years experience in either Special Forces or the US Special Operations Command.

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When

McRae bought the facility in 2009, when it was barely recognizable as a range. Using his own and an investor’s funds, he recreated the facility from the ground up and opened it for training later that same year.

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Where

37 PSR Gun Club is based in Bunnlevel, North Carolina, between Fayetteville and Lillington, just off HWY 210, 45 minutes from the Fairgrounds in Raleigh and 15 minutes from Fort Bragg.

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Why

Initially planned as a DoD-specific training site, 37 PSR evolved into a civilian-friendly range offering everything from firearms fundamentals classes for children to advanced skills courses for special operators.

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McRae realized the Fort Bragg area, home to numerous highly-trained troops and their families, lacked a low-restriction range where those troops and families could actually train rather than just shoot (no more than two rounds at a time, no drawing from the holster, no movement, nothing but sterile, square range noisemaking). 37 PSR Gun Club filled a dire need for a real place to train, from cradle to adulthood, without the mind-numbing restrictions of the typical shooting range. Despite detours from the original plan, and a near-catastrophic “hoarding instead of shooting” lull after Sandy Hook, 37 PSR continues to build its client base and expand both its facility and services offered.

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37 PSR Gun Club is online here: 37psr.com

You can learn more about Raidon Tactics on SSD here: soldiersystems.net/2016/10/17/whiskey-5-raidon-tactics

Read up on Frankie McCrae, who we’ve known here at Soldier Systems Daily since some time spent with him in the Philippines a few years back, in this interview: www.recoilweb.com/preview-zeroed-in-frankie-mcrae-81521

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5 Responses to “Whiskey 5 – 37 PSR Gun Club”

  1. Jon says:

    I’ve watched some of their friday night fights shoot house videos on youtube via Guerrilla Approach. I wish we had a range like that near me in Ohio. It looks like an awesome facility to train at.

  2. Aye says:

    Hell yeah Bunnlevel getting some love haha…

  3. Wesley says:

    If anyone wants to see footage of the range and their monthly competitions, I uploaded this past weekends shoot to YouTube under the username ST4T3S. It was my first time shooting there, and I loved it; Frankie was a solid guy, too.

    • Sean says:

      I loved shooting there the couple times NCGO had events at 37psr. I regret never heading up there for IGL or FNF when I was at Cherry Point.

  4. Disco says:

    Open enrollment
    Low Restriction

    What could possibly go wrong?