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GunPort Academy & Ranges, prominently known as the “Largest Outdoor Range on the Gulf Coast,” stands as a testament to elite firearms training. It is a specialty school that extends its rich expertise in arms training to federal, commercial, and civilian sectors. Originally private for a decade, the academy has now graciously opened its doors to civilians.

Facilities and Offerings:

  • Boasts a prodigious record of over 7,000 graduates.
  • Dedicated ranges for handguns and rifles, with the latter extending up to 425 yards.
  • A unique private training range reaching 460 yards.
  • Specialty Shotgun and Skeet ranges built to NSSA standards and equipped with remote controls.
  • Regular Steel Challenge events every month.
  • On-site range house offering targets, ammunition, snacks, drinks, and other essentials.
  • Rental services include electronic hearing protection, firearms, chronographs, and more.
  • Facility can be booked for private events.
  • Complimentary earplugs and safety eyewear upon request.
  • Payments accepted via major charge cards and cash.

GunPort Academy is proud to have the lead instructor and owner, LTC. Rt. Wm. “Gary” Mozingo, at its helm. He brings:

  • 23 years of experience from the US Army.
  • Certification from NRA, LEA, Chemical OC, Civilian Marksmanship Program, and many more.
  • Recognition from reputed institutions like Colt Defense LLC and Gunsite Academy.

Operational Details:

  • Public Range Days: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4:45 PM.
  • Early closure at 4 PM if there are no ongoing classes or shooters.
  • Note: ID verification is strict. No photos of ID on cell phones will be accepted.
  • All visitors should familiarize themselves with the academy’s rules found on the main page menu bar.
  • GunPort mainly functions as a school but is open to U.S. citizens bearing a valid ID.

Courses & Training:
Training is the heartbeat of GunPort. They ensure live-fire training sessions and not just theoretical lectures. Those without personal firearms can still attend their array of courses. If scheduling issues arise, they are more than willing to accommodate and adjust.

Moreover, they are also a licensed dealer, offering brick-and-mortar gun sales and transfers.

Holding an impressive 4.6-star rating, the feedback about GunPort largely lauds its expansive facilities and expert training. The strengths highlighted by reviewers encompass the academy’s comprehensive course offerings, knowledgeable instructors, and top-notch facilities. Some feedback also points to the need for clearer scheduling or flexible timings.

Special Announcement:
For those keen on honing their navigation skills, GunPort introduces a LAND NAVIGATION course. It’s tailor-made for scouts, hunters, or anyone wanting to be less reliant on GPS. Dive deep into the use of topographical maps, lensatic compasses, and much more across a multi-segmented course structure, including a special night component.




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Opening Hours

  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 04:45 PM