We have now completed our firing range here at the little base in Iraq.
The building itself is made from Hesco barriers and has three internal lanes with exhaust fans installed. It is virtually soundproof as to not piss off the neighbors.
The lanes are 25 meters long with double sandbag backing in front of 8 feet of Hesco's so no danger of anything passing through. (not all the sandbags are up in this picture) with each lane having it's own shooting bench.
We can shoot up to 7.62 belt fed without problem. It is not much of a challenge for the M-14's or M24's but it is fun to just get the chance to shoot.
The M4's with optics have little problem but if you take a soldier out of his comfort zone or take away his optics it gets challenging for him rather quickly.
Because it is lighted it is open 24/7 as long as one of the range officers is willing to go.
Now the challenge it to keep up with getting ammo. 5.56, 7.62 Nato, 7.62 x 39 and PKM are fairly easy to get but 9mm is golden.
I will post up pics of the weapons as we go along.