Late last year in November of 2021 we heard the news that Ares State Armory was considering building an indoor shooting facility right here in Lawton, Fort Sill. We wasted no time reaching out to the shop and getting confirmation from the owners/managers: Josh Powers and Trey Fox. Click here to read the story.

At that time the plans were still being reviewed by the City of Lawton. The original proposal to rezone the property located near the corner of 38th Street and Lee Blvd. to I-1 (Industrial) was voted on and passed unanimously by the planning committee. That was the first step. Then back in December of 2021 the Lawton City Council also voted and passed the requested rezoning for the property, so it's moving forward!

I was at the shop over the weekend and asked about the range and where they were on the project. Now that the property they're wanting to build on has been officially rezoned, which was one of the biggest hurdles they had to jump, they're now working on plans and construction details. I have to say I have that entirely too damn excited about to piss myself kind of feeling going on. I can't wait for this to become reality!

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While we were talking I was asked to take a quick survey. It's a questionnaire about the new range and asks about your level of interest, what memberships if any, would you consider, and just an overall what would you like to see in the new range. If you're interested you can take the survey by clicking here or you can visit their official website to take the survey. This will help guide the owners and those involved with the direction the range should take and how many potential customers and members they can expect once opened.

I stumbled across the new range website by accident when searching for any details on the range. That's when I knew things were starting to take shape and I had to visit the shop to get a full report. You can check out the new site at www.aresrange.com. While you're there take the survey, it only takes a few short minutes to complete and helps out a lot. I'm sure they're just as excited as we are and want this just as much, if not more. If anything else to keep me from asking about it all the time. I've been beyond annoying I'm sure.

So what will the new range look like? While plans are still being discussed it looks like it will have 14 lanes that will be 25 yards with the ability to expand out in the future to include 4 100 yard rifle lanes. It would also have a HUGE retail store, classrooms for instruction and they're also wanting to offer food and beverages as well. We'll keep you posted on the progress. You can also visit their official Facebook page for updates.

Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary cities in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.

The "Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy" exhibit Dallas, TX.

If you're a fan of Clint Eastwood you have to make the trip to Dallas, TX to the AT&T Global Headquarters at 208 S. Akard Street in Dallas, TX. For a limited time, they have the "Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy" exhibit set up in the AT&T Discovery District. It will only be open until Sunday, November 28th (11-28-21) so time's running out. It's an amazing collection of props, wardrobe, and other Eastwood artifacts on display celebrating Clint's 50 plus years of cinematic experience. Here's the best part it's TOTALLY FREE and OPEN to the public! If you're wanting details, click here for days and times that the exhibit is open, In the meantime scroll through the photo gallery and check out some of the amazing items you'll see on display.

America's Various Lawton's Ranked

For the record, Canada has a Lawton way off in Alberta but it doesn't count because a country's chosen icon can't be a leaf when it should have been an equally awesome bird of prey. 'Merica.

The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.

When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.