Indoor gun ranges require careful and methodical planning and design to meet law enforcement standards for safety and flexibility. This white paper documents an on-going effort of planning for occupant safety and flexibility as part of indoor gun range design.
Key factors that contribute to the design of an indoor gun range and opportunities to reduce cost through assessment of mechanical systems prior to construction are reviewed and presented.
Intended benefits of this paper include:
- Understanding the importance of a well-defined needs assessment to determine the use and requirements of an indoor gun range.
- Identifying how the type of ammunition can impact design decisions.
- Demonstrating the need to determine ammunition requirements so that post-construction modifications are avoided.
- Demonstrating how to utilize Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a tool to assess the design of the proposed mechanical system. This allows for virtual modification and testing of the proposed ventilation design to address potential issues prior to construction.