How it Started
Our founder, B.A. Stear, grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated Lehigh University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Astrophysics followed by a Masters from the University of Colorado. His work on building next generation satellites and working in the space field has truly earned him the term Rocket Scientist, which his friends routinely call him when explaining what he does. B.A. spent eight years in the aerospace industry, but that is where his passions took a sharp turn from the norm of his peers.
Shooting was a culture for him growing up, and since graduating he had the ambition to open a shooting range that would change the entire industry.
He accomplished that dream by building the first Shoot Indoors, an indoor firing range in the suburbs of Denver, which utilized the TAPER-Range patented design to cut the equipment costs down by $100,000. After operating that location successfully for three years, he launched Shoot Indoors Franchising to help others open ranges using this model.