The Acoustic Element in a Gun Range

There are many reasons why soundproofing gun ranges is so important. The loud noise produced by gunshots can cause hearing damage, even with ear protection. The sound can also be startling, even in an environment where you expect to hear it. These elements can contribute to a gun range experience.

The First reason why soundproofing gun ranges is so important is for the safety of the patrons. The energy of gunshots can cause hearing damage due to the high decibel levels produced in these facilities. Also, the loud sound can interrupt training functions even in an environment where you expect to hear gunfire.

The Second reason has to do with the training that takes place in these facilities. For someone to get the most out of live fire training, they need to focus and concentrate on the training. Having sound under control in a range will help minimize distractions and allow trainees to get the most out of their time at the gun range.

The Third reason has to do with the work that takes place in these facilities. For staff to operate efficiently and for other professionals to do their job properly, they need to concentrate on their tasks. A range with the proper acoustics will help minimize distractions and allow these professionals to get the most out of their time at work.

Sound in ranges is important for patrons’ safety, training efficiency, and other professionals who work in these facilities. Quality acoustics allows everyone involved in gun ranges to get the most out of their experience by minimizing distractions and maximizing concentration.

Welcome to Ambush Acoustics

We take an innovative approach to gun range acoustics.

DJ Lindstrom, one of the co-founders of Ambush/ CRS, has a deep background in Audio Engineering. Sound and ranges have been a passion of his. DJ grew up building rubber parts, then moved to Nashville 10 years ago to go into audio engineering school. He has worked in the sound engineering industry in Nashville, which has exploded with innovation. While working in the shooting industry with rubber, he immediately noticed a disconnect on what was working to decrease sound in a range.

“If we can get the average under 138 dbs in a range, I am confident we could do more, and that would be noticeable to a shooter wearing ear protection and be less exhausting.”

-DJ Lindstrom

This would lead to more time spent and more money spent in a gun range. Ambush Acoustics is the gun range acoustic line for CRS Ballistic. Over the years, CRS realized a need for change in the gun range acoustic environment. Ambush takes a different approach to solving acoustic issues on a range.

“Science has shown there is stress that can come from loud noise and disrupt cognitive focus. CRS/ Ambush wants to help design a gun range that looks great with a quietness that would subconsciously reduce stress. This improvement can increase user focus that will result in more training time and make a range more profitable.”

-Will Alpsteg

Ambush can establish a baseline and can build something substantial from it.