UNION, NJ – A new, state-of-the art, 3,500 sq. ft. gun range opened on Saturday in Union with hundreds of visitors, gun enthusiasts and guests in attendance to get a look at the newest RTSP location.
The new RTSP facility is located at 2438 Rt. 22 East and includes a premier indoor shooting range, store, training facility, and a full-service coffee shop.
“Our motto here is, ‘the key to responsible gun ownership is training,'” said RTSP CEO Fred (Rick) Friedman. “I am beyond excited for us to bring a facility like this to the area. I’m a Union County kid and I always wanted to come back home.”
Friedman said plans for the facility began in 2015 and construction started in March 2018. “I’m so proud of this facility,” he said, “and how good it is for the community.” Friedman said the facility has created between 75 and 80 jobs.
“This beautiful facility has brought new jobs, new investment and recreational opportunities for our residents and those in the surrounding areas,” said Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo. “With all the amenities, it’s a new wonderful resource for law enforcement officers and legal gun owners everywhere.”
RTSP’s Union facility includes 9,000 sq. ft. of retail space, four indoor ranges (25-yards and 50-yards) with electronic target retrieval systems and a rental inventory consisting of more than 125 firearms.
RTSP offers a wide variety of courses from beginner to advanced. Beginner classes include handgun, rifle and shotgun instruction. Fundamental handgun skills, gun cleaning, and one-on-one refresher courses are offered to intermediate users. RTSP offers NRA certified classes such as NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, a NRA Range Safety Officer course and Basic Instructor Training. Advanced training includes advanced pistol, rifle and shotgun techniques.
RTSP provides one-on-one instruction, firearms maintenance and cleaning, fundamental and shooting skills, combining safety and comfort. New shooters will be guided through all safety lessons, will be helped to choose the rental firearm that fits best, get outfitted with eye and ear protection, and choose a target. A range safety officer will provide instruction on how to safely handle and operate a firearm. “Our goal is that you will feel confident and comfortable,” said Friedman.
A digital simulator is available for those looking to ease into the shooting experience.
“I came to meet up with friends to check out the new range,” said John from Union. “I’m a gun enthusiast. I believe everyone should own a gun. The world is changing. It’s not the people who come here that hurt people.”
“Waking up today and coming to this facility, seeing you all here has been overwhelming,” said Friedman. “We wanted to bring our success from Randolph to Union County. The feedback from law enforcement and the Union Fire Department has been tremendous and they have welcomed us as we move into our new building.”
We’re so happy to be here,” said Friedman of he and his partners Peter Miscia, President, and Brad Tremaroli, COO.
RTSP’s Union facility is located at 2438 Route 22 East and can be reached at 973-434-7600. Check out RTSP’s website here.