Horry County, SC (WMBF) - Ever since Horry County announced earlier this year it was considering a gun range off International Drive, the gears in a former soldier's head have been turning.
Chris Davis has big ideas for the proposed shooting range lot.
"With the magnitude of information I've known from my years through service, and I've applied it here from a training complex, ultimately that does serve as a shooting complex as well," Davis said.
Davis believes the potential shooting range should be more than that. He concocted a plan that involves gun ranges, archery ranges, and even a mock village where law enforcement can run active shooter trainings.
He says both police and military could use the complex to be better prepared on the job.
"It's better to make mistakes here at home than when out in the real world or deployed," he said.
Davis also believes the range could be a way for the county to dive head first into the sports tourism business.
"The multitude of people and businesses that this will bring into the local area, I believe, would be extremely beneficial," Davis explained.
Davis will present his plans to council members during the public portion of Tuesday night's meeting. He says he only has five minutes so his speech is timed out to the millisecond.
"Unfortunately, I've cut out a lot of the vegetables from my meal, cut all the potatoes off it, and I've got nothing but pure steak on the table. So, I hope I'm able to convince the county that this may be the way to go," Davis said as he laughed.
To see a look at the proposal, visit the Horry County Range Complex page on Facebook. Davis set up the page in August and continues to update the plan.
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