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SPRING, Texas A new gun range in Spring uses technology and training that, until now, was largely available only to law enforcement and the military.

Harvey Zimmerman, former policeman and combat veteran marine, works as the virtual firing range and firearms safety instructor at Gander Mountain.

It s a place where the uninitiated can get the feel of a firearm, without the intimidation of real bullets. Instead of bullets, guns are refitted with a CO2 cartridge to mimic recoil and a laser site instead of bullets.

Folks like yours truly. We check out the simulator in 300 degrees for reality-based training. Scenarios run from parking lots to convenience stores, says Zimmerman.

The place also contains a debrief room where students get to replay their lesson and see precisely where their shots landed, or didn t land.

KHOU 11 News Reporter Shern-Min Chow takes us inside for an all-access look. Click the video above to check it out.

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