Enriching lives & empowering individuals by delivering
excellence in the shooting sports experience.
BWSC is a family. Not just a family business. That feeling is not something that you can get anywhere. It has to be what is at the core of the organization. You all do it extremely well. Woody Hayes said, “You win with people.” That is very true and it is why BWSC is and will remain the extraordinary destination that it is. Can’t wait to come and hang out and chat with all of you. Hopefully, very soon! Stay healthy and God Bless! – Brian G.
About Us – Roots from 1948, reinvented in 2002
Black Wing was created in November 2002, when Rex and Suzanne Gore purchased the property west of Delaware, which had been operating as the JMS Shooting Center. The property had a long history of supporting the shooting sports under various names dating back to 1948.
Vision & Values
Rex and Suzanne’s vision was to create a world-class full-service shooting facility, covering all aspects of the shooting sports where they could help grow the sport of shooting.
Black Wing is local and family owned by the Gores, which now includes their son Mark, who joined the business in 2016 and is helping carry the business forward into the second generation.
Full Service Facilities
In 2004 the new 20,000 square foot club house opened, housing the indoor pistol and rifle ranges, retail sporting goods store, full service gunsmithing service, and a firearms training department. The 160 acre property initially provided 12 trap fields and four skeet fields for the shotgun sports.
Awards & Recognition
Black Wing Shooting Center was awarded the NSSF 5-Star designation shortly after opening, placing it among the few top-rated facilities in the United States. Today, Black Wing still maintains the 5-Star rating and is one of a few facilities in the United States that provides all of the shooting sports in one location.
Investments & Expansion
As the business grew and as Black Wing’s customers’ needs developed, Rex and Suzanne continued to expand by adding a large patio out back, archery ranges, covered 5-stand and a sporting clays course. A banquet room was also built to host large groups as Black Wing’s corporate outing business grew. In 2013, the main building was expanded by adding another 10,000 square feet, to accommodate future needs for more indoor ranges.
In 2019, construction of the third indoor range and lounge area began, which will be completed late 2020. Once finished, the additional 7 lane pistol range will be a state-of-the art interactive shooting range, providing live fire video gaming opportunities for our guest. The 1,000 square foot lounge area, equipped with big screen TV’s and a wet bar will be a great place to just hang out or have your next party.
The Gore family’s vision continues to be focused on growing the shooting sports with numerous new shooter, female and youth programs, social and fundraising events, and corporate and group outings. Black Wing’s goal is to “Exceed Our Customers’ Expectations” with superior customer service, while providing their customers with the best entertainment and recreation available.
We would like to invite you out to Black Wing, whether you are new to shooting, or an expert looking for ways to enhance your security, or just want to have fun. Let our staff at Black Wing show you how you can enjoy the shooting sports.
Rex & Suzanne Gore