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    Touting the "spirit of partnership" that surrounds the new training facility, local leaders and owners of the Beaumeade Gun Club gathered together Tuesday to break ground on the new building in Ashburn.

    "Getting to this point for the Silver Eagle Group has been challenging," operator Scott Marquez said. "The attitude of the county has left us feeling honored as business owners to be coming to Loudoun County."

    The Beaumeade Gun Club, which will be located on Guilford Road in the Beaumeade Industrial Park, will include three indoor firing ranges, a 22,000-square-foot scenario house, where training for law enforcement and federal agencies will take place, training classrooms for hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, as well as a fitness area, board rooms and meeting areas.

    David Smith, Virginia's Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, who was on hand to give the project "a big send off" said the facility demonstrates how important public safety truly is.

    "This organization will afford a partnership with law enforcement," he said. "It's all about the training. Every bit of training counts. And now they'll get that state of the art training that will make them the best of the best."

    Indeed, Marquez has long said that his group has had conversations with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office about using some of the facilities' training tools, particularly the situation room. Tuesday morning before the groundbreaking, Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson talked with Marquez about the different opportunities that would be available. Looking at a model of what the facility would look like, Marquez showed Simpson that the situation room has a modular area that could be changed to resemble several different buildings, an office configuration and a high school configuration that could be changed to resemble a nightclub or bar.

    Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) said the facility is an important part of the overall public safety for Loudoun and its residents.

    "Public safety is not just a government responsibility," he said. "And this facility helps bridge that gap. It makes public safety more of a public enterprise."

    Miller also said the facility was a "shot of Tabasco" to Loudoun, helping to diversify the commercial sector of the county.

    Dario Marquez, president and CEO of the Silver Eagle Group, which will operate the business, said he believes the Beaumeade club will be the "premier training facility and membership club in the country."

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    I wish I could get more excited about this, since we're still waiting to hear what their "affordable memberships" will entail.

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    Shooting for Perfect Scenario Planned facility will include much more than gun range. By Mike DiCicco Tuesday, July 08, 2008 The special-exception application was for a shooting range, but that’s only a fraction of what’s planned for a 5.5-acre site in Beaumeade Corporate Park. To the public, the planned facility will also be a high-end country club. To local, state and federal government agencies, it will be a state-of-the-art training ground. Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles) said public interest in the project was initially widespread. However, when residents learned that use of the facility would require a potentially costly membership, they remained willing to support the proposal, but were less enthusiastic. “I believe many people, when they first heard about this application, thought it was going to be a retail shooting range,” he said. THE BOARD OF Supervisors granted the special exception required for the installation of a shooting range in an industrial park by a unanimous vote last Tuesday, July 1. Herndon resident Scott Marquez, who formed the Silver Eagle Group that will operate the business, said the idea for a cutting-edge training facility arose from the needs of the company co-founded by his father and that company’s clients. MVM is a government contractor that provides security, prison management, linguistic and other services. It was founded almost 30 years ago by three Secret Service agents, one of whom was Dario Marquez, the current president and CEO. “Silver Eagle will be the premier indoor training facility in the United States that’s not federally owned,” Scott Marquez said. Among the training features housed in the approximately 65,000-square-foot facility will be one 50-yard and two 25-yard shooting ranges, one of which will be tactical — meaning the shooter can advance down the lane and confront various targets from different angles — a workout room, a multipurpose classroom and a 22,000-square-foot “scenario house.” The scenario house will provide what Marquez called “hyper-realistic” training environments, meaning the two-story “office” setting will include everything from cubicles and computers down to desk phones. “Everything you can possibly imagine in an office is in our office training room,” he said. The scenario house will also include mock-ups of a school, a nightclub and a single-family home. RAMPS BEHIND the facility will enable vehicles to be brought into the scenario house, and it will also be possible to bring in an airplane fuselage to practice, for example, extracting hostages from a plane. One area will have moveable walls so that it can be transformed into any layout desirable. Marquez said that in this area instructors would be able to watch from above as trainees run exercises. He said the entire scenario house, as well as the tactical shooting range, would have “complete lighting and sound control,” so that they could be silent and day lit or imitate a busy nighttime city setting. Trainees in the scenario house will be armed with real weapons shooting marking rounds, which Marquez compared to “very sophisticated, highly accurate paintballs.” The scenario house, he said, would primarily be used by government law-enforcement agencies, although he noted that the single-family home setting would be useful to members of the public learning self-defense. Three training groups will offer instruction at the facility. The Silver Eagle Tactical Group, which Marquez said would be made up of “deployment-seasoned special-operations individuals,” will offer training for government agencies like the Department of Defense, while a law enforcement training group will instruct officers in subjects from the use of firearms to intellectual training. A self-defense training group will be geared toward instructing private citizens. BUT ALL WILL not be grim combat training at the Silver Eagle. There will also be smoothies. Members of the public who purchase memberships will have access to a number of country club-style amenities, including a coffee bar, a retail shop, a lounge and locker rooms. For those who hold top membership, there will be designated lockers and an “executive lounge” that will include private workrooms, a boardroom, Internet access, billiards, seating around a fireplace and its own coffee bar. Membership prices have not yet been worked out, but top membership will have a five-digit price tag. “To my knowledge, there’s no facility like this in the nation,” Marquez said. He said the central ethic of the Silver Eagle would be the responsible use of weapons. “We all know you have the right to own a firearm, or certain types of firearms,” he said. “But do you have the knowledge and responsibility to operate that firearm safely?” Marquez said he had met with the county administrator and the Sheriff’s Office regarding their use of the Silver Eagle for training. “They have expressed a high level of interest in utilizing the facility,” he said. “WE DEFINITELY TALKED to him about it and we’re interested,” Kraig Troxell, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said. Currently, he said, community emergency response teams (CERT) sometimes use old schools and homes for training, but they can be hard to come by. “Right now, we have somewhat of a scenario house at our firing range, but almost anything would be an improvement,” said Troxell, noting that the facility is little more than a room with some stairs. He said the Sheriff’s Office was working with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to build a training facility at Dulles Airport, but he said that would not be completed for two years and he was uncertain how the scenario house there would compare to the one at Silver Eagle. Marquez said he hoped to begin construction this month. When complete, the building will have 80,000 square feet of floor space, in order to accommodate the MVM corporate headquarters, in addition to the Silver Eagle.
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    Yeah, this is not going to be a gun club/range for the average Joe. The civilian membership side of it is looking to be a lot more like the Fairfax Rod & Gun Club, a country club with shotguns instead of golf clubs. I keep picturing the "Beverly Hills Gun Club" in Beverly Hills Cop II.

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    but top membership will have a five-digit price tag.
    Well, if the coffe bar includes free lattes, then that price sounds about right.


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    Glock27Bill wrote:
    but top membership will have a five-digit price tag.
    Well, if the coffe bar includes free lattes, then that price sounds about right.
    I know "100.00" is five digits.. but I think they meant all 5 digits to the left of the decimal point
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    This sounds like it's a Blackhawk Security playground.

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    Man, these guys are serious. The "Founder's Membership" includes a personalized Kimber 1911 and Bushmaster AR-15!I wonder if they have an opening for a guy who used to be a Combat Marksmanship Instructor in the Marines

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    I liked the FREE one a month car cleaning service.

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    DoubleR wrote:
    FREE
    ha!
    Carry On.

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    but top membership will have a five-digit price tag.



    glad i didn't waste my time helping the zoning get passed

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    http://silvereagle-group.com/



    http://www.silvereagle-group.com/Sil...p_Brochure.pdf



    Maybe YOU can become a founding member....

    First 10 memberships sold:

    Individual - $30,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family- $50,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2lockers

    after the first ten are sold the price goes up.


    Second 10 memberships sold:

    Individual - $40,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family - $60,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2 lockers

    after the second ten are sold the price goes up to the normal selling price in which it will stay until the founders membership tier is retired in 2009.


    Normal Selling Price:

    Individual - $50,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family - $75,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2 lockers.

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    I hate the fact thatI wrote in support of this.:X
    This is definitely not for the general public.



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    LEO 229 wrote:
    http://silvereagle-group.com/



    http://www.silvereagle-group.com/SilverEagleGroup_Brochure.pdf




    Maybe YOU can become a founding member....

    First 10 memberships sold:

    Individual - $30,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family- $50,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2lockers

    after the first ten are sold the price goes up.


    Second 10 memberships sold:

    Individual - $40,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family - $60,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2 lockers

    after the second ten are sold the price goes up to the normal selling price in which it will stay until the founders membership tier is retired in 2009.


    Normal Selling Price:

    Individual - $50,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $350, and this includes one locker

    Family - $75,000 lifetime initiation fee plus, monthly dues of $325 per locker. you may have up to 2 lockers.
    wow.
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    I see myoriginal post has made it over to the existing thread.

    Please go here to chat more http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/14607.html

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    hsmith wrote:
    but top membership will have a five-digit price tag.



    glad i didn't waste my time helping the zoning get passed
    Thread bumped and my statement still stands.

    $50,000 fee to join?

    That will buy you a solid country club membership, never have to worry about golf being banned.

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    We are currently offering two different tiers of membership.



    The two tiers are:
    1) the Founders, and

    2) the Sportsman.



    Both tiers include more than one type of membership. These membership types are individual, family, and corporate at the Founders level; and individual and family at the Sportsman level.



    The address of the facility is 44620 Guilford DriveAshburn, VA20147. The nearest major intersection is Waxpool Road and Loudoun County Parkway.



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    I guess the good part of this is that if a gun business can open, and survive (especially with prices like this) it is good for us. Maybe it will pave the way for more affordable ranges in Loudoun County.
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    The Sportsman membership are divided into two different membership types.

    The rate for the individual membership is a

    • $5,000 lifetime initiation fee
    • plus monthly dues of $150.

    The rate for the family membership is a

    • $7,500 lifetime initiation fee
    • plus monthly dues of $125 per adult,
    • you may have up to two adults and then two children.

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    Well, if you cater to rich people, assuming they have lots of clout, you are banking on the hope that they will protect you little club for them. Even in many antigun nations, the rich people still have theirs, and some exclusive little clubs to play with them.

    Not that I have a problem with that; businessmen have a right to cater to the high end. And besides, it sets a useful example: new gun ranges can be created even in NOVA. It may get resistance, but it's possible.

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