Koko Head shooting range back in businessUPDATED 7:29 PM HST Jan 30, 2014Video Transcript
-------- That's music to the ears of Oahu shooters .... Guns are firing during another busy day at the Koko head shooting range. It reopened Saturday after being closed for more than six weeks. Retiree Paul Culpepper comes to the range to shoot five days a week. PAUL 6:48-6:59 WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN THEYSHUT DOWN? I RELOADED SO I WAS BUSY RELOADING GOT MORE YARD WORK AND DID SOME HOUSEWORK. KEPT MYSELF BUSY The city closed the range december 7th for renovations.. Stemming from reports of stray bullets in surrounding areas. Mike 4:12-4:21 THERE WERE THREE CASES ONE BY THE HAWAII KAI GOLF COURSE THEY don't KNOW IF IT CAME FROM HERE BUT IT IS A POSSIBILITY. BUT THAT STARTED THE WHOLE THING ROLLING. Crews made three big improvements to the rifle range: the added this green and white eyebrow just in front of the shooters. MAYOR 51-56 WHAT IT HELPS IT REMINDS PEOPLE WITH RIFLES TO AIM LOWER SO THAT THEY DONT SHOT UP IN THE AIR Mayor Kirk Caldwell visited the range today--- talking with shooters. He pointed out the white sand brought in to REPAD the shooting area was brought in from Kaelepulu stream. That sand area and the built up berm is designed to absorb bullets better--- and to prevent any ricochets PAUL 8:14-8:24 ITS BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS BEFORE IT HAD RUTS IN IT AND THE BERM WAS MORE OR LESS LIKE THIS NOW ITS LIKE THIS SO WHEN YOU HIT YOU HIT HERE AND SLIDE OFF Close to 30- thousand shooters use this rifle range each year .... The only PUBLIC rifle range on the island. MAYOR 2:55-3:10 FOR THE 975 k LOCAL FOLKS TO LEARN ABOUT SHOOTING ADN LEARN GUN SAFETY THIS IS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE THEY HAVE AND WE WANT TO MAE SURE WE'RE PROVIDING THE BEST ALTERNATIVE. THE SAFEST PLACE TO SHOOT NOT ONY FOR SHOOTERS BUT FOR THE SURROUNDIG COMMUNITY. PAUL 8:46 TO ME ITS MY PLAYGROUND The remediation and renovation work cost the city a little over 94-thousand dollars. And its more than just rifles at this complex: there's a pistol range... Skeet and trap. Even and archery range.