Lead build-up and potential lead exposure on a shooting range happens, but the situation can be made safer when range owners institute easy ways to mitigate lead exposure for their employees, shooters and community. Safety is the most important concern for everyone who visits a firing range, and in order to ensure a safe experience regular firing range maintenance is a necessity. Firing ranges face increasing scrutiny for the effect they have on the environment, and a key aspect of maintaining a firing range is the recovery of lead from the backstops or soil, and minimizing the impact lead has on the environment.
Range cleaning and de-leading services are imperative for any firing range to employ. However, the frequency and type of cleaning needed may vary from range to range as there are cost-considerations. Factors like intensity of firing and number of rounds fired determine the frequency of cleaning. De-leading and cleaning services can be done daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or on an annual basis.
When a gun range takes steps to not only maintain their range, but to have professional lead reclamation performed to ensure their range lead and dead dust is contained well, their employees, shooters and community all benefit.
This was the case recently with a police range in Apopka Florida who decided to optimize their care for the community with Firing Range Lead Reclamation and Maintenance
MT2 Firing Range Services was selected to provide cost-effective firing range lead reclamation and maintenance at the City’s firing range located in Florida. Lead maintenance and reclamation focused on the backstop berms and impact areas. Project tasks included excavation, screening/processing soils to recover lead fragments, guaranteed ECOBOND® treatment of lead-impacted soils per EPA recommended Best Management Practices, berm reconstruction, and recycling of the lead. Berm reconstruction included improvement to raise the berm height.
MT2 placed an additional 500 cubic yards of soil onto the main backstop berm of Range 1. The height was increased to approximately 15 feet. The soil was placed and graded with heavy equipment.
All work was performed in accordance with the contract as well as with applicable trade practices, laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of federal, state, and local authorities regarding the handling, treatment, excavation and direct loadout of lead contaminated materials. MT2 recovered and recycled over 5,000 pounds of lead.
After the project was completed, MT2 Firing Range Services was pleased to receive a letter from the Mayor of City Bryan Nelson who said:
“I am writing to express my great satisfaction in the quality of work performed by MT2’s personnel on the Police Department’s firearms range. MT2 successfully completed this project on time and within budget. Kerry Green, Project Manager, and Matt Leach, Project Assistant, were on time, went right to work, stuck to the schedule and left the range in better shape physically than when they arrived. They were extremely helpful in providing the police department with an understanding of the scope and depth of the project. They removed the lead from the berms, treated our range with the utmost care, and the completed work exceeded our expectations. We found all MT2 personnel to be very professional and personal in their work.
I would highly recommend MT2 to other entities looking for firing range services. Thank you for your time.”
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MT2 Firing Range Services is recognized industry wide for being the nation’s #1 largest professional provider of the full scale of outdoor and indoor gun range cleaning, environmental, maintenance and construction design/build services.
With a zero-tolerance for regulatory violations at over 2,500 ranges nationwide for Law Enforcement, Military and Commercial ranges in all 50 states. No one reclaims more lead or finishes a project faster than MT2!
Clients who work with us have the peace of mind that their project will be effortlessly scheduled, successfully completed with minimal down-time for their range, and quickly receive a check for the absolute highest value for their reclaimed lead!
MT2 guarantees to pay the highest percent of LME lead value at time of service – no one pays more than MT2!
Now in our 19th year in business, MT2 Firing Range Services is a recent Inc. 5,000 fastest growing company and is the ONLY contractor who is the premier all-in-one solution for firing range lead maintenance and reclamation who also provides the fully integrated combination of design and build construction services.
MT2 is the only properly-licensed firing range contractor able to treat lead-impacted soil in California.
MT2 is sought after industry-wide to advise top ranges as well as federal and state organizations on structuring their approach for their firing range lead reclamation with Best Management Practices.
As the only firing range services provider with Nationwide operations, MT2 operates from our network of regional offices offering full 50 state coverage with OSHA and EPA certified work teams.
Contact MT2 in your region to schedule your firing range project in as soon as 1-3 weeks.