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My first time ever going to this place, I happened to walk in on a “meet market” event that was going on. Needless to say I made a few “friends” that night. I’m a social butterfly for those that don’t know this.
Here is a breakdown of the process for those of you interested in going to bust a few caps into some paper targets.
1. Call them up first and foremost. Provide them with all your information and a time you are looking to attend. This is very important because they need to perform a background and security check before they will allow you to fire a weapon there. I’m not sure how this applies to people with a gun license, and their own weapon, but I’m going to guess it’s the same process.
2. Arrive for you appointment, and if it’s your first time, or you have no “card” from them, you will need to sit through a short class. The class is actually informative and useful if you don’t shoot often.
3. Pick up your rounds and load your clips. I forget the cost details, but it was reasonable. Nothing that will break the pocket book.
If you don’t have your own weapon you will be provided a 22 caliber rifle to fire. It’s a light weapon, and does not provide any heavy recoil or kickback. During my visits here I have seen many women, (some very small) firing the weapon.
The staff is friendly and helpful. You are provided ear covers and glasses to protect your eyes. I find that I get pretty hot, as does the shooting area so the glasses can and do fog up.
I’l’l say this is a very convenient and fun place to practice shooting in the city. It’s definitely not the firing grounds we had during boot camp, but for a city boy it will do.