|STRONGHAND SHOOTING RANGE|
First time to hold a real gun.
I tagged along with H & my father-in law at the shooting range along E. Rodriguez, QC last weekend. It was a surreal experience - I never thought I would hold a real gun in my life!
|At the counter|
For non-members (like ourselves), average fee / person is P1,300 which includes use of facility, rent of gun, and 2 magazines or 32 rounds of 9mm toxic-free bullets.
|preparing my gear before action|
I used HS 2000 9mm hand gun. It's the lightest they have but unfortunately w/ the strongest recoil ("knockback", "kickback" or simply "kick"), and it's made of plastic! They only allow the use of hand guns and their non toxic bullets in the shooting range - so bringing your gun or owning one is not really required.
The shooting range is at the basement - airconditioned, well - lighted, clean and has a coffee shop adjacent to it (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Cafe). We were not able to try the Cafe, may be next time...
|Mini Cafe for Guests|
|Ample Sitting Room|
As first timers, we were given a short lesson on how to handle the gun. The coach is very pleasant and guided us throughout the session.
|Basic Gun Handling Lecture|
|Sorry Pa, you can't do that! Pang-anime at pelikula lang yan. LOL|
|H trying the 10meter range|
|Empty Bullet Shells|
|My Board - Not bad for a first-timer!|
I tried 5m downrange only. For the first round, I keep on hitting the upper portion of the board before the instructor adjusted my gun point. Turned out, it was pointed slightly upward. On the second round, I did good with several bulls eye. :)
The experience can be addicting. It's a nice sport/ hobby to engage in if you have the budget for it. If you plan to do practice shooting often, better enroll and become a member (P5,000/year). This will cut your cost into half per visit. As for me, I guess I'm satisfied already with the fact that I held a real gun at least once in my life! Mababaw lang talaga kaligayahan ko! :)
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