Center City Intro to firearms and optional dinner in Chinatown afterward

There is room for up to 12 people.

*** Note - the start time has been moved up to 6:00PM. Sorry for the change, they close at 8:00 and recommended we start earlier.

We currently have more people than they can handle. If you cannot get there a little earlier, please change your RSVP so others can go.

Here's the tentative plan: When you get there you will need to show ID and fill out a short form.  Once everyone is there, their staff will give some basic safety training, for approximately 20 mins to 1/2 hr. After that, we will go into the range and everyone will have the opportunity to shoot at the targets. We will begin with 22's. Anyone interested can fire additional guns as well. They can answer your questions and provide assistance as needed.

They close at approximately 8:00pm. After that, anyone interested can walk over to Shiao Lan Kung, 930 Race St in Chinatown to get something to eat. Food - extra

Cost: $35 is an ala carte estimate. This includes: instruction, ear / eye protection, targets, gun rental, range fees, ammo. Additional guns can be rented as desired .

Parking: There in street parking available on Percy St. I believe it is a 2 way street. It's on the north side of Spring Garden St. between 10th & 11th Sts. If you are going east (toward NJ) in the left lane of Spring Garden you can make a u-turn at 10th St. into the right lane. Then make a right onto Percy St. It's easy to do because there is a left turn arrow.

A guy who works there told me the neighbors thanked them because the crime rate dropped off the table since they opened. Hmmm, I wonder why?

Things to bring:

Your wits

ID

Cash

An appetite 

A few firearm safety tips:

1) Always assume the gun is loaded

2) Always keep it pointed in a safe direction

3) Always keep your finger away from the trigger until you ready to fire at the target.

There are others... 

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  • Bill Treichel

    This meetup was great. Yuri was very knowledgeable and did a great job with the rookie (me). The only disappointing thing was that nearly everyone bailed or did not show up. How did we go from 16 signed up to 3 who actually came?

    January 17, 2013

    • W C

      With the small group we got individual attention, which was great. I definitely learded a lot.

      January 17, 2013

    • W C

      I forgot to mention, the 1st time ever shooting a handgun Dyno put 5 shots thru a single hole.

      1 · January 17, 2013

  • Bill Treichel

    Work is interfering with my social life. I likely won't be there until closer to 6:30. Start without me.

    January 17, 2013

    • W C

      No problem Bill, with the smaller group they can start closer to 6:30

      January 17, 2013

  • Becky

    Wc you're awesome for setting up this event :) if anyone does any more gun events, I'm in.

    January 16, 2013

  • W C changed the time from 6:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    January 14, 2013

  • Bill Pasquarella

    What is the name of the Gun Range ?

    January 14, 2013

  • W C changed the time from 7:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    January 5, 2013

  • yungen

    Can I bring my own pistol!

    January 5, 2013

    • W C

      sure

      January 5, 2013

  • Becky

    Unfortunately since it's a week night, I don't think I can come. I'd LOVE to, especially since I just bought a Smith & Wesson that I need to break in. However, if anyone wants to join me to plink at the French Creek public range sometime, please send me a message. I'm always up for some fun at the range.

    January 2, 2013

    • W C

      January 3, 2013

    • Becky

      Awesome W C. I don't see paying $40 for stuff I already know (I live with a C&R collector who is a nerd so he educates me daily hehe) but that's awesome... I joined that group. Thanks :-)

      January 3, 2013

  • Steve Duskin

    This is in poor taste, so soon after Sandy Hook. Not Fun, and certainly not Sporting. Mucho Macho, maybe, but not sports. I'm disappointed in the group for hosting this.

    January 2, 2013

    • W C

      Steve,

      January 3, 2013

    • W C

      Steve Just to clarify. 1) The group is in no way responsible for this event, they allow members to post events. I respect eveyone's right to their opinions. The proper response would simply be: not attending.

      5 · January 3, 2013

  • Bill Treichel

    I'm interested in this. I'll mark "Yes", but will await a few more people before committing.

    January 2, 2013

  • W C changed the location to The Gun Range

    December 30, 2012

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