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Understanding the Rules of Gun | Stronghand Shooting Range (Review)








I am no longer stranger in the world of guns since I have worked in one part of Mindanao where a battalion of army dominates the place. In fact I have an army escort while exploring the vastness of Mindanao mountains in the east side. And my journey with them made me immune with all the kinds of ammunition that I used to fear.


Owning a gun is a privilege and getting one doesn’t give you the right to shoot at anything and anytime you want. There is a law that governs gun owners or even before you can own or register a firearm.

To possess a firearm you must have the following requirements:


1. Qualified citizen
2. Secure court clearances
3. No cases or pending cases from RTC and MTC
4. Proof of billing
5. NSO/ birth certificate or passport
6. Proof of income ( ITR/DTI? SEC registration)
7. Gun Safety Seminar

So, when the opportunity came where I could really learn how to shoot through a Pistol Course at the Stronghand Shooting Range, I never had a second thought and grabbed the opportunity.


But before we were handed a gun, the course requires us to attend a seminar about the safety and responsibility of a gun owner. In this course we were introduced to the bible of gun that every shooter and gun owner must remember by heart.

The Basic Cardinal Rules of Gun Safety: 

1. Consider every gun as loaded
2. Never let the muzzle of the gun pointed at anything you do not intend to shoot.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger unless you are ready to fire.
4. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond and around it before you shoot.



We were also reminded of a few things about the stance or posture, the common arm style in handling a gun (in my case I am used to weaver style), the proper amount of  grip, the control of the breath, and the most important thing is the sight alignment to hit the target perfectly.


When we finished the course that took at least an hour, we were directed to the shooting range where we were given with earmuff and eye protector. Locker per shooter is assigned to secure bags and valuables.

Each of us was given 20 pieces of 9mm bullets and an HS firearm with two magazines. The targets were set at 5 and 10 meters. It was a nerve-bracking experience for the first time users but as you hit your first 5 gunshot rounds, everything became smooth and easy.  At the end of the practice shooting I and even my group were surprised that I most of my hits were in the alpha zone of the target board. What an achievement!

Unlike the other indoor shooting range, Stronghand is a toxic-free environment as the facility is equipped with HEPA filter and there is a  turbine air exchanger. The ammo catered to us is also toxic-free and they strictly implement ‘no egos allowed” policy within the vicinity.


Staff are friendly and there is no need for you to give extra tips to the  to the instructor just to get a special treatment or attention.


As I talked to the range officer, Sir Randy, he mentioned that he is proud being part of this family-friendly shooting range that promotes total safety and comfortable facility for all types of clients.

And if you are not a fun of guns and just like to be behind the scene of the shooting adventure of your friends or simply waiting for your turn, a coffee shop fronting the 180 degree viewing window would be a perfect place to sip some cold or hot beverages and energize you with some snacks.


Stronghand Shooting Range 

La Defense Building 1660 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Cubao QC.

Contact Numbers: (02) 721.7174 / (63)927.424.3855
Email Address: shootingrange@stronghandinc.com

Operating Hours:
Monday –Saturday : 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Sunday- 10:00AM to 5:00Pm

  
FEES:

Membership  Php 5,000
Renewal         Php 2,000


Member
Guest
Foreign
Range Fee
100
500
750
Firearm Rental
300
500
750
Lesson
800
1000
1500
Ultrasonic Gun Cleaning
500
1000



Non-Toxic Ammo
Member
Guest
Foreign
9MM
9
10
15
40SW
10.35
11.50
15
45ACP
10.35
11.50
15
38SPL
9
10
15
38OACP
8.10
9
15
357SIG
10.35
11.50
15
357MAG
10.80
12
15
10MM
10.80
12
15
38SPR
10.35
11.50
15
44MAG
14.85
16.50
22


This event and promotion was courtesy of RMDC, Inc
Check more of their services by clicking here: www.wearermdc.com

Location: La Defense Building 1660 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Cubao QC.





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