Ever wanted to shoot guns legally? - Next: Saturday, July 28, 2018 near Moncton, NB
As in previous threads, I'll reiterate that I have no connection to the organizations mentioned below and that I'm not benefiting financially (or otherwise) by promoting these events. I'm simply posting these events to create public awareness of the shooting sports and to allow people to experience the use of firearms in a safe and legal manner.
Last updated: 2018-07-26
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ Cap Pele Gun Range near Moncton, NB
Glock Range Day
Who: Hosted by Invictus Specialities Inc. at Cap Pele Gun Range
What: Try your hand at shooting various Glock handguns
Where: 350 Chemin Butte à Napoléon, Cap Pele, NB (click HERE for map)
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 10am to 3pm (rain date is July 29, in case of inclement weather)
Why: To provide the public an opportunity to legally try firearms
Cost: $20, includes 5 tickets good for a total of 25 rounds (spectators are free). Extra tickets are $15 for 5 tickets.
NOTE: Shooters must be 19 or older. Minors can spectate but must be accompanied by an adult.
List of guns available:
- Glock 19 Threaded Barrel
- Glock 19 Gen4 Maple Leaf
- Glock 17
- Glock 17 Gen4
- Glock 17 Gen5
- Glock 21 Gen4
- Glock 22
- Glock 34 Gen4 Modular Optic System
All Glocks purchased at the range day will qualify for free delivery, and customers will get their choice of some free swag from Glock and Invictus Specialities. So the earlier you purchase, the better your choice will be from all the great stuff we have to give away: range bags, range safety kits, travel mugs, caps, coins, patches, and much, much more.
In addition to being able to shoot and purchase GLOCK handguns, the Beau Bassin Range Riders will be putting on a Cowboy Action Shooting demonstration, and Invictus Specialities Inc. will have a display of some of their other products, including custom AR15 carbines, accessories and equipment from all the top manufacturers; as well as cowboy action gear from Taylors and Triple K, with some items also available for sale.
Shediac Lions Club will be providing a cash BBQ, ensuring that there is plenty of food and drink available.
Check out their Facebook event page for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I need a firearms license to shoot?
A: No, a firearms license is not required! You will be supervised by a licensed range officer (as required by law) to ensure the firearms are handled safely and responsibly.
Q: How old do I have to be to shoot? At least 18?
A: Legally speaking there is no minimum age required to be able to use firearms. Practically speaking, a shooter would need to have the maturity and motor skills required to handle a gun safely. My younger brother had no trouble handling the recoil of a .45 calibre handgun when he was ten years old. Just think of it this way: if you wouldn't trust your kid with a knife, don't put a gun in his hands. Note that minors may need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Q: I am a gun owner or I know a friend who owns guns. Can I bring my own guns and ammo?
A: No! Organizers need to be able to control the types of guns and ammunition used during public events to ensure safety, and that means that only the guns and ammo provided are allowed.
Q: I'd like to try shooting but I don't like the long lineups of public events. What are my options?
A: There are a couple ways you can go shooting without the lineups. The easiest and cheapest is to know a gun owner who's willing to take you to a range as a guest. Alternatively, some for-profit businesses (such as Target Sports Canada) offer range orientation sessions that allow you to shoot your choice of guns for a price, typically a session fee plus the cost of ammo. This is the most expensive way to go about it, but you won't have to wait and chances are the selection of guns will be greater than what the typical gun owner will have access to.
Q: Aren't guns dangerous? What if I get shot?
A: Yes, the use of firearms is inherently dangerous. Then again, driving a car is also inherently dangerous. Just like when driving, the risk of injury or death when shooting a gun is significantly mitigated when the proper precautions are taken. As long as you listen to your range officer and pay attention to what you are doing when you are in control of a firearm, the shooting sports are no more dangerous than many other sports. Remember, the statistics show that you are far more likely to be injured or killed on your way to the range than you are at the range.
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