Last week, my wife’s been itching to try her hands in shooting a gun in a firing range. Luckily, we learned that our friend Karl is a member of ARMSCOR (Arms Corporation of the Philippines) so he agreed to accompany us last Friday at an ARMSCOR Shooting Range in Makati Cinema Square.
It would be Tia’s first time to shoot a gun and she was pumped. When we got there, Karl took care of using his membership card so we only need to pay for the bullets and the target sheets.
If you have a friend who’s a member of ARMSCOR, he/she can bring 1 guest inside the firing range and get huge discounts. I stayed in the viewing area because there’s a range fee of Php200 for the 2nd guest.
You can choose to have any number of bullets but Tia opted for 20 to start with. She got her 9mm pistol, bullets and target paper and then proceeded to the staging area to get a pair of goggles and earmuffs. Richard, who acted as her instructor, led her and Karl to the actual firing range.
If you’re a newbie, don’t worry since the instructor will teach you the basics and give you some pointers as well. Richard taught Tia how to load the bullets in the magazine, slap it in the pistol and cock the gun. He also taught Tia the correct stance and form when firing a gun.
Tia had a very nice, overall experience. In fact, she asked for 20 more bullets after spending the first 20. She says it’s a great and addicting way to de-stress. The gun was a bit heavy for her but she managed to hit the target with all the bullets. Even hit the target in the center circle once.
We paid Php382 for the whole session which took us more than 1 hour since Tia took a lot of break between shots to rest her arms.
(40 bullets x Php9) + (2 target paper x Php11) = Php382.
Don’t forget to tip your instructor.
Thank you Karl for accompanying us to ARMSCOR and taking the photos inside the firing range!
ARMSCOR Shooting Centre Rates
Here’s the cost if you’re not a member or don’t have a member to accompany you:
Php1000 inclusive of the following:
- 50 bullets of reloads (Php12 each) = Php600
- Range fee = Php200 per head
- Gun Rental = Php200 per firearm
- Target paper = Php11 each
If you bring your own bullet, there’s a corkage fee of Php6 per bullet.
Now if you’re hook into shooting, you can join the gun club. It’s Php2500 per year and the cost of renewal is Php2000. For foreigners, registration is Php5000 per year.
Members get to enjoy these benefits:
- Php9 per bullet
- Target paper = Php11 each
- Free use of firing range
- Free use of gun (one at a time)
- Allowed to bring one guest (must be same nationality)
- Bullet corkage is down to Php2 per bullet
ARMSCOR Shooting Centre Inc.
1st Basement Makati Cinema Square
Tel Nos. 811-1551 | 81-1264
Opens daily from 10 AM to 7 PM
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