Target shooting has been on my bucket list ever since. (Maybe archery soon?) And when I got to try it, I wasn’t disappointed.
I tried target shooting in Stronghand Shooting Range. They are located in La Defense Bldg., E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. From Cubao, just ride a jeepney going to Quiapo. Make sure you get off in front of Metrobank and Motolite. From Cubao, it only takes 2 minutes to get there.
When I arrived there, I was really excited! Before the actual shooting, there will be a seminar first. It will be a basic seminar teaching the 4 Rules of Gun Safety, Proper Handling, Load-Shoot-Clear and Foundations Skill. The basic course will also teach you how to handle a pistol, how to clear a pistol, and of course, how to shoot a target. What I truly remembered in the seminar, “It’s better to gun proof your children than to child proof your gun.” Mr. Benjamin C. Aura, NROI Range Officer and PPSA Mem, was the one who gave the seminar. I’ve learned a lot. He taught us everything we need to be prepared and safe for the target shooting.
First, we were taught how to manually load a gun. A speed loader was also present just for the customer’s convenience. Range Officers and Mr. Aura was present during the target shooting to assist us. I was not nervous. In fact I was excited. But after I shot the first bullet, I suddenly felt a bit nervous. I suddenly felt like I was shooting myself. It felt like the bullet would boomerang to me. After that, I wasn’t able to concentrate on my target. I heard the range officer talking to his student, “May nangyari ba? Wala naman diba? Okay ka lang naman diba?” (Did something happen? Nothing right? You are okay.) So I told myself, “Hey, he’s right. What am I afraid of?” It was silly of me to think that I would get hurt there and the bullet might boomerang back to me. After overhearing the conversation, I fired my gun confidently, concentrating on my target. I enjoyed it very much. Even though I was a bit frustrated, the “competitive” girl inside me was shouting, “Hey! Hit the target!!” After much concentration, ignoring the pain in my aching arm from holding the heavy gun, thinking that special someone might see this, (at least the photo of the target) I got to hit A! Hurray!!! So that was the secret, think of something that you feel might help you hit that target, and you will!
I honestly enjoyed. But more importantly than enjoying is your safety, and Stronghand Shooting Range was able to provide this. You will surely love them among others. Why?
- It is a toxic-free environment. They have a toxic-free ammo. HEPA filter, turbine air exchanger, and their “no egos allowed” culture. Unlike others, the shooting range is not full of smoke from the guns that were fired. In fact, there was no smoke at all. Cool. No Air-borne Lead. No Sulfur Dioxide. No Barium Oxide. No Antimony Oxide.
- They implement their rules very strictly. Like “No ID, No shoot” and the license to carry firearms.
- They have a cafe inside!
- They have a teaching range. They have a “No tips please. Use that for your next practice” policy.
- They have a 180 degree viewing window, seminar room, large and small bays and approachable attitude about guns and ammo,
- They provided us total safety, comfort, and of course, a very fun and unforgettable experience.
I would love to come back there. I love this sport. If you want to try target shooting,
THE LIFESTYLE AVENUE HIGHLY RECOMMENDS STRONGHAND SHOOTING RANGE.
Would you like to try target shooting? Have you tried target shooting? Let me know in the comments!
- The Ladies Shoot is every Wednesday. Which gives the ladies 50% off on Range Fee and Firearm Rental.
- Don’t forget to bring VALID Government Issued ID.
Stronghand Shooting Range
Mobile: +63 927 424 3855
Landline: +63 2 721 7174
Address: 1660 La Defense Bldg., E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.
Membership: Php 5,000.00
Renewal: Php 2,000.00
Range Fee: Member – Php 100.00, Guest – Php 500.00, Foreign Php 750.00
Firearm Rental: Member – Php 300.00, Guest – Php 500.00, Foreign Php 750.00
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Sunday: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.