Knowing how to properly handle a gun is invaluable, especially when your feet are otherwise occupied. Take control with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute rifle- or shotgun-shooting experience at Valastro International Academy in Glendale (a $140 value), accessible from Manhattan via the M train with a transfer to the Q29 bus.
The outing includes the following:
- Rifle or shotgun rental
First-time visitors must take a safety course and register with the shop, both at no extra fee.
The staff of experienced law-enforcement officials at Valastro International Academy teaches visitors proper firearm-shooting and safety techniques inside a private facility with a laser-shot range. Throughout the one-hour shooting session, guests aerate targets with bullets from a rifle or shotgun until the ammo runs out. The skilled instructors equip shooters with ear protection to muffle the maniacal hooting of gun chambers, and guests take home safety-certification awards as a keepsake of the day's firearm festivities.
Valastro International Academy
Valastro International Academy's staff of experienced law-enforcement officials teaches visitors responsible firearms operation and safe handling inside a private training facility. Classes acquaint clients—from everyday citizens to experienced security guards—in defensive tactics, such as retaining a firearm during a confrontation and defusing an altercation with observational humor. Beyond teaching humans how to defend themselves, Valastro's instructors also include canine trainers who lead basic obedience and housebreaking classes and teach dogs advanced skills such as search-and-rescue and narcotics detection.