Knowing how to properly handle a gun is invaluable, especially when your feet are otherwise occupied. Take control with this Groupon to Valastro International Academy. First-time visitors must register and take a one-hour safety course (at no extra fee) at the Academy's shop in Glendale before shooting at the range in Uniondale. Choose from the following options:
- For $39, you get a 60-minute rifle- and shotgun-shooting package for one (a $140 value).
- For $69, you get a 60-minute rifle- and shotgun-shooting package for two (a $280 value).
- For $85, you get a 60-minute rifle- or shotgun-shooting package for two, plus an Italian dinner for two at Angolo Piccolo (up to a $325.50 total value).
Each shooting package includes the following per person:
- Rifle and shotgun
- Safety gear
For the Italian dinner, diners select items from the menu for each of the following courses:
- One appetizer (up to an $8.50 value)
- Two entrees or one pizza (up to an $11.50 value each)
- Two glasses of wine (a $7 value each)
The staff of experienced law-enforcement officials at Valastro International Academy teach visitors proper firearm-shooting and safety techniques inside a private facility. Throughout the one-hour shooting session, guests aerate targets at 25-yard range with bullets from a .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun until the ammo runs out (about 60 rounds for rifle, 3–4 rounds for shotgun). The skilled instructors equip shooters with ear protection to muffle the maniacal hooting of gun chambers, and guests take home a safety-certification award 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.