Spend an entire afternoon crawling on your belly over rocks and dashing between bunkers with the whiz of paint-filled capsules humming past your ears. Then open fire and decimate enemies, friends, or co-workers in a splatter of color. New Breed Paintball has more than six fields stocked with old tires, barrels, heaps of logs, and wall remnants that challenge fleet feet, sharp eyes, and trigger fingers to work together. A castle field allows paint-slingers to study the forces of wind-resistance and splatter from a tall turret and within weathered, loggy walls. Click here to see photos of fields and paintballers in action. Be sure to dress appropriately: the paint washes out of clothing, but you're going to get really dirty, no matter how gifted a sharpshooter you may be.
Within Connecticut Firearms Training's classroom, NRA-certified and ex-military instructors teach firearm fundamentals, including a Basic Pistol Safety session and private classes in pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The range also hosts special events?including a half-priced ladies' night?and its onsite retail center sells firearms, gun-cleaning supplies, and other accessories.
With its main lodge built during the era of the Founding Fathers, Orvis Sandanona serves as one of the oldest permitted shotgun-shooting clubs in the country. Given its history, it's no surprise that the diverse 20-stand sporting-clays course has been chosen to host many prestigious competitions. Lush greenery and wooden fences also extend to both the modern skeet and five-stand courses, where onsite specialists teach the English Churchill method of shotgun hunting. In addition, fly fishing instruction comes in handy during guided fishing trips arranged by the staff. The clubhouse's dining room?whose ceiling beams and wooden accents give it the vibe of a colonial tavern?serves as a cozy spot for lunch or dinner.
Comfort is almost as important as safety at Shooters Pistol Range. The climate-controlled, indoor facility features opportunities for visitors seeking professional training or recreational practice. Staff members oversee the video-monitored live-fire range and NRA-certified instructors lead classes that cover the fundamentals of firearm safety and responsible gun ownership. Additionally, Shooters Pistol Range features a small lounge area near the retail area, which features a selection of new firearms, apparel, and accessories.
The NRA-certified instructors of Your Pistol Permit have one goal: to instill in their students responsible handgun practices as outlined by the National Rifle Association. To do this, they lead the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course, blending both classroom and range training so students feel comfortable handling a firearm and auditioning for the next Police Academy movie. Along with demonstrating the proper mindset needed to responsibly operate a handgun, instructors teach terminology, stance, loading and unloading, and firearm cleaning. They also offer private instruction for clients who prefer training tailored to their skill level.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Have an open mind and be prepared to have fun.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Several additional courses are available [at] discounts to returning clients.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
The best part about our job is when the client gets the moment of what we call "ah-ha"?everything we are teaching them comes together in the student's mind and they are able to show us what they can do. That's where the fun really starts.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
All of our staff are experienced, certified instructors. Many are from several agencies such as [the] National Rifle Association, NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division, Glock, Safariland, and PPCI. The majority of our staff have backgrounds in naval, military, law-enforcement, or competitive shooting. Our experience and abilities come across with each student we work with to provide the safest and most educational opportunity for them to shine in.