At Philadelphia Archery & Gun Club, James Mastroddi and his team of NRA- and state-certified instructors provide both law-enforcement professionals and responsible firearm owners with opportunities to develop their skills in a safe setting. Introductory classes familiarize beginners with the safe and proper use of firearms, whereas specialized courses are restricted to law-enforcement personnel.
In Philadelphia Archery & Gun Club's pro shop, visitors can peruse apparel, accessories, and more than 500 firearms. And because safety remains paramount, every firearm purchase includes complimentary range use and professional instruction.
With Captain Jim O'Grady at the helm, the 78-foot Cock Robin carries groups of bait-brandishing passengers along on the Atlantic. Equipped with two turbocharged engines and mermaid-detecting sonar, the boat?which docks behind Spike's Seafood Restaurant?springs off the New Jersey coast in search of striped bass and bluefish every day. While striped bass fishing is the Cock Robin's specialty, bluefish hauls are the most common, and the summer and early autumn months usually bring an abundance of fluke and sea bass toward Jersey waters.
On Target Paintball keeps 14 fields groomed for high-intensity paintball battles. This means that whether a player wants to engage in rec-ball, speedball, or a friendly game of catch, he or she will likely find the perfect setting for their colorful battle, complete with makeshift bunkers and other obstacles.
Visitors to Banger's Sport Shop greet archery and firearm experts during lessons and inside the expansive pro shop. Archery instructors drill students of all ages and experience levels in the basics of bow technique at a 10-yard indoor archery range, and ready them for practice on a half-mile, NFAA-certified field-archery course. On four outdoor shooting ranges of 25, 50, 100, and 300 yards long, NRA-certified firearms instructors teach aiming and shooting techniques during the introductory-shooting class. Back inside the shop, staffers fill guests in on an array of new and used firearms, compound bows, ammunition, reloading supplies, and hunting gear. An onsite gunsmith is also available to repair firearms or add vintage bicycle bells to ones needing more character.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-Earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration and jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the month-long trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (all three subject to availability).
At Home Defense Site, Eddie Falcon strives to instill in his students a lifelong respect for gun use that puts safety first. Eddie already has years of responsible gun use??including time spent training with the manufacturers themselves??and possesses knowledge in numerous fields of self-defense and protection. Backed by this experience, Eddie and his team teach the use of pepper spray and handcuffs, alongside their courses for rifles, shotguns, and handguns. At their complete self-defense training center, they can also instruct students in hand-to-hand combat and basic life support.