Valastro International Tactical Academy


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Experienced law-enforcement officials teach students proper firearm-shooting & safety techniques inside facility accessible from Manhattan

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Promotional value expires Dec 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. Must have valid ID. Must be a permanent US resident. Must sign waiver. Safety course required for first time clients. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Services are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 package at Valastro International Academy in Queens, accessible from Manhattan via the M train with a transfer to the Q55 bus (a $140 value). The all-inclusive package includes:

  • Rifle and shotgun
  • Ammo
  • Targets
  • Protection<p>

First-time visitors must take a two-hour safety course and register with the shop, both at no extra fee.

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 or 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.

Customer Reviews

Plan to be there at least 4 hours. It took our whole day, but Mr.Valastro is pleasantly funny and informative.
Filomena M. · December 8, 2014
Had a great time! Would definitely go back and recommend others to go there!
Jane R. · June 5, 2012
The folks at Valastro really know what they're doing! They're super professional and very knowledgeable. They take really good care of everyone and are very patient with everyone! We loved it and will definitely return!
Tania D. · December 11, 2014

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