First time at a shooting range? What can you expect?

A trip to the shooting range is a guarantee of great fun, and at the same time a unique opportunity to test your shooting skills. However, while at the shooting range, you must follow the safety rules applicable there and strictly follow the instructor’s instructions to avoid potentially dangerous situations. And what else can you expect when you are at the shooting range for the first time?

Initial training under the supervision of a specialist

Amateurs can also try their hand at a professional shooting range, provided that they undergo special training before entering the track. Usually, such a procedure does not take long and is intended to familiarize the client with the way of holding / gripping the weapon. The next step is learning how to load weapons, aiming (work on sights) as well as working on the trigger and shooting. Then the instructor will select a weapon adequate to the physical conditions and interests of the person and will distribute protective equipment in the form of headphones and glasses to the participants. At the same time, in case of any understatements or doubts, you should immediately consult the instructor. Because firearms used at the shooting range can really threaten human life and health.

Choosing the optimal shooting posture

At the renowned shooting range, you can shoot both standing and lying down. We can shoot static or dynamic (for more advanced). However, being in such a place for the first time, usually the customer can choose between the first two proposals, dynamic shooting requires some shooting skills. Proper body positioning while shooting is critical to achieving satisfactory results, so in the beginning the instructor can spend a lot of time correcting the position of the legs, arms and elbows, and even the wrists of a given client. It is worth applying yourself to this lesson, because bad habits can have a very negative impact on the accuracy of your shots in the future.

What weapon is worth choosing during the first visit to the shooting range?

Before going to a specific shooting range, you can check what weapons will be available on site. Usually, however, there are popular air guns, glock pistols, revolvers, Kalashnikovs and even effective shotguns in stock. In fact, there is no rule that says that any of the listed weapons cannot be used when you are at the shooting range for the first time. Also, some people want to test as many models as possible the first time, to see which weapon suits them best. Nevertheless, it is worth being open to the instructor’s suggestions, especially if the person does not yet have specific preferences.

During the first visit to the shooting range, you do not need to wear a special protective suit. However, you can wear long-sleeved clothing and closed shoes, because in these types of places it is usually quite chilly. In addition, the aforementioned clothing will effectively protect the client’s skin against accidental contact with hot scales. In addition, at renowned shooting ranges, all the nuances are taken care of by qualified staff, so the customer does not have to worry about anything and can easily gain his first shooting experience.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the exact offer of our GoToShoot shooting range in Krakow.