Question: I am interested in the Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience, but would like to know whether two people can partake in the experience together with two individual tickets?
Answer: Yes that's absolutely fine. Once the vouchers are redeemed, you will receive the centre details so you can contact the instructor and arrange for the two of you to participate in the Shooting Experience on the same day.
Question: Which air rifle and pistol models are used for this experience?
Answer: You will have the option of using the following guns: Benjamin 22; Sniper Rifle Walther PPK; James Bond's - Gun Walther PT85; Semi-Automatic Pistol Heckler & Koch MP5; Semi-Automatic G36; Automatic.
Question: I'm looking at purchasing this for my husband but who goes out air gunning every weekend. Is it mostly suitable for beginners? Having said that, he isn't always that successful bringing back rabbits!
Answer: The Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience is suitable for all abilities, the instructor is a professional with firearms and can tailor the session to meet your specific needs.
Question: Are real firearms used in this shooting experience?
Answer: The guns are not real firearms, just air rifles and pistols are used. The only experience we offer with a real firearm is the clay pigeon shooting.
Question: Hi, I am looking to purchase this experience for my sons 16th birthday. His sister (who is 13) is also interested. Do you have any age limit on the shooting experience days?
The minimum age limit for this experience is 10 years old.
Question: Hi, I would like to buy this experience and was wondering what the charges for ammunition were?
This experience includes ammunition to use on the day. However, additional ammunition can be purchased on the day for Â£20. This would include the following...
For only Â£20 why not upgrade your special weapons experience.
This Upgrade will give you the followingâ€¦
Double ammunition of each pistol
1 x reactive exploding target (not included in normal special weapons +more available at Â£1 per target)
Double ammunition of the .50Cal Desert Eagle
1 x magazine (approximately 300-400 rounds on each gun) of the assault rifles and machine guns. Special weapons only includes one Assault rifle.
Either the MG42 General Purpose Machine gun (not included in the normal special weapons experience) or the M16 Blowback action with an awesome working! bolt action (not included in the normal special weapons experience)
Sniper rifle 10 rounds
Question: Are the guns used with live rounds?
Answer: The guns and rifles used are a mix of air pellets and airsoft.
Live rounds are not allowed here.
Question: How long are the vouchers valid for
All vouchers are valid for ten months from the date of purchase.
Question: Are there any age restrictions for the air rifle and pistol shooting?
Answer: The minimum age for this experience is 10.
Question: Can I use my own air gun on the Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in Sussex
Answer: I'm afraid you would not be able to use your own air gun. The centre will insist that you use their equipment that they are insured on and regually check over.
Following from the last experience I reviewed, there was a bit of a big leap between Pole Dancing and Shooting! That's what's great about Experience Days, so much variety. Heading up to Crowborough, Garry and I were on our way to meet another Garry from Corporate Buzz (two Garry's with two R's, who'd have thought?). This was Garry's (Experience Days Garry) first experience with me, so he was pretty excited, and also keen to try out this activity to see if it's something he'd like to do for his stag do.
The centre was supposed to have a balloon flying outside to guide us in, but unfortunately it had deflated meaning finding the centre wasn't as easy as it could have been, but we still got there on time. Walking through a forest we met Garry (Corporate Buzz Garry) and two other gentleman participating in the experience. The target area looked great, there was a wide variety of things to aim at, from spinners to cans to circular targets, all set against a misty forest. The shooting area had a picnic area with these really cute carved wooden chairs, tables and a barbecue, then the actual shooting hut had benches, a table lined with guns of all shapes and sizes, and a roof overhead in case it rained (which it didn't).
The gentlemen doing the experience with us went first, so we knew what would be happening. They'd clearly done some shooting before because their aim was very good, I was starting to think maybe this wouldn't be so difficult! Between each gun, Garry would explain a bit about them, how to properly use them, and some history about what they're used for. He was clearly very passionate about weapons and shooting techniques, which made what he was saying very interesting to listen to. Then it was our turn!
Garry (ED) and I alternated turns between shooting, first having a go on the Benjamin 22 sniper-like air rifle. Looking through a scope made aiming very easy, but the further away I pointed, the more I noticed how much my hands were shaking under the weight of the gun, which didn't help the aiming. I did manage to hold it still for long enough to hit a couple of targets, but I can't see myself becoming a professional sniper anytime soon! Up next was the James Bond handgun, the Walther PPK. I was pretty excited about this one because I could pretend to be a policeman and look really cool, same with the Walther PT85. Actually hitting targets was a lot harder with these guns because you don't hold them up to your eye and aim, you just point and hope for the best, which I did, and I think I hit something, maybe once.
After the pistols it was time for the big guns (wahey). Machine guns! How exciting. We would be firing two, the Koch MP5 and the Koch G36, both could be either semi-automatic or fully automatic, and we would be trying both settings. If, like me, you're unsure of the difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic weapon, basically automatic guns you just hold down the trigger and the bullets fire repeatedly until you let go, and semi-automatic you pull the trigger for each shot, but it reloads automatically. Slotting the magazine into place and switching the safety catch off, we were ready to fire. It's tempting with machine guns to move the gun side to side, hoping to hit a wider range of targets, but actually this will make you miss more due to the kick back of the gun once you fire. Still, I did hit a few targets and it was so much fun! It's slightly addictive, which could be a bit worrying if you think about it, but we were having a great time in a safe environment.
Once all the tin cans were thoroughly destroyed, we finished for the day. I can't say thank you enough to Garry (CB) who invited us to come along, he was so accommodating and made the experience very interesting, making sure we got as much from it as we possibly could. Rifle and pistol shooting is an exciting activity that can be enjoyed by adults and children, as well as the perfect theme for a stag or hen do. I'd highly recommend it and I know Garry (ED) would too!
They call me Stacey, Evie Stacey.
Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in Sussex
Group Size & Spectators:
Minimum Group Size: 1
Maximum Group Size: 12
Spectators are allowed to view your Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in East Sussex from the picnic area.
The Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in East Sussex is available throughout the year, from Wednesday to Sunday either 10:00 am or 14:00 pm.
The Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in East Sussex lasts for two hours.
The Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in East Sussex will go ahead in all weather conditions, so do make sure you dress appropriately! The shooting ranges are covered so you will be sheltered.
You will be shooting in the outdoors in woodland during the Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Experience in East Sussex, so you should wear flat, study footwear and comfortable, casual clothes (no high heels!).
Please make sure you wrap up warmly during the winter months and bring gloves and a hat.
Safety glasses, hi-vis jackets, guns, targets and ammo will all be provided by the centre.
*If necessary, extra ammunition can be purchased on the day - this will start at a cost of around £20.00.
Minimum Age: 10.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on site.
Extra ammunition can be purchased on the day - this will start at a cost of around £20.00.