Can we consume alcohol before or during the activity?
We enforce a strict “ZERO BLOOD ALCOHOL” policy. No alcohol is to be consumed before or during the activity. Any suspicion of any consumption of alcohol will result in the participant not being able to handle a firearm. At most venues bar facilities are available at the completion of the activity.
What attire should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that are weather appropriate. It is advisable to wear flat closed-toe shoes. No singlets, thongs or camouflage clothing can be worn. If you wear corrective lenses for distance it is beneficial to use them during the activity. We recommend you bring hats and sunglasses. Jackets with big collars are discouraged as they make mounting the shotgun into the shoulder correctly a problem. Some of our venues follow strict dress etiquette rules so please keep this in mind if you are wishing to dress the ‘Buck’ up. We will advise upon your enquiry to which venues this applies.
Is this activity safe?
All shooting is undertaken within the confines of an un-inhibiting safety cage. All firearms are loaded and unloaded by a qualified instructor. There has never been an accident of any kind at any of our days over the past decade. All safety equipment such as safety glasses and ear protection is provided.
Who actually conducts the day?
To ensure we can provide the best possible experience at a variety of venues Olympic Gold Medallist Russell Mark, Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Lauryn Mark and the rest of our team will be available to conduct a thoroughly unique experience. If you have a particular Team Member in mind for your fun-filled day at the gun club, please advise and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Is there any instruction provided?
All of our days begin with a firearms safety instruction demonstration and then a basic practical demonstration on how to hold a firearm and shoot some relatively easy clay targets. As the day progresses more difficult shots are introduced.
Is there an age limit and is it for males only?
There is a minimum age limit of twelve years. Gender is no limitation. Females have on many occasions indeed out-performed their male counterparts during the competition section of the activity.
Do you need a shooters licence to do this activity?
No firearms licence is required. No previous shooting experience is needed although we do cater for all levels of ability. In some states a temporary police firearms licence form will need to be filled prior to the activity. This may require you to show proof of ID (i.e a Driver’s Licence).
What do we actually shoot at and what type of firearms and ammunition do we use?
All the firearms are current Beretta 12 gauge shotguns. Beretta is widely recognised as the best firearm manufacturer in the world. Some of the guns used during the events are the actual firearms used by Russell and Lauryn in their Olympic and Commonwealth Games competitions. Their value ranges from $3,000 all the way up to $35,000 per shotgun. We only use low recoil competition target ammunition.
How many participants can this activity cater for?
We have a variety of packages available that enable us to accommodate for all group sizes. We conduct events for individuals and groups of all levels. We pride ourselves in providing an entertaining and fun experience which is great for special occasions like Bucks events and Birthday parties. If you are interested in Clay Target Shooting, we have got the right package for you.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We will do our best to ensure that the day is enjoyable regardless of the weather. If it is pouring rain or lightning we will take a break until the harsh weather passes. Otherwise we encourage you to wear weather appropriate clothing to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible during your experience.