Solaire’s Sky Range Shooting Club open to the public

posted January 20, 2017 at 08:01 pm
by  Manila Standard Sports
AS part of its first anniversary celebration, Sky Range Shooting Club at Solaire Resort and Casino will open its doors to all shooting enthusiasts for a one-day Club Shoot.

Sky Range chief operating officer Gerry De Belen said that today, Saturday will be the first time the exclusive shooting club will be opening its doors to the public.

“We want to give non-members an opportunity to experience this world-class tourist facility through a one-day tournament,” De Belen said while citing that their facility was made by Action Target and that they have 99 different programs.

For his part, Sky Range Shooting Club President Michael Ray Aquino emphasized that they promote responsible gun ownership.

“This tournament promotes target shooting as more than just a hobby, but also as a sport and Sky Range provides the perfect training facility,” Aquino said.

Sky Range chief operating officer Gerry De Belen (left) with Sky Range Shooting Club President Michael Ray Aquino.
The tournament is composed of three courses of fire with a total of 34 rounds with Virginia Count being used as the scoring system.

The winner of the tournament will take home a 45ACP 1911 A1 Pistol, second place will receive a Carbine Mini Riffle (22lr), and third place will get a Sky Range Day Pass Gift Card worth P10,000.

Registration fee is at P5,000, which includes use of firearm, ammunition, tournament shirts and cap, meals and a chance to win raffle prizes. Those who want to come and watch the Club Shoot may register for P1,000.

The P200 million shooting range is the first indoor accredited rifle range in the country and is also the first to be attached to a hotel.

For the meantime, Sky Range has limited its membership to 2,000 individuals with 100 slots exclusively for experts. Other packages available are those for Sharpshooter and Corporate membership.  Day pass is available for non-members.

Some of Sky Range’s more frequent visitors are those from China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, the United States, and Australia with a number of them only first time gun users.

Sky Range has firearms ranging from pistols to long firearms including the M16 and M4 sniper automatic with individuals using the target range first given a gun safety seminar and shooting fundamental course.  There is also one-to-one supervision between them and their range officers.

The shooting club has 15 lanes, 25 meter long pistol shooting bay, five lanes 50 meter long rifle shooting bay, deluxe automatic target retrievers controlled with the patented Smart Pad System, total containment bullet traps, and tactical safety baffles.

Topics: Sky Range Shooting Club , Gerry De Belen , Michael Ray Aquino
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