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Talang Shooting Range Phuket

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On one of my random explores, I came across this place. A police shooting range in the northern part of Phuket island. Although it's run by the police, anyone can shoot there with a wide range of weapons, moving and stationary targets. They have 0.22 to 0.45 handguns, rifles, shotguns.

This range is used by the police for practice and it's not cheap for single visits, but there are membership options if you plan on doing a lot of shooting. I chose a 9mm, as my instructor advised me it was easy to shoot with not such a big kick. That cost 850 baht for 10 bullets and training. For 1000 baht/year you can join as a member, and then you only pay for bullets, about 850 baht for 200 bullets, depending on the gun.

So how did I do? Well as long as I'm shooting something no more than 20 feet away I got 9 out of 10 bullets into the target! The first two shots were a bit scary, the gun is incredibly loud! But once I got use to it, it became easy.

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I know it looks like only 8 holes, but I promise you, the hole I'm pointing to is a double! Only my second bullet was lost. Never let go of the gun! it has a fierce kick, even for a little 9mm, and never ever hold it close to your face, you'll lose an eye! I was told these things, but still managed to nearly lose it on the first bullet! But otherwise my instructor made it easy.


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