15 July 2006

Phuket Shooting Range



I love to shoot, erm that sounded so wrong lol! I mean I loves guns.

But seriously I have this great interest in firearms and also this interest should come with a slightly above avarage's marksmanship.

There are actually 2 shooting range in Phuket itself but majority of the tour guide or TUT-TUT/taxi/van will bring you to the one in Kata.

I dont know why the one in Kata (Phuket shooting Range) is more famous (probably because its kinda old and everyone knows it) but there is a new shooting range in Kathu (Kathu shooting Range) that is not quite as popular as the Phuket Shooting Range but they got better/newer guns and rifles, not to mention their price is slightly cheaper too!

I m still trying to figure out where in the map is that Kathu Shooting Range, once i got it figured out I will post the map up here ok?

How to get there :

I stayed in Patong area and to get to Kata I joined the 1 day tour, for 1,200 Bath (RM120) i get a private car and a driver to drive me around any place i wanna go for 6 hours. Very reasonable considering its only 200 Bath (RM20) per hour.

OR you can take tut-tut, I reckon it will cost your around 500-600Bath (RM50-RM60) bucks round trip per tut-tut. (I cant take tut-tut because i m travelling with kid and its kinda dangerous for him) but its still worth it because if you taking the city tour package you can goto more than 1 place at a fraction of the price. Actually we stopped at more than 8 places for just RM120.


Phuket Shooting Range

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The first shooting range (Phuket shooting range) is located in Kata district, this is the older shooting range and the one in Kathu is newer with better guns and rifles.

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Entrance to Phuket Shooting Range (Kata district)

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Rules and regulations of the shooting range

Its very important to observe the rules and regulations before you do anything, I was told that once a guy pointed the shotgun at his friend and asked her to take his photo and he accidently shot the poor girl ..... so be extra careful when you are handling firearms ok? Take extra precautions. They will ask you to sign a Letter of indemnity to indemnify them of any demages in the event of any accidents arises from the use of their firearms.


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Prices of bullets and guns

890 Bath (RM89) for .38, 9mm, .45 caliber thats the price for 10 bullets
690 Bath (R69) for .22 caliber which is used for sniper rifles or standard .22 revolver
990 Bath for buck shot shotguns for 10 bullets
All prices comes with 10 bullets and rental of gun.

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Types of guns/revolvers available .22, .38, .45, 9mm, semi auto rifles and shotguns

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9mm .22 and .38 guns

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Whole set of them, this is all the guns they have in the shooting range, no machine guns like MP5 or M16 tho.

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Junior Sniper in the making

This junior sniper is running around the place collecting empty bullet's casing and put them all into his pocket.

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9mm Bullets 10's for 890 Bath (RM89.00)

I took this photo when the instructor go and get a replacement gun because mine just jammed.


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This is the 1st gun that i used, M92F 9mm automatic pistol.



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Another 9mm handgun or izzit .45?


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Scorecard at 15 yards, 9mm automatic pistol.

My pistol jammed during the 1st shot, normally the recoil would cause the emptied bullet's casing to jump outta the gun. but this time the bullet casing got stuck in the gun and the instructor took the gun and change it to another one. I then fired my second shot and its still the same! The bullet casing is stuck in the gun and once again i am given a new gun. This greatly reduces my accuracy because they are giving me a different gun everytime which is different in weight, recoil and targetting system. So, this messed up my scores KNN!

I was told that this place is really old and their guns are not as good as it used to be anymore, lotsa wears and tears, i hope they will replace their firearms the next time i go back there.

One thing you might wanna know before you picked up any 9mm automatic pistol, the explotion is L O U D! as loud as when lighting strikes, go please get proper ears protection before you start firing. Ear mufflers are provided free of charge by the management.

If you are a first timer, be extra careful of the gun recoil .... after you pulled the trigger you pistol will have this "kick back" action to it, hold your gun properly as there are still life bullets in it, you do not wanna drop your gun at this point.

Take you time, do not rush ... take your time to aim, not all gun are built the same ... some have different targetting system. as such you gotta fire 1 shot to test the accuracy then adjust your sight according to the 1st bullet mark.


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Target at 15 yards, 9mm automatic pistol.

15 yards is kind far isnt it? Its like snipping with a pistol and its lotsa fun! Other than the loud "BOOM" explotion, there is this sound that were made by the casing of the bullets when the jumped out from the pistol and drop to the floor .... that sound is the best!


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"X" marks the spot when i was given 2 new pistol! TWICE! diu! if not can get at least 80% accuracy instead of 68%!! KNN!


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Scene Around the Shooting Range




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.22 Sniper Rifle in Action

Everyone will get a personal instructor standing beside him/her, they will grab your gun if you try to point it anywhere else other than the target.

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another 9mm automatic pistol, notice the bright red ear mufflers?



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.22 bullets with score card.


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.22 sniper rifle

This rifle is not as heavy as it look, prolly in the region of 1-2 kilos very ergonomic and the scope is of good quality. You need to rest your rifle on the "pillow" provided so you wont stress you arms out. This is not an automatic rifle tho, everytime you pulled the trigger you gotta pull back the level to release the casing and reload your rifle .... not really that impressive.


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Junior Snipper and Sniper scorecard.


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Scorecard for .22 sniper rifle, 75% accuracy.



Kathu International Shooting Club

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Kathu Shooting Range

This place is not a favorite among the tour guides and tut-tuts, When i arrive at the shooting range, i have it all to myself ... no one else is there. Porn (my guide) told me that it might me due to the fact that this shooting range is outta the way from all those tourist attractions therefore not much tour guide wanna come here as it is outta their way.

Map of Kathu Shooting Range



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Price of bullets and guns rental

Price in this place is about 100 Bath (RM10) cheaper than Phuket shooting range. But for bullets of .22 calibre its the same at 690 Bath (RM69)

I reckon if you gonna do lotsa shooting, you might as well come here, the firearms are alot better too! (in quality not in varieties)

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Kathu's Stock handguns

I noticed that they do not stock lotsa firearms and also their pistol do not comes with any scope, so you gotta rely on the gun's targetting system. that is also the reason why i did not shoot any pistol here dispite them being cheaper.


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Shotguns and Rifles

There is only 3 shotguns and 1 rifle here compares to the other shooting range which stores more than 10 guns and rifles on their shelves.


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Junior Snipper getting ready

You can see from the above photo that we practically have the whole place to ourself.


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EAT LEAD!!!! my score card.




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Automatic .22 sniper rifle

This is an automatic rifle, all you need to do is to aim and shoot .... no nid to pull the level back to discard of the casing or to reload. the recoil on a .22 rifle is really at its minimum and if you are used to it you dont even feel there is any "kick" at all. If you really wanna feel the "kick" you should go for the shotgun.

The scope accuracy is kinda screwed up tho, I gotta readjust my sight 3-4 times just to get it right. But shooting here is kinda relaxing, that probably because I m the only guy around and I can take my own sweet time taking my aim and shoot without having to worry that there is someone waiting for me to finish before he could start his.

Despite having very limited choices of firearms I will definitely come back to Kathu shooting range in the future, prolly with my own targetting scope lol!


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Automatic .22 sniper rifle




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Instructor Calculating my Score


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From 75% accuracy yesterday to 96% accuracy not bad huh? GOOD!!!


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The King of Thailand with M16 assault rifle.



This is what you should do in the shooting range :

  1. First get a set of ears muffles, whether you are shooting or not! this will provide sufficient protection to your ears.
  2. Go to the gun room and select your choice of firearm (if you are shooting la)
  3. Sign some papers to indemnify them in case of any injuries arises.
  4. Ask your instructor to bring the gun and bring you to the cashier counter
  5. Pay for your bullets
  6. Get gogle from instructor to protect your eyes (if you are not wearing any specs) For specky like me no nid extra gogle.
  7. Sit on the chair provided and let your instructor load your firearm.
  8. Point, aim and shoot.
  9. Do not point your firearms anywhere else other than the target.
  10. once you emptied your firearms leave it on the table you are sitting on.
  11. Request permission to take photo of the gun (if you want that)
  12. Goto the cashier counter and ask for free stickers - image below (Yar I know, I dem cheapskate!)
  13. Get Lost or play another round!
  14. Burnt holes in your pocket and the scoreboards lol!

FREE STICKERS!


41 comments:

  1. Walao Wingz... damn 9 shiok. I wanna try that too!!! Another activity for my trip to Phuket this coming October. Hehehe...

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  2. www.JiaLat.Com.my8:50 am

    Muahahah... TAUKEH IS BACK!!!

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  3. waaa.. go tembak pistol. water pistol got tembak oso ah?
    you netter be careful, all malaysians who go for shooting practices have their particulars recorded and sent to our special branch one. next time any shootout, your name also in the suspect list.

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  4. wahh...i bisit phukek must go try liaw...

    damn syiok huh wingz?

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  5. errrr boob : not true wo.. he went to phuket also know i will be up to sumthing.. so must try snipper mia shooting range liao... wah i didnt know he gon kill me liddat wo...

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  6. Heng tai!!!! Gua in KL. Later I go to your house, ok? You cook lunch, ok?

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  7. wuah! so nice! get to be dirty harry!

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  8. wah you lucky,
    last time i shoot at their range using M16 and m23Shotgun with some .9 and some beratta.

    I came back they almost do cavity search on ME !! MCH...i wonder how the fuck they know i am a terrorist

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  9. You went to phuket play gun pula. It looks very teh syiok!

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  10. Tenacios t : Yea dem shiok, especially if this is your first time but be careful with the 9mm and shotgun tho the recoil is kinda strong.

    jialat : where taukeh where?

    ahpek : yar i heard that before too! but that was last time, this time on the flight kambing back to KL almost every malaysian also bringing back their own scorecard furthermore i think shooting is more like a sport rather than associated with terrorism ler. Malaysia also got shooting range for public ledi what?

    ah nel : yar must try! dem shiok wan! but abit expensive sial!

    shireen : u got jalan with boob_omatic one ka?

    5xmom : wuah!! faster come!!!

    wuching : hahaha no ler i got mandi one! sommo my name is not harry also!

    terenceg : eh last time was how many yrs ago? I was there in 2000 and 2002, both of the time they dont have M16 and baretta anymore. I was hoping this time they would add glock to their range of firearms but too bad tarak.

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  11. bryan : if you are facinated by firearms then very shiok one ler! majiam playing counterstrike! lol

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  12. fark man wings u farker!
    now i wanna go phuket liao!

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  13. lmf : mcb you fark me for what laaa?? come lar we go together-gether!

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  14. a bit xpensib but can get d syiok so nebamind...

    last time i wok in sinkapork nearly go try but that place really xpensib...join membar oleli $100 then add tis n tat...knn...

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  15. ohh..that shooting range syiok la, but eerrr why go so far, haadyai oso got.

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  16. Shoot warter gun la ...

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  17. Anonymous3:13 pm

    Wei? You day time shoot real gun, night time got shoot your water gun in Phuket ah?

    Got go for body massage ah?

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  18. oh shit ..that anon was me

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  19. wingz..did u bring some guns back for us to play play?

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  20. Anonymous9:44 pm

    B690 for 10 rounds of .22! WTF I pay around B300 for 500 rounds of .22 or 50 rounds of 9mm FMJ in the USA.

    I would shoot around 150 to 200 rounds on a typical day at the range. This would cost B10350 to B13800 in Phuket? Nice racket.

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  21. Got practice John Wong's or Chow yuen fatt's gun firing mah?

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  22. walau eh... when i go to phuket i must go shooting range....la...
    mana tahu i can gols medal in sea games?

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  23. Anonymous3:20 am

    u gonna give me free stickers rite?

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  24. ahnel : u rich of coz nebermind laaa

    ace : haadyai one how much ar?

    toxicle : water gun everyday also got shoot one what?

    cocka : diu as if u daytime no shoot watergun one laa

    mirror : u want play gun ar? neh u go play cocka mia water gun lar ... he dem willingly let u play one lol!!

    anon : wuah so cheap?! where in USA are you from? I wanna go there too!! lemme know plsss!!!

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  25. chew..... sure boh accurate... see see use other ppl score card and snap photo woh.. sin ka pei got lar

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  26. bellevella5:19 pm

    i should b happy for u but i lost my palm..I CANNOT BLOG ANYMORE WITOUT IT!!! argghhhhh

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  27. i want real gun. i want shot bullet one. not shot liquid one

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  28. My son read this post and wants to go liao, how? You can bring back the bullets meh? Can go through customs?

    And my toddler said yr lil devil 'that boy veli cool hor?'

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  29. Wah, this is better than National Service!

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  30. whoi! no try those one shot 200 bullets mia shot gun? better chances wor! LOL!

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  31. Sign up for National Service and get free 10 bullets to shoot M-16 :P

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  32. Welcome back!! **muaks**

    Hey, when is the big job? Bank or goldsmith?? lol

    Ei, your I'l Devil really terror lar... very accurate wor.... lol

    Pssst, did you get to shoot any other pistol?? *nudge*

    Hey, where's the shark and dolphins/? I thot you're going scuba diving?

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  33. unker u organise la!
    we go phuket together gether.
    i bring chicks that like gun

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  34. Anonymous7:08 pm

    eh me oso there leh at the phuket shooting range. i din't try, i went further down the road to ride them atv on some very scary tracks. oh n then the next day tsunami came. too bad i left at 10am phuket time. missed all the fuss about tsunami.

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  35. j.j. : John wong is who ler? the John Wong I know sells pork one wor!

    pisang : ya la maybe can get FIFA world cup tim!!

    anonymous : ermm ... 1st i gotta know who are you 1st before i could even give u the stiker rite anot?

    shireen k : diu ... u dun jeles la! if u lemme shoot 9 u hor ... no nid aim shoot blindfolded also can kena! kakakaka

    belle : what happened to your palm? you use ur palm to blog??? siao ar ?

    mirror : both shoot bullets n shoot liquid one also available in phuket

    5xmom : bring bullets home? not unless u wanna taste those prison cooked food la! lol! u tell your toddler ler .... the boy mia papa lagi cool! lol!

    howsy : ya la NS sarks la! the only gun u get to hold is your own water gun lol!

    eggy : 200 bullets??!!! shoot elephant ka? lol!

    pablopabla : sign up for NS and kena bully free!! lol

    helen : wuah u dem eager to see me eat prison meal izzit?

    lmf : kam la!!! pls bring those chicks that loves my water gun one ok?

    anonymous : wuah dem lucky you! if not sure u kena stuck in phuket wan!

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  36. Wingz, if kena bully free can tembak balik free. I shudder to think...

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  37. Anonymous7:07 pm

    your son damn cute lar, unlike his father.

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  38. your son damn cute lar, unlike his father.

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  39. Fulamak! Damn kau expensive woi!! And I thot Malaysian prices were high. Anyway, that first gun isn't a 92F. It's a ParaOrd. Since u say it's 9mm then it's probably the P18 9mm version. Yes, the rest are .45s. Thailand ppl damn shiok 45 wan :p Sadly, Malaysians only shiok Glock. Stupid plastic guns...

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  40. Anonymous1:45 pm

    sorry to say... the first gun u shot.. that is not the Beretta 92.
    Its a colt 1911. Berettas don't look like that nor do they have the safety catch behind the trigger grip. Its on the slide itself.

    nevertheless.. goood pics ye taken:)

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  41. Anonymous12:09 pm

    Hey there, impressive info you got there. Do you still have the contact for the driver who drove you around the island? Thanks!

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