Several weeks ago, my friend Steph and I were sitting around talking at a Cal Happy Hour at Boxing Cat. Somehow we got onto the conversation about shooting things. Like with a gun, and she mentioned that there were places to do so in Shanghai, and so quickly we realized that we needed to do this.
A couple of emails back and forth get exchanged and finally we end up with this schedule of events:
~1PM: Brunch: @ Element Fresh at Donghu and Huaihai
~3PM: Warm up round at Shanghai Modern Military Sports Club: 701 Huaihai Road, 7F.
~5PM: East Shanghai Shooting and Archery Club: 663 Hongqiao Road (near Panyu Road).
As I mentioned to Steph – pretty much the most exciting day ever.
So after brunch at Element Fresh, we wandered over to the Shanghai Modern Military Sports Club – located right in the middle of downtown on the 5th floor of a nondescript building near the H&M. Prices – well, like Vietnam, they weren’t cheap (about 8 RMB per bullet, but we got this membership deal which gave us a pretty good discount)
Andrew points out his bullseye.
Brendan shows off his target
Stephany gets ready to shoot
Steph shows off her work
From the Shanghai Military club in the middle of town, we took a bus down Huaihai to Panyu Lu and the East Shanghai Shooting and Archery Club – this place was kind of awesome. .22s in one shooting range, an indoor archery range, darts, pool tables, LAN linked computers for gaming (albeit only two) and beverages.
I kind of ran low on batteries so I didn’t take too many photos at the second location, but it was awesome. And it is highly highly recommended if you have a spare afternoon.