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Check out what’s on the schedule and what you missed!  Then scroll down to the “Accessibility” section a view details and pictures of how accessible each of the Gun Range’s are that we go too!  Bathroom access is a problem we all face as wheelchair users so I’ll do my best to address any barriers you may be concerned about!  If you have questions

Upcoming Events 2020 hosted by TheWheelDean:

November 7, 2020 at 12 noon.  Come attend a 2hr class to get your CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons Permit) at Hits and Miss’s Gun Store – 6750 W Peoria Ave – Glendale, AZ 85345.  There will be food & beverages and accessible bathrooms. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. We will also be holding the class on ZOOM for those who need to stay home during the pandemic.  Email TheWheelDean with questions. Click here to register!

Upcoming Events 2020 hosted by The Next Step:

November 14, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.

December 12, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.

I would recommend to all gun owners and perspective gun owners living in the Phoenix area to attend the “Use of Deadly Force” certification course. Click here for the schedule.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings and Support Groups for 2020:

Please click here to learn about the Spinal Cord Injury and/or the Spina Bifida support group meetings. (info at the bottom of that page).

Upcoming Events 2021:

January 6, 2021 Tactics Class begins at 7pm – 9pm and again on January 9, 2021 at 11am – 1pm.  Click here for the details and to register.

January 19-22, 2021 The Shot Show in Las Vegas. A monster firearms show held in 2 locations on the Vegas strip! Check shotshow.org for all the details!

** There will be more events posted once I know what’s going on with the Corona Virus restrictions in our area, so please check back frequently and stay healthy!  If you have any ideas for events we should have, please let me know.  I’d like to have an overnight campout with bbq’ing followed by a day of target practice and more bbq’ing, maybe in November when it cooler?

Past Events 2020:

October 10, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.
(I was unable to attend this one).

September 12, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.
(I was unable to attend this one).

August 8, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.
(I was unable to attend this one).

July 11, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.
(
I was unable to attend this one).

June 6, 2020 at 12 noon. Indoor Target practice at Shooter’s World Phoenix.  Hosted by The Next Step Peer Mentoring & More.

March 6, 2020 8a – 4p.  The annual Push Forward Conference hosted by the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association. Here’s a quick video I made of our visit.

February 29, 2020  Jojo (my girlfriend).  This was my first small event that only a few people made it too.  The main goal was to have Jojo try a few different guns.  All went well.  Here’s a short video of her trying 3 of them.

Accessibility

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility:  4044 W Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85086. Phone: 623-582-8313. azgfd.gov

This is so far my favorite place to go when it’s not too hot outside. They have handicap accessible parking, a smooth paved parking lot, and 2 concrete ramps to get into the main office.  The ramp from the parking lot is steeper than ADA guidlines, but I’m a C5-7 Quadriplegic and I can push up it with no problem.  The office is accessible as is the range. Most importantly, the bathrooms are very well done as far as accessibility goes. Even a power chair user shouldn’t have any problems!  (next visit I’ll add more pictures to show the parking, ramps, office, and the sinks in the bathroom).

C2 Tactical in Scottsdale:  7000 E Mayo Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85054. Phone: 480-588-8802. c2tactical.com

I have been inside this facility once for a class and to browse their showroom. There is accessible parking right outside their main entrance and the ramp onto the sidewalk is up to code.  The showroom is fully accessible and so are the classrooms. I still need to check out their indoor range, but their bathroom is very nice! I had no problem in there. Again, I will take additional photos next time I’m there.

Shooter’s World Phoenix:  3828 N 28th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017. Phone: 602-266-2600.  azshootersworld.com

I have been to this indoor range 3 times.  There are 2 accessible parking spaces by their door, and the entrance into the place is fine. The showroom is large and has plenty of room to navigate in any size wheelchair. The range is accessible and the shooting platforms have 2 height positions.  As far as the bathrooms are concerned, I haven’t had a chance to try it out, but my girlfriend said to me “You’ll never get in there!” So I’ll definitely be checking that out in a few weeks so I can come here and tell / show you.