Point Blank Shooting Newcastle hits the target with its arrival in Newcastle.

Situated next to Zaap at the Gate, Point Blank Shooting Newcastle is the newest addition for entertainment in town. A simulation shooting range and bar. 

I booked in for opening night to see what this addition could bring to Newcastle. I’m not one for playing shoot em ups on a PlayStation, so wondered how much I’d enjoy this. However it was an instant hit for me.

COVID guidelines adhered to. Track and Trace completed. Upon entry our temperatures were taken. Reception explained the one way system and sanitiser was available in each shooting arena. Bookings are staggered for entry and all weapons sanitised before use. 

We were escorted to our booth, of which our host again explained the COVID guidelines. Food and Drink menus are available via a QR code and table service was given to us for the entirety of our stay. As you aren’t allowed to order at the bar. This is a good thing as you get to continue enjoying the shooting and not miss your turn! 

Our host opened up the chest to display a handy assortment of weapons available to use. 

We had been given the full array which is an add on cost. This consisted of Desert Eagle Luger, .357 Revolver,. 44 9” Magnum, 92 Beretta, M4 Carbine, Thompson M1A1 Submachine Gun, M16 Rifle, M41A Carbine

G36, MP5, AK47 Specifically AKS74 Tactical, Glock 27 and Mini Glock

We were shown how to use the weapons, calibrate and given a brief demo of the games available.

There are over 150 different simulations available, which will be updated throughout the year. You can choose from static targets, hostage situations and different variations of moving targets and situations. 

The systems used are the same used in America to train professionals with weapons and are to within 0.3mm accuracy. 

We had booked an hour session, however between three of us this flew by. Being the first time we had been, the demo provided, ate up a little time however we know what to do next time, so there won’t be any time wasted. 

This was a fantastic activity and one that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. I’d definitely recommend attending in a larger group and to book for two hours. If you don’t think that your competitive, then you soon find out that you might be more than you think! 

After our session there was some space to be able to sit down in a separate area and continue to have drinks and food. We tried out the mac cheese bites, nachos and pork belly bites with sesame seeds. All sharer bites which is perfect for the kind of environment. The quality of the ingredients was above your regular nacho cheese, and each dish tasted good. 

This range of quality continues onto the drinks menu where you won’t find a fosters or a Jack Daniels, like you will about town. It’s continental lagers, Old Forester bourbon, Johnnie Walker scotch and Stolichnaya Vodka here. This was an intentional choice by the venue, all in tandem with the decor, which has all been custom made. This venue is supposed to be a speakeasy designed for enjoyment. 

I’m excited by this venue, and what it will bring. I’ll certainly be back. I can see this being popular with most people whatever the age range. (Note this is for over 18’s only) Perfect for Birthday, Hen/Stag, Work occasions or just a fun night out! 

Please note these activities are for 18+ only 

All prices are per booth, per hour. Min 2 people.

Up to 4 shooters – £45

5 shooters – £50

6 shooters – £55

7 to 10 shooters – £60

To upgrade from the basic weapon offering it will cost £5 per Hand gun, £10 per rifle or the gun packages (classic & modern) are £20 each.

You can book online at 

https://newcastle.pointblankshooting.co.uk

or via email Newcastle@pointblankshooting.co.uk

or call on 0333 023 0363

Thanks for reading,

Aaron

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