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WW2 Small Arms Experience

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Charlestown, US
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Charlestown, US
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Experience the thrill of handling and firing iconic WW2 small arms in this once-in-a-lifetime activity. Get up close and personal with historic weapons that you've seen in movies and video games. This unique program allows you to not only learn about these iconic guns but also test your skill by firing them at a target. Under the supervision of experienced instructors, you will have the opportunity to handle and fire a variety of pistols, rifles, submachine guns, and even a belt-fed machine gun. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear as this is an outdoor activity that may require kneeling, sitting, or lying on the ground. All firearms and ammunition are provided, along with safety equipment. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and excitement of WW2 small arms.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Get up close and handle iconic WW2 weapons
  • Test your skill by firing historic guns
  • Experience real trigger time with historic firearms
  • Learn about and fire a variety of small arms
  • Enjoy two hours of instruction by experienced professionals
  • Use of range
  • All firearms & ammunition
  • Two hours of instruction by experienced range officer & historic armorer
  • Paper targets
  • Safety glasses & hearing protection
  • This is an outdoor activity, be sure to bring your favorite bug repellent

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Introduction

The WW2 Small Arms Experience offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of iconic weapons from the Second World War. Step into the shoes of a soldier, as you not only witness these historic firearms up close but also handle and fire them at a rural outdoor range. This one-of-a-kind program in the northeast brings the movies and video games to life, allowing you to experience the thrill of firing a variety of WW2 era small arms.

What to expect?

Participants can anticipate an unforgettable experience as they learn about, handle, and fire an assortment of WW2 era small arms. From pistols to battle rifles, submachine guns, and even a belt-fed machine gun, you'll have the opportunity to unleash your inner marksman under the expert guidance of experienced instructors. Feel the weight of history in your hands as you load a magazine and take aim at the target, experiencing the power and precision of these iconic weapons firsthand.

Who is this for?

The WW2 Small Arms Experience is suitable for history enthusiasts, firearm enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a thrilling and educational adventure. Whether you're a seasoned shooter or a novice, this experience caters to all skill levels. It's an opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds and interests to step into the shoes of a WW2 soldier and gain a deeper understanding of the weapons that shaped history.

Why book this?

Imagine the excitement of holding a piece of history in your hands, feeling the weight of a Colt 1911a1 or a Mauser rifle. The WW2 Small Arms Experience offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to not only see these iconic weapons but to handle and fire them. It's an opportunity to connect with the past, to understand the challenges faced by soldiers during the war. This hands-on experience will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the bravery and skill required to wield such powerful weapons.

Good to know

For this outdoor activity, it's important to come prepared with comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions. You may need to kneel, sit, or lay on the ground during the experience. Safety is of utmost importance, and participants will be provided with safety glasses and hearing protection. The package includes the use of the range, all firearms and ammunition, two hours of expert instruction, paper targets, and even bug repellent to ensure a comfortable experience.

Reviews

Participants who have embarked on the WW2 Small Arms Experience have been amazed by the opportunity to handle and fire these historic weapons. They praise the knowledgeable instructors who provide valuable insights into the weapons' history and usage. Many participants express their gratitude for the chance to feel the weight and power of these iconic firearms, making them feel a deeper connection to the soldiers who fought in WW2. Overall, the experience receives high praise for its unique blend of education, excitement, and historical immersion.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Reviews

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5 (63)

Greg_D

Great experience. Pets is extremely knowledgeable and has historical hand guns and rifles from all over the world. I got to shoot some really interesting guns. The history lesson was excellent. Highly recommended.

steverN1748GH

An awesome experience. Unforgettable. Pete is a very personable, deeply deeply knowledgeable man. A collector of arms and memorabilia his entire life - WWII era, historical items brought home by GIs, 18th century arms, much much more. Pete will tailor your visit to your interests. My adult son and I are very interested in the history of the WWII firearms - pretty far along on the nerd scale. Pete ran with that - we arrived at 11AM (it's rustic and out in the woods - very NH). We met Pete and then talked through the history of WWII firearms non-stop until 3:30 PM. Took a short break (I had coffee with me) and then talked another hour. Then off to shooting, at a 50-yard shooting range not far from the house. Each of us could select a rifle, a pistol, and a submachine gun to fire. We also each shot a a light machine gun - a Browning M1919 A-4. (Between us, we also fired an M-1 Garand, a Walther P-38, a Colt M1911 pistol, a Finnish Suomi KP-31, and a Russian PPsh-43). There were numerous other choices - if it is shootable and Pete has ammunition (and that he has), you can choose to shoot it. If you are not as deeply in the weeds on the history, that is fine - Pete explained that some folks just want to do the shooting with just a little background. We were all in, with the result that we were with Pete from 11AM to 6:45PM (glad we brought a sandwich and coffee). If you have an interest in WWII history and are comfortable with firearms or want to experience them for the first time, I recommend this very highly. I have no clue where you could have an experience like this anywhere else (he has had guests from all 50 states and 14 countries). The value for the money is terrific (you will be shooting up a decent amount of expensive ammo.) It was a great day and I am very glad to know Pete. I want to try out his flintlock experience too.

Steve_R

An awesome experience. Unforgettable. Pete is a very personable, deeply deeply knowledgeable man. A collector of arms and memorabilia his entire life - WWII era, historical items brought home by GIs, 18th century arms, much much more. Pete will tailor your visit to your interests. My adult son and I are very interested in the history of the WWII firearms - pretty far along on the nerd scale. Pete ran with that - we arrived at 11AM (it's rustic and out in the woods - very NH). We met Pete and then talked through the history of WWII firearms non-stop until 3:30 PM. Took a short break (I had coffee with me) and then talked another hour. Then off to shooting, at a 50-yard shooting range not far from the house. Each of us could select a rifle, a pistol, and a submachine gun to fire. We also each fired a light machine gun - a Browning M1919 A-4. (Between us, we also fired an M-1 Garand, a Walther P-38, a Colt M1911 pistol, and submachine guns - a Finnish Suomi KP-31 and a Russian PPsh-43 ). There were numerous other choices - if it is shootable and Pete has ammunition (and that he has), you can choose to shoot it. If you are not as deeply in the weeds on the history, that is fine - Pete explained that some folks just want to do the shooting with just a little background. We were all in, with the result that we were with Pete from 11AM to 6:45PM (glad we brought a sandwich and coffee). If you have an interest in WWII history and are comfortable with firearms or want to experience them for the first time, I recommend this very highly. I have no clue where you could have an experience like this anywhere else (he has had guests from all 50 states and 14 countries). The value for the money is terrific - you will be shooting up a decent amount of expensive ammo. It was a great day and I am very glad to know Pete. I want to try out his flintlock experience too.

Haley_F

Pete was extremely knowledgable and he made this experience so much more rich. Would absolutely recommend!

James_H

Awesome day with Pete learning about weapons of WW2. Great value, recommend for experienced and beginners

Duncan_M

Great guy with a real love of history!….and it shows! Pete’s got one heck of a comprehensive collection from matchlocks to M16’s. I did the WWII small arms course and you get to handle tons of sub machine guns, rifles and pistols issued by the various nations. He knew my Dad was in the Ski Troops in WWII (10th Mountain Division). I got to shoot the same variant of the Browning 30 that Dad was issued. Highly recommended!

gregoryhB5867BR

Fantastic experience! My wife took me for my birthday. Very in depth, i learned alot about WW2 firearms. Many of the firearms have personal sories. We were there for about 6 hours.

Oli301

HIGHLY recommend going on this experience if you are a history lover. Pete has built an amazing repository of not just historical artifacts but also the stories tied to each of them. He is highly knowledgeable and very flexible on what topics we delved into based on our interests. And getting to fire several of those historical weapons was the cherry on top! We cannot recommend this experience enough.

Curiosity15590287642

Pete had an astounding collection of antique firearms. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I wonderful experience I won't soon forget! The opportunity to shoot these guns is a once in a lifetime experience!

Billie_A

Pete has on particular gun that came with some paperwork. He was able to research the gun and find out who brought it back from the war. It was a nurse. Pete has so much knowledge about these firearms. They come from the axis and ally countries. He has a very large collection and he has painstakingly restored a lot of it so that it has returned to firing capacity. We spent 6 hours there, listening to his stories, learning about his guns, and even shooting the guns. What a generous man. He truly loves what he does. Spend only a few hours here, or the whole day. You won’t be disappointed!
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