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WW2 Small Arms Experience
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WW2 Small Arms Experience

By Historical Shooting Inc
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
You have seen these iconic weapons used in countless movies and video games. This is a unique opportunity to not only see them up close and learn about them, but also to handle them and test your skill by firing them at a target. This is the only program of it's kind in the northeast.
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₱10,553.52
per adult
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Ages 18-100
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • All firearms & ammunition
  • Safety glasses & hearing protection
  • Use of range
  • Paper targets
  • Two hours of instruction by experienced range officer & historic armorer
What's not included
  • This is an outdoor activity, be sure to bring your favorite bug repellent


Start:
  • 623 Meany Rd, Charlestown, NH 03603, USA
    Participants to meet at our shop at 623 Meany Rd
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 168070P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain and sit/kneel/stand in various positions to safely operate different firearm types.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is WW2 Small Arms Experience?
    WW2 Small Arms Experience price starts from ₱10,241.45. Discover and book WW2 Small Arms Experience on Tripadvisor
    What is the WW2 Small Arms Experience cancellation policy?
    WW2 Small Arms Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book WW2 Small Arms Experience on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides WW2 Small Arms Experience?
    WW2 Small Arms Experience is hosted by Historical Shooting Inc. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Historical Shooting Inc on Tripadvisor. Discover and book WW2 Small Arms Experience on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for WW2 Small Arms Experience?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book WW2 Small Arms Experience on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 168070P1

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    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Historical Shooting Inc
      44
      United States
      Joined in June 2019
    • 502lynn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable
      Historical and fun. A don't miss for any history buffs. Pete is very knowledgeable about the guns used for this experience and the era. Told us things we didn't realize about the Militia. A don't miss experience.
      Written August 4, 2022
    • jasonwE588PR
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Unique Experience
      Great experience to learn about and shoot a Flintlock Musket. Pete provided great history of the revolution and weapons of the time and was able to answer questions. A unique experience that was worth the time and money.
      Written June 30, 2022
    • Luis B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Must Do Experience
      I highly recommend this experience! Pete was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this this niche activity, which made the experience even better. Thank you Pete for sharing a part of your story with me.
      Written June 10, 2022
    • amberhJ2754CL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      Pete was very knowledgeable about the guns we shot as well as a great local guide for things to do on our trip. We had a great experience and would come back for other experiences.
      Written June 2, 2022
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    Jacqueline M
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    This was a very unique, informative and interesting experience, and it was cool to be able to hold and eventually shoot some of the fantastic guns in the collection. Pete was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the guns he spoke through. Unfortunately for our experience, the duration was not the advertised 2 hours. From the time we arrived to the time we left, it was over 5 hours - and that was omitting the opportunity to shoot the last gun (which was unfortunate because it was the one we were the most excited about).

    This was a birthday gift to my fiancé who really enjoys the history of WW2, but it was meant to be a portion of our day and ultimately took a huge chunk of it. We began at 11am, with the understanding we would be out at 1pm. We planned to get a late lunch afterwards, so we were both quite grumpy and hungry by the time we left around 4pm. Additionally, the first 3 1/2 hours were spent in the “vault” where Pete’s guns are kept and displayed. It was a small room, with limited space for him, us and the two other participants there to sit - so my fiancé ended up standing on the cement floor for Pete’s 3 1/2 hour discussion of the weapons and their history. In fairness, we were offered a seat once at the beginning but with the extremely limited space and expectation that the discussion would only last an hour to 90 minutes decided to stand. Thankfully, one gentleman from the other group offered for me to sit after the 2 1/2 hour mark.

    Upon arrival and until about 2pm it was a cloudy day. By the time we were finally able to get out on the range, it had started raining pretty hard. Also, Pete instructed each of us to load our weapons, rather than simply asking if we wanted to do it ourselves or just have him set it up for us. Finally, when loading the M1 Gerand, it was my fiancé who cautioned me to watch my thumb rather than Pete, but a moment too late as it caught my thumb (there a phrase ‘Gerand thumb’ for this reason) and caused me to start bleeding. Pete offered me a bandaid, but no antiseptics to clean the cut.

    For us, the sum of all the parts made it an overall negative experience. I think for the right person with the right expectations, this is a really great opportunity to learn about and interact with historically significant weapons - but I caution you to come with a full stomach and an open day. I also offer the suggestion to Pete to either adjust his advertisement or to shorten his presentation prior to the shooting. Im sure there are those who have the time and interest, and would happily come back after shooting to hear more specific and personal stories of the guns.
    Written August 13, 2023
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    Ramona S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Family
    Pete really took the time to review each of the weapons, its hitsory and personal story of how he obtianed it and who it belonged to. So knowledgable and personable. Loved the option to pick which guns you wanted to shoot from his personal collection. So helpful. I could have listened all day to his stories. Will definitely go back again.
    Written October 4, 2020
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    Oli301
    Kansas City, MO3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    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.
    Written November 28, 2023
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    Chad K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    Very knowledgeable, has many working weapons. Is extremely professional and maintains safety of individuals while firing the weapons. Very personable and considerate of customers while maintaining dignity and respect. I highly recommend spending the money and time.
    Written August 11, 2023
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    Frisinator
    Hopedale, MA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peter will take you back in time from WW1 to WW2. He’s incredibly knowledgeable of weapons history and development. He has an amazing collection and loads of them are available to fire. I shot a M1 Garand, Mauser Pistol, a Finish Machine Gun and last but not lest a .308 Belt fed machine gun! I would recommend this to anyone interested in historical firearms and history!
    Written August 21, 2022
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    Zackary S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    This is by far one of the best experiences I have ever had. Pete was very knowledgeable on the history of his firearms and WWII in general. As for the shooting portion he made sure that safety was the priority and that my fiancé and I understood the weapons that we were handling. I enjoyed every minute of my time and felt it was very well spent. I would 10/10 do it again and recommend the experience to anyone that is interested.
    Written July 18, 2023
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    Donald L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guy that owns the business was also our tour Director. He was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of World War II munitions and ammunition. He had an encyclopedia knowledge. He was very patient with our level of expertise in shooting. We would highly recommend this experience for anyone who is even remotely interested in World War II or firearms in general.
    Written October 5, 2023
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    Michael D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Friends
    Pete was incredibly generous with his time. He talked us through the history of the various firearms as an entry point to understanding the lives of people living through the war, with a surprising collection of photographs and primary documents. Getting to actually handle the firearms was pretty mind-blowing. We enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot.
    Written August 28, 2022
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    Leslie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Couples
    Pete took a great deal of unhurried time teaching and discussing both common period weapons and many I didn't know about. I got to choose which weapons I got to fire. Pete is both knowledgeable and down to earth. One of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.
    Written June 14, 2022
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    Jeanne D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    The guide took my husband and taught him all about vintage weaponry. Then, took him out in the woods and he experienced shooting these vintage arms. The guide gave my husband quite an education and spent 4 1/2 hours with him!!
    Written October 31, 2022
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