It’s wonderful when you find a refreshing new idea for something to do, maybe a new hobby, just to sharpen up your concentration, or possibly something to release a little tension? whichever it is, ladies or gents, just being able to say ‘Go on make my day’ is really cool … I think, The Gunnery Club is innovative to say the least.
I’ve known Serbian born Nebojsa, pronounced ‘Nebosha’ for years, playing as a professional for local football club Paralimni FC, but never had an idea that he was into guns. Nor it seems did he, in fact the idea was Stelios’ a good friend from Nicosia, who said there’s lots of hunters in the area and nowhere for them to go … So he thought, nice idea, something different, why not? and opened The Gunnery Club in Kapparis. I’m led to believe it’s the only one of its kind in Cyprus !
The only indoor pistol shooting range this side of Nicosia, 3 x 7 Metre Olympic Style Targets, so you can compete with your friends and at only €5 for 50 pellets it’s a fantastic way to pass away an hour or two … There’s a viewing lounge area too, with nice comfortable seating, tables and TV Screens showing Live Sports, oh and competitions planned for members only.
Not just a shooting range, Nebojsa has recently added a lounge bar, offering somewhere to relax and enjoy a cool selection of realistically priced wines, spirits, beers and cocktails, and non alcoholic cocktails, smoothies, shakes, coffees and teas … oh, and ice creams 😉 My fav here is The Gunnery Coffee, a blend of Baileys, Triple Sec, Coffee and Creammmm !
In the Vault
Locked safely behind iron bars is an impressive display, arguably the largest this side of Larnaca; Guns, Air Rifles, Hand Pistols and Hunting Knifes, available for retail, everything from 12 Bore, Flobert 410 Bore Shot Guns, with top models by big names like, Beretta, Brixia and Browning, all available for retail, and with part exchange always considered.
The Gunnery Club are the authorised Cypriot agents for German made Umarex Air Rifles, the world’s largest manufacturer of quality Air Rifles, boasting models that have a range of up to 400 metres, oh, and naturally you’ll need a gun licence to buy them !
I loved the replicas available, those that had an impact in history, like the Russian ‘Makarov’ and even Clint Eastwood’s famous Colt 45. Plus Winchester Hand guns of 3.5, and 7 Jules, which is the amount of energy they release when fired, up to 30 Jules Air Rifles can reach 400 meres, wow !
To compliment the armoury, in the stores there’s a huge range of Hunting accessories, everything you’ll need from quality Hunter’s Boots and clothing, Shooting Jackets, Gun Belts, Gun Holders, Oils, Lubricants, to Scopes, Choke tubes, Refillable Cartridges with a specialist machines to load a variety of spreads, in quality Lead or BB’s Stainless Steel pellets … They even have professional Clay Pigeon Catapults, brilliant !!
You can just pop in as you don’t have to be members to have a go, but membership of the club will benefit from special offers, hunting trips and receive discounts on all purchases and be allowed to enter the competitions and who knows one day you could become an Olympic Medalist !!!
Anyone can have a go, from age 13, if accompanied by an adult or 16+ on your own, groups or parties are welcome. Why not grab your mates and pop down for some fun, oh and naturally safety comes first so a pro will be there to make sure everything is cool …
Nebojsa also arranges Hunting Trips to places like Serbia for his club members and puts everything into one package for you to enjoy some real game !
Open all year
Summer 9:30 am ’til 9 pm
Winter 9:30 am ’til 1:30 pm and 3 pm ’til 7pm
You’ll find them on Kapparis Avenue, on the corner opposite Shiapanis Supermarket and Grand Slam Pub, 1 km from Ayia Triada Roundabout, Paralimni …
Go on … Make my day !