Want to shoot pistols, rifles, shotguns and more?

Want to shoot pistols, rifles, shotguns and more?
Then Aim for the AGFD Outdoor Expo this weekend.

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

PHOENIX – -(AmmoLand.com)- Want the opportunity to shoot the new high-powered .416 Alaskan Rifle just made for taking down a grizzly bear or other large game animal, but is engineered to be lighter and shorter than magnums?

Or maybe you are interested in the other extreme – Ruger’s rugged new generation of small lightweight pistols built on aircraft-quality aluminum frames, which can readily fit into fanny packs or purses?

Take the opportunity to shoot guns, guns and more guns from the three major firearms manufacturers participating in the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility on the northern edge of Phoenix from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29.

You can test fire different firearms from Sturm, Ruger & Co., GLOCK, and Smith & Wesson in a safe, supervised shooting range setting during the expo. But the shooting excitement doesn’t stop there.

Bring your youngsters along because they can also shoot .22s and air guns while learning more about firearm safety.

Interested in shooting black powder firearms or trying your hand at cowboy action shooting? Then come on out to the nation’s largest public shooting complex, which will be jam-packed with fun and interesting things to do. You can:

View exciting shooting competition by the cowboy mounted shooters at the brand new cowboy action arena Visit the enhanced Clay Target Center and shoot skeet and trap in a supervised environment Take an archery class or try out 3D archery on a walking course through the desert Learn everything you wanted to know about off-highway vehicle recreation and the latest laws. View quads, side-by-sides, and 4x4s, plus see rock crawler, trial bike and ATV demonstrations Visit with more than 100 exhibitors—sportsmen’s organizations, conservation groups, shooting clubs, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services See hunting dog demonstrations Attend informative workshops on fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation Learn about all kinds of outdoor skills, including Stone Age camping So you don’t miss a thing, trolley transportation is available throughout this huge shooting complex, which is located on Carefree Highway, ¼-mile west of I-17. Just follow the signs.

Admission and parking are free – bring a little money for food and beverages, or for the nominal ammunition fee if you want to try out firearms on the range.

Gold sponsors for this year’s Outdoor Expo are Pierce Bullet Seal Target Systems, the Weatherby Foundation, and the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter.

For more information about the Outdoor Expo, visit www.azgfd.gov/expo.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Deputy Director, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Deputy Director as listed above.