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  • DEF CON Shoot at DEF CON 27

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    Wednesday, August 7th

    The DEF CON Shoot is a public event that happens just prior to the DEF CON hacker conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is an opportunity to see and possibly shoot some of the guns belonging to your friends while taking pride in showing and firing your own steel, as well, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Unlike many large shooting events, however, the DEF CON Shoot doesn't typically take place at an established, brick-and-mortar gun range. Instead, we roll our own, so-to-speak.

    Maybe you have a favorite chef in your hometown who is adventurous and will rent out abandoned space for a pop-up restaurant that only lasts one weekend or maybe you've attended an off-book beer garden on the edge of a city street one afternoon. The DEF CON Shoot has historically been like that. We rent tables, canopies, and I bring all the necessary safety equipment and amenities... and we have ourselves a pop-up gun range out on open land in the Nevada desert. It's a hackers' firing line that exists for only one day every year, then when the guns fall silent it vanishes again... not to be seen for another 364 days.

    The 2019 DEF CON Shoot will take place at the open "education area" offered to us by Pro Gun Vegas at 12801 US 95 South Boulder City, NV 89005. While this is a "new" location for us compared to the past few years, some very long-time participants may recall that this was the location where we all met over a decade ago when I was re-starting the DEF CON Shoot. See the photo collections at the very bottom of this page. (The site is under new management now, and is eager to welcome us back so we can see what we think of the place.)

    For specific directions to the shoot site you can drop the following Lat/Long coordinates into a GPS device... 35.960119, -114.917067

    The maps on the Directions page should help give you a decent idea of how to get there, as well.

    Rental Gear Setup - 07:00 - 10:00
    Staff Setup - 10:00 - 11:00
    Registration - 10:30 - 11:30
    Intro & Safety - 11:30 - 12:00
    Session 01 - 12:00 - 13:30
    Session 02 - 13:30 - 15:00
    Shoot Talk - 15:00 - 16:00
    Suppressor Session - 15:15 - 15:45
    Session 03 - 16:00 - 17:30
    Session 04 - 17:30 - 19:00
    Cleanup - 19:00 - 19:30
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