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Unique V-Day, Women’s Day offerings at the NIR Shooting Range in the City of Smiles

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Chocolates, wine, roses?

Or even diamonds for Valentine’s Day?

The romantic in you might find it classy and timeless, bringing back images of Rick telling Ilsa “here’s looking at you, kid, ” when you and your date share a bottle of bubbly or Cabernet or/and that Aztec love potion.

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Or when he kneels in front of you and crack open that little black box with a finely-cut 50 carat.

Or you might go for a more bold, risqué, even risky night of love (which might or might not include leather and handcuffs or auto asphyxiation, i.e. choking that is vaunted to give mind-blowing orgasms).

Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page
Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page

With V Day less than a month away and Women’s Day weeks after that, a former Army captain who now runs a personal defense outfit has prepared a series of courses guaranteed to offer a unique experience on what could be an ordinary celebration on these special dates.

All these at the reinvigorated and repackaged Numeral Impact Recoil (NIR) Shooting Range, one of the oldest shooting ranges in the country.

“TactiCouple Training,” is billed by former soldier Jose Carlos Coruña as “love is in the range,” an opportunity to “shoot together with your forever.”

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The poster bears the likeness of a man in a suit and a woman in a dress standing beside each other with pistols drawn pointed in opposite directions.

Carlos admits it was inspired by the poster of the movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith that top billed movie stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who later became a real-life couple.

Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page
Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page

“I just made the term up, inspired by that movie title, and fused ‘tactical’ and ‘couple’ to come up with it,” he tells DNX.

With personal defense and gun experts popping up like mushrooms on the Internet, Carlos’ outfit – Downrange Daddy – was opened in the midst of the health quarantines to give his children and those of his friends the chance to have physical activity without breaking health protocols (READ: Downright different: Downrange Daddy’s cool school).

One can say that Carlos is no ordinary gun nut who started plinking cans and bottles.

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He is a retired soldier who used to head the country’s Army Shooting School, a grunt who has seen combat, faced enemy guns and had bullets coming his way.

He knows what “tactical” means for once his life depended on it.

“We all have to start somewhere and learning with your significant other is a nice and fun way to learn how to shoot scientifically,” he adds.

Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page
Former Army Capt. Jose Carlos Coruña teaching kids self defense and gun skills at the NIR Shooting Range at the Sta. Fe Resort in Granada village, Bacolod City. | Photo from NIR Shooting Range Facebook page

The NIR also has its own ongoing promo that allows those who want to try shooting as a new hobby.

This year, it has rolled out its 2021 Barkada (group) package priced at only P2021 good for four to five persons.

The package includes gun rental for a pistol, 60 bullets, range fees, and a target paper.

This is on top of the couple/BFF package priced at only P800.

The two promos are valid only until January 31, 2021.

For more details on the NIR packages, visit their Facebook page.

To register for the Downrange Daddy TactiCouple promo, visit their Facebook page or call or text 09171757608 or 09171181025.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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