Like most Rapid Response Teams in the Judea region (not to mention other special security forces), I’ve done some training at the Caliber 3 shooting range.
Let me tell you, compared to most IDF training bases, this place is heaven. Soda machines, bathrooms, running water, concrete floors, and ceiling netting (for shade). You couldn’t ask for a nicer outdoor range. (And if you’ve only shot in an indoor range, you’re in for a surprise, it’s a completely different experience).
Anyway, the owners of the Caliber 3 Shooting Range have opened up their training services to the general public.
They are offering a special 2 hour package for tourists visiting Israel (or you wanna-be settlers in Beit Shemesh).
The package includes explanations of the security situations Israelis face, examples of different anti-Terrorist techniques, and of course the fun part - Shooting pistols and machine guns.
The program is open to individuals, groups, and families. You can see from the photos on their site that everyone is having a great time.
Of course they’re having a great time. They shooting M-16s and Glock pistols.
Why do you think half the people on the RRTs join up in the first place?
So head on over to their website and learn first hand what it is like to protect a settlement and fight a terrorist.