The DEFCON Shoot has a pretty significant degree of planning and logistics. Staff members (RSOs and Security folk) have identifying vests, hopefully radios, etc. Shooting lanes have canopies overhead to shield us from the sun and tables so that firearms aren't down in the dirt while not in use. A hangout tent will have first aid supplies, extra eyes and ears, and plenty of free water for all in attendance.

This does mean that there are registration and lane rental fees. I need some way of estimating and then regulating how many people will be in attendance and keeping the lines safe.



Registration is $25. A military ID gets you admission for half price. If you have a passport showing that you're from a country whose gun laws are restrictive, i'll knock $5 off for you... because you deserve to handle firearms, goddamnit. Shooting lanes are $35 per session and consist of an entire 10'x10' tent, not just the half-canopies from previous years.

Lane Rental

* Please note that we really want all lanes accounted for by July 1st. Any lanes not reserved at that time cannot be guaranteed overhead canopies. We will still accept lane reservations right up until the DEFCON Shoot if possible, but you may be relying on the hangout tent in the rear for shade if you need it.



The plan in place for authenticating who is who when people pick up their attendee badges and lane passes will be the PayPal Transaction ID string that is generated when you process your registration online. I will have a list with your email address (the one used when you did your PayPal checkout... these will be used to identify you on our reg list) and these Transaction ID strings (these will be used to authenticate you if there's an issue.) If you do not have this code with you at the DC Shoot then it may be harder to get you badged-in. I'll do my best to accomodate people if they lose or forget this code, but it won't be easy without internet access out in the wilderness.

Also, if you are registering using one of the discounted rates, you will need to bring your Military ID or your foreign passport to the DEFCON Shoot in order to pick up your discounted badge. If you fail to do so, you'll need to have someone whom i personally know that can vouch for you.



Please note that i am certainly not expecting each participant to pay for a badge AND a lane. All you need to be part of the event is to register and have a Shoot badge. Any badged shooter can use any lane, as long as it's an active lane. Whomever rents the lane is in charge there, and multiple people can share... as long as there aren't simultaneous shooters firing at the exact same time.

The people who are signing up as RSOs and Security volunteers do NOT need to register for a standard participant badge and they will also be able to make use of a few staff lanes that i'm setting aside. Those people are more than welcome, however, to reserve a private lane for their own use if they wish when they're not on-shift.

I have set hard limits in the system, capping registrants at 100 and the lanes at 10. (There is also a lane off to the side, reserved for use by staff when they're not on-shift.) If the lanes are all booked, you can still register to attend the DEFCON Shoot... but please know that there is no guarantee of what space you'll have. I would strongly reccomend that you check on the DEFCON Forums to see who might be willing to share their space, etc.