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.



We've got great news... as of 2018 I've decided to reduce the cost of the event to $20 per person. A military ID gets you admission for half price, which is thus reduced down to $10. If you're from a region where firearms are heavily restricted, you can register as an Un-Free Shooter. While there is no discount for doing this, it goes get you a different badge. (And some folk at the event like to give un-free folk an opportunity to try things that they can't have at home.)

Shooting lanes have increased $5 to a cost of $40 per session... but the shooting sessions have grown by 50% and are now 90 minutes long. Lanes still consist of an entire 10'x10' tent plus tables and chairs, 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 accommodate 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 the discounted military rates, I ask that you bring your Military ID to the DEFCON Shoot or have me or someone I know vouch for you in order to pick up your discounted badge.



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 staff lane 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.

If the lane sessions 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 recommend that you check on the DEFCON Forums to see who might be willing to share their space, etc.