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.



Online pre-registration for the DEFCON 2018 Shoot has concluded. On-site registration for $20 cash is still possible during the event. We look forward to seeing you all out in Nevada!



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.



For years, every firearms event that I've ever run has had a rule concerning attendee conduct and attire. I've never had to enforce this rule or call attention to it because everyone has behaved like mature adults. However, given recent actions of outsiders who recently attended a hacker conference intent on causing problems and harming others, I feel compelled to point this out...

Attendees at the DEFCON Shoot are not permitted to wear apparel or accessories that bear insignia or symbolism advocating racism, hatred, or supporting the violation of other individuals' rights, freedoms, or existence. Simply put, don't show up wearing Rhodesian camouflage, a confederate flag on your shirt, a MAGA hat, a visible 1488 tattoo, or DIY baby poop green camo on your rifle. Whether or not you intend to advocate ideals of hate, know that such iconography has been used successfully and repeatedly by extremist groups during actions of violence and intimidation of others and are therefore not permitted at any of my events.

If you have a problem with the fact that this was not spelled out sooner, I will not compel you to attend. I will offer you a full refund of any pre-registration money that you spent if you have registered for the Shoot and now, upon reading this policy, you feel that you can no longer attend.