Families shoot Easter eggs at local gun range

Families shoot Easter eggs at local gun range


by TONY BURBECK / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on March 29, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 6:01 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Families are flocking to a Mooresville gun range to shoot plastic Easter eggs instead of typical targets and  blowing a hole in the theory that Easter eggs are just for eating, decorating or filling with candy.

“It’s just fun,” said parent Jason Kohnstamm.  “Bring the kids to shoot, teach them about guns and gun safety.”

“We’re hoping to make it explode,” said Kohnstamm’s 8 year-old son Chase. “Never shot a type of gun like this and never shot an egg.”

Five shots cost $5 dollars. The eggs are two inches tall and you have to stand 30 feet away.

"Aim for the smallest point and try to hit it,” Jason told his son.

"It may be intimidating going in there with grown- ups,” said Chase’s mother Heather.

Eleven year-old Dekoven Hunter also got some advice from his dad Steven.

“Just aim straight,” he said.

It paid off.  Dekoven hit the plastic Easter egg on this third shot.

"That's always cool especially since there are grown men shooting at a paper target that's this big,” Hunter said while holding his hands about eight inches apart.

Dekoven won Point Blank Range’s biggest prize, a $450 dollar  shotgun, when he picked a plastic egg out of the prize pile that had the prize written inside on a piece of paper.

Chase and his dad won one-on-one instruction.

The Kohnstamm’s say this could become a holiday tradition. The Hunter family is ok with trying it once and moving on.

This is the second Easter holiday Point Blank Range has offered shooting the plastic eggs.