What is the EOC NFA Day?
EOC NFA Day is an exclusive member only (guests of members are welcomed) event! This event has been enjoyed by many members over the last couple years and is back by popular demand.
The NFA, or National Firearms Act, was enacted on June 26, 1934. It was an Act of Congress that imposes an excise tax on the manufacture and transfer of certain firearms and mandates the registration of those firearms. All transfers of ownership of registered NFA firearms must be done through the National Firearms Registry and Transfer Record (the "NFA registry")
So, what are these "certain firearms" that the NFA restricts and what is the process for ownership? They consist of the following:
Destructive devices (added to the NFA of 1934 by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968).
Any other weapon (AOW)
These NFA items requires special credentials from your FFL (Federal Firearms License) to handle and transfer these items. The process of ownership also not only requires your standard background check, but also requires approval from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), pass an extensive background check including a photograph and fingerprints, receive approval in writing from the ATF, and pay a special $200 tax.
Because of these barriers, most people simply avoid these items and never get an opportunity to use them. Enter the EOC NFA Day! This is your opportunity to handle these items that you may not have access to otherwise. Through the generous partnership we have with Dragonfire Arms (owned by EOC member Erik Jaspersohn), we will have a huge array of NFA items available for you to try!
Fully automatic rifles, SBRs (short barreled rifles), and pistols
A sampling is shown below:
We use this amazing opportunity to help raise funds for the club to make improvements for you! A nominal fee is charged to "rent" these items. You can bring your own ammo or purchase it onsite (no markup). You can try as many as you would like and shoot as much as you would like.
Safety is the number one priority. One NRA Certified Range Safety Officer is provided for each shooting station, so you will have someone knowledgeable about the item be able to show you how to use it and be by your side the entire time. Firearms are unloaded until they are used, and then magazines are loaded by specific people and handed to you on the firing line only. Each item is made clear and double checked on the line before being returned to the safe table.
It's a fun day at the range regardless of if you're shooting, volunteering to run the event, or just hanging around watching! We encourage you to stop by, we're grilling up some lunch and it's your opportunity to expose yourself to items you may not normally have the opportunity to experience and help the club at the same time!
Stay safe, stay responsible, and stay on target,