Joint Zombie Eradication Force Wants You!!!
The apocalypse is here. Our country has been dragged into panic as the slow infestation of the undead has gone unnoticed. Not much is known about the source of infection but the numbers are terrifying. We will not survive if we go at it alone.
Together with what is left of our military and special forces groups, we have created the JOINT ZOMBIE ERADICATION FORCE (JZEF). Our survival depends on the success of JZEF.
JZEF will arm you and provide basic skills on how to stay alive. Shooting zombies is just the beginning, ammunition is limited with only a few opportunities to get more so versatility is key. To survive you will need the courage to adapt and overcome your fears and aggressively push through the hordes of zombies and get everyone to the safety of JZEF HQ.
Your country needs you. Do you have what it takes? Join JZEF for a training event to see if you have what it takes to defend this great nation of ours.
NO FOID IS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE (but you will have to apply for a FOID onsite)
Age: Minimum age is 14 yrs old to participate (with participating adult)
Skill level: beginner to advanced
Dates: April 21st 2013
Time: 0800 to 1700 CST. (When you register, you will pick a 1 hour window time slot to start)
Cost: Preregistration is $50 until prereg tickets are sold out (approx 75 tickets) then cost will be $65. After March 31st it will be $80. Gun rental and ammo is additional cost or you can bring your own. Popular timeslots will sellout fast so dont wait. Once they are full they are done.
Attire: We welcome full costume attire as you feel necessary to eradicate the undead. Please keep in mind that this is a physical activity so proper footwear is required (no open toe shoes or sandals)
JZEF training regimen is made up of 4 different stages to test your individual skills.
Stage 1 will test your overall skills eradicating zombies at 7 to 10 yards away. All zombies will require at least 1 headshots to neutralize them and get thru alive. Total rounds needed are 15. if your firearm holds less, you will need to reload on the move. A quick reload is necessary as zombies are faster than you think. This stage can be shot with a handgun or we have an HK MP5 to help you eradicate threats
Stage 2 is a rude awakening because zombies are coming at you from 3 yards to point blank range. everything happens quickly here and there is no time to think. You either react or get bitten. You will need to save a hostage which has not been infected so balancing your speed and being able to take a surgical shot is necessary to survive here. total rounds needed here are 16. This is a rifle stage. We will have AR15 battle rifles with red dot optics to shoot this stage or you can provide your own.
Stage 3 will exploit your awareness to identify threats so not to shoot non threatening friendlies. Quickly identifying zombies will prevent you from getting bit but beware that you dont shoot friendlies in the process. 15 rounds are needed for this stage. This stage is also handgun and we also have an HK 416 SOCOM to take out Zombies.
Stage 4 will bring all challenges to the final test. This stage can be completed with handgun or shotgun and will test all the skills you have been practicing. this is your last chance to prove that you have what it takes to fight with the ranks of JZEF. Total rounds 10 shotgun or 15 handgun.
Here are some common questions being asked, please read all of them
Q: Do I need a Foid Card?
A: You do not need a Foid Card. However, Illinois compiled statutes dictates that a person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a Foid Card under the Act. What this mean is you don’t have a Foid Card but you do not have anything in your past that would prevent you from getting one. But if you have one please bring it, it will be less paper work for you to fill out. You will be required to apply for a FOID onsite if you dont have one.
Q: Can I go to the range and shoot whenever I want?
A: No, This is a private range.
Q: Can I bring my own gun?
A: Yes you can bring your own gun. However you will need to provide your own ammo. You will need at least 60 rounds of ammunition for your firearm to run the course once. If you do bring your own firearm, you will need your Foid Card and you will need to bring it will you.
Q: What firearms are allowed?
A: each stage has different requirements but here is a quick breakdown. Minimum for all stages is handgun(no magnum loads). Stage 2 will allow rifle/carbine in addition to handgun. Stage 4 will allow shotgun in addition to handgun
Q: What do I do with my firearm when I get there?
A: Please leave your firearm in your vehicle until your told to retrieve it. Your firearm must be unloaded and in a case.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Please check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately, however it is an outdoor range and open toe shoes are not allowed. There is not a lot of shade to get away from the sun. So please keep that in mind when packing.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Photo ID, (drivers license or state ID). Foid Card DOES NOT Count as ID but please bring your Foid card if you have one. It will be less paper work you will have to fill out. Sunglasses. Your voucher and email confirmation. You will not be allowed on the premises with out your voucher or proof there of.
Q: If I want to run the course again or purchase refreshments, what are acceptable forms of payment?
A: Cash or credit card
Q: Can I bring my video camera?
A: No video cameras are allowed but you can bring regular camera for photos.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your reservation to fill out paperwork.
Q: How do I obtain a Foid Card?
A: We will have someone available to help you fill out your application, take your picture and process it on site.
Q:Do I need to bring ear and eye protection?
A: Eye and ear protection will be available, but if your more comfortable with your own your welcome to bring it.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL WITHIN 12 HOURS OF YOUR SCHEDULED TIME. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OR SHOWING SIGNS OF INTOXICATION, WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES WITH NO REFUND!
As with any live fire event, safety is paramount. DMZ Tactical operates a cold range. All live fire is done under direct supervision of a range safety officer (RSO). No unsupervised firing is allowed. RSO to shooter ratio is 1-to-1. No holstering of firearms is allowed at any time by participants. DMZ Tacticals firearm safety rules are as follows:
1.Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
2.Keep finger straight and off the trigger until ready to fire.
3.Never point the muzzle at anything you do not intend to destroy.
4.Know your targets and its foreground and background.
Any participant who violates any of the rules will be asked to leave the premises without a refund. No exceptions.