Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What calibers and ammunition may I shoot?
- You may shoot all rifle calibers including .50 BMG.
- If you would like to shoot a .50 BMG, please notify the Chief RSO on duty.
- You may shoot ALL pistol calibers.
- There are no restrictions on the size of shotgun loads but they must be lead.
- You may shoot .177 or .22 lead pellets (no steel BBs)
- No Muzzle Loader firearms.
- All ammunition must be lead core.
- No steel-core or steel-shot, No tracers, No armor-piercing, No Black Powder.
Q: May I use my 30 round (high capacity) Magazine?
Q: May I double tap or rapid fire?
- Yes, the Range Safety Officer however has the discretion to restrict your rate of fire if s/he thinks there are unsafe conditions or you are not staying on target.
- You may shoot full automatics as long as you are safe and maintain control.
Q: Do you allow full automatics on your range?
- Full automatics are allowed on the range. We expect all users to follow the safety rules and maintain control.
- The Sporting Shoppe has full automatic firearms available for rent.
Q: Do you have firearms with suppressors available for rent?
- No, The Range at The Preserve does not have firearms with suppressors available for rent.
Q: Do you have a Gunsmith on site?
- Yes, we do. We currently have 2 Gunsmiths on site.
- David Rodin is our Director of Gunsmithing and Certified Used Guns. David’s gunsmithing skills are very well known in the region from his 20+ years of experience.
- Hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays. The Gunsmith shop is closed on Sundays.
Q: Do you take firearm trade-ins?
- We are currently taking trade-in firearms or directly buying firearms.
- For more information visit the TheSportingShoppe website.
Q: What are the age restrictions?
- Minimum shooting age in the range is 10 years old. Children under the age of 10 will not be allowed on the range.
- Shooters 10-17 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
- Minors may shoot with and be accompanied by a friend or non-guardian after the Parent or Legal Guardian completes the waiver which includes the NAME & Photo ID# of those individuals authorized to escort the minor.
Q: May my 19 year old bring their own pistol?
- Yes, 18 – 21 year olds may bring their own pistol(s) and ammunition. Federal Law prohibits The Range from renting or selling handguns or handgun ammunition to anyone under the age of 21.
Q: What are the age limits for rentals?
- You must be at least 21 years old to rent handguns, full automatics, or suppressors.
- You must be at least 18 years old to rent rifles or shotguns.
Q: May non-members make reservations?
- Yes, we encourage everyone to make reservations. Walk-ins are welcome, but availability will depend upon the schedule for that day.
- Non-Members may schedule ONLY on the day they want to shoot.
- Non-Members may schedule 1 lane for 1 hour — up to 3 shooters.
Q: Can I host group events at the range?
- If you would like to make a reservation for a special event such as a birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party, or any other special event, please call Mary at 401-247-4867.
Q: If I walk in, how long is the wait for a lane?
- Walk-ins are welcome. The wait time will vary depending upon the schedule of the day.
- We highly recommend that everyone schedules a reservation by calling 401-247-GUNS (4867).
If your country is NOT on this list above, you must qualify under the following rules:
- Possess a hunting license or permit
- Admitted for lawful hunting or sporting purposes
- An official representative of a foreign government
- An official of a foreign government or are designated as a distinguished foreign visitor
- A foreign law enforcement officer
- Have a waiver issued by the US Attorney General
Q: I have a concealed carry permit. May I carry a concealed firearm in The Range?
- Yes, we require that ALL concealed firearms be holstered inside the Club.
- We require that ALL other firearms be unloaded and cased until the shooter is in the shooting booth.
- No one may handle an uncased or unholstered firearm behind the firing line.
Q: What safety precautions are taken at The Range at The Preserve?
- At least one Range Safety Officer is in the range at all times.
- Everyone is required to watch a safety video before entering the range for the first time.
- All shooters are expected to follow the Range Safety Rules.
- Safety is extremely important. If the RSO sees any unsafe behavior, they will warn and educate the shooter.
Q: I have never shot a handgun before, can you help me?
- Yes, we recommend someone new to shooting sports enroll in one of our classes for beginning shooters or take a private lesson.
Q: I have a felony on my record. May I shoot at your club?
- No, The Range at The Preserve complies with State and Federal Laws. Every shooter must attest to the following: I am legally allowed to possess a firearm in the United States. I am not currently the subject of a criminal or civil restraining order. I have never been convicted of a felony as an adult or juvenile. I am not a fugitive from justice. I am not an unlawful user of, or addicted to any controlled substance. I have never been adjudicated in a court of law, as incompetent to manage my own affairs. I have never been discharged from the United States armed forces under dishonorable conditions. I am a citizen of or legally in the United States.
Q: I have a medical marijuana card. May I shoot at your Gun Range
- Your safety and the safety of everyone is the primary factor in this issue. Marijuana is no different than any other substance which may impair your ability to be safe. If you appear to be impaired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including ANY prescription medication, you will not be allowed to enter the range.
Q: Do you rent eye and hearing protection?
- We have complimentary eye and hearing protection. We recommend that you provide your own eye and hearing protection.
Q: Do you allow shooters to collect their brass?
- Yes, you are welcome to collect your brass. Please let the RSO know at the beginning of your session that you would like to collect your brass, so that the RSO will not sweep it away.
Q: Can I draw from a holster in the range?
- Yes, but you must be holster qualified. Please let the RSO know if you would like to become qualified.