Range Rule


Indy Arms Company has compiled the following rules to provide a safe and enjoyable shooting experience for everyone.

Preliminary Considerations: 

  • All firearms that are not holstered must be unloaded and secured in a case at all times.
  • All firearms and ammunition are subject to inspection by the range staff at any time.
  • Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used on the range. Steel-core, steel-jacketed, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary rounds, and buckshot are strictly prohibited.
  • All shooters must review and sign the release of liability waiver in store, or using the online smart waiver application on our website.
  • Eye and hearing protection is mandatory on the range. If you don’t have your own, both are available in our retail shop for purchase or they may be rented.



General Firearms Safety Rules:

  • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
  • Never point a firearm in an unsafe direction.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • Always be aware of your target and the environment.

Types of Firearms Allowed:

  • Black powder firearms are not permitted on the range.
  • Fully automatic firearms are not permitted on the range unless being used during special events.
  • Shotguns are not permitted on the range unless being used for specific training classes.
  • AR/AK pistols without a stabilizing brace attached are not permitted on the range due to safety concerns.
  • Rifles must have sights/optics to use on the firing range.

Age Requirements and Restrictions: 

  • Any person who is or is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be permitted to use the firing range and will be asked to leave the premises.
  • No youth under the age of 10 years old will be permitted in the shooting range.
  • The minimum age allowed to participate in shooting activities is 10 years old.  Youth shooters between the age of 10 and 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian which must remain present with the youth at all times.
  • Rifle and or shotgun (for classes only) shooters must be at least 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Handgun shooters must be at least 21 years of age, unless the individual is between 18 and 21 years of age with a valid “Indiana License to Carry a Handgun” and must bring their own handgun and ammunition.
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing are not permitted in the range area due to possible exposure to lead.

Dress Code: 

  • Flip-flops, sandals, or open footwear of any kind are prohibited.
  • Tank-tops, low-cut tops, or bare mid-riff tops are prohibited.
  • Clothing which displays offensive or obscene graphics as determined by the range staff will not be permitted.
  • Loose garments, torn garments, or undergarments worn as outer garments that may present a hazard while shooting are not permitted, including sleeveless shirts.

Range Safety Rules: 

  • Shooters are to obey all instructions and commands given by the Range Staff and Range Safety Officers at all times.
  • Eye and hearing protection must be worn prior to entering the firing range and must be worn at all times while in the firing range.
  • All firearms are to be unloaded and secured upon entering and leaving the firing range.
  • Concealed carry firearms must remain holstered until in the shooting stall.
  • Do not load firearms behind the firing line. All firearms must be loaded and unloaded in your assigned shooting stall only. No loaded firearms may leave the firing line.
  • Never hand a loaded firearm to another individual, lay them on the shooting bench and have the other shoot pick it up.
  • Use only ammunition that is permitted on the firing range and is the correct ammunition for your firearm.
  • Shooters are to keep their firearm pointed down range at all times.
  • Shooters should keep their fingers off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
  • No more than two shooters are permitted in any one stall without prior approval from the staff.
  • Shooters are to fire only one firearm at a time. When finished, unload and case the firearm before uncasing the next firearm.
  • No handling of firearms will be permitted outside the shooting booth.
  • Targets should be full sized and placed at eye level or in such a manner as to ensure all rounds impact the bullet trap and to avoid striking the ceiling, target carrier, or target track. Targets that are deemed obscene or offensive to customers will not be allowed. Only paper targets will be permitted.
  • Cross lane shooting or shooting at a target that is not in your lane is not permitted.
  • Rapid fire is not allowed.  Shooters should fire no faster than one round per second. Uncontrolled shooting which presents the risk of damage to equipment is strictly prohibited. Violators will have range privileges revoked and will be held liable for damages.
  • Alcohol or drug use before or while shooting is strictly prohibited. Any person suspected of drug or alcohol use will be asked to leave the property.
  • No food, drink, gum, or tobacco is permitted inside the range.
  • Cell phone usage, including texting, is strictly prohibited on the firing line.
  • No drawing from a holster, kneeling, or prone shooting is allowed.
  • You may retrieve your brass that is behind the firing line. Under no circumstances will any person be permitted past the firing line for any reason. Specialty brass that is forward of the firing line may only be retrieved by contacting the range officer first.
  • In the event of a firearm malfunction that you are unable to clear, keep the firearm pointed downrange and request assistance from a range officer or a staff member.  If you need to leave the firing line to notify a staff member, do not take the firearm with you.
  • Professional instructors may not use the firing range for the purpose of instructing students in courses not being conducted by Indy Arms Company without prior approval and permission.