• All firearms must be cased and unloaded when entering the store or range excluding law enforcement
  • Concealed carry firearms must be unloaded in the safe zone prior to entering the range if they are to be fired
  • All persons using the firing ranges must successfully complete the range safety briefing
  • The following items are PROHIBITED: No tracer, armor-piercing, steel-core ammunition, incendiary gas or explosive ammo, or buckshot is allowed. (ALL ammunition in rifle magazines will be inspected)
  • Maximum rifle .30 caliber
  • All centerfire rifles must be shot at a maximum distance
  • All centerfire ammunition must be jacketed, except for 22 caliber rimfire or slugs
  • No one under the age of 18 is allowed on the ranges without a parent or guardian
  • Children must be at least 10 years old to shoot firearms
  • Children under the age of 14 must be assisted at all times by a parent or Range Safety Officer
  • All persons using the firing ranges must sign a waiver
  • A valid government picture ID is required to rent firearms and to use the firing ranges
  • The tactical range has limited hours.
  • Anyone using the tactical range must be range qualified (safety class required) and have a Range Safety Officer present at all times
  • Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting
  • Pregnant women are not allowed in the shooting ranges
  • Smoking, eating, or drinking is prohibited on the range


  • Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction and treat them as if they were loaded
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
  • Keep your firearm unloaded until you are ready to shoot
  • Be sure your firearm is in good working order
  • Be sure you use the correct ammunition in your firearm
  • Dry firing is allowed on the firing line only
  • Keep firearms pointed downrange at all times while on the range
  • No drawing from a holster
  • Only one firearm at a time on the bench
  • Do not pass loaded firearms from one booth to another
  • If a jam or other malfunction occurs and you cannot clear the problem, leave the firearm on the shooting bench and ask the Range Safety Officer for help
  • Do not leave the firing line with a loaded or jammed firearm
  • Report any negligent discharges or damage to equipment immediately
  • If a cease-fire is called, unload your firearm with the cylinder open or slides locked back, and step back from the shooting position
  • Never move ahead of the firing line or shooting booths
  • Eye and ear protection is mandatory before entering the range.
  • Use only authorized firearms on the range.
  • Any firearm that is chambered in a rifle caliber or shotgun is required to have the target at the maximum distance on the range; this includes both shoulder-mounted and pistol grip firearms.
  • Shotguns may use slugs only.
  • Do not crossfire at targets on other lanes.
  • Use only approved targets.
  • Smoking, eating, or drinking is prohibited on the range.
  • Anyone displaying unsafe actions will be warned to correct their behavior, and or be asked to leave.
  • Colonial Shooting Academy reserves the right to refuse the use of the range or service to any person for any reason.


  • Shooters must be holster-qualified
  • A Range Safety Officer must be present at all times
  • All other safety rules apply


Maintaining a safe environment is our utmost priority. Those who intentionally or unintentionally violate safety rules will be given one warning. After the first warning, the shooter will be removed from the premises without a refund. The shooter may also be liable for damages to the range. Colonial Shooting Academy reserves the right to refuse the use of the range or service to any person for any reason.