Range Rules

Bill's wants your experience to be fun while safely enjoying the range.

We have created a safety video for visual reference as well as a complete list of range rules at the bottom of the page. Please take a moment to review these rules before using the range. In order to rent a firearm the customer must have with them a current permit to acquire, a permit to carry, one of their own firearms, or be in a party of 2 or more people. (Not applicable at our Wisconsin location.) Shooters must be 10 or older to use the range. Shooters between the age of 10 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent, or have a Youth Permission Slip filled out by their parent or guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

The following ammunition is NOT allowed to be used on the range:

  • Any ammunition that has a muzzle velocity of 3,300+ feet per second
  • Armor piercing, incendiary, steel core, tracers, explosive and steel-jacketed
  • Steel shotgun rounds
  • Exploding targets
  • No aluminium cased ammunition.
  • The range officer makes the FINAL DECISION on ammunition unsuitable for indoor range use.
  • Any accelerator
  • .17 Remington
  • .220 Swift
  • .222 Remington 40gr or less
  • .22–250 Remington
  • .243 Win 96gr or less

General Rules

  • Black powder & muzzle loading firearms are not permitted.
  • Fully automatic firearms are permitted at the discretion of the Range officer. Proper paperwork on the firearm is required.
  • A maximum of three people are allowed per point.
  • Only one person at a time may be firing. Only persons who have signed a waiver are allowed in the range.
  • Targets must be placed at least 15 feet down range from the shooting point.
  • In the event of a cease fire or if the whistle sounds, immediately clear your firearm and step back from the line. Do not touch your firearm until further instruction.
  • Do not leave a loaded firearm unattended. Do not place a firearm on the bench without unloading it first.
  • Do not hand a loaded or uncased firearm to another person. Do not change points with a loaded firearm.
  • No drawing from holster, hip shooting, or snap shooting is allowed unless range officer has given approval.
  • Equipment left unattended is at your own risk. The range is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Do not remove a jammed/malfunctioning firearm from the point.
  • If a firearm is malfunctioning lay it down on the bench with the muzzle pointed down range and ask for help.
  • Any damage to the range will be the liability of the customer.
  • When finished, unload and case your firearm.
  • If you are using a rental gun make sure to return the gun unloaded, with the action open, and the magazine removed.
  • Carry the firearm back to the range officer in the case provided.
  • You must use ammunition purchased from Bill’s Gun Shop & Range in our rental firearms.
  • Pick up only your own brass that is behind the firing line. Do not pick up brass in front of the firing line.
  • Do not reach over firing line.
  • Do not disturb other shooters while picking up your brass.
  • Do not pick up brass from another shooter’s point while they are shooting even if it is your brass.
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction down range.
  • No loading firearms on back shelves. All muzzles must be pointing down range at all times!
  • Keep your finger off the trigger and outside of the trigger guard until ready to fire.
  • Keep the action open and the firearm unloaded until ready to fire.
  • The action is to be opened immediately when the firearm is removed from a case.
  • The action must stay open until ready to fire.
  • Eye and ear protection must be on before entering the range and while on the range.
  • The range officer has authority at all times.
  • The range officer reserves the right to remove you from the range at any time for any reason.
  • Range officer must approve all ammunition.
  • Steel, tracer, incendiary, gas, or explosive ammunition is NOT permitted.
  • Any ammunition the range officer decides is unsuitable for indoor range use is NOT permitted on the range.
  • Know how the firearm operates.
  • Be sure the firearm and ammunition are compatible.
  • Range officer reserves the right to prohibit the use of any firearm that may be unsafe.
  • No children less than 10 years of age allowed on range.
  • An adult must accompany people under 18 years of age.
  • The adult shooting with the minor must have written and signed permission from the parent or guardian.
  • Range officer has final word on whether or not any person can shoot on the range.
  • No pregnant women allowed on range.
  • No food or beverages on the range.
  • No smoking on the range.
  • No firearms with a muzzle velocity of 3,300 feet per second or greater are allowed on range.
  • No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol is permitted on the range. Persons suspected of or having the appearance of any chemical influence will be removed from the range.
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