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LA gun rentals for visitor ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nick, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Nick

    Nick New Member

    Apr 12, 2003
    Been lurking too long, time for another question - anybody care to give me the lowdown on gun rentals in the Los Angeles vicinity ? I know it isn't exactly the most gun-friendly location, but I'll elaborate...

    Me and a friend will be visiting LA somewhere next March. He's a writer (rather well-known around here) and wants to do some research on the city. He's not adverse to guns and has on more than one occasion mentioned his interest. Sadly, I cannot take him to the range here - in Belgium, you need to be a member and request a certificate of good behaviour from the police dept. only to be allowed to set foot on the range. The moment you want to hold a gun (and I do mean "handle", not even shoot or own), you already need a provisionary license which requires an police interview and written examination.

    In all, lots of hassle, so I thought it might be a good idea to just take him out to a range that does rentals while we're here. I'm an experienced shooter myself but I'd prefer a qualified instructor to take care of him :), so a friendly place that can provide guidance or an introductory course would be perfect.

    Thanks in advance for all useful info, and stay safe !
  2. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Senior Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    In a Los Angeles coffin.
    Hello my friend, LA here.

    What part of Los Angeles will you be visiting? I just visited the LAX firing range, bad neighborhood but they carry a wide range of handguns. Also they allow shotgun shooting in there. The Range Officers were very supportive.

    I was there two weeks ago, as a first timer, I had to fill out the safety waiver, donated my CA I.D. and off to shooting I go. Again the best part about that particular range is the huge selections of guns you can rent out. Prices vary on caliber.

    I also go to one in Burbank. I hope I answered your interest.
  3. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Washington DC (!)
    If you're drifting south at all during his trip, Iron Sights down in Oceanside is a very clean, professional facility, with good prices, wide rental variety, etc.


    Plus, there's some great beach on Oceanside, good Hawaiian and Cuban restaurants, etc.


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