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Forming a public gun range

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rageman, Mar 30, 2004.

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  1. rageman

    rageman Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Not sure if this is in the right spot, but hopefully y'all can help me with this. I got around to thinking the other day about what I would really like to do, and I think it would be to own a public gun range--specifically, the type of range I would want to go to (ie, NFA stuff, valid FFL for selling / transferring firearms, CCW training, maybe some IDPA stuff, trap/5stand/sporting clays, etc.). However, does a gun range need any special permits for renting out guns, specifically NFA items? This idea is at least several years from coming about, if its even possible (since I am just a college student), so all I am really looking for is a shove in the right direction for information. Eventually when I have some money I think I'll pay someone qualified to research all the necessaries, but it would be nice to know if what I am planning is even legally possible.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that if I have the land, the insurance, the guns, the clean-up tools, etc., what national forms would I need (besides obvious dealer FFL)?

    Pre-emptive thanks for any help rendered (and if this dream ever comes true, perhaps a free day when I am set up and good to go :p )
  2. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    ....Hope this helps....good luck...

    National Shooting Sports Foundation
    11 Mile Hill Road
    Newtown, Ct. 06470
    203-426-1087 fax

    National Rifle Association
    Recreational Shooting and Ranges
    Development Department
    11250 Waples Mills Road
    Faifax, Va. 22030
    703-267-3999 fax

    Clark Vargas
    C. Vargas & Associates
    PO Box 8906
    8596 Arlington Expressway
    Jacksonville, Fl 32211
    904-725-4749 fax
    (Engineer specializing in range development options)
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2004
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