Visiting A Range For The First Time? Here’s What You Can Expect

For individuals or groups visiting an indoor shooting range for the first time, it can be nerve-wracking not knowing what to expect. If you have questions and aren’t sure what to prepare for, you are not alone. 

It can be helpful to do some research before heading to your local range. By understanding our process for new visitors at Morr Range, you’ll have a benchmark for what to expect at your local indoor range. Since many other ranges have a similar process in place, you will get a sense for what to expect and feel more confident in arriving for the very first time. 

And if you still have questions, always feel free to call your local indoor range to see if their process is similar to ours. Here’s what you can expect!

Step 1: Sign A Waiver 

Before you can get started using any range, a signed waiver will be required. The waiver includes everything from rules and regulations to liability and understanding of risk. Most ranges offer an online waiver that must be signed before you can use their facilities or you can sign it once you arrive on site. If you plan to sign your waiver in person, plan to arrive at the range about 10 minutes before you wish to shoot or arrive for an event. This ensures you have ample time to read through the information and ask any questions you may have. 

Step 2: Participate In A Safety Orientation 

Safety orientations don’t happen at all ranges, but we strongly believe that they should. At Morr, we require every new visitor at our facility to understand our range safety rules. Following safety best practices at all times ensures that everyone on the range has the best possible experience at Morr and maintains a safe environment for you, our team, and anyone else who uses the shooting range. 

Step 3: Tour And Understand The Facility Layout

As part of your safety orientation, the range safety officers will give you a tour of the facility so you know where to find everything. Our Range Safety Officers (RSO) offer concierge service to you since we have most everything you need. This includes ammunition, rental firearms, and targets available right in the range, so you can maximize your time actually shooting. 

During the tour or facility orientation, we will help you with everything, including: 

  • Understanding the layout of the indoor range
  • Knowing the location of sinks and bathrooms to wash the lead off your hands
  • Navigating the retails space to find accessories, gear, and more

After the facility orientation, you will easily be able to find your way around the range and store confidently. And if you have other questions or aren’t sure where something is, we’re always here to help you find what you’re looking for. 

Step 4: Take Your First Shot!

Now, you’re ready to get out on the range and get to practicing! Our RSOs are always on the range with customers, to ensure everyone feels confident and comfortable using the range. If you have questions about how to shoot, which firearm is best for you, or are looking for more personalized individual training, many ranges (including ours!) offer private instruction sessions

Ready to get started? Head on over to your local range or give them a call to learn more about their processes and procedures. 

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