Frequently asked questions

Q: What if I have never shot before?
A: If you are new to shooting, we recommend a one-on-one personal training session before you shoot. It is the best way to familiarize yourself with the firearm culture, range etiquette and the many options available to get you started on your journey.  Click here to learn more: New Shooter
Q: I’m a first-time visitor. What is required, and what can I expect?
A: First time visitors to the Davenport Guns and Shooting Club range must be over the age of 21, present valid state or federal identification, and cannot be a convicted felon or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Shooters must fill out our Safety Waiver. Visitors may choose to bring their own firearm, or rent one from our rental pool.  Eye and ear protection is required on the range at all times, and is also available for rent or purchase in the store.
Q: How old do you have to be to shoot?
A: Shooters must be over the age of 21, or accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.  Children are allowed to shoot with custodial supervision when they are old to responsibly handle the firearm.  There is not a specific age.  However, common sense is expected.  
Q: Are we open to the public?
A: Yes. Our range is open to the public and available for private groups.
A: Of course! A valid driver’s license or fancy foreign passport is still required.  Shooters must fill out the Safety Waiver.
Q: Do I need my own gun to shoot on the range?
A: Nope! We offer rentals and ammo.
Q: Am I allowed to use my own firearm on the range?

A: Of course! Any pistol caliber handgun or rifle. .22/.45 caliber.

Q: Can I use my own ammo?

A: If you are shooting your own ammo, you are free to shoot whatever you like.  If you are using one of our rental guns, you are required to purchase the appropriate ammo from us. 

Q: Can I shoot shotguns and rifles at the range?

A: Shotguns and standard rifles are not allowed on our range.  Pistol caliber rifles are allowed on the range, .22 cal through .45 cal.

Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Shirt and shoes are required. No open toed shoes if shooting full auto please. And it is recommended that long sleeves be worn as well when shooting full auto. Please bring your own eye and ear protection (they are available for purchase at the store). Normal prescription and reading glasses count as eye protection. Ear protection plugs are provided for children.
Q: How long are the shooting lanes at the range?
A: 50ft. Minimum to shoot is the 7 yard line.
Q: Can i shoot full auto at the range?
A: Yes! We now offer shooting full auto at our range. We do require that you purchase our ammo through us.