Gun For Hire NJ Shooting Range

We have organized the top questions you may have into categories below. If this is your first time shooting we have created a page just for you to help answer all your questions and get you into the Range for an awesome time with friends and family! First timer’s click here.




The one hour range time gift cards that come with your Membership have a value of $15.

No. Our $20 FFL transfers are for Members Only. Please click here to see Membership Options.

With regard to any of your minor children (or minor children of whom you are legal guardian) and/or guests who are minor children (“Minors”), you hereby consent to the Minors’ presence at any of our facilities, presence on the range, use of the range, participation in firearms training, and participation in any other activities that occur at any of our facilities.

Each time you participate in any of the activities that occur at any of our facilities, your participation shall constitute your agreement to (and ratification and affirmation of) the most current version of our Voluntary Release, Waiver, Indemnification, Hold Harmless, Consent, and Assumption of Risk Agreement.

Can I bring a minor to the range?
Yes:
Children 8 and up can shoot long guns, take rifle or shotgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Children 13 and up are welcome to shoot handguns and take handgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Note: We recommend children start with a .22LR firearm, however we have had younger children shoot larger calibers that have demonstrated a higher maturity level and physical capability.
Children can not be left unattended at any time.

Some students will not be able to assume certain shooting positions (such as standing, kneeling or squatting shooting positions) because of physical limitations or disabilities. The presence of a physical limitation or disability does not by itself affect a student’s eligibility to attend the course or receive a certificate of completion. Most exercises may be adapted to work within each student’s range of motion/function. Regardless of the disability, all students must demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, attitude and understanding of the laws of the State pertaining to firearms use to receive a certificate of completion. Also, safety will not be compromised in any modified technique. It is important to notify the Instructor, prior to enrolling in a course, if you have any concerns which may need to be addressed. This may include (but is not limited to) sore or bad knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, hips, artificial joints, deformities, or anything which may hinder or alter your abilities to perform certain shooting tasks or safety demonstrations. This course is offered to persons in accordance and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but due to the nature of the overall safety of all surrounding students and instructors, as well as the general public, and compliance of the courses, each case will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Students must demonstrate safe gun handling skills with training pistols, prior to participating in live-fire exercises.

Pregnant women are encouraged to discuss their participation in firearms courses with their physicians prior to taking the course. You should discuss the effects of loud sounds and airborne lead particulate. If any students are pregnant or nursing an infant, they should not handle any chemicals, lubricants or solvents unless they have discussed doing so with their physician.

Yes. All students are encouraged to bring their own firearms to the course as well as factory ammo to shoot during the live fire portion. Be sure to transport your firearm in accordance to NJ State law. For a full set of NJ Transportation Laws click here. Email or call with any questions.

Simply choose the course you would like and use the register form on the webpage or you can visit the Range and sign up for any course.

For the First Step and Basic Pistol/Shotgun/Rifle courses, there is no minimum age requirement, provided that the student is mature and responsible, has the required positive attitude when handling firearms, and is able to follow along with the lessons and course materials. The student must successfully demonstrate the knowledge which they have gained with safe gun handling skills, before moving on to the next stages of lessons. For courses which do not contain “live-fire” shooting exercises, there is no minimum age requirement. CCW courses require that the applicant be 21 years of age.

Can I bring a minor to the range?
Yes:
Children 8 and up can shoot long guns, take rifle or shotgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Children 13 and up are welcome to shoot handguns and take handgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Note: We recommend children start with a .22LR firearm, however we have had younger children shoot larger calibers that have demonstrated a higher maturity level and physical capability.
Children can not be left unattended at any time.

Private lessons are available. If you wish to schedule a private lesson please send us an email.

During the classroom instruction, there is a 5-10 minute break every hour. You can purchase delicious items from our in-house cafe!

The answer is yes. New Jersey firearms law provides specific exemptions for travel into the Garden State for these activities.”

No, it is not necessary to bring anything with you, as all materials, selection of firearms, ammunition, targets, hearing and eye protection, are included in the cost of the course. However, be sure to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Bring a ball cap if you like. Avoid wearing shorts, open toed shoes, or low cut shirts.

Yes, all courses are certified.

The course pricing is listed on every page at the bottom of the pre-registration box.

The Instructors prefer smaller sized classes, to guarantee each student the opportunity of personal one-on-one instruction during live-fire exercises. In the classroom lessons, our Instructors routinely alternate teaching the different stages of gun safety lessons.

When you register online or at the Range you will be required to pay in full.

The first two classes are four hours long and involve classroom and live fire shooting in the range. The eight hour class is also classroom and live fire with much more technical information and a written test at the end.

Yes. We now offer while you wait gun cleaning for pistol only, as well as long gun cleaning by appointment only. Pricing varies based on Member or Non-Member, please contact us for any further information.

Yes. This is an exclusive benefit for our members.

Yes. We offer very limited on site gunsmithing services, Please inquire within.

Shooters need to wear closed-toed footwear and shirts that aren’t low cut to avoid getting burned by spent shell casings. Pants must be worn around waist.

We do teach woman-only courses at the range. Please see our calendar!

Yes. We allow rifles under .50 calibers. We DO NOT allow ammunition that is steel core, armor piercing, tracer, incendiary, or bi-metal jacketed. Shotguns are allowed, however the rounds must be at least buckshot or slugs. No birdshot / target loads. We ask that you inform our range staff that you intend on shooting a rifle or shotgun prior to entering the range so that they may verify your ammunition is appropriate for use on our range. Note: We do not allow pistol grip shotguns in our range. All long guns must be fired from the shoulder.

No, we do not sell we only rent firearms.

You do not need prior instruction in order to shoot at our range. We do require that you watch a safety video and fill out a waiver before using our facilities. We also offer private instruction and a wide variety of classes for everyone from first time to veteran shooters.  Unless pre-approved, all first time visitors / members will need to watch a 15 minute safety video and pass a short shooting course.

Yes, you may bring your own firearms to shoot. We require all firearms to be in a secure case or range bag.

Yes, all you need is a valid government issued photo ID in order to use our range (passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc).

No, you must share a port.

No, memberships are non-transferable.

No, you must be present in order for your guest to check in and use your guests pass.

There is NO outside instruction allowed at the range.  All instruction will be given by Gun For Hire staff.

Anyone with a state issued (FID) firearms ID card can rent alone anytime.

Adult Male Shooters:
If you do not have a state issued (FID) firearms ID card You must bring another adult guest with you to be able to rent firearms.

Adult Female Shooters:
You can rent firearms alone and do not need a firearms ID card. Just a drivers license or valid photo ID.

Yes:
Children 8 and up can shoot long guns and take rifle or shotgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Children 13 and up are welcome to shoot pistols, and take pistol, rifle and shotgun courses. They must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Children can not be left unattended at any time.

Yes. 10% off for active military. Military ID required.

1267 McBride Avenue, Woodland Park NJ 07424 (formally West Paterson)

We are open:
Monday 12am-9pm
Tuesday 10am-9pm
Wednesday 10am-10pm
Thursday 10am-10pm
Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday 8am-10pm
Sunday 8am-8pm

No photos, video or audio is allowed on premises without management approval.

Yes! We have walk-in rates as well as memberships. They are limited. Please call to verify availability.

If you’re by yourself, inform the RSO (Range Safety Officer) and proceed to our Reloaders check out line for FAST purchases so you do not waste your time waiting in line.

Walk in and wave to the front desk then keep on walking to the back of the range. Since you are a member you can use the Quick Draw check out line if you have a pre-loaded account or the Rapid Fire check out line if you do not have a pre-loaded account.

Courses being taught by a guest instructor will have no full refunds allotted, only range credit.

Cancellations: In order to cancel a course, you must contact us at least 24 hours before the start of a group course and at least seven days before the start of a specialty course that required a full payment reservation.

Gun For Hire reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any course due to circumstances beyond our control. If payment or a deposit has been made for a course, the deposit will be returned, or credited, or reapplied to another course.

Some of our courses are held at outdoor facilities and the weather is beyond our control.  Every effort will be made by us to accommodate all situations as they arise.  Our founder and CEO would say, “If it ain’t raining, you ain’t training.”

Gun For Hire has the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse training for any individual that we deem a liability issue.

Safety issues – Gun For Hire has a zero tolerance safety policy. If at any time someone display’s an unsafe act with a firearm, first time or not, they will be asked to leave the range and or course. That means no refund no exceptions.

By registering for any of our courses, you are agreeing to the following:

“I agree to abide by any and all safety procedures required by Gun For Hire LLC and its hosts, and agree to sign a statement releasing their employees, agents, and instructors from any responsibility for any injury sustained by me during the training program.
“In signing this application I certify that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age or will be accompanied by a parent or guardian.”

Walk in and stop at the front desk to fill out a little paperwork. Once you’re finished with the paperwork you will walk to the back of the range and use the “First Shots” check out line.

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