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?
Children 8 and older 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 older are welcome to shoot pistols and take pistol, rife or shotgun 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.