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What are the age requirements to shoot at the range?
You must be at least 18 years old to shoot unaccompanied. Children must be at least 5 years old. Children who are not shooting are not allowed on the range. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied and closely supervised by a parent or guardian. Persons of ANY age who are being a safety distraction may be asked to leave the range.
Are you an indoor or outdoor range?
We are an outdoor range, but the shooting tables are covered.
Do you have to be a member or make an appointment to shoot at the range?
We are open to the public (but memberships are available). We are first-come-first-served. (Members can reserve lanes in advance.)
What are your operating hours?
Hours vary by season. Current operating hours can be found at this link. You must have waivers signed, targets picked out, any rental paperwork done (if renting a firearm), be checked in and out on the range no later than 5:30 PM during Daylight Savings Time and 4:30 PM during Standard Time (winter).
How much does it cost to shoot at your range?
Lane fees can be found at this link. If you think you will shoot at least 12 hours per year, you should consider getting a membership. (No lane fees for members.)
Do you offer discounts?
Active and retired military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMT/Paramedics, educators, as well as members of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters (must show appropriate ID) can get discounts on range fees and memberships.
Do you sell ammunition, targets, hearing protection, eye protection, etc.?
We try to have most common calibers of ammunition (this has become more difficult with the ammo crisis and prices have been less than desireable), a variety of targets, eye protection, ear plugs, ear muffs, cleaning supplies, Uplulas (semi-automatic speed loaders), & a limited selection of holsters.
What are your range rules?
Range rules can be found at this link.
Is there a dress code?
Yes, we do not allow open-toed shoes, tank tops, or low cut tops. This is a safety issue, not a fashion issue.
What firearms can I use at the range?
If the firearm is legal and can be fired safely, you can shoot it at our range. All firearms must have iron sights or optics.
What types of ammo are allowed?
We do not allow steel core or tracer rounds. Steel case is OK…just be sure to PICK UP YOUR CASINGS. Regardless of casing type, PICK IT UP and put it in the buckets provided. If you reload, you are welcome to keep your brass.
Do you have firearms for sale?
Sandhill Shooting Sports does not sell firearms at this time. We suggest The Gun Vault in Elgin (Pontiac – near The Village at Sandhills shopping center).
Do you have firearms for rent?
We have a selection of pistols, rifles, and shotguns available for on-site rental.
Can I use my own targets?
You may bring your own paper targets if you wish. If you do not have targets we have a variety of targets available for purchase. We provide the target stands and have staplers on the range to attach targets to our backers.
I am a new shooter. Can I get help learning to use my firearm?
Our range officers are on the range to ensure shooter safety. If you need assistance learning about your firearm, need to learn how to shoot, or want to improve your shooting skills, you will need to sign up for one of our group classes or book a time with our instructors for one-on-one instruction. Class offerings and the link to book individual instruction can be found at this link.
Do you have archery targets?