FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Fast Facts

Where is Point Blank Range located?

Point Blank Range and Patriot Gun Club are located at 743 River Highway in Mooresville, NC – off I-77 at Exit 36, west approx. 1.3 miles on River Highway/Highway 150, just past Morrison Plantation Parkway on the left.

What are the days and hours of operation?

Six days a week

Tuesday through Friday 10 AM until 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM until 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM until 6 PM

 

How big is Point Blank Range?

14,700 sq ft, including 15 shooting lanes, 3,500 sq. ft. of retail space, 650 sq. ft. of classroom space, and a 1,300 sq. ft. private member’s lounge for Patriot Gun Club Members.

Are you hiring staff?

If you are interested in applying for a position at Point Blank Range, please send your resume or a completed Employment Application to employment@pointblankrange.com. Our Employment Application can be downloaded here – Point Blank Range Employment Application.

What types of items are for sale in the Pro Shop?

We stock a comprehensive line of handguns and accessories that is complimented by a unique line of rifles and carbines.  We are also proud to announce our boutique specially designed for women who want to be able to protect themselves and their families.  Stocked with an array of lethal and less than lethal self defense products, as well as stylish women’s clothing and concealed carry handbags, this area of the store is sure to please.

How will the new firearms laws effect the public?

We are currently working with our staff attorney to develop a summary of how the new firearms laws and castle doctrine will effect us.  Come back soon for an update on this issue.



Using the Range

What are the range fees?

A daily rate of $18.00 allows you to stay and shoot as long as you want through the end of the business day, provided others are not waiting to shoot. If others are waiting to shoot, we ask that you limit your time in the range to 45 minutes. You can then put your name on the waiting list and go back for another 45 minutes when a lane is available. You can also leave and come back at a later time. Monthly, Semi-annual and Annual Range Members and Patriot Gun Club Members have unlimited use of the range with no range fees as part of their membership, subject to the same 45 minute limitation if others are waiting.

Can I pay per use of the range, or do I have to purchase a range membership?

The range is open to the public during normal business hours. You can come as often as you like and pay the daily fee. You don’t have to purchase a range membership, but that is the most cost effective way to use the range if you plan to come often.

How long is the wait for a lane?

It is difficult to predict what the wait might be at any given time. We have 15 lanes and the time limit is 60 minutes if others are waiting. Browse our retail pro shop, or watch the programming on our video monitors to entertain you while you wait. We plan to implement a reservation system for Members in the near future. Members will always have priority over daily rate shooters.

Can I make lane reservations and have a standing weekly time?

Not now, but we hope to have a reservations system for members soon after we open.

Can I bring friends with me?

We encourage you to bring your friends and provide Annual Members and Patriot Gun Club Members with guest passes to allow you to bring your friends at no charge. Additional shooters may accompany you in the range with payment of the $18.00 daily range fee. There is no charge to watch from our viewing area.

Can I share a shooting lane with someone else?

Yes, up to three persons may share a shooting booth/lane. Each person entering the range is required to go through the safety orientation and pay the daily range fee, regardless of whether they plan to shoot. Anyone that will not be shooting is welcome to watch from our viewing area.

What safety precautions are being taken?

Safety is our 1st priority. On their first visit, each shooter is required to view a safety video and complete a brief orientation with a Range Safety Officer. We have numerous reminders posted throughout the facility to remind visitors and shooters of our rules. Our Range Rules are designed to keep everyone safe. Please see a copy of our Range Rules here. A Range Safety Officer will be on duty at all times during normal business hours.

Is the range Family Friendly?

Point Blank Range has been designed from the ground up to be family friendly and we strongly encourage family memberships. In addition to catering to families, our training courses include female-only training, where preferred, and courses tailored to our female members in terms of personal safety.

Is there a minimum age to shoot?

Children under 8 years of age are not permitted in the range, but can watch from the viewing area. All persons between the ages of 8 and 20 must be accompanied in the range by an adult and a waiver of liability signed by the shooter’s parent or legal guardian. All children between the ages of 8 and 16 must be accompanied and directly supervised in the shooting booth by a parent or legal guardian.

What types and calibers of firearms can be shot in the range?

Handguns, including revolvers and semi-automatics of all calibers; Shotguns with slugs only; Rifles up to and including .308 caliber; Full-automatic firearms.

What ammunition is allowed?

We encourage the use of factory new ammunition. Ammunition specifically disallowed includes tracers, armor piercing rounds and any ammunition with steel or aluminum cases.

Can I bring my own ammunition, or do I have to buy my ammunition at the range?

You can always bring your own ammunition, provided it is of a type not specifically disallowed. Members will receive special pricing on range ammo, and we encourage you to check out our prices. Only ammunition purchased from Point Blank Range can be used in any rental firearm, which is required under the manufacturer’s warranty.

Can I pick up my brass from the range?

You are allowed to pick up your brass at the conclusion of your shooting session when all firearms are cased. At no time is a shooter allowed to reach across the firing line or extend any object across the firing line to retrieve brass for any other reason.

Can you shoot rifles in the range?

Yes, up to and including .308 caliber.

Can you shoot shotguns in the range?

Yes, with slugs only please.

Can I draw from a holster in the range?

The only time drawing from the holster is allowed is during classroom instruction, under strict supervision.

Can I shoot double taps or rapid fire in the range?

Yes, in fact, you may shoot full-auto firearms in the range.

Do you have rental firearms?

We  have a broad selection of rental firearms and encourage you to try our rental guns before you buy!

Is the range climate controlled?

The range has a separate state-of-the-art climate controlled ventilation system for each bay that moves air from behind the shooter and down range to make sure the gas and particulates from your firearm are always moving away from you as you shoot.

Do you have eye and ear protection available?

Eye and ear protection are available at no charge for members and at a small additional charge for daily fee shooters.

Can you shoot full automatic weapons in the range?

You can bring your own fully automatic weapons to shoot in the range. Fully automatic weapons will also be available for rent for use in the range.

Do you have Range Safety Officers?

All Point Blank Range staff are required to complete the NRA Range Safety Officer course. A Range Safety Officer is on duty at all times during normal business hours.

How many shooting lanes are there and how long are they?

We have 15 shooting lanes, each 25 yards long. The 25 yard lanes are ideal for pistol practice, as well as tactical shotgun and tactical rifle training and practice.

What kind of target system do you have?

Our target retrieval system is manufactured by Patriot Range Technologies, and has been used at the NRA Headquarters Range in Fairfax, Virginia, as well as many other commercial, military and law enforcement ranges across the country and around the world. This state-of-the-art target retrieval system allows the shooter to place the target at any distance in one foot increments from 3 to 75 feet. The 360° turning target carrier can turn front to back to on-edge and can be programmed to execute any course of fire that can be conceived. We have pre-programmed several courses of fire used by law enforcement agencies in their training, which challenge the shooter with shoot/no shoot scenarios. The targeting system can be programmed and executed at the shooting booth or from our master control console. The programmable features of the target system are available to annual and Patriot Gun Club Members at no additional charge, and to daily fee shooters for a small additional charge.

Do you have a tactical range?

Yes, both bays of our range are designed for full downrange use. The ceiling of the entire range has been constructed with engineered concrete panels that will prevent any projectiles from leaving the range. Either bay can be used for tactical training and IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) and IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) competitions.

Do you have leagues?

Yes, we have leagues. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in a league and what type of league would interest you. Send your inquiries to mdenney@pointblankrange.com.

Do you have IDPA or IPSC shooting?

It is our intent to have IDPA and IPSC sanctioned leagues and events at Point Blank Range.



Range Memberships

Who is eligible for Membership?

Any person 21 years of age or older who can legally possess and handle a firearm under North Carolina and Federal law is eligible for membership.  Persons younger than 21 years of age may be a member under a Family Membership and must be accompanied by an adult in the shooting range.

Do you do background checks on Members?

All Range Members must attest that they can legally possess and handle a firearm under North Carolina and Federal law.  All Patriot Gun Club members must pass a check under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

How and when are the membership fees paid?

The membership fees for the monthly, semi-monthly and annual range memberships are payable in full upon commencement of the membership.  Automatic renewals can be arranged with a credit card or ACH transaction.

Are any discounts available for memberships?

Discounts on range memberships will be available in connection with special events at the range.  Subscribe to our e-mail mailing list to hear about these opportunities.

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What memberships are available and what are the costs?

We have a monthly introductory membership, and semi-annual and annual range memberships. To visit range membership options click here.



Patriot Gun Club Memberships

What is Patriot Gun Club?

Patriot Gun Club is our highest level of membership and provides many privileges not available to Range Members.  To review all the benefits of being a member of Patriot Gun Club, click here.

How much does it cost to be a member of Patriot Gun Club?

Membership in Patriot Gun Club requires an up-front, non-refundable Membership Fee and monthly dues.  To review the costs of membership click here.

Is a Patriot Gun Club membership transferrable?

No.  The membership cannot be sold or transferred to another person.  The Membership Fee is non-refundable.

How long does the Patriot Gun Club membership last?

The membership will continue for the lifetime of the primary member as long as the dues remain current.  The membership will also be terminated upon the death of the primary member, unless the surviving spouse elects to continue the membership either as an individual or family membership.  In the event of a divorce, the membership shall continue in the name of the primary member, or may be taken over by the spouse of such member with the primary member’s consent.

What is Shooting After Dark™?

Shooting After Dark™ refers to the after-hours access to the Club Lounge and range that is granted to members of Patriot Gun Club after they have met the following requirements:

  • Complete a Club orientation course
  • Agree to Club Rules & Regulations
  • Complete NRA First Steps Pistol Course
  • Register biometric identity

Do you perform background checks on Club Members?

All Patriot Gun Club members must pass a check under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

How and when are monthly dues paid?

Monthly dues for Patriot Gun Club memberships are charged to the Member’s bank account through ACH direct debit, or to the Member’s Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card.



Retail Pro Shop

What do you sell in your retail pro shop?

Our facility includes over 3,500 sq ft of retail space with a large selection of handgun, rifles, shotguns, accessories and tactical gear.  We are an authorized dealer for all of the manufacturers listed here.

How can I get discounts on firearms?

Annual Range Members and Patriot Gun Club Members are entitled to special discounts on firearms and other products.  We  also host manufacturer and distributor special weekend promotions to allow you to get the best deals on firearms and other equipment.

Do you sell Class III/NFA firearms?

We are a Class III Dealer and will be happy to guide you through the process for obtaining the tax stamp required to purchase Class III items such as machine guns, suppressors and short barrel rifles and shotguns.  We also process transfers of Class III weapons that you purchase from other dealers.

What types of items are for sale in the Pro Shop?

We stock a comprehensive line of handguns and accessories that is complimented by a unique line of rifles and carbines.  We are also proud to announce our boutique specially designed for women who want to be able to protect themselves and their families.  Stocked with an array of lethal and less than lethal self defense products, as well as stylish women’s clothing and concealed carry handbags, this area of the store is sure to please.



Training Academy

What type of training is offered?

We have a wide range of training for beginners to advanced shooters. Beginners can participate in First Shots, Hunter Safety, Firearm Safety, and a range of other courses.  Advanced training includes the North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit Course, NRA Basic Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun, NRA Personal Protection in the Home and Outside the Home, NRA Home Firearms Safety, NRA Refuse to be a Victim, defensive pistol, advanced defensive pistol, defensive shotgun, advanced defensive shotgun, defensive rifle, advanced defensive rifle, edged weapons defense and a range of other training.  All courses are taught by our NRA certified instructors.

Do you have instructors for private training?

Private instructors are available for all training disciplines.

How will the new firearms laws effect the public?

We are currently working with our staff attorney to develop a summary of how the new firearms laws and castle doctrine will effect us.  Come back soon for an update on this issue.



Other

Is there a play area for my children?

There is no formal play area.  Children are welcome at Point Blank Range, but only under the close supervision of a parent or guardian.

Do you have a gunsmith available on site?

Yes, we have a full service gunsmith available.

Do you have gun cleaning on site?

Yes. We have an ultrasonic gun cleaner to clean and lubricate your firearms.

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