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candyman 08-25-2009 9:25 PM

question on centerfire certification
 
Hey ontarget im new to southern california and wanted to check out your range but then someone told me I might not be able to shoot my centerfire rifles because you need to be certified. What involves getting the certification? How long should it take? If I can't make it on a sunday, if its generally not busy could I possibly show up the day I wish to shoot and cert right before shooting?

thanks.

yasushi 08-26-2009 5:04 AM

I have yet to go through certification but my understanding is that in order to shoot centerfire rifle you will need to be pre-certified and Sunday's at 10am is only time they offer certification. For certification, they require that you demonstrate competency in safe handling and targeting/shooting (3 rounds in 6" at 25 yards?). Plus $25 for the certificate. If I have time this Sunday I might head down there.

CWM4A1 08-27-2009 1:18 AM

It's actually a range specific safety rule review and shooting qualification. We hold the qualification class every Sunday morning at 10:00AM. Course fee is $20 and will get you a 2 years permit to use centerfire rifle caliber rifle at our range. With the $20 you also get free range time. You can decide to stay and wait for a rifle lane to open up after your qualification class (We usually have quite a bit of rifle shooters on Sunday morning), or you can pick up a free range time card and come back later. Since range time is $16 so what you really paid for is $4 for the class. You will need to do 25yrds, slow fire, 3 rounds in 5" group to qualify, and you have 3 chance to make it. By the way, Lane #17-20 are our dedicated rifle lane. All other lanes are pistol only.

luckystrike 08-28-2009 1:35 AM

what are the people suposed to do if they have never fired a rifle before, but want to learn and just got one? im not sure everyone can shoot a 4 inch group right off the bat......

CWM4A1 08-28-2009 9:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckystrike (Post 2984239)
what are the people suposed to do if they have never fired a rifle before, but want to learn and just got one? im not sure everyone can shoot a 4 inch group right off the bat......

Not at 100yrd for sure, but we are talking about 25yrds, which translate to 20" at 100yrds. Unless your rifle is very poorly made, you should be able to do this one easy.

luckystrike 08-28-2009 5:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CWM4A1 (Post 2985068)
Not at 100yrd for sure, but we are talking about 25yrds, which translate to 20" at 100yrds. Unless your rifle is very poorly made, you should be able to do this one easy.

roget that. I just have friends that were asking about it.
thanks

yasushi 08-28-2009 6:46 PM

So in order to be certified do we need to shoot with the centerfire rifles or can we just bring & shoot rimfire?

I was thinking of bringing my daughter this weekend but she's needs more work on the centerfire guns but she's pretty handy with her .22lr.

CWM4A1 08-28-2009 10:28 PM

Yes, you can shoot rimfire to qualify. Please note that if all you are going to shoot is pistol caliber carbine (.22LR, 9mm, .40, etc), you do not need the rifle permit and can shoot those on pistol lanes.

xdanxx 08-29-2009 9:25 AM

so do you unload a full magazine at the target, or just 3 rounds?

CWM4A1 08-29-2009 10:36 PM

3 rounds first. Once you are qualified, feel free to unload the rest. Just remember, 1rd per sec maximum limit and don't hit the hanger/cable/wire/light... :D

orangeusa 09-21-2009 5:02 PM

You left out ceiling. Lotso holes there. :D


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