Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back > SPECIALTY FORUMS > Young Calgunners
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Young Calgunners This forum is for our younger members, the sons and daughters of Calgunners, younger guests and their parents.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-26-2009, 3:10 AM
robnorth robnorth is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ventura County
Posts: 7
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default 16-y-o using range rental gun?

Hi there! I'm new to CA, planning to get a handgun but haven't convinced the wife yet. %-)

My 16-y-o daughter is interested in getting into it, too. I was thinking of taking her to the local indoor range so we could rent a Glock and I could get her started.

Does anyone know what the rules are here on a minor using a range rental gun? I'm guessing it's OK if she's constantly under my direct supervision, but I figured I'd better double-check with others who might have more experience.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 4:31 AM
Soldier415's Avatar
Soldier415 Soldier415 is offline
Calguns Addict
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hilltop Watchtower Crackpot Command Center
Posts: 9,547
iTrader: 16 / 100%

She is fine to shoot as long as she is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. That is the policy at most indoor ranges that rent guns, and it is our policy at Bullseye.

Call the range you are interested in taking her to and find out the details before driving over.
Originally Posted by harmoniums View Post
Absolutely, I've refused sale before.
My gut is good for two things, making poo and spotting crazy
Originally Posted by bwiese View Post
Do not get your legal advice from Forest Rangers or Sheriffs: that's like getting medical advice from your plumber.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 12:09 PM
Darklyte27's Avatar
Darklyte27 Darklyte27 is offline
Calguns Addict
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Bay Area USI Range
Posts: 9,425
iTrader: 59 / 100%

ask the range? range makes the rules.. hehe


Want to get into Ham Radio? Click here

PM me Wouxun 2M radio 4 Sale
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 12:56 PM
Nevermore's Avatar
Nevermore Nevermore is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 256
iTrader: 9 / 100%

I ran into this issue recently at a range. If the shooter is too young to buy a gun (i.e. not yet 21), it's likely they won't allow the rental except with the parent present (who will take responsibility). However, I suspect that's a range-by-range requirement. As others have said, best check with the range(s) you're looking at going to for their policies.

Disclaimer: The poster is not responsible for any damage to the reader's keyboard, monitor, or dignity as a result of this post's comments.
"I am a sinner that does not expect forgiveness. But I am not a government official." Francis Wolcott (Deadwood)
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 5:01 AM
forgiven forgiven is offline
Calguns Addict
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 5,296
iTrader: 55 / 100%

As long as a adult is present, then it's not an issue at my local ranges. Welcome to Calguns and congrats on getting your two ladies into the game.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 6:11 AM
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 42,659
iTrader: 130 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4

Drop me a PM. Maybe we could work out a time to meet at a nice outdoor range like Angeles and you and your daughter could shoot some of my weapons for free. Well, you might need to provide some ammo. Yes, I have a POS Glock but, I've got nicer firearms too. Also, I prefer starting ANYONE out with longguns since they are easier to shoot and a bit harder to violate the 180 rule with. I'm thinking .22lrs rifles and handguns to learn on!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host., the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.