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Old 06-19-2010, 8:31 AM
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Does anyone here happen to know where the building specifications reside for building an indoor shooting range? They are not in my local city or county building regulations. Is this a state or perhaps federal thing?

There must be required specifications for backstop, side wall and ceiling constuction based on the calibers being fire. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2010, 9:26 AM
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Are you speaking of residentual (your home) or commercial?

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Interesting question.

See http://www.wbdg.org/design/firing_range.php

They mention federal standards for lead exposure, and also offer a link to the Ranges page of NSSF.
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a local ffl was looking into adding a small range in the suite next to his and siad it would run about 500k.
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Are you speaking of residentual (your home) or commercial?

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I was curious about a commercial or public non-profit range. I know the NRA provides services to help design/operate a range: http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/sourcebook.asp

My question though was what specific specifications does a city or county require a range-owner to meet before they receive a business (tax) license? Who does the inspection? It would seem as though it is of potentially grave importance.

I don't think it's necessarily that expensive depending on one's building, but again, what and where are the specifications?
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I was curious about a commercial or public non-profit range. I know the NRA provides services to help design/operate a range: http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/sourcebook.asp

My question though was what specific specifications does a city or county require a range-owner to meet before they receive a business (tax) license? Who does the inspection? It would seem as though it is of potentially grave importance.

I don't think it's necessarily that expensive depending on one's building, but again, what and where are the specifications?
Probably time to call your local city/county planning office - the requirements are not state level.
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As far as ventilation prolly 20 air changes an hour with 100% outside air and hepa filters from a hvac standpoint -regs
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a local ffl was looking into adding a small range in the suite next to his and siad it would run about 500k.

Sounds about right. I believe Target Masters in San Jose was $250,000
twenty years ago. They are bigger then most of the indoor ones I have seen

I am sure EPA regs are worst now
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Probably time to call your local city/county planning office - the requirements are not state level.
There is none that I know of...

They must of course get a business tax license and the area they are zoned must be appropriate but that seems to be pretty much it.

I don't know of any local city/county design standards, building requirements, ordinances or any special inspections or approval or anything like that.

One would think an indoor range would almost take a special license -- with specific design requirements and on-going inspections.
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The two biggest requirements are time and money. I am sure there will be lots of extra hoops (local, state, federal) that you will have to jump through to get the required permits, inspections, and clearances because of the "toxic" nature of what will be going on in the building. If you do not own the building you are going to be using, you will have to find a willing landlord. As for cost, the last I heard it would be about $50,000 per lane to setup an indoor range.
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The two biggest requirements are time and money. I am sure there will be lots of extra hoops (local, state, federal) that you will have to jump through to get the required permits, inspections, and clearances because of the "toxic" nature of what will be going on in the building. If you do not own the building you are going to be using, you will have to find a willing landlord. As for cost, the last I heard it would be about $50,000 per lane to setup an indoor range.
What' are the "hoops?" That's what I am asking about. I don't think most smaller municipalities have individualized requirements yet you would think indoor ranges would be highly regulated.
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