Florida shooting range requirements promote the safety of everyone who enters a shooting range in the state.

Shooting ranges are specialized facilities where individuals can safely practice firearm use, improving their shooting and firearm handling abilities. Private shooting range requirements in Florida ensure these facilities remain safe and compliant with state and local laws.

Specifics of Florida Shooting Range Requirements

Specific requirements will vary between facilities, but there are some regulations you can expect universally at both outdoor and indoor gun ranges in Florida. Here are some of them:

  • Never point a firearm in an unsafe direction. Do not point it at any person, including yourself. Do not point it directly at the floor or ceiling.
  • Do not put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • Do not load your gun until you are ready to shoot.
  • Act as if every gun is loaded.
  • Be certain of your target, what is around you, and what is beyond your target.
  • Wear ear and eye protection at all times. In most Florida shooting ranges, ear and eye protection are mandatory.
  • Keep all firearms secured in a bag or carrying case until instructed to remove them by a gun range employee.
  • Due to lead toxicity, pregnant women should not be in the shooting range.
  • Never walk around the shooting range with a gun in your hand. It must be secured in a case or bag if walking around the shooting range. Unload the firearm before you begin walking.
  • No alcohol is permitted. If someone is suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating substances, they will be denied entry.
  • Immediately report any unsafe practices to the shooting range’s employees.
  • If there is a problem with a firearm, such as a malfunctioning gun, leave it on the shooting range, pointed downrange, and inform an employee.
  • Immediately stop firing when you hear “Cease Fire” from a safety officer or other employee. Do not begin shooting again until you hear “All clear.”
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and fitted clothing. Loose clothing and open-toed shoes can get hot brass stuck in them.
  • Be respectful of all employees and other patrons.

Florida Gun Range Shooting Ammunition Rules

Check the specific facility’s rules regarding ammunition. These can differ between facilities, but expect some version of the following:

  • Pistol ranges are only for pistol calibers regardless of classification.
  • Only rifle calibers are allowed on rifle lanes or ranges.

Safe Shooting at Delray Shooting Center

At Delray Shooting Center, safety is our main priority. We offer three private shooting ranges in Florida, including two pistol ranges and one rifle range.

We follow Florida shooting range age requirements, so children are welcome in our facility, provided they have an adult with them.

Visit us today to see what we have to offer.