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    Well as the title states I am going to the NRA range for the first time ever to fire the new Glock 19 for the first time ever. Anyways I know there is a safety test when I get there for first time users. Are the rules for the range that I can have the gun holstered, but with no mag in it if I am correct? I was out at blue ridge looking today and that is the way people came in. They had their gun in a holster with no magazine and then brought a case with ammo and extra mags in it. Anyone going to be there tomorrow morning?
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    Won't be there tomorrow but you can carry in loaded without a problem. OC or CC (CC if you have the permit).

    They have restrictions as far as how you can have the weapon holstered if you are going to practice pulling from it on the firing lane.

    I always carry either OC or CC loaded with one in the pipe.

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    Won't be there tomorrow but you can carry in loaded without a problem. OC or CC (CC if you have the permit).

    They have restrictions as far as how you can have the weapon holstered if you are going to practice pulling from it on the firing lane.

    I always carry either OC or CC loaded with one in the pipe.
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    No shoulder holsters or other methods of cross draw.

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    Cool. I will have it unloaded anyways but I have this holster so it shouldn't be an issue.


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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    Well as the title states I am going to the NRA range for the first time ever to fire the new Glock 19 for the first time ever. Anyways I know there is a safety test when I get there for first time users. Are the rules for the range that I can have the gun holstered, but with no mag in it if I am correct? I was out at blue ridge looking today and that is the way people came in. They had their gun in a holster with no magazine and then brought a case with ammo and extra mags in it. Anyone going to be there tomorrow morning?
    Thanks guys!
    When i took the "saftey test" there was a chalk/dry erase board.....pay attention to that board

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    KodiakISGOOD wrote:
    When i took the "saftey test" there was a chalk/dry erase board.....pay attention to that board
    lol, you don't even need to od that - they give you the answers

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    I'm sure that I'll pay attention since I am new to pistols. I need to pick up a lock for the cabinent all the pistol things will be in at sears on my way there or back.

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    If you want to get together to shoot sometime, give me some notice.

    I've got tons of leave saved up, can't think of a better way to spend it.

    When I first got back into shooting, I was at the NRA range several times a week, but it's gotten a lot more crowded since then.

    A weekday shoot might be just the ticket.

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    I'll try and make a thread and set up a date that I will go next. I am gone next week, but maybe later this week I will go. We will see I may just continue this thread if I can pinpoint a date. Thanks for all the help guys!

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    I was just at the range I go to early this afternoon with a Glock 19. I had the 3.5 connector installed two weeks ago and this is the first time I have had the opportunity to check it out.

    Great mod and all went well. I'm going to have this connector installed in my G23 tomorrow morning. Maybe my G26 and G27 later on, to.

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    No weapons or ammo in the classroom. The test is easy, and all the answers are given to you, you just have to find them.

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    Good luck and have fun! I remember the first time I went shooting handguns...much different than it is in this area...My father took my brother and I out to some land outside of Pittsburgh PA that used to be strip mined back in the day...

    Got to shoot his Colt Gold Cup, Python, AR15 and a few others...

    anyways...

    If I wasn't already a platinum member at Gilberts in Lorton I'd come out there and join you

    Be advised that the NRA range only sells ammunition to 21+ regardless of what its for. But when I stopped in before going to the NRA-U event in one of the towers I did get to check out the range...looks pretty nice!

    I can't wait for Gilberts to reopen tomorrow...they've been renovating the range and shop for the past week

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    Well I went and took my range test and all. I come back to the counter and give them my id and all and he asks how old I am. I told him I'm 19 and then the woman says "so are you going to be shooting a rifle today?" I reliped with "no, I will be shooting this" (Pointing to the Glock 19 on my hip. Well I got the:what:You can't shoot that without someone 21 and we wont sell you ammo and how did you transport it here because the police will get you? Ugh people must think I am stupid because I'm 19. I know the fricking law!!! I calmy replied that I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat of my truck per VA law and that I had it holsterd on my hip when I came in and that there was no mag in it. This is so dumb. I am 19 and can legally walk around VA with a pisol strapped to my hip, but I am not allowed to practice how to use itAnyways I am very mad right now because no where on the NRA website did it say this and the signs posted said they could not sell handgun ammo to anyone under 21, which I knew and had 150rds with me. I had to keep a level head obviously, but I was so mad that they told me I could not shoot a handgun.

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    Christ, no wonder people think the NRA is worthless, they don't even know the laws.
    Did you get her name?

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    Well I went and took my range test and all. I come back to the counter and give them my id and all and he asks how old I am. I told him I'm 19 and then the woman says "so are you going to be shooting a rifle today?" I reliped with "no, I will be shooting this" (Pointing to the Glock 19 on my hip. Well I got the:what:You can't shoot that without someone 21 and we wont sell you ammo and how did you transport it here because the police will get you? Ugh people must think I am stupid because I'm 19. I know the fricking law!!! I calmy replied that I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat of my truck per VA law and that I had it holsterd on my hip when I came in and that there was no mag in it. This is so dumb. I am 19 and can legally walk around VA with a pisol strapped to my hip, but I am not allowed to practice how to use itAnyways I am very mad right now because no where on the NRA website did it say this and the signs posted said they could not sell handgun ammo to anyone under 21, which I knew and had 150rds with me. I had to keep a level head obviously, but I was so mad that they told me I could not shoot a handgun.
    hey check your private messages, I'd be willing to go up to the NRA with you

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    Well I went and took my range test and all. I come back to the counter and give them my id and all and he asks how old I am. I told him I'm 19 and then the woman says "so are you going to be shooting a rifle today?" I reliped with "no, I will be shooting this" (Pointing to the Glock 19 on my hip. Well I got the:what:You can't shoot that without someone 21 and we wont sell you ammo and how did you transport it here because the police will get you? Ugh people must think I am stupid because I'm 19. I know the fricking law!!! I calmy replied that I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat of my truck per VA law and that I had it holsterd on my hip when I came in and that there was no mag in it. This is so dumb. I am 19 and can legally walk around VA with a pisol strapped to my hip, but I am not allowed to practice how to use itAnyways I am very mad right now because no where on the NRA website did it say this and the signs posted said they could not sell handgun ammo to anyone under 21, which I knew and had 150rds with me. I had to keep a level head obviously, but I was so mad that they told me I could not shoot a handgun.
    If it makes it any better (it won't ) I only got a NRA membership because they gave me two years free and I figured I'd like the free magazine subscription that was included

    That really is sad that the people at the NRA range don't even know the laws of the state they have their HEADQUARTERS in...
    Funny thing about the towers though...they have a security guard at the front desk who is basically there to just smile and say hello
    A NRA rep at that event I went to said that "This is the NRA! Would we really have a "no guns" sign at our entrance? Hell no!" In other words you're free to CC and OC in the NRA HQ

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    You can't shoot that without someone 21.
    That could be their policy.

    We wont sell you ammo.
    Legally she can't.

    And how did you transport it here because the police will get you?
    Just ignorant.
    There are members of this forum in your area that go shooting on a regular basis.

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    Thanks guys! My dad will go with me some, but I just think it's dumb that I can't walk in and shoot without haveing someone 21 or older with me. My dad is out of town today so I just wanted to go practice and learn what I am doing. Hopefully I'll find another day to go this week hit me up if any of you are going and won't mind teaching a newb how to shoot
    I knew the ammo thing of course so I brought my own. It just added to insult when he asked me how I got it there. I know my legal rights. I could have OC'd on my way there, but I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat out of my reach per Va law. I hated the way they treated me, it was like I was a child

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    Well I went and took my range test and all. I come back to the counter and give them my id and all and he asks how old I am. I told him I'm 19 and then the woman says "so are you going to be shooting a rifle today?" I reliped with "no, I will be shooting this" (Pointing to the Glock 19 on my hip. Well I got the:what:You can't shoot that without someone 21 and we wont sell you ammo and how did you transport it here because the police will get you? Ugh people must think I am stupid because I'm 19. I know the fricking law!!! I calmy replied that I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat of my truck per VA law and that I had it holsterd on my hip when I came in and that there was no mag in it. This is so dumb. I am 19 and can legally walk around VA with a pisol strapped to my hip, but I am not allowed to practice how to use itAnyways I am very mad right now because no where on the NRA website did it say this and the signs posted said they could not sell handgun ammo to anyone under 21, which I knew and had 150rds with me. I had to keep a level head obviously, but I was so mad that they told me I could not shoot a handgun.
    If it makes it any better (it won't ) I only got a NRA membership because they gave me two years free and I figured I'd like the free magazine subscription that was included

    That really is sad that the people at the NRA range don't even know the laws of the state they have their HEADQUARTERS in...
    Funny thing about the towers though...they have a security guard at the front desk who is basically there to just smile and say hello
    A NRA rep at that event I went to said that "This is the NRA! Would we really have a "no guns" sign at our entrance? Hell no!" In other words you're free to CC and OC in the NRA HQ
    Yea I had to park up top because my truck is too big for the garage. I walked in OCing (no mag) right up to the front desk and she politely directed me to the range.

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    Thanks guys! My dad will go with me some, but I just think it's dumb that I can't walk in and shoot without haveing someone 21 or older with me. My dad is out of town today so I just wanted to go practice and learn what I am doing. Hopefully I'll find another day to go this week hit me up if any of you are going and won't mind teaching a newb how to shoot
    I knew the ammo thing of course so I brought my own. It just added to insult when he asked me how I got it there. I know my legal rights. I could have OC'd on my way there, but I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat out of my reach per Va law. I hated the way they treated me, it was like I was a child
    Yep I know what you mean...it's just the way our country is now...since they made the law 21 to purchase handguns and ammo for handguns at dealers, people assume that if you can't buy it from a dealer yourself then you can't own them...

    You shoulda heard one of my friends (who is pro gun but doesn't know much about the laws) thought I bought my one revolver illegally when I told him I bought it from a guy in a parking lot at 8pm whom I contacted over the internet :what::what:
    But that is perfectly normal behavior for a gun nut like myself and others apparently on the gun forums online

    If we can both make it to one of these OC dinners that'd be cool...I'm 19 as well so there'd be two "young" OCers there

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    nova wrote:
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    Thanks guys! My dad will go with me some, but I just think it's dumb that I can't walk in and shoot without haveing someone 21 or older with me. My dad is out of town today so I just wanted to go practice and learn what I am doing. Hopefully I'll find another day to go this week hit me up if any of you are going and won't mind teaching a newb how to shoot
    I knew the ammo thing of course so I brought my own. It just added to insult when he asked me how I got it there. I know my legal rights. I could have OC'd on my way there, but I had it locked in a case unloaded under the back seat out of my reach per Va law. I hated the way they treated me, it was like I was a child
    Yep I know what you mean...it's just the way our country is now...since they made the law 21 to purchase handguns and ammo for handguns at dealers, people assume that if you can't buy it from a dealer yourself then you can't own them...

    You shoulda heard one of my friends (who is pro gun but doesn't know much about the laws) thought I bought my one revolver illegally when I told him I bought it from a guy in a parking lot at 8pm whom I contacted over the internet :what::what:
    But that is perfectly normal behavior for a gun nut like myself and others apparently on the gun forums online

    If we can both make it to one of these OC dinners that'd be cool...I'm 19 as well so there'd be two "young" OCers there
    Sounds good to me if I can get my dad to let me take the pistol He may say yes once I get some shooting time under my belt and knows that it is an OC meeting. We will have to see what he says when the time comes. Anyways I hope to make it out to the range tomorrow or something with my dad. I know NRA is closed tuesdays so it will have to be Blue Ridge if I were to go tomorrow.

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    Oh I know what that's like...EDIT: LONG STORY SHORT...

    I'll just have to talk to my father about me OCing with one of the guns I bought from him.

    Wish I could join you but apparently Blue Ridge has a rule that reads

    Children must be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely about the premises. No one under the age of age 21 may fire without an adult on the lane with them.
    That's a shame...

    Hey I just remembered that the Range I belong to (Gilberts) should be reopening tomorrow!! Horray I guess I can still go shooting tomorrow afterall! Can't wait to see how the renovated range/shop looks now!

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    nova wrote:
    Oh I know what that's like...EDIT: LONG STORY SHORT...

    I'll just have to talk to my father about me OCing with one of the guns I bought from him.

    Wish I could join you but apparently Blue Ridge has a rule that reads

    Children must be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely about the premises. No one under the age of age 21 may fire without an adult on the lane with them.
    That's a shame...

    Hey I just remembered that the Range I belong to (Gilberts) should be reopening tomorrow!! Horray I guess I can still go shooting tomorrow afterall! Can't wait to see how the renovated range/shop looks now!
    Can I shoot a pistol without being 21 there? I would love to meet up with you tomorrow at that range if they did! It's only 30 min away from me just checked. I'd definitely be down. I just need targets which I think they sell there. I have 150rds that should be enough for my first shooting experience lol. Also it says range time is based on membership or something. Can I go without being a member. How much per lane per hour? Thanks!

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
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    Oh I know what that's like...EDIT: LONG STORY SHORT...

    I'll just have to talk to my father about me OCing with one of the guns I bought from him.

    Wish I could join you but apparently Blue Ridge has a rule that reads

    Children must be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely about the premises. No one under the age of age 21 may fire without an adult on the lane with them.
    That's a shame...

    Hey I just remembered that the Range I belong to (Gilberts) should be reopening tomorrow!! Horray I guess I can still go shooting tomorrow afterall! Can't wait to see how the renovated range/shop looks now!
    Can I shoot a pistol without being 21 there? I would love to meet up with you tomorrow at that range if they did! It's only 30 min away from me just checked. I'd definitely be down. I just need targets which I think they sell there. I have 150rds that should be enough for my first shooting experience lol. Also it says range time is based on membership or something. Can I go without being a member. How much per lane per hour? Thanks!
    are you talking about Gilberts? I think you have to be 21 still, not positive though since I kinda just tagged along on my parent's membership...my member card says 21 on it so I guess that they have the same policy there as well, must be with someone 21 to shoot. I've always gone with either one of my parents or my brother, all of whom are over 21.

    Crap...I really wish we had some public outdoor ranges around here like there are down in SW Virginia (national forest ranges).

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    nova wrote:
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    nova wrote:
    Oh I know what that's like...EDIT: LONG STORY SHORT...

    I'll just have to talk to my father about me OCing with one of the guns I bought from him.

    Wish I could join you but apparently Blue Ridge has a rule that reads

    Children must be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely about the premises. No one under the age of age 21 may fire without an adult on the lane with them.
    That's a shame...

    Hey I just remembered that the Range I belong to (Gilberts) should be reopening tomorrow!! Horray I guess I can still go shooting tomorrow afterall! Can't wait to see how the renovated range/shop looks now!
    Can I shoot a pistol without being 21 there? I would love to meet up with you tomorrow at that range if they did! It's only 30 min away from me just checked. I'd definitely be down. I just need targets which I think they sell there. I have 150rds that should be enough for my first shooting experience lol. Also it says range time is based on membership or something. Can I go without being a member. How much per lane per hour? Thanks!
    are you talking about Gilberts? I think you have to be 21 still, not positive though since I kinda just tagged along on my parent's membership...my member card says 21 on it so I guess that they have the same policy there as well, must be with someone 21 to shoot. I've always gone with either one of my parents or my brother, all of whom are over 21.

    Crap...I really wish we had some public outdoor ranges around here like there are down in SW Virginia (national forest ranges).
    I wish man my dad just isn't into shooting like I want to be. If I can get him to even go tomorrow I will probably just hit up blue ridge since it is 5 minutes from my house. I'll be 21 in a year and six months from today. I have a few friends with CHP's and people on here have offered to meet up with me so hopefully we can arrange range meet ups or something at NRA or Gilberts. That would be pretty cool.

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