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Old October 27th, 2019, 01:19 PM #11
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If they don't allow it, it's a garbage range and you need to go elsewhere.
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The only issue at some pistol ranges is that if they just have a ledge or counter at the shooting lane you have no place to safely put down a carbine during a ceasefire.
^ this.

All ranges I know allow Pistol Caliber Carbines, or AR pistols, somehow. Even ones like On Target that don't allow rifle cartridges still allow PCC. AGC does not allow PCC or pistol caliber ARs on the 50 yd range because the table is not deep enough and has a ledge - but they are allowed on the 100yd range.

I believe all indoor ranges allow them. If it didn't, id go somewhere else.


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I'm looking at ARs in pistol calibers, especially 9mms. Would this ever be safe in a indoor range? Would this ever be allowed?

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The few indoor ranges I have been to all allow Pistol Caliber Carbines.
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Old October 28th, 2019, 01:29 PM #13
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No problems taking a 9mm AR to almost any indoor pistol range. The round does not suddenly become unsafe when used in a longer barrel and my 10.5" is very quiet compared to any of my handguns and tons of fun to shoot.

I will generally load my mags before going to the range so reloading is not an issue. If you patronize a range that insists you use your range time to load mags, just load them before uncasing the AR.
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Old October 28th, 2019, 01:34 PM #14
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I have shot my 9 and 300 BO AR pistols at the Machine Gun Nest in Frederick with no issue.
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I've shot my pistol caliber rifles indoors at Continental Arms in Timonium. Useful for function testing and sighting in, fun too.
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Old October 30th, 2019, 12:00 PM #16
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If anything the pistol round being shot through a rifle would be more accurate than shooting through a pistol, which would reduce the likelihood of off-target damaging the target mechanisms and such.
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Every indoor range I've been to allows 5.56. Don't see why 9mm would be an issue. A 9mm carbine should be quieter than most 9mm handguns, since more powder is burnt off before the bullet clears the muzzle. My local range allows up to .308 Lapua. Indoors.

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Old October 30th, 2019, 06:47 PM #18
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Ranges all have their own rules. Call the one closest to you and ask. I haven't run across any in the mid-Atlantic area that prohibit 9mm rifles, as of yet.
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Even Select Fire in Glen Burnie allows pistol caliber carbines. If any range was going to disallow it, it would be Select Fire.
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To the contrary , one of the significant selling points of 9mm ( and many other PCC) is that they Could be used at indoor shooting ranges aka Pistol Ranges .
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