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Old October 11th, 2018, 08:55 PM #1
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Shooting Rifles at an Indoor Range

I want to get back into shooting (its been many years) and wanted to get started back up with a .22lr rifle such as a ruger 10/22.

I have never shot rifles at an indoor range before but wanted to start just for the creature comforts of being inside during the colder months.

I called free state in middle river. Their rules state that all rifles must have muzzle breaks, flash hiders, or suppressors. The person on the phone stated that this included .22lr rifles.

Some other indoor ranges I am looking at int the area do not have this stipulation.

Why do some ranges require muzzle breaks, flash hiders, or suppressors and others do not?

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Old October 11th, 2018, 08:58 PM #2
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Different ranges different rules. My indoor range allows any pistol caliber carbine/rifle to be used with no additional restrictions.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 09:02 PM #3
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my 22s that I have shot there have NEVER had a brake or suppressor. Just got shoot it. I was JUST in there shooting my bolt action 22, thread protector only.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 09:14 PM #4
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Some of these rules are so ridiculous

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I'd call Freestate back and clarify that, it doesn't sound right to me
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Old October 11th, 2018, 09:21 PM #6
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Granted rules may have changed but I used to shoot my AR-15 with just a birdcage on it there.
I've never heard of any range requiring a 22 to be suppressed. That doesn't really make sense. I'd definitely call back and clarify.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 09:43 PM #7
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Its been a few years since I was there last, but I shot my 22 rifle without a muzzle device. I agree. Call again
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Old October 11th, 2018, 10:13 PM #8
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Ive been there, shot rifles, never heard of that rule. Seems dubious to me it as would rule out guns like mini 14 which have none on the above. Why the heck does 22lr need a muzzle break or flash hider. A supressor is a lot of money, few people have those.

I think perhaps you misunderstood. Pretty sure thats not a rule.

Ok i looked, that is indeed a rule.

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Rifles up to and including 7.62 x 39 may be fired, but must be equipped with a muzzle brake, flash hider or suppressor
https://www.freestategunrange.com/range-rules/


Why the heck would they make that a rule???

I put a thread protector on my 9mm AR. No need to flash hider or brake.
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That's a head scratcher .

If they felt the need to make more rules , it would be more logical to Prohibit muzzle breaks .
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I've definitely gone there in the past six months and not followed that rule (not wittingly, I was not aware it was a rule until I read this thread). In fact, I was complemented on my choice of firearms by the staff there. I say forgiveness is better than permission in this case.
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