Facility Rules & Procedures
Triangle Shooting Academy does not permit open carry. All firearms must be unloaded and cased until the shooter is on the firing line.
Anyone who wishes to go into the range must obtain a range or membership card, by filling out our safety waiver and watching the safety video.
The range goes cold at 8:30pm Monday – Saturday and at 6:30pm on Sundays. The last shooters are allowed out on the range one hour prior to the range going cold. If you are shooting with us for the first time, we suggest that you arrive 30 minutes prior to when you want to shoot so you have enough time to complete our safety waiver and watch the video.
Triangle Shooting Academy asks that all participants be honest when referring to their background and knowledge of firearms. New shooters may receive help from experienced shooters in their party or from a Triangle Shooting Academy Range Safety Officer.
When renting a firearm from Triangle Shooting Academy, shooters are asked to have a Range Safety Officer check the rental firearm in the booth prior to leaving the bay and returning the firearm to the rental counter.
Guests are allowed to bring their own firearms & ammunition. Please see the range rules below for the ammunition requirements. If you are unsure if your ammunition is allowed please ask range staff.
Range Safety Officers are present at all times to ensure the safety of all shooters and bystanders. Each RSO may use their full discretion concerning safety on the range. If unsafe behavior occurs, a warning or corrective instruction will be given. If unsafe behavior continues to occur, that participant will be asked to leave the range. Please be kind and respectful to the Range Safety Officers. They are there to ensure the safety of you and your neighbors. And always remember, the Range Safety Officers have the final say.
Please keep in mind that proper attire must be worn to shoot at Triangle Shooting Academy. No open toe shoes, or high heels. We suggest comfortable tennis shoes. No low cut, see-through or cropped shirts, and pants are to be worn at waist level. This dress code is in place for your safety and to prevent hot brass from making contact with your skin. Triangle Shooting Academy reserves the right to refuse anyone to shoot at our facility for dress code.
Triangle Shooting Academy Range Rules
When there is no Range Safety Officer (RSO) on duty inside the range, all shooters are expected to know, adhere to, and help enforce range rules. If you observe a violation of these range rules, please bring it to the attention of any staff member and we will take immediate corrective action. It is our goal to provide you with a safe and fun range experience. Thank you from Staff and Management!
1. Keep your firearm unloaded and cased until you enter your shooting stall. Do not enter the store with a loaded firearm. UNCASE ALL FIREARMS IN THE SHOOTING STALLS ONLY! NO FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED BEHIND THE STALLS.
2. When leaving the range area, ensure all firearms are unloaded and cased.
3. Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while in the firing area. This includes entering the airlocks.
4. Always keep firearms unloaded and your finger off the trigger until you are in the stall, on target and ready to shoot.
5. Dry firing is permitted from the shooting stall only.
6. If you have a jam or malfunction and cannot clear the issue yourself, place the firearm on the bench with the barrel pointed down range. Then, ask a Range Safety Officer (RSO) for assistance. DO NOT REMOVE THE FIREARM FROM THE SHOOTING STALL!
7. Do not hand a loaded firearm to another person. Place the firearm on the shooting bench and allow them to pick the firearm up from the bench.
8. All Long guns must be bagged or cased.
9. Commands issued by a Range Safety Officer (RSO) must be followed immediately. When the command “CEASE FIRE” is given: STOP SHOOTING immediately and REMOVE your finger from the trigger; keep the firearm POINTED DOWN RANGE, remove the magazine from your firearm, lock the slide to the rear, and place your firearm on the bench. WAIT for further instructions from a RSO.
10. Black powder, steel core, tracers, armor piercing, incendiary, steel/aluminum cased, birdshot/buckshot or other exotic ammunition is strictly prohibited. Slugs are the only ammunition permitted to be fired from a shotgun. No ammunition that contains ‘shot’ will be allowed on the range.
11. Minimum age of 12 years old, unless trained through Project Appleseed, or other NRA certified courses. All shooters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times on the range.
12. Two people maximum per lane – other guests must remain in the retail area and can watch through the viewing windows. Only one shooter may fire at a time.
13. No cross-lane shooting.
14. No one is permitted across the firing line at any time. Request a Range Safety Officer (RSO) to retrieve any equipment that falls beyond the firing line.
15. Triangle Shooting Academy reserves the right to deny the use of targets on the range that may be deemed offensive or unsafe.
16. Use the appropriate size target, placed on the cardboard backing below the black line, to ensure that your shot strikes the backstop and not the floor, ceiling, or target carrier.
17. Shooting at anything other than your own target is prohibited and will subject you to immediate removal from the range.
18. Firing a shot that results in damage to any range equipment may result in a repair fee and/or immediate removal from the range.
19. Food, beverages, and tobacco are not allowed in the firing area. Smoking or vaping is strictly prohibited on Triangle Shooting Academy property.
20. Drawing from a holster requires prior certification from Triangle Shooting Academy’s Range Safety Officers (RSO) or completion of Defensive Pistol 2.
21. Report all violations of range rules to range staff.
22. Triangle Shooting Academy reserves the right to refuse services and membership to any individual who, in our judgment, would endanger the safety of our staff or patrons. Any unsafe conduct may result in immediate dismissal from the range without refund.
23. I understand that I may be under video surveillance, audio surveillance, photographed or electronically recorded by some other means. I understand that I may be identifiable from such photographic, electronic or video reproductions. I further understand the releases may use such recordings or reproductions for advertising, promotions, education or any other reason the releases may deem appropriate.
24. Triangle Shooting Academy’s bullet traps are designed to handle handgun and rifle calibers under .50 caliber. If you are unsure if your firearm may be shot on the range, please ask a Range Safety Officer (RSO) for assistance.
25. Be sure your firearm is safe to operate and know how to properly operate it. Please see a Range Safety Officer (RSO) if you have any questions.
26. Accidental discharges, damages or injuries (no matter how minor) must be reported to a Range Safety Officer (RSO) immediately.
27. All shooters must view the safety video provided at Triangle Shooting Academy.
28. Proper attire must be worn to shoot at Triangle Shooting Academy. No open toes shoes, or high heels. We suggest comfortable tennis shoes. No low cut shirts, see-through or cropped shirts. This dress code is in place for your safety and to prevent hot brass making contact with your skin. Triangle Shooting Academy reserves the right to refuse anyone to shoot at our facility for dress code.
29. Triangle Shooting Academy staff have the final authority.