FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I make a reservation?
Crossfire does not take reservations for our shooting lanes. We are a first-come first-serve range. The only exception is for CCW instructors who bring students in to qualify on our range. We do require CCW instructors to make reservations and those reservations are before or after our open shooting hours so that our range is open to our regular customers.
RANGE USAGE-AGE LIMITS
Q: Is there a minimum age to shoot on the range?
A: There is not a minimum age to shoot on the range IF ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
You must be over 18 to shoot a long gun (rifle/shotgun) by yourself and over 21 to shoot a pistol/handgun by yourself (even if you are active military personnel).
How many people are allowed in a firing lane at a time?
A maximum of 4 people may share a lane at a time unless the shooters are minors.
Can a parent give permission for someone else to bring a child to shoot at Crossfire?
On our website is a Parent Release which can be completed and signed by the Parent/Legal Guardian. A photo copy of the parent's driver's license must be provided with the Parent Release in order to verify the parent's signature.
Q: Do I have to be a member to shoot at Crossfire?
A: No-Crossfire is open to the public. Before you enter the Firing Range area, you will be required to complete an Insurance Release and Range Rules forms. You will not have to fill out the forms upon every visit to the range.
Q: When should I consider buying a membership?
A: When you begin shooting at Crossfire twice a month on a regular basis, then it would save you money to become a member at Crossfire.
Q: What benefits do I receive by becoming a member at Crossfire?
A: The membership provides you a savings on your lane rental. Instead of paying an hourly rate, the shooter pays a lower flat daily rate (i.e. $9.50 per hour for 1 shooter becomes $7.00 per day).
Q: For a Family Membership, what constitutes a "Family"?
A: The Family Membership covers up to 4 individuals and each additional person added on is $20.00 per person. The individuals do not have to be "related." Should probably be referred to as a "Group or Family Membership"
Q: What caliber of Firearms can be shot at Crossfire?
A: Firearms approved for range usage are most handgun cartridges that travel under 2000 fps.
Q: CanI shoot a shotgun at Crossfire?
A: Yes, Crossfire does allow shotguns to be shot--NO HEADSHOTS--all shots must be center of mass shots. Slugs are allowed--no steel shot.
Q: Can I shoot centerfire rifles?
A: No. The bullets for these types of rifles (i.e. .223 or .30-06) travel too fast for our backstop.
Nothing over 2000 ft per second can be shot a our range
Q: What types of ammo can I not shoot at Crossfire?
A: You are not allowed to shoot any ammo that the bullet has a steel jacket or a steel shank inside the bullet. How do I tell if my ammo has this? Take a magnet and place it to your bullet tip. If it sticks--it has steel in it. Some of the brands that you can not shoot here are Tulammo, RWS, Wolf, Bear--beware of foreign ammo. The American-made ammo is fine. The reason we have to be particular about the ammo that is shot at Crossfire is for safety reasons. Our backstop is made out of steel and the steel bullet will ricochet when it hits the backstop.
WHERE DO I START?
Q: I have never shot a firearm before-where would be a good place to start?
A: We recommend starting with our Basic Shooting Fundamentals class. This class is a 2 hour class that will familiarize you with basic safety, general mechanisms on safe operation of semi-automatic pistols and revolvers. The class is $35.00 per person. You do NOT have to have taken this class to shoot at Crossfire.
As you might have heard the Missouri Senate has passed SB656. This bill enables anyone in the state of Missouri who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit. This is a great step forward for law abiding citizens and the 2nd Amendment.
In essence this means if you can legally purchase a gun, you can then carry that gun concealed without any type of training, being it safety or the legal aspects of carrying a concealed gun. Safety is the biggest factor to be concerned with as any responsible gun owner will tell you. If you are unable to safely handle and shoot a gun, bad things can happen.
SB656 gives you the right to carry a concealed gun but the laws concerning carrying a concealed gun still apply. Do you know where you are allowed and not allowed to carry your gun concealed? Do you know how to respond to a law enforcement officer if you are stopped for a traffic violation while having a gun in your car? Do you know what types of guns you are allowed to carry? Do you know how many guns you are allowed to carry?
Are you fully aware of the gun laws in other states that you might travel to concerning carrying a weapon, be it concealed or not and the possible consequences if you violate any of these laws.
Carrying a concealed gun comes with many responsibilities that you need to be aware of.
These are just a few of the issues you might want to consider before taking advantage of SB656.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at Crossfire Rec Center 816-796-0023