Andy Loeffler

Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range

Andy Loeffler
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Duration:   12  mins

If you’ve taken a dynamic defensive shooting class, you want to maintain the skills you learned. How can you do this at an indoor range, when you are operating as an individual and no longer under the supervision of an instructor? How can you maximize the range time yet work within the rules in place at the indoor range? PDN Contributor Andy Loeffler answers these questions and many more in this extended video.

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9 Responses to “Planning Your Visit to a Traditional Indoor Gun Range”

  1. Douglas Stewart

    Also thought is with dropping your mags onto the floor or rag on floor. I have been to several indoor range where anything that falls and goes ahead of the firing line becomes the ranges property. You can lose your mags if they go forward of said line.

  2. Cary Kozberg

    Great video. i would add that bringing a brush to wash fingernails with is good to wash lead out of the hands more effectively.

  3. mike

    NJ is another state as above stated that you need guns separate from ammunition an need to be in parts of the vehicle. Never thought of the towel on floor for gun clips. Very informative

  4. Robert Walker

    In California you can not carry ammunition and weapons in the same container. you might mention this.

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  6. Andrew

    Anyone know what range bag that was he was using? I like it a lot and was interested in getting one.

  7. David J

    I agree with Mike. I was intrigued by the title of the video and watched it in its entirety because I wanted to see how you suggested getting meaningful dynamic training at a restricted static range. Unfortunately, that was not covered. Please consider that topic for another video.

  8. Mike

    Good video. The one snag you did not address, was the fact that most indoor ranges have a rule against drawing from the holster and will not allow any rapid fire. What you learned in class won't help with these type of rules in place. I am sure local ranges do this for liability reasons.

  9. Joseph

    I have to say every video I watch no matter how basic always brings some new knowledge. Planning what I am going to do when I get to the range-what drills- is very important. Since watching PDN I always bring a first aid kit with me everywhere. Haven't thought about bringing a trauma kit but I think I will do it since my range is kinda laid back, without a whole lot of supervision, and somebody most certainly can get hurt. A notebook seems to me quite important because how do you improve if you don't critique yourself and take notes how you are doing. I used all different ammunition the range sold last time I was there, and should have written down what ammunition I had trouble with. Thank you for the video. Got me thinking.

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