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WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU FOR SAFETY VETTING:
PLEASE NOTE OUR AMMO RESTRICTIONS POLICY. THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS OR ANY OF OUR POLICIES PLEASE CONTACT US AT 940-284-3200.
To enroll in a Safety Vetting Class download REGISTRATION FORM here.
Appointments are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9am - 6pm with last shots at 5:30 pm. Time slots are on a first come first serve basis. Some weekends are available, depending on our training schedule. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
HANDGUN RANGE - PUBLIC USE
HANDGUN SAFETY VETTING COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a 3 hour course designed to review basic safety principles of handling a firearm, manipulation, procedures, equipment needed and use. At the end of the class each individual shooter will be evaluated for proficiency with their handgun, safety and range procedures, SOP, rules and restrictions, as well as knowledge of operation and parts, and ability to clear malfunctions, etc.
Successful completion of a vetting class will allow the shooter to draw from the holster as well as shooting on the move (depending on the number of people on the range at that time). Additionally, vetting will grant the shooter access to both the steel plate rack range and the scenario range. These ranges are especially beneficial to those who are interested in or already competing in competitive shooting events such as IDPA or USPSA. The scenario range can be set up to mimic stages of a competition. Paper and steel targetry is available for the scenario range.
Class can be done one on one or as a group.
COURSE COST: $100.00
Wanting to simply work on the basics of your handgun skills, prepare to take a license to carry or just simply burn off stress? Our range is set for that.
Competitive shooter? Our range layout provides a unique training opportunity for you. Here you can do more than just shoot at paper. With successful completion of the vetting course (accomplished in just a few hours), you can shoot steel, draw from the holster, shoot on the move and even set up** mock IDPA, USPSA or IPSC stages.
** Additional fees may apply.
REVISED RANGE AND AMMO RESTRICTIONS POLICY
Only AMERICAN MADE, brass-cased, copper-jacketed, good quality ammo from the approved list below is allowed at Red River West.
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE POLICIES.
RANGE POLICIES UPDATE
Red River West representatives will inspect all ammo brought for classes, competition or personal use at our facility. This is to ensure that all ammo is safe for use here and complies with our Ammo Restrictions policy. If any unauthorized restricted ammo is found, the person having it will be immediately expelled from the range with no refund. This is for the safety of all persons at the range as well as for protection of our property and targetry.
MAGAZINE LOADING/UNLOADING IS ALLOWED ONLY AT THE GEAR TABLES. THERE IS NO LOADING/UNLOADING MAGAZINES IN THE PARKING OR GENERAL AREAS.
Please note only Red River West can approve or suggest ammo, not an instructor. However, check the instructor's website to ensure you have the required minimum round count.
If you have any questions regarding these or any of our other policies, please contact Red River West, directly.
APPROVED AMMO ONLY
ONLY AMMO FROM THESE MANUFACTURERS WILL BE ALLOWED (SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS POLICY STATED BELOW):
LONG RANGE AMMO
For long range classes, match ammunition is required; for example, Federal Gold Medal Match or Black Hills Match.
AMMO RESTRICTIONS POLICY
NO steel case, steel core, armor piercing (M855, green tip, SS109, Win Q3131, Win 3131A, tungsten penetrator, black tip, etc.), xm193, tracer, incendiary, aluminum case, or communist block ammo is allowed…PERIOD.
No ‘remanufactured’ ammo is allowed from ANY manufacturer.
HOLSTER RESTRICTIONS POLICY
SERPA HOLSTERS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AT RED RIVER WEST. All holsters will be inspected to ensure they are in compliance with our guidelines and safe for use. This includes any holster considered "serpaesque" or having the same type of release that the Serpa holsters have.
HANDGUN RANGE ACCESS
Access to the range will be by scheduled appointment only. Minimum 24 hours notice is required for appointments. This is for safety and to ensure everyone has adequate time on the range.
The handgun range available to the public (without vetting) is our Flat Deck range pictured above. Successful completion of the handgun vetting course allows you access to our other handgun ranges as well: steel plate rack, scenario range.(Ranges pictured below.)
MINIMUM AGE: Minimum age for handgun range use is 21.
HOURLY RATE: $12.50 per hour with a two-hour minimum. (Gets you one paper target. Additional paper targets available for $1/each.)
(Steel may be shot from NO CLOSER THAN 10 YARDS WITH HANDGUN.)
SAFETY VETTING COURSE REQUIRED FOR:
PLEASE NOTE OUR AMMO RESTRICTIONS POLICY PRIOR TO PURCHASING YOUR HANDGUN AMMO FOR USE AT RED RIVER WEST. THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS OR ANY OF OUR POLICIES PLEASE CONTACT US AT 940-284-3200.