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Membership Questions

Do you offer family memberships?

We offer a Secondary Platinum Family Add-On. If you sign up as a Platinum member, you can add family members that are 18 years old or older for ½ price. Each family member would need their own add on membership or family members can utilize guest passes.

How old do you have to be to become a member

18 years old.

How many guest passes come with a membership?

The Platinum membership comes with (3) guest passes per month. You can bring the same person or a different person each time. Passes do not carry over each month.

As a member, am I able to use the other MSC locations?

Yes, your membership is reciprocal, so you can use your benefits at all locations as a member.

What are the Range Enhancement Fees used for?

The range enhancement fees help us maintain of the range and update technologies.

General Questions

Do you do FFL transfers?

Yes, we do. Please have the dealer request a copy of our FFL by sending an email to your locations info account. Regardless of shipping notifications, please await a call from the MSC team to notify you that the firearm is available for pick up.

Midwest Shooting Center does not accept transfers through the mail from Private Parties. All transfers mailed into one of our locations must be shipped from another FFL Location.

Will you have staff to monitor the range?

Yes, we will always have certified Range Safety Officers onsite.

Can I bring my child with me to use the range?

Yes, children 10 years or older can use the range if accompanied by their legal guardian.

What can we shoot on the range and what is the highest caliber allowed?

You can shoot handguns, shotguns (buck and slug), AR-15s and rifles up to and including .308. Our 100-yard lanes in Lima, OH are all rated for up to .50 BMG.

How old do you need to be to rent or purchase a handgun?

21 years old.

Do I have to be a member to shoot on the range?

No, we are open to the public as well.

How much is it to use the range as a non-member?

It’s $25 an hour for a single person or $35 for two people to share a lane.

If you are a felon, are you allowed to purchase a firearm or shoot on the range?

No, under federal law, it’s a crime for someone convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor domestic violence offense to possess a firearm or ammunition.

Which location has the (4) 100-yard lanes and Dynamic Training Arena?

Our Lima location is the only facility that offers those amenities, however as a member, you get access to all MSC locations.

Do you allow outside instructors to use the range to qualify students?

Outside instructors are not allowed to use the range to qualify their students.

Is there a NFA transfer fee cost?

Any NFA transfer not from our Silencer Shop kiosk is $125 for non members and half off for our members. Any NFA transfer from Silencer Shop is free.


Do I have to be a member to sign up for training?

No, but we do offer a training discount for Platinum members.

Do you run background checks to take a CCW class?

No, we don’t. Once the class is completed and you receive your certificate, then you will have to apply in person at your local Sheriff’s office. They will let you know the process from there.

Do you offer classes for children?

Yes, we offer a Youth First Shot class for children 10 years old and older.

Do you offer training for people that don't want to take a class?

Yes, we offer semi-private training with our certified instructors.

Can I take a class if I don't own a firearm?

Yes, we will offer a variety of firearm rentals. Some classes include rentals as well.