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Range Rules, Liability Waivers, & Caliber Restrictions

Range Rules



Target World provides a safe, family friendly environment for all of our patrons. Before shooting on the range, you will be required to read the range rules, watch a safety video, and sign a liability waiver form.


  1. All firearms brought onto premises must be either in a gun case or holder or, if loaded, in a holster.  Target World reserves the right to inspect any firearm/ammunition on our premises.  Handle every firearm as if it were loaded.

  2. To use the range, you must be legally able to possess a firearm (not under indictment or convicted for a felony, under restraining order, adjudicated by a judge as mental incompetent, etc.).  If you are uncertain about your status, ask one of our staff members.

  3. Everyone using the range must be 18 years old or older, and is required to know these rules and to sign a liability waiver.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by his or her legal guardian who is required to supervise the minor at all times while the minor is on the range.

  4. No one is allowed inside the range area unless they have read these range rules, signed the liability waiver, and been assigned a lane by Target World staff.  Do not change lanes without first receiving a new lane assignment from Target World staff.

  5. Ear and eye protection is required at all times while on the range, and is provided at minimal or no charge.  No smoking, eating, drinking, or use of smokeless tobacco is permitted on the range.  Wash your hands after shooting to remove any lead dust.

  6. Alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs are prohibited on Target World property and are not to be used prior to arrival at the range.  We have the right to refuse service to anyone.  Anyone who has the smell of alcohol or drugs on their breath or clothes, or who appears to be impaired, will be asked to leave Target World property.

  7. Only two people are permitted in a shooting booth at a time.  All others must remain in the store and view through the window until their turn to shoot.  No one is allowed forward of the booth for any reason unless directly supervised by one of our staff during Target World sponsored leagues.

  8. Any equipment or other personal items left unattended on the range or in the store is done so at the owner’s risk.

  9. Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from shooting.  No late pregnancy shooters will be allowed on the range due to health concerns from sound percussion.

  10. Open toed shoes and low-cut tops are not allowed on the range.  Hot brass ejected from guns can get caught down low-cut tops and in open toed shoes, and may cause burns.

  11. Ammunition Restrictions.

    • Rifle Range:  Tracers and armor piercing ammunition are not permitted

    • Pistol Range:  Most center-fire rifles or carbines are not permitted, except those that shoot handgun ammo with a muzzle velocity under 2,000 feet per second. Most center-fire rifles or carbines are not permitted, except those that shoot handgun ammo with a muzzle velocity under 2,000 feet per second. Most center-fire handguns are permitted, as are shotguns, muzzleloaders, and .22 caliber rim-fire rifles, as long as the ammunition muzzle velocity remains under 2,000 feet per second. Pellet guns are permitted, but BBs and paint balls are not. No bottleneck ammunition, with the exception of .357 SIG and 7.62x25 Tokarev, may be fired -- even through handguns. No steel cored ammunition, steel shot, tracer, explosive, or metal-piercing ammunition is permitted. Shooters causing damage to Target World’s property by using unauthorized firearms or ammunition will be held accountable for their actions and required to reimburse Target World for costs incurred in repairing damages. If you are unclear on this, or have any questions, be sure to ask a Target World employee before taking the firearm/ammunition onto the range. To see what cartridges are allowed to be used on the range, click here.

  12. After payment at the counter, put on your ear and eye protection and enter the range through either range door.  Put your equipment at the booth assigned to you and clamp the target to the holder.  The switch on the left side of the booth sends the target forward.  Distance in yards is measured on the side of the building.

  13. Load and unload the gun only in your booth.  Never load or unload any gun anywhere else.  Keep the barrel of the gun pointed downrange at all times.  With the exception of Target World sponsored leagues, all firing will be conducted from the booth firing line.  The bench behind the firing line is to be used for equipment placement only, and is not to be used to load firearms.

  14. If you experience any problem with a firearm, leave it on the tray in the booth and ask our staff for assistance

  15. Shooters will only fire at paper targets hung from the carrier in their assigned lane.  Cross-lane firing, or shooting at anything other than your own target is strictly prohibited.  Any person seen firing at lights, baffles, carriers, walls, or any other range property or equipment will be removed from the range, barred from future use of Target World’s facilities, and reported to the proper authorities for appropriate action.  You will be held accountable and may have to pay for any damage you cause by not following these range rules.

  16. Draw and fire practice is not allowed on the range unless specifically arranged in advance with Target World management.

  17. Reloaders may recover their own brass from the range provided it is not forward of the firing line.  Brass previously left on the range by other shooters is the property of Target World and is not permitted to be removed.  We recommend that reloaders mark their own brass for easy identification and retrieval.

  18. When you are finished shooting or your time has expired, unload your gun, pack up your unloaded gun, clean up around your booth by throwing trash in the receptacle provided and by sweeping brass forward of the firing line, and come to the counter to receive your waiver card for future use.  Please inform the staff of any equipment that does not appear to be operating properly.

  19. All shooters must obey the instruction of Target World’s staff at all times. Failure to obey instruction or acting in an unsafe manner may result in removal/suspension from the range.


We want you to enjoy your time on the range and return to shoot often. We are here to assist and serve you. Thank you for following the rules and for your consideration of other shooters. If you have any questions at any time, feel free to ask a Target World employee and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

Liability Waiver Forms
Calibers Allowed


MON - SAT: 11 AM - 7 PM

SUN:  11 AM - 6 PM




Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas


Close at 5:00 PM on Independence Day (July 4th), Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) & New Years Eve (Dec 31st)


Open Noon - 6 PM New Year's Day


2300 East Kemper Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241


PH: 513-772-3343

FAX: 513-772-5113


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