Can a European visitor rent a gun in a range near the metro-DC area?
Unlike the websites of ranges located in New York, the Virginia/Maryland ranges don't seem to specify whether tourists can rent guns or not.
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Actually if you google firarm rental virginia you will come up with a few options including:
and the list goes on. The way that rentals work in most places that I've looked at is that you rent a gun but you have to buy the ammo at the range. Most only require that you have a current valid government issued ID but not the restriction on that it has to be a state or federal government of the United States.
From various reviews online on yelp, literally you can start shooting with just:
While there are laws about owning guns, generally a range you're just using someone else's, under strict supervision.
One other person mentioned that at a Virginia range you needed an extra 15-30 minutes for rules of the range and testing to get your range card, if it's your first time there.
Hope that's what you're after.