Gilbert Indoor Range
14690 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301 315 0300
Monday 3-9:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Range Specifications & Safety Rules

We stress safe and responsible firearm ownership.

Our facility includes:

  • 25 Handgun and Rifle lanes
    (75 feet long)
  • Top of the Line Ventilation System
  • Large Selection of Guns Available for Rent
  • Training Courses - Both Basic and Advanced
  • A Walk-in Vault for Safe Permanent Out-of-Home Gun Storage
  • Air Gun Shooting
  • Police and Security Training

New to Gilbert Indoor Range:

We just received our shooting simulator; this is a highly realistic video-based environment for all aspects of firearms handling including marksmanship, decision-making and tactical strategies, over 300 different scenarios.


Call and schedule your session.

Target shooting can be fun activity for the entire family; however, strict safety rules must be followed. The community and the nation eyes are watching. We want this facility to set an example of what safe and responsible gun ownership is.

General Safety

One of two factors causes most accidents: Human Error or Mechanical Failure


All firearms and shooting bags must be inspected prior to using the range.
Upon entering the facility go immediately and check in at the duty counter.


Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Safety Course

All shooters must take a safety and range familiarization course prior to shooting.

Range Officers

The Range Officer on duty is in direct charge of the range at all times.
The Range Officer WILL eject from the range, any person handling a firearm in an unsafe or careless manner.


Only ammunition that is purchased at the range maybe used.
Armor piercing, tracer or incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
Black powder is not allowed.
The use of outside ammunition will result in membership revocation and the forfeiture of your membership dues.

Range Commands

CEASE FIRE: On this command, (which may be issued verbally or signaled by a red light or by the range target lights turned off. Anyone may declare a cease-fire at anytime when it is deemed necessary. During a cease-fire you must stop shooting immediately. Even a shooter who is in the process of squeezing the trigger must stop; remove his or her finger from the trigger while keeping the muzzle pointed down range. Unload your firearm cylinders open, magazines out slides back and then place the firearm on the bench.

COMMENCE FIRING: On this command you may step forward and reload your firearm and continue to fire.

Safety Rules

  1. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  2. Keep fingers off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
  3. Keep the action open and unloaded until ready to shoot. This means being in position on the firing line with the range cleared for shooting.
  4. Know how your firearm operates.
  5. Be sure that you are using the correct ammunition.
  6. Carry only one caliber of ammunition when shooting.
  7. Loading or unloading your firearms is only allowed in the shooting lane with muzzle pointed down range.
  8. Wear eye and ear protection. We recommend both ear muffs and plugs to be used together. 
  9. Do not use alcohol or drugs while shooting.
  10. No food or beverage is permitted in the shooting area.
  11. Shoot only at authorized targets.
  12. Open actions and unload firearms during a ceasefire.
  13. Do not handle firearms or stand at the firing line when others are down range.
  14. Only those arms authorized are allowed on the range.
  15. Obey all range commands immediately.
  16. No one shall go forward of the firing line, unless a ceasefire has been called and authorized by the Range Officer.
  17. Shooting a rifle from any unstable position (hip shooting) is prohibited.
  18. When loading, the rifle must remain on the rest and pointed at the backstop area. Moving the rifle off the bench rest to reload is prohibited.
  19. Only one shooter per position, coaching is permitted.
  20. Non-shooters may not enter range area.
  21. You may not shoot if you have been drinking alcohol or have been using other substances, including prescription drugs, within the last 8 hours.
  22. When leaving the firing line at any time, unload the firearm, lock the action open and lay it down with the muzzle pointing down range.
  23. When you are completely finished shooting and wish to leave, all firearms must be unloaded and placed in a tray with the action open before leaving the shooting position.
  24. If your firearm malfunctions, becomes jammed, or if you require assistance of any type from the range office, lay it down on the table with the muzzle pointing down range, step back from your shooting point and raise your hand and wait for assistance from the range officer. (At no time should you attempt to remove a loaded or jammed firearm from the firing line.
  25. When you have a misfire (dud) you must keep the muzzle pointed down range for 60 seconds and signal the range officer.
  26. Always keep muzzle pointed down range, never point muzzle towards ceiling or floor.
  27. Wash your hands after shooting.
  28. Full autos are allowed; all shooters must be certified by the facility prior to use.
  29. When range is at full capacity and there are shooters waiting to use a lane, you will be limited to one hour. If there is no one waiting, you may shoot as long as the range is opened. Scheduled events and reservation of the range have priority over individual shooters.
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