FAQ

 

  1. What does VRA offer?

    VRA is a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Five Star facility that features fifteen 25yard pistol lanes and five 100yard rifle lanes. VRA also includes a retail store with an extensive selection of handguns, long guns, National Firearms Act (NFA) items, and firearm accessories. VRA has multiple gunsmiths to help maintain and enhance your firearms, and an expert sales team that can help you make the correct firearm purchase for your needs.

    In addition, VRA promotes firearm education and safety. We offer the Firearms Safety Training Course (F.A.S.T), the Ohio Carrying a Concealed Weapon Course (CCW), the Ohio Retired Police Officers Recertification, and our own Shooting Technique Advancement Course (S.T.A.C).

  2. How much does it cost to rent a lane on the shooting ranges?

    A lane on the pistol range is $14 per hour or $8 per halfhour. If another person shares the lane, an additional $7 per hour or $4 per halfhour will be added. (Maximum three people per lane.)

    A lane on the rifle range is $18 per hour or $10 per halfhour. If another person shares the lane, an additional $10 per hour and $6 per halfhour will be added. (Maximum three people per lane.)

  3. Can I rent guns from VRA to shoot on the ranges?

    Yes. We have a large quantity of firearms for rent. Handguns are $8 per gun per range visit. A handgun/suppressor combination can be rented for $12 per gun per range visit.

    Long guns are $10 per gun per range visit. A rifle/suppressor combination can be rented for $15 per gun per range visit.

    Ammunition is sold separately and price varies among calibers.

  4. How old do I need to be to use the shooting ranges?

    You must be at least 18 to shoot a long gun and at least 21 to shoot a handgun. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian to use the shooting ranges. Children 13 and under may shoot for free when accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian.

  5. Do I need to bring my own hearing and eye protection?

    You are encouraged to bring your own, but it is not necessary. Hearing and eye protection is provided free of charge. VRA’s hearing and eye protection is loaned out on a firstcome, firstserved basis, so options may be limited due to the traffic on the ranges. We also sell hearing and eye protection.

  6. Can I shoot homemade reloads on the pistol lanes?

    No. Homemade reloads are not allowed on the pistol range.

  7. Can I shoot black powder rifles on your rifle range?

    No. Black powder rifles are not allowed on the rifle range. Our range is completely indoors, and black powder rifles release too much burnt powder that clogs our filters and air system.

  8. Can I bring my own targets?

    Yes, you can on the pistol range, as long as they are standard paper targets. VRA provides plastic backers for you to attach your targets to at no additional cost. Our rifle range does not require any targets because it has an electronic monitor at the firing line that scores shots.

  9. Are there restrictions on the types of guns or ammunition being used on the rifle range?

    Yes. The following restrictions apply:

    • No black powder rifles are allowed.
    • No steel core ammunition of any kind is allowed.
    • No military tracer rounds of any kind are allowed.
    • AK47 rifles must have an optic on them. No open sights.
    • Shooters must have their rifles boresighted prior to shooting.

     

  10. Do you sell firearms?

    Yes. We have a large selection of handguns, long guns, NFA items, and firearm accessories. We pride ourselves on helping our customers find the best firearms for their needs.

  11. What do I need to purchase a firearm?

    You must be at least 18 years old to purchase a long gun and at least 21 years old to purchase a handgun or NFA item. You must correctly fill out the Form 4473 background check and have a valid governmentissued photo ID. The address on your ID must match the address of your current residence.

  12. What happens if the firearm I purchased at VRA has a defect, such as feeding problems or broken parts?

    Nearly every firearm we carry in the store has a warranty associated with it. We will return any defective gun purchased from us to the manufacturer. Just bring in the firearm with its receipt, and let us take care of contacting the manufacturer and sending it back. We will continue this process until you are satisfied with your firearm.

    Whenever you purchase a product from VRA, we will make sure that you know its parts and functions and how to safely use it. We will also make sure that any issues that arise are taken care of through our store so that we can provide the best in customer service.

  13. How do I purchase an NFA item, such as a suppressor, a shortbarreled rifle, a shortbarreled shotgun, or a fully automatic firearm?

    Please see our NFA page for an outline of the services we provide. Then email Alex Hague at alex@vraohio.com or call him at 937.387.0485. Alex will talk you through the steps needed to purchase these items. He will make sure that you understand the process in its entirety and that everything is handled correctly.

  14. Is there a return policy on firearms?

    Only if the firearm has a manufacturer defect. Once a gun is purchased, it is technically a used gun. One of our priorities is to make sure that you find the right firearm before you make a purchase. We have a large rental section that allows you to try out different firearms on our ranges, so you can get an idea of what you like. Our sales staff will work with you to help determine which firearms best fit your needs. We can save you a lot of time and money with our experience and ability to rent firearms.

Do you have other questions? Please call us at 937.387.0485.

We’ll be glad to help!

100 Corporate Center Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
P: 937.387.0485
F: 937.387.0564

5255 S St Road 3
New Castle IN 47362
P: 765-518-4100
F: 765-518-4101

Hours Of Operation
Monday—Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday—Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Firearm Purchasing Disclaimer:

VRA WILL ONLY SHIP TO VALID FFL DEALERS.

*Firearms cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box*

  1. The customer is responsible for knowing his/her state laws regarding firearm transfers.
  2. Contact your local FFL dealer with any questions regarding the sale or transfer of firearms.
  3. Contact your local FFL before ordering a firearm to verify their transfer fee and to ensure they will receive your transfer.
  4. The customer assumes all responsibility and cost for returned firearms due to FFL refusal or failure to receive.

If you order a handgun, stockless shotgun, or stripped lower receiver, YOU MUST be:

  1. A legal resident of the state in which you are ordering.
  2. You must be 21 years of age or older to complete the transfer through your FFL.

Holidays

VRA is closed the following holidays:

  • New Years Eve
  • New Years Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day (Sunday—Monday)
  • Fourth of July (3rd4th)
  • Labor Day (Sunday—Monday)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Please note all Ohio orders will be charged a 7.25% sales tax & all Indiana orders will be charged a 7% sales tax at checkout. All online sales are fulfilled from our Ohio location.