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    I'd like to go to targetmaster with my girlfriend. She is obviously not related to me and is under 21. Can she legally shoot a pistol there since I am not her guardian/parent and she is not yet 21?

    I remember going with my Dad but I don't know where age comes into play and relation with all of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    I'd like to go to targetmaster with my girlfriend. She is obviously not related to me and is under 21. Can she legally shoot a pistol there since I am not her guardian/parent and she is not yet 21?

    I remember going with my Dad but I don't know where age comes into play and relation with all of this.

    18 Pa.C.S.A. 6115

    Loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited



    (a) Offense defined.--No person shall make any loan secured by mortgage, deposit or pledge of a firearm, nor, except as provided in subsection (b), shall any person lend or give a firearm to another or otherwise deliver a firearm contrary to the provisions of this subchapter.


    (b) Exception.--

    (1) Subsection (a) shall not apply if any of the following apply:

    (i) The person who receives the firearm is licensed to carry a firearm under section 6109 (relating to licenses).

    (ii) The person who receives the firearm is exempt from licensing.

    IANAL. I think she can because she would be excepted from the licensure under:

    18 Pa.C.S.A. 6115(b) (4) Any persons engaged in target shooting with a firearm, if such persons are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice and if, while going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, the firearm is not loaded.
    Wouldn't hurt to check with Targetmaster regarding any range restrictions that they may have as well as their understanding of the law in your situation.

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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    i think as long as she's not transporting or carrying them to the range, it should be alright to let her shoot them.

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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    No license needed on the range. And age of possession for handguns is 18, not 21. Those under 18 require a parent, grandparent, guardian, or adult with expressed consent. Since you are going to be there too, there is no transfer/loan/borrowing happening.


    So long as the range has no business problems with it, she is ok legally to shoot.
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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    I'd like to go to targetmaster with my girlfriend. She is obviously not related to me and is under 21. Can she legally shoot a pistol there since I am not her guardian/parent and she is not yet 21?

    I remember going with my Dad but I don't know where age comes into play and relation with all of this.
    Obviously, as in she looks completely different?

    Or obviously, as in you're preemptively defending yourself against claims of incest?

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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    I'd like to go to targetmaster with my girlfriend. She is obviously not related to me and is under 21. Can she legally shoot a pistol there since I am not her guardian/parent and she is not yet 21?

    I remember going with my Dad but I don't know where age comes into play and relation with all of this.
    I should hope your girlfriend is not related to you. That kind of behavior is reserved for only backwoods rednecks and the royal family!

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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    does she have a drivers license?

    i really do like target master (my father and I have known and bought from tommy for a loooong time), but i would call to make sure first

    for instance i go with a friend and they only ask for my ID, then on the same trip i see two obviously new shooters and they require BOTH driver's license.... it can be hit or miss.

    call and make sure, they won't bite.... much

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    Quote Originally Posted by imperialism2024 View Post
    Obviously, as in she looks completely different?

    Or obviously, as in you're preemptively defending yourself against claims of incest?

    A little incest never hurt anyone, did I mention we are twins?

    Thanks for the info all.
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    Default Re: Age requirement for shooting range

    Under 21 at Targetmaster cannot shoot a pistol unless it's yours. They do not rent or allow under 21 year olds to shoot their pistols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclesam099 View Post
    Under 21 at Targetmaster cannot shoot a pistol unless it's yours. They do not rent or allow under 21 year olds to shoot their pistols.
    Great. That works out since I will be taking mine. Thanks.
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