JD Defense

   18140 County Seat Highway (US Route 9)

   Georgetown, DE 19947

   Phone 302-856-6910

Public Pistol and Rifle Range

JD Defense operates a public range for firearm instruction, certification, and individual practice. Both individual and family memberships are available on a limited basis; please call for availability. Safety and courtesy are the priority in an atmosphere where your whole family will feel welcome and safe.

Hourly handgun rentals available to range members who possess a valid driver's license. JD Defense reserves the right at their discretion to refuse any handgun rental.

The range is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Handgun distances include 3, 4, 7, 15, and 25 yards. Shotgun and rifle targets are set up at 30, 50, 75,and 130 yards.

The Range Experience

If you have never been on a range before, you will experience a wide range of feelings your first time there. Initially, there is excitement and sometimes a touch of apprehension if you have not been around or handled firearms before. These same feelings may be present the first few times you shoot and are perfectly natural. If you would initially like private instruction to become familiar with your firearm, just ask - you won't believe what you will learn in just one hour! Once you become accustomed to shooting, it becomes very relaxing where the only things that exist when you are shooting are you and the target. It becomes almost addictive as you get better and better, trying to out-do how you shot last time on the range. If you purchased a firearm for personal or home protection, practice will improve your confidence and ability to react and better handle stressful defensive situations should, heaven forbid, you ever find yourself in one. If you decide to take any of the firearm courses offered by JD Defense, you will learn even greater skills to handle defensive situations that you can practice including how to get your family safely out of the house during a home intrusion, approaching and shooting around obstructions, dealing with multiple targets, and many other skills.

Our membership includes a wide variety of honest, friendly people who are always happy to assist, share experiences, or answer questions. You will meet people from all walks of life on the range- individuals and families , farmers to Fortune 500 corporate officers, all who come for the pure enjoyment of learning or enhancing their marksmanship skills.


Range Rules

  1. Range Officer must be present for range to be open.
  2. Everyone must obey all Range Officer commands immediately. The Range Officer has the final authority for range safety.
  3. Sign in with the Range Officer before shooting. By signing in, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all range rules and agree to obey them.
  4. Eye and hearing protection are required to be worn by anybody present on the range.
  5. Inexperienced shooters must notify the Range Officer and seek assistance prior to shooting.
  6. No one will be allowed inside range premises with loaded firearms except while on the firing line. No exceptions will be allowed.
  7. With Range Officer permission, .458 caliber is the maximum allowed, not including black powder firearms. Shotguns are allowed with Range Officer permission.
  8. No tracer, incendiary, explosive fragmentation, armor piercing bullets or explosive targets are permitted.
  9. All shooting will be done on approved targets in approved target stands. No plinking at objects other than approved targets are permitted.
  10. Fully automatic or select-fire firearms as well as firearms equipped with silencers are strictly prohibited.
  11. Bursts of high-speed rapid fire from semiautomatic weapons are not permitted.
  12. No one under age 18 permitted on the range unless under supervision of a parent or guardian.
  13. All shooting must be controlled within the shooter's ability. Example: all shots must impact backstop behind your target. Do not place targets on the top of beams. No holstered drawing, speed drawing, or hip shooting allowed without prior permission of the Range Officer. Control the muzzle of your firearm.
  14. Shooting at any target outside of your firing point is prohibited.
  15. At no time is anybody permitted to fire a weapon while any other person is forward of them, even if behind the berm; at no time should any person attempt to move forward of a shooter prepared to fire.
  16. Please leave the range as clean as you found it. If you move any range tables or equipment, they must be restored to their original position before you leave.
  17. All uncased firearms must be unloaded, actions open, and muzzle pointed up until ready to shoot.
  18. Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted. Legal prescription or over-the-counter drugs that impair your ability to safely handle a firearm are also not permitted.
  19. If you are in doubt about any procedures, please ask the Range Officer before proceeding.
  20. Firing points and range equipment are assigned on a first-come, first-saved basis.
  21. Foul language or other inappropriate behavior will be not be tolerated. No food, drinks, or smoking is permitted on the firing line. Horseplay and any other unsafe activity is prohibited.
  22. JD Defense reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership and/or deny admission without refund for non-compliance with applicable rules and terms or for inappropriate conduct. Purchase of an annual membership does not entitle purchaser to renewal in a subsequent year.
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