Range Rules

Age Requirements
  1. Children must be at least 12 years old to shoot, accompanied with parent or legal guardian.
  2. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign a waiver and stay with them at all times.  Minimum age requirement to shoot handguns, “other firearms”, and NFA items without the necessity of parental/guardian accompaniment at our shooting ranges is 21.  This applies to on-premises operations only.  Any off-site renting of firearms, should they occur, must adhere to all federal regulations (including federal age restrictions) and be conducted as 4473 transfers.
Preliminary Considerations
  1. All firearms that are not holstered should be cased in an unloaded position while going to or from the range.
  2. Display your unloaded and cleared firearm to the Range Safety Officer at the counter, as well as the ammunition you intend to use on the range.
  3. Only authorized firearms and ammunition may be used. Steel core, tracer, and incendiary rounds are strictly prohibited.
  4. Please advise the Range Safety Officer if you’ve never fired a gun before. We appreciate you and want to ensure your safety and that you are comfortable on our range.
  5. Eye and ear protection is mandatory on the range. If you don’t have your own, both are available at the range desk to use free of charge.
Range Safety Rules
  1. Shooters are to obey the instructions of the Range Safety Officer at all times.
  2. Eye and ear protection is MANDATORY at all times.
  3. Open toe shoes and low cut tops are not allowed on the range.
  4. Advise range personnel of any medical condition which could create a safety issue for you or others.
  5. Be certain that your ammunition is correct for the firearm you will be shooting.
  6. Know and understand how your firearm works and understand operation of all safety features.
  7. No firearm handling will be allowed outside the shooting booth.
  8. Only one shooter in the shooter’s “box” in a lane at a time, all other participants must be behind the safety line.
  9. Keep any firearm pointed downrange at ALL times, perpendicular to the target line, whether loaded, unloaded, or malfunctioning. Be sure of the target and what is behind the target.
  10. All guns that are “benched” should be unloaded, action open, and magazine removed.
  11. Do not load the firearm until ready to fire.
  12. Keep your finger off the trigger and on a fixed point on the side of the frame until you are on target and ready to fire.
  13. Shooters are to fire only one firearm at a time. When finished, unload and case the firearm before uncasing the next firearm.
  14. Under no circumstances may a loaded firearm be passed to another person. A firearm will be considered loaded if a magazine is inserted and/or firearm is in a closed, locked condition.
  15. Shooters should fire at their target only as rapidly as their ability permits. Uncontrolled shooting resulting in damage to equipment is strictly prohibited. Violators will have range privileges revoked and will be held liable for damages.
  16. Cross lane shooting is not permitted.
  17. No drawing from holsters under any circumstances.
  18. Collection of your brass that falls on shooter’s side of the firing line is permitted when your session is over. Under no circumstances may any implement or appendage cross forward of the red firing line.
  19. No food, drink, gum, or tobacco is permitted inside the range. Cell phone usage, including texting, is strictly prohibited on the range.
  20. Range Officer decisions or determinations are final. Any misuse of facility or disregard of rules will result in expulsion from the range.

Rifle and shotgun are now permitted on the range at any time during normal operating hours.

We allow all handgun calibers to be fired on the range and rifles chambered up to 300 win mag. (Due to decibel level limits, firearms chambered larger than 300 win mag are not allowed). If you bring or rent a shotgun only buckshot and slugs are allowed on the range (No birdshot, game loads, target loads).

Hours of Operations:

Mon: 9AM-7PM
Tues: 9AM-7PM
Wed: 9AM-7PM
Thurs: 9AM-7PM
Fri: 9AM-7PM
Sat: 9AM-6PM
Sun: Closed

Buds Gun Shop & Range IconBuds Gun Shop & Range

1105 Industry Road, Lexington

4.1 4,021 reviews

  • monica mason ★★★★★ a week ago
    Shopping experience was a great. This is not the first time purchasing items from Buds Gun shop. Buds always have competitive pricing better than gun shops in town. So keep up the good work and pleasing your customers.
  • Tom Pedersen ★★★★★ a week ago
    This is an apology for a previous review I wrote that was only two stars. I titled it "disappointing". The main reason for the poor review was the time it was taking to receive the gun. It took two days to ship, and the tracking … More said I wouldn't receive it for nearly two weeks. Imagine my surprise when the next business day I received a call from Bud's saying the gun had arrived. Apparently, there was a typo in the tracking message, and the reason it took an extra day to ship was because they actually mounted the scope. I apologize for my mistaken review, and wish I could remove it. Couldn't have been a better experience, and Bud's is clearly a top notch operation. I'll do business with them again, and I'll recommend them to everyone.
  • 03 pad ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    In my experience, Buds can beat over 90% of the competitor's prices. I recently found that some of the companies posting lower prices have turned out to be questionable sites. If it is too good to be true (when price checing Buds) … More check out the competitor's reputation. Then decide. I'm glad I did.
  • Jeni Magwood ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    Bought a gun on-line and had it shipped to my local FFL for pickup and to do the proper background check. While the order was still being processed, I realized I ordered the incorrect model as I wanted a shorter barrel. I called their … More customer service number and they took care of everything changing the order over to the correct one and charged me the difference between the models. Order shipped fairly quickly and was super impressed as this was my first time ordering on-line.
  • Provident One ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    So far so good. Buds definitely has the lowest prices and biggest in stock selections for retail customers who dont want to wait for a good gun show. This is my first time buying online and dealing with an FFL. Hopefully everything will … More go smoothly. If so, I will be making all future purchases through Buds. Will update after delivery.
    Update 11-6-23 Got both items without any problems. They were both new and still in good condition. No complaints. Will be shopping with Buds in future.