Just curious if anyone else has experienced this, or if it's limited to this one range, or what: I recently relocated for work. I decided to check out one of the local gun shops / indoor range. I walk in, see their very impressive selection of rental guns, and decide I'd like to try some of them out. I wait my turn, and the conversation goes something like this: Him: Can I help you? Me: Yeah, I'd like to try out that PPK on the range. Him: (giving a funny look) Are you alone? Me: Uh, yeah. Him: Do you have a firearm on you? Me: No. Him: Well, then I can't let you rent a firearm. Me: Um, excuse me? Him: Our policy is that in order to rent one of our guns you need to be with another person, or you need to show me a firearm that you own. This is so that people do not rent a gun in order to commit suicide (the reasoning, in case you can't figure it out, is that you won't kill yourself in front of a friend, and if you own a gun you wouldn't need to go to the range to do it) Me: Are you being serious? What if I show you my CCW permit? Him: Nope. CCW only proves that you're not a felon, not that you own a gun. Everyone in there (customers included, probably 4-6 people) were looking at me like I was nuts for trying to rent a gun alone. One of the customers explained to me that there had been a couple of examples of people going to a public range, renting a gun, and putting it to their own heads. I've never seen or heard of a policy like this before, but I'm fairly new to firearms. Is this common? By the end of the conversation I was getting pretty pissed at the guy, and I left vowing never to give them a cent of my business. Problem is, they're close, it's a pretty nice facility, and they seem nice otherwise (before trying to rent I spent a few minutes in the store part of the place). BTW, I do own guns, I just didn't happen to have them with me at the time.