Hours of Operation

We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

We are Open:
Wednesday 11am – 9pm
Thursday      11am – 9pm
Friday          11am – 9pm
Saturday       11am – 9pm
Sunday         11am – 9pm

Last people we allow out to the range is 8pm

Don’t Worry Ladies

Ladies Night will continue and is moving to Wednesdays!

On Wednesday Night

Ladies are always $5 from 4pm – 8pm.

Every Wednesday come spend your evenings with us and receive a free target!  

*Last Call for range is 8pm
*Must have closed toe shoes
*Rental firearms are available for an additional price + ammo

Hunting Licenses

Ricochet Range is proud to now offer SCDNR Fishing and Hunting Licenses.

Step One: If born after June 30, 1979, go to Hunter-ed.com and complete your hunter’s education course. SCDNR accepts hunter education certifications issued by other states in the United States and Canadian provinces. If you have a certification from another state, your certification meets the hunter education requirement in SC. If you have a question about your certification, please contact the Hunter Education Office at 1-800-277-4301. Ensure you print out your Hunters Ed Course completion Cert. In 2-3 weeks your hard card will arrive in the mail.

Step Two: Visit SCDNR’s Web Site and familiarize yourself with all the state laws, licenses you will require, and tags needed (if any).

Step Three: Visit Ricochet Range at 1410 US HWY 15 S., Sumter, Sc. 20150. Ensure you bring your Hunter’s Ed certification and proof of SC residency (SC state issued ID or Military ID with hard copy SC Military orders in hand). These requirements can be found on SC DNR’s Web Site.

Step Four: While at Ricochet Range, purchase all last minute items and ensure your rifle is zeroed (if required).

As the licensee, you are required to maintain current knowledge of all local, state, and federal laws as they pertain to the activity you are participating in. Ricochet Range, LLC is a private business and only serves as an authorized location to purchase SCDNR Hunting and Fishing Licenses. The views and opinions expressed by SCDNR or State Officials, do not reflect the views and opinions set forth by Ricochet Range, LLC and visa versa.

Navigating the CWP

SC Concealed Weapon Permit and What You Need to Know

So you are thinking the time is now but the South Carolina permit application process seems complicated. Take a breath and relax… it’s not. Let’s start with the basics.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be 21 at the time of submission of your application.
  • Must legally be ALLOWED to own a firearm (you do not actually need to own one though. We can help with that).
  • Must have successfully completed the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Course by a SLED certified instructor (not the online scams you see popping up on Facebook).
  • If required, successfully complete the course of fire in the presence of a SLED certified instructor. Prior military are exempt from this requirement. Must have a DD214 during submission.
  • Submit all required items to SLED (your instructor will go over this with you during your class).
  • Must be a South Carolina Resident, certified non-resident (own property), or military member on PCS orders.

Steps for getting your permit:

Sign up for a class:

Find an instructor in your area. Each instructor brings their unique teaching style to the table. Not all instructors are created equal. Do your research and do not pick one to teach you just because they are cheap. Find a reputable instructor based on the quality of their instruction and ability to articulate the law so you have a clear understanding of it.  After all, if you are forced to use deadly force, it is YOU that must explain your actions to the law enforcement officer, not the instructor who signed your paperwork.

Firearm selection for class:

Find, borrow, or rent a firearm that is easy to use for the course of fire.  The firearm you use for the course does not have to be the one you carry after you receive your permit. If you use a 22LR for the class, you can still carry your favorite 45 long colt.  The course consists of 25 rounds and DOES require you to draw from a holster. It is highly advisable that you practice with the firearm or one similar to it prior to your class start.  Many instructors will not go over pistol basics prior to completing the course of fire, but the good ones will.

It is also worth mentioning that if an instructor is stripped of their credentials because they are not conducting the course correctly, all of their students could have their permits revoked. Do not take your course from those who will just sign your documents and take your money. Under the law, you could also be held responsible, charged with a crime, and fined.

Fingerprints and Documents:

It is advisable that you DO NOT get your fingerprints rolled by your instructor. Ricochet Range instructors highly advise you get your fingerprints digitally rolled through IDENTOGO after completing your course.  This will ensure there are no issues with your prints because they either got lost or smudged in the mail. Upon completion of your course, you will be given signed documents by your instructor. DO NOT LOSE THEM.

Submitting Your Documents

NOT RECOMMENDED METHOD – If submitting your documents by mail, you will need the following:

  • Completed application (signed by you and your instructor)
  • Instructor/Student Checklist (signed by your instructor)
  • Front and back color copy of your state issued ID or Drivers License 
  • Two, good quality, complete sets of fingerprints (if they are badly rolled or smudged, it will delay your application process)

RECOMMENDED METHOD – Submitting your required documents though IDENTOGO. You will make this appointment after completing your class. Once at your appointment, the technician will scan your documents given to you by your instructor and digitally roll your fingerprints as required by law to process your application. Prior to arriving at your appointment, ensure you have the following:

  • Completed application (signed by you and your instructor)
  • Instructor/Student Checklist (signed by your instructor)
  • Your state issued ID or Drivers License 

After submitting your documents, whether it be digitally or snail mail, SLED has up to 90 business days to process your application and send you back either a determination letter or your permit itself.

Final Thoughts

Ricochet Range in Sumter is here to help. If at any point you feel you need further help whether you were one of our students or not, we will answer any questions you may have.

Layaway Now Available

Ricochet Range is now offering a layaway plan for firearm purchases.

Basic Overview:
20% down + $35 Layaway Fee
60 business days to pay off layaway

Term and conditions:
1 active layaway per customer
Layaway must be paid in full by 60th business day
$35 layaway fee is non refundable
$300 minimum to start layaway
If item is not paid in full or if contract is terminated, then a $15 restocking fee will be assessed
***see sales associate for details and further information***

Silencer Shop Dealer

For those who do not already know, Ricochet Range is a Dealer for SilencerShop.com

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. Is it legal to own a Silencer/Suppressor in South Carolina? Yes. Provided you have Completed the paperwork with the AFT and received the “Stamp of Approval”, they are legal to Own, Possess, and Use.
  2. Is it a long and complicated process to get the “Stamp of Approval”? Yes and No. Completing the paperwork and certifying the documents can be a long and overly complicated if you have never completed it before and/or you use another company outside SilencerShop.com. With the new electronic submittal process the AFT has gone to, completing the documents with SilencerShop.com has become streamlined.
What Are The Steps For Purchasing A Suppressor/Silencer?

  1. Find the your suppressor and if needed create a profile at SilencerShop.com
  2. Use the QR code emailed to you during sign up at SilencerShop to sign in to the Kiosk at our store. Input fingerprints, answer some basic questions and download the app.
  3. Sign into the app, take passport photo against a blank white wall (our classroom door is perfect for this)
  4. Purchase a Single Shot or Unlimited Trust, Tax Stamp and Item from Silencer Shop. Note: Be sure to record/print the order number created internally in SilencerShop Web Portal.
  5. Create ATF EFORM account at ATF.gov. Note: Do Not lose your Sign In Information or PIN!
  6. Wait for “Docusign” email from Silencer Shop. Be sure to also check your junk/spam folder just incase you do not see it show up in your normal inbox. Note: This may take an hour or so to show up in your email. Follow the email instructions, if any.
  7. When Docusign is completed Ricochet Range will complete the “Preparation Stage” though our Dealer Web Portal. No interaction is needed from you for this step.
  8. Once the “Preparation Stage” is complete, Ricochet Range will coordinate a date/time to “Certify”. Be sure to add our phone number to your contacts list in your phone so it will not show up as a “Spam Risk”.
  9. Once the E-Form is submitted, you will show as “In Process” on our Dealer Portal.
  10. At this point it is a waiting game. Ricochet Range and SilencerShop.com does not guarantee AFT approval times. Once the Tax Stamp arrives at our location, we will call you to come in and pick up the item. Ensure your state issued identification card has the current living address, is not expired, and free of cosmetic defects.
  11. When picking up the item, you must complete a Form 4473 (no NICS check required). If the item was not purchased through Silencershop.com you will also pay a $100.00 transfer/handling fee.

Open Vs Concealed Carry

With South Carolina now an Open Carry state, a lot of people ask, whether they should or not.

Within this article, we will cover five key topics that normally come up in our conversations. Readiness, tactical advantage, comfort, security, and the public eye (Public Reactions). While having a concealed firearm is keeping it hidden from those around you, open carry is keeping it outside any and all articles of clothing, though it must still be secured on your person so nothing happens to it until needed. As a resident or non-resident of South Carolina, you must possess a South Carolina permit or a permit from a reciprocal state to carry; and no, the permits you print at home by watching a video do not count.


When thinking of readiness, some think about emergencies (like earthquakes) and how best to quickly deal with the situation. With a self defense shooting, it is the same concept. What are the steps you need to take in order to keep your family safe, and how fast can you perform them while maintaining your safety. When dealing with a threat you need to remember you are always reacting to the situation. While you can not be ready for every situation, you must be in a ready state of mind, just in case. With open carry, the time it takes to pull your firearm from your holster and get sights on your threat, are greatly reduced. Concealed carry on the other hand can cause your reaction time to be increased due to clothing, holster placement, and the size of the firearm you are carrying. Yes, smaller firearms are harder to grab and acquire your sights.

Tactical Advantage

Concealed carry, by design, is your tactical advantage. Though there is a reduction in readiness, you gain in not being a target of opportunity. If you think about it in a realistic scenario: By open carrying a firearm, though you might not be an initial target for an active shooter situation…you can become the initial target. Concealed carrying gives you the upper hand by staying a non-immediate target, while allowing you to draw your firearm when you have the best angle of defense. Though you may have an extra second of drawing time, you gain more in having the art of surprise.


Comfort is probably the most over looked aspect in daily carry when you first get your permit. The first holster everyone normally goes for is the most inexpensive top of the line holster that fits inside the waistband, and often made by unknown company that does not stand by their brand. Before purchasing a holster take a look at your daily activities. Are you working in an office where you are sitting all day? Do you work outside doing construction? Do you work in retail and you are on your feet all day?

Each type of work will have you rethinking wanting to carry if you are uncomfortable. First, think about the actions you are performing during the day and the type of clothing you are wearing. Working indoors in air conditioning allows for the wearing of a holster outside the waistband and a loose fitting shirt or sweater. This allows you to sit and stand without the firearm/holster pinching your gut or causing hip issues. This would not be the case if you are working with a tighter fitting shirt like you would while wearing a uniform. In this case, an inside the waistband hard plastic holster may be the better choice. If your employer allows it, you may want to use an outside the waistband holster, as they allow for more movement.

Regardless of your daily activities take comfort into consideration as it can effect your desire and consistency to carry long term.


With the changes in South Carolina law public open carry is no longer prohibited, provided you have a valid CWP. Since some of you will want to open carry, please ensure your firearm is secured in your holster well enough that someone will not have immediate access.

WEAR A GOOD THICK BELT. Many have asked why this is so important. Lets highlight four reasons:

  1. Some holsters are designed to ride high on the waist. Using a thin belt will not cut it. Over time, your designer belt that is blinged out with ornaments will begin to sag and quickly break down. Thick belts with reinforced stitching are as important as the holster itself.
  2. Most holsters are designed to be used in conjunction with a belt. That little plastic hook portion is not made to attach to you pants. It is designed to claps onto the belt when you draw your firearm so you do not look like Barney Fife from the Andy Griffith Show.
  3. A belt adds support to the firearm and holster, keeping them in place until needed. When wearing them long term, it helps to avoid hip and back issues, regardless of the weight of the loaded firearm.
  4. Believe us, NO ONE wants to see your underwear or ass crack.

The Public Eye

Ah, yes, the public. There are South Carolinians who don’t know we are able to carry, wether openly or concealed. Those individuals, if they see your firearm, could be the first to call 911 and give the dispatcher an over-exaggerated explanation of why you should be thrown in jail because their safe space was violated. While emergency dispatchers are trained to question the actions of the callers, there are times that they must dispatch law enforcement officers. If this happens to you, be respectful, do not make any sudden moves, and get the names of everyone involved. We are also a fan of ensuring you have legal representation BEFORE a situation happens (Click here). This is ultimately why concealed carry wins the argument over open carry in our opinion. What the general public can’t see, will not hurt them or cause a reaction.

You see, in the end it all comes down to training, muscle memory, and personal preference. We encourage everyone who is legally allowed to carry, to do so. Exercise your rights, but do it safely!

One Year Later

365 days ago we started putting the finishing touches on what you see today. Though we did a lot of work ourselves, we cannot forget all the hard work from those who hammered, drilled, poured, and wielded. Please take a few minutes and see all the companies and contractors that made our range great.

Kirk Commercial
Action Target
Square It Up Roofing
Elvira Steel
Palmetto Air And Chiller
Heins Electric
Miller And Sons Plumbing
Glassco Drywall
Heritage Roofing
Chapin Concrete
Hazen Masonry
Smith and Sons Painters
Lawn Solutions

Why We Check Ammo

Members of Ricochet Range, we have had a lot of people coming through the range who have been bringing in steel core rounds. Since we have a standard way of conducting these checks using a strong magnet, many new customers have been placing these damaging rounds under non-steel component rounds in pre-filled magazines to bypass these checks. Because of this, please understand we are having everyone empty their pre-filled magazines from this point forward to conduct an accurate check.

Why we do not allow steel core rounds: Steel core rifle rounds travel with enough energy to go through the backstop. Regardless, if you are firing handgun, rifle, or shotgun rounds with steel components it can cause sparks downrange. Since unburnt gunpowder settles on the concrete floor and sparks cause fire, steel component rounds are not and will not be allowed on the range (regardless of your intent to not fire them, we will ask you to remove them from the range completely)

Q: I have steel cased rounds but the projectiles do not contain steel. Can I use them?

A: No you cannot. Two reasons, if we cannot check the projectile, we do not allow the round. Secondly, if a steel case is down range, it has a chance of being hit and thus causing a spark.

What will happen to those who are caught with steel or any non approved rounds?

  1. You will be removed from the range.
  2. You forfeit your right to a refund for any fees paid and are responsible for any fees due up to that point.
  3. If it has caused any damage to our equipment or building, you will be held financially liable.
  4. St. Peter will be forwarded an email and you might be denied gate access…….

JM4 Tactical Holsters

Jm4 Tactical Holsters are now at Ricochet Range! These are magnetic leather holsters that are super convenient and very versatile all while made in the USA. No belt? No problem! These holsters can fit any style pants. Come to the range and see the amazing colors in person and what these holsters can do.

Front Sight, Front Sight, Front Sight

Want to up your skills at home or when on the road, we have just what you need for dry fire training. Ricochet Range is now stocking the Mantis X systems in our store. Attach this little guy to any firearm or bow and take your fundamentals to the next level. This thing is like a range buddy that is brutally honest about your shooting.


Take A Class!

Ricochet Range is offering three CWP classes a week! With the capabilities to instruct and qualify on site, we have started to open more classes each month. Please click the link below to go to the scheduling portion of our site.

Not Just A Range

We have a fully stocked retail space with new product everyday. Cant find something you want, ask us to special order for you. You won’t even pay for shipping.

Dene Adams

Dene Adams holsters are some of the greatest concealed options for women of all sizes.

Nova Concealment

Carolina made product, Nova holsters are on our shelves.

Everyone Needs Lead Therapy

When was the last time you came to a range when you did not have to wear a rain jacket, freeze during the winter, or sweet in the summer? Come on down to Ricochet Range and see what you have been missing.

Shooting skills are perishable. The less you train, the more you forget. Please see a simple list of skills below to remember.


Good stance leads to more stability and better mobility. Ancient Egyptians had it right, you start with a good platform and build from there.


Hold the handgun high up on the grip so that the recoil is directed back to the hand and arm in a straight line. This allows faster repeat shots and more accurate shooting. Keep both thumbs on the same side.

Sight Alignment

Sight alignment is the alignment of the shooters eye, rear sight, and front sight.

Sight Picture

Center the front sight between the rear site and align the tops to be in align with each other. Finally, focus on the front sight so the rear sight and target appear blurry.

Finger Placement

The trigger finger should be placed on the trigger in-between the tip of the finger and the first bend.
Place the finger on the lowest point of the trigger to allow for the maximum pull with the least resistance.


Should be a controlled squeeze to the rear without disturbing the sight alignment/picture.