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ProSpec, Inc.

Jim Sottile


Next Class Date: 2017   Sat., 9am

March 18th at Life's Bounty

Main St., Franklin NC













Mountain Firearms     BoB Simpson
36 Nikawsi Lane  (Behind Indian Mound)  Franklin
828 371 2501
Full Service Gunsmith  - can tune up your pistol
Sells Sabre pepper spray with CS Gas in it  


Charles “Buck” Ledbetter   
(Sells pepper spray with CS gas in it)
372 Wallace Branch Road, Franklin
Cell# 421 6354   also:  524 5973
Has a very nice gun shop adjacent to his home.  Has many rifles on display.
Sells reloading equipment, black powder supplies and accessories.
Specializes in Black Powder rifles and older rifles – Very experienced in this area.
Hours:    Closed Sun. Mon. & Thurs.
        Tues.  2pm to 5pm
        Wed.  10am to 12noon and 1pm to 4pm
        Fri.  1:30pm to 5pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm
        Sat.  9am to 1pm
DIRECTIONS:   Go down 64 past Sloan Rd. exit and take the next right on Louisa Chapel.   Make a left on Old Murphy Road, go 100 yds and make right on Wallace Branch Rd.-  Go over bridge and see sign on shop on the left.


Kenneth Blaine
Misty Mountain Gun Shop
136 Rabbit Creek Rd.  Franklin   371 1963
(part time out of home):  Hours: 6:30-9:00pm Closed Sat. & Sun.
Builds 1911’s  and Builds AR-15’s,  Does powdercoat finishes
DIRECTIONS:   Take 441 North towards Sylva, see Ford on left
Make right on Rabbit Creek Rd.- 1st. house on left


Joel Galloway, Armorer, Part-time
Cell#421 4096
During the day works at NAPA in Cashiers  828 743 3099
Specializes in collectibles, military relics
Does Parkerizing and will re-barrel rifles for match shooting.



1.  If you bring a pistol to the firing range you must comply with all NC laws regarding

“open carry”, or, if you have a NC Concealed Carry Pistol Permit you must comply with

the NC concealed carry laws and restrictions. (website: NCDOJ)

2.  When you arrive at the firing range you must step up to the firing line to unload

your firearm while pointing it downrange.  You are not to unload or load a firearm while

behind the firing line or behind the firing tables or near the rest room.  When loading or unloading, keep your finger off the trigger.   No firearms are to be taken downrange.

3.  The cooperation of all shooters using the range is required for safety.  All shooters

on the range have to agree and acknowledge a “ceasefire” before going downrange

to change targets.  The range is declared “cold” when no one is allowed to fire.   The range is then declared “hot” when everyone agrees to start firing.

4.  When a “ceasefire” is declared you are required to unload your firearm and place it on the firing bench with the cylinder, or bolt or slide locked open and visibly empty.

Any person on the range can call a “ceasefire” if they observe an unsafe condition.

5.  Every shooter should wear eye and ear protection while shooting.

6.  All firearms should be pointed downrange at all times, even when placed on the

shooting bench.  During a ceasefire all firearms will be kept unloaded and open.

7.  Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are actually pointed downrange

and ready to fire.

8.  Not more than two people can fire at one time from any one bench position.

9.  You may never load or unload a firearm while behind the benches.

10.  You are required to pick up your brass and targets when finished shooting.  You can take them with you or place them in the receptacles provided.

11.  Only soft targets should be used.  You may not use hard targets that can cause

a ricochet.  You should not fire into the air.

12.  Targets are to be placed on the wire fabric, not on the wooden posts.  Shooting at the wooden support posts is not allowed.

13.  Because the firing point table is concrete you may choose to bring a small rug or towel to place on the table to protect your firearm.

14.  If you experience a misfire, keep the pistol pointed downrange and wait at least

30 seconds before opening.  Contaminated ammunition can “cook” and cause a delayed


15.  If you experience a “stove pipe” or jam and a ceasefire is called you must announce that you are still “hot” until you can clear your firearm and empty it.

16.  Ammunition that is contaminated with moisture or oil, or very old ammo, may sometimes fail to fully ignite and will cause a “squib load” or a partial ignition.

The bullet may be stuck in the barrel of the firearm and you should check the barrel with a cleaning rod to insure it is clear.  Firing a second round into an obstructed barrel may cause the firearm to blow up and cause serious injury.

17.  The use of skeet or trap machines and clay targets is prohibited.  No aerial targets

are permitted.

18.  Alcohol and drugs are not permitted at the firing range.

19.  ALWAYS point the pistol downrange, never point it at a person.  Keep finger off the trigger and on the side of the pistol until given the command to fire when ready.