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Shooting range rules

Hi. I'm looking for information about shooting ranges. It's for a character who works in the FBI NCIS and uses an indoor shooting range. The gun used is a Sig P228.

1. Would they be required to use specific bullets?

2. The targets they shoot at - a motor's used to bring them back and forth, right? Would this be controlled by the character or by a range officer or someone? And is there a specific name for the targets with the person-shaped outlines on them?

3. Anything else I should know about shooting range rules and etiquette - I know the basics (ear protection and goggles and the like) but I have no personal experience of shooting ranges or firearms.

I'd be incredibly grateful to anyone who could help me out with this!

I've searched shooting ranges, shooting range rules, bullets on shooting ranges and various other things and can't find the kind of information I'm really looking for.

ETA: thank you so much to everyone who replied. You've all been such great helps and I appreciate it so much.

ETA 2: I just realised, as I started writing, that I'd said this character worked for the FBI, when what I actually meant was NCIS (yes, I suck like that), which might affect the model of service weapon. However, the character was previously in the Secret Service, at which time she had a Sig, and apparently agents (in the FBI) who qualified with a Sig when they were issued would be allowed to keep using one, so I'm gonna stick with the Sig (unless anyone can tell me differently). Again, thanks for all the help and sorry for my temporary suckiness.
Tags: ~weapons: firearms

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