Have a question about INPAX or our services? Please browse the below sections or feel free to submit a question. SUBMIT A QUESTION Submit a Question Name* First Last Email* What is your question?CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Shooting RangeRetail & MembershipsFirearms TrainingSelf-Defense TrainingFitness Training Shooting Range Is the range open to everyone? Yes, INPAX is open to the public 7 days a week.You do not need to be a member, however, membership comes with discounts, special classes and events. What firearms, ammunition, and calibers are permitted?Even though our range is built to handle a .50 BMG, handguns and rifles are permitted up to .308 caliber.You are welcome to bring your own ammunition and retrieve your own brass. For safety purposes, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, steel core or other specialty ammunition is prohibited. I’m new to firearms, can you help me learn?Absolutely. INPAX specializes in firearms education and training for beginners to mastery level. Do you rent guns?Our firearms rental page shows the large and diverse collection of guns we're pleased to make available.For quality control purposes, however, we require that you purchase our ammunition for use with our rental firearms.We also offer a wide selection of retail firearms for sale. How big is your range?INPAX has 24 lanes, 14 lanes of 15-yards and 10 lanes of 25-yards. Can I bring a guest?Yes. Additional fee may apply. Member discounts apply.Two people per lane. Can I reserve range lane time?Yes. Members can reserve range time, and Life members will have priority access, no matter how busy we are. Can I bring my own targets?Yes, respectable targets only. No presidents, no ex-wives please What age must my child be to use the range?Kids are absolutely welcome! Minimum age to use the range is 12 with parental supervision required. Exceptions may be made for members with kids under 12 to use certain long guns. Some pre-training is required to demonstrate they are physically and psychologically ready to handle firearms responsibly.Youth firearms training is offered to ensure all kids 12 and older are capable of safely handling live firearms. How do I store and bring firearms into the facility?All firearms must be holstered or cased.School zone rules apply. Please read this if you aren't familiar. What are the safety features of the new indoor range?Our Range and Academy has been safety-engineered and designed to be a leading facility of its kind in the United States. The Range is designed as an “impenetrable box” – total bulletproof containment and generously sized shooting stalls – providing an unparalleled semi-private shooting experience.Another safety feature of our range is the state-of-the-art air filtration system. Designed using similar technology as hospital clean rooms, our system will provide continuous, 100% fresh airflow, ensuring shooters have the cleanest, safest indoor shooting environment.In addition, the filtration system is designed so that air leaving our facility will be essentially cleaner than the air coming in – ensuring the utmost safety for our environment and community. Tell me about the air quality in the range.INPAX has a state of the art 100% fresh air system with HEPA filters. Do you give tours of the facility?Yes. Please come in any time. The facility is open to the public. Feel free to browse for yourself or a staff member will be happy to show you around! Do you allow shotguns on the range?Yes we do, but there are ammunition restrictions. No birdshot on any range. 00 buck is allowed on ranges 1 & 2, slugs only on range 3. This is because pattern spread on some shotguns with birdshot can damage the target carriers and cause ricochet hazard. Can I bring my own ammo or do I have to buy yours?You are welcome to bring you own ammunition, subject to our range and safety requirements. However, if you rent an INPAX firearm, you will be required to purchase our ammunition.Learn more about the features of our Range, Range Safety & Rules, or our Armory Services About the Range Book Range Time Retail & Memberships Can I use the range or take classes without a membership?Yes. The Range and many Academy training programs are available to the general public on a per use basis at non-member prices.INPAX members receive preferred pricing and facility reservations. Some training programs, events and services will only be available to members. What kind of training do you offer?INPAX Academy offers a full spectrum of training including self-defense, defensive firearm, CrossFit and critical incident response training for individuals, families, corporations, schools and law enforcement. We also offer functional fitness programing specially designed around self-defense essentials.We offer specialized programs for kids and teens, as well as exclusive programs for women, law enforcement and security professionals. If you need training or education on any aspect of personal security – INPAX can help! Can I rent INPAX facilities for a company event?Yes. INPAX specializes in training for corporations, schools and law enforcement agencies. Our team has consulted and trained hundreds of companies large and small over a wide range of topics and programs – from workplace violence prevention and response training, to travel security, to team building events for leadership teams, to client appreciation events.Our new facility will offer ample space for hosting local groups as well as our corporate clients across the United States. In addition to our core programs, we can work with your company to custom-design your event.Learn more about Facility Rental options Can you help me choose the gun that is best for me?Yes. INPAX provides expert outfitting for firearms, ammunition, holsters, safe storage and other related accessories. We specialize in providing the right firearms products for home, car and carry needs. Can I try before I buy?Our pro-shop offers a full selection of rental firearms, ammunition and accessories.You can rent these guns to try for fit-and-feel before you purchase. How do I cancel?We're sorry to see you go. What could we have done to make your experience better? Month-to-month range members must provide 30 days notice. Academy memberships, which requires a full 12 month commitment, can be cancelled thirty days prior to your annual expiration date, even for month-to-month members. What does membership include?There are many benefits to membership. The most important are the discounts you receive on INPAX programming and facilities. Depending on your level of membership, programs will receive discounts of 15-100%. You can also take advantage of better drop-in rates, and discounts on armory services, purchases, lane rental and guest access. Visit our membership page for more details. Is there an initiation fee?A modest initiation fee of $35 or $70 will apply to adult Range, Forge, and Academy memberships (waived for the adult Fitness Only membership). What are your billing options?Members can choose month-to-month membership options or prepay annually and receive a month free. Life members can pay in a lump sum or extend payment over 60 months. Contact us to take advantage of a life membership payment plan. What other discounts do you offer for membership?INPAX appreciates the service of veterans and our active duty first responders. We offer special discounts for these valuable community members. INPAX also offers discounts for additional family members, spouses and their children ages 23 and under.Visit our Retail space and get more information about our Membership and Corporate Membership options. Shop Now Membership Corporate Memberships Firearm Training I don’t own a firearm; do you provide them?Yes! Firearms are available for rent and members get discounts! Do I have to bring my own Ammo?No, you don’t have to bring your own ammo, but you can. We have ammo for sale here at the pro-shop. Nor do we tell you that you have to buy our ammo, unless you are using one of our rental firearms. My husband has a firearm, should I bring his?You can if it is something you want to learn how to use or you can rent one of our many firearms to try something new. Do I need a holster?Holsters are needed for all Handgun seminars from DHG-2 and beyond. Handgun Mastery training requires a holster, too. Otherwise, a holster is not required.You are permitted to train with a holster if you have passed our Holster Certification Assessment (for the safety of yourself, others, and the facility). I have been shooting for years, why should I take your class?Training is never a bad idea unless your mind is closed. Whether you are a firearms superninja or a beginner, you can garner something from every class if you are willing. Can I test out of the lower level firearms classes?Yes. Please set up a time with one of our firearms instructors prior to attending the advanced class in which you wish to participate. We do not want you or the other students to feel frustrated or unsafe if skills are not up to speed with the class. How many people are in the handgun classes?Typically, 10 in each class. I have been shooting for (years), I am a cop, I am a NRA Certified (blah blah), why do I have to take Handgun Safety and Handling to do other classes?You do not have to take HSH if you have significant background and skill; however, we still want you to do the skills assessment prior to registering for further classes to ensure that your skills are sufficient for the next class. Do your firearms instructors really have to take all of your courses?Yes, absolutely. What kind of holster do I need for class? (i.e. our policy on holsters)Strong-side or Appendix carry holsters are allowed. There are absolutely no low-back, shoulder, cross-draw, or purse/bag holsters allowed on the firing line during open shooting. We may on occasion have specialty classes for unusual carry tactics or off-body carry tactics, but for the safety of the public, we do not permit these during open shooting. Will the firearms classes get into the legal aspect of firearms?Some of them discuss legal aspects, however, we recommend attending a full US Law Shield class (hosted for free by INPAX) for a more in-depth discussion of use-of-force law, taught by lawyers and legal pros. I have never shot before, should I do a "20 for 20", a private class, or Handgun Safety and Handing Class first?Our recommendation for a new shooter is a private session no less than 1 hour long.A 20-for-20 will get you enough information to make you feel competent, but there will be significant skill lacking. 20-for-20 sessions are truly intended for those folks that have some skill or have taken a class(es) and want to polish up a problem. The 20-for-20 for a brand new shooter can be enough to get you started, but you will want more. Can I use my own ammo if I rent a firearm?No, for quality control and maintenance of our firearms, you must buy our ammo when shooting our firearms. If you are shooting your firearms, you may use your ammo or ours. How often do you do Handgun Safety and Handling classes?We run them no less than 2 times per month, sometimes more.Learn about the Handgun Safety & Handling class. Can I take a firearms class more than 1 time? / Do I have to pay for follow up classes?/ Is there a discount for follow up classes?You may take a class as many times as you like; there is no additional discount for taking the same class again; though all classes are discounted with memberships.Learn more about specific Firearms classes and clinics we offer as well as our Range offerings. Firearms Training Indoor Range Self-Defense Training How long does it take to learn everything? How long does it take to learn a language? The reality is that, with enough training, you can feel conversationally comfortable in a relatively short period of time, but to be a master of the language, it takes significant time. To add to this, each person learns at a different pace, so there is no specific answer to this. We are not a “black belt mill” where we guarantee you a 7th stripe ninja belt in 2 years. We work with you as an individual to progress you to where you want or need to be.To answer this question most appropriately, my question is: what is it you are looking for? If you want to dive deep into the INPAX Self Defense Tactics, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Firearms, you can train for a lifetime and continue to grow your skills. What martial arts do you teach? We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts for Self-Defense, and privately pure self-defense training. Do you offer certificates or belts?We provide certificates of training for our clinics (such as Handgun Safety and Handling, Stop the Bleed, etc) upon request. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses a Belt system to measure progress. Why do I need self-defense training?Imagine a 20-year-old man or woman who has absolutely no proclivity to violence. No desire to play violent video games or to watch action movie – totally passive. But this young adult is also a young parent and they are pushing their 6-month-old down the street in a stroller. Imagine now if someone wanted to take or hurt that baby. We can now predict that, not only would that parent act defensively, but rather they would want to be as aggressive as possible with EVERY BONE in their body.Sometimes we don’t put ourselves in bad situations, but all too often bad situations happen around us. Aurora Colorado shooting, Las Vegas Shooting, carjackings and abductions – none of these victims wanted to be there or did anything to put themselves in a “dangerous place,” but the reality is that we should always be ready to protect ourselves or our loved ones from bad people. Is there a beginner's class for BJJ?The BJJ fundamentals class is where a beginner should start their journey. These classes are available morning or evening. Please check our schedule for the next class. Do I need to have prior experience to join the MMA for Self-Defense class?You do not need a background in MMA or other style to attend this class. We cater to everyday people and those with prior training. Do you teach 3rd party protection?Yes! We teach this through private instruction. “I am a 4th Dan in Kenjitsu sai do kai, what could you possibly teach me?”Perhaps nothing…. Perhaps everything. Come and check us out! I want my kids to learn self-defense, but I don’t want them interacting with firearms – how does that work?We completely understand that firearms are not for everyone. Our architect has specially designed a completely separate entrance for our training Academy for visitors and members who prefer to bypass the Range and Pro-Shop areas. We have designed a safe and welcoming place for all!Learn more about our Mixed Martial Arts for Self-Defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and the Special Clinics we offer. Self Defense Training Fitness Training What sort of equipment do you have in the gym?INPAX has 15,000 pounds of rig and weights waiting for you. Among the equipment are barbells, kettlebells, squat racks, pull-up bars, rowers, resistance bands, mobility bands, medicine balls, jump boxes, suspension trainers, indian clubs, sand bags, and much more! Do you have locker rooms with showers?Yes Where are you located?CrossFit AIM is part of the INPAX family. We are located at:900 Providence Blvd. Suite 100 Pittsburgh, PA 15237In addition to our high-quality CrossFit programs, you can find Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and Indoor Target Shooting at INPAX.Learn more about specific Fitness classes and clinics we offer. Fitness Training Still don't see the answer? SUBMIT A QUESTION Submit a Question Name* First Last Email* What is your question?EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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