25 Yard Range

The Outdoor Pistol Range is an expansive 25 yard facility designed to safely accommodate a large number of shooters with five large individual bays.  Bays 2, 3 and 4 are reserved for the General Membership and have benches provided for shooting convenience. All shooting must be done from the benches. Bays 1 and 5 are reserved for Action Qualified shooters only. Membership card must be displayed while using the range.

Range Rules Highlights

  • Eye and ear protection must be worn while shooting is in progress.
  • All shooting must be done from the benches with eyebrows on Bays 2, 3 and 4.
  • The small tables on Bays 1 and 5 are not benches and cannot be moved to other bays.
  • Firearms must be uncased and cased at the bench.
  • No Shotguns or Rifles are allowed on the 25 Yard range.
  • No handling of firearms when people are down range.
  • No handling of firearms behind the firing line.
  • Do not shoot toward the ground or concrete walls.
  • Position targets high enough that the bullet impacts the earthen backstop.
  • Rifle Caliber ammunition is not permitted on the pistol ranges.  Only Pistol Caliber ammunition may be used.  Please refer to the list on page 14 of club rules for complete information

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Range Hours
Range hours will be from 8:00 AM to sunset on weekdays and Saturdays and from 11:00 AM to sunset on Sundays and major holidays. Major holidays are as follows: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Time of sunset for purposes of this provision is defined as follows:

November, December, January: 4:00 PM EST
February: 5:00 PM EST
March, April, May: 7:00 PM Prevailing Eastern Time
June, July, August: 8:00 PM DST
September, October: 6:00 PM Prevailing Eastern Time

Range Qualification
Members must qualify in order to use the 25 Yard range. Qualification is in the Indoor range on the second Thursday of each month in conjunction with orientation.  You will need to place 9 out of 10 rounds on a standard NRA B2 Slow Fire Pistol Target.  Current range qualification rules are:

Pistol Qualifications are divided into Rimfire and Centerfire.

  • Members may qualify for Rimfire only using any rimfire handgun, or
    for Centerfire using a centerfire handgun. Qualifying with a
    Centerfire Handgun will provide both Centerfire & Rimfire
    qualifications.

    • If a member initially qualifies with a Rimfire handgun, and at a
      later time, wishes to use a Centerfire firearm on any range, an
      additional qualification with a Centerfire handgun is required.
  • Pistol Qualification allows member use of permitted handguns of
    any caliber allowed on that specific range

The indoor range qualification is good for use on the outdoor 25 yard range.

Target Stands
Target stands have been provided for member use. Only paper or cardboard targets may be used. Please place the target stands so that all our rounds impact the earthen backstop. You can bring your own target stand but must use only paper or cardboard targets.

Shooting From The Bench
Members must shoot from the large benches with the eyebrows on Bays 2,3 and 4. These benches cannot be moved. If you want to shoot a distances closer to your target, move your target closer to the bench. You must make sure all your rounds impact the earthen backstop. Bays 1 and 5 are for Action Qualified members only. The small tables on bays 1 and 5 are not shooting benches and cannot be moved from those bays.

Maintenance
Members need to clean up after themselves. Please take your targets to the trash and put the stands away. This is your club so please do your part to help keep it clean.