What We Offer

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Rifle/Pistol Ranges at the St.‭ ‬John‭’‬s Rod‭ & ‬Gun Club

Facilities

The Club rifle and pistol range facilities include:

 

Range A

Located furthest to the right of the three Rifle/Pistol Ranges,‭ ‬Range A is approved for centerfire handguns‭ ‬(excepting those chambered for shotgun shells‭), rimfire rifles and handguns, and centre fire rifles in the .223 classification.‭ ‬Air rifles may also be used here.‭ ‬No shotguns are permitted‭ ‬here‭.‭ ‬There are 12 fixed firing positions, 4 have shooting benches 8 are standing positions with small tables.‭ ‬Approved targets include paper,‭ ‬balloons or frangible clay targets,‭ ‬pinned to the chloroplast panels of the target stands. Target stands are individually moveable from 25m to 20m and 20 yards.

 

Range B

Located furthest to the left of the three Rifle/Pistol Ranges with a covered canopy firing line,‭‭ ‬Range B is approved for centerfire handguns‭;‬ centerfire rifles‭; ‬rimfire rifles and handguns‭; ‬shotguns‭; ‬bow and arrow; and air rifles.‭ ‬There are fifteen fixed firing positions,‭ ‬and fixed target stands at the‭ ‬50,‭ ‬100‭ ‬and‭ ‬200‭ ‬meter distances downrange.‭ ‬Single-seat and double-seat bench's are provided, some are removable to create a prone firing position.‭ ‬Centerfire rifles in the‭ ‬.338‭ ‬Lapua Magnum class may only use the single-seat bench position where muzzle direction is limited by a wire mesh screen.‭ ‬Approved targets include paper,‭ ‬balloons or frangible clay targets,‭ ‬pinned to the Chloroplast panels of the target stands,‭ ‬as well as metal reactive targets of a type approved by the Executive‭ (‬and which can only be used at a minimum distance of‭ ‬11‭ ‬meters for handguns and‭ ‬50‭ ‬meters for rifles‭)‬.

 

Range C

In late‭ ‬2005,‭ ‬the Club made a proposal to the Chief Firearms Office for the construction of a third rifle/pistol range to accommodate a growing membership and activity on Ranges A/B.‭ ‬The result of those efforts was‭ ‬Range C.

Located to the immediate right of the Range A/B parking lot and behind the Long Branch building,‭ ‬Range C serves as a‭ ‬combined‭ ‬25‭ ‬meter handgun and‭ ‬50‭ ‬meter rifle range with no fixed firing points.‭ ‬This range is approved for centerfire handguns‭; ‬rimfire rifles and handguns‭; ‬centerfire rifles of‭ ‬.308‭ ‬Winchester class or smaller‭; ‬shotguns,‭ ‬up to‭ ‬10‭ ‬Gauge‭; ‬bow and arrow; and air rifles.‭ ‬Approved targets include paper,‭ ‬balloons or frangible clay targets,‭ ‬pinned to movable target stands‭ (‬which are not provided on this range‭)‬,‭ ‬as well as metal reactive targets of a type approved by the Executive‭ (‬and which can only be used at a minimum distance of‭ ‬11‭ ‬meters for handguns and‭ ‬50‭ ‬meters for rifles‭)‬.

 

Function and Use

Ranges A and B probably host the greatest amount of individual use by Club members throughout the shooting season.‭ ‬Whether it‭’‬s a member looking to try out a newly acquired firearm,‭ ‬a guest being introduced to firearms for the first time,‭ ‬a hunter getting his rifle ready for the upcoming hunting season,‭ ‬or an‭ ‬organized shooting event,‭ ‬it is rare to find Ranges A and B empty,‭ ‬especially on a good weather weekend.‭ ‬When the ranges are busy‭ (‬as they often are,‭ ‬now more than ever‭)‬,‭ ‬we encourage members to show courtesy by‭ ‬taking turns when there are more shooters than available shooting positions.

Because of its flexibility,‭ ‬Range C is actively used by‭ “‬action pistol‭”‬ shooting groups such as IDPA and IPSC,‭ ‬biathlon in the wintertime,‭ ‬and is often rented for use by government agencies,‭ ‬law enforcement,‭ ‬and armed‭ ‬security companies.

In all cases,‭ ‬it is‭ ‬critically important to check the Club website and schedule to ensure that the facilities are open and have not been reserved for a previously scheduled event,‭ ‬in order to avoid disappointment upon arrival at the Club.

Note

These are intended only to be a broad description of Club range facilities and permissible activities,‭ ‬and nothing contained‭ ‬here‭ ‬shall replace the terms and conditions contained in the‭ ‬Range Operating Instructions or the‭ ‬Range Regulations‭ & ‬Safety Rules.

Use of the ranges and Club facilities is a privilege.‭ ‬Don't abuse it‭! ‬Use common sense,‭ ‬be safety-minded,‭ ‬and always be considerate of the other people using the ranges.