Pistol & Rifle

Effective Monday June 5, 2023 the rifle and pistol ranges will be open seven days per week during normal shooting hours. Significant improvements were made to the rifle range this year including fill and grading of range, backstops relocated/rebuilt, and logging of range areas. The rifle range improvement project is not complete.  Future plans include rebuild/expansion of the 300 yard backstop, extension of side berms, and additional shooting positions. We hope to complete the rifle range improvement project by the end of 2024. During the next several months we will direct our efforts to work on the pistol ranges including increasing height of berms and continuing to fill and level the area adjoining the range.  We anticipate this work will have limited impact on the pistol range’s operational hours. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we make improvements to your club.

(ELECTRONIC ACCESS GATE). The new electronic gate system is in place to gain access to the rifle and pistol ranges. You enter the new year 2022 code followed by the # (number sign) in the key pad to complete the process. Remember to use the # (number sign) after the code. The gate will open and will give you approximately 35 seconds to enter. As soon as you drive past the gate  will close automatically. There will not be time for a second car to follow. If a second vehicle attempts to drive through the gate will close. Remember, you will enter the code plus # (number sign) to enter and exit the ranges.

Range road inclement weather (Snow) standing operating procedure:

The range road may be shut down for a period of time to clear the road after significant snow falls. There will be a sign at the bottom of the road noting the ROAD IS CLOSED.Please don’t travel around the sign.. The Caretaker will be using heavy equipment to plow the road. The Caretaker will remove the road closure sign when it is safe to travel to the range.

Information on metal targets: The rifle range now has steel targets.  Please remember “no full metal jacketed ammo” can be used on the mental targets.  Gongs are normally painted black or white. Members will need to have their own paint if they want a freshly painted surface.  Signage at the rifle range already specifies frangible, expanding ammo on steel.


We offer a handgun range with covered shooting stations and target backstops at 10 and 25 yards.  We also offer a rifle range with covered shooting stations and target backstops at 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards.  The pistol and rifle ranges are reserved for MEMBERS ONLY.  Please display your membership badge when using these facilities.  Please keep the gate locked at all times, including after entry to the facility.  Please consult the rifle and pistol range rules on this website for a full list of the rules applicable to the use of the facility.

We have added a new sign to range (see below)  to assist everyone in knowing when people are down range, whether they can be seen easily or not.  The sign pivots easily and locks into place by use of a pin.  Use of this sign is now mandatory on the range for all range users and when maintenance work being done down range. This sign serves as an extra measure of safety for all range users.  Please rotate the sign when going down range and when the range is going hot.

Pistol & Rifle Range Hours: Daily 8:00 AM until Dusk

Members Only

For information contact:

Eric Stevens by email at riflerange@carlislefishandgame.com