Members of the St. John's Rod and Gun Club who are in good standing and have completed Orientation can access our facility 7 days a week daylight to dusk. Members are free to use Rifle/Pistol Ranges A, B, & C.
Ranges A and B host the greatest amount of individual use by Club members throughout the shooting season. Whether it is a member looking to try out a newly attained 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. When the ranges are busy, we encourage members to show courtesy by taking turns when there are more shooters than shooting positions.
For flexibility, Range C is primarily used by “action pistol” shooting groups such as IDPA and IPSC, biathlon, and is often rented for use by government agencies, law enforcement, and armed security companies. When not in use by a shooting group Range C is also available for members to use but you need to bring your own target stands.
To avoid disappointment upon arrival at the Club, it is critically important to check the Club Website Calendar and Announcements to ensure that the Ranges are open and have not been booked for a previously scheduled event or closed for maintenance/repairs.
This Range features 12 fixed firing positions, 4 have shooting benches and 8 are standing positions with small tables. Target stands are individually moveable from 25m to 20m and 20 yards. Approved targets include paper, ballons, or frangible clay targets pinned to the chloroplast panels of the target stands. All bullets must impact the back berm.
Range A is approved for centerfire handguns (except those chambered for shotgun shells), rimfire rifles and handguns, and centre fire rifles up to the template group ".308 Winchester". Air rifles may also be used here. No shotguns are permitted here.
Range B has a covered canopy firing line and 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). All bullets must impact the back berm.
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). All bullets must impact the back berm.
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.