A single concrete, covered firing line was built in the early 1980s with walls separating the different ranges. As we grew, two additional firing lines were built to offer more opportunities.
All of our facilities are maintained by the membership, we have scheduled workdays on the third Saturday.
Our newest range, the Kahn Memorial Range features our farthest rifle distance at 300 yards. The range has a sighting area at 25 yards, positions at 100, 200 and 300 yards.
There are fixed position benches on the concrete slab and fixed target frames at the prescribed distances.
Bobby Kahn, pictured in the banner at the top, was one of the original members of the Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club. He encouraged the development of the longer distance ranges at the present location. He was also the guarantor for the purchase of the northern forty acre plot.
He was active in the work needed to have the ROTC air rifle matches, originated by Bill Dufner. When Bill could no longer continue, Bobby took over and made all the financial arrangements for the trophies and medals and provided the snacks and the soft drinks for those annual matches. He worked with youth programs and DCM competitions. He participated in big bore and small bore competition. He coached several JROTC Rifle teams. He encouraged shooting sports for everyone, but especially for young people; he encouraged young people in the area of arms collecting.
The Bullseye range is what the rest of the facilites were built around since our first formal location in the 1940s. NRA Conventional Pistol matches were held just about every Saturday.
Quite rare to find these days and the only one of it's type within three hours of Pensacola, the Bullseye range features 46 firing points with fixed target positions at 50 yards and turning target frames at 25 yards. Targets for this range are available for minimal cost at the range.
The rifle range is split in half with a backstop at 100 yards and another at 200 yards. This range also features moveable benches allowing members to shoot from a bench, standing, sitting or prone. Standard 200 yard rifle targets are available in the block house.
The 100 yard side uses respositional targets stands for firing at 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards. The 200 yard side has 18 permanent target stands at 200 can be used by members and competitions.
The shotgun range has five stations and is equipped with a voice activated electric trap machine, when the machine is not active, a recently revitalized manual trap thrower is available.
This dedicated rimfire range has several stable concrete benches with a fixed target line ready to receive a paper targets mounted on cardboard backers. Tucked away on the west edge of our property.
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