Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Rifle & Pistol Range


Notices:

Be sure to display your membership card while at the range. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

No 50 BMG, No automatic weapons on the ranges

No handling weapons during a 'Cold Range'


The next Guest Shoot will be held on March 1, beginning at 09:00.

The next IWLA Shooting Sports event will be an Americas Rifle Challenge, held on Saturday February 1st. This match is open to members and their families as well as member sponsored guests. Please show up on the rifle range between 0800 - 0815 in order to register and attend the safety brief at 0830. As usual the cost of the match is $20. for members and $30. for non-members. Juniors are free. This match was developed in conjunction with the NRA and Daniels Defense. It was designed to be shot with an AR-15 but you are welcome to use any rifle with a detachable magazine. The course of fire requires 100 rounds, so bring extra in case you have a misfire or if you want to shoot more than one relay. We will start by shooting from behind a barricade at the 100 yard marker and move forward to the 7 yard line - engaging multiple targets, utilizing different shooting positions, and there will be mandatory magazine changes during the courses of fire. You will need to bring your rifle in good working order, the proper ammunition for it and six magazines (preferred but if you don't have that many bring what you have). You will need a magazine pouch or some way to carry your mags (pockets work) and a sling is good to have but not required. Red dots and scopes are permitted, and an empty chamber indicator is required, if you don't have one, we will give you one. I will have water, but you are responsible for whatever food you might need. If there's time and space, you may shoot in more than one relay. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at edmacbride@comcast.net. The rifle range is selling reloadable brass for $2 per pound. Brass is most available in common calibers (.9mm, .45, .223 etc.). Email inquiries about brass availability to rocketmike90@gmail.com Ed McBride has been making updates to the rifle/pistol range. He is planning excavations to improve the berms and range surface. Check the web site and Facebook before coming to the range for closings due to construction or activities. The pistol range has been extended to 60 yards to accommodate longer range handguns. A right of way for power and access has also been established. Construction of a berm to separate the rifle/pistol ranges is complete.



New rifle/pistol berm (seen from Pistol range)

Construction on the pistol range

Digging the pistol range 50 yd backstop

The new pistol range backstop

New berm completed with grass

New target on the Rifle Range - Just kidding...
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Our Rifle & Pistol Ranges include:

  • A 14 point (12 covered and 2 point uncovered) outdoor 100 yard rifle range
  • A 10 point (8 bench and 2 draw from holster) outdoor 60 yard pistol range

To use the facilities you must be a member or the member's immediate family (member?s spouses, dependents under 18 years of age, or grandchildren under 18 years of age). Membership includes use of the facilities for members of your household when accompanied by you.

Members have use of the range facilities during the daylight hours (9:00 am to sunset). Members may bring two guests to the monthly guest shoot (usually the first Sunday of the month). Members only may use the range at any other time.

Guest shoots have a guest fee. The member may bring their immediate family members and they are not charged guest fees.

Be sure to display your membership card while at the ranges. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

Empty Chamber Indicators (ECIs) are required on the ranges. The Chapter has ECI's at no cost to members. As an alternative you can make a homemade ECI. Simply tape bright duct tape to a long zip tie like a flag, and use that as an ECI. It works great & serves the purpose.

Please reuse the backers if you take them from the range. If you have a source of backers, bring them to the range shed.
Police used brass to keep the range clean for everyone.

If you are showing a gun to someone at the range, do it during a 'HOT' range and at the benches on the firing line.

Guest Shoot at Rifle/Pistol Range:
A limited guest policy has been initiated at the rifle/pistol range to encourage members to bring guests to eventually become new members. On the first Sunday of every month, members can sign up on the website to create up to two complimentary guest passes to allow guests to shoot at the range. There are two half day sessions (9 - 12 in the morning or 12:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon). RSOs will be present on guest days to monitor and control the range.

RSOs Needed:
The Chapter has approved rules that will allow RSOs to sign up on the website to bring up to two guests per day as compensation for RSO volunteer service. This benefit will be for a 3 hour session similar to the regular monthly rifle/pistol guest sessions, but can be performed on any day the range is open. The guest pass hold harmless agreement should be placed in the box under the Caretaker's car port.
In order for RSOs to be eligible for this benefit they must have a current NRA RSO certification, current IWLA range rules certification, and have performed at least four hours of RSO volunteer service within the past year.
The vouchers may also be used at the archery range (but not the shotgun range).

No guests are allowed on the ranges except under the conditions mentioned above!

Range Safety Committee:
The Range Safety Committee meets on the third Sunday of the month at 11 am (before the member meeting). Anyone with safety issues or interests is invited to attend.
For more information, contact:
Geoffrey Jackson, Caretaker Non-Officer , (Log in to see additional contact info)
Akiko Tachibana, Caretaker Non-Officer , akikotachibanajackson[AT]gmail[DOT]com , (Log in to see additional contact info)

For more information on Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports, see IWLA Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports