Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Rifle & Pistol Range


Check the calendar on the web site before coming to the ranges for closings due to construction, weather, training, or other activities

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'

In order to increase participation at IWLA shooting matches and to stimulate an interest in marksmanship, a “Competitor’s Cup” is being introduced to recognize the top shooters for the 2024 competitive shooting season. The intent is to motivate members to come out and use the facility, potentially add more members, while increasing camaraderie and further developing our shooting skills. More details to follow, for now just come out to compete and have fun. Our next Steel Challenge will be held on our rifle range on 6 July 2024. There will be an assortment of static steel, reactive steel and falling steel. See the Steel Challenge page for more details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Thanks, Ed. Virginia Junior Marksmanship Program: VJMP is an organization that encourages youth participation in the shooting sports. Members of the team range from 13 to 20 years old. We focus on teaching marksmanship and competing in High Power Rifle competitions, using an AR-15 Match Rifle, that test the skills of competitors on a known distance course of 200, 300 and 600 yards. This is known as shooting Across the Course (XTC). We have 10 juniors that have joined VJMP this year. The team continues to hold practices every Wednesday evening in the clubhouse. The team has been competing in the FR&G High Power Spring League this April and will finish in May. Several of the first-time shooters have posted Sharp Shooter scores with the others all showing improvements each time they have been on the range. In June we look to have the juniors at MCBQ to work on 300 and 600 yards and additional fundamentals. We still have a couple slots open on the team. Leonard Hawkins e4hgator[AT]gmail[DOT]com The rifle range is selling reloadable brass for $3 per pound. Brass is most available in common calibers (.9mm, .45, .223 etc.). Email inquiries about brass availability to rocketmike90[AT]gmail[DOT]com Ed MacBride 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. Power has been extended to the range for safety signage (hot and cold ranges signs).

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021

NRL Match Oct 2021
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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 spouse, 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 do not have a guest fee.

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 bring up to two guests at no charge to shoot at the range. There are two half day sessions (9 - 12 in the morning or 12:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon). Chapter RSOs will be present on guest days to monitor and control the range.

Chapter RSOs Needed:
The Chapter has approved rules that will allow Chapter RSOs to sign up on the website to bring up to two guests per day as compensation for Chapter 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 Chapter 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 4 hours of Chapter RSO volunteer service within the previous 12 months.
The RSO 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!
For more information, contact:
Ed Macbride, Rifle & Pistol Range Committee Chair , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)

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