We are a veteran family-owned, vet and family-friendly, membership/invitation-only private firearms range located just south of Johnson City, Texas.
We are once again using the driveway that is directly adjacent to the north berm, so are reinstating an old range policy.
If you are on range and hear three horn honks, that means 'hold your fire', as we will be driving on the other side of the berm. When we're clear, you will hear two horn honks, meaning 'all clear', and you can resume shooting. Thanks for your cooperation!
Invited Non-Member Range Fee: $15/visit Minor (less than 18 years old) Shooting with Adult $5/visit
** Should you decide to buy a membership within 30 days after a single-visit fee has been paid, your single-visit fee will be deducted from your membership fee, and your membership will start on the date of your original paid visit.
Basic Individual Membership : $35/year + $5/range visit $10/visit for each adult guest - Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit
Deluxe Individual Membership : $100/year, no per-visit fee $10/visit for each adult guest - Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit
Basic Couples' Membership : $65/year + $5/range visit $10/visit for each adult guest - Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit
Deluxe Couples' Membership : $125/year, no per-visit fee $10/visit for each adult guest - Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit
Basic Family Membership: $75/year + $5/range visit for each listed family member $10/visit for each adult guest - Guest Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit Family Information sheet required
Deluxe Family Membership : $150/year, no per-visit fee for listed family members $10/visit for each adult guest - Guest Minor Shooting with Adult $5/visit Family Information sheet required
Due to people putting live rounds in the paper trash, we no longer provide trash cans. A 'live round' is one which has, for whatever reason, failed to fire in the weapon.
Please take ALL your trash with you when you leave the Range, including bottles, cans, used targets, tape, empty cartridge boxes, shot wads and expended shells, etc.
Steel cases and .22 cases are NOT to be included in the brass buckets or stacks. Pick them up and take them with you, as with the rest of your trash.
If either steel cases or .22 cases are found on range, in the brass buckets, or anywhere else, steel ammo and .22 will be banned for use on the range.
Leave brass cases in the brass buckets, or on the island if the buckets are full.
– we are a membership/invitation-only private firearms range.
While we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, or any other factor, we do reserve the right to refuse service, access, and/or membership to anyone, at our sole discretion.
Any language or behavior that is discriminatory or offensive is not acceptable here, and will not be tolerated. Our Range ‘family’ is a diverse one, and we want everyone to enjoy themselves and feel welcome.
We are law-abiding, patriotic, pro-America, 2nd Amendment-loving firearms owners and trainers, and our range atmosphere reflects that attitude. We welcome like-minded shooters - our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable range experience to those who wish to learn firearms skills or hone existing ones. We do not condone violent overthrow of the government, nor any other unlawful activity, and any conversation regarding any unlawful activity will not be tolerated.
And, while we recognize and actively support each individual's right to their opinion and First Amendment-protected free speech, this is a private range. Every person’s use of the range – whether as a member or a guest - includes a signed agreement to follow all range rules and policies, and everyone is expected to observe these policies while on these premises. Failure to do so will result in expulsion and/or banning with no refunds.
Thank you for doing your part to help everyone enjoy a safe fun, friendly, All-American atmosphere!
– whether shooting or not - requires completion of a safety orientation, range protocol briefing, and a signed release waiver for all members, guests, and invited non-members.
and range protocol can result in ejection and/or banning from the range, and cancellation of membership without refund.
the member is responsible for that guest and their behavior while on the range. If you have doubts whether your guest will follow the rules or behave appropriately, don’t bring them!
plan to bring a minor child/children (under 18 yrs) of whom you are NOT the legal guardian, let us know prior to their first visit.
We will send two waiver/permission forms that must be completed and signed by a parent/legal guardian of the minor child, and brought with the minor, in order for the minor to be on the range.
The parent/legal guardian agrees that the person bringing the minor is responsible for decision-making on behalf of the minor (in loco parentis), should the parent/legal guardian not be able to be contacted in the case of an emergency.
include immediate family members only. Family is defined as parent(s) and children under 18 years old living at home.
Children over 18 are included if they are in school or on their first tour of military duty. All family members who will participate in shooting activities must be listed on the family membership application.
All family members who will be on any part of the range must have a signed waiver on file, whether shooting or not. Parents/guardians are directly responsible for minors' safety and behavior.
must be scheduled in advance to avoid conflict with training classes, etc.
Please check the Range Calendar page for availability before you request range time.
While we make an effort to have one group/family/individual on the range at a time, it is not guaranteed. As stipulated in our orientation/safety briefing, there may be occasions when other shooters will be arriving and/or leaving overlapping your arrival or departure times, or actively shooting at the same time on a different area of the range. While rare, on these occasions there may be a Range Officer present to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and that safety rules and range protocol are followed (see below). We expect - and appreciate! - all range members will behave in a considerate manner, and cooperate with each other and the Range Officer, if present, so everyone can have a good shooting experience.
Everything else is of lesser importance.
To remove any doubt and make it crystal clear - the Range Safety Rules, as well as any instructions or directions given by the Senior Range Officer present on the range, are for the safety and protection of everyone, and everyone – without exception - will follow them.
They are NOT negotiable, and while you may get a warning, you might not.
Each person who comes onto the range area, whether shooting or not, has or will sign a waiver and agree(d) that you will follow all the rules, with the specific understanding that failure to do so can result in your expulsion and/or permanent banning from the range. There are no excuses for breaking the Safety rules.
The Senior Range Officer is the ultimate authority on the range at all times. His/her word is absolute, and must be obeyed immediately, and without question.
The Senior Range Officer may, as circumstances dictate, designate Assistant Range Officer(s) to help maintain safety and order, and the Assistant Range Officer is also subject to the authority of the Senior Range Officer.
If there are any questions on this topic, please contact us for additional clarification.
We expect our range members to be responsible for themselves and their guests, and we all appreciate the effort each person makes to keep the range clean, safe, and ready for the next shooter to use.
Please take time to read the guidelines that ensure the shooting experience here is good for everyone, and help us keep our materials, maintenance, and membership costs low.
Our requirements for sighting in a new rifle or new optics are simple, but must be followed: Get on paper from 15 to 25 yards, and ensure that your point of aim is your point of impact. Only after you are good on paper at the closer distance should you move to the 100-yard table. We're talking about a NEW rifle and/or a NEW scope. Even if you sighted in last season and want to make sure you're still on, we would prefer you verify at the closer range and then move back.
Leave things as you found them…or better!
Put tables and chairs back under the trees behind the range tower, police up brass, trash, etc. if those ahead of you forgot their manners and left it.
As noted above, we no longer provide trash cans, so please take ALL your trash home with you.
If you do find things damaged or a mess when you arrive, please let us know so we can address it on a personal basis.
Please...pick up after yourselves, and after your guests.
Paper targets only. We provide corrugated plastic (coreplast) backers for use in our target frames. Shooters provide their own paper targets.
Targets must be taped to the coreplast backers, and we suggest using blue painter's tape, as it holds well, and can be easily removed when you return your coreplast to the range tower. If you use stick-on targets (for example, reactive 'splash' targets) please be sure to remove them from the coreplast. As with most range rules, folks who ignore them can ruin everyone else's privileges.
Please remove shot targets and tape so the coreplast is clean for the next shooter - take shot targets, tape, cartridge boxes, etc. home with you!
We strongly suggest you put together a range bag, which might include - but is not limited to:
1) eye protection for all shooters, and hearing protection, which is required for each person on range, whether shooting or not;
2) blue painter's tape to attach paper targets to the coreplast backers;
3) ammunition appropriate to the firearm(s) you bring;
4) hats, drinking water, and sunscreen are recommended;
5) pop-up shades/canopies are acceptable, and are always appreciated in the summer!
6) trash bag(s) to take your trash home with you!
We have allowed cigarette smoking on the range, with the stipulations that smoking be done only where there is no grass or flammable material (doh!), and that butts be field stripped and taken with you.
Unfortunately, there are some who abuse this privilege.
If any more cigarette butts are found on the range or in the brass buckets, we will ban smoking altogether.
Smoking on range is NOT allowed if there is an active burn ban in effect in Blanco County.
If you chew, please, use a spit cup/bottle/can and take it with you when you leave.
Don't spit on the ground. Nobody wants to step into, or set their ammo box or firearms or gear bag down in a glob of tobacco spit!
Shoot only designated/approved targets…no cans, bottles, fruits or vegetables, homemade targets, etc.
If you want to shoot any target you may want to bring, please ask ahead of time. We will want to look at anything not a standard paper target, to be sure it’s safe, and that its use won’t compromise range safety or damage any existing target frames, etc.
If a target is not on the open range area against the berm, ask before shooting it. Some are for class and other training purposes, and not for 'open range' use.
Aim carefully – damage to the target frames and wood uprights cost time and money to repair/replace… and your point of aim should be the center of the target, not the edges!
Keep your shots as low as is practical, to ensure no rounds escape the bermed area.
This is a 'lost brass' range, and we use the brass to help defray operating and maintenance costs, and just as importantly, we want to keep the range clean and safe.
Pick up all your empty cases…brass, steel, .22 cases, shot shells and wads, all of it.
a. Please separate steel cases from brass and take the steel cases home with you to dispose of. There will usually be at least two brass cans in the range area. Put brass in the can labeled 'BRASS' or, if the bucket is full, on the island.
b. If you’re going to shoot .22, it’s strongly recommended that you bring a tarp to catch your brass, unless you really want to spend the time to pick each and every one up off the ground. Don’t expect someone else to pick them up after you. If .22 shooters continue to leave their brass on the ground, .22s will no longer be permitted.
c. If you reload, you’re welcome to recover your cases and take them with you.
d. If you’re shooting in the late afternoon, be sure you stop early enough to have time to pick up your brass and trash before it gets too dark to see.
e. If you find live/unfired rounds while picking up your brass or you experience a misfire that results in an unfired live round, please take them with you and dispose of them safely. This can be done by submerging the entire round in turpentine or mineral oil for about a month, which will render the primer and powder inert.
f. Please ask before moving any of the wooden barriers, as they may be pre-set for a training class.
We are not set up for skeet or trap shooting. No aerial shooting of any kind is allowed at the present time, due to legal issues of rounds or portions of rounds potentially leaving the bermed area of the range, and to safety concerns with proximity of overhead power lines.
The steel knockdown targets on the Northeast corner of the range are for shotguns only - birdshot only - no buckshot, no slug, no pistol or rifle ammo, due to the danger of ricochet and copper jacket fragmentation.
No other steel targets you may see on range are to be used, also due to ricochet danger. They are for training classes using frangible ammo only.
For testing and patterning - you will need to bring your own target system, and we must okay it before use;
We will show you how to use our frames, and you provide your own 2x2 uprights and targets (the uprights will be damaged - guaranteed).
Slug and buckshot are okay on testing/patterning targets/uprights that you provide.
You can be referred by a current Range Member, take one of our Training Classes, take a class taught by one of the other instructors who use our range, or you can email or call/text 830-385-6332. If you get voicemail, please leave your name, number, and a message.
We will ‘invite’ you to the range, send you driving directions, and set up a time to meet with you for your orientation/safety briefing, and to complete your release waiver prior to you using the range. You will need to provide State-issued ID.
We offer a variety of membership levels and options, and our goal is to provide something that works for each individual circumstance. Membership options are shown above – cash only, please.
As FFL holders, we offer Firearms Transfers at no charge to Range Members.
Gunsmithing is available through our sister site, Wild Bill's Guns.
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