Four Corners Rod and Gun Club
Salem's Premier Shooting Club
Open, safe shooting, low key events weekly, and fun for everyone
Four Corners Rod & Gun Club is a membership based range. Many of our events are open to the public for a small fee. Click on the membership tab or button above for more information. We are still accepting new members.
A Place to Shoot
Have access to a private range nearly every day of the year. Numerous events are open to public each month. Check out the CALENDAR page for upcoming shoots.
Something for Everyone
From an indoor 50 foot range for rimfire .22 out to 200 yards for your rifles, Four Corners has something for everyone. Fun shoots each week are a great place to practice and meet other shooters. We have an active youth program and special events for women as well. The facility has three ranges for firearms, a known distance archery range and a season 3D archery field.
With rules that emphasize safety, we want everyone to have a fun and safe experience at the club. New member's orientation helps shooters start off right.
CLUB NEWS & UPDATES
Night Shooting on the Short Range
The club has installed target lighting on the 10 and 25 yard areas of the Short Range. The lighting will allow shooting until 8:00pm each day during open range time. The lights illuminate the 10 yard target bank with a separate set of lighting for the 25 yard target hangers. The lights on the 25 yard side will also provide lighting for the moveable targets placed in front of the baffle located downrange as they are installed on the back side. (As a reminder, targets are NOT to be placed or hung from the baffle on any of the ranges.)
The lighting system can be activated once the light sensitive "cease fire" lights activate the red light at the Short Range. There is a switch along the back wall that turns on all the target lights. Once this is done, the normal "cease fire" light switches will no longer work.
To call a cease fire on the range, make sure everyone at the range is ready for a cease fire, has their firearms unloaded, slides locked back / bolts open and magazines removed. Shooters step back behind the yellow safety line until everyone is ready for the cease fire and to go downrange. On this is completed there are two flags mounted to the front of the benches. These flags need to be moved from the down, horizonal position and placed into the slots where they are visible along the range. (See photo for flags in deployed position.) Shooters should not be between the red and yellow lines other than to pass through just as with a standard cease fire procedure during normal hours. Once all shooters are safely back the flags are replaced into the down / horizontal positions.
Please remember: absolutely no shooting past the 8:00pm while using the lights. During months with longer days shooting with natural light may extend past 8:00pm without the lights; this is still acceptable. Also, no shooting before 8:00am on any of our ranges.
Featured Club Activities & News
Defensive Shotgun Workshop
Sunday, December 4, 2022 / 8:00am - 1:00pm
This popular workshop is returning in December. If you would like to learn how to more effectively use a shotgun for home defense and have the opportunity to practice this is the class. The session will include loading (and unloading) including tactical reloads, shooting skills and drills at typical home defense distances, patterning your shotgun so you know the spread of the pattern in your gun with your ammunition, movement, ready positions and many other topics. The cost is $40 for club members and $50 for non-members. Contact Will for additional information
Moveable Targets on the
Recently three "moveable" targets were placed in the 25-yard area of the short range. These target stands have cardboard attached to upright sticks fitting into wooden bases. Initially these could be placed between 10 and 25 yards. There have been some improvements added; these targets can now be used from between 5 and 25 yards and there are sets on both the 25-yard range and the 50-yard range. The target hangers at 10, 15 & 25 yards that were installed on the 50-yard side of the range have been removed now that these targets are in use.
Please make sure your targets are above the red paint on the upright sticks and on the cardboard to help keep rounds impacting in the berms. Shooters of different heights may need to experiment as to the best height to affix targets to the backing to help bullets impact into or near the back berm. Please remember to place targets stands next to the cinderblock wall in the center of the range when done and in inclement weather place them under the shelter of the awning. Paper targets are affixed to the backing with staples, just like with regular hangers. Please place targets in front of your shooting point; avoid crossfires at all ranges.
Watch for our New Range Hosts at the Club
Photo ID Badge Date
Thanks to all the members who have been able to come in for a photo ID badge. As a reminder the club is moving toward badges with your photo. The next photo ID session will be in the Short Range building on:
Saturday, December 10th / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 18th / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Limited Edition, 75th Anniversary Club T-Shirts for Sale
To celebrate the Club's 75th Anniversary, the Educational Foundation is offering T-shirts for sale with the Club's logo with a banner above indicating the milestone and the years of operation for the club, 1947 to 2022 (so far!) The artwork is on the back of the shirts which are Haynes Beefy T's available in black and grey. The cost of the shirts is $25 for sizes small to XL and $30 for 2XL and 3XL. We will be at events though the rest of the year including the general membership meetings each month, orientations on the second Saturday and select shooting events. If you would like to purchase a shirt and arrange for pick up, please contact Will by clicking HERE.
Recent Shoot Reports
Match director Larry Keller AKA Eagle Keeper found some interesting National Muzzleloader National Rifle and Mike Fink targets buried deep in the shack that haven’t been used in…
October 24, 2022
It came back last year after a long rest and it was back again for 2022. The Top Shot event challenges shooters with handguns and rifles (both rimfire and centerfire), shotguns…
September 4, 2022
Fifteen eager participants showed up at the short range on the morning of July 23, 2022 to take a step back in time and shoot the Bowling Pin shoot as it was done in the distant…
July 29, 2022
The July shotgun clays workshop was great. For a few dollars and a box or two of shells, shooters learn how to use the clay thrower on the lower range (hint, it's easy) and…
July 29, 2022
The fireworks started early at the range on the 4th. This year's event was shot with military type handguns at distances from 25 to 50 yards. The event kicked off with a…
July 7, 2022
Since our last Memorial in 2021 we lost Old Beaver, Limpy, Big Hat and Pony Bob, Buckskinners who have crossed over the river greatly outnumber our current number of…
May 30, 2022
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