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
Reminder - No Steel Core / Armor Piercing Ammo
Range rules prohibit the use of any steel core / armor piercing / "Penetrator" rounds at any of ranges. This is primarily for two reasons; it destroys the club steel targets and hangers and for the increased risk of fire and ricochet due to the bullet material. 223 / 5.56 "green tip" ammo nearly always has a steel core or material and is not allowed on the range. There are many surplus sources for military ammo that sell ammunition with steel cores or components which are not necessarily indicated on the packaging or description. Black tips are another common marking for AP ammo, especially surplus military rounds. Please make sure your ammo does not contain steel components in the bullets. You can test this easily with a magnet. If the magnet is attracted to the bullet, it has steel and please don't shoot it at the range. There are several magnets now hanging around the range for your use but we recommend checking before you make the trip. Steel casing is permitted (the part not coming out of the barrel)! Many Eastern European companies such as Tula, Wolf and even Winchester make ammo with steel casing instead of brass. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
New Club Rule Change
The Executive Committee approved a rule change allowing for ten (10) rounds to be loaded in magazines for rifles. This number is now consistent with the ten (10) rounds allowed to be loaded in handgun magazines. M1 Garand owners appear to be the happiest about this news!
Featured Club Activities & News
Short Range Safety Area Addition
There is a new addition to the 50 yard area on the short range. To the far left (north) side of range, behind the shooting benches there is now a safety area for handling firearms under certain circumstances. Primarily this will be used during disciplines for tasks like removing / replacing firearms in cases and making minor repairs on unloaded guns. NO LIVE AMMUNITION IS ALLOWED IN THE SAFETY AREA. This includes clearing malfunctions where there is live ammo in the firearm. This should always be done while on the firing line with the firearm pointed in a safe direction (i.e., the berm / backstop).
During normal range operations casing and uncasing of firearms should be conducted on the firing line benches with the muzzle pointed down range at all times. Most other tasks such as minor repairs, sight adjustments and other manipulations should also be done while at the shooting benches.
Return of the Night Shoots
Saturday, October 30th kicks of another season of night handgun shoots at the club. This is a great opportunity to practice your low light shooting while having some fun. Firearms must be equipped with lights mounted (WML); no handholding of flashlights will be permitted. These events are similar to Defensive Gunning matches, just in the dark, and generally with less movement. With the added complication, these shoots are for intermediate and above level shooters. If you have any questions about participating please contact the match director. See the October calendar for more information and to register for the event. These events will be scheduled monthly through the winter and early spring.
Willamette Valley Pistol Team Meeting
The Willamette Valley Pistol League has called its annual meeting for Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Short Range building and the range will remain open to member use. If you are interested in more information about the pistol team please contact Scott McGraw. This group shoots against other teams in the valley using .22 pistols.
Successful Sight In Service
Thanks to all who helped with Sight In Service this year. Over 900 firearms were sighted in at the club which is close to the 2019 total in spite of the ammo shortage, more restrictions on hunting areas due to the fires and, of course, COVID. 684 shooters attended over the four weekends. This event doesn't happen without the help from all of our volunteers. Great job by Club Vice President Kevin Galbraith, especially since this is was his first time coordinating the event. Click the photo below to check out the photo gallery from the event.
Recent Shoot Reports
As the shooters gathered at the Short Range on the morning of August 28, 2021 for the scheduled “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” Movie Theme Shoot the props for the shoot had…
September 3, 2021
Sometime back in the 80's when hair was big and Miami Vice was playing on our (non-big screen) TV's, the club had a shooting decathlon of sorts. Thanks to Neil D. and the help…
August 3, 2021
July 4th, Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate than with breakfast and a shoot. And so it was for the dozen shooters who arrived at the Lower Range on the morning…
July 12, 2021
Ten participants showed up at the short range on the morning of June 26, 2021 to celebrate the memory of member Dale Basl by participating in the Dale Basl Memorial Bowling Pin…
June 27, 2021
The rain stayed away just long enough to allow for a good sized group of handgunners to go head to head against each other on steel targets. The action was fast and the…
March 15, 2021
Two more night shoots in January interrupt the calm and cool Four Corners evenings. Nineteen shooters enjoyed an intermission from the rain on Friday the 8th to ring some steel…
January 9, 2021
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