Four Corners Range Facilities
Watch for our New Range Hosts at the Club
The club is starting a program to help shooters who have questions. Our "Range Hosts" will be around the ranges primarily over the weekends. Many of our new members are new to shooting sports and have great questions. Our hosts will be there to help. Range Hosts will make their way around to the different ranges during the weekends. They may not always be present, but you will begin to see them around more frequently. With a goal of mentoring shooters and helping to education members about new range programs (lighting on the Short Range, revised Indoor Range procedures and the clay thrower for example), our Range Hosts will be there to help.
The Indoor Range is the first building you will find upon entering the Four Corners Rod and Gun Club. The facilities include a class or meeting room, a small kitchen, rest rooms, and a 50 ft. range with 10 shooting stations. The range is limited to the firing of .22 rimfire pistols or rifles only. No magnum .22 rimfire ammunition, .17 caliber rimfire firearms, or centerfire firearms are allowed to be used on this range.
Short Range - 10 / 25 / 50 Yards
Around the bend and perched on the hill side is the Short Range. The long building contains a large classroom/meeting facility and restrooms. Two patio doors lead to the shooting range in the back. There are multiple shooting stations including benchrest style benches. Both sides of the range now include movable target frames for shooting as close as five yards. The Short Range is suitable for all firearms. Centerfire rifle cartridges, however, may only be fired at the 50 yard range.
Lower Range - 50 / 100 / 200 Yards
The 50 – 200 yard Lower Range is suitable for all rifles and is also used for some of the pistol shoots. It is located at the end of the road, across from the Short Range, and features 15 covered shooting stations with benches for both right and left-handed shooters each station is equipped with “silencer barrels”. The “silencer barrels” are used when shooting center fire rifles from the bench, in our efforts to limit the overall noise level. The building behind the range contains a small meeting room and a kitchen. Picnic tables are scattered in the ‘yard’ area, offering an inviting place to relax.
This area hosts the Club’s official picnic functions, although pots of Bob's famous chili and cornbread, as well as other goodies, have been known to appear at any of the longer-duration shoots held at the Lower Range.
The archery range is open to compound, recurve and crossbows with field tips only (no broadhead or blunt point arrows). Targets range from 10 yards to 50 yards and are shot from a covered area. Range is open all year. The main range has lighting and is open until 10pm each day.
There is also a field range with 3D targets placed at various distances. Try your skill on animals from turkeys to dinosaurs. The 3D target range is seasonal with the animals hibernating during the wet months.
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.