Ranges & Rules

Range Rules

The following rules apply to all ranges:

  • Only members and paid guests may use the range.
  • Membership card must be displayed. If you come to the range without your membership card you will be sent home.
  • All shooters and spectators must wear suitable eye and ear protection.
  • Juniors must be supervised by a senior member.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted on the ranges.
  • The first Shooter on a range is Designated Safety Officer and has full control of Range.
  • The normal firing line has preference, but the shooters may agree to move the firing line forward.
  • When anyone is down range no weapons shall be handled. Actions shall be open and magazines removed.
  • Except where noted only paper or cardboard targets may be used.
  • All targets have to be placed on the backers between the uprights.
  • No fully automatic, simulated fully automatic or hip shooting is allowed.
  • Always make sure your weapon is pointed in a safe direction so any discharges will not leave club property.
  • Police your brass including miss fires.
  • Remove all targets when you are done shooting.
  • Targets that sit directly on the ground are prohibited on ALL Ranges
  • Range infractions may result in expulsion from the club.

25 / 50 Yard Pistol Range


This Guthsville Rod and Gun Club range is attended for classic bull’s-eye shooting. However it can be used for other shooting sports as long as the specific range rules are followed. The firing line of the range is covered to protect the shooter from the elements.
In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 25/ 50 Yard range:

  • Pistol calibers only, no magnum loads.
  • All shooting from the established firing line.
  • Only paper or cardboard targets in the target frames.

25 Yard Range


This Guthsville Rod and Gun Club range is suitable for many types of shooting.

In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 25 Yard range:

  • Any rifle or pistol caliber; shotguns using slugs No 50BMG.
  • Suitable steel / novelty targets may be used. They have to be placed at the bottom of the back stop. They can only be shot using pistol calibers from the normal firing line.
  • Rifle shooting is to be done from the normal firing line.

50 Foot Range


The 50 foot range at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club is a wide open range. In addition to shooting from the firing line, many shooters use this range to practice shooting on the move for such Sports as IDPA and USPSA. When shooting from other than the normal firing line please watch your muzzle direction, and be considerate of other shooters who may want to share this range.

In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 50 Foot range:

  • Pistol calibers only, no magnum loads.
  • Suitable steel / novelty targets may be used. They have to be placed at the bottom of the back stop.

50 Yard Range


Guthsville Rod and Gun Club 50 yard range provides a shooting range for those who want to shoot at 50 Yards. There are benches for bench rest shooting. There is room at the firing line to fire standing sitting or prone. The firing line is fully covered so you are protected from the elements.
In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 50 Yard range:

  • Any rifle or pistol caliber; shotguns with slugs only. No 50BMG.
  • All shooting from the established firing line.
  • No midrange targets.

100 Yard Range

This range is for shooting at the longest range possible at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club. There are benches for bench rest shooting. There is room at the firing line to fire standing sitting or prone. The firing line is fully covered so you are protected from the elements.
In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 100 Yard range:

  • Any rifle or pistol caliber; shotguns with slugs only. No 50BMG.
  • All shooting from the established firing line.
  • No midrange targets.

Archery / Trap Range

This Guthsville Rod and Gun Club Range is for archery and Trap shooting only.
The following rules apply to the archery range:

  • Bow and arrow and cross bows only.
  • No Broadheads.

The following rules apply to the Trap Range:

  • Make certain that the shooter is forward of anyone operating the thrower or hand throwing the birds.
  • All birds have to be either hand thrown or thrown with the permanent thrower.
  • Follow the instructions and rules posted for the thrower.
  • Hand thrown birds are to be thrown in the same direction as the thrower.
  • Shotguns only with bird/target loads only. No Slugs or Buckshot.

Black Powder Range

The Guthsville Rod and Gun Club Back Powder Range is reserved for Black Powder shooting only.

In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 100 Black Powder range:

  • Follow all black powder safe handling rules.
  • Only muzzle loading rifles

Plinking Range


The Plinking Range at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club is a range for those who like to shoot at other than paper and cardboard targets. This range is a great range to start new shooters.

In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the 100 Plinking range:

  • Pistol calibers only, no magnum loads. Shot guns shot only.
  • Targets may be Aluminum cans, plastic containers, and clay birds only.
  • Targets have to be placed at the base of the hill no higher than ten feet.
  • Place all used targets in the trash barrel.

pinking range

Special Purpose 35 Yard Range

This Guthsville Rod and Gun Club range is wide open and is suitable for a wide range of shooting.

In addition to the general range rules the following specific rules apply to the Special Purpose Range:

  • Any rifle or pistol caliber; shotguns using slugs or shot. No 50BMG.
  • Suitable steel / novelty targets may be used. They have to be placed at the firing line such that the uprights will not be damaged. They can only be shot using pistol calibers from the normal firing line.
  • Rifle shooting is to be done from the normal firing line.