Public Shooting Range 2017-09-22T20:42:07+00:00

Welcome to CTA’s public Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun range

The California Tactical Academy Public Shooting Range is currently open on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Our Public Range has become a favorite for everyone from those that never fired a round to top competitive professionals in the area.

Public range access $20 per day, per shooter

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General Information:

With your paid range fee, you may use all of the ranges for as long as the range remains open the day of your visit. You also get one target board of your choice. This means that you can choose a rifle range target board at 50 yards OR a rifle range target at 100, 200, 300, 400 or 500 yards. Please remember it’s OR, NOT AND. If you wish to shoot paper targets at multiple yard ranges or at the pistol range, each additional target board will cost an additional $5.00. This includes the pistol range as well. Steel targets at all ranges and yardages are included with your range fee so feel free to shoot at any steel target at any range you wish.

Here’s how it works.

When you arrive at our range, the first stop will be at the sign-up window located up the stairs from the parking area. Here you will sign-in and pay your range fee. For the veterans at our range, this is just routine, and the next step for them is to be assigned their shooting bench, and that’s it. For those of you new to our range, PLEASE let us know this is your first visit. In this case, we require you to undergo a brief orientation of our range where you will learn:

  • Range safety and firearm handling.
  • What you get with your range fee.
  • What other options are available.
  • What you can and cannot shoot at.
  • Rules between rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges.
  • Target distances.
  • Services available i.e. bathroom, pro-shop sales, etc.

During that time, it’s right for new shooters to ask any questions or address any concerns.

From the roads, the general scenery and the way we present and operate our range, we are working every day to make it bigger, better and more user-friendly. To date, we have added several more steel targets, a tactical shotgun area and we have cleaned up the range to give a better view of the targets. We have implemented an hourly cease-fire so shooters can evaluate, post repair or remove their targets. We also added a packed pro-shop with ammunition and other shooting supplies, payment options to pay for your range fees and other purchases. The list goes on and so does the work to add more shooter friendly services and improve on those already in place.

The range staff is dedicated to your safety and the safety of those who visit the range. The RSO’s rules must be respected at all times and their directions and decisions honored, for your safety and the safety of the range.

The Range Master is the ultimate authority on the range having complete control over the entire range. In case you have seen unsafe activity please assist us by reporting it to our staff at the range. Your safety is our concern!

 
Family Fun Shooting Range

On our rifle range, we offer paper targets starting at 50 yards and all the way out to 500 yards. Come test your skills. Steel targets are set from 100 yards to 1000 yards.

Our pistol range target distances range from 5 yards to 25 yards for paper targets and 20 ~ 100 yards for steel targets. Rifles chambered in pistol charges are welcome to shoot at the pistol range. Kids plinking with .22’s has become very popular on our pistol range as it gives them a chance to shoot at shorter ranges and can see their bullet strikes on the steel targets.

The shotgun range is located next to the pistol range and it is designed for “tactical” type shotguns but has been used for hunting shotguns as well.

Public Shooting Range FAQ’s

Absolutely! The smell of black powder and the report it gives never gets old! We are huge fans of civil war and pre-civil war hunting and military guns! Bring out what you wish in BP.

All shooters must be at least eight years old however minors must be accompanied by a parent or authorized guardian 21 years or older AT ALL TIMES.

Yes, once our range master calls for a cease-fire, you’ll be able to set your own (paper) targets using the supplied target board. Shooting at any other object, i.e. golf balls, cans, etc., is prohibited. Extra board with targets is $5 each, which you can be set at 50 yards, 200, 300 & 400 yards. Special shooting targets are available to purchase at our shop, see the targets board for our new selection!

ABSOLUTELY NO steel jacket or steel core ammunition (armor piercing, incendiary rounds, tracer rounds) or bi-metal rounds may not be used on the Range at any time.

Yes! We sell ammunition at the range at competitive pricing. Please visit the front desk for more details. LINK HERE FOR AMMO PRICING

We allow Muzzle loading rifles and pistols of all calibers including sporting rifles up to .58 calibers. Modern tactical and sniper rifles up to .50 Caliber may be shot at steel targets starting at 600 yards and all paper targets starting at 100 yards. We do not allow modern tactical rifles above .50 calibers. Before shooting any large caliber rifle, you must clear your rifle and ammunition with a “Range Safety Officer” or the “Range Master.”

Please see Private shooting range bay option here. LINK HERE FOR PRIVATE BAY RENTAL

We are currently developing the rental program. Stay tuned to receive updates once it is available.

Shooting from the holster is not allowed on the public range but is allowed on the private ranges if it matches your skill level.

No, shotguns can only be shot at the designated steel silhouette targets on the shotgun range.

No. All center fire rifles cannot be shot at the pistol or shotgun range. The exception; lever or Pump action rifles shooting pistol ammunition may be shot at the pistol/shotgun range.

You are responsible for following all Federal, state and local rules.

Let one of the RSO’s know your intent. The RSO will decide based on how busy the range is if you can keep your bench by leaving some of your things there or if you must give up your bench to someone that’s waiting. Either way, you may return at any time to resume shooting your rifle (s), perhaps at another bench with a short wait.

Yes, but we really don’t know why you would want to unless you are shooting a high powered revolver out past 100 yards? However, you may shoot your revolver and/or pistol at the rifle range, but we ask that you only shoot at the steel targets. This is to help keep errant shots from hitting targets that were not assigned to you. You may also shoot the steel silhouette targets with your pistol or revolver at the shotgun range.