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Club Info:

All Club property and equipment is for member use only and their accompanied guest.


Ames Rifle & Pistol Club includes a variety of facilities: 

  • Clubhouse

  • 300-yard outdoor range (heated shooting enclosure) 

  • 100-yard outdoor range 

  • 50-foot indoor range 

  • Archery Range with stand and 3d targets 

  • Reactive Pistol Range 

  • Electronic Key'd gate

Club Rules for The Range
Indoor Facilities

  • The hours of operation are twenty-four (24) hours a day, 363 days a year, except during work details, scheduled shooting events and during club general meetings. Indoor range is not open Easter Sunday or Memorial Day.

  • Lights must be turned on when shooting unless match dictates. 

  • Exhaust fans must be turned on while any person is on the range. 

  • If you are the last person to leave the range/clubhouse, turn off all the lights and exhaust fans. 

  • No smoking or eating is allowed on the indoor range. 

  • No Pellets or BBs Allowed.

  • All socializing is to be confined to the meeting area. The indoor range is for shooting only. 

  • All other general rules and regulations apply. 


  • Handguns up to .45 

  • .22 rim fire rifles 

  • Air rifles/pistols (with pellets only) 

  • No other rifles or shotguns are allowed. 

  • Black powder is not allowed. 

  • No sub guns or carbines in any caliber


  • Lead, alloy, jacketed, semi-jacketed bullets are allowed. 

  • No steel core bullets of any caliber are allowed. 

  • Handgun caliber ammunition only up to .45 

  • Magnum loads are allowed. 

  • Armor piercing, incendiary and tracer ammunition is prohibited. 

  • No BB's are allowed. Pellets are allowed. 

  • No center fire rifle ammunition, shotgun, shot shell or slugs are allowed.


  • Paper targets only 

  • No targets larger than 24"x 24". No targets larger than 12"X12" for short wall 

  • Targets must be set all the way to the backstop, 50 feet from the shooting bench at all times. If you need to shoot at a distance less than 50 feet you must shoot OUTSIDE.

  • No bottleneck cartridges allowed inside, at the pistol area at 100 yards or the steel/combat range.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Clubhouse and maintenance sheds. Plenty of parking. 

  • Heated enclosure on 300-yard range.  Members shoot from 50 yards to 300 yards. 

  • Inside the 300-yard enclosure. 100-yard shooting enclosure. 

  • Pistol, rifle and shotgun target stands from 5 yards to 100 yards.  Trap may also be shot on this range.

  • Range has many metal reactive targets and silhouettes.

  • Archery target stands & 3D targets. 

  • Reactive pistol range.  Reactive metal targets are set up from 15-50 yards.  Pistols up to .45 caliber and shotguns with shot (no slugs) are allowed on this range.

Rules and Policies

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