Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

2729 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556

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Rifle & Pistol Range


Be sure to display your membership card while at the range. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

No 50 BMG, No automatic weapons on the ranges

No handling weapons during a 'Cold Range'

The next Guest Shoot will be held on October 3, beginning at 09:00. See Guest Shoot section below for more info.

Our next IWLA Shooting Sports event will be a Steel Challenge. The match will held on Saturday 4 September at our rifle range at 2729 Garrisonville Rd. Please show up at 0800-0815 in order to register and attend the safety brief at 0830, we will go hot at 0900. If you would like to help set up come out at 0700. The match is open to members and member sponsored guests, wives and children are encouraged to participate. As always members are $20, guests are $30 and juniors are free. Bring your pistol in good working condition and 250 rounds of the proper ammunition for it. You will need a holster and some way to carry your mags, (pockets work) or you may just put them on the barrel. It is optimal to have 5 magazines but bring as many as you have. Rim fire pistols do not require a holster. If you are using a rimfire rifle or PCC you will need a bag and an empty chamber indicator. If you don't have an ECI we will give you one. Make sure you have eye and ear protection and a brimmed hat and crew neck shirt is recommended. I will have a cooler full of water but bring any food, water and sunscreen you may need, we should be done by 1500. Please contact me directly with any questions, thanks, Ed MacBride. EdMacBride[AT]comcast{DOT]net Virginia Junior Marksmanship Program: VJMP is an organization that encourages youth participation in the shooting sports. Members of the team range from 13 to 20 years old. We focus on teaching marksmanship and competing in High Power Rifle competitions, using an AR-15 Match Rifle, that test the skills of competitors on a known distance course of 200, 300 and 600 yards. This is known as shooting Across the Course (XTC). We started this season with five Juniors, training in the IWLA Clubhouse on Wednesday nights and competing in local matches. They started at the end of April by competing at Fairfax Rod & Gun Club in their High Power Spring League and have been competing in their bi-monthly matches since then, applying what they have been practicing and learning how to score and "pull pits." We plan to finish the season with a trip to Camp Butner, NC to compete in the NC State XTC Championship and the IWLA CMP rifle match in October. Leonard Hawkins e4hgator[AT]gmail[DOT]com The rifle range is selling reloadable brass for $3 per pound. Brass is most available in common calibers (.9mm, .45, .223 etc.). Email inquiries about brass availability to rocketmike90[AT]gmail[DOT]com Ed MacBride has been making updates to the rifle/pistol range. He is planning excavations to improve the berms and range surface. Check the web site and Facebook before coming to the range for closings due to construction or activities. The pistol range has been extended to 60 yards to accommodate longer range handguns. A right of way for power and access has also been established. Construction of a berm to separate the rifle/pistol ranges is complete.

New rifle/pistol berm (seen from Pistol range)

Construction on the pistol range

Digging the pistol range 50 yd backstop

The new pistol range backstop

New berm completed with grass

New target on the Rifle Range - Just kidding...

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Our Rifle & Pistol Ranges include:

  • A 14 point (12 covered and 2 point uncovered) outdoor 100 yard rifle range
  • A 10 point (8 bench and 2 draw from holster) outdoor 60 yard pistol range

To use the facilities you must be a member or the member's immediate family (member's spouse, dependents under 18 years of age, or grandchildren under 18 years of age). Membership includes use of the facilities for members of your household when accompanied by you.

Members have use of the range facilities during the daylight hours (9:00 am to sunset). Members may bring two guests to the monthly guest shoot (usually the first Sunday of the month). Members only may use the range at any other time.

Guest shoots have a guest fee. The member may bring their immediate family members and they are not charged guest fees.

Be sure to display your membership card while at the ranges. You cannot shoot without a membership card.

Empty Chamber Indicators (ECIs) are required on the ranges. The Chapter has ECI's at no cost to members. As an alternative you can make a homemade ECI. Simply tape bright duct tape to a long zip tie like a flag, and use that as an ECI. It works great & serves the purpose.

Please reuse the backers if you take them from the range. If you have a source of backers, bring them to the range shed.
Police used brass to keep the range clean for everyone.

If you are showing a gun to someone at the range, do it during a 'HOT' range and at the benches on the firing line.

Guest Shoot at Rifle/Pistol Range:
A limited guest policy has been initiated at the rifle/pistol range to encourage members to bring guests to eventually become new members. On the first Sunday of every month, members can sign up on the website to create up to two complimentary guest passes to allow guests to shoot at the range. There are two half day sessions (9 - 12 in the morning or 12:30 - 3:30 in the afternoon). RSOs will be present on guest days to monitor and control the range.

RSOs Needed:
The Chapter has approved rules that will allow RSOs to sign up on the website to bring up to two guests per day as compensation for RSO volunteer service. This benefit will be for a 3 hour session similar to the regular monthly rifle/pistol guest sessions, but can be performed on any day the range is open. The guest pass hold harmless agreement should be placed in the box under the Caretaker's car port.
In order for RSOs to be eligible for this benefit they must have a current NRA RSO certification, current IWLA range rules certification, and have performed at least 4 hours of RSO volunteer service within the previous 12 months.
The vouchers may also be used at the archery range (but not the shotgun range).

No guests are allowed on the ranges except under the conditions mentioned above!

Range Safety Committee:
The Range Safety Committee meets on the third Sunday of the month at 11 am (before the member meeting). Anyone with safety issues or interests is invited to attend.
For more information, contact:
Geoffrey Jackson, Caretaker Non-Officer , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)
Akiko Tachibana, Caretaker Non-Officer , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)

For more information on Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports, see IWLA Outdoor Recreation/Shooting Sports