Yes, we are open to the public. You do not have to be a member to shoot here. We have memberships available for those who are interested in joining.
Yes, everyone is welcome.
No, we do not rent firearms, but private lessons and safety courses are available for those looking to learn to shoot.
The cost is $15 per person per 2 hour session, and $5 to use one of our target stands. Children under 14 cost $5. We also offer 5 day discount cards for $60. You end up with 1 free visit. This card cannot be used for a group discount. We only accept cash payment.
No there is not. We welcome children at our facility. However, children must be closely supervised by a parent or legal guardian, and only use firearms they can safely and easily handle.
Yes, the range officer may ask you to show your id when you sign in if you are not known to him.
There are too many regulations to list here, and we refrain from giving legal advice. For up to date information regarding CT firearm laws we recommend you contact the CT State Police weapons unit. They have a good website with a phone number you can call to ask questions. They are very nice and are always glad to help anyone who calls. You do not have to identify yourself when you call. But please, be friendly and polite to them. They receive many calls on this issue. To go to the weapons unit website click here.
Our staff is always willing to work with you to help you shoot safer. Private lessons and safety courses are also available.
You may bring rifles, pistols, and shotguns. There are no caliber restrictions. No automatic or select fire is allowed. No bump fire or trick accessories that mimic auto are allowed. No tracers or exploding targets are allowed.
Yes, but only slugs may be shot at our target frames. You may shoot bird and buck shot at the backstop or your own target frame.
Yes we do. Trap is every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to sunset year round. For all information about the trap program please visit www.pahquioque.com
No. The range operates on a first come, first serve basis.
We have many common calibers of ammo available for use at the range. We do not sell ammo on a cash and carry basis. As per CT state law, you must provide a pistol permit or an eligibility certificate in order to purchase ammo. We also have accessories such as safety glasses and hearing protection available for sale.
Yes you can, as long as it is tall enough (roughly 6 ft. tall) so that your impacts go into the backstop.
You may bring your own paper targets, but you get 2 free paper targets with your sign in if you need them. You may also bring spinners or reusable metal targets to place on the backstop. Our store also has a selection of Shoot N See and other high visibility targets.
You may place clay pigeons, bowling pins, or reusable metal targets such as spinners on the backstop. No other items are allowed to be placed on the backstop. We have clays and bowling pins available for sale.
Firearms. Eye and ear protection, which we have for sale if you need them. A hat is recommended due to the line is uncovered and not shaded.
Yes. Instructors are welcome to bring groups of students to the range during public rifle/pistol hours. Just inform the sign in officer that you are an instructor, and we will accommodate you.
Our summer schedule runs from mid April to the last week of November, then we change to our limited winter schedule that runs December and January. Rifle/pistol closes for February and March, but trap continues year round. The winter schedule is posted in the beginning of November. To see our schedule and hours of operation click here.
We have more than enough free parking to accommodate even our busiest days.
Yes. We have clean, well maintained bathrooms available.
No. Feel free to bring your lunch and a cooler and spend the day with us. No alcohol is allowed.
Yes, but only of the people in your group. As a courtesy, we ask that no pictures or video be taken of other people without their permission.
Yes, we have nice shaded benches and a picnic pavilion.
Our rifle/pistol and trap stations are handicap accessible.
No, alcohol is not allowed anywhere on our premises.
Yes. You may stay at the same spot all day if you like.
Absolutely. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers in any capacity. For more information on getting involved click here.
Very. Our staff loves being here, and really enjoy working with the public. they love to help our patrons, and are very social.
Yes. We have highly trained and certified instructors who are very experienced in all kinds of training disciplines. For more information about lessons and training click here.
No. Law Enforcement use is for departmental qualifications and training of SWAT and sniper teams only under our Directors supervision.