Facility and Hours
The range is only open to members. There are no public shooting hours. The range hours are from 8 AM - 8 PM Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays unless Monday is a holiday, in which case it is closed on Thursday. These hours are currently dictated by Rice County.
Within the 64 acres there is a 50 yd general purpose bowl with covered firing points, 4 pistol ‘fingers’ from 10 yds to 25 yds, and a 100 to 600 yard high power rifle range.
The rifle range has covered benches on one firing point which allow you to shoot 100, 200, 300, & 400 yards without moving. There is also, a building with 2 benches, for use in winter or inclement weather. The range is set so that all portions can be used at the same time. There is a small building which we use as a clubhouse for meetings, matches, or the like. There is no shotgun facility available.
The Faribault Rifle & Pistol Club was formally established on 13 July 1947, but existed for many years prior to that date. Originally when formed, it was a group of high power rifle shooters who formed into a competitive group. From those roots, it has evolved into a club which offers various rifle and pistol shooting opportunities for those who are interested in the shooting sports.
For about 50 years, the club operated a rifle range on leased land just north of Faribault. In the late 1990’s the club purchased the 64 acres which currently hold the club’s operations. The location is in a remote part of Rice County where wildlife abounds. You will frequently encounter deer, turkeys, pheasants, geese, ducks, coyotes, fox, etc. There is, of course, no hunting allowed on the range.
|Mon May 30 @12:00AM|
Range Open - Holiday
|Tue May 31 @ 6:00PM - |
|Wed Jun 01 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Thu Jun 02 @12:00AM|
Range Closed - Holiday
|Mon Jun 06 @12:00AM|
Range Closed Mondays
|Tue Jun 07 @ 6:00PM - |
|Wed Jun 08 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Sat Jun 11 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM|
Introduction to Home Defense Handguns
|Mon Jun 13 @12:00AM|
Range Closed Mondays
|Tue Jun 14 @ 6:00PM - |
Rifle Range Update
12/27/15 UPDATE: At this point, we have a plan. We have a contractor. We need a person or team of people to volunteer to manage/coordinate this project. If you are interested, please contact the club through the "contact us" page.
Once work begins the contractor will take approximately three weeks to do the needed work and then members will need to help with the finish work. ONCE WORK BEGINS, THE RIFLE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE. Using the closed range will result in membership termination.
Re-orientation/ Safety Meetings
At the 2014 fall meeting, the members present voted to require that in order to renew your membership each year you must attend one of the re-orientation/safety sessions we will hold the previous year.
Upcoming Sessions (to renew your membership in 2017):
Saturday, August 13, 2016 1:30 pm at the Range building
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:30 pm at the Range building
The Saturday and Sunday of the Gun Show (in November) time TBD, at the National Guard Armory in Faribault
Please note that the re-orientation/safety sessions do NOT fulfill the new member orientation requirement.