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.
|Wed Jul 29 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Mon Aug 03 @12:00AM|
Range Closed Mondays
|Tue Aug 04 @ 6:00PM - |
|Wed Aug 05 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Mon Aug 10 @12:00AM|
Range Closed Mondays
|Tue Aug 11 @ 6:00PM - |
|Wed Aug 12 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Thu Aug 13 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
Member Re-orientation Session
|Thu Aug 13 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Sun Aug 16 @ 9:30AM - 01:00PM|
AR15 Handling Class
Rifle Range Update
6/30/15 UPDATE: The start date continues to be delayed. At this time I do not have a confirmed start date. Please keep checking the website for more information...
Once work begin 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.
At the fall meeting, the members present voted to require that in order to renew your membership in 2016 you must attend one of the re-orientation sessions we will hold in 2015. The next session will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Range building (one hour before the quarterly meeting). Please note that the re-orientation session does NOT fulfill the new member orientation requirement.