Please contact Diana with any questions or concerns at the Pistol Range.
The Pistol Range is open for shooting from Sunrise to 10:00 PM. Always check the calendar before coming out. We have 4 separate large bays. All of the bays have lights for night shooting.
All Range Safety Rules are strictly enforced. All of the Range Safety Rules can be found on our website. Please be familiar with all of the Safety Rules. Only Pistol caliber handguns and .22 rimfire rifles are allowed at the Pistol Range (with exceptions during Matches and special events).
Everyone, even observers, must use approved eye & ear protection. Children must be at least 4 years old to be on the Range. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
The Pistol House is the same combo as the gate code. Inside the Pistol House you will find a first aid kit, trauma kit, and AED. You will find Paper targets, eye and ear protection and chamber flags. We have a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator where you will find water (no charge). There are sodas and snacks for 50 Cents each.
The door in the conex next to the bathrooms has steel targets for you to use. Use the same combo as the gate code to access it. Steel must be set up at least 30 feet from where you are shooting from. There are red markers at 30 feet from behind the shooting benches. If you are shooting steel out in the dirt, be sure the steel is set at least feet from where you are standing.
Please move any target stands that may be behind your target to prevent damage.
This is your Range. Please put everything back where you got it and clean up after yourself. Please let the Pistol Chair know if you find anything that needs repair.
BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!
Scheduled of Pistol Range Matches
- All of AVGC’s Matches are open to the public. You do not need to be a member to participate.
- Check the calendar for set-up/start times (times vary with Daylight Saving Time).
- You must be at the Range Safety Briefing to participate.
- Match fees are $5.00 for Club Members & $10.00 for Non-Members. Jr’s 17 and under are Free with a paid parent. Active Military always participate at no charge.
- Please bring exact change.
- All Non-Members will sign a waiver/release.
2-Gun – 3rd Saturday of each month
Match Director – Mike Wilcox Sr. (760) 220-2381
This is a Defensive Two Gun Rimfire match using both a Handgun and Rifle. This match is a great way to get involved in competition style shooting matches with a minimal cost. 2 – Gun Rimfire is conducted under Apple Valley Gun Club rules and includes a rimfire pistol or revolver and a rifle.
3-Gun – 1st Sunday of each month
Match Director – Jeff Shell (760) 303-1876
3-Gun is a Centerfire Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun event. There are 3 stages set up with a mixture of paper and steel targets. Scoring is based on a combination of time, knocking down steel and score on paper. (All Scoring Done Minor, HIT’S + TIME). Minimum round count varies depending on stage layout. You will be shooting from various positions and on the move. We recommend bringing a minimum of 100 rounds for Pistol & Rifle. Shotgun: 50 birdshot #71/2 or 8’s. (No Steel/Bimetal Core or Steel Shot Is Aloud) Rifle & Shotgun Chamber Flags Are Mandatory
Practical Pistol – Last Sunday of each month
Match Director – Jim Dilley (760) 885-1157
Practical Pistol is a centerfire pistol or revolver event. There are four or five stages set up with a mixture of paper and steel targets. Scoring is based on a combination of time, knocking down steel and score on paper. (All Scoring Done Minor, HIT’S + TIME). Minimum round count varies depending on stage layout. You will be shooting from various positions and on the move. Bring a minimum of 200+ rounds.
Mojave Steel – 2nd Saturday of each month
Match Director – Matt McCourt
Mojave Steel shoots 4 or 5 stages. 5 Strings per stage. If shot clean each stage is 25 shots. Bring 200 rounds and you should be fine. You will need a belt, holster and 5 mags/speedloaders. September through June set up at 7AM and start at 8AM. October through May set up at 8AM and start at 9AM.
- Steel Plate Rack Practice – 4th Saturday of each month
Match Director – Jonathan Weldy 909 380-9919
firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile shooters will shoot two at a time, head to head, this will be a practice format and not a competitive elimination. Everyone will shoot every rotation. This format includes a random drawing for shooting order & pairings prior to each round. Depending on the number of participants, you will shoot 5 to 7 rotations. Depending on your skill (accuracy), estimated round count will be 100 to 150±.Shooters will be starting from the holster, and concealment is optional. You may bring as many magazines (10 round max.) as you need, and magazine holders are recommended. Newer shooters are always welcome, but we reserve the rights to start you from low ready on initial round(s).
Personal & Defensive Carry – 1st Saturday of each month
Match Director – Sam Martinez 760-964-5282
Personal Defensive & Carry is conducted under Apple Valley Gun Club rules and is a defensive center fire pistol or revolver event. This event may also have a separate defensive long gun stage for those who choose to participate in that. Stages are set up on bays 1-3, with a mixture of paper and steel targets that reward accuracy and speed. Scoring is based on a combination of time, knocking down steel, use of cover and scores on paper. All paper targets are normally shot twice, but may vary and all steel targets must be knocked down. Minimum round count varies depending on the number of stages and how they are configured but with a maximum or 18 rounds. You will be shooting from various positions and on the move. We recommend bringing a minimum of 150 rounds. Minimum equipment is: center fire 9mm, 380 Auto pistol or 38 Special revolvers, holster & belt, four magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouch & concealment vest.