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The Shooting Range Park provides a safe convenient location for citizens to enjoy shooting sports and learn the skills of using firearms for personal protection and hunting.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Physical Location:
16001 Shooting Range Access NW
Albuquerque, NM  87120

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Contact Information

Jane Chavez, Office Assistant

(505) 836-8785

janechavez@cabq.gov

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The City of Albuquerque Open Space Division provides and manages this publicly operated shooting range to promote the safe use of firearms in our community and through the state.

The Shooting Range Park provides an alternative to illegal firearm practice on our mesas, open spaces, and vacant areas.

The Shooting Range Park is a premiere shooting facility located conveniently west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Park provides a safe environment for shooters of all ages to practice and learn the skills of using a firearm. Highly trained range staff are on-hand at all times to insure the safety of patrons.

*A parent or guardian must accompany youth under the age of 16. All Range staff are qualified National Rifle Association instructors.

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Range Calendar

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Please call the Range office for specifics and details (505) 836-8785.

Useful Links

ABQ Regional PPC & 3-Gun Tournament - http://nmshootnra.com/

007 Paintball - http://007paintballfield.com/

High Desert Sportsman’s Club - http://www.highdesertsportsmen.com/

NM Game & Fish - http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/

New Mexico Military Surplus - http://1886lebel.tripod.com/nmmilsurps/

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - http://www.nmssa.org/index.htm

NRA - http://home.nra.org/

Rio Grande Practical Shooting Club - http://rgpsc.com/

Rio Grande Renegades - http://www.riogranderenegades.org/

Sandia Gun Club - http://www.sandiagunclub.org/

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Shooting Range Volunteer Information

Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park needs your help!

The Shooting Range Park provides a safe and convenient location for citizens to enjoy  shooting sports and to learn the skills of using firearms for recreation, personal protection, and hunting.  Volunteers at this City Park are important members of the Shooting Range Team.  Volunteers assist with maintenance, trash pick-up, and safety activities. The Range has a list of activities volunteers may choose from; however, The Range is open to new ideas if volunteers are willing to work on individual projects.

Volunteering time and work at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park has benefits: for every 20 hours volunteered, volunteers have the choice of a Trap & Skeet card at half price or a free month on the rifle/pistol range!

If you are interested in participating in the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Volunteer program, please fill out the documents below and return them to The Range office. You may also apply in person at The Range.

Call (505) 836-8785 for more information.

Download the application/information package here!

Restrictions on Firearms

No caliber restrictions are currently in effect for the range.

No fully automatic firearm fire or tracer rounds, please.

Range Rules

General Shooting Range Rules

  1. Keep all firearms pointed straight up or straight down range only.
  2. All firearms must be in a case or in a holster that completely covers the trigger guard when bringing the firearms from your vehicle to the shooting tables.
  3. Case and uncase firearms on the front shooting tables, facing straight down range.
  4. Do not handle firearms behind firing line.
  5. Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
  6. Absolutely no horseplay at anytime.
  7. No rapid fire.
  8. When shooting prone or kneeling, shoot in-between tables. The muzzle has to be on the other side of     the concrete, the shooter’s entire body is on the concrete. Otherwise shoot in the notch in the table.
  9. No one can draw and fire from a holster.

10.  Only a sworn Police Officer may holster but, nobody can draw and fire.

11.  Only targets approved by the Shooting Range Staff may be used.

12.  If a Range Officer deems your gun, ammunition, or equipment are unsafe; you will have to remove that item from the range.

13.  We reserve the right to refuse service if intoxicated, disregard for rules, or not complying with Range Officer’s instructions.

14.  If you have a “hang fire”; keep the firearm pointed down range and call for a Rangemaster.

 

Rules for Minors

 

  1. A minor is a person who is 15 years old or younger.
  2. A minor has to shoot with an adult present and the minor will shoot on the adult’s lane.
  3. An adult will stand within arms length of the minor while handling a firearm.
  4. The supervising adult has to concentrate on the minor if handling the firearm and CANNOT be reloading magazines, looking through a spotting scope, or shooting at another table.

 

Rules for Cease Fires

 

  1. No gun handling.
  2. No standing on the concrete or touching equipment on tables.
  3. You cannot bring a gun from your vehicle or to your vehicle during a cease fire.

 

Rules for Muzzle Loaders

 

  1. During cease fires, the muzzle loader must be empty of powder.
  2. During cease fires, the muzzle loader must be racked on the back tables facing straight up.
  3. Loading and cleaning cannot be done during cease fires.
  4. The caps/primers stay on the front table and the powder and equipment must stay on the back tables.
  5. All loading and cleaning are accomplished on the back tables.

Ranges & Facilities

Shooting Range Park offers the following facilities and challenging ranges in a scenic setting:

  • Rifle, pistol and muzzleloading
  • 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 yard targets
  • 13 skeet ranges
  • 2 trap ranges
  • Silhouette range (competition only)
  • 2 public club houses (air conditioned)
  • Classrooms (for rent)
  • Refreshment areas

Park Fees

The Shooting Range Park does not accept credit cards.

Juniors are considered 15 years old and younger; Seniors are considered 62 years and older.

Daily FeesStandard RateSenior / Junior
Target Range $6.00 $5.00
Skeet per Round $5.50 $4.50
Trap per Round $5.50 $4.50
Law Enforcement $6.00
Private Instruction $5.00
Reservations $35.00

Annual Pass

$100.00

$85.00

 

Access

The Park is located approximately 12 miles west of the intersection of I-25 and I-40 ("Big I").

 

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