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Link Posted: 12/3/2008 7:26:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SHIFT_CLICK:
To sum up those in the Quad Cities, (Scott County, Iowa/Rock Island County, Illinois):

Milan Rifle Club - Milan, Illinois - Private $125 a year? Must be NRA member.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR PISTOL RANGES, RIFLE RANGE 600M MAX, NO .50 RIFLES, IPSC/USPSA EVENTS.
www.milanrifleclub.org

Shooting Sports (Downtown Moline, Illinois) - $100 a year or $60 for 6 months.
INDOOR ONLY. PISTOL CALIBER ONLY. IPSC EVENTS.
www.shootingsportsmoline.com

Oak Hill Gun Club - Buffalo, Iowa - Private $90 a year? Must be NRA member.
SEPARATE PISTOL RANGE, OUTDOOR RANGE 200M MAX, NO .50 RIFLES.
www.iowastateriflepistol.org/oakhills/index.html

Princeton DNR Range - 6 miles North of Princeton on 67 - FREE.

There is also a shotgun only/clay only club in Rapids City or Port Byron, but i've never been there.

If I missed anything, let me know!


Used to be a place in Muscatine to shoot in the sand pits, dunno if it is still open or not, been about 15 years since Ive been down there.
Link Posted: 12/3/2008 7:30:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mu9en:
anyone know where this range is? "Princeton DNR Range - 6 miles North of Princeton on 67 - FREE." does anyone have the addy?


Easiest way is to take 67 through LeClaire and head north about 6-7 miles, you will see the sign on your right on a gravel road right past some really rich farmer's mansion and nice big barns.
Link Posted: 5/4/2009 9:59:55 PM EDT
There's a 10-lane indoor handgun range in Marshalltown, right under the Center Street viaduct by the Old Timer Tavern. Most people in town don't even know it exists. Costs $40 a year and with your passkey, you can go anytime, day or night, 365. Just a 50-ft. range but it's good for handgunners.

I don't live super closeby, but I do have a membership. If anyone wants to blast a few rounds, send me an IM.
Link Posted: 5/4/2009 10:03:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nf9648:
Originally Posted By mu9en:
anyone know where this range is? "Princeton DNR Range - 6 miles North of Princeton on 67 - FREE." does anyone have the addy?


Easiest way is to take 67 through LeClaire and head north about 6-7 miles, you will see the sign on your right on a gravel road right past some really rich farmer's mansion and nice big barns.


Wow, that has been there for quite a while, hasn't it? I remember going there back in the 80s. Not the safest range in the world, either. If it's the same type of folks that went there when I was younger, you gotta really watch your back and make sure nobody's gonna shoot when everyone else goes downrange to set up targets.

Link Posted: 5/6/2009 12:34:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By XMM:
Originally Posted By nf9648:
Originally Posted By mu9en:
anyone know where this range is? "Princeton DNR Range - 6 miles North of Princeton on 67 - FREE." does anyone have the addy?


Easiest way is to take 67 through LeClaire and head north about 6-7 miles, you will see the sign on your right on a gravel road right past some really rich farmer's mansion and nice big barns.


Wow, that has been there for quite a while, hasn't it? I remember going there back in the 80s. Not the safest range in the world, either. If it's the same type of folks that went there when I was younger, you gotta really watch your back and make sure nobody's gonna shoot when everyone else goes downrange to set up targets.



There is a DLNR guy there on busy days that will write you up for leaving milk jugs and things out there, but it still looks like a garbage dump. Unsafe doesnt describe it, shooting there is a step up from Russian Roulette.
Link Posted: 6/8/2009 10:03:55 AM EDT
I'll be in Iowa City this Thursday-Saturday. Can anyone get a little more specific about the range north of there? I'll likely be shooting Thursday or Friday after 5pm. Any problems with that.
Link Posted: 11/7/2009 8:53:31 PM EDT
Update on the Tama/Toledo area gun range. I went there today to see if I could find it. the white fence previously mentioned as a marker is no longer there due to the 4 lane bypass being built. on HWY30 about 2 miles west of the Hwy 63/hwy 30 intersection. about 1 mile east of meskwaki casino at the top of the hill (if youre coming the other way). you turn NORTH on "H" ave. its about 1/2 mile up the gravel road on the right. the "IKES TRACT" sign is not hard to find if youre looking for it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2009 12:58:39 PM EDT
Anybody know what is going on with the Bays Branch range? Last I was there (1-2 weeks ago) the 200 and 300 yard benches were gone and the grass behind the 100 yard bench hadn't been mowed...???

Link Posted: 4/12/2010 10:07:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2010 10:11:35 PM EDT by shack357]
Originally Posted By 5isalive:
The Izaak Walton Leage in CR is $77 a year. I am a memeber there and waiting for the yearly shoot to qualify for CMP then I am going to order 2 M1s... hopefully.

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Link Posted: 4/24/2010 2:26:36 PM EDT
I am looking for a (rifle/handgun and skeet) range near the north side of Des Moines. I will join a club if there is something local. I've paid the hourly fees and they are getting steep for a half day of shooting. Any ideas?
Link Posted: 8/11/2010 11:16:11 PM EDT
To get to the Matsell's bridge range, use 3752 Matsell Park Road, Central City, IA as your go to address in google maps.

For those wanting to know where the free range is north of Coralville, use 2200 Amana Rd NW (also called County Rd F20) Swisher, IA in your go to address.

This will get you driving directions to both.
Link Posted: 11/22/2010 8:46:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By booger-hooker:
I've heard MANY things about Banner Pits but have still never been there. Does a person ever get used to shooting thru a culvert or do you just tighten up the belt and suck it up?


They have cleaned up the Banner shooting range quite a bit. It has a nice covered area for both handguns and long guns. They got rid of the concrete culverts and they have a range house you can purchase odds and ends you might have forgotten. Not sure how much longer they are offering the special but LEO and Military can use the range at a discounted price. It is a DNR range but they contract out the management. I have attached a link below;

http://www.iowadnr.gov/law/shootingsports/ranges.html
Link Posted: 12/26/2010 6:51:22 PM EDT
I used to be a member of the Clarke County Rifle and Pistol Club in Osceola, shot IPSC matces there with DAPS (Des Moines Area Practical Shooters).

I'm now a member of the Madison County Sprotsmens Club in Winterset. Very nice range facilities for only $35/year.
Link Posted: 1/2/2011 4:28:54 PM EDT
I am new to Iowa, so I am not 100 percent sure about locations/counties etc. Is there anything near Decorah? The only thing i have found is Chase the Adventure Hunt club.
Is anyone familiar with this place?

http://www.chasetheadventure.com/
Link Posted: 1/7/2011 9:04:13 AM EDT
Range, northeast section of Polk County, near Elkhart, "ANKENY IZAAK WALTON", really nice range, several trap houses and courses, rifle and handgun range, benches, target stands, check computer site for Ankeny Izaak Walton, for membership info.
Link Posted: 1/14/2011 10:37:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2011 10:40:18 PM EDT by Vonbongo]
Originally Posted By Synister1:
Council Bluffs: Council Bluffs Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.
1/2 mile North of Magnolia Rd. on 208th , Council Bluffs, IA 51502.

Facilities include: Outdoor Pistol (up to 100 yds), Outdoor Rifle (100 and 200 Yds), Rifle Silhouette, Pistol Silhouette, Muzzleloading
Range Access: Private

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https://www.cbr-pc.org/Home_Page.html

Very nice range with matches most Sunday's. Last meeting they said they were close to being full
Link Posted: 4/13/2011 9:51:23 PM EDT
North Linn Fish & Game Club
1547 Game Club Road
Central City, IA

Driving directions from Cedar Rapids/Marion:
Take Highway 13 North to Central City. (about 15 miles north of Marion)
Turn right on to W. Maple St (County Road E16)
W. Maple St turns into W. Main St
Take W. Main St across the river through town approx. 8 blocks (it becomes E. Main St) (Remains E16)
Take the first right after passing under the Railroad viaduct on to Club Road.
Club Road turns into Game Club Road
The NLFG club is on the left side of the road (you will see the clubhouse and trap house)

Membership is $40 / year

Trap House, Rifle Range (100M & 200M) and pistol range (25m)

North Linn Fish & Game Club
Link Posted: 2/7/2012 11:18:03 PM EDT
Oak Hill in Blue Grass Iowa has a nice covered rifle range, clean, concrete benchs, 25/50/100/200 yards... and its down in a valley so there is minimal wind.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j121/papes301/IMG00269-20110216-1321.jpg

covered pistol range isnt bad either, 7/10/25/50 yards if I remember correctly...? took care of zombie osama that day
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j121/papes301/IMG00270-20110216-1421.jpg
Link Posted: 2/22/2012 9:31:11 PM EDT
any ranges in the Des monies area that doesn't mind AP ammo or ball and allows rapid fire/mag dumps? willing to pay memberships
Link Posted: 3/4/2012 6:30:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2012 6:35:30 PM EDT by ausher1880]
Bonair county range. 25/50/100/200 yard range. NW outside of cresco. Its free and decent. Bring a target stand though. They just have dirt mounds to mark the yardages. They have shooting benches picnic tables and a gazebo.

Hwy63 north turn at cresco heading east, follow hwy 9 into cresco till you see Saint Ave. about 3.5 miles, turn left heading north on gravel road 2miles till you see a large berm with a small parking area leading into the range. I forgot to take pics today...
Link Posted: 3/25/2012 11:31:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2012 1:29:34 PM EDT by Gone_Shootin]
I just ran across a site called RangeListings.com. it has some of the ranges here in Iowa, but not all of them.

http://www.rangelistings.com/state.php?state=IA

ETA: Found a better site, with lots of listings:

http://www.wheretoshoot.org/Find_Range/index.asp

At the link you can search any state, not just Iowa, and you can also search a radius around a,zip code.

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Link Posted: 6/6/2012 10:40:14 PM EDT
Any places around the Des Moines area that allows LC 62 gr M855? Went out to butch olofson shooting range the other day and they dont allow it. Its the olny ammo I use and have a ton of it to shoot.
Link Posted: 6/7/2012 2:58:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MDVYN:
Any places around the Des Moines area that allows LC 62 gr M855? Went out to butch olofson shooting range the other day and they dont allow it. Its the olny ammo I use and have a ton of it to shoot.

?, personally I don't understand that rule, but oh well. Bays Branch in Guthrie County is one place.

Link Posted: 6/8/2012 6:57:28 PM EDT
A friend of mine went to chexk on the progress on the range at Three Mile Lake north of Afton the other day and he said that the backstops are in but the benches havent been built yet.

But hey, Im happy with that. Its coming alomg alot faster than i thought it would.
Link Posted: 7/25/2012 10:45:32 AM EDT
is that big range around van meter still open for the des moines rifle and revolver club? and who do I contact to get an application?
Link Posted: 7/25/2012 3:17:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bhouse1545:
is that big range around van meter still open for the des moines rifle and revolver club? and who do I contact to get an application?

Yes it is still open and Lee Wells is one person to talk to but the last I knew they have a waiting period (don't remember how long) and they weren't taking applications now.

Link Posted: 7/25/2012 4:48:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2012 4:49:26 PM EDT by bhouse1545]
hmmm could you please try and get his number? I would really appreciate it!

im a NRA and IFC member if that is needed
Link Posted: 7/25/2012 7:57:59 PM EDT
His number is 515-490-5484.
Link Posted: 7/26/2012 3:12:06 PM EDT
thanks
Link Posted: 8/8/2012 8:42:21 PM EDT
Does anybody have any info on the Hull Shooting Range in Oskaloosa?

I can't see to find any information other than the address..
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 12:36:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2013 12:36:52 PM EDT by wired1979]
try this link, looks to be around 150 Iowa ranges listed here.

Iowa Ranges
Link Posted: 5/1/2013 11:14:03 PM EDT
Black Hawk Park in Cedar Falls has replaced all the shooting benches. The original ones were a Eagle Scout project. Time and floods took a toll on the wood. Now the benches are set in concrete and made of synthetic decking material. They are making improvement all the time.
Each range has 6 or 8 benches , The 100 yd has 2 and the 200 yd has 1 bench. Could use more..
There is 15 yd pistol and 22 only range , 25/50/100/200 yd as well as trap, bow and arrow area.
I live 1 1/2 miles east from the range, I KNOW when it's open !
It's busy on weekends, It's FREE, Targets for sale at the park entrance. on your honor pay pipe by the target box.
Enjoy be SAFE
Link Posted: 8/19/2013 3:51:58 PM EDT
Does anyone know if the range in Colfax mentioned in this thread is still open? And if it is, some contact info?

I live in Newton and I bought my first black rifle recently and I'm looking for a place where I can shoot out to 100 yds or more. My backyard pistol range isn't cutting it for me.
Link Posted: 2/9/2014 12:41:05 PM EDT
I am located in the Cedar Rapids area and am looking for a range longer than 200yds. Does anyone know of one? I would be willing to drive a few hours if needed. Thanks for your help.
Link Posted: 4/6/2014 11:56:16 AM EDT
There's a decent range just north of Adel that doesnt get much attention. It's called River Valley Sportsmans Club and annual dues are a whopping $25. The only downside is it's kind of small and the rifle range is only 100yds. There is a nice trap setup and clubhouse however.
Link Posted: 4/6/2014 2:47:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CliveAlive:
There's a decent range just north of Adel that doesnt get much attention. It's called River Valley Sportsmans Club and annual dues are a whopping $25. The only downside is it's kind of small and the rifle range is only 100yds. There is a nice trap setup and clubhouse however.
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Might have to check it out.
Link Posted: 4/7/2014 6:29:32 PM EDT
Last week I heard a radio ad on 1460 kxno, in the Des Moines area for a range opening soon. I believe the name was 'Double Tap'. Have you guys heard anything about this place?
Link Posted: 4/7/2014 8:50:36 PM EDT
I heard it was over in the pleasant hill area but nothing else
Link Posted: 4/8/2014 6:11:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bhouse1545:
I heard it was over in the pleasant hill area but nothing else
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Sounds good. i wasn't sure if this was the proposed range in Pleasant Hill or if we had the potential for two new ranges.
Link Posted: 4/30/2014 1:07:51 PM EDT
I believe its the indoor pistol range that's going up. Supposed to have 6 lanes, and the 2 guys building/running it seem pretty decent.
Link Posted: 5/1/2014 1:02:40 PM EDT
I believe the range is called Black Diamond indoor shooting range or something. From what I have heard, the land is purchased and they are waiting for some zoning stuff to go through.

Link to story

Link Posted: 5/1/2014 9:42:01 PM EDT
Black Diamond range has a website up: Black Diamond

Link Posted: 5/24/2014 1:25:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CliveAlive:
There's a decent range just north of Adel that doesnt get much attention. It's called River Valley Sportsmans Club and annual dues are a whopping $25. The only downside is it's kind of small and the rifle range is only 100yds. There is a nice trap setup and clubhouse however.
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anyone know the number to this range?

I called two of the numbers I found online with no luck
Link Posted: 5/29/2014 12:02:14 PM EDT
Does anyone know how long Bay's Branch is closed? Drove out there with my dad this morning from Des Moines only to be disappointed.
Link Posted: 5/29/2014 4:43:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bangARangutang:
Does anyone know how long Bay's Branch is closed? Drove out there with my dad this morning from Des Moines only to be disappointed.
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huh, didn't know it was closed, I'll do some checking.

Link Posted: 5/29/2014 5:14:21 PM EDT
Yeah, we couldn't tell what they were doing from the gate but it looked like they had a skid loader down at the 100yd range.
Link Posted: 5/31/2014 11:31:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bangARangutang:
Yeah, we couldn't tell what they were doing from the gate but it looked like they had a skid loader down at the 100yd range.
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I did some checking and the range is not closed. The DNR officer I talked to said that they may have been mowing and they'll close it off then, but it's not closed.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 10:51:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By wired1979:
try this link, looks to be around 150 Iowa ranges listed here.

Iowa Ranges
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The URL for IAShooters ranger finder has been updated. The new link:

IAShooters Range Finder

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:55:58 PM EDT
I wrote up this quick review about a range in NORTHWEST IOWA. Basically figured I would get the info out as we have nothing else like this.

In fostoria which is between Milford and Spencer Iowa a new range opened up on friday called Apex it is part of Apex ammunition. I have been looking forward to this for a while and had been hearing different things and waiting on them to get opened up for the range for a few weeks now. They had a delay because of something with the target system.

I didn't have time to shoot today but I went in and had the guy working show me around. Pictured below is bay 1 and the 'pro shop' shop is pretty small but Im not really worried about that part I was more concerned with having an indoor range.

The range has 6 stalls in bay 1 and bay 2 is finishing fabrication now and is nearly completed opening another 6 bays. I like it because the two sections are separated so it limits the sound and the smoke etc from the other side of the bay. The hvac system was pretty heavy duty and is being added to on monday from my understanding because they wanted it to be even more powerful. Bay 1 still needs paint but for now there was 5 yard increments on the walls out to the 27 yard full range. The target system is nice and is simply forward or back there is not set range amounts or a complicated system you just hold forward until it goes to where you want then stop.

I think the cost was pretty reasonable for memberships and a bit steep for day use. Single member is 250 for the year while family of 4 is 350 with just one key fob additional fobs are 25 bucks. I was a member of a range in colorado that had that as the member ship fee and then had dues each month as well so it really isn't that bad. The worker said they offer a military/vet/leo discount but I didn't ask how much. You can also pay by the day for 20 bucks which was my understanding they might have an hourly rate but I forgot to ask.

The range was pretty nice inside and the temp control had it very comfortable with good lighting. I was a bit let down that they do not allow you to draw from a holster as of now and I asked if it was something I could test off on or something which he said might be possible but I would have to talk to the resident trainers/owner so I will look into that. I don't believe there was any rate of fire limitations which is a good thing.

One thing I liked was they are open from pretty early in the morning until 11 at night. So if I get the urge to shoot at 9 at night I can head out and get a couple rounds off. I was debating heading over there because in my area we have the spring run complex which is close to me but is out doors as well as in spencer there is another range. The big thing is I have dealt with some bad eggs in my hundreds of range trips out there over the years. All it takes is the booze cruise guys who want to get smashed and shoot up a bunch of fruit to make it a bad time. I like that the indoor is temp control and rain won't stop me. I think it will be worth the money and am planning on getting a member ship in hopes that I start hitting my pistol skills a lot more.


Link Posted: 4/5/2015 11:38:32 PM EDT
McCunn Specialty Firearms has opened an indoor range and gun store just outside of Massena, Iowa. 25 yards, six lanes, all computer controlled with two lanes having custom programmable turning capabilities. The lighting is phenominal, and they are open fairly long hours on the weekends. They also have an in house part time gunsmith, and a classroom with regular Iowa Permit to Carry and NRA Pistol training.


McCunn Specialty Firearms
74980 Richland Rd,
Massena, IA 50853
712-779-GUNS
Contact Brice McCunn
http://www.mccunnguns.com
mccunnguns@gmail.com
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