Welcome to the FOP Range Inc.
The best sport shooting facility in B'ham!!!

 


 

FOP Range Inc Web Site

     Welcome to the new and improved range web site.  From here, you can learn more about the facility, its fees and amenities, shop for guns in the online gun store, check the calendar for upcoming events, learn more about self defense tactics and keep up with the ongoing impovements to the facility.

     The F.O.P. Range is the nicest family oriented shooting range around.  The F.O.P. Range is located just outside Birmingham, Alabama, in Pleasant Grove.  The Range facility has eight outdoor ranges, each with a covered shooter's area up-range to permit year-round use in all weather.  It is located about 15 minutes from the I-59/65 interchange, making it a short drive from anywhere in Birmingham. 

New!! Daily Range Specials!!!
    Public Range Specials

Monday Free Kids Day!  No range fee for kids under 21 with one paid adult.
Tuesday Cheap Ammo Day!  All ammo for sale at 20% off the Range's already low prices.
Wednesday Lady's Day!  Any and all of the female persuasion use the Public Range for free.
Thursday Senior Citizen Day!  All old farts 60 and older use the Public Range for only $5.00 each. 
Friday Civil Service Day!  Military, Police, and Firemen, active or retired, use the Public Range for 1/2 price.
Saturday Free Target Day!  One free target per person.
Sunday Free Gun Rental Day!  Buy a box of ammo from the range and get the gun to use to shoot it for free.

Range Member's Specials

Monday Free Guest Day!  No range fee for any guests you want to bring, no limit on numbers, bring 'em.
Tuesday Cheap Ammo Day!  All ammo for sale at 20% off the Range's already low prices.
Wednesday Lady's Day!  Guest fees waived for any and all guests of the female persuasion.
Thursday Senior Citizen Day!  Guest fees waived for old farts 60 and older.
Friday Civil Service Day!  Guest fees waived for Military, Police, and Firemen, active or retired.
Saturday Free Target Day!  One free target per person.
Sunday Free Gun Rental Day!  Buy a box of ammo from the range and get the gun to use to shoot it for free.

Open to the Public!!!
    Yes, we have a great place for you to safely enjoy your firearms with your friends and family.  The big range beside the office is a "Public" range that is open to the general public for a small daily fee ($20 adults and $10 kids).  It is staffed by friendly Range Officers who will ensure the range is safely run.  The rest of the facility (the other 7 ranges) is a members only use area.  The only requirements for range use or membership are that you legally possess the firearms you are shooting and you are safe while you are here.

Important Notice to Range Members... 
         Effective November 1, 2012, all current memberships will be renewable at the below rates.  Memberships have been standardised. We have never raised member's dues  before but now find it a necessity.  Everything in this world costs more.  We have a limited number of slots for members and therefore a limited amount of income we can derive from membership dues.  On order to sustain the facility, pay the lease, lights, labor and liability insurance, we must charge more from each existing membership.  We regret any problems this may cause existing members who joined years ago and enjoyed membership rates dating from 1996.  In the future, we will make annual small increases in each member's dues that will keep up with the rate on inflation, 3% to 5%, to be able to keep this facility afloat.  This facility is not alone in raising rates for members; other local shooting clubs in the area have already done so.  None are accepting new members now.  Each member here gets a renewal notice during the month they are due to renew.  The renewal notice will advise the member of the renewal rate for his membership.

Membership rates

   Effective October 1, 2012, the below rates for membership are in effect.   See the Membership Info page at the top of this page for more info. 

Single membership $175 year / $15 month
Family membership $225 year / $20 month
Limited membership $125 year / $11 month

Is this going to be your first trip to the Range?
     Check out the First Range Trip page for tips and instructions what to expect when you get here and how to get the most out of your day at the range.  Please take a few minutes to review the Public Range Safety Rules posted there. 

Gun Rentals Available!!
     About 1 out of 10 calls I get here asks me if we rent guns.  We have got several for you to choose from.  The rental fee is normally $10. For a limited time, gun rentals are free with purchase of ammo here at the range.  Yep, FREE.  Wanna shoot but ain't got a gun yet?  Come on out to the range anyway and use a one of ours.  We'll even clean it when you're done.  We have handguns from .22LR to 45ACP ready to go. 

Gun Transfer Service:
    The Range has a Class 1 FFL making us a licensed gun dealer.  Years ago we offered to handle transfers for members who bought guns online and needed a dealer to handle the transfer.  We now offer this service to everyone.  There is a reasonable fee; Only $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers.  This is the lowest rates in the Birmingham area.  Bid on and win any gun on Gunbroker or GunsAmerica.  Order from BudsGuns or anywhere else and have your gun shipped here.  We will send the seller a copy of our FFL.  Fill out the 4473 form when it gets here, pay the fee per gun and it is yours.  Even take it for a spin on the range to make sure it works right.  Call the range if you have questions.

Online Gun Store Open for Business!!!
     The F.O.P. Range Inc. has partnered with Davidson's Gallery of Guns to provide you with a powerful shopping tool and really good deals on the firearms you want.  Take a look at the Online Gun Store page for details.  All guns are priced at only 10% over dealer cost with 1000's to choose from.  This is a cool place to see what all guns should cost.  Guns are shipped to the range where we handle the transfer to you.   It is super easy to get the gun you want at the best price in town.

Class 3 allowed here...
The FOP Range Inc facility is one of the few ranges that allows class 3 full auto weapons to be fired on it.  We have a history of strong support for class 3 ownership and enjoyment.  In 1996 and 1997, the NFA Subgun Nationals were held here with more than 100 competitors from around the country and world participating. 

However, due to the letigious society we find ourselves in, we have had to place a few reasonable restrictions to class 3 use to ensure a long, safe future for the facililty.  See the Class 3 page for more info.

We survived the 4-27-11 tornado!!!

The tornado hit the edge of the range by the rifle range.  Over 100 trees were down.  Outbuildings and covered areas on the range were crushed by falling trees.  The office had its windows blown out and now has a few cracks in the walls but is still servicable. 

We reopened when the City of Pleasant Grove removed the checkpoints keeping non-residents out of the area.  We were without power for 5 days, without internet for 10 days and had no phone service for 15 days.  There is still weeks of work to be done to get the facility back to pre-storm condition but I am making progress every day.  See the tornado damage page for pics and more info...

We still get a few calls every day asking us if we are open.  I don't know who started the rumor that the tornado did us in but we are here.  The facility looks better than before the storm.  The damage gave us an opportunity (and stimulus) to do some much needed range improvements.  It is ready for use by members and the public.  Come on out and enjoy your guns family and friends here.