Find a Shooting Range

We at Ace Sporting Goods get asked the question all the time “Where are there shooting ranges?”  Let’s see if we can help.

 

There are Pennsylvania Game Commission ranges that require either an annual $30 range use permit or a current general hunting or furtaker license.  http://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/StateGameLands/StateGameLandsRanges/Pages/default.aspx

 

In the Washington PA area here are the directions: Rt 70 take the Claysville Exit and turn right onto Rt 40 East. Approximately 6 3 /4 mile turn Right onto Rt 231S. Go 3 miles to Ranch Road. Large wooden sign for SGL Range turn Right down dirt road one mile to range on left, parking lot on right.

 

In the Pittsburgh PA area here are the directions: From I 79 take Wexford Exit. Go East on Rt 910 get into left lane, pass Boron Gas Station 500 ft turn Left onto Mingo Road. Go .8 miles on Mingo Road and turn Left onto State Game Land Road. Game lands ahead 1 mile on both sides, Range driveway is on the right. Large wooden sign at range entrance. From Rt 8 in Gibsonia, take Rt 910 West for 8.6 miles to Mingo Road. Turn Right onto Mingo Road. Go .8 miles on Mingo Road and turn Left onto State Game Land Road. Game lands ahead 1 mile on both sides, Range driveway is on the right. Large wooden sign at range entrance.

 

For local clubs around Washington or Pittsburgh area click on this link and enter your zip code.  http://www.wheretoshoot.org/Find_Range/index.asp

 

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9 Responses to Find a Shooting Range

  1. glenn bell says:

    great info : I’ll have fun checking the 6 local sights out.

  2. Larry says:

    I love your store. Whenever I’m visiting family in Pittsburgh I shoot down to Washington to see what’s new. You have the largest selection of firearms I’ve ever seen. Your prices are very fair too. I wish you would open a store where I now live.

  3. Skip says:

    Love your store but I got pretty lost trying to follow your directions to SGL 245. There is no Exit 2 on what I’m guessing is I-70 as there is also no Rt 70. Rt 40 is easy enough to find, but it runs right alongside I-70 at exits 1 and 6, crosses it at exit 15 and crosses it again at exit 33 south of where 70 and 79 split. (I followed it from exit 15 in Washington clear out to Beallsville…) The state gamelands map for SGL 245 is a topological map that doesn’t help as the only marked highway on that map is SR231.
    Although I did not find it today, I figured it out once I got home. It looks like the I-70 exit to take is PA Exit 6, which is Claysville. Coming from the east, turn right at the exit (that’s North on Old National Pike) and right again in a fifty yards or so, which is 40. 3/4 of a mile on the right, you will find SR 231, which is E Findlay Road. 3.1 miles down E. Findlay Rd, you will turn right on Ranch Road. From the gamelands map the range looks to be about 1.4 miles down Ranch road.
    To the guys at Ace, I appreciate your providing directions even though I was unable to follow them. My intention here is only to avoid having others burn a tank of gas looking for the range. To Ace’s credit, the folks working in the firearms departments at Dicks, Gander Mountain end even Cabalas had no clue where the range was. I know because I stopped in and asked at each of these places. They could not beat your prices, either!

    • admin says:

      Sorry about that Skip. The directions are directly off the Pennsylvania State Game Land’s web page. I copied and pasted them, I assumed they would be right. I will see if we can rewrite them. Does anyone know better directions?

      Ace Sporting Goods
      462 Washington Road
      Washington PA 15301
      1-800-660-5470

  4. close to Belle Vernon, Pa 15012 within 30 miles
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  5. Chuck says:

    A&S indoor range in Youngwood, Pa. About 20-25 miles east. I live in Donora, and go almost every weekend. They have a website if you need directions

  6. Mark says:

    Just so everyone is clear that the SGL245 range in Claysville, PA is rifle only. There are no pistols allowed. With that said the only SG pistol range is Wexford.
    Too bad there aren’t ranges closer to the Washington, PA area that aren’t private or clubs I know a lot of folks who would use them.

  7. Tredd Barton says:

    http://www.washingtoncountyguns.com/range

    We are now accepting membership applications for 2016 year. Fill out the below form and return it with your check to:

    Washington County Tactical Range Membership Application.pdf

    Membership prices are $195 per year (LEO’s and Vet’s receive a 10% discount). If you join in July-2016, your membership is good until July-2017. Spouse’s receive a 50% discount on memberships and children between 16 and 17 are $25 per. No one under 16 is allowed on property. We are limiting the number of members for 2016 to 150 for our first year. Members in good standing will always be able to renew each year before new members are allowed to join. Once we receive your payment, we will mail you back a membership packet. There are no required meetings and no required volunteer time at our range.
    10 benefits of becoming a Washington County Tactical Range member:
    1: Access to range 365 days a year from 10am to sunset
    2: $10 FFL transfers
    3: 10% off machine gun rentals
    4: One free machine gun rental per year with your ammo
    5: Free use of Breach Door, 9-hold obstacles, ETargets, and free bowling pins to shoot
    6: Rent 50-yard range for family events $100 per 4-hours, includes grill and picnic tables
    7: Members can bring a non-member once a month to range at no cost
    8: No required meetings or work details
    9: Automatic member of Washington County Archery Range
    10: No limitation on rate of fire or number of rounds in magazines
    We have designed this range for shooters that want to use their AR’s and handguns as they were meant to be shot in real-world applications with no limit on number of rounds in magazine or rate of fire, from rapid-fire AR shooting to quick-draw pistol shooting to rifle & pistol transition drills (move and shoot) using paper targets or bowling pins or even electronic targets capable of timing your shooting down to 3-decimals places of a second. We will provide touch-screen laptops to control the devices or you can simply use your smart phone. It’s a rather remarkable system and is very easy to setup and change scenarios (how many shots does it take to knock down the target, where on the target is it required to hit before target drops, how many targets will pop-up at a time, etc). The 7-Target electronic pop-up system we purchased from http://www.AutoTargets.com have arrived.

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