The Cresap Rifle Club maintains an outdoor range facility with covered handgun, rifle and black powder firing lanes. The facility is open to the public during the weekends. Volunteer NRA certified range safety officers are present at all times to ensure a safe and pleasant shooting experience. Spotting scopes, sandbags and improvised pistol rests are available for shooters to use if so desired. Ear protection, eye protection, drinks and snacks can be purchased at the clubhouse window for a minimal small fee. We do not sell ammunition so please make sure you bring what you will need for your visit! Men and women's bathrooms are provided via porta-johns. Make sure that you are familiar with the range safety rules before visiting us!
Handgun shooting is done from the standing position only. No rifles are allowed on the pistol line.
Rifle shooting is done from the sitting position only. Shotguns must be shot with slugs only. No rifles that are .50 caliber or larger will be allowed on the rifle lanes.
Black powder shooting is done from the standing position only.
During hunting season it can get very busy at the Cresap Rifle Club! During these times the range officers will run relays in order to give everyone a chance to shoot. Because most visitors simply want to sight in their rifle for hunting the wait is usually not very long. We ask for your patience during these times as it requires an even closer attention to safety and this will always supercede managing the relays. The range officers would appreciate the help of the visitors in brass clean up and target changes.
- Safety is taken seriously at Cresap! It is imperative that you read and understand the range rules before entering the range.
- You should understand the basic rules of safe firearms handling. If you make a mistake we will correct you firmly. Our range safety officers are required to maintain a safe facility and will place that before everything including pleasantries. Please do not be offended. We believe that safety is of the utmost importance and will not compromise that for any reason. With that said our volunteers are all very friendly and welcoming and as long as you follow the rules you will have a very enjoyable experience.
- When you approach the covered clubhouse we suggest that you place ear protection on before entering as it can be quite loud during a live fire session.
- If you do not have ear or eye protection it can be purchased just inside the covered range. You will also need to wear eye protection before you cross the yellow firing line.
- Please do not bring a holstered firearm into the range. Holstered firearms are strictly prohibited. This applies to everyone including off-duty law enforcement.
- We prefer that all firearms brought into the range be cased. If you do not have a case then MAKE SURE that your action is open, the firearm is unloaded and the muzzle is above your head and pointed UP. Do not walk into the range with the muzzle pointed in any other direction other than UP.
- You may NOT use cameras to take photographs and video.
- We do not allow handling of firearms during a cease fire. Since we do not know if your range bags, backpacks and other belongings have firearms in them you are best to wait outside before entering the covered range during a cease fire. If you are already inside the covered range when a cease fire is called please set your belongings down and place your firearms in the provided ready racks. Do not touch them until we call the firing line HOT again, this includes bags, purses or anything large enough that could contain a firearm.
- We do not sell ammunition at the range. Please make sure you bring adequate ammunition for your visit.
- The Cresap Rifle club typically performs target changes at the top of each hour. Once we have cleared the line after a cease fire is called our range officers will post new targets for everyone. Shooters who would like to post their own targets are welcome to do so as long as the targets are appropriate for the range. We will not allow any human silhouettes of any kind.
- During certain times of the year, usually hunting season, we may need to run relays so that everyone visiting the range will have an opportunity to shoot. It is best that you arrive when we first open up if you want to be sure of getting a bench.
- When uncasing or casing a firearm ALWAYS make sure that it remains pointed downrange at all times. Ensure that the action is open as well.
- If you are unsure of anything or have further questions before visiting then please feel free to contact us and one of our volunteers will answer your questions. See you at the range!
Our facility is open to the public on Sunday's only between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM with the exception of some holidays. If for some reason our facility will not be open on a Sunday then we will post this information on our home page. We are an outdoor facility so make sure you dress appropriately for the season.
- $5.00 per shooter, no time limitation
- $1.00 for every target that you shoot
- $1.00 for ear plugs
- $3.00 for eye protection
- $1.00 each for bottled water, coffee, soda or snacks
Gravel walkway used by visitors to access the range
Close up of a handgun bench
10 yard handgun targets
25 yard handgun line
Covered rifle benches
Front of rifle benches
View of both 50 and 100 yard rifle targets
In memory of Larry Wisner
View of covered handgun benches
10 and 25 yard handgun targets
25 yard targets at sight-in bench
Close up of rifle bench
50 yard rifle targets
50 and 100 yard rifle targets showing our baffles