Due to circumstances beyond our control the POF Range will be closed until further notice. We are greatly sorry for this inconvenience.


  • Register firearms at the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC), Bldg 648 Washington Blvd. The required registration forms are AF Form 1314 Firearms Registration, this form can be downloaded at http://www.epublishing.af.mil and DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, this form can be downloaded at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/dd/ddforms2500-2999.htm or you can pick these forms up at the BDOC.

  • Attend a Range Safety class and receive the AF IMT 483, Certificate of Competency. Class dates and times will be posted on http://jbleforcesupport.com

  • Purchase a Range Safety permit from the Outdoor Recreation, 828 Kells Drive, Fort Eustis

  • Sign Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement.

FEES: The annual Range Permit is $50.00 and expires one year from date of issue.

AUTHORIZED USERS: All Active Duty Military, Guard and Reserve, dependents, retirees, veterans with base access, and DoD civilians and contractors with un-escorted access to the installation.


Range 3 will be used for all authorized firearms

  • Pistol; 9mm, 38 special, .22, .25. .32., .357, .38, .40, .44 and .45 soft point, hollow point and ball ammunition only for all caliber of firearms

  • Muzzle Loader; 45. 50, 54, and 58 caliber-black powder only, ball and sabot rounds with 150 grain powder limit for all caliber weapons.

  • Shotgun – 12, 14, 16. 20, 24. 28, 32 and 410 gauge only – bird, buck shot and slug ammunition only for all gauges.

  • Rifle firers – are permitted to fire .22 and .223 (5.56mm) caliber only. Long, rim fire, standard velocity and match ammunition allowed for .22 caliber. Ball ammunition only, for .223 (5.56mm)

RESTRICTIONS: Alcohol and drugs are prohibited at all times. Any person determined to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are not permitted range access.

  • Wildcat (experimental) handgun and rifle calibers and ammunition are not authorized.

  • Reloaded ammunition is prohibited.

  • Tracer ammunition is prohibited.

  • Privately owned machine guns, weapons that fire from a tripod, or that can only be fired from a stabilized mounting platform are prohibited.

  • Fully automatic firing of any type of weapon is prohibited.

  • Only authorized paper targets will be used. Cans, bottles and other objects will not be used as targets.

  • Harassing or firing at wildlife is prohibited.

2-Man Rule

Before anyone may fire on the weapons range they must have someone performing as a  safety person on the firing line.

Range Guest Policy 

Authorized patrons are allowed to bring two guests at a time to the range.  A guest is defined as a person that is not eligible to become a patron, i.e., an unaffiliated civilian.  A spouse of an authorized patron and children age 17 and younger are also considered guests.  Authorized patrons cannot bring other personnel that are eligible to become patrons as guests.  Guest are required to be cleared by SFS at 2 Washington Boulevard (Main Gate Inspection Tent) prior to firing.  If the guest chooses to fire their own POF's, the weapon(s) must be registered through SFS prior to firing.  Guests are not required to complete a Range Safety class or purchase a Range Safety Card.   However, in the event a spouse chooses to fire absent of their sponsor, that spouse must attend the RSO class and obtain a Range Safety Card.

In addition, all guests are required to sign  a Liability Statement, Waiver and a Hold Harmless Agreement, and the Safety Rules which will be available at the range prior to firing.

RANGE SAFETY RULES: Safety is everyone’s responsibility and vital while on the range. All patrons authorized to use the range will ensure that all rules are followed. All patrons authorized to use the range must read and sign the range safety rules.

  • Firearms must be unloaded with the breech or action open when on the range and not firing, or while persons are down range.

  • Weapons will remain cased at all times when not on the firing line.

  • Do not handle firearms while people are down range.

  • No Profane of abusive language.

  • Shoes and shirt must be worn at all times.

  • Shoot at approved paper targets only.

  • Shooters needing to go down range will notify the RSO so the RSO can cease firing on the range. Once the RSO acknowledges the range is clear firers may then go down range.

  • Do not go down range unless agreed upon by members of the firing line and the RSO has verified that weapons are safe and cleared. This will be evident when all weapons have been cleared and placed on the ground.

  • Once all shooters have returned to the firing line, the RSO ensures that range is clear and lifts the cease fire by calling “range is clear”.

  • Shoot only from the firing line, and respect the rights of others. Collect personal brass and clean around your area after finishing your shooting session.

  • Firearms must be pointed down range at all times and or in safe direction.

  • Do not point any firearm at any person whether the weapon is loaded or unloaded.

  • Know how your firearms operates.

  • Ensure your firearm and ammunition is compatible.

  • All minors 17 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. While the minor is firing or handling a firearms, the parent or guardian must remain within the immediate area and are not permitted to fire or handle another firearm.

  • Authorized person must bring their own paper targets. The following targets are not authorized for use on the range; plastic bottles, aluminum cans, metal targets and glass targets.

  • All patrons that use the range are responsible for the safe operation of the range and will ensure the following;

  • No firing is conducted when visibility requirements for Controlled firing Area cannot be met.

  • Downrange weapon effects are observed to ensure projectiles land within the prescribed range limits.

  • The proper targets are set up and down range.

  • No personnel or wildlife are down range.

  • Announce periodic check fires to permit patrons the opportunity to check targets.

  • All weapons are properly cleared prior to permitting patrons down range.

  • No weapons are being handled while patrons are down range.

  • No smoking on the firing line.

  • No running or horseplay on or around the firing line.

  • Adequate hearing and eye protection are being used at all times.

  • Any patron observing an unsafe act must call for a cease fire.

  • The range must be cleaned prior to leaving. Before leaving the range, all shooters must pick up their spent casings and remove targets from the target stands. For safety reasons there are no trash cans on the ranges; you must take your trash with you.