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We are an essential services business and open to our members and LE agencies.

 

The range is accepting new members.  Joining is easy and is done

right here on this web site's Join Here page.  That is followed up with a phone call with one of our Range Officers who will give you a Range Safety Orientation over the phone.

 

Trial Membership is now available giving you affordable use of the range for 7 days.  See our Membership page
 

The range is doing our part in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

Strong changes in how we operate are now in place to keep you and our staff safe.  See our COVID-19 page.

See the Open Letter to Range Members

Welcome!

 

 The F.O.P. Range is the coolest family oriented shooting range around.  The F.O.P. Range is located just outside Birmingham, Alabama, in Pleasant Grove.  The Range facility has seven 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 the Birmingham area. 

We have over 250 steel plates set up for you to ding on.  Our Centerfire Steel Plate Range is huge with 20 7.5 foot wide shooting stations and 125+ targets at 10 to 25 yards.  Our Rimfire Steel Plate Range also has 175+ steel plates designed for use with 22LR ammo.  Its the best place on the planet to take a kid shooting. (I'm still a kid...)  No other range does this for its members.  Just more reasons to become a member of the best place to shoot.

We have a limited supply of ammo.  We have made our ammo available to our members for their use on the range.  There is a limit of one box per range trip to make it go as far as possible.  

The range is accepting new members.  It is absolutely the best deal going on having a great place to enjoy your firearms with friends and family. See the range membership info page for details.

The range is as safe a place as we can make it.  All transactions are zero contact.  We don't take cash so plan accordingly.  Each shooting area is regularly disinfected.  Staff will wear PPE when helping you while you are here.  Every other shooting position is closed off to make the required room between shooters.  Please bear with us as we are doing our best to accommodate the demand for use of our facility.  We all look forward to the day when this COVID 19 thing is just a bad memory.   

Happy Birthday to us!!

25 years ago, I created the FOP Range Inc and opened the facility to civilians to use.  What started out as a fun hobby in the 80's as a competitive shooter snowballed into what is the coolest place to shoot in the area.  No other commercial range has the amenities I have put together and maintain for my member's use.  We have been through really tough times, including out present situation but as a debt free business, are in a good position to weather bad stuff such as this pandemic.  One of the trickle down effects of the covid has been a disruption in the supply line for ammunition that has driven the price of shooting up.  Another is the potential for social unrest that has moved over 7 million new gun owners who want to be able to protect themselves and their families from potential harm who also need ammo.  Add to that the results of the election and its potential for anti 2nd amendment legislation which drives gun sales and the ammo needed for the new guns. 

 

And then over half our membership base bailed on us.  Over 600 members were unable to spend money and ammo on what is an entertainment and chose to hold off on renewing their access to the facility. Few want to use the ammo they have squirrelled back for target shooting when riots are happening around the country.    Yep. Its been a lousy time to run a commercial range...  

But, we have a lot to celebrate.  We live in the greatest country on earth.  We are able to have business that provides what is essentially a playground for adults with guns.  We provide smiles, warm guns, and holey targets.  Good times are dispensed here.  We are able to keep it running with very little coming in.  We are the blue collar range.  We are the affordable range.  Time flies when you are having fun and for the most part, running this range for the last two and a half decades has been a joy.  

25th Birthday Sale.  Its here.  If you were ever a member of the FOP Range at any time during the last 25 years and your name is one of the 8000 or so in our database, you are can come back at the best rates we have ever offered.  No initiation fee, setup fee, or late fee...  and, 25% off any of the 12 membership plans.  Its Black Friday pricing available only to our members.  Call the range at 205-744-2600 and we will walk you through getting back in.  Are you a current member?  You get the deal too.  Your 2021 dues are discounted 25%.  Details will be included in your renewal letter when you become due to re-up.  Not a member?  We are waiving the $25 setup fee normally charged new members as part of joining.  The rates here are already the most affordable in the area.  Returning membership starts at only $8.75 a month or $75 a year for a Limited Membership.  The most expensive membership is $18.75 a month or $225 a year for a Tier 2 Full Membership.   Google "places to shoot near me" and see what pops up.  Compare them to the FOP Range.  Then make an informed decision on where to join.  We will be glad to have you.  

Sheepdog Deal...

With the closing of a really good range, Sheepdog Firearms, shooters in the area now have fewer choices which is a bad thing.  Anyone remember Bullseye in Vestavia or Excalibur in Homewood?  There was nothing wrong with either of those ranges but they didn't make it.  Things are a lot tougher now and range businesses are dying due to the complications of Covid rules and ammunition availability / stupid prices.  We are going to make it because we run a debt free lean, mean, and clean operation, treat our members well, and are the affordable range in the area.  We are going to be here as long as Americans can own guns.  

Existing Sheepdog members who just lost their range can now use the remainder of their membership at the FOP Range.  All it takes to take advantage of this offer is to call the range at 205-744-2600 and we will walk you through setting up your no cost membership transfer.  We will honor your active membership to Sheepdog for its remainder and set you up with a renewal date a year from the date you joined Sheepdog at our 25th Anniversary 25% off sale rates.  See our membership page and decide which of the 12 membership plans best fits your needs.  Call the range.  Sign up.  Get the range safety orientation and make use of a really good place to enjoy your guns with family and friends. 

Did Santa bring you some LOUD toys?

Then you are going to need a good place to try them out, see how they shoot, make sure they work, and just get them warm and grow a smile.  This is why someone got them for you, for you to enjoy.  No gun deserves to spend its life sitting on a shelf, or just hanging on a wall.  Never just load it up and trust that its going to work right.  Verify reliability before relying on it for protection.  Make sure it will run with the ammo you want to use.  This is where we come in....  

Trial Membership gets you on our Main Range to make sure everything works, get that scope dialed in, grow a smile.  See Trial Membership info for details.  The $25 Trial Membership fee is applied towards an annual membership should you want to make use of the whole facility, the Steel Plate Range, the 22 Steel Plate Range, Paper Ranges, or Member's Rifle Range if you convert during the period its active.  Membership is inexpensive and there are a dozen different plans to choose from.

 

Monthly Memberships Now Available!!

Years ago, we tried monthly membership but it was really tough to administer.  We sat in front of the credit card terminal for hours punching in the numbers.  Now, the process has been automated and we are going to make another go at it.   With the way things are headed in this country, its a good idea to be prepared for anything and polishing up your shooting skills should be on your list.  The pandemic has affected most of our pocketbooks and coming up with the whole amount for a membership has become cost prohibitive for many.  Our monthly membership payment system is the answer.  

Monthly memberships start at only $11 a month and the most expensive is only $25.  Joining is now done through our web site using the Join Here page.  Follow up your checking out with a call to the range to schedule your Range Safety Orientation with a Range Officer, conducted over the phone at a non-peak time, and takes just a few minutes for him to go over the do's and don'ts, how it all works, and answers all your questions.  Its super easy and can have you in and shooting quickly.  

Trial Memberships Now Available!

Trial Memberships are now available.  See the Trial Membership Info page...

*Trial Membership - $25  (to see if it's for you)

*Single Membership - $150

*Family Membership - $200.

*Limited Family Membership - (Mon to Thur access) $100.

 

Call the range, 9 am to 5 pm, @ 205-744-2600 or poke around our web site for info about the facility.

 

Due your due diligence and research what is available in the area. Take look at what it costs to join but also look to see if you can join as many are not taking new members. Look at the amenities. What do they provide or offer? Some places don't even have target stands for your use.  Is the range staffed, have someone there to help or ensure safety rules are followed by all so you will have a safer time while there?  Do they have a guest policy with free guest passes?

 

Do they require range work days and fine you if you fail to participate?  Do they require you to serve as a range officer, responsible for safety of others around you (and possibly exposing you to vicarious liability should there be an injury on your watch)? Is there a membership committee to decide if you are worthy to be a member?  Do they require participation in competition events?  Is there a probationary period?  Can you anticipate the dues rate going up or has it been stable in the past? 

 

Do they have unique features such as a dedicated centerfire pistol steel plate range or a dedicated 22 rimfire steel plate range away from the loud guns suitable to take kids to? (We've got over 250 plates ready for your fun here.) Are all the shooting positions covered so you can shoot in all weather? Is it accessible so you don't need a 4WD to get to it? How do they treat their customers and members? Look at their Google, Facebook and Yelp reviews.  Will the range be closed during the hunting season or during times when maintenance is being done to gas wells around them without notice? All this matters in selecting a place to support with your membership dollars. Google "places to shoot near me". See what pops up. Then come see us. You won't be disappointed.

Opening Hours:
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

​SUNDAY: NOON TO 5:00 PM

CLOSED ONLY EASTER SUNDAY, THANKSGIVING DAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY​

205-744-2600​

91 1st Street

Pleasant Grove AL 35127

We are a short drive from anywhere in the Birmingham area.  It takes less than 15 minutes from the 59/65 interchange to make it here. 

For directions on how to get here, click here...

About Us

 

The FOP Range Inc is staffed 100% of the time we are open by staff that are happy to help you with anything you need while here.  

 

The range has an FFL and can help you with any online gun purchase or shipping and receiving of a firearm.  Our FFL service fee is only $20 each with a maximum fee of $50 for 3 or more.

 

Our Online Gun Store is a great place to shop for and order your next gun.  

Training is available by appointment at very competitive prices.  Call for more info.

The training range is available for free to any Law Enforcement agency needing a place to train or qualify its officers.  Civilian range use makes this possible.

Our goal here is to provide you with a safe, well maintained place to enjoy your firearms with your friends and family.  

Jon Grigsby
Jon Grigsby

Lee Knobloch - General Manager
Lee Knobloch - General Manager

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Barry Williams pic

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Jon Grigsby

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Range Staff

  • Jon Grigsby - Range Master

  • Lee Knobloch - General Manager

  • David Torbert - Range Officer

  • Barry Williams - Range Officer

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