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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
 

 We hate this new normal with a Covid bug threat but big changes are coming...
See our COVID-19 page

We have ammo at the best prices in the area.  See our AMMO DEALS page here.

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 300 steel plates set up for you to ding on.  Our Centerfire Steel Plate Range is huge with twenty 7.5 foot wide shooting stations and 160+ targets at 10 to 25 yards.  Our Rimfire Steel Plate Range 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.

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.    We all look forward to the day when this COVID 19 thing is just a bad memory.  

Church Security Team Training Range Use
Our training range is available for use by Church Security Teams needing a place to train.  Corporate Membership Deals are available to make using the facility and providing your team members with a place to practice or bring their family and friends out for a day of shooting very cost effective.  See the Church Security Group and Corporate Membership page for more info.

We have AMMO!
We have plenty of ammo on hand with no limits on the quantity you can buy.  Ammo prices are coming down and availability is going up.  Things are turning the corner for the shooting sports and getting better every week.  Our ammo prices are hard to beat.  See our AMMO DEALS page here.   *** Look! price drop on 9mm this week.  As it costs us less, it costs you less.  All 9mm is now $19.99 a 50 round box, brass cased name brand. No junk steel case ammo here.  

Happy Birthday to us!!

26 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 our member's use.  We have been through really tough times, including our present situation but as a debt free business, are in a good position to weather bad stuff such as this pandemic.  Ammo is still costs more than it should.  Finding ammo to keep shooters here fed is a challenge. 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, ringing steel 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 running this range for the last two and a half decades has been a joy.   

We are serious about safety.

Every member of the facility gets a range safety orientation before getting access to the ranges.  A Range Officer takes a few minutes to explain the range safety rules, how to use the range, what not to do here, what will get your day ended early.  It makes this range a safe place for you to enjoy your firearms and for range staff to work.  Here are the First Trip to the Range,  Range Safety Rules and Range Safety Orientation info pages.  The do's and don'ts are broken down and briefly explained.

Ever heard of the Chicken Challenge???

Think you are a good shot?  Prove it!  The Chicken Challenge is a shooting challenge members can take on at any time using the steel ranges.  See the Chicken Challenge page here for info on how to play the game... Check details out here...  Chicken Challenge page.

Got a new gun?
Then you are going to need a good place to try it out, see how it shoots, make sure it works, and just get them warm and grow a smile.  Recreationally shooting the guns you have is a ton of fun.  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.  Get intimately familiar with it.  This is where we come in....  

Trial Membership gets you on our Main Range to make sure everything works, get that rifle and scope dialed in, poke some holes in paper or clank on some steel and grow a smile.  See Trial Membership info for details.  The Trial Membership is a week of Main Range access at only $10 a day.   If you decide you could use the whole facility, to include the Steel Plate Range, the 22 Steel Plate Range, Paper Pistol Ranges, or the Member's Rifle Range, membership is inexpensive and there are a dozen different plans to choose from.

 

Monthly Payment Memberships Now Available!!

Years ago, we tried membership plans with monthly billing but it was really tough to administer.  We sat in front of the credit card terminal for hours punching in the numbers then spent days pursuing those who did not have $11 in their account at the time it was due for payment.  Now, the process has been automated and we are going to make another go at it. The pandemic has affected most of our budgets and coming up with the whole amount for an annual membership payment has become cost prohibitive for many.  Our monthly membership payment system is the answer.  Remember, we are the blue collar / affordable range in town.

Monthly memberships start at only $11 a month and the most expensive is only $25 a month.  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 - $15 dues + $10 per day range use fee (runs for 7 days, a week)
 

Annual Membership Deals...

See the Membership page here for pricing and details.

Shop Us...

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 with 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 that allows you to bring guests?  How about running water and a place to wash up before driving home?

 

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 mandatory participation in competition events?  Is there a probationary period? 

 

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 300 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 - 7:00 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.

 

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 - Range Master
Jon Grigsby - Range Master

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Lee Knobloch - General Manager
Lee Knobloch - General Manager

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Barry Williams - Range Officer
Barry Williams - Range Officer

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Jon Grigsby - Range Master
Jon Grigsby - Range Master

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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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