25th Birthday Sale!
For our 25th year of survival as a range, we are holding a year long sale on new memberships, knocking off the $25 initiation / setup fee normally charged to start a new membership.  Our rates are already the lowest available to shooters in the area. 

 

Did you have a membership here at any time in the past but let it lapse?  The 25th Birthday Sale offers you a 25% discount on our membership rates and waives the setup fee.  Call the range when you are ready to come back and we will give you the discount coupon code and walk you through the super easy process.  205-744-2600

 

Monthly Memberships are now available!!

    We want and need more members.  Call us with questions, 205-744-2600.  Do your homework.  Check us out.  Compare us to everyone else.  Read our reviews from everywhere.  We are the least expensive, most helpful, friendly, coolest stuff to shoot, best laid out, well maintained place to enjoy your firearms with friends and family.  Remember... happiness is a warm gun.  Come see us and join.  Having a monthly pay option makes it easier financially to budget for a range membership.  They start at only $11 a month and the most expensive is only $25 per month.  All are recurring billing basis deals with your dues payment collected automatically on the first of each month.  

COVID-19 changes

I shot a video in which I explain what changes the range has made to its use policies, how they work, and why they are necessary.  The video is posted to the range's home page, here.

During the COVID19 pandemic, half our capacity has been made unavailable for use because of the regulations dictated to us by the State and County Health Departments.  We have had to create a range use fee policy for the facility.  The $10 range use fee is per hour instead of for the day.  At this time, it is applied to range use by both Tier 1 and Tier 2 members.  Tier 2 guys do get their first hour free but the $10 fee is applied to additional hours.  This helps the traffic move through the range, ensures your place to shoot when you need it, and the $10 is a small fee that goes a very long way in helping us make ends meet. See the COVID-19 Changes page for more info.

The moment the facility has 100% use of its capacity again, this per hour fee will sunset, hopefully to never be seen again.  It is not something we wanted to do but is a necessity to ensure range space is available to more members and we have enough operating capital to remain a viable business during this time.

With that said, we are here.  The range looks great.  Everything is ready for you to use.  And, you can join quickly and easily  get access to the whole facility.  Go to the Join Here page and get your membership.  Follow up checking out with a call to the range to schedule your range safety briefing.  We will call you back during an off peak time and conduct the Range Safety Orientation.  That's it.  Or, if the recurring thing isn't for you, call us at 205-744-2600 and complete purchase of your range membership over the phone.  FYI... monthly pay membership is only available as an automated recurring payment process.  

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Trial Membership
 

 This plan costs $25.  With this plan, the member has use of the Main Range for 7 days with a range use fee of only $10 for each day, 2 thru 7.  It is a way to get in to shoot for a week.  Its good for a week from the date you joined and the fees you paid are applied towards an annual membership should you upgrade during the 7 day membership period.  You can test the water before jumping in.

02

Single Annual Membership Tier 1

 
This plan costs $150 a year and has a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started.  With this plan, the member has use of the entire facility 7 days a week and a range use fee of only $10.  He may also bring as many guests as needed for $20 per guest.
 

Single Monthly Membership Tier 1


This plan is $15 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 1 memberships, there is a $10 per use range fee.

Single Annual Membership Tier 2

 
This plan costs $250 a year and has a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started.  With this plan, the member has use of the entire facility 7 days a week and no range use fees.  Come shoot all you want.  He may also bring guests as needed for $20 per guest.

Single Monthly Membership Tier 2


This plan is $22 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 2 members, there is a no per use range fee.

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Full Annual Membership Tier 1
 

This plan costs $200 a year and has a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started.  With this plan, the member has use of the entire facility 7 days a week and a range use fee of only $10 each time he uses the range.  He may bring his immediate family with him (spouse and kids up to 20).  And yes, your spouse may use the membership to the range without your help.  Both of you can come to the range any time you want and bring guests.  Each of you will need to complete a membership agreement and get a range safety orientation before using the facility.

Full Monthly Membership Tier 1

This plan is $20 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 1 memberships, there is a $10 per use range fee.

Full Annual Membership Tier 2


This plan costs $300 a year and has a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started.  With this plan, the member has use of the entire facility 7 days a week and no range use fees.  Come shoot all you want.  He may bring his immediate family with him (spouse and kids up to 20).  And yes, your spouse may use the membership to the range without your help.  Both of you can come to the range any time you want and bring guests.  Each of you will need to complete a membership agreement and get a range safety orientation before using the facility.
 

Full Monthly Membership Tier 2

This plan is $25 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 2 members, there is a no per use range fee.

04

Limited Annual Membership Tier 1
 

This plan costs only $100 a year with a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started and has a $10 range use fee.  With this plan, the member may use the range Monday through Thursday.  You may bring your immediate family with you (spouse and kids up to the age of 20).  And yes, your spouse may use the range without your help.  Both of you can come to the range any time you want and bring guests.  Each of you will need to complete a membership agreement and attend a range safety orientation before using the facility.  Use of the facility on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be restricted to the Main range and incur the daily $20 per person use fee.  This membership is intended to help retirees or those of us with screwed up off days save some money and get use of the range during the week when it is not as busy.

Limited Monthly Membership Tier 1

This plan is $11 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 1 memberships, there is a $10 per use range fee.

Limited Annual Membership Tier 2

This plan costs only $200 a year with a first year initiation fee of $25 to get it started and has a no range use fee for weekday range use.  With this plan, the member may use the range Monday through Thursday.  You may bring your immediate family with you (spouse and kids up to the age of 20).  And yes, your spouse may use the range without your help.  Both of you can come to the range any time you want and bring guests.  Each of you will need to complete a membership agreement and attend a range safety orientation before using the facility.  Use of the facility on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be restricted to the Main range and incur the daily $25 per person use fee.  This membership is intended to help retirees or those of us with screwed up off days save some money and get use of the range during the week when it is not as busy.

Limited Monthly Membership Tier 2

This plan is $18 per month with a $25 setup / processing fee.  The $25 fee is assessed when you check out and the first payment isn't due until the first day of the next month.  It is a recurring payment that comes out on the first day of each month while you are a member.  It runs for a minimum of 12 months before becoming a month to month basis which can be cancelled at any time.  Cancelling prior to the first 12 months elapsing shall incur an early termination fee equal to 50% of the remainder of the monthly payments remaining.  Like all Tier 2 members, there is a no per use range fee.

05

Civil Service
 

We have always had a discount for Police Officers.  Why not honor all civil servants with a discount.  If you are active or retired Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter or Active Military, you get the discount on joining the range.  All we need is some form of ID acknowledging you as such. The $25 first year initiation fee to get the membership started is waived. 

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Membership Requirements

The requirements for range use or membership are:

  • having a valid driver's license or ID,

  • having a pistol permit or be able to get a pistol permit (no crimes of violence or felonies in your criminal history that would prevent you from legally possessing a firearm)

  • be of age to purchase a pistol or pistol ammo (be at least 21 years old).  

  • Fill out a membership agreement, agreeing to abide by safety rules while on the range.

  • participate in a range safety orientation.  

FOP Range Inc. Guest Policy
 

Members may bring guests with them to the range.  The guest fee is $20 per guest.  Guests must execute a liability waiver before getting range access.  Guests must physically stay with the member while on the facility.  The member is responsible for ensuring the members of his party abide by the range safety rules.  The only limit on the number of guests allowed per visit is the space available on the range.  During this Covid pandemic, we have to maintain social distancing and to accomplish this end request that each person shooting use a separate shooting stall.   

 

Multi-Pass

The sale of multi-passes has been suspended due to the negative effects Covid-19 has had on finances at the facility.  We hope to resume its use at a future date.  

A Multi-Pass is (was) a guest pass that members may purchase for $50 that allows them to bring any one person every time they come to the range and take them to the member's ranges.  The member may bring anyone as their guest with the Multi-Pass.  They may use the pass to bring someone different each time the come.  Members may bring additional guests but their 5 person annual guest pass will be applied to the additional guests.  After its 5 guest limit is used up, the member may still bring additional guests but they will be restricted to the Day Range and have to pay the $20 per person daily range use fee.  A Multi-Pass will pay for itself quickly.   

We may revisit the multi-pass in the future and implement it when it makes sense to do so. (When Covid-19 is a bad memory). 

Membership Renewal Policy

Effective December 1, 2020, membership renewals are moved to a recurring automatic payment plan.  We are using a service provided by MoonClerk.  Over 8000 businesses use MoonClerk, mostly gyms, but it will serve us just fine.  

To renew the first time, go to the range's JOIN HERE page.  Select the membership type you want and go through the checkout process.  There are now 12 different levels of range access available.  Choose the one that best suits your needs.  Its an opportunity to upgrade or downgrade.  You have complete control over the process and can cancel at any time.  The payment is then processed the first of the next month, which will become your renewal date going forward.

MoonClerk will notify you a few days before the payment is processed, when it goes through, when you card is about to expire and affect your ability to do the renewal, and if the transaction was declined.  It reattempts the transaction 3 times over the next 2 weeks.  You will have an opportunity to update your card info at anytime via a link sent to you in an email by MoonClerk.  All communications are made by email.  

 

Accounts that remain unpaid for a period of time that extends into a second billing cycle will require you to basically rejoin and pay a $25 setup fee.  This setup fee is waived when you first setup the recurring plan for your membership by use of a coupon code sent to you in your renewal letter.  Once all range members are on this plan, there will be no need for any more renewal letters and postage.  Its going to save the range a couple thousand a year on postage and hopefully retain more members.  

COVID-19 changes

During the COVID19 pandemic, half our capacity has been made unavailable for use because of the regulations dictated to us by Gov. Ivey and the State and County Health Departments.  We have had to make a change in the range use fee policy for the facility.  The $10 fee is per hour of use of the range by the member instead of for the day.  The moment the facility has 100% capacity again, this per hour fee will sunset, hopefully to never be seen again.  It is not something we wanted to do but is a necessity to ensure range space is available to more members and we have enough operating capital to remain a viable business during this time.  As I update this, 12-12-2020, I can tell you that this fee is the one thing that has kept the range afloat.  300+ members using the range each month adds up and helps out tremendously.

Lessons learned from our COVID-19 experience...

We don't charge enough for our memberships.  Really.  The Tier One (old membership rate) rates above are the result of our Day Use range access program that lets non-annual members have use of the Main Range as each user paid $25 to have 7 days access as a Trial Member.  The income derived from this revenue stream offset what we needed from members in dues payments and let me reduce member's dues.  Shop it around.  Look at what you will pay for a single membership at any of the other gun ranges in the area.  We charge a third of what they get and our facility is superior in many ways.  The State and County orders to stay at home and businesses to employ social distancing controls have eliminated the possibility of filling the Main Range with Trial Members as it has in the past and with it, our means of survival with rates at the old levels.  Something has to change.  We have to charge more.  It is worth more than we are charging. 

How long will this last?  Looks to me like COVID-19 is going to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future.  Until a vaccine is produced to eliminate the threat of death to our elderly loved ones, nothing regarding social distancing will change.  It is here to stay.  Whether a cure is found or not is kind of irrelevant.  We are too cheap.  When filling the Main Range became impossible, we found ourselves in a very bad spot.  I applied for a PPP loan through my bank on the first day it was available and got it a month later.  It will help offset the losses we are now enjoying.  Changes had to be made.  I created a tiered membership system that is as fair as I can make it to all.  Rates have to go up.  This is how we get there.

Commercial use...

Commercial use of the facility for conducting training classes is possible here.  We have several individuals who offer training services who have satisfied the few requirements we have; active certification as an instructor, insurance covering your training activities naming the FOP Range Inc as an "also insured", and a business license with the State for the operation of your training business.