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Clark County Shooting Complex Fact Sheet
Clark County Shooting Complex Facilities:
- Archery Center - The Archery Center houses a known-distance archery range, covered firing points, classroom area, restrooms, and night lights
- Shotgun Center - This feature contains 24 combination Trap and Skeet fields, a 5,443 square foot shotgun center with a reception area, a pro shop, shotgun storage lockers and a cafeteria. It also features 80 full-service RV sites, a clay target storage building, lit ranges and shade ramadas.
- Rifle-Pistol Center - The Public-Rifle-Pistol Center offers 30 shooting points up to 50 yards; 15 shooting points up to 200 yards; 15 points up to 100 yards, night lights, shade ramadas, concrete shooting tables, covered shooting areas, a 3,000 square foot building with a convenience store, a reception area, a 30 seat classroom, restrooms and a pro shop.
- Education Center -This 4,400 square foot building contains three 30-seat classrooms expandable up to one 90-seat classroom, two offices for NDOW use, and restrooms. It also features night lighting, a 100-meter archery range with 10 positions, a 100-yard range with 10 positions, and a 50-yard range with 20 positions. It includes shotgun range and two walking field courses.
- Maintenance Area - A secured compound with a 1500 square foot storage area.
- Host Site - The Host Site consists of a 30-site, full service area for the Host Program.
History of the Clark County Shooting Complex
- The shooting complex is a culmination of community and citizen advisory, state, local and national government efforts.
- The concept of a public shooting facility for the citizens of Las Vegas and surrounding areas was first created in the early 1980s.
- In the late 1990s, the death of an off-duty police officer that was accidentally shot by a target shooter drew attention to the growing problem unregulated desert shooting.
Addressing Public Safety and Environmental Responsibility
- More than 45 percent of Clark County residents own a firearm and until now, Las Vegas was one of the a few Metropolitan areas without an a public shooting range.
- Public safety is the number one priority of Clark County. Each building and shooting range was designed with the intention to be operated as a safe shooting areas for public recreational shooting.
- The shooting complex will provide firearm education and training programs for anyone interested, including specific programs for junior shooters and women shooters. § Clark County is one of 100 shooting ranges in the nation to receive EPA recognition for its Environmental Stewardship Program.
- Prior to the construction, the county initiated botanical, wildlife and paleontological studies and implemented a lead mitigation plan to address potential concerns.
Clark County Shooting Complex Press Timeline
- 2000: The City of Las Vegas appoints a citizen action team to begin planning and developing the range site.
- 2000: The Clark County Board of County Commissioners directs County officials to review the development of a shooting range based on public input.
- 2001: The Nevada Legislature passes a resolution requesting a public shooting range at the current site on North Decatur Blvd.
- 2001: The City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, and the Nevada Legislature all pass resolutions in support of a public shooting range at the chosen site.
- 2001: Various environmental studies of the site are completed. No endangered species are found and the site is cleared for acquisition as a public shooting range.
- 2002: The Clark County Board of County Commission appoints the 30-member Shooting Park Advisory Committee.
- 2002-Present: Public meetings are held monthly to plan, design, operate and manage the site. Any action regarding planning, grant proposals, grant acceptance and other agreements are all approved in noticed public hearings in front of Clark County Board of County Commissioners.
- 2003: 2,900 acres of land is formally transferred from federal government to Clark County for exclusive purpose to develop a shooting range.
- 2005: The land acquired for CCSC is formally rezoned from “Rural” to “Public Facility” after public hearings are held.
- 2007-Present: Construction of the site. Begins with the waterline, extension of Decatur Blvd roadway, and the Public Module from the CCSC Mater Plan
- 2009 – The Clark County Shooting Complex opens for public shooting on December 19, 2009