On Friday, June 26, the Clark County Shooting Complex will reopen for public shooting at 7a.m. But due to staffing challenges, limited days and hours of operation will be in effect. To remedy that, staff are aggressively looking to fill part-time and volunteer positions. Anyone interested in a position should call the complex at (702) 455-2000 for more information.
The Rifle/Pistol and Shotgun Center buildings will be open and will follow recommended social distancing and sanitizing guidelines. Customer service counters will open at 6:30 a.m. to allow first-time visitors to sign waivers and watch the complex's safety video. The Roadkill Grill II will remain closed; however, visitors may still purchase beverages and snacks from vending machines and from the Rifle/Pistol Center. Rental equipment will be available.
All firing points at the Public Range, Education Center Ranges and Archery Range are spaced 10 feet apart and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. Skeet and sporting clay shooters will be responsible for maintaining social distancing spacing, all carts used for the course will be limited to two occupants for non-family members: one to drive and one in the back-passenger section. Customers will be expected to empty their own trash when returning the carts. Each cart will be thoroughly wiped with disinfectant after each use.
Ammo purchases will be limited to 100 rounds at the Rifle/Pistol Center and 250 rounds at the Shotgun Center. Extra signage has been installed to remind visitors of social distancing along with health and safety guidelines. In addition, all microphone handles, remote release systems, on/off switches, gun racks, tables and benches will be sanitized.
The current operating hours for the complex are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday for the Public Shotgun and Archery Ranges, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday for the Public Rifle/Pistol Center and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday for Registered User Groups at the Education Center Range.
"The Clark County Shooting Complex gives Clark County residents an opportunity to participate in the sport of shooting within a safe and controlled environment," said Parks and Recreation Director Dan Hernandez. "Our facility helps alleviate illegal desert shooting by giving individuals a low-cost alternative."
Due to the rise in handgun sales over the last two months, the Shooting Complex will continue to provide their "Learn to Shoot" handgun class starting Friday, July 3. Instructors will be available to teach a 45-minute, one-on-one class teaching the basics of firearms ownership and safe and responsible shooting. Classes will be starting at the top of the hour from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost for the class is $29 and includes one target, .22 or 9mm handgun, 50 rounds of .22 or 9mm ammunition, and eye and ear protection. Contact the Rifle/Pistol Center at (702) 455-2008 to make a reservation. Leave a voice message if necessary. Someone will return your call.
Details about the offerings at the Complex:
Archery - The Archery Center is equipped with two outdoor archery ranges. The first is a known- distance range with a large canopy providing adequate shade for archers and spectators. It hosts 80 shooting lanes with targets ranging from 20 feet to 100 yards. The second range is a 3D Animal Archery Course. A beautiful, all-natural desert landscaped 2.4-mile trail. The trail features shooting lanes with distances ranging from 15 yards to 60 yards. The 3D animal targets are as small as coyotes or javelina and as large as big horn sheep and full-size mule deer.
Sporting Clays - The 75-acre, 30-station sporting clays course features three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90. Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting that is designed to simulate the unpredictability of shooting live birds. It offers numerous target flight presentations with variations in speed, distance, elevation and target size.
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 Nevada Department of Wildlife 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 a shotgun range and two walking field courses for hunter education.
For additional information, call (702) 455-2000 or go to www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/shootingcomplex. And be sure to follow the complex on Facebook and Twitter! The facility's address is 11357 N. Decatur Blvd., about five miles north of the 215 Beltway.