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The Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex is open with limited access to rifle and handgun ranges by appointment only. Find information about how to make a reservation.

Also, please review the information below to plan your visit to this FWC-managed range.

300-Yard and 200-Yard Rifle Range

  • Daily Fee $30
  • Hourly Fee $15

NOTICE:  Daily fee includes unlimited access to all rifle and pistol ranges.  One-hour rotations required when customers are waiting to shoot.  Hourly fee is restricted to either the 300- or 200-yard rifle range.

  • 300-Yard Rifle Range – six firing positions
  • 200-Yard Rifle Range – 20 firing positions. Shooters can choose targets at either 100- or 200-yards.
  • Both ranges feature electronically scored Kongsberg Target Systems.

NOTICE:  These ranges are designed for experienced shooters. Users must qualify before they can shoot on the 300- and 200-yard rifle ranges by meeting one of the two following options: 1) Present an NRA rifle classification card (Marksman through High Master), or 2) fire five shots at 100-yards on the 100-yard rifle range keeping all five shots inside of the scoring rings on standard NRA targets. Once users qualify, they will not be required to requalify every time they visit the range, although exceptions may apply. After qualifying, if shooters hit the target frame or overhead baffling, they will receive a warning. Hitting a frame or baffle twice disqualifies the shooter from the range for the remainder of that day and requires a qualification renewal on the next visit.

  • These ranges are designed for shooters to hone their marksmanship skills
  • Many shooters participate in benchrest shooting, where precision rifles are shot at targets with the goal of accurate shooting that produces tight groups.

Rifle

  • Electronic targets are designed to accommodate centerfire rifles only chambered in all calibers up to and including .338 Lapua magnum. 

Ammo

  • Shooters should bring ammunition.
  • A limited supply of common-caliber rifle ammunition (.223, .308 and 30-06) is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • Basic rifle rests are provided; shooters can bring their own or purchase deluxe models in the Clay Target Center.
  • Electronic targets eliminate the need for spotting scopes.
  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

100-Yard Rifle Range

  • Daily Fee $15

NOTICE:  Daily fee includes access to the 100-yard rifle range and all handgun ranges.  One-hour rotations required when customers are waiting to shoot.

  • The 100-yard rifle range 20 firing positions. Shooters can choose targets at either 50 or 100 yards.
  • This range is designed for shooters to sight-in their rifles and hone their marksmanship skills.

Rifle

  • Muzzleloading, rimfire and centerfire rifles only – chambered in all calibers up to and including .338 Lapua magnum – are allowed on the 100-yard rifle range. 

Ammunition

  • Shooters should bring ammunition
  • A limited supply of common-caliber rifle ammunition (.223, .308 and 30-06) is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • You can bring your own self-adhesive targets or purchase these from a wide assortment available for sale in the Clay Target Center. Shooters bringing non-adhesive targets should also bring tape to affix targets to the target backer. Staples and thumb tacks are not allowed. Targets with human features, including zombie targets, are not permitted. Targets are subject to range master approval and must be removed if they deemed not family friendly.
  • Basic rifle rests are provided; shooters can bring their own or purchase deluxe models in the Clay Target Center.
  • Spotting scopes are beneficial. Shooters can bring a spotting scope or purchase one in the Clay Target Center.

NOTICE:  If shooters hit the target frame or overhead baffling while shooting on the 100-yard rifle range, they will receive a warning. Hitting a frame or baffle twice disqualifies the shooter from the range for the remainder of that day and requires they successfully complete a basic marksmanship training class before accessing the rifle and handgun ranges.

 

  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

25/50-Meter Handgun Range

  • Daily Fee $15

NOTICE: Daily fee includes access to all handgun ranges and the 100-yard rifle range. One-hour rotations required when customers are waiting to shoot.

  • 25/50-Meter Handgun Range 42 firing positions. Shooters can choose to place targets at either 25 or 50 meters.
  • This range is designed to accommodate International Shooing Sports Federation and USA Shooting disciplines and for shooters to practice their marksmanship skills.

Handgun

  • All handgun calibers are allowed. Handguns shooting rifle calibers are restricted to positions 41 and 42.

Ammunition

  • Shooters should bring ammunition
  • A limited supply of common-caliber handgun ammunition is also available for sale in the Clay Target Center.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center
  • You can bring your own self-adhesive targets, or purchase these from a wide assortment available for sale in the Clay Target Center. Shooters bringing non-adhesive targets should also bring tape to affix targets to the target backer.  Staples and thumb tacks are not allowed. Targets with human features, including zombie targets, are not permitted. Training silhouettes are allowed. Targets are subject to range master approval and must be removed if they deemed not family friendly.

NOTICE:  If shooters hit the target frame or overhead baffling while shooting on the 25/50-meter handgun range, they will receive a warning. Hitting a frame or baffle twice disqualifies the shooter from the rifle and handgun ranges for the remainder of that day and requires they successfully complete a basic marksmanship training class before accessing the rifle and handgun ranges.

  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

10-Meter Handgun Range

  • Daily Fee $15

NOTICE: Daily fee includes access to all handgun ranges and the 100-yard rifle range. One-hour rotations required when customers are waiting to shoot.

  • 10-Meter Handgun Range 30 firing positions. Shooters can choose to place targets at either 10 meters or 50 feet.
  • This range is designed to accommodate International Shooing Sports Federation and USA Shooting disciplines and for shooters to practice their marksmanship skills.

Handgun 

  • All handgun calibers are allowed. 

Ammunition

  • Shooters should bring ammunition
  • A limited supply of common-caliber handgun ammunition is also available for sale in the Clay Target Center.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center
  • You can bring your own self-adhesive targets, or purchase these from a wide assortment available for sale in the Clay Target Center. Shooters bringing non-adhesive targets should also bring tape to affix targets to the target backer. Staples and thumb tacks are not allowed. Targets with human features, including zombie targets, are not permitted. Training silhouettes are allowed. Targets are subject to range master approval and must be removed if they deemed not family friendly.

NOTICE: If shooters hit the target frame or overhead baffling while shooting on the 10-meter handgun range, they will receive a warning. Hitting a frame or baffle twice disqualifies the shooter from the rifle and handgun ranges for the remainder of that day and requires they successfully complete a basic marksmanship training class before accessing the rifle and handgun ranges.

  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

American Trap

  • 1 round (25 targets) $8
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Trapper Services – American trap fields are self-guided. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.
  • Learn to Shoot Trap – For $25 you can receive one-hour of basic instruction and rent all needed equipment (shotgun, targets, ammunition, and eye and ear protection) for an abbreviated round of trapshooting. Reservations are required. Call 561-822-6823 to schedule an appointment.
  • 6 automated American trap fields

American trap allows shooters to test their skills from five different positions. A 4¼-inch disc is thrown from a trap machine (or trap house) in front of the shooter. Each target presents a different perspective including shots angling to the left, right or moving straight ahead. A round of trap consists of 25 targets. Generally, trap is shot in quads of five shooters, but a round also can be shot with one, two, three or four shooters. 

Starting at the first position, the shooter calls “pull” and shoots at one target from their position. Then position two calls for a target and so on.  When all shooters have fired once from their respective stations, the process repeats four more times.  After the last shooter fires their fifth shot, the squad rotates positions with each shooter moving one position to the right.  The shooter on the far right – position 5 – circles back to the first position on the far left.  This process repeats five times allowing each shooter to shoot five shots from each of the five positions for a total of 25 targets. The shooter successfully scores if they shatter the target or even just hit a small piece of it. If the target is hit it is called “dead” if it is missed it is called “lost.”

Learn more about trapshooting disciplines, including singles, doubles and handicap

Singles Singles is the easiest of the three disciplines.  In singles, the shooter stands 16-yards away from the center of the trap house and shoots at targets thrown at various angles in front of the shooter.

Doubles Doubles is a modified version of singles but is more difficult because shooters are presented with two targets at the same time.  One clay target flies to the left while the other flies to the right and the shooter must hit both targets before they hit the ground. Each target is scored individually.

Handicap Handicap is considered the most prestigious event in trap shooting.  As in other sports, handicapping strives to make the competition more equal by having the more skilled competitors stand farther away from the trap house. Based on past performance, shooters are assigned a handicap distance they must shoot. A competitor with a high handicap will shoot no closer than the 18-yard line, while the most skilled shooter is placed at the 27-yard line where it is more difficult to win an event.

Shotgun

  • 12- or 20-gauge shotgun
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • One box of 25 shells in the same gauge as your shotgun for every round you shoot. Preferred shot size is #7 1/2 but many shooters use #8s.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary.
  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

American Skeet

  • 1 round (25 targets) –$8
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Trapper Services – Skeet fields are self-guided. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.
  • Learn to Shoot Skeet – For $25 you can receive one-hour of basic instruction and rent all needed equipment (shotgun, targets, ammunition, and eye and ear protection) for an abbreviated round of skeet shooting. Reservations are required.  Call 561-822-6823 to schedule an appointment.
  • Nine skeet fields.
  • Four of the skeet fields allow participants to shoot either skeet or American Trap, and five of the fields allow participants to shoot either skeet or International trap.

American skeet fields have eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground, and the low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground.

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets and is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center, at the end of the round.  To launch the target, the participant calls “pull” and then tries to shoot the target. The shooter successfully scores if they shatter the target or even just hit a small piece of it. If the target is hit it is called “dead” if it is missed it is called “lost.”

The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
  • Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
  • Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
  • Station 8: High house single; Low house single

To keep you on track, the above process is listed on the score sheet.

Shotgun

  • Any gauge shotgun, as long as it’s capable of holding two shells
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • One box of 25 shells in the same gauge as your shotgun for every round you shoot. Preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7 1/2 should ever be used.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary.
  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

International (Bunker) Trap

  • 1 round (25 targets) – $10
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Trapper Services – International (Bunker) trap fields are self-guided. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.
  • Learn to Shoot International Trap – For $25 you can receive one-hour of basic instruction and rent all needed equipment (shotgun, targets, ammunition, and eye and ear protection) for an abbreviated round of international trap. Reservations are required.  Call 561-822-6823 to schedule an appointment.
  • Five International (bunker) traps.
  • Each field offers superimposed international-style skeet and international trap; four of the fields have covered firing lines.

International Trap, also called bunker trap or Olympic trap, has been a part of the Olympic Games since 1900.  Since this is an Olympic shotgun event, it is intended to be more difficult than American trap. The clay targets are flatter, more durable and thus harder to break. In addition, the targets are thrown faster, farther, and over much wider arcs and angles. They are thrown from an underground bunker containing 15 throwing machines.

Squads of six shooters fire in rotation in rounds of 25 targets. There are five stations on the firing line. Starting at the first position, the shooter calls “pull” and shoots at one target – two shots are allowed – from their position. Then, position two calls for a target and so on. After each shooter fires once from their station, they move to the next station to their right.  The shooter on the far right – position 5 – circles back to position 6 on the far left.  This process repeats thirty times until each of the shooters shoots five shots from each of the five positions.  Each shooter is presented with the same set of targets during the round, but in random order so the target’s flight cannot be anticipated.  

Shotgun

  • Any gauge shotgun, as long as it’s capable of holding two shells.
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day.

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • A minimum of one box of 12-gauge shotgun shells (25 shells) for every round you shoot (Shooters are allowed two shots for each target).
  • For noncompetitive events, any 12-gauge loads of #7 1/2 shot or smaller can be used.
  • For competitive events, ammunition is restricted to a lighter load of lead pellets, which further increases difficulty. The 12-gauge ammunition used must not exceed 24.0 grams (+.05 tolerance) and pellets must not exceed 2.6mm diameter. The standard International target load commonly used for Trap is a 12-gauge, 2 ¾”, 3 ¼ drams equivalent of powder; 24 grams of #7 1/2 shot. 

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary.
  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

International Skeet

  • 1 round (25 targets) – $9
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Trapper Services International skeet fields are self-guided. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.
  • Nine skeet fields.
  • Four of the skeet fields allow participants to shoot either skeet or American trap, and five of the fields allow participants to shoot either skeet or international trap.

The international version of American skeet has been a part of the Olympics since 1968. International skeet closely mirrors the domestic event. It is shot on the same skeet fields; however, the targets are slightly larger, and they are thrown faster and farther. In addition, the process of shooting them differs slightly. 

A Round of International Skeet

Squads of six shooters fire a fixed course of eight different shooting stations. A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. Only one shot is allowed at each target.

Shooters start with the shotgun’s butt stock held at hip level and then call for their targets. There is a random delay of up to three seconds from when the shooter calls for the target until it is thrown. Targets emerge from throwing machines housed at each side of the field, with the two houses referred to as the low house and high house.

The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1, 2 and 3: High house single; High house/Low house pair
  • Station 4: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair; Low house/High house pair
  • Station 7: Low house/High house pair
  • Station 8: High house single; Low house single

To keep you on track, the above process is listed on the score sheet.

Shotgun

  • Any gauge shotgun, as long as it’s capable of holding two shells
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • One box of 25 in the same gauge as your shotgun for every round of skeet you shoot.
  • For noncompetitive events, any 12-gauge loads of #7 1/2 shot or smaller can be used.
  • For competitive events, ammunition is restricted to a lighter load of lead pellets, which further increases difficulty. The 12-gauge ammunition used must not exceed 24.0 grams (+.05 tolerance) and pellets must not exceed 2.6mm diameter. The standard International target load commonly used for Skeet is a 12 gauge, 2 ¾”, 3 ¼ drams equivalent of powder; 24 grams of #9 shot.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary.

 

  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

Sporting Clays

  • 1 round (100 targets) – $40
  • Half round (50 targets) – $22
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Electric carts (seats 4) – $20 per round
  • Push carts – $5 per round
  • Trapper Services – The sporting clays course is a self-guided course. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.
  • Learn to Shoot Sporting Clays – For $25 you can receive one-hour of basic instruction and rent all needed equipment (shotgun, targets, ammunition, and eye and ear protection) for an abbreviated round of sporting clays. Reservations are required.  Call 561-822-6823 to schedule an appointment.

 

  • Automated 15-station sporting clays course

Sporting Clays is often compared to golf except it’s done with a shotgun. Shooters move from station to station where they encounter a variety of shooting situations that simulate the flight path of waterfowl, upland gamebirds and even rabbits. The shooter is presented with multiple targets at each station. The size of the targets can vary and may be thrown as singles or in pairs. In addition, the targets present a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances.  A menu at each station indicates if the target is to be throw as a single target or a pair of targets. Pairs can be either “report pairs,” in which the second target is launched after the shooter fires at the first; or “true pairs” when both targets launch at the same time.

A round of sporting clays consists of 100 targets; however, shooters can shoot a half round or 50 targets. Sporting clays can be enjoyed by any size group and squad size can vary from one to four participants. 

Shotgun

  • Any gauge shotgun, as long as it’s capable of holding two shells
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • Four boxes of 25 shells in the same gauge as your shotgun for every round you shoot. Preferred shot size is #8, but nothing larger than 7 1/2 should ever be used.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center.
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary.

 

  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.

5-Stand Sporting Clays

  • 1 round (25 targets) – $9
  • Clays Card – Pre-paid cards for the shotgun ranges can be purchased in the Clay Target Center for a one-time fee of $5. Any amount of money can be loaded onto your card for use on your first visit and return visits. By prepaying the following amounts, you will receive a bonus that can be used at any Palm Beach Shooting Sports Complex shotgun ranges:
    • $50 – 5% bonus
    • $100 – 10% bonus
    • $200 – 15% bonus
    • $300 – 20% bonus
  • Trapper Services – The 5-stand sporting clays course is a self-guided course. No reservation is required. Shooters can request the services of a “trapper” to throw targets and score rounds for them. Those services are available for $20 an hour and reservations are required.

Menu

  • Automated 5-stand sporting clays field

Five-stand sporting clays is like sporting clays but compresses the experience into five stands using eight strategically placed traps.  A menu at each stand tells the shooter which trap will throw the target. The first target thrown from each stand is a single target and the next two are a pair of targets.  Pairs can be either “report pairs,” in which the second target is launched after the shooter fires at the first; or “true pairs” when both targets launch at the same time. Shooters take turns shooting five targets thrown from various traps then move down to the next stand where they shoot five targets in a different formation. 

Generally, 5-stand is shot in squads of one to five shooters. A round of 5-stand sporting clays consists of 25 targets, where each shooter fires at five targets from each of the five shooting positions. The first shot from each station is a single target.  Starting at the first position, the shooter calls “pull” and shoots at one target from their position. Then, position two calls for a target and so on. When all shooters have fired once from their stand, the process repeats two more times with the next two targets being doubles (two-shots).  After the last shooter fires their fifth shot, the squad rotates positions with each shooter moving one position to the right.  The shooter on the far right – stand number 5 – circles back to the first position on the far left.  This process repeats five times allowing each shooter to shoot five shots from each of the five-stands. 

 

Shotgun

  • Any gauge shotgun, as long as it’s capable of holding two shells
  • Rental shotguns are available for $20 a day

Ammunition

  • Shooters can bring their ammunition. An assortment of shotgun ammunition is available for sale in the Clay Target Center.
  • Four boxes of 25 shells in the same gauge as your shotgun for every round you shoot. Preferred shot size is #8, but nothing larger than 7 1/2 should ever be used.

Accessories

  • Eye and ear protection are required; shooters can bring their own or purchase these items in the Clay Target Center
  • An ammo pouch or shooters vest provide a convenient way to carry boxes of ammunition but are not necessary
  • Wheelchair accessibility and accommodations provided at this facility.