Gun Range

OUR RANGE IS OPEN.

We are following the correct social distancing guidelines, and we’re bringing more range officers (RSOs) on board. Just go to our range calendar and select a time you want to come out. Bring a friend. If the time slot when you want to shoot is not available, let us know and we’ll do our level best to get an RSO for that time/day.

Please advise: We are compelled to follow the procedures of the state concerning mask wearing. When you enter the Post masks are required. Masks must be worn in the range. If you go to the restroom, you must put your mask on. Masks will also be required when playing the gaming machines. Please help us enforce these rules; it is for all of our health.

Our VFW Post 2801 Gun Range is a little unknown Gem for our members. When our Post building was built as a “community fallout shelter” it was designed perfectly for what we have. Once our Post moved in, they opened a gun range. It was crude but it served its purpose. Our Post has hosted many matches and trained many a youth. A fire in our building put all we had in jeopardy, but we were able to overcome and a newer better range came from this disaster.

Many ask about the range when they see it for the first time. Our range is open to members of Post 2801, that’s all Post VFW Members, our VFW Auxiliary Members, Community Donors, and their Families. This is a private range for our members only, it is a privilege to shoot here. Our range is open at various times throughout the week, usually 3 to 7 hours a day. Our calendar will show days and times when our volunteer RSO’s will be in the range. Having only 5 lanes to oversee, they offer excellent supervision and have to ability to assist on safe gun handing practices. Members are encouraged to become RSO’s to help staff our range.

Our cadre of “volunteer” RSO’s donate their own time weekly to have our Post’s range open for its members.

Our range is a 50 ft. (NRA Match Standards) range that uses a state of the art computer controlled target system. One can shoot any common centerfire pistol cartridges, NO centerfire rifle rounds are allowed.

Our range has excellent air circulation. The exchange is superior to other ranges and it is heated and cooled for year round comfort.

Our range randomly has raffles going on where the proceeds will go to further our range improvements.

Every Thursday is TACTICAL THURSDAY from 5pm-7:30 pm and every 2nd and 4th Friday from 7pm-9 pm is FRIDAY FIREFIGHT, and these are a BIG HIT with our members. We encourage members to come to either one and have a fun time shooting, check it out, it’s a heck of a lot of fun. So come on down on Thursdays and stay and have some food and beer when finished. And on Fridays come for the shrimp and burgers and stay and shoot a little bit afterwards. And don’t forget the Post has some of the best food and it is a great place to just commiserate with your fellow shooters and post members.

Are you remembering the F in VFW stands for FUN? Well the V is for Veterans and the W is for WOW! Come check us out and have some FUN, talk to a few VET’s and say WOW what a great place.


For more information:

Fred Roder
vfwpost2801range@gmail.com
630-939-1278

Dan Thomas
glsfc@comcast.net
vpvfw2801qm@gmail.com
630-834-8191

Email: vfwpost2801range@gmail.com for the range

For more information check out the Range FAQ’s VFW Range FAQ