|What facilities are available at DRRC?
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club has a 12-lane indoor range for any handgun up to .45 Win. Mag and also .22 rimfire rifles. The shotgun facilities include two Trap houses (one open to members at anytime there is not a shotgun or long range event going on), a 10-station Sporting Clays course and a 5-Stand course open to members and the public on most 2nd and 4th Sundays, A 100/200 yard Range for rifles (also open to handguns and black powder guns if the Silhouette Range is closed), a Silhouette Range for handguns of any caliber and black powder firearms of any caliber, and .22 rimfire, a Long Range to 1000 yards available to members every Thursday (see schedule) and an Archery Range. Range availability is posted in the Monthly Newsletter.
How is the range managed?
DRRC is managed by a Board of Directors (including officers and trustees) , a Range Host, Discipline Directors and a Chief Range Safety Officer. There is a General Membership Meeting the first Thursday of every month, and a Board Meeting the last Thursday of every month. Range maintenance (in addition to the regular work done by the Range Host) is accomplished through Tuesday morning work parties (which count toward members' work hours) and an annual all day work party in the spring. The various shooting disciplines are run by Discipline Directors as appointed by the board.
Do I have to be a member of DRRC to shoot there?
On a daily basis, yes. Non-members can shoot most scheduled matches for a small fee. A member can invite a guest to shoot with him for a $5 fee at other times.
What is the cost and how do I join?
The cost can vary slightly depending on when in the membership year you join and whether or not you are already a member of the NRA. Membership fees and the joining process can be found at Become A Member!.
Do I have to be an NRA member?
Yes. DRRC is a 100% NRA member club. You can join on your own or add $35 to the your membership check to become an NRA member. You must continue your NRA membership throughout your membership in DRRC. Consider becoming a life member -- information is available from the NRA at www.nrahq.org.
How can I help out after I become a member?
There are many ways you can help out. Every Tuesday the range is closed for maintenance day from 8:00 AM - Noon. Just show up and we will put your time to good use. We host an annual Work Day where we shut down the range and ask members to come out for a day for range maintenance and repair. You can run for an office and help manage the club, you can help at hunter sight-in, or help at matches, especial events, or on special projects. What ever your area of expertise is, we can probably make use of it.
Once I am a member of DRRC how much does it cost to shoot there?
You can shoot on your own for no extra costs. If you attend a scheduled event or match there is usually a small charge. Check with the specific disciplines.
As a member of DRRC when can I shoot?
You can shoot at the Indoor Range from 8:00am - 10:00pm any time there is not a scheduled event (check the calendar for availability). The outdoor ranges are open from 8:00am to legal sunset (posted at the sign-in booth) on weekdays and 9:00am to legal sunset on weekends and holidays, except when scheduled for matches or events (check the calendar for availability).
What guns are allowed at DRRC?
Check the Handbook. (Requires Acrobat Reader to view)
There are some limitations to calibers that can be shot, especially in our indoor range. NO .50 BMG AT ANY TIME.
After I become a member can I bring guests with me to shoot?
Yes, you may bring up to four guests at a time to shoot with you. Each guest must pay a $5.00 guest fee per visit. They must sign in at the guest station. Guests must remain with you at all times -- no guest may go off to another range to shoot independently. The DRRC member is responsible for the guest at all times.
What are the rules when I bring a gun to the range to shoot?
Bring your guns in with action open and unloaded. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Always keep your finger off the trigger until on the firing line and ready to shoot. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are on the firing line and ready to shoot. Do not approach the firing line with a gun if the line is safe -- if not sure, ask first. SAFETY IS EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY!
Can I just bring my Rifle to sight it in?
No. There are three weekends in September and one in October when DRRC offers Hunter Sight-In days. For $5.00 per gun anyone (no charge for members) can bring their guns for sighting-in. The guns must be safe and will be checked. Shooters must bring their own ammo. Each shooter will be supervised by a coach who will also be his spotter. To come and shoot or sight in a rifle other than on hunter sight-in days you must be a member or the guest of a member.
What is a Range Safety Officer (RSO)?
A Range Safety Officer (RSO) is a range official who's job it is to make sure the range and shooting practices are safe. Their word is LAW. Do not challenge their authority; learn from them. DRRC has more RSOs than any other club on the west coast. We welcome any member to become an RSO -- and it's a good way to get in your work hours!
How do I become an RSO?
To become an RSO you must attend an NRA Range Safety Officer class (usually done on an a Saturday and Sunday). There is a fee for the class and a fee to the NRA for your certification.
Are there classes offered at DRRC?
Yes, lots. We have classes for Juniors in smallbore and shotgun, Civilian Marksmanship Program, Hunter Education (required for Juniors to hunt in Oregon), We also have several NRA Instructors who teach classes frequently; offerings in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Personal Protection, Range Safety Officer, Refuse To Be A Victim, and occasionally in blackpowder shooting and handloading. See our classes page for more information and schedules.
How can I get a concealed handgun license?
To get a Concealed Handgun License in Oregon one must provide proof of training. This can be through previous military or law enforcement training, or taking a class from an approved trainer. Other restrictions apply. For specific information contact your local Sheriff's Office. Clackamas County Sheriff, Washington County Sheriff, Multnomah County Sheriff (Then click on FAQ, LICENSES & PERMITS)
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