Plantation Rifle Range

 
Plantation Rifle Range
Phone:               360.676.9770
Located at:        5102 Samish Hwy
                            Bellingham, WA

Lead Ranger:   Jerry Warren
  1. High Power Rifle & Trap Range
  2. Pistol & Smallbore Rifle Range
  3. Rentals
  4. Fees
  5. Rules

 

The High Power Rifle Range has 15 covered firing points with distances to 300 yards.  Sturdy shooting benches with adjustable gun rests and sandbags are provided. Spotting scopes are available to rent for a nominal fee, as well as a chronograph. Targets are available but not ammunition for center fires.

The Trap Field has an automatic trap available. 12 and 20 gauge shotgun ammunition can be purchased.  

Targets, ear and eye protection, and ammunition
are for sale at the Range

 

To register for a class please call:  360.778.5850 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Basic Pistol Safety & Shooting Skills Class $35


 This three hour single-session class provides an overview of safe firearms handling and operation, a review of pertinent laws, and basic marksmanship. Instruction is provided through a combination of classroom and indoor range fire line activities. You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (50 rounds Total Metal Jacket / Center fire) for the class.  Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range.
  A single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
 
  • February 27, 2016
  • April 2, 2016
  • October 1, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
 
 

 
Pistol Marksmanship Class $35
 

This three hour single-session class is designed for the recreational shooter who wishes to learn more about precision shooting.  Prior shooting experience is required for this class. This class includes one and a half hours of classroom instruction and one and a half hours on the shooting range.  Participant skill levels and confidence will significantly increase with your newly acquired techniques.  You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (100 rounds Total Metal Jacket / center fire) for the class. Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range.  
  A single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
   
  • January 30, 2016
  • April 23, 2016
  • October 22, 2016


Women's Handgun Class $35


 This three hour single-session class provides an overview of basic handgun operation, safe firearms handling, selecting the right ammunition, and an overview of pertinent laws. This class includes two hours of classroom instruction and one hour on the shooting range. You can bring your own handgun and ammunition (50 rounds Total Metal Jacket / Center fire) for the class.  Firearms are also available to rent and ammunition is for sale at the range.
  A single-session evening class, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • January 23, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
  • June 25, 2016
  • November 19, 2016


Youth Rifle Shooting Program 

Our .22 rim-fire rifle "Youth Rifle Shooting Program" (for youth ages 10-16 years old) will be held again this year at the Plantation Rifle Range. Whatcom County Parks & Recreation would like to thank to the Whatcom Community Foundation "Pitts Grant" for sponsoring this program.  

Summer: 
Saturdays
June 18, June 25, July 9 and July 16
Each session starts at 8:00 am and runs until 10:00 am.
 
Winter: 
Saturdays
November 5, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3, and December 10
Each session starts at 8:00 am and runs until 10:00 am.

All rifles, ammunition, ear and eye protection, targets and supplied. Participating families may bring their own .22 rim-fire rifles and ammunition if they wish. 

All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may attend any single session or all 12 sessions.  
 
The program begins at 8:00 am each Saturday with a briefing on range and firearm safety.  Instruction in the proper handling and operation of the rifle will also be given prior to going on to the firing line. Instruction in marksmanship will be provided on the firing line. Space is limited and participating youth/families will sign-in and be served on a first-come/first-served basis.

 

Please contact the Plantation Rifle Range at 360.676.9770 for more information.

 

Targets, ear and eye protection, and ammunition
are for sale at the range.

History
The Plantation Rifle Range opened in 1971 with a 300 yard outdoor range.  Since that time an indoor/outdoor small-bore rifle and pistol range, trap range and classroom have been added. The Plantation Rifle Range serves as a focal point for public and law enforcement shooting and training activities for the greater Whatcom / Skagit County area.