Our purpose is to provide you, the shooting public, with the best shooting experience in the White Mountain area!
To do this we strive to ensure an environment that is clean and well managed, family friendly and above all, safe.
Covered Firing Line at Second Knoll Firing Range
Come on out and shoot!
Open to the public.
Aerial View of Second Knoll Target Range
Enjoying Shooting at the Target Range
The Range is Open
The board of directors are concerned that you all stay safe in these times. The Second Knoll Target Range was closed out of an abundance of caution. Now that more is known about the Covid-19 virus, we will be open on the summer hours of 9-5, Sat/Sun/Mon.
The Forest Service has limited us to only 10 people on the range at one time. I have asked for a meeting with the Ranger to show him our range and ask for an enlargement of that number as each shooting station is 8 feet wide. Until that happens, there will be some restrictions. As of 5/18/20, the range has resumed limited club matches on the 50 yard and 100 yard ranges, as allowed by the current Covid19 guidelines. The training bays, at this time, will remain closed. A calendar of events being held by the range clubs can be found here: Range Reservations through September.
There will be an RSO at the gate to control numbers. With 2 RSO’s on the range, that means only 8 shooters will be present at one time. We are asking that you try to limit your time to 1 hour so others get a chance to shoot. Our RSO’s may wear masks and gloves. Shooters are welcome to wear masks if they wish. If you choose to wear gloves, please insure you can safely handle your firearm before coming to the range.
If you have concerns about the virus, please do NOT come out to the range.
Any other changes will be posted as soon as they happen.
See You at the Range!
Brenda Shinn, President
The White Mountain Shooters Association (WMSA) hosts a wide variety of shooting organizations, both competitive and non-competitive. These clubs welcome new shooters whether you like to compete or just want to see what it’s like. To learn more about a particular club, click one of the links below.
About Second Knoll Target Range
The Second Knoll Target Range is a nationwide model for range design in the National Forest. It’s a joint venture between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the National Forest Service, ADOT, and the White Mountain Shooters Association.
Second Knoll Target Range is open for public use on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (weather permitting). See footer for winter and summer hours. The range is under the control of trained volunteer Range Safety Officers whose primary goal is to insure that everyone remains safe.
We currently offer a 100-yard all-purpose range for public use for rifles and pistols. The range complex also offers other facilities that are available through affiliated club activities. These are a 50-yard ”bullseye” pistol range equipped with turning targets and four 25-yard training and competition bays. The 50-yard range and competition bays are also available for rent for private events.
Our range is a public range under the auspices of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The department has 11 ranges throughout the state and ours is consistently ranked in the top 3. Moreover, we aren’t done. Future plans include a 300-yard range, a clubhouse, a classroom, and a resident caretaker.
Join us. Come on out and shoot in the great outdoors!
The White Mountain Shooters Association offers $100.00 sponsorships that include advertising on this website with your logo linking to your website and your business materials displayed at the Second Knoll Target Range. All funds to be used for maintenance and improvements at Second Knoll Target Range.