Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County Large outdoor shooting complex for rifle, pistol, steel target range, shotgun, archery, skeet and trap. No reservations needed. We don't close for rain!
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ADMISSION FEES: 18 years & over $12.00 17 years & under $7.00 Skeet/Trap only $3.00 Spectators $1.00 (Wed., Thurs. & Fri.) Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active or Retired Law Enforcement, NC Wildlife or Cleveland County employees or Disabled - $6.00 Additional Charges: Rifle/Pistol Stand Fee $2.00 Steel Target Range Fee $10.00 Round Skeet/Trap $5.00 (25 clays) 3D Archery $5.00 Admission Includes: Access to the Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Skeet/Trap Range and One FREE Round of 3D Archery Come visit this outdoor shooting sports gem in Western North Carolina operated by Cleveland County, NC. We have a 250 yard covered rifle range, a covered 20 yard pistol range and a covered rifle range, a 50 yard multi-use range, two skeet/trap ranges, 50 yard archery practice area and 3-D archery course. Each range is staffed by Range Safety Officers with experience in all shooting sports. All ranges are American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant. All persons must first check in at the range office when visiting Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County. Everyone must sign a waiver before going onto any of the ranges. Only parents or legal guardians may sign a waiver for a minor. All waivers are witnessed by our office staff with your government-issued photo ID. The Foothills Public Shooting Complex is a COLD range. No loaded weapons are allowed anywhere but on the firing line. No concealed carry weapons are allowed. For safety and maintenance considerations the following types of ammunition are not allowed to be used at the Foothills Public Shooting Complex: • Tracers of any type • Steel core projectiles of any caliber • .338 Lapua / .50 caliber or larger All ammunition will be checked with magnet prior to shooting. The Range Master has final authority on what type ammunition can be used. Follow all Range Safety Officer commands Loaded firearms are only permitted on firing line NO OPEN TOE SHOES OR TANK TOPS ALLOWED Handguns should be cased or holstered slides back & magazine removed Shooters must clean up all brass & trash Alcohol and any illegal substance are prohibited Eye & Ear Protection required at all times Treat every firearm as loaded Keep muzzle pointed in safe direction Keep finger off trigger until on target & ready to shoot Keep firearm unloaded until on firing line

Mission: We are dedicated to provide a safe and family friendly environment for the public to enjoy the shooting sports and to promote firearm safety and education.

Operating as usual

Our next Steel Challenge match is Saturday, October 24, 2020. See “Events” or website for registration link.
10/05/2020
Our Guide To Starting In Steel Challenge

Our next Steel Challenge match is Saturday, October 24, 2020. See “Events” or website for registration link.

A primer on how to begin in Steel Challenge competition, a popular action-shooting sport.

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09/30/2020

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo

@clevecoyl  Fundraiser today @fhshooting
09/19/2020

@clevecoyl Fundraiser today @fhshooting

What a beautiful day to come out to the gun range! If you have the ammo, come visit with our friendly range officers and...
09/19/2020

What a beautiful day to come out to the gun range! If you have the ammo, come visit with our friendly range officers and have a safe and fun day shooting.

09/17/2020

Remember, we do not close for rain! But this evening (9/17/20), since we have no customers willing to brave the elements, we will be closing at 6pm. As our days are getting shorter, please be aware that we will be closing earlier than 7:30pm so we can close up the facility before dark. Typically, this will be at posted sunset time for Waco, NC. Winter hours will begin November 1!

Great class for #nssf #firstshots shotgun. @fhshooting
09/12/2020

Great class for #nssf #firstshots shotgun. @fhshooting

Handgun Sights | NSSF Let's Go Shooting
08/24/2020
Handgun Sights | NSSF Let's Go Shooting

Handgun Sights | NSSF Let's Go Shooting

No matter which style handgun is your favorite, one simple fact remains: The sights must allow the shooter to properly place the bullet where it is needed. Depending on your situation and your particular handgun, the sights may be a very simple affair or a rather complex system that can be fine-tune...

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08/01/2020

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo

It's August! And that means giveaways, classes, and special events at Foothills and at the NSSF website. www.letsgoshoot...
08/01/2020

It's August! And that means giveaways, classes, and special events at Foothills and at the NSSF website. www.letsgoshooting.org
See you soon!

07/17/2020
Rusty Dawgs & Catering

Come out and enjoy Foothills and some NC BBQ this Saturday, July 18. They will also have their special hot dogs and fresh squeezed lemonade!

Rustydawgs will also be serving pulled pork BBQ this Saturday along with our delicious deep fried bacon wrapped hotdogs at Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County1

About 40 shooters braved the heat to celebrate the 4th with a little Falling Steel action. Here are your scores: https:/...
07/04/2020
Foothills Falling Steel July 2020

About 40 shooters braved the heat to celebrate the 4th with a little Falling Steel action. Here are your scores: https://www.practiscore.com/results/html/6ef5aa7e-fb18-494e-b7f8-129408f646b5

START TIME: 10:00 am, please plan to be at the range office no later than 9:30 am! LOCATION: 283 Fielding Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 COST: $20.00 first gun and $5.00 for each additional gun (may not be in same division) DIVISIONS: There will be 5 divisions based on firearm and equipment: Limited, O...

https://www.letsgoshooting.org/2015/07/23/short-barreled-pistols-and-new-shooters/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=fa...
06/30/2020
Short-Barreled Pistols and New Shooters | NSSF Let's Go Shooting

https://www.letsgoshooting.org/2015/07/23/short-barreled-pistols-and-new-shooters/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_group&utm_medium=%2BONE%20Movement%20%7C%20Target%20Shooting

Many shooters who obtain their pistol permit or concealed carry permit start shopping for a compact, short-barreled pistol as a first choice. While this type of firearm may ultimately be a good decision, as a training tool the short-barreled pistol may actually be doing new shooters a disservice.

06/26/2020
06/25/2020
Foothills is resuming regular summer hours Wednesday, June 17.Wed-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm Sun 1:30-5:30pm.Range 1 will open at...
06/17/2020
Safety Video And Online Waiver – Foothills Public Shooting Complex

Foothills is resuming regular summer hours Wednesday, June 17.
Wed-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm Sun 1:30-5:30pm.
Range 1 will open at noon Wed-Fri, 9:30am Sat, and 1:30pm Sunday.
We are continuing to encourage social distancing on the range and in the office.
New shooters, please help us minimize office numbers by watching our safety video and submitting the waiver electronically on our website. www.foothillspublicshooting.cc/waiver

EASY WAIVER! Please watch the video then submit the waiver below. NO PRINTER REQUIRED! Every visitor–shooter, spectator, minor and vendor–must have a waiver. Parents/ LEGAL guardians must make sure the minor has watched and understood the range rules then sign the waiver for the minor below.

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06/17/2020

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YAY! The 250 yard precision rifle range is back open at noon on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Still opens at 10am ...
06/05/2020

YAY! The 250 yard precision rifle range is back open at noon on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (Still opens at 10am Saturdays, 1:30pm Sundays.) P.S. For those who've never visited our range, this is NOT our only rifle range. When our range is open, there is always a place to shoot pistol, rifle and archery.

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06/03/2020

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo

Let's Go Shooting
05/25/2020

Let's Go Shooting

Always remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #memorialday

05/16/2020

A Perfect 25! Congratulations Sam!

05/09/2020

UPDATE JUNE 3, 2020
Current hours Wed, Th, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1:30-5:30pm
**PLEASE NOTE! 250-yd range IS NOW OPEN AT NOON W, TH, FRI AND FULL HOURS SAT AND SUN!**
Welcome back shooters! FOOTHILLS PUBLIC SHOOTING COMPLEX OF CLEVELAND COUNTY is reopening. Here are our COVID-19 guidelines:
• We will be limiting the number of customers at the complex based on social distancing (6’) guidelines.
• Rifle and Pistol Ranges: we will be using every other lane. Lanes will be limited to two guests (excepting families with minor children.) If there are guests waiting to use the range, we will rotate shooters out after one hour of shooting.
• Steel Range: we will ask that you social distance from other persons on the range.
• Skeet/Trap Ranges: Will be limited to 10 persons.
• We will limit the number of guests in the office based on social distancing. If this is your first time visiting the range, We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU to watch our safety video AND FILL OUT THE WAIVER on our website prior to coming to the range. ALL VISITORS, EVEN SPECTATORS AND CHILDREN, MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE. This can easily be done on your smartphone.
To ensure that our complex remains open, we ask that customers respect others and our employees by practicing these guidelines.

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05/09/2020

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo
03/28/2020

Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County's cover photo

03/28/2020

Due to the North Carolina Stay at Home order enacted by Gov Roy Cooper, Foothills will be closed from 3/30 until at least April 17. All classes and competitions for this time period have been cancelled. Please check our website and page for any updates. We hope to see you again very soon!
Foothills Staff

03/26/2020

RANGE UPDATE March 26, 2020

TO SERVE THE MOST CUSTOMERS AND WISELY USE OUR STAFF, RANGE 1 (250 yd rifle) AND RANGE 2 (pistol only) WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COMPLEX CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS!

Range 3 (50yd Rifle/Pistol) WILL BE OPEN WED-SUN WITH 18 LANES FOR PISTOL AND RIFLE, SUBJECT TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS.
Range 4 (Steel Range for Pistol Calibers): OPEN WED-SUN WITH CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS.
Range 5 (Skeet/Trap backup): OPEN AS NEEDED.
Range 6 (Skeet/Trap):OPEN. CAPACITY LIMIT 10 TOTAL.
Range 7 (3D Archery):OPEN
Range 8 (Practice Archery):OPEN

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03/25/2020

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Address

283 Fielding Road
Cherryville, NC
28021

Located at 283 Fielding Road, Cherryville NC 28021 – off NC Hwy 150 between Shelby and Cherryville, North Carolina

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Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County is located at 283 Fielding Road, Cherryville NC 28021 – off NC Hwy 150 between Shelby and Cherryville, North Carolina Come visit the most unique venue for the shooting sports in Western North Carolina. We have a 250 yard covered rifle range, two covered 50 yard pistol ranges, a 50 yard multi-use range, two skeet/trap ranges, 50 yard archery practice area and 3-D archery course. We also have a media ready classroom for 30 students, gift shop, concession area with restrooms, variety of steel targets and a staff of Range Safety Officers with experience in all shooting sports. All ranges are American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 19:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday 13:30 - 17:30

Telephone

(704) 447-8230

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Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County is located at 283 Fielding Road, Cherryville NC 28021 – off NC Hwy 150 between Shelby and Cherryville, North Carolina. Come visit the most unique venue for the shooting sports in Western North Carolina. We have a 250 yard covered rifle range, a covered 20 yard pistol range, a covered 50 yard rifle range, a 50 yard multi-use range with a variety of steel targets for handgun caliber firearms, two skeet/trap ranges, 50 yard archery practice area and 3-D archery course. We also have a media ready classroom for 49 students, gift shop, concession area with restrooms, and a staff of Range Safety Officers with experience in all shooting sports. All ranges are American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant. All persons must first check in at the range office when visiting Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County. Here you will be greeted by our professional staff and get your safety briefing, sign your waiver (under 18, your parent or legal guardian has to sign) and receive your Range ID. While paying for your range time check out the items in our gift shop area. All Day Admission Rates Include: Access to the Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Skeet/Trap Range and One FREE Round of 3D Archery 18 years & over $10.00 17 years & under $5.00 Skeet/Trap only $1.00 Spectators $1.00 (Wed., Thurs. & Fri.) Seniors (65+), Veterans, Active Military, Active or Retired Law Enforcement, NC Wildlife or Cleveland County employees or Disabled - $5.00 Additional Charges: Rifle/Pistol Stand Fee $2.00 Steel Target Range Fee $10.00 Round Skeet/Trap $5.00 (25 clays) Additional Rounds of 3D Archery $5.00 WAIVERS Everyone must sign a waiver before going onto any of the ranges. Only parents or legal guardians may sign a waiver for a minor. All waivers must also be signed by a witness. Our safety video and waiver may be completed online at www.foothillspublicshooting.cc/waiver RANGE RULES COLD RANGE The Foothills Public Shooting Complex is a COLD range. This means you cannot come on the property with a loaded weapon, even if you have a concealed carry license. Your weapon can only be loaded when you're on the firing line and the line has been declared hot. Persons in violation of this rule will be asked to leave the property. RESTRICTED AMMUNITION For safety and maintenance considerations the following types of ammunition are not allowed to be used at the Foothills Public Shooting Complex: • Tracers or incendiary rounds of any type • Steel core projectiles of any caliber • .338 Lapua / .50 BMG / XM-193 or rounds larger than 300 Win Mag All ammunition will be checked with magnet prior to shooting. The Range Master has final authority on what type ammunition can be used. RANGE RULES • Follow all Range Safety Officer commands • Loaded firearms are only permitted on firing line • NO OPEN TOE SHOES OR TANK TOPS ALLOWED • Handguns should be cased or holstered slides back & magazine removed • Shooters must clean up all brass & trash • Alcohol and any illegal substance are prohibited Cardinal Firearm Safety Rules Eye & Ear Protection required at all times Treat every firearm as loaded Keep muzzle pointed in safe direction Keep finger off trigger until on target & ready to shoot Keep firearm unloaded until on firing line Safe Shooting Environment Our Range Safety Officers all are experienced shooters and are certified by the Nation Rifle Association as Range Safety Officers. They are there to assist you to have a safe and enjoyable time on the range. Safety is our highest priority at Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County please follow all instructions of the Range Safety Officers. Great for Corporate Events The Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County is a great place for your next corporate outing. Shoot Skeet/Trap, try your hand at archery, maybe some fun pistol competition on the steel targets. Contact our staff for more information and rates. Gift Cards Give the gift of range time to your friends and loved ones. Gift cards are available at the range office and can also be used to purchase Foothills Public Shooting Complex merchandise. Find us: On the web at www.foothillspublicshooting.cc like us on Facebook, or by phone 704-447-8230

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