F.O.P. Range Inc.

F.O.P. Range Inc. The FOP Range is open and accepting new members. Monthly and Annual Memberships available. See www The range has 7 individual ranges in all.

Each of the ranges has target stands provided, an up-range covered area to get out of the weather or sun, and tables to put your stuff on. Two of the ranges are steel plate ranges with hundreds of reactive steel plate targets to bang on. One for centerfire handguns and one just for rimfire. The range is staffed by knowledgeable staff that are happy to assist you with any thing you should need to h

ave a safe, fun day at the range. See our web site, www.foprange.com, for everything you could want to know about the range.

Membership Drive underway!We need members!  You need a great place to shoot.  40% off all new memberships until we hit 1...
09/19/2023

Membership Drive underway!
We need members! You need a great place to shoot. 40% off all new memberships until we hit 1500 members. Use coupon code 40OFF when you check out to get the discount. See the range website, foprange.com.

Been playing around with our logo, kind of  bringing it up to date.  I had some help making the one we have been using f...
08/22/2023

Been playing around with our logo, kind of bringing it up to date. I had some help making the one we have been using for the last 15 years. It was based on the International Sport Shooting icons. This new one uses Stickman images you would find in recent games with fi****ms we can recognize. What do you think?

Where to shoot near me?...A few years ago, I started working on gathering all the info available on every viable place t...
07/18/2023

Where to shoot near me?...
A few years ago, I started working on gathering all the info available on every viable place that someone could go to enjoy their fi****ms. I drove to the ranges, talked to people there, and searched the internet. I then took all that info and made a web page with all the commercial ranges, all the gun clubs, and all the WMA ranges and published it on the FOP Range site.

So, if you were curious about what is available, where they are, how to contact them, what the fees are, aerial pic from google maps, and relevant policies, take a look.

https://www.foprange.com/places-to-shoot-near-me

What I learned is it costs more to shoot the further north you go from Bham, unless you go to Larry's Gun and Pawn where $10 gets you on a lane with a target. Some of the WMA ranges have shaped up into decent places but lack safety enforcement. Some gun clubs have a pile of hoops to jump through to get in and some are full and not accepting applications. Some have a match schedule that ties up weekends all month long. And some have followed our lead and are putting together steel plate ranges. I hope you learn that the FOP Range is doing it right, for a good deal, safely.

Yes the range is open.  Only closes 3 days a year and the 4th isn't one of them.  9am open and 6pm close.  205-744-2600 ...
07/04/2023

Yes the range is open. Only closes 3 days a year and the 4th isn't one of them. 9am open and 6pm close. 205-744-2600 for questions. www.foprange.com for info.

Most Dad's can be impossible to buy for.  Why not set him up with something he will enjoy all year long.  Bet he already...
06/17/2023

Most Dad's can be impossible to buy for. Why not set him up with something he will enjoy all year long. Bet he already has a pile of guns he rarely (if ever) gets dirty. Might be because he doesn't have a great place to enjoy them. You can change that and it won't break your budget.

Go to the foprange.com site. The membership tab is upper center on the page. The Join Here tab takes you to a place where you can choose the membership type you want for him. Use coupon code TRIALDEAL40 to lock in a 40% discount for a whole year. Call the range with questions at 205-744-2600.

Most Dads can be impossible to buy a gift for.  Why not get him something he will get to use all year long?  Bet he alre...
06/17/2023

Most Dads can be impossible to buy a gift for. Why not get him something he will get to use all year long? Bet he already has a pile of guns he rarely if ever gets dirty. Might be because he doesn't have a great place to warm them up. You can change that and it won't break your budget.

See the foprange.com site for detail on the range. The membership tab is at the top center of the page. Use the Join Now tab to select the level of membership for him. Use coupon code TRIALDEAL40 at checkout when prompted to lock in 40% off for a year.

05/28/2023

Open Memorial Day. We close only 3 days a year, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Need something fun to do on this holiday weekend? Go to a range and enjoy some freedom!

Here lately, we have had to refer to our policy post regarding the odor of drugs on people who show up wanting to use th...
05/18/2023

Here lately, we have had to refer to our policy post regarding the odor of drugs on people who show up wanting to use the range. Its a matter of safety for those using the range, doing our due diligence to prevent any individual who may be impaired from handling and using fi****ms while under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. Failure on our part to do so exposes the range to liability. Our members appreciate it. Not sure why anyone would think it's a good idea to go shooting while stoned or drunk.

As it costs us less, it costs you less.  Ammo prices and availability are getting better.  A trip to the range won't bre...
04/01/2023

As it costs us less, it costs you less. Ammo prices and availability are getting better. A trip to the range won't break the bank anymore. Having ammo here at wholesale prices for our members is something we see as a service for our members. Its another good reason to join and become a member.

The range is doing a membership drive, trying to recover the numbers we lost due to the crap the covid restrictions put us through. The current deal is out "Buddy Deal". When a member refers someone who joins, both get 40% off 12 months of dues payments. Its Black Friday sales prices for everyone.

Ps. The $12.50 price is legit. No April Fool's Day shenanigans.

Members of the range…What… We are looking for ways to grow our membership base back to the level we had before covid.  A...
03/17/2023

Members of the range…
What… We are looking for ways to grow our membership base back to the level we had before covid. As part of this membership drive, the “Buddy Deal” was born. Give the coupon code “BUDDY40DEAL” to anyone you know who would enjoy a membership along with saving 40% off what it costs to get in.
How… When they use this code and tell us they got it from you, we edit your file so you get the same 40% off your membership dues payments for the next 12 months. Or, you can call us and let us know your buddy is joining and we will be looking out for when he does so. Either way, you both save 40%. Buddy deals are not new here. The old buddy deal was to have 2 guys join at the same time and split the initiation fee. With 3 guys, it was waived for all 3. This deal is an opportunity for members to get a break on their range dues.
Why… Covid and the things we had to do to comply with the health dept’s enforced social distancing and survive drove 1000 members to not renew their memberships. Why maintain a membership at your range when ammo is 4 times what it should cost, reservations and extra fees were necessary? Most didn’t. Ranges failed. Look at Sheepdog in Trussville for an example. Tons of ranges around the country died. We survived. Growing quickly back to full strength is needed to be able to continue to improve the range for our members.
When… This membership drive will run until we have restored our numbers. Members who help the range with a referral will get 40% off their dues payments for the next 12 months. The range exited covid with only 340 members. In the last 9 months, we have almost doubled that number with new members. The Black Friday and Christmas sales both were at 40% off. 40% is enough to get attention and a response. It is part of a snowball strategy for ensuring a strong future for your range.
What does 40% off look like?

$100 Limited Annual Tier 1 is $60
$200 Limited Annual Tier 2 is $120
$11 Limited Monthly Tier 1 is $6.60
$18 Limited Monthly Tier 2 is $10.80
$150 Single Annual Tier 1 is $90
$250 Single Annual Tier 2 is $150
$15 Single Monthly Tier 1is $9
$22 Single Monthly Tier 2 is $13.20

$200 Full Annual Tier 1 is $120
$300 Full Annual Tier 2 is $180
$20 Full Monthly Tier 1 is $12
$25 Full Monthly Tier 2 is $15
$50 Initiation fee (for all new memberships) is $30

Give BUDDY40DEAL to anyone you know would use it. Share the code.

01/23/2023

I was cleaning my office and found this. Back in 1996 I had 1000 of these made and gave them away to anyone who would take one. I even saw one once on the back bumper of a car on 285 in Atlanta. This has to be the last one on the planet.

I have some good news for the bulk of our members…  Effective today, we have done away with the under 21 age requirement...
01/21/2023

I have some good news for the bulk of our members…

Effective today, we have done away with the under 21 age requirement for Full and Limited member’s kids. It no longer matters how old they are just as long as they are yours. Previously, Full and Limited members had to pay a $20 guest fee when they brought adult children (an oxymoron, I know) but not anymore. Bring them! Let them have a good time with their old man doing something fun they will remember long after you are gone.

We are counting on them later on deciding to join on their own and bring their kids. It’s a long term strategy to grow the range. Questions? Give us a call, 205-744-2600.

Found a pic I took from my drone over the Steel Plate range.  Kind of gives you an idea of the scale of this part of the...
01/15/2023

Found a pic I took from my drone over the Steel Plate range. Kind of gives you an idea of the scale of this part of the facility. Its 50 yards wide.

Join and get access to this and all the other well done places we have created for you to enjoy your fi****ms. The rates are more than reasonable and nowhere else will you find a facility with over 400 AR500 steel reactive targets maintained for their members. See www.foprange.com/membership or call 205-744-2600.

Ammo prices are coming down and availability is going up. The range has always had the best prices on ammo around. We su...
01/01/2023

Ammo prices are coming down and availability is going up. The range has always had the best prices on ammo around. We sunk a bunch of money into ammo inventory and bought from our distributors whenever possible. The prices were stupid at first but we kept ammo here on the shelves for our members. Remember when 9 mm was sold here for $39.99 a box? That was ammo we paid $38 a box for. We sold it for just enough to be able to replace it. Now that our cost has gone down, we can pass even better deals on to our members. The range does not derive its income from the sale of ammo. We sell a boat load but make less than $500 a month on it. That means you will never pay too much for your ammo here.

Many calibers are still scarce. Every week we ask our distributors for hunting calibers and all they have is some .416 Rigby Magnum elephant ammo. In time it will come back. It is a way better situation than this time a year ago. We keep a pile of the most common calibers here but if you have one that is a little unusual like 10mm or 38 super, make a call to the range first before driving here without ammo. 205-744-2600.

12/10/2022

Applies now more than ever. Support your local gun range.

Missing sucks.  The FOP Range in Pleasant Grove is ready for you to verify your gear is in order before you invest your ...
10/21/2022

Missing sucks.
The FOP Range in Pleasant Grove is ready for you to verify your gear is in order before you invest your time in the woods. We see guys here every year that are here because they learned the hard way that bore-sighting at the store isn't going to get it done.

The Main Range has a dozen concrete benchrest tables with rifle rests ready for you to use. We will loan you a spotting scope if needed. Target stands are at 25, 50 and 100 yards for you to sight in on. The range is covered so you can use it in all weather. There are AR500 plates at 100 yards for you to practice on once you verify your scope is sighted in. Its clean and safe. The firing line is controlled so there is no gun handling allowed while people are downrange. Its also cheap to use.

$15 get you a 30 day membership as a trial member of the facility. $10 is the range use fee for every day you use the range during the 30 days. Annual membership is even less expensive and gets you use of the whole facility. Check out foprange.com or give us a call if you need info.

09/24/2022
09/24/2022

This is the range. 7 separate shooting ranges over 10 acres. 2 100 yard rifle ranges, a 50 yard training range, a 162 plate centerfire handgun steel plate range, a 243 plate 22 rimfire range, and 2 handgun paper ranges.

I just finished overhauling and upgrading the 22 rimfire plate racks at the range.  Should now give us many more years o...
09/22/2022

I just finished overhauling and upgrading the 22 rimfire plate racks at the range. Should now give us many more years of service.

I did a plate count on our rimfire range... 243. I hate odd numbers. Looks like i need 7 more to round them out to an even 250. 250 would eat half a brick just making one run on them all.

I need some ideas for a 7 target setup our members would enjoy shooting. Dueling trees we've done but they are unreliable and high maintenance. Maybe a KYL rack. Any input?

Happy Labor Day!  If you are off, we are open for you to come have some fun with your guns with your friends and family....
09/04/2022

Happy Labor Day!
If you are off, we are open for you to come have some fun with your guns with your friends and family. Make target shooting part of an awesome day your kids will always remember.

The range is accepting new members and has the best rates for the best amenities in town. Google us.

Call if you have questions, 205-744-2600.

Cool!  We just got another 1 star Google review. This one is from a guy who did not like the fact that we require ID and...
07/04/2022

Cool! We just got another 1 star Google review. This one is from a guy who did not like the fact that we require ID and a permit to shoot here. He had them. No problem. He didn’t like that in America a shooting range business took the steps necessary to exclude felons from shooting with him… I guess.

I get the whole “everyone has a right to defend themselves with guns” and the “shall not be infringed” part of every argument. I’m a member of that club and agree 110% with that mantra… but. But in the America we now live in, certain persons are forbidden by law from possession of fi****ms for reasons. It’s both federal and a state law.

If an individual who is prohibited by law from possession of fi****ms is shooting next to you on the firing line at a gun range and he does something unfortunate and causes an injury to you and you find out after the fact during the police investigation that he by law should not be holding the gun that injured you or your loved one, you are going to do everything in your power to make the business that allowed that condition to exist pay.

Now if the guy who built the range and worked the last 30 years improving and maintaining it was just in it for the money and just let anyone and everyone shoot guns on his range, he would never have a standard of care that would ask for ID and a background check that the presence of the permit provides. That is not us. No one is getting rich from running a gun range business. It barely feeds 4 families. We cannot afford to take risks like the one described above. We have a standard and 99.99999% of the guys who shoot here appreciate that standard. We turn people away every week who cannot get a permit and show up to shoot here. We could really use the money they would have contributed to running the place but its not about the money. Its an attempt to do the right thing and do all we can to ensure a safe shooting environment for you, your family, and friends.

We have gotten several 1 star Google and Yelp reviews. All are from the enforcement of rules and standards we employ to keep this place safe and legal. I had a thought while checking out this guy’s issue… If I were looking for a place to shoot, I would read all I could about it. I would check the reviews and no one reads the 5 star ones. Everyone reads every 1 star review. They would learn about our standard of safety and our efforts to do the right thing here. The world is full of Karens. We cannot make everyone happy. No one likes getting called out on breaking the rules. I see every 1 star review as an opportunity to demonstrate that we are doing it right. Go ahead and Google us. Read the reviews. See!?... The next oldest review is from a guy who was here 2 years ago, watched a range officer admonish another shooter on the firing line who was unsafe and sweeping the other shooters with his muzzle. He was upset because the range officer didn’t go after another for shooting as the range was going cold. Got 3 stars for that one. Somebody might read it. Might see we took action when needed to keep the line safe but are not overbearing range officers. That is what I learned when I read it.

Range shirts are in.  As part of our June 1 reopening, we had a pile of shirts made.  Gildan medium weight preshrunk cot...
06/02/2022

Range shirts are in. As part of our June 1 reopening, we had a pile of shirts made. Gildan medium weight preshrunk cotton good stuff. They turned out pretty dang cool. Got all sizes available in the range office at $12 each. Get yours today.

Ever think about what our motto "Fight Crime - Shoot Back" means? To me it says, I won't be your victim. I support our 2nd amendment and all it encompasses. I rejoice in my right to be able to defend myself and others from violence, violently if needed, and I have the means to do so.

The range is open today so you can exercise of the freedom those we remember today fought for.  If freedom has a smell, ...
05/30/2022

The range is open today so you can exercise of the freedom those we remember today fought for.

If freedom has a smell, it has to be that of gunpowder. I often pull up in the parking lot here at the range, step out, and immediately notice the distinct odor of burning gunpowder. That smell instantly brings to memory the good times I have had here with friends and family enjoying the challenges of marksmanship, the appreciation of the mechanical engineering the went into the manufacture of the fi****ms we have selected to possess, and the freedom that living in this great country provides. It brings a smile to my face every time.

The range is open. It doesn't cost much to join so you can shoot here as often as you want. This range has fun things to shoot no other ranges provide. Its unique, safe, and a value at any price.

Remember the American Handgunner Man on Man Steel plate matches from 20 years ago.  We held them here for a few years an...
04/20/2022

Remember the American Handgunner Man on Man Steel plate matches from 20 years ago. We held them here for a few years and have brought the MoM match back with a twist... its 22LR only now. Being rimfire, it will cost less to participate with guns we already have. There has been a big move to rimfire since covid wrecked the ammo market. Our MoM match is a great way to have some real fun with your 22's.

The MoM Rimfire Shoot-off match is held here on the 1st Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm with a match fee of only $5 per gun. Most enter at least 2 divisions, Iron Sight Handgun, Iron Sight Rifle, Optic Handgun or Optic Rifle. You will need up to 200 rounds for each gun. The format is a 2 out of 3 double elimination. See the video we put together with footage from our first match of the year... https://youtu.be/MgLITU-WxUs

Give the range a call at 205-744-2600 for more info or check out the competition events page on the range's web site.

Free Guest Week!  From Sunday March 13 to Saturday March 19 members may bring all the guests they want for free.  No gue...
03/13/2022

Free Guest Week!
From Sunday March 13 to Saturday March 19 members may bring all the guests they want for free. No guest fees. No strings. Just grab family and friends and drag them here for some fun.
We have ammo! See the Ammo Deals page on our web site for prices and an inventory report. Updated every Sunday. Take a look. No one sells ammo for less than we do here at the range. We are doing all we can for our members to make target shooting cost less. https://www.foprange.com/ammo-deals
Time Change... Range hours are extended an hour. Now we close at 6 pm Monday thru Saturday. When we have daylight longer, we plan to move closing to 7 pm, which should get here by May. Come shoot after work.

Sat Mar 6 to Sun Mar 12 Seniors 60 and up are FREE at the FOP Range.  No strings or commitments.  You just need eye and ...
03/06/2022

Sat Mar 6 to Sun Mar 12 Seniors 60 and up are FREE at the FOP Range. No strings or commitments. You just need eye and ear protection and sign our waiver and we will turn you loose on our Main Range.

Check out the range's Ammo Deals page for our price list and inventory report. Its updated every Sunday.

While here, take a look around. We have some awesome ranges for our members to enjoy. No other range has what we have here.

The FOP Range website has all the info you could ever need about this place, how to join, what it costs, etc. www.foprange.com

Call 205-744-2600 with questions.

Guys, bring your wife, daughters, nieces, granddaughters, momma or grandma out to the range for some target shooting and...
02/26/2022

Guys, bring your wife, daughters, nieces, granddaughters, momma or grandma out to the range for some target shooting and they shoot free. From Sunday Feb 27 to Saturday Mar 5, ladies may use the range for free. No strings or catches. All you need is eye and ear protection and to sign a waiver when you get here.

Ammo. We got ammo. Lots of ammo. Over 100,000 rounds on hand. We have been scouring all sources and have bought all that we could get deals on and have passed those deals on to you. You won't find it locally for less. I put together a web page on the range web site with a list of what we have in stock and update it every Sunday. See https://www.foprange.com/ammo-deals. No limits. Get all you need. Our distributors have warned us about an upcoming price increase on all ammo due to the cost of raw materials going up. These higher prices are supposed to last into 2023. It may never be cheaper than it is today.

This weeks deal is First Responders Shoot Free Week.  If you serve our communities as a first responder, law enforcement...
02/20/2022

This weeks deal is First Responders Shoot Free Week. If you serve our communities as a first responder, law enforcement, firefighter, or medic, then your range use is free from Sunday Feb 20 to Saturday Feb 26. No strings or commitments. Just come on out and have some fun here on us. Call the range with questions, 205-744-2600.

Address

91 1st Street
Pleasant Grove, AL
35127

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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(205) 744-2600

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Man on Man 22 Rimfire Steel Plate Match
today, Mar 6 at 3:00 pm. Registration starts at 2:30. $5 per gun entered. Iron Sight Handgun, Iron Sight Rifle, Optic Handgun, Optic Rifle. Trophies and bragging rights go the winners.
Need Ammo?
The FOP Range has tons of ammo. Literally. Almost 80,000 rounds on hand. I know, we just counted. And... our ammo prices are the best in the area. You will always pay more elsewhere. ​

Before covid hit and screwed up the shooting sports for everyone, making prices high and availability low, we sold ammo for about what it cost us. I had one of my random thoughts one day... if the popcorn at the theaters was free or nearly free, would I go more often? The answer was yes. I like me some hot buttered popcorn and a good movie. I took that idea to the next level... if the ammo we sold at the range was free or nearly as free as we could make it, would people shoot more often? The answer had to be yes. So, prices were adjusted and we even installed a popcorn maker in the range office and gave away free popcorn to the guys checking in and out. With a margin of only 2.5% markup on ammo, no one could sell it for less unless they were running a loss leader sale of some sort. It worked. Range use went up. Membership numbers went way up. The business was doing good and my members enjoyed being able to shoot more for less.​

Things are different today. We are constantly scrounging for ammo deals and where we find them we buy them. For the first year or so after Covid hit, ammo was practically unattainable. None of our distributors could fill an order. The days of getting an ammo order for the next week were gone. The range had a pretty good supply laid up in storage so we ate from that until things got better.

Things are getting better. As a result, we have plenty. No limits on how much anyone can buy. No restrictions like it has to be used here. Things are back to normal. As availability has gone up, prices are coming down. At one time not long ago, we were paying $38 a box wholesale for 9mm. Its around $20 now and we sell it for $22. No price gouging here. We are selling it for enough to replace it after it sells. You are getting the deal.

22 LR? Got it coming out our ears. Primers? Got a few in if you need them. Take a look at the below page and see if we have what you need.

I created a page on the range web site with a PDF of our current ammo inventory with box count and current prices. I plan to update it every Sunday when I post the new weekly special for the range. See
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/29/feds-deem-gun-
stores-shooting-ranges-essential-businesses-amid-coronavirus-panic-902543?fbclid=IwAR0T-4yatJOYOOVEiBPFICdma4S09xGTAJkQPhJ3KVPO9iy0GRTA68IuEwg
I received a response from you guys about my review of your gun range. I stand corrected about the policy of no rapid fire, I should have read the rules more closely before I signed the rule guide .MY apologies, thank you😏
Hey are you guys going to be open on the 21st/MLK day?
I need some range time.
Good afternoon sir, is the birthday membership deal still on the books? Birthday is 9/2 and wanted to join you folks .
Today and every Tuesday is PG Free Day at the FOP Range on the north side of Pleasant Grove. Pleasant Grove residents can use our public range free of charge every Tuesday. All we need is to see a driver's license with your PG address on it. Sign a waiver and acknowledgement of the range's safety rules and you're in. We also offer a discount on joining the range as a member to PG residents. Call us 744-2600, for info. Open 9 am to 7 pm. Come check out all the recent improvements to the facility. F.O.P. Range Inc.
The Level 1 Tactical Pistol Course was a Great Success. The Students were absolutely Amazing. It is so Great to have motivated and dedicated Students that truly desire to take their training to the Next Level.

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F.O.P. Range Inc.
Looking down range on the public range.
Nice outdoor range. Family friendly, just wish it was closer!
Great place to shoot. Nice people to. And I go about 3 times a week