Range Information

Hobbs Island Shooting Range is a members-only shooting sports complex that offers complete beginners and advanced sharpshooters alike access to outdoor ranges from 25 yards to 380 yards, dedicated pistol bays, steel targets, and much more.  Our convenient location, just minutes away from the main city of Huntsville, makes it easy to get range time whenever you want.

Shooting Areas

25-50 Yard Static Range

There are over 20 short-range lanes available for use. All lanes have individual shooting benches, are cooled by fans, and have full access to Wi-Fi.

All levels of membership have access to these lanes, at no additional charge. Guest fees apply. During peak usage times, groups may be limited to one lane at a time.

100-380 Yard Static Range

There are five 100-yard lanes and 13 long-range lanes available for use. Long-range lanes allow for targets up to 380 yards. All lanes have individual shooting benches, are cooled by fans, and have full access to Wi-Fi.

All levels of membership have access to these lanes, at no additional charge. Guest fees apply. During peak usage times, groups may be limited to one lane at a time.

Pistol/Carbine Action Bays

The Hobbs Island Shooting Range has a unique opportunity for all levels of shooting: Pistol/Carbine Action Bays. The Action Bays allow shooters to expand their skill level, by allowing for “real world” use of their firearms. Shooters are encouraged to move and shoot, draw from their holster and practice the skills they may not be able to at other ranges.

While all levels of membership have access to the Action Bays, Basic Level members will be required to pay a $10/hour reservation fee. Guests are allowed to use the bays, with no additional charges or fees, while accompanied by a member. During peak usage times, reservations are highly-recommended.

Steel Park

With over $12,000 in steel targets and training mannequins, the Steel Park offers a way for shooters to truly test their skill levels, practice for upcoming matches, or train for their career in the military, law enforcement, or armed security.

Gold Members have unlimited by-appointment access to the Steel Park at no additional charge. Silver and Basic Members may use the Steel Park for a reservation fee of $20/hour, per member and guest. While the Steel Park is open to all skill levels, it is recommended that members and guests seek training before use.

Range Amenities

Range Store

Inside our Range Office, you will find a stocked Range Store. HISR members benefit from members-only pricing on ammunition, targets, accessories, and firearms transfers.

We are also proud to offer silencers and other firearms accessories through our Silencer Shop Kiosk.

For more information on Firearms Transfers, click here.

Hobbs Island Shooting Range is a Type 07 FFL facility.

Training Facility

Our modern, air conditioned Training and Conference Room can comfortably hold up to 50 people and is available for all forms of training, corporate events, or social gatherings.

The Training and Conference Room is loaded with a 75” monitor/television, full internet and Wi-Fi access, and a modern conference table which can seat up to 16 attendees in adjustable, leather, office-style chairs.

The Training and Conference Room has access to clean, indoor restrooms and basic kitchen facilities. Catering of your event is available at an additional charge.

Rates are available upon request. Contact us to plan you next event. Hobbs Island Shooting Range membership is not required to use or book the facilities.

Range Rules

NEVER fool around or play with guns. Guns are dangerous when they are not handled or used properly. They can easily injure or kill you and those around you. There are no second chances with a gun and the rules for safe gun handling must always be followed to avoid accidents.

  • Know and follow all the rules of the Shooting Range.
  • Listen and do what the Range Master tells you to do. The range master will direct all fire / cease fire actions and enforce all other rules of the range.
  • Always treat the gun as if it is loaded.
  • Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Downrange would be best!
  • Always keep the gun on safe until you intend to shoot.
  • Always KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER, and outside the trigger guard, until ready to fire or until the command “Commence firing” has been given.
  • Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to destroy.
  • Be sure of the target and what is beyond it.
  • Know the mechanical and handling characteristics of the gun you are using.
  • Always use proper ammunition.
  • Shoot only at authorized targets. Never shoot at water or hard surfaces.
  • Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting.
  • Unload, open the action, remove the magazine and ground and / or bench all firearms during a cease fire.
  • Do NOT handle any firearm or stand at the firing line where firearms are present while others are down range.
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed at the backstop, bullet trap, or berm. Never allow the muzzle to point in any direction whereby an inadvertent discharge would allow the escape of a projectile into an outer area.
  • If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, hold your shooting position for several seconds; then, with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, carefully unload the gun.
  • Don’t rely on the gun’s safety to keep it from firing.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns. You don’t want to trip or lose your balance and accidentally point and / or fire the gun at anyone or anything.

Firing Line Ops

  • The person on the left-most lane assumes responsibility of range control unless a range safety officer (RSO) is present.
  • Only 1 shooter is allowed per lane during range-hot.
  • All weapons are to remain unloaded and rendered safe (action open and chamber flag in place) until the order to commence firing is given.
  • Only shoot at your target.
  • When cease fire is called, immediately stop shooting and render the weapon safe (action open and chamber flag in place). Place weapons in a safe position and move behind the firing line.
  • Anyone who observes an unsafe situation should immediately call for a cease fire.
  • Do not proceed downrange until the all clear command is given by range control. No handling of weapons while people are downrange.
  • The range will be “hot” (weapons firing) for 20 minutes and will then be “cold” (cease firing) for 10 so as to allow for target maintenance. Variations are allowed if all are agreeable.
  • If desired, plastic bottles/jugs or other similar items may be used as targets. They must be placed on the backstop. All such targets must be cleared before leaving the range. Absolutely NO glass targets of any kind.

Hours of Operation


Monday – Sunday


8:00 AM – 6:00 PM



Monday – Saturday


9:00 AM – Dusk/5:00 PM

11:00 AM – Dusk/5:00 PM

Range Office

Wednesday – Saturday


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

* Range Office and Range Store closed Monday – Tuesday


New Year’s Day


Memorial Day

Independence Day

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Join the Range

Hobbs Island Shooting Range is a Members-Only Range. View our membership page to see the types of memberships we have available, and find one that fits your needs!

HISR Holiday Season Specials

Buy any in-stock firearm or suppressor and receive $100 off any new or renewed membership*

Get a free case (1,000 rounds) of Ammo, Inc. 9 mm 115 gr ammunition when you purchase, renew, or upgrade to a Gold Membership*

Get a 20% discount (up to $200 value) for any in-store purchase when you purchase, renew, or upgrade to a Silver Membership*

Get a 10% discount (up to $100 value) for any in-store purchase when you purchase, renew, or upgrade to a Basic Membership*

* Memberships must be paid in full to qualify for discounts

Instructor Inquiry

If you are an Instructor or a Training Organization that is interested in hosting a course at Hobbs Island Shooting Range, fill out the form below to receive more information about our policies and pricing.

Please include a description of the course you would like to host, as well as your relevant credentials.

Firearms Transfers

Transfer Fees

Members: $10/firearm

Non-Members: $25/firearm

Important Notes
  • We MUST receive your transferring dealer’s FFL. If we do not, there will be an additional $10 charge per item and your transfer WILL BE DELAYED.
  • When your item arrives, WE WILL CONTACT YOU. Please make sure your dealer includes your information in the shipment.
  • DO NOT COME IN without hearing from us. Doing so will delay the process for others and result in an additional charge.
  • If you are delayed or denied, you will still be responsible for the transfer fee at the time of the background check.
  • Hobbs Island Shooting Range WILL NOT TRANSFER a firearm of any kind without a current Alabama Driver’s License.
  • For HISR members, transfers for Class III items conducted without the use of Silencer Shop are available upon special request and start at $150.