Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting with Greg Ellifritz

The skills you learned on the target shooting range or in your CCW class may not work for you when the fight happens within arms’ reach. Extreme close range gunfighting is a completely different skill set, one that relies far more on FIGHTING than on mere shooting. With up to 50% of gunfight fatalities occurring […]

Women’s Empowerment Weekend

Mothers, daughters, and friends, join us for a fun weekend of empowerment with Hoffners Training Academy on May 3rd-5th! Over the course of this special weekend, we’ll cover: Winning Mindset Self Defense Don’t Get Taken Defensive Knife Skills Pistol Safety & Skills   Your registration also includes: Training knife & carry knife to take home […]

Concealed Carry Clinic with David Rawlings

This 4-hour clinic focuses solely on the mechanics of concealed carry. Proper concealment of your pistol is important when moving about in public, but so is how you employ it. We will show you both the “whys’“ and the “hows” of keeping it concealed and getting your defensive pistol into the fight effectively. Proper dress […]

Sheepdog Response Protector 1

How many times in the last month have you looked down at your phone or checked the news only to see another robbery, kidnapping, or shooting? We face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively. Most people sign up for […]

Defensive Folding Knife Operator Course with Brian Hoffner

By popular demand, Brian Hoffner is coming back to Hobbs Island Shooting Range! This is a huge opportunity for the Huntsville area. Brian doesn’t offer this training often. Hoffner’s Defensive Folding Knife Training is the best in the world because of it’s simplicity, ease of learning, and effectiveness. The knife is a tool that most […]

Skills and Drills with John Murphy

Skills and Drills is a monthly seminar conducted by John Murphy of FPF Training at Hobbs Island Shooting Range. Every session will build upon foundational skills and progress into a holistic approach to armed self-defense, culminating in exercises and scenarios derived from real world events. At the conclusion of each seminar students will have participated […]

Skills and Drills with John Murphy

Skills and Drills is a monthly seminar conducted by John Murphy of FPF Training at Hobbs Island Shooting Range. Every session will build upon foundational skills and progress into a holistic approach to armed self-defense, culminating in exercises and scenarios derived from real world events. At the conclusion of each seminar students will have participated […]

Defensive Folding Knife Operator Course with Brian Hoffner

Brian Hoffner is coming to Hobbs Island Shooting Range! This is a huge opportunity for the Huntsville area. Brian doesn’t offer this training often. Hoffners Defensive Folding Knife Training is the best in the world because of it’s simplicity, ease of learning, and effectiveness. The knife is a tool that most citizens carry but typically […]

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 Policies
  • HISR will not accept any transfer containing multiples of the same firearm/receiver
  • HISR will not conduct any transfer without a current Alabama driver’s license
  • HISR will not conduct any transfer for an out of state recipient
  • Private Party transfers will only be handled for HISR members and the seller MUST be present at time of transfer or include a copy of their license (if shipped)
  • If you are delayed, you will still be responsible for the transfer fee at the time of the background check.
  • If you are denied by NICS, you will be responsible for the transfer fee AND the cost to return the firearm
  • HISR DOES NOT ACCEPT FORM 3 (NFA) TRANSFERS FROM OTHER DEALERS AT THIS TIME. Please check Silencer Shop for your needs.
  • For HISR members, transfers for Class III items conducted without the use of Silencer Shop are available upon special request and start at $150.
  • ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS APPLY.
Transfer Process
  • You MUST notify HISR in advance of any transfer by emailing rangeoffice@thehisr.com.
  • We MUST receive your transferring dealer’s FFL prior to the transfer of any firearm.
  • Transfers will be handled by appointment only.
  • Once your transfer has been initiated, please DO NOT CALL OR COME IN to check on the status of your transfer. Doing so will delay the process for others and result in an additional charge.
  • Once we process receipt of your transfer item(s), WE WILL CONTACT YOU to coordinate pick-up. Please make sure your dealer includes your information in the shipment.
  • Firearms will be kept without additional charge for five (5) days. A storage fee will be applied for each additional day.
Transfer Fees

Members: $10/item

Non-Members: $30/item