Our range facilities are located on 12 acres of wilderness only 40 minutes from Calgary. We have a 100, 200 & 300m rifle range and 25m handgun range
The Swiss range operates all year. During the winter months the road is plowed up to the parking lot, but you should bring boots for the trail to the targets. During the summer months the range is supervised during certain weekends and members can simply show up. Discounted club GP11 & GP90 ammunition is sold at the range, and club rifles and handguns are available for free. You may also use your own firearms, subject to the restrictions noted below. Note: no ammunition or firearms are stored overnight at the range.
When the RSO is not present, members have unsupervised access 7 days a week to the outdoor shooting areas. For access to the indoor shooting positions and range buildings, members in good standing may apply for a key in their second year in the club.
Range facilities include:
- Clubhouse. The main clubhouse is used for training sessions and social events throughout the year;
- Range house with prone, indoor shooting positions to fire at outside targets;
- Five outdoor benchrest positions (with roof, 3 walls, on concrete);
- Two steel gongs at 310 meters;
- 100, 200 & 300 meter outdoor rifle range;
- 25 meter outdoor handgun range;
- Electronic scoring system when using K31 or PE90 rifles during supervised weekends;
- Restrooms; and
- Ample parking.
Range rules & Restrictions
Based on our current range configuration we are permitted by the government to shoot with the following rules and restrictions:
- Drive through the access gate to the Swiss Range. If the gate is locked, then open it and lock it behind you. If the gate is in the open position, then leave it open. You will notice a red flag at the gate entrance. There is no need to use this flag. It indicates that the 900m firing point at the Fullbore range is either live or not.
- Once at the Swiss range, raise the red flag in the parking lot. Lower this flag when you leave.
- Regardless which range you use, you must remove all your brass and waste material including targets
- When a ceasefire is called you must:
- put the safety on
- remove your magazine
- open the action and clear the rifle; and
- place it in the rifle rack.
- Use of a bolt flag during ceasfires is highly recommended
- Swiss Electronic 300 meter rifle range:
- When using the electronic targets, only the K31 and GP90 rifles are permitted
- When using the paper target frames at 100, 200 & 300m:
- only rifles with a calibre of no more than .338 Lapua are permitted
- bump stocks and the practice of bump firing is prohibited.
- only paper targets can be used. No bottles, cans, exploding targets (such as Tannerite) or anything else can be used.
- Paper targets must be removed when you are finished.
- No handguns or shotguns are permitted.
- 25 meter handgun range:
- Only paper targets can be used on this range;
- Paper targets must be removed when you are finished
- Only handguns with a caliber no more than .44 Magnum
- No metal piercing rounds
- No Thompson Contender handguns
- No shotguns or rifles are permitted.
- Drive west on Hwy #1 to the Sibbald Creek Trail exit (Hwy 68);
- Turn right on the exit ramp then turn left at the first stop sign and drive for 16.1 kms on Sibbald Creek Trail to the Homestead Road turnoff;
- Turn left on Homestead Road and drive for 4.8 kms to a locked gate;
- If the gate is locked, unlock the gate (you will need the combination), drive through and then lock the gate behind you. If the gate is open, then drive through and leave it open;
- Drive another 1.1 kms to the turnoff on the right for the Fullbore and Swiss Range. There is a combo lock at this gate as well and a sign with the Swiss Club logo.
- Drive straight for 500 meters and up a small hill to the Range House and park.
For a detailed map: Google Map Directions to Homestead Road