Faribault Rifle and Pistol Club
Facility and HoursThe range is only open to members. There are no public shooting hours. The range hours are from 8 AM - 8 PM Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays unless Monday is a holiday, in which case it is closed on Thursday. These hours are currently dictated by Rice County.Within the 64 acres there is a 50 yd general purpose bowl with covered firing points, 4 pistol ‘fingers’ from 10 yds to 25 yds, and a 100 to 600 yard high power rifle range. The rifle range has covered benches on one firing point which allow you to shoot 100, 200, 300, & 400 yards without moving. There is also, a building with 2 benches, for use in winter or inclement weather. The range is set so that all portions can be used at the same time. There is a small building which we use as a clubhouse for meetings, matches, or the like. There is no shotgun facility available.Our History:The Faribault Rifle & Pistol Club was formally established on 13 July 1947, but existed for many years prior to that date. Originally when formed, it was a group of high power rifle shooters who formed into a competitive group. From those roots, it has evolved into a club which offers various rifle and pistol shooting opportunities for those who are interested in the shooting sports. For about 50 years, the club operated a rifle range on leased land just north of Faribault. In the late 1990’s the club purchased the 64 acres which currently hold the club’s operations. The location is in a remote part of Rice County where wildlife abounds. You will frequently encounter deer, turkeys, pheasants, geese, ducks, coyotes, fox, etc. There is, of course, no hunting allowed on the range.