Three Points Public Shooting Range

The Three Points Range is located about 25 miles West of downtown Tucson, Arizona on U.S. Route 86 (Ajo Way). The entrance to the range is on the north side of the roadway, about 2.5 miles West of Robles Junction (Three Points) just past Mile Post 148.

The range is open to the public daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and is closed on the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Tucson Rifle Club was first organized in 1896 and chartered by the National Rifle Association in 1919. As such, TRC is one of the oldest continuously operating shooting clubs in the State of Arizona. The Three Points Public Shooting Range is operated by the Tucson Rifle Club through lease agreement with the Arizona Game & Fish Department for the safe use of firearms and the promotion of the shooting sports.

Prior to the Three Points move, Tucson Rifle Club operated until 1967 on a tract of land that is now the site of Pima College West.  The former site of TRC was deeded to Pima County in exchange for cash and the lease agreement for the land upon which the Three Points Public Shooting Range now sits.

Three Points Range would not have come about except for the hard work ... of then TRC President, Milt Hood.

Three Points Public Shooting Range was officially dedicated on April 12, 1969. The first facilities constructed included 5 ranges: Smallbore, High Power, Black Powder, Sight-in, and Silhouette.  The Three Points Range would not have come about except for the hard work and perseverance of then TRC President, Milt Hood.  Hood's leadership in holding TRC together when we lost our range site at Pima College West and his efforts in obtaining financial, material, and labor for construction of The Three Points Public Shooting Range was instrumental to the establishment of today's facility.

In 1969, nominated by none other than Ben Avery himself, Milt Hood received the NRA's National Service Award in recognition of his work in building the Three Points Public Shooting Range.

Tucson Rifle Club has been a significant influence in the shooting sports.

  • TRC held the first State High Power Rifle Silhouette Championships.
  • TRC held the first National High Power Rifle Silhouette Championships.
  • TRC established the rules for Pistol Silhouette and held the very first pistol silhouette match—ever.
  • TRC held the first National Championships for Pistol Silhouette.

State, National, and International Silhouette Championships are still held at TRC.

Tucson Rifle Club is a Civilian Marksmanship Program affiliate which qualifies our members to purchase rifles, ammunition, and spare parts from the CMP. TRC has several ranges available for public use on a first come, first served basis. There is a small daily range fee for non-members.

If you are interested in learning more about TRC and becoming a member, read our Bylaws , peruse our Board meeting minutes, and search for answers to specific questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page, then fill out and return our Online Membership Form. Important TRC announcements are available via e-mail—as are subscriptions to mailing lists for various shooting disciplines, e.g., High Power Rifle. If interested in reserving a TRC range for an event, see our calendar page for information on range reservations, costing, and insurance requirements.

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