Range

The MMGC Pohl Range is located approximately 12 miles west of Mountainair, on the north side of US 60. The range is accessible to members and their guests, as well as open for community events. Select community groups also have access to the range. Contact MMGC if you would like to schedule a range safety or shooting event for your group.

Range work is ongoing. All volunteers are welcome but, for your safety, you must work in groups. Contact us if you want to help and need details.

BACKGROUND
At the August 2010 club meeting, MMGC President Jim Greene and Vice-President Alan Clute signed a lease for 40 acres of land owned by Bill Pohl west of Mountainair. Accessed by US Highway 60, the future range location sits in a natural bowl, with hills on three sides ranging from 120 to 220 feet above the firing line.

The zoning proposal that the Manzano Mountain Gun Club put forward to develop a club shooting range on Bill Pohl’s property at Scholle was approved by the Torrance County Commission at their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

Bill Pohl

Bill Pohl

Phase 1 of the range development calls for a 3-bay pistol range, a 3-bay rifle range, and a trap range. Necessary fencing, signage, and berms have been built.

There is no running water at the range. There are two portable restrooms and ample off-highway parking. (Bring your own hand cleaner!)

We still need plenty of volunteer labor to complete the construction of the range. Contact us if you have a hammer and know how to use it! Specific skills needed and the schedule for work parties will be posted here when the time nears.

Several range orientation sessions are being scheduled. Only club members who have completed the range orientation session will receive a key to the gate!

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