Our range was originally built by the Wisconsin National Guard in 1903. There is some evidence that shows a guard or militia range existed here as far back as 1893. Shooting clubs were also present on the site. Over the years the range was optimized for training Guard members and law enforcement. As America entered WWI, WWII, the Korean War and possibly even Vietnam the range was fitted out to allow the Wisconsin National Guard to practice with the different firearms ranging from bolt action rifles to 30 and 50 caliber machine guns. Berms were added to prevent fired rounds from heading into the waters of Lake Michigan. Target carriers were built, and the pit areas were made safe for people to pull targets in. The Racine County Line Rifle Club was incorporated in 1962 in Wisconsin at this site. RCLRC also provides a training ground for Law Enforcement agencies in Wisconsin and Illinois to train at. During the week you may see various Law Enforcement agencies conducting training. With 7 active ranges there is plenty of room for just about every style of shooting.
We have no paid employees. Each member has work responsibilities and with our efforts, our dues structure is kept very inexpensive compared to other ranges in the 5-state region that offer mid-length or long-range marksmanship, or pistol shooting areas. We do all our own work.
We have a picnic area where members can gather and have a cookout after a day of shooting. Camping is authorized in the picnic area. RCLRC is a family friendly shooting club. Check us out. we think you’ll like the place.
There are seven active ranges. All ranges can be in use simultaneously. The length of a given range varies. You can shoot as close as you want or out to 600 yards. There is a steel target set up on range seven that goes out to 680 yards.
The distances of the seven ranges are as follows:
Range 1: 130 yards
Range 2: 100 yards
Range 3: 100 yards
Range 4: 50 yards
Range 5: 50 yards
Range 6: 500 yards
Range 7: 600 yards/680 on steel
Members take control of a given range on a first come first serve basis. The firing line and/or target line can be static or dynamic.
In order to become a member, you need to be sponsored by a club member in good standing. Opportunities to meet club members are made possible on events open to the public such as Wednesday Night Practice, Family Days, IDPA, etc.