The Firearms Training Center provides a safe and friendly place to enjoy the shooting sports; to impart knowledge to our public shooters regarding the safe handling of firearms while on the range and at home; and to promote those principles of safety through the vigilant efforts of the training staff of instructors.
175 Betsey Scull Road
Egg Harbor Township
New Jersey
08234
United States
+1 (609) 926-3491
+1 (609) 926-5274

Department of Public Safety

Firearms Training Center

Upcoming Courses

Events are open to the public unless otherwise stated. 

July 24, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 2 - Click here to register.

 

July 25, 2021

Bowling Pin HEAD Match Time: 9:00 AM

Come On Out and try our Bowling Pin HEAD Match...YOU MAY ARRIVE ANTIME BETWEEN 9:00am and 2:00pm TO SHOOT THE MATCHES . $10.00 Match fee Gets you five tables of pins. You'll be shooting for time with any pins left on the shelves resulting in a 10 second penalty. We throw out your worst time and average the remaining four. Any shooter who wants to shoot the course more than once may do so by simply paying another match fee. Match procedure rundown is posted on bulletin board at range This match is for .22 rim fire pistols only. Center fire pistol shooters can participate in the standard pin match also on this date, or enter both. Each match requires separate entry fee. . Shooters should bring a minimum of 100 rounds for each course of 5 tables. Shooters should plan on arriving a little early for pre-match instruction. Your Match Fee is for the Match ONLY. If a shooter wishes to stay and participate in the open shooting, they must pay their daily range fee.
Registration Not Required

Bowling Pin Match Time: 9:00 AM

Come On Out and try our Bowling Pin Match. YOU MAY ARRIVE ANYTIME BETWEEN 9:00am and 2:00pm TO SHOOT the matches... $10.00 Match fee Gets you five tables of pins. You'll be shooting for time with any pins left on the table resulting in a 10 second penalty. We throw out your worst time and average the remaining four. Any shooter who wants to shoot the course more than once may do so by simply paying another match fee. Match procedure rundown is posted on bulletin board at range. This match is for center fire pistols only. Shooters who also have a .,22 rim fire pistol may also participate in the pin HEAD match also being held on the same date Shooters should bring a minimum of 100 rounds for each course of 5 tables Shooters should plan on arriving a little early for pre-match instruction. Your Match Fee is for the Match ONLY. If a shooter wishes to stay and participate in the open shooting, they must pay their daily range fee.
Registration Not Required

Bowling Pin Speed Rail Match Time: 9:00 AM

Come On Out and try our Bowling Pin Speed Rail Match. YOU MAY ARRIVE ANYTIME BETWEEN 9:00am and 2:00pm TO SHOOT the matches... $10.00 Match fee Gets you five rails of 12 pins. You'll be shooting for time with any pins left on the table resulting in a 10 second penalty. We throw out your worst time and average the remaining four. Any shooter who wants to shoot the course more than once may do so by simply paying another match fee. Match procedure rundown is posted on bulletin board at range. This match is for center fire pistols only. Shooters who also have a .,22 rim fire pistol may also participate in the pin HEAD match also being held on the same date Shooters should bring a minimum of 100 rounds for each course of 5 tables Shooters should plan on arriving a little early for pre-match instruction. Your Match Fee is for the Match ONLY. If a shooter wishes to stay and participate in the open shooting, they must pay their daily range fee.
Registration Not Required

 

August 7, 2021

NRA Basic Pistol (Two Day Course) Time: 08:30 AM

TWO DAY SCHOOL Our Basic Shooting Skills Class is a two day skill building Pistol Course with the full NRA Basic Pistol Class and a Law Enforcement type Holstering Class included. This Basic Shooting Skills course emphasizes firearms safety as do all of our classes. However this class goes the extra mile and includes instruction on basic marksmanship skills along with presenting the firearm from a holster and re-holstering. Class is taught from a law enforcement and personal defensive pistol perspective This course is a pre-requisite for our Intermediate and Defensive Shooting Skills Classes. Space is limited to just twelve shooters. Shooters will need the following: Service type handguns (No Single Action revolvers) Two extra magazines or speed loaders Service type Holster and Magazine pouch. eye and ear protection and 300 rounds of ammunition. We also suggest you bring a boxed or bagged lunch and plenty of water. Cost $80.00 per shooter.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 1 - Click here to register.

 

August 13, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns FRIDAY NIGHT (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 06:00 PM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. PLEASE Arrive early to complete Range Paperwork. Course BEGINS Promptly at 6:00 PM The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 5 - Click here to register.

 

August 14, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 3 - Click here to register.

 

August 15, 2021

USBR - Rimfire Rifle Match Time: 10:00 AM

USBR INTERNATIONAL RIMFIRE MATCH Match fee: $10 for 3 Targets. 10:00am Start. arrive 20 minutes prior to match You must be a member of the range, and have taken the First Step Rifle Class. Course is shot @ 50 yrds. First shots promptly @ 10am You'll need .22 Rimfire Scoped Rifle , 100 rounds of .22 and a TWO piece rest (sandbags) USBR Matches held here at ACFT the weight/stock style and scopes are OPEN All Range rules apply. While we'll shoot this match according to USBR rules, (you can google them to familiarize yourself) these matches will be geared to a relaxed setting and to to the NEW shooter. Plenty of guidance will be available. Come out for a FUN day, with like minded people and hone your bench rest skills!! Please allow about 2 hours for the entire match. You have 20 minutes to shoot each of the 3 targets, you'll need to score and repost targets and then there's always some boviating to be done, and that all takes time. See you then !!
Registration Required  Seats Available: 2 - Click here to register.

 

August 27, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 19 - Click here to register.

 

August 28, 2021

First Steps Rifle Time: 8:30 AM

The First Step Rifle course provides a general overview of the Rifle. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific Rifle. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permited to shoot on the rifle range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your rifle and 20 to 50 rounds of ammunition for this course. Junior members who have attained their tenth birthday but are under the age of fourteen are restricted to 22 rim fire firearms. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 6 - Click here to register.

 

August 29, 2021

Practical Handgun Drills Pt. 1 Time: 8:30 AM

Interested in becoming a faster, more accurate shooter? This class will help you learn some shooting tips and tricks by performing a series of basic drills. A drill sheet will be provided for each exercise to establish your base line that you may keep to record your future progress. If you are interested in participating in any of the practical shooting sports (USPSA, IDPA ) or just doing well at our Atlantic County Range competitions attend this training. Class size will be limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized instruction and evaluation by the instructor. Prerequisite for theclass is Intermediate Pistol and / or demonstrating both good marksmanship skills and safe firearms handling to the approval of the lead instructor or his designee. Topics covered include: Advanced marksmanship techniques, drawing, reloading, multiple targets, shooting while moving, malfunction drills, recoil management and more. The class will be taught by Chris Caprara, a staff instructor for many years. Participants will need to bring eye and ear protection plus a baseball style hat. Types of equipment will be discussed but in addition to bringing your firearm, bring your holster, belt, magazines and magazine pouch(s), speedloaders if using a revolver, and approximately 200-250 rounds of ammunition. This is part 1 of what will be a 2 part class due to the amount of information to be taught and the drills to be conducted Cost of the class is $40.00 as it has expanded beyond seminar stage in both time and ammunition expended. ******IMPORTANT****** Participants are advised to bring a light lunch and water or sports drink.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 5 - Click here to register.

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 10 - Click here to register.

 

September 12, 2021

AR15 Seminar Time: 09:00-3:00

Jim Ruple will be holding a one day seminar on the AR15 Rifle.... The class will include: Legal Aspects of the AR15 History, Parts, Operation and Functioning Disassembling, Cleaning and Assembling *** REQUIRED*** Bring your NJ Compliant AR15 and at least 1 empty 10 round magazine ( NO AMMUNITION ) Also bring your cleaning equipment i.e. brushes, cleaning rods towels etc. Shooting the AR Platform This is strictly a seminar type class...There is no shooting in this class.... Cost of the class is $25.00.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 3 - Click here to register.

 

September 24, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required   Event is FULL

 

October 22, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 17 - Click here to register.

 

November 26, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 23 - Click here to register.

 

January 28, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

February 25, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

March 25, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

April 22, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 27 - Click here to register.

 

May 27, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

June 24, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

July 22, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

August 26, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

September 23, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 27 - Click here to register.

 

October 28, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

November 25, 2022

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 28 - Click here to register.

 

*Anyone wishing to attend classes must pre-register here or with the range office.
**Note RPQ Program is for retired Police who are public members of this range.
Telephone 609-926-3491 Fax 609-926-5274

Please note that on all of the above dates the range will be open for shooting on weekends from 8am-4pm, unless otherwise specified.

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