Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks
125 North Court Street, Suite 205
Westminster, Maryland 21157
ADA Accessibility Statement
Few inventions have shaped American history more than the firearm. The purpose of the Carroll County Firearms Facility is to provide firearms enthusiasts a safe environment for practicing their sporting activities and police units with a facility for conducting certification, training and practice operations.
Primary objectives of the Facility are safety, education and training, good sportsmanship, and good public relations.
Open on Thanksgiving Day
Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day
Individual user time is limited during peak hours.
The range will be supervised at all times by a certified Range Officer.
Use of the Firearms Facility is available on a daily or yearly basis. User fees are as follows:
$ 5.00 - County Resident
$ 10.00 - Out of County Resident
$30.00 - Country Resident
$60.00 - Out of County Resident
All users are required to sign an agreement to obey all rules and to assume personal responsibility for any personal injury and/or damage to property.
The Carroll County Firearms Facility is designed and built to meet National Rifle Association range specifications. Design elements focus on safety, providing many safeguards to contain fire. Noise abatement is another focal point. Sound and safety baffles form a definitive shield near the firing line. Earthen berms and aggregate filled safety walls provide additional sound absorption and safety features. Ranges available at the facility include 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards.
The Carroll County Firearms Facility is located off Route 140 just north of Reese Road. From the Baltimore Beltway (Route 695) take Route 795 (Northwest Expressway) to Route 140 North toward Westminster. Use the entrance to Carroll County's Northern Landfill and follow the signs to the facility.
SAFETY IS MORE THAN A SET OF RULES.
Gun owners must accept personal responsibility for self-education and for teaching others about safety. All Facility users MUST adhere to posted rules. Failure to do so may result in eviction from the premises and/or revocation of user badge.
Following is a list of major Facility rules. Users are expected to familiarize themselves with ALL rules and strictly adhere to them. These rules were designed for the safety of Facility users and the public alike.
Fully automatic firearms and rapid fire shooting will not be allowed, except for police qualification. Shotgun use will be limited to pattern testing and slug sight in.
Upon a call of "cease fire," all shooters shall immediately stop shooting and empty all firearms, magazines out, slides back. Targets shall be changed only after an "all clear" from the Range Officer.