Upgrades to prompt some range closures at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

PHOENIX — In an ongoing effort to provide better customer service for recreational shooters, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility has announced it will begin a development project next month on the Department of Public Safety (DPS) 300-yard range.

In order to complete the project, adjacent specialty ranges designated for user groups — which include both DPS ranges, Rifle Silhouette Range, Benchrest Range, Rifle 1 and Pistol 2 — will be closed October 1-22.

Located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility is one of the nation’s largest publicly operated shooting facilities. A City of Phoenix “Point of Pride,” the facility has received a five-star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges.

For more information about the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on “Shooting,” or call (623) 582-8313.