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NRA Whittington Center | Raton, New Mexico

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Ranges at the NRA Whittington Center

Whatever you want to shoot, we have the range for you! Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles.

We have trap fields, skeet fields, sporting clays courses, high power rifle ranges, all kinds of .22 ranges, pistol ranges plus training for first-time shooters, law enforcement, hunters, young shooters, you name it.

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World Class Ranges

People travel the world for the privilege of shooting at the NRA Whittington Center ranges. 

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Competitions

The NRA Whittington Center hosts hundreds of competitions both open and closed to the public.

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Variety

We have the widest variety of ranges you can imagine. We can host virtually any type of event you would like to create.

NRA Whittington Center Featured Range

Archery Range

Archery Range

This range is typically used for archery and archery events.

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Cooper Rifle Walk Range

Cooper Rifle Walk Range

This range is not open for use by the general public except under special circumstances. Shooting distances vary from 50 – 500 yards.

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Coors Benchrest Range

Coors Benchrest Range

This range is not open to the general public except under special circumstances. Maximum shooting distance is 300 yards.

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Handgun/Rifle Range

Handgun/Rifle Range

50 yard steel gong and paper target range. The perfect range for handgun enthusiasts.

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High Power 1000 Yard Rifle Range

High Power 1000 Yard Rifle Range

All calibers of high power rifle including Magnums are allowed on this range. No armor piercing rounds allowed. Shooting distances: 200 – 1,000 yards.

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High Power Rifle Silhouette Range

High Power Rifle Silhouette Range

Distances from firing line: 200 meter chicken; 300 meter pig; 385 meter turkey; 500 meter ram. Or, take aim at our famous White Buffalo at 1,025 meters!

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Hunter's Pistol Silhouette Range

Hunter's Pistol Silhouette Range

All pistols and calibers are allowed on this range. Distances from the firing line: 40 meter chicken; 50 meter pig; 75 meter turkey; 100 meter ram.

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Long Range Pistol Silhouette Range

Long Range Pistol Silhouette Range

All caliber pistols may be used at this range. Distances from firing line: 50 meter chicken; 100 meter pig; 150 meter turkey; 200 meter ram.

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Practical Pistol (IPSC) Range

Practical Pistol (IPSC) Range

This range is used for all informal shooting. Falling plates can be set on target stands.

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Practical Police Combat Range

Practical Police Combat Range

All caliber pistols may be fired at this range. Use of this range is limited to law enforcement personnel only unless approved by Director.

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Shotgun Center

Shotgun Center

Our Shotgun Center will meet your every need, whether you’re a beginner or competitive shooter.

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Sight-In Range

Sight-In Range

Ideal for sighting in your rifle before the big hunt. Any caliber rifle or pistol is allowed on this range. All ammunition except tracer, military armor piercing or incendiary may be used. Shooting distances: 25 – 200 yards.

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Small Bore Rifle Range

Small Bore Rifle Range

Ideal for individuals or groups who only need to shoot out to 100 yards. Conveniently located right next to the Sight-In Range it can be used as an overflow range

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Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Range

Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Range

This range may be used for informal shooting or competition small bore shooters. This range is also for 4-H practice and military use. Military brings their own target frames. Only .22 caliber bolt action target rifles are allowed. Cartridges are limited to rimfire only. Distances from firing line: 40 meter chicken; 60 meter pig; 77 meter turkey; 100 meter ram.

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STAR Range

STAR Range

This range is not caliber restrictive, making it a perfect range for someone who has a variety of firearms to shoot.

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Spend the day (or three) with us! Check out our meal and lodging options. You will not be disappointed.

Shotgun Center

NRA Whittington Center’s shotgun facility is one of the largest in the country with 11 trap ranges, 4 skeet ranges, 2 five stands sporting clay range and a 12 station sporting clay range. Our Shotgun Center will meet your every need, whether you’re a beginner or competitive shooter.

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Hunter's Pistol Silhouette Range

All pistols and calibers are allowed on this range. No bolt action firearms or any pistol firing centerfire rifle cartridges allowed. Distances from the firing line: 40 meter chicken; 50 meter pig; 75 meter turkey; 100 meter ram.

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Practical Pistol (IPSC) Range

This range is used for all informal shooting. Falling plates can be set on target stands.

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Coors Benchrest Range

This range is not open to the general public except under special circumstances. Maximum shooting distance is 300 yards.

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High Power 1,000 Yard Rifle Range

All calibers of high power rifle including Magnums are allowed on this range. No armor piercing rounds allowed. Shooting distances: 200 – 1,000 yards.

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Sight-In Range

Ideal for sighting in your rifle before the big hunt. Any caliber rifle or pistol is allowed on this range. All ammunition except tracer, military armor piercing or incendiary may be used. Shooting distances: 25 – 200 yards. 

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Small Bore Rifle Range

Ideal for individuals or groups who only need to shoot out to 100 yards. Conveniently located right next to the Sight-In Range it can be used as an overflow range.

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Archery Range

This range is typically used for archery and archery events.

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High Power Rifle Silhouette Range

Distances from firing line: 200 meter chicken; 300 meter pig; 385 meter turkey; 500 meter ram. Or, take aim at our famous White Buffalo at 1,025 meters! Absolutely no Magnum class rifle or .22 centerfire are allowed on this range. No belted Magnum or any cartridge with similar or greater power allowed. No full metal jacketed or armor piercing cartridges allowed. 

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Long Range Pistol Silhouette Range

All caliber pistols may be used at this range. No .22 centerfire cartridges or belted Magnum cartridges are allowed. Distances from firing line: 50 meter chicken; 100 meter pig; 150 meter turkey; 200 meter ram.

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Practical Police Combat Range

All caliber pistols may be fired at this range. No .22 centerfire cartridges or belted Magnum cartridges are allowed. Only rimfire rifle cartridges may be fired at this range (Cowboy Match). Use of this range is limited to law enforcement personnel only unless approved by Director. 

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Cooper Rifle Walk Range

This range is not open for use by the general public except under special circumstances. Shooting distances vary from 50 – 500 yards.

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Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Range

This range may be used for informal shooting or competition small bore shooters. This range is also for 4-H practice and military use. Military brings their own target frames. Only .22 caliber bolt action target rifles are allowed. Cartridges are limited to rimfire only. Distances from firing line: 40 meter chicken; 60 meter pig; 77 meter turkey; 100 meter ram.

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STAR Range

This range is not caliber restrictive, making it a perfect range for someone who has a variety of firearms to shoot.

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Handgun/Rifle Range

50 yard steel gong and paper target range. The perfect range for handgun enthusiasts.

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Continue Exploring the NRA Whittington Center 

Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles.

Come stay with us! The general public is welcome to stay at the Whittington Center. There is a broad range of housing to accommodate individuals, couples, and small to large groups. 

All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.

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Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.

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