Rod and Gun Club
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is located W and NW of El Paso, between US-54 and US-62/180, reaching into New Mexico. Take I-10 to US -54, then take Railroad Drive exit. Travel on Railroad for approximately 7 miles, going underneath Loop 375. At next intersection (Roy Johnson Lane and Deer Street), turn right onto Roy Johnson Lane.
Winter Hours of Operation (Effective November 2, 2014)
Monday (Bottles or Cans Only) - 9am - 4pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 10am - 6pm
Wednesday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - 9am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9am - 6pm
BullsEye Bar and Grill
Monday (Members Only) - Closed
Tuesday & Thursday - 10am - 3pm
Wednesday - 10am – 3:00pm
Friday - 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 8am – 5:30pm
Monday (Members Only) - 8am - 4pm
Tuesday - Sunday - 8am - 6pm
Rifle, Pistol & Archery Ranges
Monday (Members Only) - 8am - 4pm
Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun - 8am - 5pm*
Wednesday & Friday - 8am - 5pm*
*Or Dusk Whichever Comes FIRST
Trap & Skeet
Monday (Members Only) - 8am - 4:00pm** (Self Pull ONLY)
Tuesday & Thursday - 8am - 5:00pm***(Self Pull ONLY)
Wednesday & Friday - 8am - 8pm (Self Pull Before 1pm)
Saturday & Sunday - 8am – 5pm***
Mon, Tues & Thurs - CLOSED
Wednesday - CLOSED
Friday - 9am - 12pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9am - 4pm
HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - CALL (915) 565-GUNS TO CONFIRM
**No new rounds may be started after 3:30 PM
***No new rounds may be started after 4:30 PM
-NEED A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE FOR SELF PULL
-ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME 7 DAYS A WEEK
- Pro Shop
- Trap Range
- Skeet Range
- Banquet Facilities
- Pistol/Rifle Range
- Snack Bar and Beverages
- Concealed Carry Classes
- Memberships Available
9mm, 38 Special, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and .223/5.56 target ammunition always in stock
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club has one of the best trap and skeet ranges in the tri-state area. The hunting lodge motif of the club gives its members a full-service pro shop, lounge, snack bar, meeting room and an array of shooting programs. You can also enjoy a covered pavilion, ten diverse ranges, including trap and skeet, five-stand sporting clays, pistol, rifle, and black powder. The Rod and Gun Club always carries 9mm, 38 Special, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and .223/5.56 target ammunition in stock. Monthly tournaments are held for all shooting disciplines. The Rod and Gun Club is located in Northeast El Paso on Roy Johnson Lane, east of Railroad Drive and Deer Street.
The Pro Shop at the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club offers storage of personally owned firearms as a service to its active-duty members. Only active-duty Soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss and deployed Soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss are authorized to store weapons at the Rod and Gun Club.
Firearms must be registered with the Provost Marshals Office, and a copy of the weapon permit must be kept on file at the Rod and Gun Club. Weapons must be stored in a standard-sized hard case; no oversized cases will be accepted. Cases will be locked, and the key will be kept by the customer. Soldiers who wish to store weapons at the Rod and Gun Club must complete a storage rental agreement, and will receive a weapons storage card once their weapon is signed in to the facility.
The Rod and Gun Club has can maintain storage of up to 78 handgun cases and 88 long cases. For storage costs or more information, call the club at 568-2983.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club now offers a 3-D Archery Range which is open on Saturday and Sundays. There are nine animals available: Fox, Coyote, Wild Boar, Whitetail Deer, Aim Rite Bear, Mule Deer, Javelina, Strutting Turkey and the HD Elk. The distances are 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards from the firing line and each target is set up with its own independent firing line. Practice range set up is with Yellow Jacket targets, available during regular hours of operation. For more information please call 568-2983.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun club offers New Mexico hunting licenses for active duty military personnel. Active duty personnel may purchase a resident license that allows them to hunt on Fort Bliss property in New Mexico that includes Dona Ana and McGregor Range. Active duty personnel or DoD civilians may purchase a regular hunting and fishing license for New Mexico. Both resident and nonresident licenses are available for purchase. For more information contact the Rod and Gun Club at 568-2983.
Youth range safety course
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club offers a youth range safety course for children ages 6-17. The class is held at 1 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday on a monthly basis. The class is held at the Rod and Gun Club and is free of charge. The youth range safety course is limited to 25 participants. Pre-registration is required.
Youth must complete this course before being allowed outside on the ranges. For more information or to register, call (915) 568-2983.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is proud to introduce patrons to a new name for an old favorite: The Rod and Gun Club snack bar is now known as the Bullseye Bar and Grill.
Bullseye Bar and grill is open six days a week. Customers can curb their breakfast and lunchtime appetites from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Classic grill items like hamburgers and hot dogs are available, along with an assortment of side items and snack foods like chips, candy bars and sodas. Diners can also enjoy Philly steak, club and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, schnitzel and salads.
Range Safety Rules
- All guns will be pointed down range at all time.
- As a precaution, always assume that the gun is loaded.
- Keep your fingers off of the trigger until gun is ready to be fired.
- All shooting will be done from the ready line or from behind the benches.
- All shooters will use the words CLEAR and HOT.
- CLEAR means all guns are unloaded and not behind handled.
- HOT means guns can be handled, loaded, and fired.
- Shooters needing to go down range will call CLEAR.
- While shooter is downrange, no one is allowed to handle any guns.
- When a shooter calls CLEAR or HOT he will get confirmation from all other shooters.
- Only shoot at your target.
- If anyone notices a violation of any of the above rules, they are responsible to call CEASE FIRE.
- You are responsible for your own gun.
- ALWAYS BE SAFE.
- Club members and their guests must sign in at the clubhouse Pro Shop prior to using ranges and must display club card at all time while on range.
- Non-members of the Club must sign in at the Clubhouse Pro Shop and obtain a range identification tag PRIOR to using ANY range facility and must display their range tags at all times while on the range.
- Everyone is requested to adhere to the written Range Safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Shooting targets may be purchased at the Clubhouse Pro Shop, and personal targets may be used if they meet the specific range requirements and Safety SOP. Plastic bottles, beer, and/or soft drink cans may be used as targets on range 8 only. Glass targets are not permitted on any ranges. PVC pipe is available in the Pro Shop for use on range 7. The range must be cleaned prior to leaving.
- Please exercise caution not to accidentally discharge guns in the direction of club property, range signs, and stationary furniture.
- Alcohol, in any form, is not allowed on the ranges. Bow & Gun club personnel will refuse admittance to any range if an individual APPEARS to be under the influence of alcohol.
- 50 caliber guns (of any type) and clay pigeon hand throwers are not allowed. Rifles with calibers capable of shooting over 4100 meters cannot be fired from any range. Due to Installation safety restrictions.
- Fully automatic guns are prohibited on any range at the Rod & Gun club.
- Please only utilize the range you are assigned.
- All firing can only be done from the firing line.
- Ear and eye protection will be worn by all shooters and spectators.
- As part of installation safety procedures all safety rules will be followed. You can review all safety rules in the Pro Shop.
- Please remove all pistol and rifle magazines and clear all guns before entering the clubhouse.
- All children under 18 must be under adult supervision at all times inside the Club and outside on the ranges. Any adult supervising a child will not be allowed to shoot on the ranges leaving the child unsupervised.
- In the event of an Emergency please follow these procedures:
- Cease Fire Immediately.
- Push the emergency shut down system button located on the range you are located at.
- Notify the range safety officer.
- Follow all instructions given by the safety officer.
- Wait for the safety officer to lift the cease fire, and call "all clear".
- Please help us keep our ranges clean! Pick up after yourself.
Standard operating procedures for children on the ranges
- Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the firing ranges without adult supervision from an adult parent or guardian.
- Children age 5 and below will not be allowed outside on the ranges at the Fort Bliss Rod and gun Club at any time. Children age 5 and below will NOT be allowed to remain in vehicles on the ranges at any time. Children age 5 and below will be allowed accompanied by an adult parent or guardian inside the facility.
- Children age 6-17 will be required to provide a certificate of training in either Hunters Education, NRA course or equivalent training before being allowed outside on the ranges.
- Children 12 years of age and under will be accompanied one on one with an adult parent or guardian with 100 percent eyes-on supervision. Adult in charge of watching each child will not be allowed to shoot.
- Children ages 13-17 will be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times while on the ranges.
- Children will not be left unsupervised on the ranges at any time, children found unsupervised will be escorted to the adult parent or guardian supervising them and a verbal warning will be issued, any further occurrences the customer will be asked to leave the ranges for the safety of the children, other customers and the employees at the facility.
- Patrons while utilizing the facility and ranges will be respectful to the staff and abide by all range safety and range rules; if staff views that a customer is being other than respectful the customer will be asked to leave the property for the safety of others.
- For questions, please call 568-2983.
- Download the SOP for children on the ranges here.
- Members receive 10% off purchases in the Bow & Gun club pro shop
- Free daily use of the ranges
- Use of the self pull ranges (Trap/Skeet) during non-peak hours after qualifying with the Rod & Gun designated employee.
- Free Membership Appreciation Night
- Lower catering service fees
- Discounted Trap/Skeet & Sporting Clay tickets and cards
Bow and Gun Membership Fees
|Effective October 1, 2013||Yearly||6 Month||Daily|
|E-7 and above||$70||$40||$10|
|Civilian Law Enforcement||$90||$55||$11|
|U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy||$60 (9 Month)||$10|
|Retired Military, 100% Disabled Vets||$75||$45||$10|
|DOD Civilians, NAF Employes||$80||$50||$11|
|Civilian Non Military||$100||$60||$13|
Trap/Skeet Sporting Clays (per round)
- Trap/Skeet (member) $5
- Trap/Skeet (nonmember) $7
- Sporting Clay (member) $4
- Sporting Clay (nonmember) $6
- 3D Archery targets $3
- Self-pull hours .20
|3 Month||6 Month||yearly|
Mondays open for members only.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is open to the public.