The Combat Arts Range (C.A.R.) began excavation in late 2011. It was initially used for CAS match events, but soon evolved to a Performance Center Concept where Classes were taught and abilities honed in Defensive Skills. Currently 8 berm excavations, containing 7 operational firing lines with a variety of paper and steel targets, are cut into a Shaded Hillside along a Level walking path at the valleys North edge. These 7 and (two additional Stages) provide variable scenario capabilities that can be modified to fit complex training scenarios. A 48 car gravel parking lot is located 50 yards to the East, with additional parking along and atop the entrance hill. Reinforced Rail Road Ties line the sides of the Stage berms. 2017 will see a big change in the C.A.R. as additional target assets are purchased. Premium ProTEQ Patrons may use the C.A.R. between classes as long as this BULLET rule is ALWAYS OBEYED ---
PISTOL CALIBERS... LEAD or FRANGIBLE ONLY... NO JACKETED PROJECTILES!!!
WEST VALLEY - Standard Membership - 200 Yards West of the Office
The Law Enforcement / Military Range (LE/M) was opened in 2004. It provides a 10-lane, Roofed covered 3 to 15 yard PISTOL ONLY area that can stretch to over 30 yards providing Agency Qualification needs. Action shooting props are available for CQB training. Several Local, State, and Federal Agency's and/or their individual members utilize the LE/M for official training and casual practice. The LE/M was originally built for LE & Military personnel, Graduates of ProTEQ & PPA Training Classes, and BMV licensed Handicapped Shooters. It is now available for Premium ProTEQ Patrons who purchase permission to access the SOUTH VALLEY. Beside the LE/M we are expanding the current 150 yard rifle range out to nearly 500 yards. The shooting lanes offering 300+ yardage will become available to those Premium Members authorized and posted to the LONG LANE LIST. The West Valley (Main Range) has been in use for nearly 40 years. It provides ProTEQ Patrons an excellent, low cost, facility for Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun practice. The range extends from 3 to 300 yards (beyond 200 yards is RESTRICTED to authorized shooters - ONLY). Target backboards are erected in front of the various backstops. Reactive targets are in place at 50 yards and beyond. A roof covered concrete bench provides solid sight in capability. Many useful shooting supplies are present in and around the work bench. Heavy White Paper and target drawing supplies along with staplers are provided for your convenience. Several clay pigeon throwers are present on the shotgun field. A movable handgun backboard can be indexed at 3, 5, 7, & 10 yards. Tarps, tools, and several other amenities are on sight. READ and OBEY the... Rules Page ...to insure you may continue the Privilege of shooting at ProTEQ. The Private Training Range (PTR) (Central Valley) is located directly behind the Basement Office. The PTR was first fired opened in the early 70's and currently is used for Handgun Training Classes. It has a wide array of reactive and stationary steel and paper targets. Maximum distance is 100 yards, but general use is in the 3 to 30 yard configuration. The PTR is restricted to invitation only (usually a ProTEQ taught Class) and is not commonly available for ProTEQ Patrons to utilize. Contact us about receiving instruction in the safe, accurate, responsible, and effective use of various firearms. Our ProTEQ Staff has been training men, women, and children of all ages since the 60’s. We have the experience, knowledge, and teaching tools to provide the Best in the Midwest. Get more details about our classes, their dates, and the ProTEQ Master instructors on our... Training Page. Check us out.
Ranges are generally open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to SUNSET (or 8:00 PM whichever occurs first).
Time of year, Special events, Range repairs, Construction improvements, or other occurrences can affect these hours of operation,
so ALWAYS check the... HOME & CALENDAR....Pages for current updates!
ALL persons present upon ProTEQ Property must be accurately documented;
1. By completing the calendar year ProTEQ RANGE RELEASE and paying the proper FEE,
2. By using a DAILY SHEET line and signing in and out upon every visit, &
3. By ALWAYS following the RULES.
The 22/4U - (Rim Fire Only Range) opened in October of 2012. It is located in the North East Corner of the South Valley right next to the edge of the parking and directly behind the Brown Metal Training Center. It provides a wide array of reactive metal & polymer targets similar to a Carnival Shooting Gallery. Presently it has about 30 separate shooting points that fall, spin, swing, or move in some fashion along with two paper target holders. Permanent benches will be added by Spring and a permanent roof will be built over those benches this Summer. The 22/4U is available to PREMIUM Members ONLY, but a smaller rim fire asset will be added to the west valley later this year.
NO CENTER FIRE AMMO OF ANY TYPE IS ALLOWED on the 22/4U. Violators will be Permanently BANNED!!!
The Long Rifle Range (LRR) is located in the South Valley between the LE/M and the C.A.R. It currently offers a 150 yard rifle range firing westward with steel and paper targets at 150 yards. It has three heavy wooden benches (6 shooting positions). This Range will be extended to nearly 500 yards with at least 10 permanent shooting positions. Backstop target Boards will be installed at the following yardages - 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, and... The permanent benches will be installed under year round roof covers for sun, rain, and snow protection. It's use is restricted to the following; LE & Military, Registered Cowboy Shooters, and Premium Patrons.
An Elevated Archery Range (EAR) is being constructed in the Center Valley (behind the Basement Office). It will be an ARCHERY ONLY asset. NO GUNS ALLOWED. The design will provide the opportunity to practice as if you where in a dear stand shooting DOWNWARD. The SAFE Shooting Platform will be very near to ground level, but well above the archery targets distributed down the steep hill side. No risk of falling OUT of a tall deer stand, but valuable arrow practice in a hunting simulated setup. This asset will be available to both Standard and Premium members meaning --- All fully paid, current year, ProTEQ Patrons.
Picture coming in the Spring
Picture coming in the Spring
SOUTH VALLEY - Premium Membership - 200 yards South of the Office
Picture coming in the Spring
The Transition Range (TR) is a short distance Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun asset designed for practicing weapons transitions drills. Where you hone your skills at switching from one weapon to another as you might do in CQB. It can also be used for shotgun pattern tests or short range rifle practice. It is NOT under roof and will never be roofed. Movable Target Boards will be installed by Spring at various distances to allow alternative target arrays. A Safety Wall will be installed along the west edge of the LE/M structure to separate these two shooting areas. Plans to develop the TR into a Shoot House are being consider and might occur in some future year. Use of the TR is restricted to the same individuals as on the LE/M - LE & Military, Registered Cowboy Shooters, and Premium Patrons.
CENTER VALLEY - Invitation ONLY - Directly Behind the Office