Each season we enjoy providing opportunities for young adults to learn, compete and have fun through our Smallbore and Air Rifle Junior Shooting Division.

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RSSC Junior Smallbore Division is open to both new and experienced shooters. Children learn gun and range safety with classes and live firing shooting courses with a Smallbore bolt action rifle in the 4-position course of fire. The NRA qualification program is designed to develop skills between the ages 10 through 20 in the the prone, kneeling, sitting and standing positions; first introduced at outdoors at 50 feet. 

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 Smallbore Program

    Mesa, Arizona

Rio Salado Junior Division 

 Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Tempe, Glendale, Cave Creek, Tuscon, AZ, Arizona

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Rio Salado's Junior Division Smallbore Program

                Welcome New Shooters ! 

 The Junior Smallbore Division is open to both new and experienced shooters ages 10 through 20 in Arizona. Shooters learn range safety and fire smallbore rifles (cal .22) on NRA 50 foot range.

Bolt action rifles are provided, or bring your own. Most safety equipment and targets are provided. NRA Trained Coaches provide opportunities to strive towards individual shooting goals.

Thursday Practice 

  • ​Training & Qualification shooting 5:30 PM to 8:30PM

  • Do not arrive earlier than  5:00

  • September through May

  • .22LR Ammo for program use is $4.00 per box (50 Rounds)

Note: Safety is our paramount concern. Eye protection must always be worn while outdoors after entering the main gate.


Range Rules

  • ​All firearms must be in a case or worn holstered on strong side to enter Main Range. Gun socks will no longer be allowed as substitutes.
  • Firearms must be cased and uncased at the concrete shooting tables only with the muzzles pointed down range.
  • Firearms must be pointed down range at all times and must be transported muzzle up.
  • Everyone on the range must wear hearing protection and some form of eye protection.
  • When entering a cease fire period, all firearms must be completely unloaded and all magazines removed in order for the firearms to be considered range safe.
  • Do not shoot the frames. We assess a replacement fee for any broken frames.
  • Do not shoot wildlife.
  • ​Shooters are responsible for the policing of all brass in their shooting area and returning their frames to the target bunker before leaving.

Up Coming Events

Due to other activities using our range, there will not have practice on the following dates: Calendar Click Here

*Shooters must abide by all commands issued by range personnel. Failure to abide by these range rules may result in the shooter being asked to leave.*