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Sept. 6, 2012

DNR to build pistol range at the Spartanburg gun range

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will soon begin construction of a permanent nine position pistol range at the James O. Thomason Firing Range in Spartanburg County. The proposed range will be constructed within the foot print of the existing facility and will provide pistol shooting opportunities during normal operating hours. Completion of the project is expected January 2013. If you have any questions regarding the proposed pistol range please contact DNR at (803) 734-3995

The James O. Thomason Firing Range is a supervised range that is owned and operated by DNR in Spartanburg County. Pistol shooting is currently limited to Wednesdays only. The range provides five 100-yard stations and ten 200-yard stations. Visitors must provide their own paper targets and target stands as well as eye and ear protection (required). Target stands may be either wood or plastic (no metal) and shall be designed to position the target a minimum of 40 inches off the ground and no higher than 60 inches. Visitors under the age of 16 must be under the direct supervision of an adult.

To find the range from Pauline, take SC Hwy. 215 approximately half mile east toward Glenn Springs. Turn left on Foster Mill Circle and drive 2.5 miles (paved road becomes gravel road). Range is on the left side of the road.


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