The Firearms Training Center provides a safe and friendly place to enjoy the shooting sports; to impart knowledge to our public shooters regarding the safe handling of firearms while on the range and at home; and to promote those principles of safety through the vigilant efforts of the training staff of instructors.
175 Betsey Scull Road
Egg Harbor Township
New Jersey
08234
United States
+1 (609) 926-3491
+1 (609) 926-5274

Department of Public Safety

Firearms Training Center

Upcoming Courses

Events are open to the public unless otherwise stated. 

March 20, 2021

First Steps Rifle Time: 8:30

The First Step Rifle course provides a general overview of the Rifle. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific Rifle. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permited to shoot on the rifle range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your rifle and 20 to 50 rounds of ammunition for this course. Junior members who have attained their tenth birthday but are under the age of fourteen are restricted to 22 rim fire firearms. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required   Event is FULL

 

March 21, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required   Event is FULL

 

March 26, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 8 - Click here to register.

 

March 27, 2021

Firearms for the Beginner - from Permitting to Purchasing and Beyond Time: 9:00A

This course is designed to meet the needs of those who are contemplating the purchase of their first firearm and those who are new firearms owners. No Firearm is needed for this informational seminar. Participants will travel through the sometimes confusing process of applying for and obtaining New Jersey Firearms Permits. They will learn about the specific types of permits available and how to avoid the pitfalls. Participants will explore what firearms are appropriate for their specific needs, and how to select the firearm that is truly best for them. Don’t rely on what you read on-line, the salesman at the gun store or a family member who may or may not be a firearms expert. Avoid purchasing the wrong gun. Come and enjoy a question and answer session with professionals involved in firearms instruction and ownership. Learn proper firearms nomenclature. Then purchase your firearm with knowledge and confidence. Lastly, this course explores what to do after your purchase. We will discuss home storage and legal considerations, along with what training and shooting opportunities are available. Seminar Fee $25.00 Itinerary New Jersey Firearms Permitting Process The Step by Step Application Process Which gun is correct for me? What is its intended use? What FITS me? Nomenclature Ammunition considerations After I purchase my firearm Home Storage and legal considerations Training options Shooting options
Registration Required  Seats Available: 11 - Click here to register.

 

March 28, 2021

AR15 Seminar Time: 09:00-3:00

Jim Ruple will be holding a one day seminar on the AR15 Rifle.... The class will include: Legal Aspects of the AR15 History, Parts, Operation and Functioning Disassembling, Cleaning and Assembling *** REQUIRED*** Bring your NJ Compliant AR15 and at least 1 empty 10 round magazine ( NO AMMUNITION ) Also bring your cleaning equipment i.e. brushes, cleaning rods towels etc. Shooting the AR Platform This is strictly a seminar type class...There is no shooting in this class.... Cost of the class is $25.00.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 4 - Click here to register.

 

April 3, 2021

First Steps Rifle Time: 9:30 AM

The First Step Rifle course provides a general overview of the Rifle. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific Rifle. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permited to shoot on the rifle range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your rifle and 20 to 50 rounds of ammunition for this course. Junior members who have attained their tenth birthday but are under the age of fourteen are restricted to 22 rim fire firearms. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 6 - Click here to register.

 

April 9, 2021

Firearms for the Beginner - from Permitting to Purchasing and Beyond Time: 6:30P

This course is designed to meet the needs of those who are contemplating the purchase of their first firearm and those who are new firearms owners. No Firearm is needed for this informational seminar. Participants will travel through the sometimes confusing process of applying for and obtaining New Jersey Firearms Permits. They will learn about the specific types of permits available and how to avoid the pitfalls. Participants will explore what firearms are appropriate for their specific needs, and how to select the firearm that is truly best for them. Don’t rely on what you read on-line, the salesman at the gun store or a family member who may or may not be a firearms expert. Avoid purchasing the wrong gun. Come and enjoy a question and answer session with professionals involved in firearms instruction and ownership. Learn proper firearms nomenclature. Then purchase your firearm with knowledge and confidence. Lastly, this course explores what to do after your purchase. We will discuss home storage and legal considerations, along with what training and shooting opportunities are available. Seminar Fee $25.00 Itinerary New Jersey Firearms Permitting Process The Step by Step Application Process Which gun is correct for me? What is its intended use? What FITS me? Nomenclature Ammunition considerations After I purchase my firearm Home Storage and legal considerations Training options Shooting options
Registration Required  Seats Available: 12 - Click here to register.

 

April 11, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 11 - Click here to register.

 

April 18, 2021

USBR - Rimfire Rifle Match Time: 10:00 AM

USBR INTERNATIONAL RIMFIRE MATCH Match fee: $10 for 3 Targets. 10:00am Start. arrive 20 minutes prior to match You must be a member of the range, and have taken the First Step Rifle Class. Course is shot @ 50 yrds. First shots promptly @ 10am You'll need .22 Rimfire Scoped Rifle , 100 rounds of .22 and a TWO piece rest (sandbags) USBR Matches held here at ACFT the weight/stock style and scopes are OPEN All Range rules apply. While we'll shoot this match according to USBR rules, (you can google them to familiarize yourself) these matches will be geared to a relaxed setting and to to the NEW shooter. Plenty of guidance will be available. Come out for a FUN day, with like minded people and hone your bench rest skills!! Please allow about 2 hours for the entire match. You have 20 minutes to shoot each of the 3 targets, you'll need to score and repost targets and then there's always some boviating to be done, and that all takes time. See you then !!
Registration Required  Seats Available: 3 - Click here to register.

 

April 23, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required   Event is FULL

 

April 24, 2021

F.A.S.T. for Handguns (FireArms Safety Training) Time: 08:30AM

This class replaces the NRA First Steps Course which has been discontinued by the NRA. The F.A.S.T. course for Handguns provides a general overview of the handgun. The course includes our range orientation. It will also provide operation information on the shooters specific handgun. The participant will learn general firearms safety and participate in a live fire exercise with our instructors. This course is required for all new members before they are permitted to shoot on the pistol range. The cost is $40. You will need note taking materials, your handgun and at least fifty rounds of ammunition for this course. You will also need ear and eye protection. Junior members who are at least twelve but under the age of 14 are restricted to 22 caliber firearms. A certificate of completion will be presented to each student who successful completes the program. **** Please Note **** Seating is Limited**** If you reserve a seat and fail to appear by the start time of the class, your seat may be reassigned to a walk in student. Please notify the range as soon as possible if you expect to be late.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 12 - Click here to register.

 

May 28, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 18 - Click here to register.

 

June 25, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 17 - Click here to register.

 

July 23, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 23 - Click here to register.

 

August 27, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 23 - Click here to register.

 

September 24, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 7 - Click here to register.

 

October 22, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 25 - Click here to register.

 

November 26, 2021

RPO (Retired Police Officer Qualification Day) Time: 6:30PM

2018 CHANGE - RPO Quals Fourth Friday Evening of each month! RPO Qualifications Report 6:30PM for check in. Your Public Range Membership must be up to date in order to participate in the qualification program. Memberships can be obtained or renewed at the time of qualification. Needed Equipment: Firearm in Good working condition At least 100 Rounds of Ammunition per firearm Holster Eye and Ear Protection Pen ****** Effective Immediately ****** you will need a QUALITY flashlight for the night fire course. Please do not bring a dollar store special for a freebie from Harbor Freight. Your light must have an effective range of at least 15 yards.
Registration Required  Seats Available: 24 - Click here to register.

 

*Anyone wishing to attend classes must pre-register here or with the range office.
**Note RPQ Program is for retired Police who are public members of this range.
Telephone 609-926-3491 Fax 609-926-5274

Please note that on all of the above dates the range will be open for shooting on weekends from 8am-4pm, unless otherwise specified.

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