Things to do
Bull Run Public Shooting Center offers a 20-yard indoor target range with 18 shooting lanes. Lanes are rented in one-hour increments with target provided. You must supply your own archery equipment. Archery instruction is also available. The Archery range is open to the general public on weekends and holidays.
Bull Run Public Shooting Center can accommodate group and business outings of all sizes. We can tailor a program to fit the needs of your group, with instructors available to train new shooters or to assist experienced shooters. The shooting center can handle groups numbering from 6 to 100 shooters. This program is designed for the inexperienced shooter as well as the seasoned sportsman. Corporate group outings are available Tuesday through Fridays only. Give us a call at 703-830-2344 to plan your next outing.
Learn to Shoot Classes/Private Lessons
Learn to Shoot Safety Class
Our Learn to Shoot Safety Class takes non-shooters and beginners through the basics of learning to handle a shotgun and getting range ready. This class is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:15pm, and 3:00pm. The Learn to Shoot Safety class covers range etiquette/rules, safely handling of the shotgun, loading/unloading, stance and shooting clay targets. Each class holds 6 people and pre-registration is required as we cannot guarantee walk-in space. The class is $35 per person, lasts about 1 ½ hours, and all equipment is included, just come dressed for the weather. Open to everyone age 12 and up.
Bull Run Shooting Center offers 5 different shotgun games that are fun and exciting for new or experienced shooters, including sporting clay, skeet, trap, wobble trap and five stand.
Sporting clays are a form of clay pigeon shooting with different stations laid out over natural terrain. Each station has an A and B bird which can be thrown as singles or simultaneously. Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes.
Bull Run Public Shooting Center hosts tournaments throughout the year. The tournaments are open to the public, and registration is conducted on the day of the tournament. All tournaments start at 9:00 a.m. and are typically held on Saturdays. Please call 703-830-2344 for additional information. The park is also home to National Sporting Clays Association Registered Shoots.
*REMINDER Our Sporting Clays course is closed every Friday before a tournament so we can set the course. Our fields of Skeet, Trap and Wobble will open at noon on those days.