Norfolk County Rifle Range was established in 1947 as a private shooting club. Membership is available to all citizens that are not legally barred from ownership of firearms. NCRR members must also be current members of the National Rifle Association and the Virginia Shooting Sports Association.
Non-members are welcome as guests of members and at all scheduled events such as club meetings, training sessions or shooting competitions.
One of NCRR’s primary goals is to promote safe and responsible use of firearms.
Members are granted access to the club firing ranges after meeting the club’s qualification standards. The outdoor shotgun range may be used for trap shooting, portable trap shooting and patterning. The 25-yard indoor range is suitable for all common pistol cartridges, for .22 caliber rimfire rifles and for airguns. An archery range is also available.
Norfolk County Rifle Range sponsors NRA, ATA and IDPA sanctioned shooting tournaments at the club facility in Chesapeake and at other ranges in the area.
Tournament dates are listed in the club calendar, in the NRA Shooting Sports USA and in the VSSA Bullet.
Members and non-members may also compete in weekly league-type competitions.
Periodic informal training and coaching sessions serve as an introduction to competitive shooting for shooters that are interested in entering formal competition.
The club conducts an organized smallbore and airgun program for junior shooters. Safety, competitive skills and sportsmanship are emphasized.
Several NRA-Certified instructors are members of the club and are available to conduct periodic firearms classes in accordance with professionally-developed