Welcome to the AFC-IWLA Sills Air Range

The Air Range is open as of 1 June using the procedures below. Note that no visitors or new athletes are allowed at this time.

Sills Air Range COVID-19 Procedures

(as of 15 May 2020)

NOTE: If you are not comfortable with the procedures below, please do not come to the air range yet.

Temporary Measures (subject to change)

– Only Monday/Friday open practices – summer hours – no high school practices until further notice

– Cloth masks required unless in the firing position (masks not provided)

– Only every other firing point will be available

– Only staff and athletes permitted in the firing area

– No waiting in the lobby or on the patio (athletes or parents)

– No new athletes or safety briefings – no coaching provided

– No use of club equipment or air guns

– Bathrooms and hand washing station available

– No food or drink in the firing area – snack bar will sell only bottled/canned drinks

Entry and Exit Procedures

-All athletes must sign in using the WaitList.Me application

  • May sign up on the web prior to arrival or sign up in the lobby
  • Please note if you are an air pistol or adaptive athlete

-Patrons must wait outside the range and off the patio

  • Do not congregate – maintain social distancing

– Enter firing area only after texted a lane assignment

  • After the second reminder text, you have five minutes to claim your lane

– Range lobby entrance is one-way to the firing line

– Athletes have no more than 60 minutes to practice and must be off their lane at the 60-minute point

– Exit through the far-left range door when leaving the air range

– Patrons may return through the lobby to use the bathroom or washing station

Hygiene

– Wash hands before and after practice

– Wipes or sprays available for equipment and flat surfaces

– Air cylinder filling – wipe down air cylinder before handing over

  • Gloves and sanitizer provided for adult that is filling air cylinders

– Range staff will wipe down lane monitor and table after an athlete departs

– Range staff will wipe down equipment and hard surfaces during range closing

Welcome to the Sills Air Range. We are a 26 lane airgun range at the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America facility in Centreville, Virginia. In 2015, the range went through a large renovation to go from a seven-lane facility to a larger new professional level range facility. In 2017, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF),  we added Megalink electronic targets.

The air range is used by chapter members, junior athletes, local high school teams and area club teams to practice and compete in the sports of air rifle and air pistol. Coaching and equipment are provided for those interested in trying the shooting sports. Please take a look around our website to learn more about what we offer.

2020 Rifle Matches @ Sills Air Range 

2020 Summer Rifle Clinics @ Sills Air Range 

Walther Cup Rifle Match @ WVU (30-31 May) 

2020 Air Range Consumables Fee (For any juniors or adult members using the air range)

2020 Junior Chapter Membership (For any juniors using the air range. Juniors must pay both the consumables fee and the junior chapter fee.)

2020 Adult Chapter Membership (Chapter memberships are available — act before they fill up)

 

To purchase raffle tickets, please send money to iwlasillsairrange@gmail.com using this link: buy raffle tickets. Please add $1 to cover the processing fee. 

Ben D. with his raffle prize – the raffle raised over $3900 to support youth shooting sports.