Welcome to the AFC-IWLA Sills Air Range

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 new professional level twenty-five range facility. In 2017, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF),  we added Megalink electronic targets. Also in 2017, we became a USA Shooting Certified Training Center (CTC).

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.

2019 Air Range Consumables Fee Sign-up Now Available

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AFC-IWLA Member Dedicated Range Time at the Sills Air Range

Starting Sunday, 24 June 2018, the Sills Air Range will be open to chapter members and their guests from 12 Noon to 5 PM.  This will continue on Sundays throughout the remainder of CY 2018.  Volunteer range safety officers will be running the range.  Due to limited staff, coaching will not be available.  New shooters seeking coaching should attend the open hours on Monday or Friday evenings.

Chapter members with a valid range badge will have access to the range air rifles and IZH air pistols, as well as compressed air, pellets and targets.  After five visits, chapter members are expected to either provide all their own equipment and supplies (including compressed air) or pay the yearly air range consumables fee.

For the Sunday sessions, the Sills Air Range will have the same “one badge, one gun, one lane” policy as used at the pistol/rifle range.   Chapter members will be responsible for supervising their guests.

On their first visit, members and guests are required to receive the air range safety brief and complete the informed consent form before they can begin shooting.  For the first and subsequent visits, members and guests must sign-in and sign-out using the SINE-Pro kiosk next to the range safety officer station.

Range operations are limited to air rifles and air pistols using .177 caliber pellets (diablo/wadcutter) at < 650 fps.

If you would like to volunteer as a range safety officer or coach for the adult sessions, contact Mark Budgeon, mgbudgeon@verizon.net, 703-490-5817.

Before leaving for the range, check https://tinyurl.com/airrangecalendar in advance for cancellations that may affect the Sunday range operations.


Congratulations to Walter L.!

Raffle Winner — Walter L. with his SKB

Raised $6000 for youth shooting matched by $12000 from the Midway Foundation!


Congratulations to Robert P. and Vincent V.!

Raffle Winner — Robert P. with his M1

Raised $6000 for youth shooting matched by $12000 from the Midway Foundation!

Raffle Winner — Vincent V. with his SX3

Raised $6000 for youth shooting matched by $12000 from the Midway Foundation!