Buckeye, AZ – Joe Foss Shooting Range

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26700 Buckeye Hills Dr
Buckeye, AZ 85326

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  • Website: joefossshootingrange.com

    Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are normally allowed at this location. Please check each particular event for details though since some events have different requirements.

    Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

    Safety Notice:

    Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.

    Range Fee: Under 18 free, adults $6/day

    Camping Available:

    Free primitive camping is available further West along Buckeye Hills Drive in the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area.


    Westward Motel, 945 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye (10 miles)

    Ranchhouse Motel, 1009 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye (10 miles)

    Best Western Plus Goodyear, 55 North Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ (28 miles)

    Best Western Space Age Lodge, 401 East Pima, Gila Bend (25 miles)


    From Interstate 10, approximately 30 miles West of Phoenix, take Exit 112 - (Hwy 85 South) approximately 10.5 miles to the Buckeye Recreation Area (Buckeye Hills Dr. on the right), entrance to the range is on the left about 250 yds in.  Proceed all the way through to the "Medal of Honor Range" on the far South end of the parking lot.

    GPS: 33.273140,-112.633209

    State Laws to be aware of:

    State gun laws at the NRA: nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/.aspx
    State gun laws at GLBS: gunlawsbystate.com/#!/states/-gun-laws

    It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all and Federal Firearms Laws.

    Although Arizona is among the least restrictive of states where firearms are concerned, attendees are responsible for knowing and following those laws that do exist.


    This is a rifle marksmanship event - No Handguns on the firing line.

    Located in the Buckeye Hills Recreational Area just South of I-10 to the West of Phoenix, the recently built range, named after Medal of Honor recipient General Joseph Jacob “Joe” Foss, is one of Appleseed's mainstay ranges, typically hosting at least six Appleseeds per year.  Appleseeds are held on the "Medal of Honor" training range located just to the South of the main public range - continue on through the main range parking lot and after crossing the bridge at the far end, Appleseed parking is along the arroyo to the right.  Come on out and join us for some of the finest Marksmanship instruction available. Additionally, shooters will be immersed in the true history and lore of April 19th, 1775, the day Marksmanship met history and our heritage began…

    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Do you know someone under 18 who wants to attend but can't find .22 ammo?  No problem - thanks to Federal Ammunition's support of youth shooting programs, Federal Automatch .22 is available direct from Federal for $13.00 per 325rnd box.  To take advantage of this offer, you must contact azmule through forum PM or email az@appleseedinfo.org at least a week before the shoot, to ensure that the Shoot Boss of your event has enough on hand.

    Again - this ammo is for use at an Appleseed by shooters under 18, the supply allotted to Arizona Appleseed is limited and may go fast, so sign up sooner rather than later.

    Things to bring for a comfortable experience:

    •   A positive, learning attitude
    •   Range and registration fees, Eventbrite ticket if pre-registered
    •   Eye and Ear Protection
    •   Shooting Mat
    •   Appropriate Clothing for the weather, including hat
    •   Sunscreen
    •   Rifle, preferably with sling and at least two magazines.  Otherwise, bring what you have.
    •   600 rounds of ammunition for your rifle.
    •   Lunch and water for the day.
    •   Bring a friend and share in the fun!

    For more information contact:

    Name: AZ State Coordinator Email Address: AZ@appleseedinfo.org

    Name: Scott Benjamin Email Address: sdb@muleshed.org

    Name: PM azmule on the Appleseed forum