Calera, AL – Double Tap Training Grounds

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300 Horton Cove Road
Calera, AL 35040

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    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: $75 per shooter for the six-day Rifleman Boot Camp. $15 per shooter for the 25m event weekend.

    Camping Available:

    Bunkhouses Available: The range has bunk houses on-site, for both men and women.  Includes bed, bedding, showers, and rec room.  Grilling permitted on site with prior coordination.  Cost is 30 dollars per night.  Contact Kim at 205-368-2774 or email:


    America’s Best Value Inn, 11960 AL-25, Calera, AL 35040.  205-668-4800.  (4.5 miles)
    Quality Inn, 357 County Road 304,  Calera, AL 35040.  205-668-3641.  (6.3 miles)
    Hampton Inn Calera, 93 Metro Drive,  Calera, AL 35040. 205-668-6565.  (7 miles)


    From Birmingham:  Take I-65 south to exit 228.  Turn left onto AL-25N towards Calera.  Drive 4.4 miles.  Turn left onto Horton Cove Road and drive .3 miles.  Bear slight right to destination.

    From Montgomery:  Take I-65 nouth to exit 228.  Turn right onto AL-25N towards Calera.  Drive 4.4 miles.  Turn left onto Horton Cove Road and drive .3 miles.  Bear slight right to destination.

    Note:  Do not use Mapquest street directions to determine route to the range, as the results will take you off course.

    GPS: 33.145382,-86.683885

    State Laws to be aware of:

    State gun laws at the NRA:
    State gun laws at GLBS:!/states/-gun-laws

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


    1. For shooting events, check-in will begin at 8 am.  Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 am.
    2. Awesome bunkhouse lodging is available on-site. Grill available on site as well.  Please contact range management directly for reservations in the bunkhouse: Kim 205-368-2774 or
    3. Rimfire and centerfire up to 8mm allowed! Eye and ear protection are mandatory.
    4. Shooters should plan on working lunches. No food is available at the range - so bring a bag lunch, beverages, and snacks as needed for the day.  Bottled water and soft drinks are available on-site.

    Rifleman Boot Camp Info

    The Rifleman’s Boot Camp (RBC) puts you on the fast track to becoming a Rifleman – or an Appleseed instructor. The training consists of classroom instruction, range-safety instruction, and marksmanship from varied distances. You’ll learn the basics of shooting at 25 yards, and how those same principles translate to shots of 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards away.  We recommend bringing both a rimfire and centerfire rifle to the RBC.  Students will receive pre-event information from the Course Director. 

    In the words of one of our RBC graduates, "If you don’t have one of the best times of your life at this boot camp, something is seriously wrong with you."

    For more information contact:

    Name: AL State Coordinator Email Address: