Ben Avery Shooting Facility
Anthem, AZ 85086
- Sun 7am-5pm, Wed-Sat 7am-7pm
Phoenix New Times' Description
Ben Avery is the largest publicly operated shooting facility in the United States, sprawling over 1,650 acres near Lake Pleasant. It has a proud history among sportsmen and was the site of the World Shooting Championships in 1970. Gun enthusiasts and law enforcement officers regularly practice on the main and specialty ranges, which include an archery range. Ben Avery also has a Clay Target Center for skeet and trap shooting, and a large campground away from the ranges. But the main thing that sets Ben Avery apart is the surrounding landscape â shooters get to take in some great views of the surrounding mountains and desert plains while honing their marksman skills.
Our world-class shooting range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a Five Star rating from the National Association of Shooting Ranges. This means that it is the best of the best at providing a quality recreation experience and is the first government facility to receive this designation.
Tips from foursquare
Exercise your 2nd Amendment rights!
Don't piss off the Range Safety Officers . . .
Always fun- great facility
Don't bring targets of zombies or animals they won't let you use them
Safety first! Listen to the range safety officers. You'll need ear and eye protection, too.