Volunteer Rifle and Pistol Club has been serving the shooting needs of our community since June 16th, 1930.

We have indoor and outdoor facilities and ranges, with activities in airgun, benchrest, black powder, high-power, junior marksmanship, pistol, small bore, and silhouette. Our shotgun activities include skeet, trap, and 5-stand.

 Open to the public, VRPC is housed within the TWRA’s John Sevier Hunter Education Center. A Range Safety Officer is present during all open hours.


 We are located at 2327 Rifle Range Drive, Knoxville, TN, within the TWRA’s John Sevier Hunter Education Center.  Phone: 865-687-9945 or 865-594-6279


  • Closed first full weekend of each month and all holidays.

  • The benchrest range is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00-6:00 p.m. All users need to check in before 5:00 p.m.

  • Shotgun ranges are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday shotgun range shooters need to check in before 4:45 p.m. All shooting must be complete by 6:00 PM.

  • The 5-stand is scheduled on the 2nd Saturday and 3rd Sunday of each month during Daylight Savings Time.

  • Shotgun ranges are also open on Tuesday from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Tuesday night shotgun shooters need to check in by 7:00 p.m.

  • The Pistol range is open on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. for specific programs and events.


TWRA gate fee of $8 covers 2 hours. (Fee is waived for VRPC members). In addition…

  • Shotgun fees per 25 targets…

  • Non-member adult, $7

  • Non-member youth, $5

  • Member adult, $4

  • Member youth, $3

Safety and Range Rules

  • All traffic, except club members with key cards, must check in at the gate.

  • A valid drivers license, social security number, or TWRA ID are required to use the range regardless of age.

  • Firearms must be cased and unloaded.

  • Eye and ear protection is required.

  • All shotguns must have a stock (no pistol grips) and only slugs may be shot at the bench rest range.

  • Skeet ammunition is limited to #9 shot only, due to a short fallout zone. Trap and 5-stand are limited to #7 ½, #8, or #9.