Volunteer Rifle and Pistol Club

One of the oldest shooting organizations in the South
Serving the shooters of East Tennessee since 1930

We have indoor and outdoor facilities and ranges with activities in benchrest, high-power, 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 37918, within the TWRA’s John Sevier Hunter Education Center


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

  • The benchrest range is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1-6 and Saturdays from 10-6. All users need to check in before 5:00 April – October and before 4:30 Nov – Feb.

  • Shotgun ranges are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-6. Shooters must check in before 4:45. All shooting must be complete by 6. Shotgun ranges are also open on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-10. EFFECTIVE 2019, TUESDAY NIGHT SHOTGUN RANGES ARE OPEN TO VRPC CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. (Join us!) Shooters need to check in between 6:30 and 7:00.

  • Shotgun ranges will shoot either skeet or trap, at the discretion of the Range Safety Officer. Range will shoot 5-stand (only) on the 2nd Saturday and 3rd Sunday of each month during Daylight Savings Time. Check the calendar.


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

Shotgun fees per 25 targets (One round of skeet, trap, or 5-stand)

  • Non-member adult, $7

  • Non-member youth, $5

  • Member adult, $4 (Members can purchase a 10-round card for $35)

  • Member youth, $3

Shotgun ammunition is available for purchase.


  • 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.

  • A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present during all shooting and will be in control of the range.

  • 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.