Frequently Asked Questions


Do you offer per-day use of the facility?

No, Brock's Gap Training Center is a private, member's-only facility. However, weekend matches and training events are open to the public.

How can I get two current members to endorse my application if I don't know anyone there?

Attend any of the monthly matches.  That's the best way to get to know folks, learn about our facility and get the necessary signatures.  All matches are listed in the Calendar.

How much does it cost to join?

Yearly dues are $252.00 plus a one-time application fee as noted on the application form.  When you first join, dues are prorated for the number of months remaining in the membership-year, which runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Members are required to participate in a work-day each year.  Designated work-days will be posted on our website.  If a member cannot or choses not to participate in a work-day they will be accessed a $45.00 Range Maintenance fee.

Is it required that I join the National Rifle Association before becoming a member?

Yes, active membership in the NRA is required for membership at Brock's Gap Training Center.  You can join the NRA here.

I'm not an avid competitor, do I have to participate in two matches as part of becoming a member?

Yes, participation in two matches is a requirement.  This is done to evaluate gun-handling skills and overall focus on safety.  However, we offer matches for all skill levels, from novice to expert, so you're bound to find one you'll enjoy.

Do I get a gate key when I join?

Yes, once you've been approved you will receive an ID card and a magnetic key which will allow access to the facility 365-days per year.

As a member, can I bring guests?

Yes, you certainly can.  During the week you can bring up to four guests.  On weekends you can bring two guests.

I have physical limitations, how can I satisfy the work-day requirement?

Not all range projects require physical labor.  Contact the Range Operations Officer or the work-day coordinator for specific projects and they will gladly work with you.

Are there work-day opportunities outside of the posted, official work days?

Yes, work opportunities arise quite often outside of the six official work-days.  Look in the club e-mails, newsletters, or on the website for information as these opportunities arise.

How do I find out when ranges are closed for training events or construction?

Always check the website.  Notices are posted on the main page, the Calendar or the Police training schedule.  Sometimes events come up too quickly to post, but this doesn't happen often.

Where, and to whom, do I mail my dues and or correspondence?

Brock's Gap Training Center:  Attn: Membership Secretary, P O Box 360032, Birmingham AL 35236-0032

What is the physical address of the range?

3721 South Shades Crest Road, Birmingham, AL  35244

What are the GPS coordinates of the facility?

33° 20’ 19.25” N 86° 52’ 28.00” W

Who can I contact for more information?

You may contact any Board Member or Match Director for additional information.

Do I have to be a member to list items on the Swap Meet page?

Yes, this opportunity is available to members only.