Public Safety Training Center FAQ

For further clarification or for questions not listed, feel free to talk with the range staff during working hours or call us at (503) 794-8065.

Main Public Safety Training Center page

Q. What firearms classes does the PSTC offer?

You can find a complete list of our classes and clinics online here.

Q. What do I need to do to shoot at the public range?

  • We do offer memberships; however, you may also shoot on a drop-in basis.
  • You will be required to take a safety tutorial and test, and sign a liability statement. There is no charge for this.
  • You must have a working firearm in your possession.
  • For non-members, the lane fee is $18.00 per person.   
  • You must purchase and shoot our ammunition. 
  • You may bring your own targets or purchase ours for $1.00 each.
  • All personal targets are subject to approval by the range staff.

Q. What may I shoot at the PSTC public range?

  • The range is open to handguns, rimfire rifles and handgun-caliber rifles.
  • You must purchase and shoot our ammunition.
  • Ammunition availability will determine if you may or may not shoot unusual calibers.
  • All firearms are subject to approval by the range staff.

Q. What do I need to wear to shoot at the PSTC?

  Ejected shells are very hot and will burn and/or blister. Also, the range is very loud.

  For your safety, we require the following:

  • Ear-muff-style hearing protection (provided) 
  • Wrap-around eye protection (provided) or side shields (not provided)
  • Closed-toed shoes (socks may be substituted)
  • Shirts and pants

  We recommend the following:

  • Baseball caps
  • Long-sleeve protection
  • Long pants and high-neck shirts
  • Ear-plugs as backup to ear-muffs

Q. How old do I need to be to shoot?

  • 18 years old with proof.
  • 12 years old if accompanied and supervised by a legal guardian (liability waiver required)

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, checks, and cash.