Located at 1420 Sheridan Lincoln Blvd, Lincoln, CA 95648 ~ 916-645-9350 (message only)

The Lincoln Rifle Club’s Dillman Range is the club's primary shooting facility. It is located just outside of Lincoln and is 10.8 acres in size. The range provides 32 covered firing points for rifles and pistols. In addition, there is a 16-yard practice trap area. The Dillman Range can accommodate targets up to 200 yards. Pistol targets may be placed at 10, 25 and 50 yards. Rifle (or long range pistol) targets may be set up at 50, 100 & 200 yards. There are targets and target frames available to be utilized at most distances and fixed target equipment at 200 yards.  

The Lincoln Rifle Club does not rent firearms or sell ammunition.  

Portable restroom facilities are provided. There are no kitchen facilities for cooking or refrigeration, so packing snacks is recommended. There is a soda machine on the site. No camping is allowed on the range property. 

Operating Hours

Operating hours are subject to change due to weather, match schedules, or other unforeseen circumstances. It is best to check the Lincoln Rifle Club calendar or call the recorded message line (916-645-9350) before coming out to the range.  

dillman range safety rules



Safety is our first priority.  Dillman Range Rules and Range Safety Officer (RSO) instructions shall be followed at all times to ensure safety.

Wear Appropriate Clothing

For your safety & the safety of fellow shooters, we do not allow bare feet in sandals, flip-flops, and open shoes, etc. at the Dillman Range. 

Upon Arrival

  • Do not move firearms to the shooting area without RSO permission. 
  • Upon arrival, everyone must sign-in with the RSO immediately. 
  • Two (2) hour shooting time limit may be imposed during busy periods. You must sign in and pay any fees to be placed on the waiting list.  

Transporting Firearms and Preparing the Shooting Bench

  • After receiving RSO permission and DURING LIVE FIRE PERIODS ONLY, firearms may be taken directly to the shooting bench. Uncased firearms shall be carried muzzle pointing up, actions open, with a yellow breach flag in the chamber. 
  • All firearms on the range must be in a SAFE CONDITION, muzzle pointed downrange, action open, all ammunition and magazines removed, a yellow breach flag in the action. 
  • Rifles and shotguns may be placed in racks, provided the firearm is in a SAFE CONDITION, muzzle pointed up, action open, all ammunition and magazines removed, a yellow breach flag in the action.
  • Handguns must be left on the shooting bench with the muzzle pointed downrange, or placed in your vehicle.
  • Setting up the shooting bench, such as pads, rests, spotting scopes, is done during live fire only.

Live Fire Periods

  • All firearms on the shooting bench, unless being fired, must be in a SAFE CONDITION. 
  • EYE AND EAR PROTECTION is required during live fire periods. 
  • Minors: Anyone under the age of 18 years must be under the direct and constant supervision of a responsible adult. 
  • Rapid fire is prohibited. Rapid fire is defined as more than one shot per second. 
  • Handguns are not to be carried visibly in holsters. 
  • NO CROSS SHOOTING! Shoot only straight forward in your lane, not into any other lanes. 
  • IF YOU HAVE A MALFUNCTION OR A PROBLEM ON THE LINE, engage the firearm safety, keep the weapon pointed down range and ASK FOR ASSISTANCE. 
  • Metallic/Steel targets may be used only with lead or lead-core bullets at 100 yards or farther for center-fire rifles, and 50 yards or farther for handguns and rim-fire rifles.

Cease Fire Periods

  • Everyone will stand behind the yellow safety line during a Cease Fire. There will be no handling of firearms or any other equipment (magazines, ammunition, spotting scopes, targets, staplers, etc.) on the shooting bench during a cease fire. 
  • Firearms may not be handled during a cease fire. This includes in the parking lot and on the racks behind the shooting benches. 
  • All firearms on the benches and racks will be placed in a SAFE CONDITION. 
  • The RSO will inspect every firearm on the range to determine it is in a SAFE CONDITION. The RSO will then give permission to proceed downrange to check, post or retrieve targets. All others must remain behind the yellow safety line. 
  • Permission of the RSO is required prior to retrieving brass, shotgun hulls and unbroken clay pigeons beyond the red line and forward of the benches.