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Rifle/Pistol Range (Range 116)
Hours of Operation (by appointment only)

Winter hours (November-March)

  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Summer hours (April-October)

  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Click here for the December Range Calendar

Click here for the January Range Calendar

To make an appointment, please click here. 

On days the range is open, call for open time slots available. 
Please note: Range visits are not allowed without an appointment. 

Rifle/Pistol Range DSN: 526-1384 , CIV 09641 70 5261384

Note: If you would like to use the range outside of normal opening hours of operation, a minimum of two weeks advanced notice is required. Contact Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation   

Don’t have your own weapon, no problem, the rifle/pistol range has weapons for rent.


  • 9mm
  • 40 S&W
  • 22lr
  • 38 Special
  • 357 Magnum


  • One 308 sport shooting rifle
  • One 223 hunting type rifle
  • One 223 AR platform rifle
  • One 22lr rifle

No weapon license is required to use the range.
Ages 14-17 may only fire a 22lr at the rifle and pistol range.
This limitation is in accordance with German weapons law - section 27.

Wild B.O.A.R. Ranges will not operate on the following German holidays:

  • April 7, 2023:  Good Friday
  • November 1, 2023: All Saints Day
  • November 19, 2023: German Memorial Day
  • November 26, 2023: Day of National Mourning


1.      Customers must check in with range personnel in charge prior to entering the shooting area.

2.      Once entering the shooting area, hearing protection is mandatory.  Eye protection is strongly suggested.

3.      Take all instructions from the range safeties.

4.      Slings on rifles must be removed before shooting.

5.      Use of approved targets only.  (Man shaped targets, Tannerite etc. are not allowed.) 

6.      All weapons must remain unloaded with the actions open until ready to shoot.

7.      Weapons will be pointed down range when loaded and the action is closed.

8.      If there is a problem with a weapon and/or range equipment, weapons must be unloaded.

9.      No more than five cartridges may be loaded at one time for a pistol/revolver.

10.  Pistol/revolver shooters will not have a loaded weapon in the holster. Cross draw or hip draw is not allowed.  See range staff if there is a question.

11.  Shooting a pistol/revolver while moving is prohibited.  Shooter must be stationary at the firing line.

12.  Quick reaction shooting, surprise and moving targets are prohibited.

13.  Only approved ammunition may be used.  At the rifle range, ammunition must not exceed 5000 joules at the muzzle.  At the pistol range, pistol/revolver ammunition must not exceed 610 joules at the muzzle.  Magnum caliber pistols/revolvers may be used only at the rifle range.

14.  Calibers that are not authorized for use at the rifle range are, 338 Lapua and 50 Cal.

15.  If there is a misfire, wait 30 seconds then unload the weapon.

16.  Shooters that are not down range checking targets will not stand at the firing line when the down range area is not clear.  (Example, while other shooters are still down range checking targets.)

17.  Shooters will police all expended cases and any trash and place in the designated container.

18.  R116 does not have a designated air rifle/pistol area. Therefore, children under 14 years of age may not be in the shooting area.

19.  Children 14 to 17 years of age may shoot up to a .22 caliber, under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

20.  Alcoholic beverages and impairing medication will not be consumed prior to or while participating in shooting activities.

Please be advised, customers violating range safety rules will be held accountable for their actions and may be asked to leave the range area.    If continued violations occur, this person may face the possibility losing all range use privileges.  This will be discussed through the HFSS office, FMWR leadership and the Garrison Commander.  The Garrison Commander will render the final decision on whether or not to ban any individual from using the FMWR ranges.

Please note that the ranges accept cash only - Euros or U.S. Dollars.
No cards accepted at the range.

Range 116 is operated by Wild B.O.A.R. Outdoor Recreation. The range has weapons available for rent. Range 116 has 308, 223 & 22 rifles as well as the civilian version of the Army’s M17 9mm (P320) pistols.


We are open for the renewal of fishing permits. CHECK OUT FISHING CLASSES.

Night fishing has changed to every Friday night from May through September at the Dickhäuter Lake only.

If you have further questions regarding fishing, please contact us by clicking here.

Click here for more information about the Hunting, Fishing & Sport Shooting programs here at USAG Bavaria and at U.S. Army posts across Europe.