About us

Hi-Desert Rod and Gun Club

"Clean air and friendly people in the high desert...
come join us!"

Nestled in the hills of Morongo Valley, at the foot of the Yucca grade, the Hi-Desert Rod and Gun Club has served the high desert communities since 1976. We are a non-profit organization that is open to the public. We offer yearly memberships for the dedicated shooters and daily rates for the occasional shooter or visitor. Come join us for a some good clean American fun. We are affiliates of the NRA and CRPA.

Our range will accommodate shooters of all ages, disciplines, and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran in the sport of shooting you can find a challenge at our range.

Safety First!!! Firing line is always attended by an NRA certified "Range Safety Officer" who is there to direct range operations, assist shooters, and most importantly, maintain a safe shooting environment.

The High Desert Rod and Gun Club does not rent or sell firearms nor do we sell or supply ammunition. Steel core ammunition is not allowed at our range. 

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the Rifle and Pistol benches are buzzing with action from morning to late afternoon. We have 10 covered stations that can accommodate standing, sitting and prone positions for your pleasure.

On Wednesday and Sunday mornings you will find a hearty round of trap to start the day off right.

On the second Saturday of the month we hold the David Miller Memorial .22 small bore matches. These matches are open to the old and young alike for some prone style NRA competition shooting. 

The third Saturday of the month we host advanced pistol competitions. Join us on this Saturday for more information. We are affiliates of the NRA and CRPA.

Some History

In the early 1960’s the Yucca Valley Rotary Club acquired 40 acres of land in Yucca Valley, California from the Bureau of Land Management to be used as a shooting range. The Rotary Club formed a boulder and sand firing line, constructed a tower, installed shooting benches and laid out target lines.

Originally, the range was meant to be used by local shooters at no cost. But by the late 1960’s, The Rotary Club’s interest fell off; however, the range remained open to the general public. Because there was no entity over-seeing the range, there was uncontrolled and potentially dangerous misuse by the general public who were using the range.

HDRGC Entrance

By mid-1970 the Rotary Club no longer wanted to be involved with the range and they released their interest to the Park District. The Park District closed the range and put a chain across the entrance road, posting “no shooting” signs. Local shooters who were still interested in using the range asked the Park District how they could reopen it. They were advised that if a Club was formed and incorporated, had by-laws, liability insurance, provided range officers and maintenance; the Park District would lease the range to that Club.  

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Worth doing

Scheduled
Meets & Events

Stay up to date with our calendar! Try a Steel Challenge, Rifle match, or a Shotgun Trap event.

Calendar

Range
Safety Officer

Do you enjoy to shoot and would like to help maintain the safety of our range? If so, it may be time for you to become an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer! After completeing this all day class and spending 2 shifts on the range with a Senior RSO, you will be qualified to join our team of Range Safety Officers. Contact us for more info.

sponsored
events

We sponsor many events & fundraisers throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

Clean air and friendly people in the high desert...come join us! We are open to the public!

Our range will accommodate shooters of all ages, disciplines, and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran in the sport of shooting you can find a challenge at our range. Safety First!!! Firing line is always attended by an NRA certified "Range Safety Officer" who is there to direct range operations, assist shooters, and most importantly, maintain a safe shooting environment.