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Sam R. Murphy WMA Shooting Range

This range has not been reviewed yet.

Address: Western Front Rd

Beaverton, AL 35544

Range Type: Shotgun, Pistol, Rifle

Hours: daylight hours only (except by permit)

Days Open:

Latitude: 33.96537 Longitude: -88.01650

Phone: 256 353-2634

Indoor: No

Outdoor: Yes

Maximum Distance: 100 yards

Firing Points: 0

Handguns Allowed: Yes

Rifles Allowed: Yes

Range Status: Open

Range Fee:

A valid hunting, heritage, fishing, or WMA license is required for all shooting range users between the ages of 16-64.


The range is located west of Guin, AL (Marion County) in Lamar County and can be driven to by traveling west on county road 16(Henson Springs Road) from Guin and then turning left on the gravel Western Front Road. Travel down the Western Front Road until you see the sign for the range on the right. The range is about 1 mile from the Western Front Road.

GPS coordinates for the range are: 33.964 N 87.982 W

Range Rules:

Range is open during daylight hours only (except by permit).

No alcoholic beverages allowed.

Any legal firearm and ammunition, except armor-piercing or tracer, may be used on target range.

Keep all firearms unloaded and muzzles pointed in a safe direction when not firing. Action on uncased guns shall be open when not on the firing line.

All persons are to remain behind the shooter while firing is taking place. No firing shall be allowed while anyone is down range.

All firearms (except as noted below in # 7) shall only be fired from designated stations on the concrete shooting line into the embankment at stationary paper targets. Targets must be placed so shots will impact the embankment no higher than 5' above ground level at the base of the embankment. Only one person may shoot from each designated location at any given time.

Shotguns with no. 4 shot or smaller may be fired at moving clay targets on designated clay areas only.

All used targets, brass, shotgun hulls, and other trash shall be placed in a garbage can, or removed from the range.

It shall be illegal to violate any posted restriction.

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