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Weapons Training Battalion

Training Command

Quantico, Virginia
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Recreational Firing

Who May Participate

  • Active duty/Reserve military members/ Retirees
  • DoD civilians
  • Dependents (Minor dependents (12-18 years old) are eligible with guardian/military sponsor)
  • EVERYONE signs the Hold Harmless Waiver (guardians must sign for minor dependents)

What:  Weapons Training Battalion Recreational Firing (Rec Fire)

Where:  Calvin A. Lloyd Ranges: Range 1/Shotgun Range 

When:   Fridays (1200-1400)

             Friday will be rifle/pistol/shotgun on Range 1

             Fridays will be shotgun skeet only on Shotgun Range

Why:  “Every Marine is a rifleman”; however, our ability to conduct marksmanship training (especially in the NCR) with personal firearms is significantly challenged.  Rec Fire will allow greater marksmanship opportunities for those stationed in the NCR. 

  • Shooters may bring their own backing, targets, pasties, and staples or may purchase everything on site for a cost of $2.00.  Additional targets may be purchased for $1.00 each.
  • Shooters may bring a box of Whiteflyer clays or pay $3.00 per round of skeet.
  • Firearm and Ammo safety/function and brass police are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Pistols up to .50, Rifles up to .50,  Shotguns up to 12ga, and black powder are authorized.
  • Up to 50 firing points will be used and based on availability of the PSO's.
  • Transportation of all weapons and ammunition to WTBN must comply with MCB Quantico Order 8000.1D, Privately Owned Weapons, Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Fireworks, and Pyrotechnics.
  • Rec-fire will never be conducted at the expense of the mission essential training.  The CO WTBN may cancel or change the schedule if conflicts with military training arise.
  • Visit the WTBN website for the latest on rec fire location, changes, and cancelations.
  • Questions Call WTBN S3 at (703) 784-5341.

 

Recreational Fire Directions

Directions to Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico



 From north of Quantico:  We are located on the West side of I-95.  Take I-95 South to Exit 148.  At the stop sign turn right onto Russell Road and proceed about 1 mile.  You will reach a checkpoint manned by USMC MPs.  Continue on past the check point.  Russell Rd becomes MCB 1.  Stay on MCB 1 for about 3 miles. You will pass a fire station on your left at about the 1.5 mile mark. You’ll hit a 35 MPH zone as the road turns to the left and then see a water tower ahead on the right hand side of the road.  Continue past the water tower and make a right about 1/4 mile after the water tower.  That is Garand Rd; if you go back into a 45 MPH zone or see FBI Academy signs, then you’ve gone too far.  Go down the hill to the stop sign make a right and then another immediate right into our parking lot.  Pavilion is directly ahead on the right hand side.  Park in any open spaces on that end of the parking lot.    

From south of Quantico:  We are located on the West side of I-95.  Take I-95 North to Exit 148.  At the stop sign turn left onto Russell Road and proceed about 1.25 miles.  You will reach a checkpoint manned by USMC MPs.  Continue on past the check point.  Russell Rd becomes MCB 1.  Stay on MCB 1 for about 3 miles. You will pass a fire station on your left at about the 1.5 mile mark. You’ll hit a 35 MPH zone as the road turns to the left and then see a water tower ahead on the right hand side of the road.  Continue past the water tower and make a right about 1/4 mile after the water tower.  That is Garand Rd; if you go back into a 45 MPH zone or see FBI Academy signs, then you’ve gone too far.  Go down the hill to the stop sign make a right and then another immediate right into our parking lot.  Pavilion is directly ahead on the right hand side.  Park in any open spaces on that end of the parking lot.









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