Membership Information

Interested in Membership?

  After looking at different sections on our website, you have seen that our chapter has a lot to offer.

An Olympic Archery range

A shotgun range with 4 fields (1 trap only and 3 skeet or trap)

An indoor air rifle range

A 17-point outdoor rifle and pistol range with target placements at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards

An indoor archery range

Three outdoor field archery ranges (two 14-point walking and one sighting-in ranges that also includes a crossbow sighting station)

A catch-and-release pond for fishing and campgrounds

Picnic areas with pavilions, a playground, and a playing field


To use the facilities you need to be a member, an escorted guest of a member, or be attending an open special event, such as:

Our annual ladies-only “Women on Target” event

A monthly bull’s-eye pistol match

A seasonal monthly Service Rifle match

A monthly Bull Run Muzzleloaders shoot

High Power rifle practice

Amateur Trapshooting Association or National Skeet Shooting Association ‘registered target’ shoots

A junior in one of our Youth Activities programs

NOVA Sharpshooters for Sporter or Precision Air Rifle

The Queen Ann Archers

Junior Olympic Archery Development

  Members have use of the range facilities when range safety officers are present for the firearms ranges.  Members may bring a given guest up to three times a year and up to four guests at a time.  Some ranges will have a guest fee.  The member may bring their immediate family members as a guest an unlimited number of times and family members are not charged guest fees.

Our Membership is capped by Fairfax County and we reach the cap every year.  To become a member you need to attend a Prospective Membership Orientation Class (PMOC).  Because of limited space in the field house, we maintain a list and invite people to attend.  To get on the list, send an email to the Membership Chairman Benn Crandall and the Membership Secretary. You will be notified by e-mail which PMOC to attend.

PMOCs are typically held the third Saturday morning of January, starting at 9:00 am (be there by 8:30 am) in the Chapter field house. The second PMOC is usually the third Thursday evening (starting at 7:30 PM but get there a bit early) of Feburary and then the third Saturday of April, May and so on until we are full.

An opportunity to join another facility in the general area sooner might be found at which is a listing of IWLA Chapters nation-wide. There is no reciprocity between Virginia IWLA Chapters, so joining another Chapter will not get someone privileges for the Arlington Fairfax Chapter.

After having attended an orientation class and paying your dues/initiation fee , we ask all our new members to provide six hours of volunteer labor around the property, usually coordinated through our groundskeeper, Rick Kohne. Temporary range badges will be issued to allow you to use chapter facilities after you have been voted in as a member. When you have completed your six hours, you are eligible to receive your permanent range badge.

Finally, you need to be voted in at a General Membership meeting, typically held at 7:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Arrangements can be made to vote people into the club in absentia who are unable to attend a Membership meeting.

Thank you for your interest in our club. We will look forward to seeing you at an upcoming prospective New Member Orientation Meeting.

Benn Crandall

Membership Chairman.

Arlington-Fairfax Chapter, Inc.