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Ben Avery Shooting Range


Editor’s note: It’s my goal that Accessing Arizona not become another web site with canned descriptions of places. I hope the site offers insight that only comes from “hands-on” rolling about a place. Having said that I am posting this entry somewhat prematurely. Its been 20 years since I’ve been to Ben Avery Shooting Range. But I’m posting this ‘cuz my ol’ buddy Guerry Dalrymple says the new accessible trap and skeet field is a winner.

Ben Avery Shooting Range has recently completed new fields for shooters who use mobility aids. The combination trap and skeet field is specially remodeled to accommodate wheelchair shooters.

Per their web page; the unique fully-paved design of this field allows for much easier access and maneuverability than traditional sidewalk-style fields found at most clay target facilities. In addition there is a large covered awning, as well as, an accommodating portable restroom.

Standard colored concrete was used to fill in the field area and all the regulation lanes and shooting stations were done in an accenting color dyed concrete. Red concrete represents the trap lanes, while maroon concrete was used to indicate the skeet stations. The end result is a very smooth surface that is very easy for wheelchairs mobility and other mobility aids to use. And The colored lanes and shooting stations clearly identifies where to shoot from.

The new field is not just restricted to shooters using wheelchairs. It is a multi-use field for all patrons.

Directions

The Ben Avery Clay Target Center is located on the grounds of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. The entrance to the Clay Target Center is off Carefree Highway, about 1/2 mile west of I-17. (Just west of mile marker 30)

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So it’s on my list to go blast some clay birdies soon. Or at least photograph the fun.

Ben Avery Trap & Skeet Info

Ben Avery Shooting Range


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