Range Training begins after class lectures, a question and answer period, tests are
conducted, and everyone has been cleared by the instructor as understanding the basic
rules for safe firearms handling.
Level 1 Firearms Safety and Training operates what is known as a “Cold Range”. This
means there is no handling of firearms unless you are practicing a drill or qualifying for
shooting skills on the front line, where the instructor or designated supervisor is observing
your actions for safe gun handling.
While behind the firing line, students are allowed to reload their magazines, but their firearm should be holstered at all times. If the
student has brought a revolver, he should be taking this time to load his speed loader for the next round of drills.
Students who do not keep their firearms holstered while away from the firing line can be dismissed by the instructor.
Students who “muzzle” other students, intentional or not, may be dismissed by the instructor.
Students who drop their firearm may be dismissed by the instructor.
Students who fight, wave their firearm in a threatening manner, or who are under the influence of any drug or alcohol, will be
If you have violated safety rules to the point the instructor has asked you to leave, your class time is over, there will be no refunds, and
you may be reported to the Sheriff or local Police depending on the circumstances. The range is a serious environment which could have
deadly consequences if students do not follow their firearms training.
Instructions to the range are provided below. You may also vit the web site at the Idaho Fish and Game.
George W. Nourse Public Shooting Range
Located on the southwest side of Pickles Butte, southwest of Nampa, the Nourse Range is part of 1,350-acre Jubilee Park,
operated by Canyon County Parks and Waterways.
There are nine "shooting lanes" of various sizes and lengths, separated by earthen berms.
Each range has a firing line established using large wooden boxes suitable for bench rests. There is no seating. The boxes are
marked with available yardage for that lane, from 43 to 97 yards.
Rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting are all allowed at the range.
Restroom facility on site.
No cost to use range.
Open seven days a week; daylight hours.
To Reach the Range:
From Nampa travel south on Highway 45 to Missouri Avenue (GPS: N430 29.180’ W1160 34.235’);
Turn west and travel six miles to Farner Road (GPS: N430 29.277’ W1160 41.576’);
Turn south and travel ½ mile to Ross Lane (GPS: N430 28.627’ W1160 41.578’);
Travel one mile west to Nash Lane (GPS: N430 28.616’ W1160 42.768’);
Travel an additional mile to the range. (Range GPS Location: N430 29.070’ W 1160 43.490’)