Beats the Desert

Private, safe, helpful staff, open every day, free, shade, snacks, ammo, supplies.

We are a large shooting range near St. George, UT. We offer public shooting of pistol, rifle, and shotgun, as well as 12 to 16 practical shooting competitions a month. We are a non-profit 501(c)4 charity focused on promoting practical shooting, general shooting education and promoting the 2nd Amendment.

Questions?
E-mail info@southernutahpracticalshootingrange.com
(435) 625-1745
Hours: FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER: We are currently only open to the general public on Tuesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 8:00AM-5:00 PM. Competitive shooting events will be run as scheduled.

Daily public hours will be resumed in October.

Private Bays

28 bays, ranging to 100 yards. We never run out of places for you to shoot. All bays have shade, table and target stands. Cost for a standard bay is FREE. For bays with steel targets, tactical stages, and electronic clay throwers, join (low cost) or pay a nominal use fee.


Open Every Day – NOTE CHANGE FOR OCTOBER

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER: We are currently only open to the general public on Tuesdays 3:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 8:00AM-5:00 PM. Competitive shooting events will be run as scheduled.

Pro Shop

Need ammo, eye protection, ear protection, or some other shooting need? Our well stocked pro-shop has what you need for an enjoyable shooting outing. Even cold (or hot) drinks and snacks.


Fun, Friendly, Not Hovering

Our staff are experts at two things… guns and being friendly. If you need help, they will help. If you want to just shoot, they will leave you alone. Their primary mission is to keep everybody safe, and to then make sure you have a great trip to the range.

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SUPS 3-Gun Match December 10/11, 2016

Hard as Hell Redemption!!!

For those that have not shot the Hard as Hell Match, or those that shot it and want another crack at a few stages, this is it!

We will be shooting HaH stages 1, 5 and 7!

NOTE: A rifle sling is required

Registration: 09:00-09:30am
First Shot: 10:00am

Match Fee: $15
*Juniors pay half price.
*Saturday Shooters only pay $5 to shoot the match again on Sunday.

Choose to shoot it on Saturday and/or Sunday.

*** Please note caliber restriction below (no 308) ***
Round Count
Handgun 39-53
Rifle 26 (many long range shots…)
Birdshot 44-58
Slug 3

Your Dedicated Match Directors,
Glen Wong, Eric Stidham, Dave Barton

============== Allowed Calibers ==============
Note that we have caliber restrictions now at our range. For instance, .308 is NOT allowed.

Allowed Calibers-
.223/5.56
5.45x39mm (AK74 cartridge, as long as it’s NOT steel core or bi-metal)
.300 AAC BLK (blackout)
6.5 Grendel
6.8 SPC7.62x39mm (AK47 cartridge, as long as it’s NOT steel core or bi-metal)
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SUPS 3-Gun Match December 10/11, 2016

Hard as Hell Redemption!!!

For those that have not shot the Hard as Hell Match, or those that shot it and want another crack at a few stages, this is it!  

We will be shooting HaH stages 1, 5 and 7!

NOTE:  A rifle sling is required

Registration: 09:00-09:30am
First Shot: 10:00am

Match Fee: $15 
*Juniors pay half price. 
*Saturday Shooters only pay $5 to shoot the match again on Sunday.

Choose to shoot it on Saturday and/or Sunday.

*** Please note caliber restriction below (no 308) ***
Round Count 
Handgun 39-53
Rifle 26 (many long range shots…)
Birdshot 44-58
Slug 3

Your Dedicated Match Directors,
Glen Wong, Eric Stidham, Dave Barton 

============== Allowed Calibers ==============
Note that we have caliber restrictions now at our range. For instance, .308 is NOT allowed. 

Allowed Calibers-
.223/5.56
5.45x39mm (AK74 cartridge, as long as it’s NOT steel core or bi-metal)
.300 AAC BLK (blackout)
6.5 Grendel
6.8 SPC7.62x39mm (AK47 cartridge, as long as it’s NOT steel core or bi-metal)

The Hard as Hell multigun is complete. This match was brutal to design, build, shoot and run. And we are tired. Our staff are beat and have worked for 14+ days straight.

So we are going to give them a rest.

Tuesday Steel is on, run by volunteers. But other range activities are closed today thru Friday.
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The Hard as Hell multigun is complete.  This match was brutal to design, build, shoot and run. And we are tired. Our staff are beat and have worked for 14+ days straight. 

So we are going to give them a rest. 

Tuesday Steel is on, run by volunteers.  But other range activities are closed today thru Friday.

Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range, Jeff Hatch and 10 others like this

PJ NavriskyIncredible Match! My first HAH to help at but second big match at the SUPS range. It was an honor to be able to be a part of this operation! Meeting and hearing so many KUDOS from the nationwide competitors was a blast!!!! I am proud to be a small cog in this huge wheel of SUPS! Thanks to all the guys and ladies who were so helpful for the Match and to me! GREAT AMERICAN FREEDOM FUN!!!!!!!

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Tuesday Night Steel! December 6, 2016
Ken Nelson said “Let there be light”, and so it became.
We now have tree lights which illuminates the stages and your front sights great! So, don't worry about the early darkness!
Start time: 3:00 pm
Last Registration: 6:30pm
Round Count Handgun: 73
Round Count Rifle: 73
Guidelines:
Handgun: 22LR, 9mm, 40S&W, 45
Carbine: Pistol caliber (22LR, 9mm, 40S&W, 45)
Check in to register with range staff BEFORE you go to your first stage.
Procedure After Registration (Open Squadding):
For each Stage iPad, find your name in the “Not In Shoot Order” section, and click on it. It will automatically add your name to the “Shoot Order” list. If your name is not found, click on “Get Shooter” button and sync with TNS Master. When your time is entered, it will automatically place your name in the “Completed” list. Please enter your name on the next stage’s iPad AFTER you complete shooting your current stage.
Special Note Regarding Brass: This is not a lost brass match so please feel free to pick up your brass or an equivalent number of brass that you shot. Please leave the rest for the range staff.
Several Items to Note:
* Juniors shoot free
* 1st time to TNS? Match fee is $5 . Please see Match Director for mandatory safety briefing.
Please spread the word about SUPS and TNS! We would love to get more shooters out!
Your Dedicated Match Directors,
Glen Wong, Chris Bain, Kimber Dunn, Kent/Tyler Forbush
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Tuesday Night Steel! December 6, 2016
Ken Nelson said “Let there be light”, and so it became.
We now have tree lights which illuminates the stages and your front sights great! So, dont worry about the early darkness!
Start time: 3:00 pm 
Last Registration: 6:30pm
Round Count Handgun: 73 
Round Count Rifle: 73
Guidelines:
Handgun: 22LR, 9mm, 40S&W, 45 
Carbine: Pistol caliber (22LR, 9mm, 40S&W, 45)
Check in to register with range staff BEFORE you go to your first stage.
Procedure After Registration (Open Squadding):
For each Stage iPad, find your name in the “Not In Shoot Order” section, and click on it. It will automatically add your name to the “Shoot Order” list. If your name is not found, click on “Get Shooter” button and sync with TNS Master. When your time is entered, it will automatically place your name in the “Completed” list. Please enter your name on the next stage’s iPad AFTER you complete shooting your current stage.
Special Note Regarding Brass: This is not a lost brass match so please feel free to pick up your brass or an equivalent number of brass that you shot. Please leave the rest for the range staff.
Several Items to Note:
* Juniors shoot free
* 1st time to TNS? Match fee is $5 . Please see Match Director for mandatory safety briefing.
Please spread the word about SUPS and TNS! We would love to get more shooters out!
Your Dedicated Match Directors,
Glen Wong, Chris Bain, Kimber Dunn, Kent/Tyler Forbush

This Fri/Sat/Sun we have our Hard as Hell Multigun match. Spectators are very welcome! Hours are 0800 to 1700. Island Grill will be on site all day.

If you come bring a gift or donation for our donation point for Toys for Tots. Competitors will be donating on the clock as they compete, and you can drop off toys or cash donations as well.
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This Fri/Sat/Sun we have our Hard as Hell Multigun match. Spectators are very welcome!  Hours are 0800 to 1700.  Island Grill will be on site all day. 

If you come bring a gift or donation for our donation point for Toys for Tots. Competitors will be donating on the clock as they compete, and you can drop off toys or cash donations as well.

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Stephen HandyThank you so much for helping the kids. Many thanks.

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Finding Us (it’s easy!)

Know where the DMV is?
Then you almost know where we are. Just go right past the DMV and follow the signs. If you get turned around contact us at (435) 625-1745.

We are a ginormous shooting range that never runs out of places for you to shoot.
We have hundreds of targets (steel), target stands, tables, bench rests, clay throwers, shade – everything you need for a fun shooting outing.