The range will remain open for the entire 2013-2014 Winter, weather permitting and barring any unforseen complications.
It is mandated that members park ONLY on Forbes and NOT on Watervliet F&G property, regardless of snow conditions.
Snow plowing by Forbes will not be provided.
|Quarterly Membership Meetings:
Regular quarterly meetings will be held starting 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th, April 18th, July 18th, and October 17th, 2013 at the Colonie VFW Post.
The Post is reached by going east on Rifle Range Road (opposite the entrance to Forbes’ Range) to the end and turning right.
The Post is on the left immediately after making the turn.
|Club & Range Rules:
A complete listing can be viewed on our Rules & Reg's page.
Shooting hours are from 8:00AM through dusk.
Actions must remain open until firearm is shouldered and aimed at target!
Never park or drive on top of berms.
300-yard practice is Tuesday 8-10AM and 4-6PM.
Firing points 1-5 are the ONLY firing points that should be used for 300-yard practice.
All cars must be behind points 1-5 as well.
Thursday 600-yard practice is single load, slow fire only.
A guest may shoot only once, thereafter must apply for membership.
For more details, view the Membership page.
Annual dues are due by November 1, 2013 for calendar year 2014 membership.
Renewal dues remain at $40; you do not need to purchase another gate key if you already have one.
Renewals after February 28th will incur a $20 late fee!
Please include your clearly-written e-mail address and phone number to help your club reduce costs.
If you are a life member and have not received your membership card for 2013, please contact the Membership Director.
Mandatory NRA membership has been approved by the Board. Details on the Membership page.
Interested in qualifying for membership? April 2013 SAFS at Peconic River
|Recent & Upcoming Matches:
High Power League - Squadding is at 10:45 at the 200-yard line. First shot at 11:00.
Starting with the 2013 season, NRA membership will be required of all match entrants!
If you know of responsible people who are willing to pull targets at the matches, please contact Mike McGill.
|Other Events & Items of Interest: |
Range Closure - April 1st, 3rd, 8th, 2013 for Nature Conservatory walkthrough.
Workday - Saturday April 6th, 2013 - starting 8AM.
Draft Steve McLaughlin for Governor!
Steve McLaughlin Victory Marathon
Steve McLaughlin NYS Assembly site
REGISTER TO VOTE!!!
|Located in Colonie, NY the Forbes club has a 1000 yard range (with positions at 200, 300, 600, 800, 900 & 1000 yards) and a 200 yard covered range. Forbes sponsors High Power, Long Range High Power, Palma and Smallbore matches throughout the year.|
The “Long View” – 1000 yard line – photo courtesy of John DeBrita – 2001 Long Range Regional
Welcome to the Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. web-site.
If competitive shooting interests you, further information, as well as an application, can be found at ourMembership page.
At the June 2007 Long Range match, a national record for a Palma Match was set. Details will follow.
Forbes is an affiliated club of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, entitling our members to the benefits of this great organization.
Forbes' Club ID # is 973, club # is 16351.