Special Announcements

NOTICE: On Thanksgiving Day, the range is limited to 200-yards only!

The range will remain open for the entire 2017-2018 Winter, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen 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.


The pavilion area of the range is to be considered CLOSED whenever a match is being held.

In Memorium: Passing of Tom Lewis
    It is with great sadness to report the passing of lifetime member Tom Lewis, on October 5th. Tom truly believed in our club and tirelessly gave of himself over the years to improve the range facilities and run our long range matches. As an avid gunsmith, machinist and precision shooter, Tom was known for his inquisitive and experimental nature, and neverending quest for perfection in his equipment and shooting performance. Most of all, we will miss Tomís pleasant nature Ė he was a great guy to be around. A gentleman is someone who puts more into the world than he takes out, and Tom sure met the mark. Rest in Peace, Tom. Respects may be paid on October 13, 2017 from 4-7PM at Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Membership Meetings:
    The meetings are held semi-annually at 7:30 P.M. on the 4th Tuesday of the month, at the American Legion Zaloga Post.
    The 2018 dates are: April 24th and October 23rd.
    Directions to the Zaloga Post can be found on the Events/Matches page.
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 member may bring a guest to shoot or observe one time to see if the club is a possible fit. Members will be held accountable for all guests.
    The club is experiencing a great amount of trash, either overfilling the barrels or being carelessly strewn.
        This is especially true by the pavilion.
        Your cooperation is asked to treat your club as a "carry-in, carry-out" facility.
        Our volunteers are taxed enough and do not deserve the additional work.
        If you see inappropriate behavior, as always, please contact us with a name or license plate number.


Club Membership:
    For more details, view the Membership page.
    Annual dues are due by October 31, 2017 for calendar year 2018 membership.
    Renewal dues have increased to $50; you do not need to purchase another gate key if you already have one.
    Renewals after January 31st 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 new membership card, 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 21 & 22, 2018 SAFS to be held at Peconic River Sportsman's Club.

Recent & Upcoming Matches:
    High Power League - Squadding is at 10:30 at the 200-yard line. First shot at 11:00.
    If you know of responsible people who are willing to pull targets at the matches, please contact Mike McGill.


Other Events & Items of Interest:
    Workday - Saturday, April 8th 2017 - starting 8:00 A.M.


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Club Description

Welcome to Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.

Located in Colonie, NY, Forbes has a 1000 yard range (with positions at 200, 300, 600, 800, 900 & 1000 yards), as well as a 200 yard covered range.
Forbes sponsors High Power, Long Range High Power, Palma and Smallbore matches throughout the year.

Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. is a National Rifle Association affiliated club (NRA # C-0799).

Forbes is also a member of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA # 130144).

Additionally, Forbes is a Civilian Marksmanship Program affiliated club (CMP # 016351), entitling our members to the benefits of this great organization.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program - CMP

More can be learned of our history by visiting our About Us page.

If competitive shooting interests you, further information, as well as an application, can be found at our Membership page.


1000 yard-line view at 2001 Long Range Regional, photo courtesy of J. DeBrita




Memorial in Honor of our Founders