The History of OSA

OSA started out in the early 60's as the Ocala Gun Club, shooting once a week at the State Range in Lowell.

Planning and construction of our range began in the late 90's, built by Jared Culver, a highly valued member then as now.

Our property is approx. 21.48 acres, with the range occupying 3+ acres, the rest is a conservation easement made between the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and OSA.

The Firing line is 120' long with 27 covered firing positions. Target positions are set at the 7, 10, 15, 25, and 50 yard lines. Targets are stapled or taped to the center of OSA cardboard backers ($1), then clamped to (2) 1x2's, and placed in the pvc pipes in the ground at the various distances in the target area. They are accessed by concrete walkways and crosswalks.

Shooters must stay on the walkways, and be careful as the walkways are raised above ground level, and should not climb on the berm. The berm is 200' long, with a 30 mill liner, and a 4x4' filter bed at the base.

The range property is served by its own well and septic system with an above ground level drain field. The property is enclosed with a 6' high chain link fence, and has a paved driveway and parking area, with gate opener and keypad entry system.

In November of 2008 the club purchased the land the range is on. The entire facility is now owned and operated by the club membership.

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