Recent News 

Posted July 8, 2021

The Range is back open. Check the Rang Hot Line. (480-463-3505) for further announcements.


Posted June 22, 2021

Currently the range is closed.  The electronic gate will be turned off and a lock will be placed on the swinging gate.


When the Forest Commission moves to stage 3 fire alert we close the range.  They have not gone to stage 3 but the TRSC Board has determined to close do to unsafe conditions. 


The range will be closed indefinitely. Check the range Hot Line (480-463-3505) for further announcements.

Posted June 10, 2021

Twenty plus people showed up for the range clean up on Monday the 7th.  Thanks for all the help!  Thanks also for the New Members that came to help.  Greatly appreciated!


Posted May 21, 2021

The TRSC Board has acquired a new location for the general meetings.  Starting in August the new location will be the Meeting Room at the Central Arizona Association of Realtors 600 E. State Hwy. 260 Suite 12. Same parking area as Tiny's Restaurant.


Posted April 29, 2021

No smoking on the TRSC range from April 1 through September 30. This is subject to change as it relates to the
severity of the fire season.

PLEASE pick up after yourself—hulls, used targets, spent brass; use authorized/regulation targets and target
stands—NOT tables. Reminder: all dogs on a leash. Thank you!
Your TRSC Board of Directors

LADIES DAY is held on the 4th Saturday of the Month: May 28th, 9 am to 12 pm. $5 per participant – space is
limited, call Ed for a reservation 602-999-3388

CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM (CMP): You may notice that our membership number for the CMP
has been put back on the newsletter masthead. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a U.S. government chartered
program that promotes firearm safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special
emphasis on youth. Participation in the Program is not mandatory or compulsory, but any U.S. citizen who is not
legally prohibited from owning a firearm may purchase a military surplus rifle/ammo from the CMP, provided they are
a member of a CMP affiliated club. If you would like to sign up for their Sales Email Updates, please visit the cmp.

TRADES AND SALES is returning – get together your items, bring your wish lists, and get ready to participate
at the JUNE General Meeting.

(1) asks that if you are the last person to leave the range, please do a review of the ranges to make sure nothing is
smoldering or burning. There are water packs in the RSO area for fire fighting when needed.

(2) people have been shooting at the target stands, which is a violation of our safety regulations. Please be aware
that your membership will be revoked for any fractions of the safety rules.

(3) The High Power range will be closed the 1st Wednesday of every month from break of dawn to noon for
maintenance. The 100 yard range will continue to be closed the 2nd Wednesday of every month from break of dawn
to noon for maintenance.


Posted Mar 26, 2021

Election results for 2021…..President Sue Little, Recording Secretary Brent Stevenson, Treasurer Judy Dreyer, Chief RSO Jeff Zeigner, New Trustee Mike Purkiss.  Congratulations to the volunteers and thanks to all who took the time to vote.


Posted Mar 11, 2021


Candidates Resume (March Newsletter)

We have probably all had some challenges because of COVID and our election seems to be one.  The Post Office is experiencing difficulties because of employee illness/quarantine and although the ballot has been delivered to the post office, it is possible that the ballots may not be delivered in time for you to return them by the March 15th date.  Therefore, the Election Committee has authorized the ballots to be emailed out with the following return options:
1)  Mail it to the post office if you feel it will be delivered to our post office box by the morning of March 18th.
2)  Bring your ballot to the Annual Meeting, 7 pm March 18th at the American Legion
3)  Give it to a member that will be attending the Annual Meeting.
4)  Email your vote to cthompson249@yahoo.com - just give her the names of your choices for each position.
NOTE;  YOU MUST PUT YOUR NAME ON THE BALLOT SO THAT IT CAN BE VERIFIED AS FROM A VALID VOTING MEMBER.  {Only the Election Committee will actually see the ballots.)


Posted Feb 18, 2021

Elections are coming in March.  We have volunteers for all positions. Please contact the election committee if you would like run against any of the club position volunteers for our current 1260 members.

Election Committee

Bill Mattey  602-469-0763       Email

Ed Niebch  602-999-3388       Email

Felix Brandt 928-978-8918       Email

Positions      Volunteers

President:    Sue Little


Secretary:    Brent Stevenson

Treasurer:    Rick Quigley

                  Judy Dreyer

                  Tom Beuthin

Chief RSO:  Jeff Zeigner

Trustee:        Mike Purkiss

                   Kenneth Stossel


Posted Dec 26, 2020

Smokey Slaughter has resigned from the TRSC Board and is no longer the range manager.  Thanks Smokey for all the work that you have done for the membership over the years.  The range could not have come so far without you. Good luck in the future.

Ed Niebch has been approved by the TRSC Board to take on the duties of Range Manager. His  contact info can be found HERE.


Posted Dec 6, 2020

PRACTISCORE results can now be accessed under Disciplines heading.  The link will automatically have "Payson" placed in the club search box.


Posted Dec 6, 2020

First Public meeting in a long time will be held at the American Legion on RT260 at 7pm Dec 17th.

Posted July 29, 2020

TRSC Board has been informed by the Tonto National Forest Commission that the forest will open August 1st as well as the range. The range will be open to members on Saturday but no Public Day till the following Saturday the 8th. All Disciplines are gearing up for their gathering of shooters. Check out the Calendar for scheduled events and always call the conditions hot line at 480-463-3505 before starting your journey to the range.


Posted June 29, 2020

TRSC Board has been informed by the Tonto National Forest Service that starting the morning of July 2nd the range is to close till further notice. This enforcement from the Tonto National Forest Services is do to the new higher level of fire restrictions. Gate will be locked.


Posted June 23, 2020

Tonto Rim Sports Club has been notified that a member that shoots disciplines has been confirmed infected with Covid 19 and has been quarantined. Therefore there will be no discipline events for 15 days starting Wednesday, June 24th. The range will be open and Saturday public days will still be held.


Posted May 28, 2020

Tonto Rim Sports Club has re-opened the range to the shooting disciplines. USPSA First Saturdays, Action Pistol, Steel Challenge, Practical Pistol, Archery, Ladies Day, High Power, Small Bore, Basic Practical Pistol and DO&B. The following are the minimum guidelines for all matches conducted at the Jim Jones Shooting Range. Use of these and the normal safety guidelines will allow us to open the Range to the disciplines on June 1, 2020. Public Saturdays will start back June 13th 9am to 2pm.

Posted May 7, 2020

Results of the Elections for the TRSC Board moved Smokey Slaughter to Range Manager, Newly elected Doug Hart to Vice President and new Trustee Byron Gunderson. Contact page has been updated if members need to contact these newly elected Officers.


Posted April 23, 2020

The Range will remain closed until further notice for Saturday Public Day and all Shooting Disciplines. All Law Enforcement agencies are allowed to use the range for their activities, as long as they have reserved the range through the Range Scheduler. MEMBERS can still use the range at their own discretion, but encouraged to keep themselves to a party of two. See RANGE REMINDERS on News Page! For latest Range conditions and closures call: 480-463-3505.


Posted March 28, 2020

The Tonto Rim Sports Club Board of Directors has voted to close certain activities at the range. We are ready to do our part to help control the spread of the a00Covid-19 virus. THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES AND DISCIPLINES ARE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS, OR UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. All shooting disciplines, i.e., USPSA, Thursday Action Shooting, Steel Challenge, High Power, DO&B, Basic Practical Tactical and Ladies Day Closed, All Law Enforcement agencies are allowed to use the range for their activities, as long as they have reserved the range through the Range Scheduler. MEMBERS can still use the range at their own discretion, but encouraged to keep themselves to a party of two. TRSC General Meetings and the Board of Directors meeting are cancelled for the month of April (30 days). Please check the newsletter and Range Information Hot Line for updates...From TRSC Board of Directors


Posted January 25, 2020

The Annual Dinner at the Casino is Canceled. Third Thursday General meeting (March 26th, 7PM) will now become the "Annual Meeting" with Elections at the American Legion.




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Reminders From The Range Manager

Ed Niebch presented the following rules at the general meeting:

  • Do not sign in for your guests - Each guest must sign in and complete the release.

  • Three guests per member, please.

  • Also, if you bring children (under 18) guests you must have a release completed by their parents. [Form is posted on Membership Page]

  • Do not shoot clay birds anywhere on the range

  • Do not shoot at rocks or other ground targets.

  • Do not shoot at target stands. Do not place objects on target stands as targets (such as golf balls, shotgun shells, rocks). Only paper targets should be used with the target stands.

  • If "RANGE CLOSED" signs are up do not access the range. If you are caught you can lose your membership. Call the range line 480-463-3505 before you go out to the range.

  • On the High Power Range, all targets must be set out a minimum of 25 yards. This range is for rifles and long-range pistols only.

  • On the High Power Range use the road to check your targets. The range cannot be leveled and it is not safe for people to walk out to the targets.