May 4, 2012
In addition to hosting public and member shooting activities, the range is used by several law enforcement agencies.
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Tonto Rim Sports Club members — beaming with pride — were eager in 2006 to show off the vast array of improvements that had just taken place at the Jim Jones Shooting Range. So, they opted to host an inaugural open house and outdoor expo they hoped would introduce the public to what was available at the shooting facility located south of town. What the members didn’t know at the time is that the event would turn into such an overwhelming success, they would continue to host it annually. Among the new facilities the public both viewed and used six years ago were six new shooting bays, a 300-yard range, and a field archery range. Those improvements, however, weren’t the only ones that have spruced up the local range. In 2010, TRSC received an $11,500 donation from the Zane Grey Committee’s Friends of NRA. That money was used for drainage improvement projects to curtail the flooding problems that sometimes occurred during heavy rains.