TOM LOWE TRAP & SKEET RANGE
DESHOTELS ARMS, INC.
"Beginner Friendly And Open To The Public"
We are a shotgun only range
No reservation required except for group outings (See below)
No smoking (new park ordinance)
3070 Merk Rd. SW, Atlanta GA 30349
Closed MLK Day January 21st
Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range
The Tom Lowe Trap & Skeet Range is a municipal trap and skeet range catering to beginners, consisting of 20 combination trap and skeet fields, and a 5-stand sporting clays field. We are open to the public and welcome first time shooters. Only shotgun shooting is allowed at our facility. We have instructors available by appointment. Their phone numbers are listed below. Everything you need to shoot can be purchased or rented at the pro shop. Eye and ear protection are mandatory. We host a Tuesday night beginners skeet league all four seasons of the year and a beginner's trap league on Sundays. The league web sites are listed to the left. We do not take reservations except for corporate or group outings.
Beginner Shooting Clinics Saturdays At 10:30AM
(No clinics Saturdays After Thanksgiving And Christmas)
Join us for an all inclusive beginner shooting clinic at 10:30 on Saturdays. The price per person is $17.95 plus tax. This includes classroom instruction and everything you need to shoot one round of 25 targets with a group instructor. Children ten and older are welcome but they must be able to hold up a gun safely. Plan on it lasting one and a half to three hours depending on the size of the group. You must be on time to participate in the clinic.
You can still shoot at the range if you are late. We have employees running the ranges to keep you safe and answer your questions. The clinic is very helpful but not required. We have complete beginners shoot everyday.
Corporate Outings Or Group Outings
Schedule an all inclusive corporate outing. Great for employee outings, entertaining customers, or wedding parties. These are done by reservation on a reserved field with an experienced shooting instructor. Perfect for complete beginners or experienced shooters. The costs are $85.00 per field with an instructor (one for each group of 10 shooters) and $41.00 per shooter for up to 50 targets per shooter or two hours, whichever comes first. You can have your shooting event catered and we have a meeting room with a projector screen available for your use at no extra charge. Contact Luke to schedule an outing. (770) 241-2609
One round of 25 targets is $7.25 (Multi-round discounts are available) Special price on Mondays is $5.45 per round. $9.00 to rent a gun for the day (For safety reasons, they can be shared for skeet only). Eyeglass rental is $1.00. Ear plugs are $0.55. Shotgun shells are $8.25 per box of 25.
Only shot sizes 7.1/2, 8, and 9's allowed on the range or on the premises. In other words, no 00 buck, 6's, 5's, 4's, BB's etc.. We sell the proper size ammo in the proshop and at discount prices, not normal proshop prices. If you aren't sure what this means, please bring your shells to the proshop counter before going out to the range to have them inspected.
We have independent instructors using our facility. Due to insurance requirements only the following people who have insured us are allowed to instruct at our facility. Contact them directly to make an appointment and for pricing.
Chuck Wetherington (404) 274-6163
NSSA certified instructor
NRA certified range safety officer
20 years of experience as an instructor
Available everyday but Friday
Teaches all shotgun disciplines
Luke W. Deshotels (770) 241-2609
Four time World Champion and Hall of Fame Skeet Shooter
Available by appointment ($75.00 per hour with a one hour minimum which can be split among multiple participants)
Available to travel domestically and internationally ($950.00 per day plus expenses. Fees and expenses can be split evenly among participants)
Also available as a gun club consultant for new ranges or to help existing ranges operate more efficiently. (Full time trap and skeet range manager since 1998 and Louisiana State University engineering graduate 1984)
Yuichi Taniguchi (404) 644-9838
NRA certified shotgun instructor and range safety officer
Former USA Shooting Level I shotgun official
Competed for 14 years
Teaches trap and skeet
Available everyday but Friday
Cheng Ma (770) 856-2998
NRA certified shotgun instructor
Over 25 years of full time shotgun instructing
Former competitive shooter
Teaches instinctive shotgun shooting for all disciplines including hunting
Available everyday but Friday
Beginner Trap League
Every Sunday at 1:00PM we have a trap league set up for beginners and advanced shooters. All scores are handicapped. You are free to skip a Sunday whenever necessary. League competitive rounds are discounted at $6.40 per round. Normal prices are in effect for all practice rounds and for shooters who have not paid their fees to the league. Click on the link in the upper left margin for more information.
Beginner Trap & Skeet League
We have a Tuesday trap & skeet league open to the public. You will shoot 50 targets each Tuesday for approximately 10 weeks. You can do shoot "behinds" and shoot "aheads" if you have to miss a week now and then. Each league ends with a dinner at the clubhouse. More information at Clay.Target.League.Atlanta@gmail.com
We are located on the Southwest side of Atlanta approximately 20 minutes from downtown. From Interstate 285 take Exit 2. Go west on Camp Creek Parkway (away from airport) for 3.6 miles. Take a left on Merk Rd. We are less than a mile down Merk Rd. on the left.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Thursday 1:00 to 8:00
Saturdays 10:00 to 6:00
Sundays 1:00 to 6:00
Last round is called 30 minutes before closing each day. We close up at last round if there are no shooters.
We are closed on
Martin Luther King Day
(open Friday after Thanksgiving from 10:00 to 6:00)
(See notice of this year's Christmas week hours near top of page)
New Year's Day
Club Phone (404) 346-8382
Cell Phone (770) 241-2609