Ommelanden Range

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: no | FITASC: no | Other: no | Birds: no
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Rt. 9, Four Miles North of Delaware City. Three Miles South of New Castle.

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Club Type: Public
Location: 1205 River Road  New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 323-5333
Club Hours:
Saturday - Sunday 9:00AM - 3:30PM Wednesdays - 12:30PM - 8:30PM


29 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    All the workers are curious and friendly but will keep you in check. (But that’s their job to keep things safe). never had to wait long to get a lane

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Best place to shoot in delaware. Extremely cheap safe and fun.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This a great range not for the facility, for the people. Safety is always a priority there and they are very friendly. There is a great varity of things to do as well . You should check this out!

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    All good things come to an end. This range is no longer the cheapest in town. 1 jan saw a price hike to 5.00 a game from 3.00. Still a nice place to stop in and shoot a game. I wont shoot as much now, but i’ll still come. Wish theyd stop the practice of putting more than 5 shooters on a sqaud for skeet though. It slows everything down. Have you ever tried to shoot skeet with 10 guys that never held a gun before? You will here! They need to only let the first 5 in line go out next, and make the others wait. If you bark a little, they will do it.
    other than that….Great place.

  5. Relationship to facility: Employee
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Our trap & skeet fields open at 9 am EVERY Sunday now – even when we have hunter ed. classes! (you have 6-7 year old info currently listed about starting at noon on hunter ed. weekends!)

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I visited Ommelanden in October 2011 with a group of buddies, and it was a great time. We even got some tips from some a vet who frequently went there to shoot skeet. It’s definitely a bargain since I work right next to Dover Air Force Base’s skeet range which charges more than double the rates. I would pick Ommelanden any day of the week if you’re in Delaware looking for a place to send some rounds downrange.

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Being the closest range to me, I’ve been to this site many times. They recently (finished june/july 2012) did a MAJOR upgrade to the rifle range. They now have mechanical lanes! No more waiting for cease-fires to go behind the lanes. Walk in, get assigned a lane, and go at it.

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Great experience & Staff !
    Cheap!, to go and fire your guns.
    Well worth going. Check it out !

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This has now become my home range. Very friendly and respectful people working there and for the price you can not beat it. It’s a shame the hours are not extended in the warmer weather. Its safe and beginner friendly.

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I Used to shoot for the Delaware Scholastic Trapshooting team and we used to use O.R. as our practice range for a while before we moved to Wilmington Trapshooting Association, and i must say, I was disappointed with our move. O.R.’s facilities were top of the line and everyone working there was experienced and helpful while those at WTA took everything far too seriously in terms of competition. They were also about 2 dollars more expensive and had no ammo for sale. All in all, Ommelanden is a great range and I would recommend checking it out if you’re ever in Delaware with your shotgun.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The place is the best so cheap. I recommend .5-stand is the best

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    You know, looking back, i cant think of one time when i was given a bad pull or had one come out broken at this range. This is the best place ive shot at in all my travels. Puller bob is looking at 94 years old soon, and he’s the best puller the world has ever known. And still at 3.00 a game, you cant beat it. You owe it to come here at least once if you travel the east coast.

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    My husband and I go to the handgun range at least once a month. We love it. The price is very reasonable considering the price of ammo nowadays. We have been to the indoor ranges also and still find Ommelanden more comfortable and the staff are more friendly. Speaking of staff, they are considerate of the customers and offer their knowledge, help and guidance at anytime during your shooting session. I give Ommelanden 10 stars they go above and beyond their call of duty. Thank you Ommelanden staff for everything you do for your customers.

  14. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This range has become my “home turf” over the last year. While they no longer offer sporting clays (what a loss), they offer skeet, trap, doubles, wobble, and 5-stand. The people are very nice and the prices are great @ $3.00 a round ($7.00 for 5 stand). The range also has a semi – indoor pistol / short range rifle range. While the amenities are minimal, they throw a very consistent bird, with a reasonably challenging 5 stand. My only complaint is that it is a shame that this location refuses to strive for anything more than status quo as it is living off the government teat.

  15. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Wonderful homelike place to shoot The staff is helpful, considerate and have coached me to an improved score.. Keep up the good work!! PS Last winter we were shooting in spite of the snowdrifts. My hat is off to Bob Lloyd -the ultimate trap master.

  16. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Ommelanden range continues to shine. Driving from VA to Connecticut on a regular basis, I’ve made this place my official half way rest stop to have lunch and shoot with the locals. Old bob the puller is a living icon to the sport. Make sure you meet him and listen to some of his stories. keep up the good work guys!

  17. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The staff is always friendly and helpful. My son took the Hunter Education coarse and loved it. Keep up the good work !!!

  18. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Fun place to shoot. I have a 1.5 yrs to go before my little buddy goes to Hunters safety there. I would love to see the ranges increased on the rifle range. I would be willing to pay more for increased services. I would like to see a 200yd rifle range added, but with the cut backs already in place, I can see that it is only a dream.

  19. Relationship to facility: Employee
    Number of visits: I work there

    I have been going to Ommalanden since it opened in the early 80’s and since the Days of the first ranger master George Long (Great Guy) a lot has changed over the 28 years since its opening. however what has never changed is the commitment to hunter education and gun safety. i have had the please of seeing so many fathers bring their children thru our facility and have been taught proper gun safety and handling technique. i for one have been a proud member of the staff for 10 years, and have enjoyed the shooting public (most of the time)come to see us and bringing there families i have especially enjoyed the sporting clays and 5 stand during the time that they were open hoping that someday we can (re-open the sporting clays) how ever if you come see me on Sundays i will give you one hell of a presentation on the 5-stand (just ask for level 4 its not on the card). please come see us and bring your families shooting sports are a great family entertainment and worth your time in a clean well run safe and pleasant environment.

  20. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    As a life long shooter and Wilmington resident this has been my “home range” for quite some time. Although this facility is still a very adequate shooting range and destination there have been changes recently that diminish the overall experience at this establishment.

    I hope some state official reads this and realizes they are allowing a great shooting complex to dwindle into oblivion.

    The hours at this range have always been questionable in terms of the early closing time, and the even earlier signup cutoff – but that has been further reduced to its current 3:00 last sign up (shooting over by 3:30) deadline. Hey — its summer, and light till around 8:00 — please hire some people that don’t mind working till 5 or 6 if that’s what it takes. Additionally – they are now only open Wednesdays (although late on Wednesdays) – and Friday-Sunday. Also – they have closed the sporting clay area for good, and stopped lending shotguns and selling ammo.

    Despite all this however, the rifle/pistol houses, skeet, trap, wobble, 5 stand, and archery ranges still operate within these hours and you can’t beat the price, even if they are unheated and manual target setup/retrieval lanes. The staff and clientele are very friendly and enjoy discussing and advising on shooting styles and gear. I am glad Ommelanden Range is near me, and know its a great value, but I’d happily pay more, and/or offer my time and labor, to restore this place to its original full featured operation and increase the operating hours.

  21. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This used to be a great place for Clays, but over time that part of Ommalanden was shut down, probably for budget reasons. As a consequence some top shooters quit going there. The skeet and wobble trap, which I like, still operate along with five sand and trap. Delaware would have been better off raising the fees to make a profit rather than letting this facility go down hill.

  22. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    What a diverse friendly crowd of shooters and what a nice bunch of professional staff…all in one place! Clean, AFFORDABLE, and well organized. This will be a destination range for me, for years to come.

  23. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    This place is pretty cool! I’m a beginner and this range is only 40 minutes away from Philadelphia!
    A round of skeet is like 3 bucks!

  24. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Great range. Includes a semi-indoor rifle and pistol range as well as an archery range which I did not see mentioned.

    The last review is inaccurate as Ommelanden no longer sells ammunition nor does it loan out guns. I believe this was effective 1/1/08, but by July 2008, this was true.

  25. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This is the best place to go w/friends and have a good shoot’n time!!!!

  26. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    This place is one of the best places to go and shoot trap, skeet or sporting clays. The prices, as stated are exceptional and they have a lot of very well informed and helpful staff.
    I would recommend this to all who are considering going. IT is definitely worth the trip from Philly if you are looking for a good place to shoot the shottie.

  27. Relationship to facility: Member
    Number of visits: More than 10

    the best time you will ever have and no experence needed!
    learn gun safty with the hunter education course!
    very very very cheap a good time for the family or just to have fun or emprove on your shooting!
    Best shooting place in Delaware!!!

  28. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Ommelanden Range started the sporting clays in the area along time ago. The constantly change the course and if you ask they will throw a tuff course if you are up to it. Towers, rabbits and a few cooking targets over the trees. The trappers there are the best!!!!

  29. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Took a ride to this range after calling a bunch of different ones to find someone who lent/rented shotguns. The initial purpose of this trip was to teach my friend how to handle a shot-gun. They are very friendly and extremely helpfully. Having never shot skeet / trap on a “professional” range, I was a little hesitant. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty experience with shooting, safety & procedure, but always on private land. The employees were kind enough to show us the ropes and the other customers do a lot to make one feel comfortable. This public range is open every day of the week except Monday, they close at 3:30pm. In addition to “regular” trap and sheet they have more specialized toward hunting shotgun shooting chalanges…..Rabbit simulation is real cool.
    There is also a 50 meter Pistol / Rifle range that I personally did not use so I won’t speak of it’s quality other than to say the building it is in looks well built. There is a few different Archery ranges, 2D & 3D. This place also is a Delaware Hunter’s safety course center. There was a class in progress today while I was there in the early after noon.

    I didn’t anticipate on being this long winded and normally wouldn’t even post anything to a “Comments / Rating” section of a web site. However I would have found this type of write up of a range very helpful in trying to choose a place to go.

    This place was worth the 40 minute trip from philly down rt 95 and was cheap as shit! $2.50/ round of trap and sheet (25 shots) and if you don’t bring your own ammo it’s $5.50/box 25

    Well have a nice day!

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