Phone: 239-477-1000
Emergency: 911
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Lee County Gun Range

Operated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office

Lee County Gun Range
6570 Felix Romano Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida 33905

(239) 690-3999


Hours:
Tuesday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hours may be altered for training- please call ahead.

Public Access


Citizens who desire to use the Lee County Gun Range must first:

  • Complete a written application;
  • Submit the completed application in person with payment, including tax;
  • Attend the Gun Range Orientation class, held at the Lee County Gun Range on various dates and times;
  • Have your photo taken for a membership card.

Ammunition:
Only non-toxic, lead-free ammunition can be used and must be purchased at the range. The lobby sells all available types of non-toxic ammunition.

Weapons:
Must be unloaded and displayed to range attendant upon arrival.

25-meter Gun Range

  • Dual-use facility designed for law enforcement and the public.
  • 14 4-foot wide shooting lanes.
  • Ballistically safe shooting booths.
  • Suitable for pistols only.
  • Shooter-controlled target retrieval system.

Air Quality


Laminar air flow:

One-way air flow pushes airborne particulates away from shooters at a rate of 75 feet a minute.

Air filters:
A High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system removes potentially harmful chemicals and particulates. In addition, a sophisticated control system monitors carbon monoxide levels to ensure high air quality.

Separate air conditioning systems:
The gun cleaning room has its own separate air system, which uses only outside air. It also has exhaust hoods for use with toxic cleaning solvents. A pressure-controlled environment ensures no air from the room reaches other parts of the facility.

Non-toxic bullets:
The Lee County Gun Range uses and sells only non-toxic, lead-free bullets. This ammunition produces little to no smoke.

Tactical Training


Law enforcement tactical training will be greatly enhanced with the 50-meter gun range. A range master will operate a computer-controlled target system, which includes running targets capable of crossing paths or moving at different speeds; turning targets suspended from the ceiling that pivot on edge and require split-second decision making; and portable targets to provide random scenarios. All targets are driven by compressed air and control wires that can be used to stage situational operations.

50-meter Gun Range

  • Reserved for law enforcement tactical training.
  • 22 turning-target positions.
  • Suitable for pistol, shotgun and rifle usage.
  • Computer-controlled tactical target system.
  • Gun cleaning and gunsmithing facilities.

Unique Features


Unique design:

The Lee County Gun Range was designed from the start for exclusive use of non-toxic ammunition.

Multipurpose use:
In addition to shooting lanes, the facility has gun cleaning stations and classrooms. It also houses the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Training Division.

Safety features:
7-inch-thick concrete walls are reinforced with ballistic steel between 1/4- and 3/8-inch thick. Range entrances are offset to ensure stray bullets are contained.

Cost savings:
Lee County realized significant cost savings by building a non-toxic gun range. The use of non-toxic ammunition lowered construction costs by $400,000 and annual recurring costs by more than $200,000.

Collaboration:
The facility is a collaborative effort among Lee County government, the Sheriff's Office and Lee County Mosquito Control District, which generously provided property to build the facility. Mosquito Control will utilize the facility as a hurricane shelter for its helicopters and other equipment.

Hurricane resistant:
The gun range can withstand a Category 4 storm and will be used as an emergency command center.