Small Arms Range

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Naval Air Station, North Island

The Small Arms Range at Naval Air Station, North Island, is used for basic small arms qualifications of Sailors, security, and law enforcement agencies.


Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Evenings are Fired on Thursday nights, watch for red warning lights.

Weekend times to be posted when scheduled.

Types of small arms qualification:
Marksmanship Course is available for all Navy small arms, including 9mm, .38 caliber, .40 caliber, and .45 caliber pistol, 12 gauge shotgun, and 5.56 mm rifle.

Live Fire Schedule:
Small arms live is likely to occur at any time from 8:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Evenings are Fired on Thursday nights, watch for red warning lights.

Weekend times to be posted when scheduled.

Contacts:
Naval Base Coronado Small Arms Range Safety Officer 619-545-9994
Naval Base Coronado Hotline 619-545-7190
Naval Base Coronado operator 619-545-1011

Small Arms Range Danger Zone:

Per 33 CFR part 334, a danger zone is established for the small arms range, extending westerly into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. This danger zone is defined by the following points:

• latitude 32°41’13” N  longitude 117°12’45” W

• latitude 32°41’14” N  longitude 117°12’32” W

• latitude 32°40’31” N  longitude 117°12’12” W

• latitude 32°40’25” N  longitude 117°12’43” W


Anchoring by any vessel within the danger zone is prohibited.
 

Warnings of Live Fire:

Prior to and during live fire at the small arms range, warnings will be indicated by:

When live firing is about to be undertaken or is in progress during daylight hours, three (3) large red warning flags will be displayed at the top of the flag poles on the southern berm of the small arms range, so as to be clearly visible from all points of entry into the danger zone.

When live firing is about to be undertaken or is in progress during periods of darkness, three (3) red flashing warning lights will be displayed at the top of the flag poles on the southern berm.

Prior to conducting live firing, Navy personnel will visually scan the danger zone to ensure that no vessels or individuals are located within it. Any vessels or individuals in the danger zone will be notified by the Navy Range Safety Officer using a marine VHF-FM marine radio and by other means as necessary, to exit the danger zone and remain outside the area until conclusion of live firing.

The danger zone will be open to fishing and general navigation when no weapons firing is scheduled, which will be indicated by the absence of any warning flags or flashing lights on land.

Location:
Naval Air Station, North Island
Bldg. 747
Rogers and Moffett Roads
San Diego, CA 92135-7046

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