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Small Arms Range

Naval Air Station North Island Small Arms Range:

Naval Air Station North Island

The Small Arms Range onboard Naval Air Station North Island is restricted to Active Duty Units, Reserve Units, and Law Enforcement Agencies. Personal qualifications, private firearms use, and recreational use by retirees and civilian personnel is prohibited.


Monday - Friday:

Daytime shoots: 8:00a.m. - 3:30p.m. The range gate opens at 0700 for setup.

Lowlight shoots: Thursday nights starting 30 minutes after sunset. Arrive 1-hour prior for set up.

*********(Weekends and all major holidays, the range is closed)*********

Firing outside of typical time frames above is authorized. Contact the range office at (619) 545-9994 for specific times.


Types of small arms qualification:

Category I, II, and IV



Naval Base Coronado Small Arms Range Manager 619-545-9994

Naval Base Coronado operator 619-545-1011


Small Arms Range Danger Zone:

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

• 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:

When the range is active for live fire during daytime hours, three red flags (bravo flags) will be hoisted and three red warning beacons will be illuminated on the impact berm.

When the range is active for live fire during the nighttime hours, three red beacons will be illuminated on the impact berm.

When the warning flags and lights are visible, the public should adhere to the coordinates of the Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) regulations to remain clear.

The Surface Danger Zone will be open to fishing and general navigation when the range is not in operation, which is indicated by the absence of any warning flags or flashing lights on land.




Naval Air Station North Island

Bldg. 747

Rogers and Moffett Roads

San Diego, CA 92135-7046

Coordinates: 32°41'25.3"N  117°12'41.1"W

Link to Location:


Via Coronado Bridge

Interstate 5

Hwy. 75/Coronado Bridge

Continue on 3d St.

Pass thru Main Gate

Left on Rodgers Rd

Pass Lodge, Heritage Park

Small Arms Range on Left

From IB/Imperial Beach

Hwy 75/Silver Starnd Blvd

Left on Ocean Blvd. (just past Hotel Del)

Enter thru Gate 5

Left on Rodgers Rd.

Range on Left past Lodge, Heritage Park

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