TOM LOWE SHOOTING GROUNDS
TRAP, SKEET, 5 STAND & SPORTING CLAYS
DESHOTELS ARMS, INC.
"Beginner Friendly And Open To The Public"
We are a shotgun only range (No handgun or rifle shooting)
No reservations except for group outings (See below)
3070 Merk Rd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30349
Try Out Our Sporting Clays Course We Now Have 12 Stations
Schedule An All Inclusive Group Outing. Great For Entertaining Employees, Customers, Wedding Parties, Etc.
Tom Lowe Clay Target Shooting Range
The Tom Lowe Shooting Grounds is a municipal clay target shooting range for trap, skeet, 5 stand, and sporting clays. Catering to all levels of shooting proficiency especially beginners. The range consists of several combination trap and skeet fields, a 5-stand and sporting clays course.. 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 league for trap, skeet, and 5 stand 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
Due to a shortage of employees, our
"Learn To Shoot Clinics" are suspended until we are back to full staff.
That being said, all of our public fields are staffed with a range safety officer and are
available for first time shooters.
Join us for an all inclusive beginner shooting clinic at 10:30 on Saturdays. The price per person is $19.95 plus tax. This includes 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.
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 every day.
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 $43.00 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
Targets: $7.50 per round of 25 clay pigeons (Monday rounds are discounted to $5.70 per round)
Ammo: $9.55 to $12.95 per box of 25 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotgun shells
Gun Rental: $9.00 per day (Can be shared for skeet and sporting clays shooting)
Ear Plugs: $0.55 per pair
Glass Rental: $1.00
One round of 100 sporting clays targets is $42.00 or you can buy 10 rounds for $390.00. We are using the Briley Smart Card System. There is a $5.00 refundable charge for the smart card which you can keep and re-charge or turn back in for a refund. Our sporting clays course is accessible by car and easily walkable. No need for a golf cart or pull cart. You can park right behind each station if you like.
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.
Luke W. Deshotels (770) 241-2609 (Temporarily unavailable due to employee shortage)
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 Frid
We have a trap league every Sunday at 1:00 PM. You are free to skip a Sunday whenever necessary. League competitive rounds are discounted at $6.65 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.
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.
Physical address: 3070 Merk Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30349
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Thursday 1:00 to 8:00
Saturdays 10:00 to 6:00 (Less busy after 1:00)
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)
(open Friday after Christmas from 10:00 to 6:00)
New Year's Day
Club Phone (404) 346-8382
Cell Phone (770) 241-2609