The Firearms staff is tasked with conducting quality firearms related training for over 300 sworn
deputies; maintaining and improving the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Thistle Firing Range, and
hosting the firearms training and activities of more than 30 private, City, State and Federal
entities. The Firearms staff also supports safe gun handling and public education by partnering with
several non-profit private groups who teach and promote gun safety and shooting sports.
The Thistle Gun Range will be open starting June 24th, 2021.
Call 801-851-4370 for up-to-date recorded information
Public Range Days:
Fridays 5:00 p.m. to dusk (June - October)
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (June - October)
Range Closed On:
September: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
* Range may be closed without notice on dates not listed. Please call 801-851-4370 for
up-to-date Range information.
Range access is free but shooters must sign a waver at the office and provide their own eye and
ear protection as well as paper or cardboard targets.
The Firearms Staff
Consists of two full time instructor/armorers, and 30 adjunct instructors.
Scheduled 262 training events during the last calendar year.
Schedules and hosts the training of 28 additional law enforcement agencies.
Partners with several private non-profit firearms training groups including: Hunter Safety, Boy
Scouts of America, Action Target, Women in the Outdoors, Wildlife Turkey Federation and the
Wasatch Mountain Shooters Association. (I.D.P.A.)