Parma Rod and Gun is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a safe area for the recreational use of firearms. An important part of this mission is the use of the facility for Hunters Education programs that are taught by a number of club members in association with the Idaho Fish and Game.
Oregon Hunter Ed. programs have also been held at the Parma Rod and Gun range. Hundreds of young people have received their Hunters Ed. training and have been introduced to firearms and firearms safety at Parma Rod and Gun. Parma Rod and Gun has provided a dedicated Hunters Education firing range area that includes a firing range and stadium seating under a metal cover structure. This facility is also used for other training activities.
Parma Rod and Gun has also used on a frequent basis by a number of area law enforcement agencies that provide firearms training at this facility.
Besides the individual use of the range for general shooting, sighting in of firearms and just plain old fun plinking, there are a number of active disciplines.
- Trap and Sporting Clays
- IDPA defensive pistol shooting
- USPSA competitive pistol shooting
- Defensive Shotgun
- Tactical Rifle
- Long Range Tactical Rifle
- Black Powder shooting
- Civilian Marksmanship Program
Parma Rod and Gun has a club house facility which includes restrooms for men and women, a kitchen with a large grill area, and a dining area that doubles as a meeting or training room.
The general rifle range has steel "clangers" to shoot at from 150 yards right out to 700 yards. There are berms where personal targets can be set at any of the various ranges out to 700yards. A full High Power Silhouette range is in place, which uses steel chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at the correct meter distances from 200 meters to 500 meters.
Parma Rod and Gun has a very fine pistol pit area that includes 12 large pistol-shooting areas. All 12 pits can be in use at the same time and be used safely. The IDPA and USPSA pistol programs are conducted in this area.