Covid-19 Updates

News and information for you while at the range!

From the Desk of John Phillips, President & Founder

In the very dynamic world we find ourselves in, PWG has had to adjust our company and the environment we are in, sometimes on a moment-by-moment basis. With Governor Newsom’s very aggressive order in mid-March for the cessation of activities except those outlined in the CISA list of Critical Infrastructures which includes essential retail and public safety functions, we have been required to limit our business operations in accordance with the orders of the State of California and the County of San Diego. Our primary goal is to keep you updated on these changes as they directly impact you as our members and customers of PWG Range.

Most importantly, I want to personally thank you all for your patronage, words of encouragement and much needed patience. These are unprecedented times and I want to do all I can to ensure the safety of the staff and all of you.  At the same time I feel compelled to ensure that PWG is open and always working to ensure you have access to exercise your constitutional rights, thus ensuring firearms and accessories are available to you to help ensure you, your family and loved ones comfort and safety.  We will get through COVID-19, together!

John Phillips, President & Founder at Poway Weapons & Gear Range

All Ranges are Open

All three ranges are open for reservations. Non members can schedule three days out and members can schedule 14 days out. This will be done through ONLINE RESERVATIONS ONLY. All range reservations will be in accordance and compliance with social distancing guidelines from the CDC.

  • 25-yard will reopen for all guests (members and public) – maximum 5 shooters at a time.
  • 50-yard range will remain open for all guests (members and public) – maximum 6 shooters at a time.
  • 100-yard range will reopen for all guests (members and public) – maximum 3 shooters at a time.

Please note that due to Covid-19 we do not lend out firearms, eye protection, and ear protection. This is only temporary and we will go back to allowing rentals in the future. If needed, you can purchase eye and ear protection in our retail store. We do apologize for the inconvenience. 

Range Details & Guidelines

We have had many ask how the range reservations are working now that all three ranges are open for online bookings. First, we appreciate your eagerness to come back and join us!  We understand the enjoyment of practicing comes with bringing along your friend or family members. Here are the details.

1) Due to limited capacity and social distancing, each reservation is good for only the individual (1 person) at a time.
2) You cannot bring additional guests with you unless they have their own, separate reservation secured through our online system.
3) All reservations are currently 1-hour long in duration. You are allowed to book back-to-back reservations (but spots are limited).
4) Masks will be required until you are in your stall on the range. Once you are in your stall, then you may uncase your firearm and remove your face mask.

Company Updates

Like many businesses, we have had to make adjustments to our business during this time. Here are the latest updates and news:

Company Hours

  • Monday – Temporarily closed
  • Tuesday thru Sunday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

COVID-19 Requirements

  • We are currently limiting entry into PWG to 10 people at a time.
  • All visitors must keep 6 feet distance and comply with CDC guidelines (unless with a member from their household).
  • All visitors must wear a face mask while entering PWG in retail and stepping foot on the range. Once you are in your stall, then you may uncase your gun and remove your face mask.

Latest Range Details

  •   All lanes are now available for online reservations only.
    • We have a separate line for individuals entering the range.

Latest Retail Updates

  • We are stocking inventory daily and doing our best to keep you informed of new products & supplies.
  • If there is a product you like that is NOT in stock, we can special order it for you. But please understand that we cannot guarantee delivery dates – only estimates based on distributors.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are your Ranges still open?
Yes all ranges are now open to members & the public on a first come, first serve basis via our online reservation platform ONLY.

Can I bring a guest or family member?
No, unfortunately any reservation at this time is for INDIVIDUAL members only. No family members or guests are allowed with you on the range unless they have a reservation as well.

Is your retail store open?
Yes, our retail store is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm and our online retail store is full accessible at:

Do I have to practice social distancing at PWG Range?
Yes, we are limiting entry to 10 guests at a time. There often is a daily wait time of entry upon opening that can last anywhere from 1-hour or longer. We thank you in advance for your patience! For those visiting PWG Range, we ask that you please keep 6 feet of distance away from one another at all times except from those who are visiting together from the same household.

Do I have to wear a face mask at PWG?
Yes, as of May 1st, 2020 in accordance with the latest health order announced by the County of San Diego and California Public Health officials, everyone must wear face coverings anywhere in public they come within 6 feet of another person, or whenever they enter a business. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience, we do not make the rules – we simply must abide by them! If you come to PWG Range without a mask, we have been told that all San Diego County businesses must refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.

Do I have to wear a mask on the range, too?
Masks will be required until you are in your stall on the range. Once you are in your stall, then you may uncase your gun and remove your face mask.

How can I place an order or speak to someone regarding my order?
Please call our retail team directly Tuesday – Sunday 10am-6pm at (858) 206-5057. (We are closed on Mondays.)

Can I swing by to pick up a prepaid order?
Yes, please speak to one of our PWG team members upon your arrival and they can work with you to determine if your order is available and able to pick-up or if you will need to wait in line to finalize.

I’ve purchased a firearm, when will I be notified of my 10-day waiting period?
Yes, a member from our team will call you, if you do not hear from us – feel free to call us anytime weekly Tuesday – Sunday!

Are you still doing ammo background checks?
Yes, all ammo sales are back under Proposition 63 with background checks required in the state of California.

Can I still get a new membership?
Yes, all memberships are still available and can be viewed on the membership page. For specific membership questions or changes you can email our team at or call us directly at 858-206-5057 ext. 109.

How can I pause my membership?
Please contact our team using the membership information, above.

Do you have any specials or discounts for first responders?
Yes! First, thank you for your service to our San Diego community – we appreciate YOU! All first responders who are current members of PWG Range have received a paused all membership dues as of April 1st, 2020 with a reassessment in three months (or July 1st, 2020).
All First Responder Memberships are currently just $15/monthly with non initiation fee. You can reach out to our membership team at call us directly at 858-206-5057 ext. 109.