Chief Gene Mirabella Firearms Training Facility


301 Shunpike Road, Springfield, NJ 07081

NOTE: There is a new check-in process at the main gate to the County facility. Please stop at the entrance and speak to the guard on duty to check-in. After check-in, all range visitors must proceed directly to the Firearms Facility and proceed directly back to the guard to check-out when leaving.

Shooters are required to attend a Range safety/orientation course prior to utilizing the Sheriff’s Range. See below the schedule for more information about the course.

Range Hours

The Firearms Training Facility will be open to the public from 12 pm – 5 pm on Sundays only

2024 Sunday Public Range Schedule

  • April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • May 5, 12, 19
  • June 2, 9, 16, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 20, 27
  • November 3, 17, 24
  • December 8, 15

Public Range Hours

The Firearms Training Facility open to the public from 12 pm to 5 pm on scheduled Sundays only.

Range Safety/Orientation Course Requirements

A valid NJ Firearms Identification Card and a valid form of photo identification are required to attend the course and must be presented prior to entry.

To make an appointment for next available the Range Safety/Orientation course, please contact the Rangemaster, Officer Kevin Sargent, at 908-273-1129 between the hours of 9am to 3pm or send an email to Courses are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Upon being scheduled for a course, applicants will be asked to complete a registration from, including a digital passport style photo, and submit it by e-mail. This information will be used to create a Range ID card, which will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

After successful completion of the Range Safety/Orientation course, range ID/access cards will be available by appointment for pick up at the Union County Sheriff’s Control Center located at 2 Broad Street (Rotunda Building – Basement), Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Please contact the Sheriff’s Control Center at (908)527-4443 to schedule an appointment for the range ID/access card, and provide a full name and call back number if leaving a message.

Procedure for Renewal

Renewal stickers may be obtained at the range facility from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, or on any open Sunday range date. Additional Range Officers will be available in the month of March to assist in processing renewals during the open Sunday dates.

To obtain the yearly renewal sticker, a current New Jersey Firearms ID card along with a current driver’s license or acceptable form of identification must be presented to the Range Officer at the time of renewal. Juveniles that have attended the range orientation and have not turned 18 years old do not have to be present to obtain the renewal sticker.

Union County Resident Renewal Fees

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Seniors, 55+: $10.00
  • 12-17 years: $10.00

Non-County Resident Renewal Fees

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Seniors, 55+: $15.00
  • 12-17 years: $15.00

Check, Cash or Money Order Accepted. Credit cards are not acceptedMake check or money order payable to: Union County Treasurer.

Range Time: $10.00 per hour

For questions or concerns, please contact Officer Kevin Sargent, UCSO Rangemaster:

Please leave a clear message including both a reason and a call back number in the event a Range Officer is not available.