Barker Hall Rifle Range
Home of Kentucky Wildcat Rifle
408 Administration Drive Lexington, KY 40506
The University of Kentucky rifle range is located on the ground floor of Barker Hall, which also houses the UK ROTC offices. Although other groups are allowed use of the facility, the range is used primarily for UK rifle practices and matches.
The range has 12 firing points on which the Wildcats shoot both air rifle and smallbore. All equipment is stored on the range and team members have access to practice at any time. In 1995, the range underwent a $100,000 renovation which included a new backstop, upgraded target system, and increased storage area.
During the 2006-07 season, the squad transitioned into a new electronic target system which makes the sport much more spectator friendly. UK’s transition to the new target system marked one of the first NCAA programs to switch to the innovative system of scoring.
“UK’s range is centrally located in the heart of campus, which allows our student-athletes a convenient place to practice,” UK head coach Harry Mullins said. “The addition of electronic targets provides our shooters with a great training environment in which to prepare for international competition and the NCAA Championships.”