ETL 11-18 Small Arms Range Design and Construction  


This ETL provides criteria for the design and construction of Air Force small arms ranges and applies to both new construction and major renovations. Additionally, this ETL should be used as a guide for any ranges purchased as equipment items. The intent of this ETL is to provide the minimum design criteria necessary for achieving a safe range design. This ETL assumes users have a formal engineering education and background or access to local engineering expertise. This ETL does not establish the number of firing points, target distance, targetry, or type of range. A planning team composed of major command (MAJCOM) and installation-level combat arms (CA), civil engineering (CE), bioenvironmental engineer (BEE) and safety (SE) personnel will jointly establish the number of firing points, the target distance, and the type of range based on mission, training requirements, and available real estate.