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Waukesha County Technical College Firing Range to remain permanently closed to the public


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020) – Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Waukesha County Technical College Firing Range, located at 1228 Hickory Street in Pewaukee, will remain permanently closed to the public. The facility continues to be open for recruits in the WCTC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy, police in-service and contracted training sessions with local law enforcement agencies.

The College has been leasing the Hickory Street facility from a private business since 2013, and it has made the decision not to renew the lease. WCTC is working through an approval process to construct a new building on its main campus that would house a new range; that building would open by spring 2022.

“By moving the range on campus, we will be saving a significant amount of money for the district and still be able to serve our student population. Unfortunately, this also means that we will not be able to have the range open to public membership,” said Brad Piazza, Ph.D., WCTC’s vice president of Learning. “While this decision is not an easy one, it is the best in terms of financial stewardship for all WCTC taxpayers.”

Piazza said the College has appreciated the community’s support of the range over the last several years, and noted WCTC will still offer concealed carry and personal protection courses.

Firing range members seeking a pro-rated refund of their membership dues should contact Bob Rosch, firing range manager, at 262.691.5028 or

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