April Membership meeting and Scheduled matches are canceled

  April Covid-19 update


Putnam County Gun Club Members,

Effective immediately all scheduled matches and the Membership meeting for the month of April have been canceled. The Club’s Executive Board discussed the Covid-19 situation and along with recommendations laid out by both the Federal and State authorities, believe that this is a necessary step to combat the ongoing epidemic. We will continue to keep the club open to members and guests, however we must adhere to the social distancing recommendations issued by health professionals. Our ranges can accommodate small numbers at each range, the rule is always to maintain 6 feet of distance to all members and guests while on club property. It is extremely important that we always maintain this minimum distance. Adherence to this will help us insure we are able to keep the range open during this trying time. For added assurance we have placed several sanitizing stations throughout the club property, including at the check-in hut. During this time all club rules and regulations will remain in effect. This includes the need to sign-in and out, and keeping the gate locked. 

Please help us keep Putnam County Gun Club open for our members and guests! Follow social distancing guidelines, continue to wash and sanitize hands and report issues to a club officer as soon as possible. 

Range Work


Range Maintenance


PCGC Members and Guests, over the next few weeks you will see construction on Pistol Bay  2, 3 , 4 and the Liberty Range.  These ranges will be closed periodically over the next few weeks.  Please pay close attention to range signage indicating is the range is open for that day.  Ranges "OPEN/CLOSED" may change daily as work is being done.  If we have good weather we hope to have ranges reopened within two weeks.  Sorry for the inconvenience, progress is being made!

PCGC E-Board (posted 3/2/20) 

National Junior Olympic Program

Exciting news from Bill Shank.....

For those familiar with Putnam County Gun Club, you likely have come in contact with Bill and Wanda Shank.  They along with their many volunteers have ran the Smallbore program at PCGC for many years.  Their program has introduced competitive, safe shooting to the youth of our area.  This program has been the gateway for many of their members achieving scholarships at many noteworthy colleges and universities. 

This week Bill (Mr. Shank) has announced the following....


Attached is the Junior Olympics 2020 Men's Junior Rifle Qualifiers List.
   67 Smallbore and 171 Air Rifle shooters Nationwide invited.
   2 PCGC shooters were invited for Smallbore:
             Mitchell Nelson  score 577  Now Shooting at University of Kentucky.
             Bryce Ward  score 566  Now shooting at Morehead State University.
   5 PCGC shooters were invited for Air Rifle:
             Mitchell Nelson   score 581  Now shooting at University of Kentucky.
             Bryce Ward  score 574  Now shooting at Morehead State University.
             Zachary Jackson  score 579  In High School Still shooting at PCGC.
             Grant Kimberling  score 570  In High School Still shooting at PCGC.
             Owen Kimberling  score 562  In High School Still shooting at PCGC.
           Walking on air

 We would like to say THANKS to Bill, Wanda, and all the volunteers, families, and participants that make this program the success that it is!  Best of luck to all those  competing at the 2020 Junior Olympics!   

If you would like to find out more about the National Junior Olympic program, visit their web page at:  https://www.usashooting.org/7-events/njosc 



The 2020 Disciple schedule is now available for download on our Member Information page.  Click the link below to download or view the schedule. 

Friends of NRA


February 29th, 2020  Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.  Starts at 5PM

Come out and support the Friends of NRA!

There will be several firearms, ladies items, prints, and other high quality items to auction, raffle and give away.

Limited tickets available! Tickets must be purchased in advance.

To purchase tickets contact the following....

David Rossi............ 304-545-1413

Dave or Lorene ...304-776-1950

Bill or Wanda....... 304-539-2944

Roger or Grace... 304-757-7254

Gary or Percilla... 304-586-3116

**Click on NRA FLAG for additional details**

December dinner & Meeting


Merry Christmas!

Annual Christmas Dinner and Meeting

Everyone is invited to our annual Christmas Dinner.  The dinner will be held  at Golden Corral in Cross Lanes on Friday, December 6th, at  6:00pm.   There will be door prizes, good food, and fellowship! If you are planning on attending, please let Barbara Theierl know by e-mailing her at  theierlpcgctreas@gmail.com as soon as possible (no later than November 30th). Thank you, and hope to see you there!


2019 sass/wild bunch match!!

On October 19th and 20th, the Kanawha Valley Regulators hosted the SASS/WV State Wild Bunch Match.  For additional photos of the event, please visit our this link.  For additional info on the KVR, please visit their website.


2019 youth outdoor shooting day



I would like to remind everyone that this Saturday (September 21st) from 9 AM until 4 PM we will be having our 24th Annual “Youth Outdoor Shooting Day”. All ranges will be closed starting Friday (September 20th) for setup and will remain closed until the end of the event Saturday evening. Please be sure to bring your children, grandchildren, or anyone that you may know that has school aged children and has in interest in shooting and outdoor sporting events. There will be many activities such as 22 rifle, air rifle, shotgun, and muzzle-loader shooting. We will also have archery, casting, lifesaver ring toss and much more. This event never disappoints, and we would love to have you there. Below is the event flyer, please feel free to print and pass it along to your friends and family. Registration is onsite the day of the event. Admission is $6.00. Parking will be at Eleanor City Park; we will provide shuttles between the range and the parking lot throughout the day. A concession stand will be onsite to purchase food and drinks. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to David Thompson at 304-776-1950 or Bill Shank at 304-539-2944


Did You Know?

Last November Putnam County Gun Club applied for a grant from the NRA.  

Thanks to the NRA/Friends of NRA our club received $1500.00 grant along with an additional $1500.00 in safety and range equipment.  

The $1500.00 grant has already gone into improvements in berm work on several of the bays at our club.  It is extremely important that we maintain our berms in both height and thickness. The berms require constant upkeep and monitoring to maintain the safety of our facility.  

Along with the grant mentioned above, we were also awarded approximately $1500.00 in range equipment and safety items.  They include...

(6) Trauma Kits

(10) steel target stands

(12) Count of Shooting glasses

(600 pairs) of foam earplugs

NRA range safety officer vest

The above items were all requested to increase the safety of our club.  

All of the above items are only available to us thanks to those that support and make monetary donations to the NRA/Friends of NRA.  Without those that support them, they would not be able to help support clubs like ours!

Thank you!

Sincerely, PCGC Executive board


gene richmond scholarship


We have established a scholarship fund in honor of longtime member, past officer, match director and dear friend Gene Richmond. Gene has been active in our club for over 20 years, and the establishment of this scholarship is a small way to honor him after his unexpected passing last fall.  Click below for more info!

Friday 7/26 - saturday 7/27

Gene Richmond Memorial Match

This Saturday (7/27) all ranges except the rifle range will be closed.  Also Friday 7/26 many of the ranges will be closed for setup for Saturday's match.  This event is the inaugural event to recognize the passing of our longtime PCGC friend, Gene Richmond.  Gene was a a longtime member of our club, and served the club in many role, including President and Match Director.  Gene founded the USPSA discipline at PCGC and served as Match Director and Chairman since conception.  Gene passed away unexpectedly last fall and we wanted to honor him with this event.  The proceeds of this event will be used to establish a scholarship in his honor.  

Ranges will be being closed Friday (7/26) morning to start setup for the event.  By 2PM Friday the majority of the pistol ranges (includes Liberty, pistol range, pistol bays 1-2-3, and parts of the cowboy ranges) will be closed, however rifle range will remain open all day Friday and Saturday.  Club officers will be onsite both days if you have any questions or issues.




In effort to give our members a transition period we will not be changing over to the 2019-2020 combo until Monday July 8th.  The 2018-2019 combo will remain in operation until end of business on Sunday July 7th.

Any questions please contact us at 304-760-9753.

updated 6/30/19

**club picnic**

June 15

 Hello Everyone,
Saturday June 15th from 11-3 will be our club picnic. If you were a member last year and have already mailed your payment or would like to pay at the picnic, your new badge will be available to pick up there. If you would like to become a new member, we will be giving range orientations several times throughout the day. So you will be able to pay, receive your orientation, and get your temporary badge all on the same day.
We will be giving a t-shirt to the first 200 renewals or new memberships. There will also be tables to set-up for members to bring any guns and accessories they’d like to sell. And last but not least, there will be a Steel Challenge type competition set-up and everyone participating will be entered for a chance to win a cool prize. This is a fantastic event every year and I hope we have a great turnout. If you’ve ever thought of joining, please come out, meet us, and see our beautiful range.
Michael Thompson
PCGC President 


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