NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR DECEMBER
PCGC Members, The December membership meeting and Christmas party is cancelled. We will resume our normal meeting schedule in January. Please enjoy time with your friends and family, and have a Merry, Christmas and a Happy New Year!
If you need to contact a Board member see link below!
2022 has been fantastic! We had a successful youth day, hosted tons of matches and we raised money for the Gene Richmond Scholarship. Unfortunately, due to some unexpected issues, we will not be doing our annual Christmas party. Sorry and we hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Last November our Club submitted a NRA grant for improvements to the rifle range. This year our club was awarded over $9000.00 for improvements. Without these grants programs and improvements could not continue. It is extremely important to support the NRA/Friends of the NRA and your your local NRA banquets!
Membership Meeting will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 7PM. Meetings are held onsite at the club house, located in front of the Liberty Range. If you need to pay dues or discuss joining the club please arrive 15minutes early and board members will be available to assist you with your needs. Hope to see you there!
10/28/22 RIFLE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR MOST OF THE DAY FOR RANGE IMPROVEMENT WORK. THE RANGE WILL RE-OPEN ONCE ALL WORK IS COMPLETE (HOPEFULLY BY 4PM, THERE WILL BE NEW CONCRETE POURED, SO PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ACCESS MAY BE LIMITED FOR SEVERAL DAYS).
MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO USE THE SMALLBORE RANGE UNITL ALL WORK IS COMPLETE
SORRY FOR THE INCONVIENCE, CONTACT THE BOARD WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
**ALWAYS CHECK CALENDAR FOR FULL LIST OF EVENTS AND ACTIVIES**
10/20 - 20/21 Smallbore range closed for U.S. Coast Guard Training.
Saturday 10/29/22 The Liberty Range will be closed for CCW/Firearms training conducted by Full Circle Training. Spots are available for this class, if interested please contact Brian Lucas at 304-416-3275 for details. Brian is a retired Huntington Police Officer and has been conducting firearms training for several years. Additional info
Saturday October 22nd, all ranges except the Rifle and Liberty ranges will be closed for this annual match. All ranges should re-open around 4PM.
In 2020 Putnam County Gun Club requested a range improvement grant to add a concrete pad to the covered area between the smallbore range and the smallbore pavilion. This year we were able to put these grant funds to good use! We recently completed the concrete work and now have a much larger area for our members and guest that routinely use the space for observing NRA Youth Smallbore matches and NRA Precision Pistol matches. This improvement now means that members and guests in wheelchairs or others that may have had difficulty navigating the steps or gravel can now safely and securely access the smallbore range.
Along with the monetary award, the Putnam County Gun club requested and was awarded 4 12" rimfire targets. These targets are and will be used in events like our Annual Youth Day.
Without the NRA and Friends of NRA, this project would not have been possible. Please remember to support the NRA and Friends of NRA banquets in our area. Funds from these banquets directly support clubs like ours throughout our area. Additional information can be found on their website at midlandtrailfriendofnra.
We are excited to have our new gate in operation. This will now allow the members to simply pull up to the keypad and enter this years combo followed by the # key. When entering or exiting, remember to not tailgate. One one vehicle is permitted to enter or exit on a activation of the gate. Failure to follow these rules could damage the gate and your vehicle.
To exit the range simply pull up to the gate (currently we have a cone placed to make the location) and the gate will open. Remember to only allow one vehicle to exit per gate activation. If you have any questions or issues please reach out to a board member or contact us at 304-760-9753
In 2021, PCGC Junior Rifle Team will have 3 shooters with Rifle Scholarships, all in KY, Mitchell Nelson at UK, Bryce Ward at Morehead State and Zach Jackson at Murray State.
Zach Jackson signing for Murray State Rifle.
Getting three young men scholarships is only done by having the right coaches, volunteers and families. We are blessed to have the best! Special thanks to Jim Reese, Bill Shank, Zach and Ed Seitz (left to right). If you would like to find out more, visit our Junior Rifle Team page.
On November 17, 2019 Putnam County Gun Club applied for a grant from the NRA.
Thanks to the NRA/Friends of NRA our club received $8000.00 funding grant for materials and supplies associated with the new multipurpose building currently being built in front of the Liberty Range.
This building will be used for a verity of club functions, including club business and general membership meetings. It will be used as a centerpiece at our large club activities such as Youth Day and our annual club picnic. The building when fully completed will have power, water, a working restroom, and kitchen. This will provide a safe and convenient location for our guests to escape the elements during some of our all-day events. We foresee the facility being utilized by many trainers and departments that currently use our range to conduct classes. Putnam County Gun Club believes in responsible firearms ownership and training. This building will provide an additional resource to our civilian, local law enforcement and military departments that take advantage of our facility.
The above grant is 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!
Sincerely, PCGC Executive board
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!
Sincerely, PCGC Executive board