About our club...
Located in Hagerstown, MD on nearly 180 acres, the Club has been at this location since 1939. Shooting at NARGC is limited to members and guests with the exception of scheduled open competitions. The governing body, the Board of Directors, consists of six officers elected annually and eleven board members (four elected every three years), and the immediate past president. Prospective members of the Club must be at least 21 years old, U.S. citizens, and sponsored by two current Club members. All applicants for membership must complete a written application.
After being voted on and sworn in, members must take the range safety class prior to being able to use any of the shooting ranges. The purpose of the course is to familiarize members with the layout of the Club, with safety rules, and with the usage rules for each range. The names of prospective members are published to the membership at least one month prior to being voted on at a Board of Directors meeting. Candidates must be approved for membership by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors and then the membership. For more information see our "Join Us" tab above.
As of December 2019 the North American Rod and Gun Club will require all members to attend one safety meeting a year in order to use the ranges for the following year. This requirement starts January 2020.
New members who have not received a “Membership Card” may utilize the club facilities by showing your “receipt” to the bar staff. You may not utilize any gun range until you get a Grounds Badge. Also, you may not do any gambling that requires a member number.
Members who have not taken the range safety course may use the ranges only as a supervised guest of a member who has taken the course. Range safety qualified members can bring guests to the Club. All guests must be accompanied by a range-qualified member while using any range. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times they are on Club property. The guest fee is $10 per guest per day and must be paid for prior to shooting.
The Clubhouse has a full kitchen, bar, and meeting rooms. Club grounds include picnic area, archery range, skeet and trap ranges, and rifle and pistol ranges. Trap and skeet leagues operate on a regular basis and the Club hosts a variety of open competitive rifle, pistol and shotgun events. Archery hunting is permitted on the grounds but members must attend a saftey meeting prior to hunting. No guests are allowed to hunt on NAR&GC property.
The membership voted in favor of having the $100 assessment again this year to cover certain expenses necessary for the operation of the Club - one item is resurfacing our road. With our current membership, the only way to decrease the cost of operation per members is to increase the number of active members in the Club. With enough active members, it is possible that the assessment would not be necessary in the future. So invite your friends and family to join our club!