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Don't miss our next event!
Smith and Wesson Shooting Days
June 22, 2013 9:00AM - 4:00PM
This event presented in conjunction with Al's Gun & Reel of Derry, NH. Come see some of the latest offerings by Smith & Wesson. Many handguns and rifles will be on display for you to actually handle and try. Ammo must be purchased from the vendor. A picture ID and completion of event waiver paperwork will be required to shoot. Safety gear will be available for shooters. Raffles and drawings for valuable prizes and firearms.
Please check our calendar for current events and activities.
The Chester Rod & Gun Club, located in picturesque Chester, New Hampshire, was established in 1932 to provide a family friendly environment to promote a variety of archery, fishing and shooting activities. For our growing membership, we offer shooting matches, family oriented competitions, and a clubhouse available for public and corporate functions.
CRGC exists to:
- Promote conservation of natural resources and wildlife.
- Educate people about the responsible, safe and sportsmanlike use of firearms, archery equipment, fishing tackle and related equipment.
- Provide safe range areas to practice the use of firearms, archery equipment, fishing tackle and related equipment.
- Promote the interests of youth in the safe and sportsman like use of firearms, archery equipment, fishing tackle and related equipment.
- Support and follow the rules of the CR&G Club, the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, the laws of the town of Chester, the State of New Hampshire, and the United States of America.
Free NRA Membership
Note: Effective with the June 2013 Member's Meeting, the Chester Rod and Gun Club will be accepting twenty five (25) new memberships per month. The limit was approved by the membership in the interest of safety and manageability. Over the past year the CRGC has grown forty percent and not wanting to cap membership, this limit was approved by vote of the membership.
Small Improvements Help
Several new rails to hold target stands have been added to the rifle range. Some of the existing rails had become weather-beaten and needed replacement. Certain shooting stations couldn’t be used at all the distances because the rails had come apart.
Bill Koury and Ron McLaughlin (a new member of the Range Committee) spent some time building replacements.
The new rails have been added at 25, 50, 75 and 150 yards. An example of the end results.
Range Officers on Weekend Duty
When you come to the outdoor ranges on Saturdays and Sundays these days, you’ll find each range has a trained volunteer Range Officer (safety green vest) in attendance. Their job is to assure that everyone at the range is able to shoot in a safe environment. And yes, if you break a Range Rule, you’ll hear about it, or you may even be cited. But don't you want to be sure every shooter on the line is acting to keep you safe as well as themselves?
Range officers volunteer to be on duty for two hour or longer shifts during shooting hours. They're devoting their time so we can continue to have a safe club. Please be sure to follow any directions a Range Officer gives you.
The Plate Rack Range is located at the end of the Trap Range next to the Bowling Pin Pit. There is no certification/qualification required to use the fixture and you may use it any time during normal outdoor range hours.
The real challenge is to get one's five heavy bowling pins off the table during the distraction of five other loud and sometimes rapidly firing handguns. Hint: Your firearm and ammunition must powerful enough to drive the 4-pound pins back a long three feet to be knocked clearly off the table top.
Chester Rod & Gun Club provides a comprehensive year round Clays Program which includes Sporting Clays, Five Stand Trap and Wobble Trap that will provide for an enjoyable and challenging shooting experience for all levels of shotgunners.
All of our scheduled Clays shoots are open to the public; new shooters and shooters of all ages and gender are very welcome!
Action Shooting is the newest shooting discipline offered at CRGC to all members in good standing. In order to participate in this challenging activity, members are required to attend and pass a certification class which explains policies, procedures, and requirements as well as tests the individual’s skill sets in safe gun handling and shooting abilities. The certification class will take about 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete, including a short written exam and then a simple live fire test.
The winning name was drawn from the ten applicants for the Barry Conservation Camp Shooting Sports week being donated by Chester Rod and Gun Club. The winning name was drawn at 8:30 PM on Monday, April 15, and the winner was Anthony Silva, age 11.
The competition was held on three consecutive Saturdays, starting April 28, at the Reading Revolver and Rifle Club in Reading, MA. Teams come from many neighboring sportsman's clubs, including Haverhill, Woburn, Old Colony and MIT.
Shooting for Chester was Mike Posey of Sandown (Captain), Bob Broughton of Chester, John McNally of Danville, Ken Lawas of Kensington, Frank Garbocian of Fremont, and Glenn Graham of Bedford.