Chester Rod and Gun Club
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 training opportunities.
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
Get Aquainted with CRGC
Attend one of our monthly Member Meetings or one of our events that are open to the public. Check our club calendar for dates and details.
Fill out an Application Form
Membership Application Forms are available online for download, and detailed instructions for application follow...
Club members (or non-members, too) have the opportunity to renew their NRA memberships through the club's NRA Recruiter Program. You save on the renewal rate, and the club receives a small commission on the transaction. It's truly win-win. Several different membership categories and durations are available through this program.
Click HERE to be redirected to the NRA secure membership transaction web page.
Thank you, for supporting both the NRA and CRGC!
Membership Renewal Process
Starting with the 2017 renewal season, postcard renewal reminder notices will be sent to members via USPS mail. You will receive only one notification. The renewal deadline is December 31st, and there will be no extensions or exceptions. Renewal processing may take four to six weeks until you receive your new badge strip via USPS mail, depending on the backlog at the time you submit your application. Hint: Earlier is better.
Winchester / NRA Bulls-eye 2017 Winter League Schedule
Thursday, January 5th at 6:30 pm: We will have a general orientation for basic NRA Bullseye. You will also have the opportunity to see what the Winchester/ NRA 50' Bullseye is all about, and take the entry level Qualification course (will consist of a "practice" target set and scoring) if you like. (The Qualification is NOT required to join the league, but rather for you to see where you might currently stand and gain more insight in to the Winchester / NRA Bullseye).
Thursday, January 5th, and 12th 2017 at 6:30 pm: Practice for new shooters and league registration.
The League Schedule will run for ten Thursday nights, on Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23.
Clays – A challenging shooting experience for all levels of shot gunners!!
All of our scheduled Clays events are open to the public and posted on the Club calendar. Shooters of any skill level and age are welcome and encouraged to join!
Sporting Clays is open during the summer months (April/May – October)
Five Stand Five-Stand is conducted during the winter months (November- March/April)
In addition there are Practice Traps available, to certified club members and their guest(s)
The Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) that consists of eight standardized stages with steel targets, ranging in size from 10" (25 cm) round plates to 18x24" (45x60 cm) rectangular plates. Competitors are scored solely by the time it takes them to complete each stage, and the match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.
New Steel Plates Range
Our steel plates range has been very popular with members, but was in run-down condition due to its frequent use and basic wood and sheet metal construction. So after Member approval, all new steel construction was created for both the plates and the overhead structure. The goals were to create a range that was safe, professional in appearance, fun to shoot and economical to maintain. All surfaces facing the shooter are angled down or to the side for safety. The plates themselves are of a new design which is expected to give them much longer life. However, when they need replacement, their design is simple to cut out and economical to replace. Additional center-fire and rim-fire sets of plates were added and plenty of room is allowed between shooters. A further improvement is that the firing positions are covered from the weather.
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.
What is Action Shooting (sometimes called defensive pistol or IDPA/USPSA)? Action Shooting is designed to develop and enhance your ability to act safely and effectively in defensive shooting situations. It is the only activity in the club that will allow you to draw from holster and engage targets while moving.
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?