Welcome to the CRGC!
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
The members trap currently resides between House 2 and House 3 on the 5 Stand Range. For those members who have been previously certified in its usage when this trap resided on the Sporting Clays Range, you will not require any additional certification. For new Members wishing to utilize this trap, we will be providing certification on its usage between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on Saturdays, after the cessation of 5 Stand Shooting.
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.
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?
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 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.