New Membership

New members are always welcome! We offer individual, family, student, or senior citizen memberships. We also honor our Active Duty Military with a free membership.

New Membership Process

  1. Download the Application Form
  2. Start by downloading the Membership Application Form in PDF format from the link above.  You may fill the document out interactively on your computer, using a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, and then save it, or you may print it and then fill it out by hand.
  3. Submit Your Application
    1. Submission by USPS Mail
      1. Print and then complete the Membership Application Form
      2. Once completed, mail it to the address listed at the top of the form.
      3. Please remember to include your personal or company check for the Application Fee of $125.
    2. Submission by E-Mail
      1. For electronic form submission,fill out the form interactively using a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.
      2. Send the completed, signed and saved PDF form via email to membership-secretary@chesterrodandgunclub.com.
      3. Use the secure PayPal payment option to
        Submit Your Application Fee.
  4. Attend the New Members Orientation
    The New members Orientation typically takes place on the Saturday after the Monthly Membership Meeting (third Monday of the month) at 9:00am, and lasts for three hours. The available dates and times will be confirmed after the application is received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to attend prior to being presented to the membership for a vote. The New Members Orientation does not have to be taken prior to the Safety Seminar.
  5. Attend the Mandatory Safety Seminar
    The Mandatory Safety Seminar also takes place on the Saturday after the Monthly Membership Meeting (third Monday of the month) at 6:00pm, and lasts for about three hours. The available dates and times will be confirmed after the application is received. It is the applicant’s responsibility to attend prior to being presented to the membership for a vote. Prior attendance at the New Members Orientation is not required.
  6. Documentary Evidence of Legality of Firearms Ownership
    All prospective members of the club must show satisfactory documentary evidence that they are not legally prohibited from owning firearms. This documentation is viewed, but not retained, by a staff member just prior to the candidate being presented to the membership for a vote of affirmation. The acceptable forms of documentation are:

    1. A current, unexpired State or Federally issued firearms license.
    2. A NFA Tax Stamp.
    3. A NH armed security guard license.
    4. An active law enforcement ID.
    5. A current Active Duty, National Guard, or US Reserve Military ID card.
    6. A State Police background check from the applicant’s State of residence.
    7. A signed and notarized affidavit certifying that the applicant is not prohibited from owning or using firearms (this document will be retained).

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  7. Attend the Next Available Monthly Member’s Meeting
    Once the applicant has completed the orientation and safety class they will be instructed to attend the next available monthly member’s meeting with a new member opening. Monthly Membership meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm. Just prior to the meeting, a staff member will view the prospective member’s documentation with respect to being an “eligible person”. (See the policy described above in Step 5.) At the meeting, the names of applicants will be read to the membership and the members present will vote on whether or not to accept the applicants.
  8. Once Approved by the Membership:
    1. The applicant(s) must pay the remaining amount due for membership. See the Membership Types and Pricing page for actual fees.
    2. The applicant(s) will receive their membership badge.
    3. The badge will be ‘keyed’ for the specific ranges qualified for (see Step 8).
  9. Optional: Attend Specific Range Qualification Classes
    To use specific ranges like the indoor pistol range, the new member(s) will have to be range qualified by a range officer. Ranges that require qualification are:

    1. Indoor Pistol Range
    2. Indoor Archery Range
    3. Action Shooting Range
    4. Trap
    5. Five Stand / Clays
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