CURRENT RANGE STATUS
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As of 9:30 am on 12 November 2023:
- Archery: OPEN
- Muzzle loader: OPEN
- Pistol Bays: OPEN
- Action: OPEN
- Rifle: OPEN
- 5 Stand: OPEN
ON LINE SIGN UP AND RENEWALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The on line renewal system is shut down until the new web site is up and running. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but this is a simpler approach to fixing a system that won't be around for long anyway.
Please join or renew by submitting a hard copy application with your payment. Credit or debit can't be accepted. If paying by mail, send a check or money order. You can drop off the application and payment at any orientation session. Instructions and a link to the application are on the membership page.
Welcome to the East End Rod and Gun Club!
This is a private club, and membership is required to use it. Members may bring guests. If you are not a member, and wish to use the range, membership information is here. Need directions to the range? Click Here
The East End Rod and Gun Club opens at 8 am Monday through Friday, and 9 am Saturday and Sunday. The range closes 30 minutes before sunset. Make sure to look at the time board at the gate for the end shooting time that day! The gate will open for another 45 minutes, so don't dally in leaving.
NOTICE: Due to bank processing issues, the club is not accepting payment by credit or debit cards for applications sent by mail or turned in at orientation. Card payments submitted through the website are still accepted. Payments sent by mail or turned in at an orientation must be cash, check, or money order. Exact amounts for cash payments at orientation is appreciated.
Current range rules are now available in the Club Info menu, under Range Usage.
Pistol Bay Ceremony
On Saturday, September 30th, club members gathered at the range to dedicate the pistol bays to the memory of Steve Anderson, a long time club member who passed away in March of this year.
Steve is fondly remembered as a friend, mentor, and dedicated supporter of the club. He worked many events and orientations as an instructor, assisting with the paperwork, or simply helping where needed.
Steve spent many days at the range, keeping the grounds and equipment in good condition. When he became too ill to work in the field, he kept the gate card system updated, and assisted in tracking membership renewals.
Jan Anderson was present at the ceremony, and helped unveil the memorial sign. Afterwards, memories of Steve and his activities were recalled while the participants enjoyed hot dogs.
Your Club Volunteers' Accomplishments
Just look at those pistol bays! As was once a popular saying, "You've come a long way!"
This is the steel target on the rifle range's 100 yard berm. Those holes are clearly from someone using a .30 caliber rifle with high velocity ammunition, and probably armor piercing as well. That's irresponsible behavior, and not in accordance with the range rules.
These targets come out of your club dues. And now this one needs to be repaired, which means taking it off the range, so that responsible members can't use it. This is a popular feature on the rifle range, and we returned steel to the 100 and 200 yard berms after having removed those targets for a similar problem. We get a lot of positive feedback from the responsible shooters about them.
Armor piercing ammunition is not allowed on the range. And it's bad practice to use .30 caliber ammunition on the steel targets closer than the 300 yard berm.
Respect your range, and don't destroy the targets; they will last a long time if we take care of them.
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New Membership Plan and Dues Increase Proposed
The board has been discussing a new membership plan, including an increase of dues, for a few meetings. This has been sent out with the President's Letter several times as well. The final proposal was completed at the June meeting, and will be voted on in August or September.
You can read the final proposal by clicking here to bring it up as a PDF.
Please read this plan, as it impacts every member and range user. The plan is consistent with the current practices, but provides for more options. Some of the changes include:
- There are individual and family memberships
- Range users must purchase a gate card
- The $35 initiation and late fee will be rescinded
Club meeting minutes and other documents are available for members
One of the Gun Safety Rules is "Know your target and what is beyond.", which can be found here along with other safety rules. Consider these examples below: in one case, projectiles will clearly impact an appropriate backstop. The other case would result in an obvious safety hazard. In short - never place targets on top of the berm. Thank you.
No Armor Piercing Ammunition
UPDATE: There’s a new sign on the Action Range, as you can see below. But it applies to the entire range.
Take a few moments to review the range rules before you shoot. Thank you!
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