- AVGC is a NRA Gold Medal Club. What is that?
To receive the NRA Gold Medal Club Award, a club must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Be a 100% NRA Club 2. Have a Club Newsletter (Digital form accepted) 3. Belong to the NRA State Association of your state 4. Have administered, or currently incorporate an NRA Youth Program within the Club's agenda 5. Actively participate in NRA's Membership Recruiting Program
- Do you have programs for kids?
Yes, we have two programs. Junior Indoor Rifle and Junior Trap.
- Do you have programs for Women?
Yes, we have programs specifically for women. These are relaxed clinic's that are open to all levels of shooters. First time shooters are welcome. Please, see the Women's Program tab on the left for details.
- How do we get involved in Junior Indoor Rifle?
Junior Indoor Rifle is for kids 10-19 years old and is sponsored and partially funded by the NRA. This program teaches kids to shoot precision .22 caliber rifles in various shooting positions with NRA certified rifle coaches on hand. This program is held every Thursday evening at 6:00pm except the 2nd Thursday. The 2nd Thursday is set aside for orientation for kids who have never participated in this event before and is required before they can continue. A one-time $20 fee is required for the NRA materials payable after orienation and before they begin the program. All rifles and shooting gear are provided and ammunition is only $3.00 for each night.
- How do we get involved in Junior Trap?
Junior Trap is Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM, shooters must be under 18 years of age and bring factory ammunition in 12 gauge or 20 gauge with them. The Apple Valley Gun Club will provide the shotguns. You may bring your own shotgun and appropriate ammunition if you prefer. Open Trap Shooting is held Thursday nights at 7:00 PM and is open to all, adults and juniors alike. Open Trap is $3.00 per round for members and $4.00 per round for non-members.
- How does one become an AVGC member?
Membership is open to all adults. To become a member you MUST be a current member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). You can join the NRA using the link on our website. Once you receive your NRA member number/card, obtain a AVGC membership application, which you will find on our website to be downloaded and completed. Bring your completed application to the membership meeting on any 2nd Wednesday of any month for acceptance and processing at about 6:30pm. Present your application to the sign in table, show them your NRA card and sign the new member roster. The cost to become a member is a ONE TIME Initiation Fee of $175.00 plus the dues, prorated, for the months remaining in the year when you join. These costs will be paid to the Club Treasurer after the conclusion of the Membership Meeting. Once you are accepted by the attending voting members, you will become a 90 day probationary member with a sponsor. If you know a member of the Club, you can ask them to sponsor you for this 90 day period. If you don't have a sponsor, one will be appointed for you at the meeting. You will be advised of the additional requirements at this meeting as well. To see what they are, read the information on the Membership Application page of our website. The benefits of becoming a full member (after completing the 90 day probationary period) are numerous but one of the best is by being a member, your spouse/mate can become an Associate member, while your children can come with you whenever you want as long as they remain under your supervision and you are responsible for how they act on the Club Property. One membership is good for the entire family. Additionally, as a full member, you can bring guests with you to shoot as long as you supervise them, get them to sign in at the Clubhouse and sign the liability waiver form. There are many more benefits and advantages to being a member that you will discover along the way.
- Is the "Range" open to the public?
This is not a public range. It is a membership club founded in 1947. With that said here are the answers to your question. The answer is a qualified "Yes". The requirements are as follows: 1. Come as a guest of a member making sure to sign in at the Clubhouse and sign a liability waiver before going to the range where you will be shooting. 2. Participate in a scheduled shooting event listed on the calendar. You must stay on the range where that event is taking place and only participate in that event. Other than these specific opportunities, being on the property without permission is trespassing and you will either be escorted off the property or will be cited for the violation by law enforcement.
- What is expected of an AVGC member?
The Club membership owns the facilities by virtue of their membership. As a result, the upkeep, expansion, repairs, and all work is done by the membership as volunteers. Unfortunately, too few members get involved in the volunteer opportunities that are available on a regular basis. This creates more work for the few who actually do volunteer to help with shooting events, programs, work projects and more. If you want a truly superior Club, then get involved. You will make great friends, have fun, experience more of what being a member is all about instead of just shooting. So many members only want to shoot and don't take time to realize all that happens so they can shoot. Check the calendar regularly for events you can help set up, coach or work to make better. Someone has to do it so it should be you. The ranges all need regular cleaning and you can be sure the Range Chairperson will appreciate any and all help that can be given. If you can't find anything then contact a board member for suggestions. Starting in June of this year, we're going to need people to show up for the Director's meeting and the regular membership meeting early and on a monthly basis to set up and take down the equipment at the fairgrounds. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know the Officers and Directors that do the business for the membership. It's also a great way to get to know other Club members who, like you, help whenever and wherever they can. They're the ones that make the Club and its property work as smoothly as it does. As stated in the "About Us" page on this web site: So where do I fit in as an individual member? We have found over the years that it is the small things that really count. The contributions in time, work and money by individuals that very often go unnoticed are critical to our success. What does not go unnoticed is the end result:: our facility and our membership. As a not for profit, volunteer organization, we serve our club as managers, leaders, teachers, coaches, safety officers, and very often, as laborers doing the daily tasks required to run a facility such as ours. The only reason we are able to keep costs down IS the continuing commitment of our members who get things done. As a member, you are getting a new nickname: They. There are over 3,000 folks sharing that nickname with you. The next time you hear someone say “They need to do this” or “They aren't doing this or that right” please remember, WE are THEY! This Club lives or dies solely on the commitment of the current membership. If we fail to do the right thing, even when no one is watching, we fail this club. So, step up and be an active, helpful member of the Club because you are needed!
- Where can I find a range open to the public range?
We are not open to the public for recreational unsupervised shooting. As a guest, you are welcome to participate in any of our calendared events. However, you are not allowed to use another range during your visit. You can check the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Shooting Range or the Lytle Creek Range for open shooting times. http://www.lytlecreekrange.com/ http://www.lvlionsclub.com/publicshootingrange.htm