Welcome to the West Chester Gun Club

The West Chester Gun Club and Athletic Association is a shotgun sporting club located in the heart of Chester County, PA outside of West Chester Pa, and just south of Exton, PA. We are one of the oldest clubs in the state with our incorporation date of April 1898.

We offer trapshooting every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday’s on our 4 lighted trap fields. West Chester Gun Club is open to the public for general practice and registered shoots. Registered ATA shoots are held on the first Sunday between March and October.

Our friendly members welcome all members and guest for a day of fun clay breaking and camaraderie.

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Latest News

Harlan Campbell 2-day clinics

Ten-Time All-America Team Captain Harlan Campbell will be making his annual Summer trip to West Chester.  WCGC will be hosting two 2-day clinics August 25th – 29th.

There is still availability for local shooters for the two-day clinics on Thursday/Friday August 25th/26th and Saturday/Sunday August 28th/29th.

Harlan only takes 6 shooters per class so there is a lot of one on one instruction. A typical two-day clinic includes gun-fitting, patterning, classroom instruction,and shooting 16’s, Handicap, and Doubles.

If you are interested please Dave know ASAP as he is getting a lot of inquiries for the clinics. You can email Dave at djcomroe@gmail.com with any questions you might have.

Numerous local shooters have taken the classes and the overall response has been extremely positive.

June Newsletter

Get ready to break targets in June

West Chester Gun Club has a lot going on in June.

ATA Big 50 – No Day Fee

Looking to try registering targets or need to get those last few targets before the state shoot? The ATA Big 50 Program is a great way to get started. For the month of June, the club will cover your ATA day fee for all Big 50 events. If you are not an ATA member, join on-line at ShootATA.com. Reminder for our guest ATA shooters; ATA shooters do not pay the club day fee as long as they shoot the registered targets as part of the Big 50.

Nick Minniti Memorial Shoot – June 26

WCGC is hosting it’s memorial shoot on June 26th. This year all shooters are able to participate in the Nick Minniti Memorial shoot as we will squad in ATA and open squads. Shooters will shoot 100 singles and 100 Handicap targets. The High over all will have their name adorn the walls of WCGC. Shoot 100 or 200, but only those that shoot both events can win.
Details found on our web site.

June 5 – ATA 100

The last chance to get your 100 singles, handicap, and doubles in before the state shoot. This Sunday we are hosting an ATA 100 bird event.

Members Guest & Family Trapshooting Lessons – June 14th

On the success of our Introduction to Trapshooting class we hold with the Chester County Night School we are offering a one night class for our members. If you have a family member or friend who is looking to get started in trapshooting, we will host a one night training class for our friends. There will be no cost to the club other than targets.

We will cover all safety and game play rules. We will then work on proper mounting of the shotgun and target tracking. Each student can expect to fire at 50 targets.

Class will start at 6:00 and will require registration. Contact Jason @ lessons@westchestergunclub.com to reserve a spot. (limit to 10 students)

More Night School Classes coming in Fall

We will offer Introduction, Intermediate, and new for this fall a one day Women only class. Details and registration in August.

Green Bird

Looking for a bit of friendly competition? Maybe to earn a free round? Green bird is back and ready for your to shoot. Sign up at the desk. As soon as we have a minimum of 4 shooters we will shoot the event. In place of meat prizes we will award a free practice round or $5 back.
For green bird game play check out our site.

Chester County Days coming July 17th

Another event to get ready for with trophies in club and open categories.

Nick Minetti Memorial Shoot – 2016

June 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This year we moved the Nick Minetti Memorial Shoot to June.

This ATA and Club shoot awards the High Over all in Singles and Handicap fame on our club house wall.

ATA and Club Event

This year we are opening this event to ATA and non ATA shooters. ATA shooters will shoot at their designated yardage and applied any penalty yardage as awarded by our minimums. All non-ATA shooters will shoot a a minimum of 23 yards int he handicap event.

All ATA shooters will squad with other ATA shooters as this is a 100 bird event following all ATA rules.

All non ATA shooters will squad together as to not disrupt the ATA shoot.


The High Over All is awarded by combining the score of singles and handicap together. The shooter with the highest score will be awarded the High Over All.

Lewis Class

Lewis Class available for both singles and handicap. The club will add money to each class. $5 extra per event.

Shoot ATA BIG 50 without a day fee till the PA State Shoot

The club will cover your ATA day fee until the state shoot for all Big 50 events until mid June. Get your targets in just for the cost of targets. We shoot Singles, Handicap, and Doubles as long as the minimum number of shooters are available for each event.