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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Turkey Shoot 2015

It’s time to host our annual turkey shoots. These are not your normal meat shoots. The turkeys are 17 – 19 lbs fresh turkeys from a local farm. You will not get a frozen store bought bird here.

This year we have 48 birds to award in 12 events. Saturday November 14th at 10:00 am will be our first day with 6 events. Our next event day is Sunday November 22 at 10:00 am.

Rules of the turkey shoot.

The turkey shoot is a 25 target singles event (16 yards) where 15 shooters (3 squads) are shooting for their best score. The scores are then reviewed and divided into 4 Lewis classes. The top score of each class is awarded the turkey. In case of ties, each shooter will reach into the bucket to pull a numbered chip. The shooter who pulls the highest number will be awarded the bird. (Skill and luck will award prizes)

For complete details on how lewis class works, visit our lewis class page.


Pre squading for the shoot is encouraged. Please only pre-squad for the number of events you can guarantee to shoot. Persuading is done via a third party website. Please register there. A presquad sheet will be available at the club house on Tuesday before the event as well. If you need assistance, one of the desk workers should be able to reserve a spot for you using the computer at the club house.

Presquad for Day 1:

Presquad for Day 2:

2015 Club Championship – October 18th

2015_ClubChampionshipLogo_360Sunday October 18th the 2015 Club Championship returns.

Join us for a full day of shooting with Singles in the morning followed by Handicap. This event is open to all shooters as we shoot 100 targets in each discipline.

This year we have increased our trophies and after the great success of our ATA Silver Shoot, we are awarding silver for all trophies. The High Overall, Champions, and Runner ups will win Silver Shotgun Shells as part of their trophy allotment.

Full rules and details at http://www.westchestergunclub.com/event/2015clubchampionship

NRA Coach Certification Course

NRA Coach PatchThe next round of NRA Certified Coach training is this November 28 and 29. This 2 day class will teach students the fundimentals of coaching and upon successful completion award each student with a Level 1 NRA Coach Certification which then can be submitted tot eh ATA for ATA Coach Level 1 certification.

To register students will have to register with the NRA site and then submit payment for the course at the club website. West Chester Gun Club members can receive a $50 discount to the course by entering a coupon code at checkout.

Step 1:

Register for the course at NRAinstructors.org

Step 2:

Submit payment to the club for your materials. Club members contact [email protected] for your coupon code.

Step 3:

Bring your self and a willing to learn tot he club on Nov 28 & 29.

2 New Classes for New Shooters and 1 for Intermediate Shooters

Intermediate Trap Shooting

This class is for those athletes that have completed Introduction to Trapshooting” or have been introduced to trap shooting and are looking for refinement. In this class students will partake in a few live fire drills that will assist the athlete in gaining better scores. Shooters will be taught tools to assist them in their development that they can continue to practice at home.

Sep 20, 2015

Introduction to Trap Shooting

This course is to introduce new and intermediate shotgun shooters to the sport of trap shooting. Your first class will cover safety instruction for the 3 basic types of shotguns and the mechanics of the game. New shooters will work on mounting of the shotgun and aim. The second class will work on refinement of aim, stance and gun mounting to help students break more targets. Class is for students 18 years and older. After the second class, students will be comfortable on the trap field firing line to join any squad.

Sep 22, 2015
Oct 13, 2015