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.

New for 2014 we are holding ATA AIM youth events on the second Sunday’s of each month (Check the event calendar).

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

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Latest News

Please welcome Jeff Graupp to the Board of Directors

The Board is pleased to confirm that Jeff Graupp has joined our Board of Directors, filling the vacancy created when Bob Ricci resigned.

When our annual elections were held in April this year, Bob and Jeff had tied for the last Director position. With their agreement plus an announcement to the members present at the election on the process to resolve the tie, the Election Committee rolled odd/even with the Lewis Class dice, and Bob won.

Article IX of our By-Laws states explicitly there are four officers and seven directors. In addition, Article XI states in part, “ Should vacancies occur in any office, the Association shall at its next regular meeting elect another member to fill such vacancy…..”

The Board has interpreted this to mean that officer positions must be filled at the next monthly meeting, whereas director positions must be filled as soon as possible. Since the membership had voted in April and gave the identical number of votes to both Bob and Jeff, the Board decided that it was fair to ask Jeff if he would still like to join the Board in order to fill this vacancy.

He was contacted by the Club Secretary, and Jeff confirmed that he was interested.

Jeff Graupp brings many years of shooting expertise as well as event management to our Club. Please introduce yourself to him, and welcome him to the Board.

The Board thanks all members for your support and cooperation.

August News Letter

Summer Events Continue at WCGC

Dear Members:
July was a busy month for us with our big shoot, “Chester County Days” on July 20th. We hosted 71 ATA shooters who took aim at 100 single targets. 47 of those shooters stayed and then shot handicap with us.
We saw 2 scores of 100 straight in the singles and 2 scores of 97 in the doubles. Congratulations to all who took home a trophy or Lewis Class prize. Please visit the Club website to see the results. The day could not have gone as smoothly as it did without the great help and assistance of our volunteers. Thank you.Our last ATA 100 of the 2014 season is this Sunday starting at 10:30. We will have singles, handicap, and doubles. We will keep a practice trap open as long as we can but may need to halt practice to move the registered shooters efficiently. Please feel free to call the Club before coming out to check on trap availablity –  tel. 610-696-4577.

We are now into the second half of the year and our big shoots are coming in October and November. Posted at the Club house is a calendar of events. In summary:

  • ATA 100 events on the first Sundays in Aug, Sept and October.
  • The William Baldwin Memorial 50 bird shoot and National Trapshooting Day activities on Oct. 12.
  • The Club Championship on Oct. 19 -  all Club members are welcome to shoot this event for trophies and prizes.
  • Two turkey shoots along with the Black Friday shoot against Oxford Gun Club in November.
  • The Annual Ham Shoot in December.
All dates are on our website calendar. Please plan to come yourself, and mention these to your friends!

Summer League:

Shooters in the League can make up missed shoots due to weather any Tuesday or Sunday in August. Just let both the desk and the scorer know which make-up date you are shooting for.

Chester County Night School:

We welcome all new shooters to our grounds for an introduction to trap shooting in September and October, focusing initially on safety. If you know someone looking to get started, please pass this along. We even have shotguns for shooters to borrow so no gun is needed. These classes fill up fast. Students can sign up at chestercountynightschool.org
September 16 & 23 - Register Here
October 14 & 21 - Register Here

Clothing Orders

Those members who have placed clothing orders, you can now pick up your order at the club house. 

Thanks again to everyone for their support. Please come out to visit, shoot and eat!