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

Members only shooting returns May 17th

Dear Members

The Board of the WCGC has been working in earnest to open your club on Sunday, May 17th @ 10 AM in the safest way possible.

As we stated before, we need to limit the number of shooters on the property at a time. For this reason, only current members are allowed to come onto the club grounds. You must have your membership card in hand or have a receipt for an online membership renewal form before March 18 (before we started mailing membership cards out).

We are still taking renewals via the online website and mailing membership cards. New memberships will soon be cut off and delayed until operations can allow for more shooters and guests to participate. Please do not delay renewing via the online store or sending checks to the clubhouse.

The club hours will be:
Sunday 10 to 3
Tuesday 3 to 7
Saturday 10 to 2

Please watch the club website for hours and cancellations due to weather.

We will need your full support to help us implement the following guidelines.

  • Only current “2020” members or Life members who are shooting will be allowed on the premises.
  • Membership cards must be visible and scanned at the cashier.
  • Limit of 3 rounds purchased per transaction.
  • No guests, visitors or minors under 17 years old will be allowed on the club property – No Exceptions.
  • The clubhouse will remain closed and payments will be taken at the window at the far end of the porch. Please bring exact change, credit or check for your rounds @ $6.00 or shells at $7.00.
  • Social distancing is mandatory and after you shoot please leave the grounds. We hope to return to the social nature of our club soon, but at this time, the size of gatherings have to be monitored.
  • If you do not feel well, stay home.
  • We recommend you wear a mask and gloves.
  • We will have squad sheets at the traps.
  • You must bring your own safety glasses and earplugs. 
  • There will be no club guns available.
  • There is a portable toilet available, bring your own hand sanitizer or antiseptic wipes.
  • If you participate at the Club you will do so with the full understanding of any risks involved.

May-3 COVID-19 Update

Dear members

With the current COVID-19 pandemic we are still unable to operate the club. Chester county is still in phase Red, which limits the types of businesses that may operate and restricts travel. 

The board is monitoring the state’s plan to reopen businesses and how the Club can host shooters safely.  We have the following phased plan to ensure everyone’s safety and get back to normal operations when the state allows us to. 

Membership renewals and new memberships are open now

April 1 is when all 2020 memberships were due. If you have not renewed yet, you can process your renewal via the website, or you can mail a check to the club (address below). Your membership is in good standing as long as you renew before July 1. All members renewing during this time will be mailed their membership card to their home address so they can join us when shooting resumes. Membership renewals represent a significant amount of much-needed revenue to operate the club and is more important than ever, today, to keep the club operational. 

When shooting returns

At this time, we do not have an estimate when we will be allowed to start shooting and serving members, but we hope to be open by the last week of May, subject to state advisory. When the state moves Chester County to phase yellow the club will be operating for members only until we reach the green phase. At this time the club will not allow for new memberships, guest shooters, or general public shooting. We will change our operation to limit the number of shooters on the grounds. All members will be required to show their 2020 membership card. 

Actions to take today

Renew now if you have not yet. Renewals and memberships will be harder to obtain once we are in the state-designated Yellow phase. Website memberships purchases will be turned off at that time.

Membership is $70

Online Order form here

Mail checks to:

West Chester Gun Club
200 E. Boot Rd
West Chester, PA 19380

Include name and mailing address.

Thank you for your membership. Please be safe.