Below are common questions we answer. If your question is not listed or answered here, email us or stop by during a shoot and we will answer any of your questions.
About West Chester Gun Club
Do I need to be a member of a gun club to shoot trap?
West Chester Gun Club is open to the public along with all registered shoots are open to the public.
There is a nominal fee for practice, and sometimes an extra charge for a “prize” shoot, but generally in target shooting, the cost of the targets is very minimal.
If you wish to shoot registered shoots, you must be a member of the ATA. You can join the ATA right at the club on the day of the shoot.
All guests are required to sign a waiver at the club.
How much does a round cost?
Please see our pricing page for the latest prices.
How much is membership?
Please see membership and pricing for the latest information
What is the benefit of becoming a member?
The immediate benefit of becoming a member is that you will no longer have to pay a daily membership fee.
After 1 year of membership (April to March) and as long as you have continued to have not lapsed in membership, you can run for the Board of Directors and participate in the election of the Board. As the club is run by it’s members, for it’s members, the Board directs the activities and operations of the club in supporting it’s members.
Special Member only events
Supporting shotgun sports in Chester County
Do WCGC have gun rentals?
West Chester Gun Club has premium Browning Trap Shotguns for rent. They may be rented by members (and guests of members) who have completed a safety check.
What is the age limit for shooting at West Chester Gun Club
We do not have an age limit. Minors under the age of 18 are required to be on the grounds with a parent or guardian. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure the minor has safe firearm handling skills and does not pose a treat to themselves or others.
West Chester Gun Club has the right to check the safety skills of any shooter on the grounds before the shooter joins a squad. Management, the range safety officer, or any shooter can call a cease fire to address any safety issue. Any shooter or parent can ask for a safety review or training for new shooters.
We feel this sport is a great way for families to spend time together and we welcome young shooters. Please see our hosted youth program for more information about young shooters.
Where is the club located?
We are located at 200 E. Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380.
For driving directions visit the directions page.
When is the club open for shooting?
We operate on Tuesdays and Sundays excluding holidays.
Check the event calendar for operating dates, times, and shooting events.
Do you have pistol or rifle ranges?
We are a trap and shotgun club only. We do not have facilities for pistol or rifle.
If you are looking for pistol and rifle ranges try these ranges and private clubs near us.
- PA game lands #43 (Rifle Range only – permit required)
- Northern Chester County Sportsman Club (Membership Club)
- West Clan Sportsman Club (Membership Club)
- Tri Town Sportsman Club (Membership Club)
- Atglen Sportsman Club (Membership Club)
- Elverson Rod & Gun Club (Membership Club)
- Kimberton Fish & Game (Membership Club)
- Boyertown Rod & Gun Association (Membership Club)
- Buck’s County Fish & Game (Membership Club)
- Delaware Co. Field & Stream (Membership Club)
- Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club (Membership Club)
- Lower Pottsgrove Sportsmans Assoc. (Membership Club)
- Southern Chester County Sportsmen’s and Farmer’s Assoc. (Membership Club)
Open to the Public Ranges:
- French Creek Outfitters (also has NRA instructors for new shooters)
- Target Masters
For a list of clubs that shoot clays, visit http://www.claytargetsonline.com/list.php/PA