Please Note: We are currently at our membership cap of 400, but are continuing to accept applications to be placed on a waiting list.
out an application from below. Drop it off with the Club
Secretary at Gales Distributors on Old Morgantown Road. (Marianna
Stiles is the Secretary, or you can leave it with Roger Stiles the
Treasurer.) This is just getting your name "in line" and
establishing your "order" on the waiting list.
do NOT give money at that time. IF/when we drop below the 400
cap, and your place in line comes up . . . you'll be asked at that
time, if you still intend to join. If yes, the club will vote on
your application at the next meeting.
If accepted, you pay the dues to the Secretary (or Treasurer) at that time.
next step, is to attend a regularly scheduled shoot. (You don't
have to actually SHOOT in the shoot . . . just attend.) So after (or
before if they have time) one of the Match Directors (or any Club
Officer) can run you through an "Orientation". Upon completing
and getting a signed orientation . . . take that back to the Treasurer
at Gales Distributors and trade it for a gate key.
For those needing "Orientation's" . . . your best bet is the New Shooter Orientation Day. (Look on the schedule for the date this year.)
Second best bet is AFTER a regularly scheduled shoot (Like IDPA on a 4th Saturday, or GRGC Steel Plate on 1st Sunday. Again, look at the Schedule.) Those will let you get all three things you need. Both "Observation" (of the Match), and shooting (maybe even a stage or round within the match if you feel comfortable), and The Verbal Orientation Section. Be patient, if we have a match going on, the Match Director has lots of things to do, and you'll need to wait until things settle after the match for the Orientation Part (but tell them up front that's what you're there for, so they can see you watch the Observation and allow you to shoot some). If you are just uncomfortable shooting a match stage . . . just shooting a few rounds (SAFELY) after the match will be enough.
Third choice is to contact the Range Officer (aka Chief Instructor). (But even if you contact the Range Officer and get the Verbal Orientation, and Observed shooting parts out of the way . . . you'll still need the Observation of a Regular Match.)