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Welcome to the Itasca Gun Club web site!

The new permanent range is ready for shooting!  After two weeks of heavy equipment work, the site is cleared, leveled and the berms are up for the 25, 50, 100 and 200 yard target lines.  (The 300 yard line will go in next year, and the 1,000 yard line in the future).

Crews of selfless volunteers put in many hours during the middle of October to remove the range shack, posts and roofing from the old range, moved it to the new range and reassembled the roofing over the new concrete firing points.  There's a slide show that makes it look easy here.  While the range is open to members, please check the club calendar before you head out to make sure that the range is not temporarily closed for construction, training or scheduled shooting events.

Who Are We? 


The Itasca Gun Club of Grand Rapids, Minnesota is an all-volunteer, 501(c)4 non-profit corporation. Our facilities include a clubhouse/classroom that can seat about fifty, an indoor pistol and smallbore range, and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges.  We host a number of types of classes - click the Events tab above to see upcoming events as a list, or choose to view it as a calendar.

  • Adult Permit to Carry
  • Women-Only Permit to Carry
  • MN DNR Youth Firearms Safety
  • MN DNR Adult Firearms Safety (not for carry permits)
  • Mother-Daughter MN Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Youth Firearms Safety
  • Train the Trainer for Adult Permit to Carry

IGC Member Map.pdf

The club is in the process of relocating to a new site about a mile away.  The new range will include two pistol ranges, a smallbore range, a 300 yard rifle range and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.


MN DNR Firearms Safety for Youth

Firearms Safety Certification for Adults (not for carry permits)

Hunter Safety Certificate Requirements for Other States

Mentoring the Young Hunter

Range Relocation Info
Please check the "Range Relocation" tab above for maps, layouts and information on range design and construction.


Club Activities Info


Click the "Events" tab above to view the full list of upcoming events.  You can choose to see it as a list or as a calendar.

Recognition - Chuck Pearson

Thursday September 10th - The weekly Itasca Action Pistol competitors shot the first ever "Chuck Pearson 45 Drill Trophy Shoot." This trophy is to honor Chuck for all his work in starting up and running the Action Pistol Shoot every Thursday during the summer months, and to also honor him for all his other services to the club. One only has to mention a project that needs to be done and Chuck quietly just does it. It is members like Chuck that makes IGC continue to be the great club it is.  This event will be held sometime every summer during one of the Action Pistol Shoots. This year's winner was Nate Mahoney with a combined time of 15.39 seconds. Pictured are IGC President Joe Oliver, Nate Mahoney, and Chuck Pearson. Congratulations Nate and many thanks to Chuck

NRA Donation to IGC

At our February monthly meeting, the Local Chapter of the Friends of the NRA presented us with a check for $7,500 for use in the new range development. Thank you Friends of the NRA!


Left to right: Mike Hughes, IGC Grant Writer; Joe Oliver, IGC President; Phyllis Anderson, IGC Secretary; Marge Kelly, Friends of the NRA 

Burn the Loan Paperwork!

At February’s monthly meeting a special event took place. Ted Gustafson had the honor of burning the loan papers for our new range property. We now own the land. Ted was instrumental in finding and negotiating the purchase of the property so it was only fitting he had the honor of lighting the paper. Now we need to raise money for the continuing construction of the new ranges.

Upcoming events

11/30/2015 5:00 PM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
12/02/2015 8:30 AM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
12/03/2015 3:00 PM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
12/05/2015 7:50 AM • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
12/07/2015 5:00 PM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
  • 10/18/2015 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Now is your chance to select you preferred shift for Sight In Days.  Please sign up as soon as possible so we know which slots can still be filled.  Contact Vinnie Rittmiller @ 218 259 1358.  We need people to staff the event, from selling tickets in the trailer to spotting shots for people sighting in their rifles.

  • 10/15/2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello All

    With the help of an amazing crew we finished up putting the roof on the new firing line. The target frames were all finished and installed. We have a few small projects to do yet to make life more comfortable out there. But most importantly we can now shoot our firearms out to 200 yards.

    The range may need to be closed for short periods of time to install a few things but we will try to do it early in the day so people can get there rifles sighted in. A big THANK YOU to those members who showed up last Saturday and today

  • 10/05/2015 10:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We need volunteers to help move the rifle range shelter from the old range to the new range.  The job will begin at 07:00 Saturday, October 10th.  There will be a crane there to take it down and reassemble it at the new range, on the newly poured concrete pad.

    We need your help, your tools, your interest in using some time and skill to help get our new range going.  We need multiple large trailers to move the shelter components to the new site.   

    Please contact Joel Adamson at (218-256-2180) or respond to this email.

  • 08/10/2015 10:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As part of prepping to migrate to the new range, we need volunteers to help clean out the old range garage.  Saturday, August 29th, 9:00 AM.  Contact Vinnie Rittmiller at

  • 06/19/2015 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Action pistol has become so popular this year that we've had to split into two groups!  We're now using the old pistol range and the old rifle range to accommodate all the interest.  To see what's going on, check out the slide shows on the Action Pistol page.  There's also a link there to our Action Pistol Facebook page, where you can watch videos of the action.

    Chuck, Mark and the participants keep coming up with new challenges and scenarios.  When was the last time you fired a pistol while wearing intentionally dirty safety glasses?  From a moving treadmill?  Or from inside a car?  At a target rolling toward you?  

    If you think you might be interested in trying, all you need to do is show up and watch.  But bring your gear, because you'll probably want to try it out!  There's a list of the gear you need on the Action Pistol page.  And, the Calendar lists all the events through September.  It's $5.00 per night, and the proceeds go to developing the new range.

  • 06/16/2015 7:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mike Hughes, Itasca Gun Club Pistol Chairman, would like to thank all the members who showed up on Saturday, June 13 and gave their free time to clean the indoor shooting range at the gun club.  The lanes are clean, new rubber backing is in place, the lead has been hauled off, reconditioned trolleys installed.   All trash is stored in the outside containers, the storage trailer has been cleaned.



  • 05/06/2015 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The fun and always entertaining Itasca Action Pistol season is open!  This event occurs every Thursday evening, and anyone is welcome to participate.  You need a handgun, ammunition, holster, extra magazines or speed loaders, eye and ear protections, and an upper garment that conceals your holstered pistol, and an interest in some fun shooting.  And, of course, a good attitude about safe firearm handling.  Action Pistol does not require a weekly commitment - come when you can.

    There's info and a slide show on the Action Pistol page.

    There's a document describing what equipment you need and some contact information here.

  • 03/05/2015 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The February installment of the "Just Outdoors" TV show hosted by retired Conservation Officer Tom Chapin focuses on the Itasca Gun Club.  Tom interviews club staff and members, shows the indoor range, and brings out information on membership and shooting opportunities available to the public.  He interviews people about club history, club activities and youth firearms safety programs.  Some members show and share information on specific guns.  You can watch this hour long segment on You Tube.

  • 02/24/2015 9:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At our February monthly meeting, the Local Chapter of the Friends of the NRA presented us with a check for $7,500 for use in the new range development. Thank you Friends of the NRA!   The photo is on the lower left of this page.

  • 01/05/2015 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On December 23, 2014 the Itasca Gun Club (IGC) received a special gift donation of $5,000 from Steve Wilcox, Chairman of the Grand Rapids State Bank, to assist in the development and relocation of the Itasca Gun Club.   Mr. Wilcox stated “the importance of this step forward is for the betterment of Itasca County and the teaching of safety for our youth and hunters of the area.  The Wilcox family is dedicated to hunting and shooting sports and is pleased to help keep these traditions alive in Itasca County and northern Minnesota.”


    Joe Oliver, President of IGC, spoke of the importance of area business helping with the new development, citing how each goes hand in hand to make this endeavor come to fruition.  With the development of the new gun range, Mr. Oliver speaks highly of local businesses and club members who have given volunteer help with the relocation as well as monetary donations to allow the club to move forward. 


    Bob Ross, IGC treasurer, gave credit to the Wilcox family and Grand Rapids State Bank for their support by being an early leader to assist with loans and development of a workable financial plan for IGC, so we can relocate our shooting range and expand our capability for the shooting community.


    Anyone wanting to become a member of the Itasca Gun Club may contact:  Bob Ross @ 259- 3535 or Marty Motherway @ 326-1108, or click to go to our "Join" page.

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Mailing Address - PO Box 201, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Clubhouse / Training Classroom Address - 10000 Arbo Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

New Range Address - 28716 Prairie Lake Road, Grand Rapids, 55744

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