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Welcome to the new Itasca Gun Club web site!

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.



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

06/29/2015 6:00 PM • Indoor Smallbore Range IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
07/02/2015 3:00 PM • Old Outdoor Pistol Range, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
07/06/2015 6:00 PM • Indoor Smallbore Range IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
07/09/2015 3:00 PM • Old Outdoor Pistol Range, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
07/13/2015 6:00 PM • Indoor Smallbore Range IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
  • 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.

     

    THANKS MEMBERS FOR KEEPING YOUR CLUB CLEAN.

  • 06/02/2015 6:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Itasca Gun Club's indoor range is in need of cleaning and maintenance.  Please consider providing some of your time to help the club keep up a quality shooting option.  The fun starts at 9:00 AM, Saturday June 13th.  

     

    If you use the indoor range, you are invited to help with the cleanup. We will be accomplishing the following tasks;

     

    - cleaning the shooting tubes

     

    - cleaning the bullets out of the bullet traps

     

    - replacing the rubber sheeting at the end of the tubes.

     

    - making whatever other repairs are needed.

     

    For more information, contact Mike Hughes, Pistol Chairman at 999-7241.


    If you've ever wondered what it looks like at the far end of the shooting tubes, now's your chance!  You can see photos of the tubes at the Pistols and Coffee page.

  • 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.


  • 05/03/2015 10:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you want to get your events listed on the IGC Calendar, and get the club facilities reserved for your event, please contact:  


    Marty Motherway

    sam1@paulbunyan.net

    218-326-1108


    Reservations will be taken in the order they are received.   

  • 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.

© Itasca Gun Club  

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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