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