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Welcome to the Itasca Gun Club web site!

Club cell phone (218) 256-9431, club email igcclubaccount@yahoo.com

 


For updates on range closures and available shooting programs, please check the Calendar.  Updates to the calendar occur at night, so checking mornings is the best bet. 



DNR Youth Firearms Safety Page and Class Calendar


Hunter Sight In Days - A 2-week event where you can sight in your rifle or hunting handgun, for only $3 per firearm!


Reloading Classes will begin in October.  The first class is full.  We will put more classes on the calendar as they fill up.  Contact info is on the Reloading Page.



Summer Shooting Programs are winding down


Fall is here, and Itasca Gun Club’s summer programs are slowing or closing for the year.  Check the Calendar to see schedules, and you’ll also find links to more information.  Always check the calendar before going to the range, because sometimes schedules change, and updates to the calendar are done at night.


Itasca Gun Club’s shooting and training programs are open to all.  Being a member provides support to the club and we strongly encourage membership, but it’s not a requirement to participate in our programs.

  • For .22 rimfire rifle shooters, IGC hosts Mini Palma Matches on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  These replicate long-distance International Palma matches by shooting .22s at smaller targets at 100 yards.
  • The club is also running .22 Green Monster matches.  See the Green Monster Page.
  • Will re-start in May 2023:  Itasca Action Pistol matches are held every week on Thursday evenings.  These matches combine formalized shooting, movement and a wide variety of scenarios to challenge your brain.
  • Service Rifle matches are held on the second Tuesday of most months.  These matches make use of service rifles from any country in the world.  Matches are run under the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Competing in a match gives you the ability to purchase a surplus M1 Garand rifle from the CMP.
  • For owners of old rifles, our 100-Year-Old Rifle matches let you show your skills with historical firearms.  These matches are not for replicas of old rifles but rifles older than 100 years.  Matches are usually held the second Tuesday of each month.
  • There are other events that are set up on a once-a-year basis.  
  • Will occur June 6th 2023: there will be two D-Day matches.  The first match of the day must be fired with any pre-1950 wood stock, bolt action, center fire service rifle.  The second match must be fired with any wood stock, semi-automatic service rifle.  Check the calendar for more information. 
  • Also on the calendar, on Sunday August 7th, there will be a lever action rifle match in the morning. On the same day, there will be a round-ball-only muzzle loader match in the afternoon.
  • Our club's business meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at our classroom/indoor range building, at 7:00 PM.  Click on any month's calendar entry for more information.

All of these events are designed and run by volunteers.  If you (or a group) have an idea for an event, and you want to set it up and run it let us know.  We’re not soliciting ideas; we’re soliciting volunteers with ideas.  You can click “webmaster” at the bottom of any page of our web site to make a contact.


Be safe out there!



Range Development


We will continue to develop and improve the range, as we get grants to provide funding.  We need help finding grants so we can apply for them.  You can always click the "Contact Webmaster" link at the bottom of every page on this site if you know of a possible grant source.


In April 2021, a powerline right of way was cut from the road to the site of the future clubhouse and indoor range, and we will get poles and lines installed so that we're ready when we move the clubhouse.  In May 2022 we're getting ready for the power company to run the lines on. 



Slideshow, range development work accomplished under a 2020 grant from the NRA foundation and the Itasca Chapter of the Friends of the NRA.


 


It's a good time to Join the Itasca Gun Club


It's a good time to join or renew your membership in the Itasca Gun Club. You can join Itasca Gun Club for only $30 a year, $18 for seniors, as a family membership.  That's a terrific price for year round family use of a range.  Check our Membership page.



It's a good time to Join the NRA


Join the NRA through the Itasca Gun Club.  Good representation of gun owners is important in today's political climate.


Join the NRA, or renew your membership through the Itasca Gun Club, and NRA will credit the club with a commission.  See our NRA Recruiter page.  Club members and anyone else can use this feature to save a little and bring a commission to the club.  Joining the NRA adds to the strength of the voice of gun owners on a national and local level.


And, you get a free hat!         




Outdoor Range Rules



The outdoor range hours are 08:00 until 1/2 hour before sunset.  People live in the area, and we want to remain good neighbors by not making noise too early or too late.  Tannerite and similar explosive targets are banned at this range due to insurance requirements.  Be careful driving out to the range in the winter or muddy periods.  Don't exceed safe speeds for the existing road conditions.  Do NOT shoot at rocks or target frames.  Rocks create ricochets.  If you damage the frames or target holders, volunteers have to spend the time and money to repair them for all range users.  Do NOT drive down into the infield area to put up targets.  Drive and park on the road, then walk down to the target lies you're using.  Be a responsible range user. 



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.




Want to Join or Renew Your Membership?


Information on joining or renewing is on our Membership Page



 

Looking for a Pistol Carry Permit Class?

 

Certified Itasca Gun Club Instructors teach Minnesota Carry Permit Classes at least once a month at our indoor range and classroom. The cost is typically $75 for a one day class that meets all the requirements of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  Check our Calendar for class dates and times.  Information about carry permits is on the same page as the classes.  Here's more information on Minnesota and Florida Carry Permits.


Itasca Gun Club Affiliations


National Rifle Association

US Civilian Marksmanship Program

National Shooting Sports Foundation

US Shooting Association 






 

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 up to fifty, an indoor pistol and smallbore range, and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges.  We host a number of types of classes - click the Calendar tab above to see upcoming events or change the calendar to a "list" view.

  • 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



The club has relocated to a new site about a mile away from the old range.  The new outdoor range include a pistol range and a 300 yard rifle range. Plans include adding another pistol range, a smallbore range, and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.  The indoor range at the original site remains open in 2020.

 

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







© 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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