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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. 

Summer Shooting Programs are Underway - Calendar

These shooting programs are open to the public as well as members.  These are not league events, so you can show up once or twice to any event, watch, participate, ask questions, and decide if it's something you want to do regularly.  Use the calendar to review upcoming events and find contact information to get your questions answered.  The gate is open during these public events, so you can drive right in without worrying about a locked gate.

Itasca Action Pistol began May 6th, and will continue every Thursday evening until September.  There will be introductory sessions for beginners on May 11th and May 18th.  Check the calendar.

Service Rifle 100 yard matches began in April, and will continue on the third Tuesday of every month through November.  There are two matches per day - 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

100 Year Old Rifle matches began in April,  and will continue on the third Tuesday of every month through November.  These are held at 4:30 PM, in between the two Service Rifle matches.

Mini Palma matches (.22 rimfire) begin on May 12th.  We'll shoot at 100 yards with varying targets and .22's to replicate high power centerfire rifles at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards.

There are D Day matches on June 6th: a bolt action rifle match at 10:00 AM and a semi automatic rifle match at 1:00 PM.  Iron sights and wooden stocks only.  There's always more information available by clicking the link on the calendar.

There's a WW1 Commemorative shoot "No Man's Land" October 6th at 11:00 AM.

There's an open lever action rifle shoot also on October 6th, at 2:00 PM.  Centerfire rifles, smokeless powder.

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.

In April, 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.  

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

Hunter Sight In Days 

Hunter Sight In Days finished on Nov 6th.  The number of people sighting rifles was down a little this year, but we still topped 1,000 rifles sighted in.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who make it all happen.  We sold out the raffle tickets this year, and ran the drawing right after shooting closed.  The winners this year are:

1st -- Kent Basil,  Mossberg Patriot 308 ca. Rifle (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

2nd -- Bob Smith, Honor Guard Defense 9mm Pistol (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

3rd --  Shawn Nelson, Ruger 10/22 (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

4th -- Joe Oliver, Burris 3X9 Fullfield Scope (Janssen Fabricating/TTTC)

5th --  Renee Marcom, Leupold BX-1 McKenzie Binocular(Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)

6th  --  Rick O'Shea, Buck Bucklite Max Knife (Glen's Army Navy/Itasca Gun Club)


See the 2020 Sight In Slideshow  a lot of volunteers put in a lot of work to prepare the range for Sight In Days.

IGC's outdoor range is open

Minnesota outdoor gun ranges are allowed to be open.  Ranges must be able to support 6 foot distancing between members of differing households, and proper sanitizing of the facility. Any use of outdoor facilities must be done in accordance with Minnesota's Guidelines for Outdoor Recreational Facilities.

You can read more details on our new COVID page.

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.  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.

Looking for Fun Long Range Shooting?

We have built and placed the new 300 yard steel gong. It is 28” across and constructed of AR500 armor grade steel.  It will easily withstand 30-06 armor piercing at 50 yards so it should last a long time at 300 yard line! Conley Janssen and Grant Janssen built and assembled it, with Grant doing some of the final welding so he earned first “GONG”!  He put two shots in a 2 inch spotter with his custom 300RUM Remington 700 and Burris F class scope.  It rings very nice!  Gong Slideshow


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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