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Welcome to the Itasca Gun Club web site!

 


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



The Annual Meeting of the Itasca Gun Club is coming up quickly.  The social hour, dinner and meeting will be held at Sugar Lake Lodge, on Saturday January 18th.  The social hour begins at 4:30 PM, dinner at 5:30 and the business meeting at 6:30. 


We have to make a commitment on the number of attendees, so we need your reservation by Monday January 13th.  We cannot accept walk-ins; you must make a reservation.  After making a reservation, you can pay at the door.  Each seat is $27.00.  Contact TJ Russell by Monday at realteeber@gmail.com, or (218) 256-5779.  


The buffet dinner will include fresh pasta with Marinara and Alfredo sauces, homemade lasagna and chicken Parmesan. 


There will be door prizes and a silent auction for a portable bench rest and spotting scope.  This year’s annual raffle will include 3 firearms:

  • Savage Axis II SP bolt action rifle in .308 Win, stainless steel with scope
  • Ruger American Pistol, semi-automatic in .45 ACP
  • Ruger EC9 semi-automatic pistol in 9 mm Luger

Each firearm will have a box for raffle tickets.  The raffle tickets are $5 each.  Buy as many tickets as you want, and drop them in the boxes for the firearms you’re interested in.  If you win, you can take your firearm home Saturday by filling out the form 4473 paperwork and passing a NICS check.


We hope you can make it!  Please contact TJ as soon as possible to get your reservation in!



Sight In Days are over


The annual Itasca Gun Club Sight In Days ended November 1.  23 volunteer members put in a day of preparing the range for Sight In, cleaning up the range and buildings, and preparing all the target frames and targets.  Their work presented a quality, professional range to the public.  Over 70 volunteers helped hunters sight in 1,100 rifles, so the club earned $3,300 on the event.  In addition, members sold around 4,500 raffle tickets.



Grand Rapids Chapter of The Well Armed Woman


There's a new chapter of The Well Armed Woman forming in Grand Rapids.  The group is open to interested women, and will meet monthly for discussions, instruction, training and shooting.  There's an article about the chapter in the Grand Rapids Herald Review   The Well Armed Woman Brochure



2019 Range Work Slideshow




Range News



The existing indoor range will remain open and operational until the spring of 2021IGC has been in discussions with the MN DNR to extend the club’s lease at that property, allowing us to continue using the indoor facilities for the foreseeable future. We will eventually move the clubhouse over to the new range on Prairie Lake Road and begin site clean-up at the old location.  The indoor range at the old location will remain open as long as possible.


 

1. The concrete has been poured for the 50 yard pistol range firing line.  The shooting structure has been moved into place and bolted down to the concrete, so there's now overhead cover.  No more shooting in the rain!


2. Contractors have completed the underground plumbing work, and the concrete building slab for the classroom/clubhouse relocation has been poured. 


3. IGC Volunteers have cleared enough timber along the entrance road so that the building mover can get the clubhouse/classroom out to the new site



Other Information


Handgun carry permit classes are taught twice a month by Certified Itasca Gun Club instructors.  Check the Calendar for dates and information.  


You can join Itasca Gun Club for only $30 a year, $18 for seniors, as a family membership.


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, and people build the target frames for your use.  If you damage the frames or target holders, someone has to spend the time and cost to repair them.  Be a responsible range user. 

 

There are multiple slide shows of range construction efforts on the "Range Relocation" tab above.  There's a new slide show as of Oct 17 2016 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.



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 will include two pistol ranges, a smallbore range, a 300 yard rifle range and eventually a 1,000 yard rifle range.  The indoor range at the original site will be open until the spring of 2018.

 

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.



Upcoming events

01/24/2020 8:30 AM • Indoor Range, IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
01/25/2020 8:30 AM • IGC Clubhouse, 10000 Arbo Rd, Grand Rapids
01/26/2020 1:00 PM • 28006 Arbo Rd Grand Rapids, MN 55744
01/27/2020 5:00 PM • IGC Indoor Range 10000 Arbo Rd. Grand Rapids
  • 12/20/2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is no regular meeting in December due to the holidays.  The IGC Annual Meeting is coming up in January, on Saturday the 18th at Sugar Lake Lodge.   There will be a social hour beginning at 4:30, an Italian buffet dinner, and a short business meeting.  Then we’ll elect officers for 2020 – we’re looking for a candidate for Vice President, and nominations are open.  You can respond to this email with questions.  And, there will be awards,  the annual raffle for three firearms, and a surprising amount of door prizes.  Informational / reservation  cards will be mailed out to members soon. 

  • 12/20/2019 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    There’s a nice weekend coming up, and the outdoor range is open.  Four people have volunteered to plow if they are able to as storms hit.  Right now (December 20) the road into the range is plowed, as are the pistol and rifle range parking lots, and the road out to the 300 yard line.  Member Dan Oberg did this plowing job, and there was one volunteer plowing job completed earlier.


    Plowing the range is a lot of work.  If you like to use the outdoor range in the winter, consider making a donation to our plowing fund.  You can find the donate button on our donations page, or click Donate here.  So far there has been $160 donated for plowing this winter.  The club has already matched this, and is willing to match additional donations so that the volunteer plow folks can recover some of their costs.   You can click the donate button, and choose where you would like to direct your donation.  Donation options include snowplowing, youth programs, building fund, range maintenance and general donations.


    If you use the range in the winter, please be careful on that winding road!


    If you choose to make a donation, or are ready to keep up on your membership dues, we are no longer using PayPal.  You will see that the new payment system is AffiniPay, and is integrated with our main software.


  • 04/16/2019 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May brings the start of all the summer shooting program options at the Itasca Gun Club.  These are open to members and the public.  Check out the calendar on this page to find options you might be interested in.

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

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