How much does it cost to join?
The annual fee structure is as follows:
Regular Adult Membership: $80.00, plus $120 Initiation Fee; expires December 31 of current year.
Prorated Adult Membership: $80.00, plus $120 Initiation Fee, plus $6.67 x the number of full months left in current year; expires December 31 of following year.
Adult Renewal: $80.00, expires December 31 of renewal year.
Regular Senior Membership (age 65+): $50.00, plus $120 Initiation Fee; expires December 31 of current year.
Prorated Senior Membership (age 65+): $50.00, plus $120 Initiation Fee, plus $4.17 x the number of full months left in current year; expires December 31 of following year.
Senior Renewal: $50, expires December 31 of renewal year.
Junior Membership (ages 7-17): $20.00 annually.
Full payment is due at the time of application. Adult and Senior membership fees inccur a one-time, non-refundable $120 Initiation Fee. No Initiation Fee is charged for Junior Memberships. Members who renew their membership will not be charged an Initiation Fee when they renew.
I want to join. Do I need to be sponsored by a member?
No! Membership at MRGC is NOT based on who you know, how you look or what you shoot. Just submit your application and applicable fees and the process begins there.
How does the membership process work?
The membership application process is primarily designed to help keep our range safe and to ensure members receive key information about the club's policies. Here's how the process works:
1. Download and complete an application (see "membership application" tab).
2. Mail the fully completed application with fees and a photocopy of a current government-issued photo ID to the club office at 788 Walnut Street in Macon (see map). You may also handcarry the application and payment to the office between 9AM and 4PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The club will review the application and request a criminal background check on the applicant (juniors exempt from background check). When the results of the background check come back, the club will notify the applicant and either 3a or 3b below will occur.
The club neither requests nor receives detailed background criminal information. The club only receives notice of "positive" or "negative" findings. If the findings are positive, we are only informed of the nature of the incident(s), not specific details concerning the reported positive findings.
3a. If the background check comes back "negative", the applicant is asked to an attend an orientation session at the range and have an ID card photo taken at the same time. Check the calendar for orientation/photo session dates and times.
3b. If the background check comes back "positive", the applicant is informed and the application denied at that time. Any application fees paid will be refunded less $20 to cover the cost of the background check. In such cases, the applicant may want to verify results with law enforcement authorities if he/she believes a discrepancy exists. A new application may be submitted once the discrepancy is resolved. The club plays no role in the discrepancy resolution process.
Do you offer membership discounts?
Senior applicants aged 65 and over receive $30.00 off the normal membership fee.
Junior applicants (ages 7-17) receive $60.00 off the normal membership fee.
How long does a membership last?
Memberships run from 1 January to 31 December each year, regardless of when the membership was initiated. For example, if you join on April 12th, your membership expires on 31 December. However, memberships can be pro-rated for the remainder of the year, but per our by-laws, you would also have to pay the following year in full as well. Prorated memberships expire on 31 December of the following year.
How much does it cost per visit?
Our club does not charge on a per visit basis. Once your membership fees are paid, you could visit the range all day, every day, from sun up to sun down. No activity is allowed on the range during hours of darkness.
Can I just buy a junior membership for my child?
No. Since junior members (7 to 17) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, the parent or guardian would need a membership.
My child is less than 7 years old. Can he or she visit the range with me?
No. No one under age 7 is allowed on the range at any time.
What shooting facilities are available at the range?
Our range complex has four separate areas:
200 yard covered rifle range with seated benches
100 yard covered rifle range with seated benches
100 yard covered black powder / shotgun / general purpose range
50 yard covered pistol range with benches (seating for benches is available)
Members must use the range that is designated for the firearm being used. Do not use pistols on the rifle ranges or rifles on the pistol ranges. The only exception is that long range target or hunting pistols may be used on the 100 yard rifle range. Also, any firearm may be used on the general purpose range.
How do I gain access to the range?
Members are provided a gate combination and will be notified prior to combination changes.
Are there any restrictions on the types of firearms allowed on the range?
No. Any safe firearm may be used. However, tracer, armor piercing, incendiary, or exploding ammunition is NOT allowed. Full-auto firing is not allowed on the 200 yard range.
Does the club hold organized matches?
Yes. Several matches occur each month. Most matches take place at 10AM on Saturday mornings (check club calendar). We offer Vintage Service Rifle, Bullseye Pistol, Pistol Silhouette, Lever Action, AR15 and Black Powder rifle matches. See the "Match Information" tab for details.
If you want to the club to offer other kinds of matches, please send an email to email@example.com.
Are club matches open to non-members?
Member's guests pay $2.00 per firearm, per match. Guests must also display a dated guest badge (badges are provided by members). Guests may participate in any range activity as long as they are accompanied by the sponsoring member.
Visitors pay $8.00 per firearm, per match. A visitor is a person who is not a member and is not a member's guest. Visitors may only participate in club-sponsored matches. Visitors are not allowed to use the range after the match is over. Visitors may participate in all matches as long as the appropriate fee is paid.
Note: Members may bring up to 2 guests per visit. Guests may only attend the range twice as guests. Guests who want to continue to access the range beyond 2 visits should consider joining. Guests and visitors will sign a disclaimer prior to participating in a match.
As always, members pay $2.00 per firearm, per match.
Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the next orientation session be held?
Check the club's calendar for future orientation sessions. They are normally held at the range on the 1st Saturday of each month at 0900. Check back often as sessions may be rescheduled or cancelled.
Does my GCO, GSSA, or NRA membership grant me any perks?
Match fees are waived for MRGC members who also hold a GCO, GSSA, or NRA membership. A member of one of these pro-2A organizations could easily recover the cost of an annual membership by simply participating in club matches.
Note: member's guests and visitors must still pay all applicable match fees.