Palmetto Gun Club and NRA High Power

kg4kpg

Member
1. Why does it cost so much to be in the PGC? Just seems excessive to me, not knocking them though.

2. For NRA Service Rifle competition it says M-16, M-14, M-1, etc. From what I can find I see currently they only allow A2 type AR's but must have missed the part on barrel length, are 16 inch carbines allowed?
 

steves

New Member
wonder why the public ranges are always filled, there is a good reason people cant afford the elitest gun clubs. seems they dont want anyone but the wealthest people in their and beltons gun clubs. 500 buck because you are a " new" member then 150 amd what is the thing of the rates every month 150 ,talk about a club for only the wealthiest of the weathy. if the rules and fees were a straight 150 a year fine but all this gibberish is BS rather go to a public range and shoot, or go in my backyard and fire off a few rounds.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
I think you misread the prorated dues. You are just paying 100+50 for one year or 50+50 depending on what time of the year you join. I thought it cost like 1200 per year when I first looked at it but Henry of HHB Guns explained it to me and it is reasonable when you look at the facilities they offer. Look at the ariel or satellite photos on the web site. they have long range and 4or 5 pistol areas with berms between ,plus shotgun areas and a club house with I think indoor facilities. The 500 joining fee can be paid over 5 years. It cost a lot to maintain and build new things. I hope I can join with my son when he gets stationed back in Charleston. Ask Henry to explain the setup.
 

steves

New Member
would not work for me as I am in upstate and we have public ranges , I looked into belton gun club and well I can think of better things to do with 500+ dollars and my 100 a year at least membership
 

kg4kpg

Member
After talking to someone elase I get how it works now. If it was just $150 a year I could probably do it, but even getting 5 years to pay the 500 could be tough. I'm lucky to not live paycheck to paycheck any longer but thanks to the economy I'm not far past it these days. I'll stick to the public ranges for now.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
I hope by the time he comes down my daughter will be out of Grad School and she will be paying the bills I pay now. An empty nest should give us some more wiggle room. Got to love 'em. I can't complain about our young'uns. They'er worth everything we have done and more.
 

Schultz

New Member
I was in a GC a few years ago and will never do it again, Way too many "I'm better than you types". I'm with Steves on this one i can use that money on something else. I'm fortunate to have property to shoot on but would not hesitate to go to a DNR range either. Besides I'm a brass hound and public ranges can sometimes be gold mines. ;)
 

CUDA

New Member
I can tell you personaly as a newer member of the PGC that It's a good club with good folks. I was far from a insider, I didn't know anyone. I have had only positive experiences there. I think the shooting facilitys are excellant. you can shoot out to 800 yrds on the rifle range. Pistol bays, steel targets.They have matches for all interests. For me it's a good way to meet and talk to like minded people. You are right it aint cheap. The first years are expensive then $150 a year and if you put in a work day take off $50 so your at $100 a year. For me this year will be $300. Nope not cheap. I do use it every week so that justifies it for me. My 6 year old boy loves to go and thats important and my 75 year old Dad just bought a AR-15 and shoots with me every week-Value priceless
If you have any questions about a particular match go there during the match and talk with the guys, there more than willing to help you out. Bring your gun, you can shoot a match without being a member.
Meetings are the third Thursday (this thursday) of the month. Go to the meeting and judge for yourself. You don't have to be a member to go to the meeting just show up.
Hope this helps
 

jonyrotten

New Member
i prefer shooting with Rottie on the back 40. this is the great thing of living out in the country. what gun club? we are our own gun club

EDIT: oh jeez, i just mapped that, it's all the way down there. do 99% of the people on this board live in charleston? damn.
 

Frost

Active Member
There is probably a high percentage of people from around Charleston because this where I have been active handing out cards.
Hopefully with some of y'all handing them out and telling others about this place it will take off.
 

44lover

Member
Hey, I know where ya'll are coming from. I try to get out to Twin Pond or Boggy Head as often as I can. I use ATP's range quite a bit, I have a nice stack of free range time cards left. I almost joined PGC a couple of years ago, but my NRA membership had expired and I didn't want to join a second club just to meet the requirements. The money for NRA and GOSC, plus the cost of PGC was greater than the gas money to get out to the forest. I'm just glad to be here in Summerville, instead of Chucktown, this way its even milage between the 2 public ranges. I should just breakdown and shell out for boundry, I only live 2 miles from PGC.
 
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