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Welcome to the PCGC Web Site
Since Safety is of Primary Concern, please read all signs as they may change without notice. In case of a conflict between Range Rules and Posted Signs; the Signs take precidence. There are several tabs of interest available to guests as well as the different pages to view of this Home Page.
The Putnam County Gun Club is located on a 100 acre site in Eleanor West Virginia. The range complex is open to members and their guests on a first come basis with the exception of scheduled events. PCGC offers 5 areas to shoot. They are in order from entry in the shooting area
Action Pistol Bays
We have 3 action pistol bays that are approximately 25 yards deep at Bay 1 & 2 and 35 yds deep on Bay 3 with berms separating the bays so that you may safely set targets while someone is shooting in another bay. These are used for our USPSA competitions and Multigun discipline. Bay 3 has a shelter with chairs making it ideal for beginning shooters.
We have a 125+ yard pistol range with covered positions which is where Small bore rifle, Bullseye, USPSA, & Multi-Gun compete. Black powder rifles as well as straight wall pistol caliber rifle cartridges may be fired on this range. On the far right side of the range is a mechanical clay thrower for shooting trap.
Cowboy Range Note: Special orientation required
Our cowboy town has the ability to offer 10 distinct shooting positions. Most of the firing positions have cover from the elements. There is also a large covered picnic shelter with concrete floor and picnic tables. PCGC is home to the Kanawha Valley Regulators who host the WV State Black Powder shootout and the WV State Wild Bunch Match. This range boasts stationary and reactive steel plate targets which may be used by all members with soft lead low velocity rounds as posted on signs at the range. The Corral shooting stage has the same building as Bay 3 of the Action Pistol Bays making it also a very useful area for beginners or practice at short distance targets.
The Liberty Range is approximately 22 to 35 yards deep for shooting pistol and rimfire rifle. This area is fully under roof with a concrete pad and gravel road. AR 500 steel plate targets may be engaged with jacketed and magnum straight walled pistol ammunition
Our rifle range features target backers at 50 yds, 100 yds, 200 yds, 300 yds, and 400 yds. We have a heavy AR-500 steel 18"x30" target set at 350 yards as well as other gongs at shorter distances. These targets may be engaged with any pistol or rifle round suitable for use on the largest of North American Game. There is a gravel road to the different target areas to speed up the setting of targets; there is ample room and more solid ground to turn around at 300 and 400 yards. High power rifle matches are held monthly during the good weather
Other Areas & Information
The Pistol range has a small Picnic shelter with 3 picnic tables. There is a large picnic shelter between the Cowboy Range and the Liberty Range. There is ample parking near the range with most having a stone base as well as toilet facilities. Please review our rules and our Orientation Presentation for more specific information on our range and select the "Interested in Joining the PCGC" tab under the Main Menu to learn how to join.
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