Pistol Range Closed until further notice, due to Range improvements.


Liberty Range Forward Open

 UPDATE: April 20, 2017

The Range Rules have been trimmed down from 2 pages to 1 page. The ammentment of 2017 edited out redundancy as well as relying on signs at the individual ranges to describe ammunition and arms allowed.  This information coupled with the recently updated orientation link found on sheet 6 of this home page form the regulations for our range. Please read these documents and pass the information along to family and friends before your next visit to the site


Required Orientation for use of Cowboy Range


    A Cowboy Range Orientation is required for use of cowboy range anytime with the exception of matches.

Orientations will be given after Cowboy Matches.

     P.C.G.C. members will have their badges marked after

                           Cowboy Range Orientation.

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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. 
Pistol Range
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. 
Liberty Range
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
Rifle Range
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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A Word on Safety

In the past year and a half, over 75% of the individuals looking to join a range have safety as their #1 priority.  All shooting ranges have some form of addressing safety anywhere from reading posted rules to any numer of additional steps.  

At our range, we feel that we provide the most practical level of safety possible to meet our charter, bylaws, and lease agreement.  The PCGC is a 501 C7 corporation (not for profit) where we try to balance the income through dues with our obligation to maintain insurance, a not for profit status, improvements and maintenance.  The key points on our safety  initiatives are:

  1. One individual in the family is assigned as primary member. He or She is issued a badge which must be worn and must take an orientation given at the site.  A spouse may also purchase a badge for a nominal fee provided he or she also attends to site orientation. The primary member carries the responsibility to monitor his/her family & guests
  2. The range is only open to members and their guests except for scheduled functions approved by the executive officer
  3. There is a padlocked gate with a set of rules on access
  4. We have a first aid station in the Liberty Building for minor injuries
  5. Plenty of signage as a reminer of the club rules
  6. Active Safety Awareness Officers that visit the 5 ranges on a random basis almost daily
  7. The basis of our safety rules are taken directly from the NRA Safety Rules without exception
  8. We have some very knowledgeable members with regard to firearm operations, safety systems, and functioning - ask an officer for a recomendation
  9. The scheduled events allowed on our range are managed tightly through a set of requirements to assure that those groups are not only qualified but are insured



 Orientation Slide Show

Ctrl Click here → 2017 Orientation Presentation.pdf


Please note:  This presentation is up to date as of 3/6/17 which modifies the shooting positions on the pistol range per request of small bore program.  The Range Rules on the link below takes precidence over this presentation and posted signs take precedence over the current rules. Any late breaking information is posted on the website which we urge all to view before coming to the site. Also, there is a slide regarding pets.  Working dogs - whether search and rescue, hunting dogs, or companion dogs for such needs as medical are not restricted.   The PCGC takes no responsibility for safety or any other liability should the animal be harmed in any way. Please be aware that their ears are far more sensitive than ours


Ctrl Click here → 2017 PCGC RULES.pdf