Most frequently asked questions & Answers
How do I become a member?
To become a member of the Columbus Rifle Club, you must first attend one of our monthly meetings and introduce yourself to our members. Unless stated otherwise, meetings are held at Gunslingers on the first Monday of any given calendar month at 7pm sharp. Additionally, prospective members will need to fill out an online Membership Application.
Do I need to be a member of the NRA?
NRA membership is not required at the time of application. However, once you have been notified of your membership approval by a CRC executive, you will be required to show proof of NRA membership.
What if I'm unable to complete my membership service hours?
In order to foster a strong and healthy community of club members, The Columbus Rifle Club strongly encourages its members to be active participants in as many related events as personal schedules allow.
However, we understand some members are unable to perform their annual Membership Service Hours. In this case, the member will be required to pay twice the annual membership dues for the following membership year in order to remain in good standing.
Can I bring guests to the range?
CRC members are permitted to bring up to four (4) guests at one time to the range. All guests must sign a Liability Waiver and Release Form each and every time they visit the range.This waiver must be countersigned by a CRC member in good standing and placed in the box at the Range Safety Board located near the entrance of the range. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their respective parent or guardian.
How much does a membership cost?
As of 2021, annual membership dues are $125. New members—including past members who have let their membership lapse—are subject to an additional one-time initiation fee of $125.
Are there any membership obligations?
All members are required to perform five hours of Membership Service every membership year. These service hours can be obtained by volunteering at various club functions such as CRC’s Spring and Fall gun shows, Hunter Sight-In Day, participating in scheduled club shoots or setting up/tearing down a shoot, assisting with various range improvement projects, or by joining the range mowing crew.
If you would like to earn your Membership Service hours in a way other than the duties mentioned above, you must contact a CRC Executive for approval.
Are there any restrictions at the shooting range?
The Columbus Rifle Club regularly maintains a list of Range Rules and Regulations which is available here on our website as well as at the Range Safety Board, located near the entrance of Clark Memorial Range.
BY ENTERING THE RANGE, EACH MEMBER ACKNOWLEDGES IT IS HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF AND TO STRICTLY FOLLOW ANY AND ALL CURRENT RANGE RULES AND REGULATIONS.