We Conduct & Promote Safe Firearms Use

We’re proud to practice and encourage recreational shooting to maintain our rights bestowed to us by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

WHAT IS ERGC?

The Escambia River Gun Club (ERGC), originally established as the Escambia River Muzzle Loaders (ERML), is a private club intended for its members and guests. Since 1978, our organization has prided itself at providing a safe, first-class shooting facility that can be used for family outings, friendly competition, sighting your rifle, or just relaxing via recreational shooting.

Our 22-acre facility features over 60 covered shooting stalls across ten separate firing ranges, and an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) is always on-site.

OUR MISSION

The ERGC and ERML exist so that members can maintain their rights bestowed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution, but the two organizations fulfill this purpose in different ways with separate missions:

The goal of the ERGC, a 501(c)7 corporation, is to establish and maintain range facilities to conduct and promote safe shooting activities and to maintain our rights as accorded us by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

The goals of the ERML, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, are three-fold:

  • To promote community interest and welfare by educating the citizenry in the safe handling, storage and proper use of firearms through scheduled events;
  • To provide a range, to be known as the ERML Sportsmen’s Foundation Range, wherein citizenry will be able to develop firearm and archery shooting skills through scheduled programs for recreation, for competition and for developing firearm proficiency as required to secure State of Florida Conceal Carry Permits and Hunting Licenses;
  • To promote education opportunities within the community via scholarship program emphasizing the U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment’s right to own, carry, and use firearms for personal safety, recreation and competition activities.

THE FINE POINTS

The Escambia River Gun Club (ERGC) was originally established as the Escambia River Muzzle Loaders (ERML) in 1978. The ERML Sportsmen’s Foundation, Inc. (referred to as the “Foundation”), is an IRS designated 501(c)3 non-profit organization established as the educational branch of the Escambia River Gun Club. Why a second corporation? Because the opportunities provided by a 501(c)3 greatly expand what ERGC can accomplish as a 501(c)7 (social organization).

It all began with a few local patriots who wanted a place where safe shooting activities could be conducted by themselves and others. After many months of work, the facility was opened. Our founders, subsequent leaders, and members all worked hard to make improvements and expansions through the years.

The founders set the precedent for what our organization has become today by establishing a culture of growth, expansion, and development – not only for the property, but also for the members themselves and the group as a whole.

Our primary goal for the future is to continue to grow membership so that we can continue to expand and improve the property in addition to maintaining the current assets. These expansions carry a higher price tag than you might think, because with more ranges and more range activities comes the need to hire additional Range Safety Officers (RSOs) to ensure the safety of everyone.

Nobody knows for sure what the future holds, but one thing we have always been certain of is that our members are the glue that hold the shooting club together. Our members have always had ample opportunities to use their skills and trades, not just on scheduled workdays, but also in behind-the-scenes committees that help plan events and future needs.

Range safety rules apply to all members who are held responsible for their accompanied guests at all times. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, free of any felony convictions, and willing to complete a Waiver of Liability form. An ERGC membership is a family membership covering the primary member, his or her spouse, as well as the member’s children under the age of 18.

All guests, without exception, will be required to complete a Waiver of Liability form upon entering the Range. A “spectator” is defined as a person who is at the range simply to observe the activities and they do not do ANY shooting. “Spectators” are “guests” and will not be charged the “guest” fee, however they will still be required to complete Waiver of Liability form.

BITE THE BULLET!

ERGC Annual Membership gives you UNLIMITED range visits, allows you to bring GUESTS for a small fee, and INCLUDES your family at no additional cost!

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REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

“Best shooting range in the area. Allows drawing from the holster, rapid fire, movement, etc.”

Charlie Swartz, via Facebook

“Awesome place enjoy each time we go. Everyone very nice and helps when needed.”

Dolores LeClair, via Facebook

“Had a good time today. Was able to help a buddy dial in new scope on his hunting rifle. He was able to shoot as my guest for $10 and after looking the place over is thinking about joining. Range Safety Officers are friendly and not in the way. We had a good experience here today!”

Tony House, via Facebook

“If you’re looking to be treated like adults and seek reasonable freedom this is the place. I have been going here for awhile and love it compared to the high priced other local ranges. Clean bathrooms and fun responsible atmosphere.”

Shawn T., via Facebook
“My biggest regret is we had not joined sooner. We look forward to taking part in some the events and definitely look forward to shooting steel.”
Johnny Salaza, via Facebook
“Great place to shoot. If you want to shoot slow, fine. But if you want to rapid fire and or practice drawing from the holster, this is the place to do it. Most ranges will not allow that. Plenty types of shooting matches to chose from. IDPA, cowboy, military, and a Ladies only match too. If you like shooting and moving, come to the IDPA match.”
Gordon Leaf, via Facebook
“We absolutely love it at ERGC! The people (staff and members alike) are all genuine and friendly. All of the RSOs we’ve met so far are so knowledgeable and very helpful! We highly recommend ERGC!”
Will and Marilyn Cottingham, via Facebook

“We brought our whole family today and it was great! Staff is friendly and very welcoming to our 2 kids (ages 4 and 6). Excited to have a year membership and go often.”

Rachel Sarhalar, via Facebook
“I like this gun club a lot, been member almost a year and will definitely renew my membership. With new stuff coming I am excited.”
Andrew Rowzee, via Facebook
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UPCOMING EVENTS

The event calendar holds scheduling information for matches, meets, tournaments, training, and more.

Muzzleloaders Match (om)

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

USPSA

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Steel Challenge Speed Match (om)

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

CCW Concealed Carry Class (om)

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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NEWS & UPDATES

Here’s the most recent posts from our Facebook page.

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Range one will be closed for the time being as they continue to install the drainage system. But the rest of the range is open. This includes range 5 is now back open. ... See MoreSee Less

Range one will be closed for the time being as they continue to install the drainage system. But the rest of the range is open. This includes range 5 is now back open.

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It's going to be such an improvement! No more swamp shooting

Today we like to say a special thank you to Jeff Ates. He has been doing the club major projects for the last ten years. He is also the one doing the construction of our new ranges. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we like to say a special thank you to Jeff Ates. He has been doing the club major projects for the last ten years. He is also the one doing the construction of our new ranges.

This Sunday is our monthly military match come on out and join us at 8am for match registration. ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday is our monthly military match come on out and join us at 8am for match registration.

The Workday was a MASSIVE success! You guys were absolutely rockstars! So many people to thank it would be impossible. If you were there today, please tag yourself! Thank you to Bryant Madden for his fearlessness hopping on the tractor bucket! The range looks really incredible, and the best part was all of YOU! The club is alive and well! Our next workday will be October 29th - here’s the big reveal…we’re going to be pouring a slab for Range 1!!! ... See MoreSee Less

The Workday was a MASSIVE success! You guys were absolutely rockstars! So many people to thank it would be impossible. If you were there today, please tag yourself! Thank you to Bryant Madden for his fearlessness hopping on the tractor bucket! The range looks really incredible, and the best part was all of YOU! The club is alive and well! Our next workday will be October 29th - here’s the big reveal…we’re going to be pouring a slab for Range 1!!!

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Everything looks so good. Thank you so much!

Thank you!

Thank you

With the drainage work going on it is taking longer than anticipated. Due to this the range will be closed for the remainder of the day. The work day has been a success and we would like to say thank you to all who were able to participate today. Please stay tuned for more updates on the work done today and other projects to come for improvement to our club. ... See MoreSee Less

With the drainage work going on it is taking longer than anticipated. Due to this the range will be closed for the remainder of the day. The work day has been a success and we would like to say thank you to all who were able to participate today. Please stay tuned for more updates on the work done today and other projects to come for improvement to our club.

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Sorry about today .The wide did have a stroke

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Drainage pipe being installed to fix the lake we get by range one when it rains. Also work going on to get range five open again stay tuned for details as the work continues and thank you everyone who came out to help today. ... See MoreSee Less

Drainage pipe being installed to fix the lake we get by range one when it rains. Also work going on to get range five open again stay tuned for details as the work continues and thank you everyone who came out to help today.

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Thank you for the work you are doing.

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