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.

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!

What Are You Waiting For? Join Today!

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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 (as)

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

USPSA

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Florida Concealed Weapon License Class

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Military Rifle Match (as)

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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NEWS & UPDATES

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

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The results are in! Please congratulate Anthony Evans on having been successfully elected as the new Public Relations Director. Anthony is eager to begin serving the club in an official capacity. ... See MoreSee Less

The results are in! Please congratulate Anthony Evans on having been successfully elected as the new Public Relations Director. Anthony is eager to begin serving the club in an official capacity.

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Thank you and Congratulations.

Congratulations Anthony Evans

The annual membership meeting is tonight at the Pace Fire District at 6pm.
4773 Pace Patriot Blvd, Pace FL

Election results will be posted tonight!
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We will be closed on Sunday, April 9th for Easter. ... See MoreSee Less

Due to the forecast tomorrow, Action Pistol, Military Rifle, and the USPSA Clinic must be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joe Garrigan

Is the range closed Saturday also?

What about Sunday?

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Beginning USPSA Clinic

Hosted by ERGC member Anthony Evans. Anthony will be on the upper ranges on April 8th beginning at 12:30 and available to help any new shooters or shooters looking to improve!
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𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛! 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁-𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘!!

𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙛 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙡 - this Saturday, April 8th! Match begins at 8am! On-site registration begins at 7:00. New shooters briefing at 7:30, safety brief at 7:45am. Hammer down at 8am!! Register at the link below!

What You Need to Bring
• Firearm
• 192 Rounds
• Magazines (enough magazines to shoot 48 rounds)
• Holster (if you don’t have one, come anyway!)

practiscore.com/gcap-action-pistol-match-4-8-23/register
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𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛! 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁-𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘!!

𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙛 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙡 - this Saturday, April 8th! Match begins at 8am! On-site registration begins at 7:00. New shooters briefing at 7:30, safety brief at 7:45am. Hammer down at 8am!! Register at the link below! 

What You Need to Bring
• Firearm
• 192 Rounds
• Magazines (enough magazines to shoot 48 rounds)
• Holster (if you don’t have one, come anyway!)

https://practiscore.com/gcap-action-pistol-match-4-8-23/register

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8am?? Haha. Good luck on the first match. Can’t wait to see how it goes.

Chris Evans I'm actually off that day

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