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.

Defensive Shooting IDPA Match (as)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

CCW Concealed Carry Class (as)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

.22 Rimfire Benchrest Match (as)

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

USPSA

June 4 @ 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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Maintenance Monday Update. We are blessed to have active members come out and help us. A huge thanks goes out to Fed Hubacker, Todd Ring, Steve Glennand, Logan Duran & Mike Roberts. We worked them to exhaustion today. It's super hard geting projects finished. We have to focus on making sure we are ready to open on Tuesday. After that then we work on all the "Good Ideas" & Projects. Today was about safety!
We managed to raise the Range 3 berms by several feet.
We also have a barrier wall between Range 1 & 2 that stops splatter for people setting up long distance targets. That wall was raised 3 feet. We also got our down range targets ready for Tuesday.
Range 5B was elevated and extended another 8 feet to mitigate members shooting in downward angles causing ricochet. 😳

Good news
Range 5A & 5B are open for pew pew. Please remember 5A is rim fire LR22 only. No exceptions. I hope you enjoy it, those ranges are still under construction but now we can use them while we build.

Last but not least we had the pleasure of meeting retired Navy Diver Martin Bickford aka Bird. 😀 He is spearheading making Range 1 & 2 handicapped accessible. The guy is amazing & I hope you all get a chance to meet him one day. 🙏
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Maintenance Monday Update. We are blessed to have active members come out and help us. A huge thanks goes out to Fed Hubacker, Todd Ring, Steve Glennand, Logan Duran & Mike Roberts. We worked them to exhaustion today. Its super hard geting projects finished. We have to focus on making sure we are ready to open on Tuesday. After that then we work on all the Good Ideas & Projects. Today was about safety! 
We managed to raise the Range 3 berms by several feet. 
We also have a barrier wall between Range 1 & 2 that stops splatter for people setting up long distance targets. That wall was raised 3 feet. We also got our down range targets ready for Tuesday. 
Range 5B was elevated and extended another 8 feet to mitigate members shooting in downward angles causing ricochet. 😳 

Good news
Range 5A & 5B are open for pew pew. Please remember 5A is rim fire LR22 only. No exceptions. I hope you enjoy it, those ranges are still under construction but now we can use them while we build. 

Last but not least we had the pleasure of meeting retired Navy Diver Martin Bickford aka Bird. 😀 He is spearheading making Range 1 & 2 handicapped accessible. The guy is amazing & I hope you all get a chance to meet him one day. 🙏

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Thanks guys for making the club better and better for all of us to enjoy!

This morning was awesome. This afternoon isn't. Weather forced us to close early. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less

It was a great morning for shooting today. Thank you everyone who came out for our monthly military rifle match. We always enjoy seeing the new and vintage military rifles being shot at this competition. ... See MoreSee Less

It was a great morning for shooting today. Thank you everyone who came out for our monthly military rifle match. We always enjoy seeing the new and vintage military rifles being shot at this competition.

What better way to spend a Saturday morning than shooting some Steel Challenge!? Good turnout and we wrapped before it got too hot! Mark your calendar for next months match on June 11th! Stay tuned for a special Steel Challenge Introduction class that will take place on June 10th! Please tag us in your own photos from todays event! Steel Challenge Shooting Assn. ... See MoreSee Less

What better way to spend a Saturday morning than shooting some Steel Challenge!? Good turnout and we wrapped before it got too hot! Mark your calendar for next months match on June 11th! Stay tuned for a special Steel Challenge Introduction class that will take place on June 10th! Please tag us in your own photos from todays event!  Steel Challenge Shooting Assn.

Hello family our monthly meeting is tonight at the pace fire department. We have the new board take over tonight come have your voice listened to on all agenda topics. The meeting will start at 6PM. ... See MoreSee Less

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I apologize, I really wanted to make it but competing priorities derailed my afternoon plans.

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