We are accepting new members: We have a simple online form that you can use when applying and renewing to our club. If for some reason you are unable to use this please contact the club secretary for an application. The email address is The club cell phone is (406) 314-8149. Please scroll down to the online application. If the online form is not working you can request to have one sent to you by calling the club phone. Please use the online if at all possible.
At this time dues are $70 for an individual and $105 for a married couple and $ 5.00 for each child under 18. A membership year is from March first to the end of February, i.e. from March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017. All members must attend an orientation before a range key can be issued. If you have attended an orientation and have continuously been a member you are in good standing. If you have any question you are welcome to call the club cell phone.

Range Orientation

All members are required to attend orientation before they receive a key to the range. Orientations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month. On the months with no club meeting, it will be at 7pm, and when there is a club meeting it will be at 6:30 pm. Check the list of club events for the next orientation. The location will be at the Flathead Fair Grounds, 265 N Meridian Rd, Kalispell, MT in the Florence Borgan Building.
Please contact Stan at 406-314-8149 for further details.

About Us

About The Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Welcome to the Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club web site. We are a private non-profit gun club. We promote the safe use and education of personal firearms. Our membership is varied from the casual shooter to the tournament shooter. We have grandparents who bring their grand-children out to learn how to shoot to NRA certified instructors who train on firearm safety, reloading or even black powder shooting.
Our club meets bimonthly at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell MT. The months are January, March, May, July, September, November. Please check our event schedule for dates and times. We meet at the Florence Borgen 4H building Flathead County Fairgrounds 265 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell, Montana.
Annually we support the hunters in our area by helping them safely zero their rifles before hunting season. We try to coordinate this to happen the weekend before Antelope season and the weekend before general hunting season. The club provides shooting rests and spotting scopes. We ask that you bring some eye and hearing protection. If you bring your children please remember there is live ammo being fired. Do not allow your children to be running around and playing in the woods. This is for theirs and our safety. Thank you.

Range Info

The Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club Range is a private, members-only facility. To ensure the security of the range, there is a locked gate. The gate lock is changed every year. To receive a key, you must submit a membership application with the annual membership fee to the club and attend a club orientation. The fee is $70 for individuals and $105 for husband and wife.

The physical Address to our range is: 323 Rifle Range Road, Whitefish Montana 59937.
The range hours are 8:00AM – 9:00pm (or dark), Monday – Sunday, year round. There is no power or lights at the range.
The pistol range has a covered firing line with a distance of 50 yards. The range has a total of 30 firing points, including 15 firing points for bullseye competition shooting. The rifle range also has a covered firing line. There are 18 benches for rifle shooting at distances from 100 – 300 yards.


The range is located just off KM Ranch Road in Whitefish, Montana
    • From Highway 93, turn West on to KM Ranch Road (there is no stop sign or stop light)
    • Drive approximately 4 miles on KM Ranch Road (1 mile on pavement, then 3 miles on dirt).
    • Turn right at the range sign onto Rifle Range road..
    • Drive approximately 1 mile to the range gate.
    • Continue on for a half mile to the range; the pistol range is at the first right, the rifle range is at the second right.

At this time we no longer have any range over 300 yards. As a courtesy to our neighbors do not permit the use of exploding targets, shooting skeet, 50 cal BMG rifles, and automatic weapons or rifles with bump stocks to be fired at our facility. To report lost / found items or a safety violations please contact the Club at 406-314-8149.

Four Basic Firearms Safety Rules

When at the range always follow the Four Basic Firearms Safety Rules:
    • 1) Handle all firearms as if they were loaded! Never forget that a gun has the potential to produce serious injury or death in a single instant of carelessness. Make safe gun handling a habit to be followed at all times. After you determine that a gun is unloaded, continue to handle it as though it were loaded.
    • 2) Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction! In selecting a safe direction, you must also take into consideration that a bullet can ricochet or glance off any object it strikes, and that bullets can penetrate walls, ceilings, floors, and windows.
    • 3) Keep your finger out of the gun’s trigger guard and off the trigger until you have aligned the gun’s sights on a safe target and you have made the decision to fire! By keeping your finger completely outside the trigger guard until you have aimed at the target, you guarantee that any shots you fire will go safely in the direction of your intended target.
    • 4) Always be certain that your target and the surrounding area are safe before firing! Remember that a bullet can travel as much as several miles, so you should be certain of what your bullet could strike before you pull the trigger. Never fire at a movement, a noise, a flash of color, or a rustling bush without positively identifying your target.

Club Newsletter

Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club News Letter
August 2016
P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903

Next meeting will be September 7th, 2016 at Flathead County Fairgrounds 7:00pm

A Regular meeting of the Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club was held on July 10th. The main item discussed at the meeting was the new range lease.

Range Lease

We were finally able to finalize a new lease for the rifle range after a lengthy back and forth with the DNRC. The main highlights of the new lease are as follows;
The new lease is for 10 years, instead of the 15 we previously had.
Lease will be going up 2% per year for the next ten years.
Club has to provide a $10,000 bond payable in 3 installments over the next three years.
Club had to up our liability insurance
We were also able to get clarification on several issues that affect the operation of the range in relation to safety requirements the club is required to do. This includes the new range SOP.
At the meeting we went over the lease line by line to explain to the membership what was in it.

New Range Standard Operating Procedures and Liability Waiver:

One of the items required by the DNRC for our lease was a “Safety Plan” for the range. We have adopted a new Range SOP as this plan. Every member will be required to read and understand this new plan and sign a waiver of liability. Starting this month (August) all orientations will use this new SOP and members will be asked to sign it. All existing members will have to read and sign a copy before next March 1, 2017.
What this means is all member will be required to attend a safety orientation before being given a key beginning in 2017. If you are an existing member in 2016 you can attend an orientation and sign the new SOP & Liability waiver at any time between now and March 1st. A copy of the new range SOP will be posted on the website for everyone to read.

Liability Waiver required for all Guests.

Starting immediately, all guests, of members using the range will be required to sign a Liability Waiver at the range. If your guest signs the waiver once they do not have to sign again each time they come to the range. This waiver includes children under 18 who must have their parent or guardian sign the waiver for them. These forms are available at the range. Please sign them and leave them in the box provided.

Women on Target

was held on Saturday July 16th, with 18 women attending and again was a resounding success. I want to thank Stan Rube for his dedication for organizing this event and all the other people who helped out with it.

Hunters Sightin:

will be held October 1st & 2nd, and again on October 15th & 16th. From 9:00am to 4:00pm each day. All ranges will be closed for this event both days. If you can help out please attend the next meeting in September and let us know.

President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin N. Corrigan

Women On Target

Online Registration

The Women on Target Event was held on Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Contact Us

The Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club
P.O. Box 3542
Kalispell, MT 59903 USA

Phone: (406) 314-8149

Email: secwrp {at}