Membership

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 secwrp@gmail.com. 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. A membership year is from March first to the end of February, i.e. from March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. All members must attend an orientation before a range key can be issued. If you have attended an orientation since August 2016 you are in good standing and do not need to attend an orientation. All others do, no matter how long you have been a member. If you have any question you are welcome to call the club cell phone 406-314-8149.

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.


Directions

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
January 2017
P.O. Box 3542, Kalispell, MT 59903
WhitefishRiflePistol.net

Next meeting will be March 1, 2017 at Flathead County Fairgrounds 7:00pm In the Counry Fair Kitchen Building

A Regular meeting of the Whitefish Rifle and Pistol Club was held on Wednesday, January 4th, with three board members and two members present. Since a quorum of officers was not present, no business was conducted. We did discuss what happened last year and what the general plans for the current year are.

Highlights from last year;

Range Lease. We were able to finalize a new lease for the rifle range with the DNRC.

New Range Standard Operating Procedures and Liability Waiver, One of the items required by the DNRC for our new 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. What this means is all member will be required to attend a safety orientation before being given a key beginning March 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.
All guests, of members using the range will be required to sign a Liability Waiver at 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.

Hunters Sight-in was held October 1st & 2nd, and again on October 15th & 16th, and we made over $1400.

Plans for 2017

Range Improvements, during our spring cleanup we are planning on the doing the following items. Repairing all of the firing berms, fixing the 300yd target boards which are leaning because of the hill sliding. New range signs around the range and signage on the road and at the firing lines. Also if there is money available possible road improvements for roads out to target boards.

March meeting will be our annual meeting with election of officers. The President, Treasurer, and Executive Officer, are up for election based on our new bylaws in 2016.

 President Whitefish Rifle & Pistol Club

Gavin N. Corrigan

Contact Us


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

Phone: (406) 314-8149


Email: secwrp {at} gmail.com



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