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Gold Medal Clubs

Each year the National Rifle Association recognizes outstanding clubs that have gone above and beyond by striving to meet NRA's goals. Meeting the Gold Medal standard is a great way to show your pride and support for the NRA and the Second Amendment.

NRA Gold Medal Club Award Criteria 

Clubs must meet ALL of the following criteria to become an NRA Gold Medal Club:

  • Be a 100% NRA Club (provide membership list or by-laws)
  • Have a Club Newsletter (please send one copy with application)
  • Belong to the NRA State Association in your state (please provide proof of membership)
  • Have administered or currently incorporate a NRA Youth Program into your club agenda
  • Be an active participant in the NRA Membership Recruiting Program


  • Priority status for NRA Range Grants
  • Receive a Gold Medal Club plaque. Each year you renew, you will receive a gold plate with the year inscribed to add on your plaque.


Is Your Club Ready to Join the List of Winners?

Please submit an application should your organization meet all of the above criteria. Your club will receive a wall plaque to proudly show its achievement. A placard of the awarded year will be sent to your club each year you renew. Clubs are required to reapply each year in order to maintain Gold Medal status. The deadline is February 15 annually. Applications will be mailed out to all NRA Affiliated Clubs that have given proof of 100% NRA Membership in the month of December.


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2020 NRA Gold Medal Club Award Winners

Airfield Shooting Club
Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee
American 1800 Adventure Club
Apple Valley Gun Club
Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Arnold Rifle & Pistol Club
Asheville Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club
Branford Gun Club, Inc.
Cairo Sportsman Club
Castleton Fish & Game Protective Assn.
Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club
Centralia Rifle Club
Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Coastal Georgia Gun Club
Cumberland Riflemen
Delaware State Pistol Club, Inc.
Downers Grove Sportsman’s Club
East End Rod and Gun Club
East Hook Sportsmen Assn, Inc
East Monongahela Sportsmen’s Assn.
Eastern Nebraska Gun Club, Inc.
Eaton Employee’s Gun Club
Elgin Rifle Club, Inc.
Emerald Empire Gun Club
Escondido Fish & Game Association
Estacada Rod & Gun Club
Factoryville Sportsman Club
Foosland Sportsmen Club
Forks Rifle Club
Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club
Four Corners Rifle And Pistol Club
Franklin Revolver & Rifle Assn, Inc.
Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club
Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Humboldt Rifle And Pistol Club
Jamestown Rifle Club, Inc.
Kalicoontie Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
Kent Rod & Gun Club
Kern Shooting Sports, Inc.
Lima Sabres Shooting Assn
Martin County Sportsmen’s Association
Monumental Rifle and Pistol Club
Nescopeck Hunting & Rifle Club, Inc.
New Milford Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
Northwestern Gun Club
Oklahoma City Gun Club
Old Trails Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc
Rappahannock Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.
Richwood Gun & Game Club
Ridge Rifle Association
Ridgway Rifle Club, Inc.
Rochester Rifle Club, Inc.
Sandusky County Sportmen’s Club
Scotts Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.
Smith Mountain Lake Pistol Shooting Association
South Jersey Shooting Club, Inc.
Southern Chester County Sportsmen’s & Farmers Assn.
Southport Gun Club, Inc.
Stone Bank Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.
Stonycreek Shooting Center Inc.
Streetsboro Sportsman Association
Sycamore Valley Gun Club, Inc.
The Great Lot Sportsman’s Club, Inc.
Tremont Sportsman’s Club
Tri-State Gun Club, Inc.
Twin City Rifle Club
Upper Savannah Shooters Assn
Van Wert Co. Outdoorsmen Assn
Walla Walla Gun Club, Inc.
White Oak Rod and Gun Club Inc.
Wilkes Barre Rifle & Pistol Club
Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club

More Awards

Explore other opportunities that recognize and reward outstanding individuals for their involvement with the shooting sports in their community.

The NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells recognizes juniors and young adults who take an active part in the shooting sports through individual participation and educational pursuits.

Ms. Marion P. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. To honor her pioneering spirit, the National Rifle Association bestows the Marion P. Hammer Women of Distinction Award in her name.

To honor Sybil Ludington's accomplishments and the accomplishments of modern heroines, the National Rifle Association bestows the prestigious Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award in her name.

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