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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 for 2017 NRA Gold Medal Awards is February 15, 2017. 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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2018 NRA Gold Medal Club Award Winners

Airfield Shooting Club
Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee
Anne Arundel Fish & Game Assn
Apple Valley Gun Club
Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Asheville Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club
Branford Gun Club, Inc.
Buccaneer Gun Club, Inc.
Butler Co. Sportsmen's Rifle & Pistol Club
Cairo Sportsman Club
Castleton Fish & Game Protective Assn.
Colorado West Gun Club & JR Div.
Cumberland Riflemen
Delaware State Pistol Club, Inc.
Downers Grove Sportsman's 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 Assn
Estacada Rod & Gun Club
Eustis Gun Club, Inc.
Factoryville Sportsman Club
Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club
Foosland Sportsmen Club
Franklin Revolver & Rifle Assn, Inc.
Gopher Rifle & Revolver Club,Inc.
Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club
Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Kalicoontie Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
Lafayette Gun Club Of Virginia, Inc.
Lima Sabres Shooting Assn
Michigan City Rifle Club, Inc.
Monumental Rifle and  Pistol Club
Negaunee Rod and Gun Club,Inc.
Nescopeck Hunting & Rifle Club, Inc.
New Milford Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Norfolk County Rifle Range
Old Trails Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc
Rappahannock Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.
Ridge Rifle Association
Rochester Rod & Gun Club
Sandia Gun Club Inc
Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club
Scotts Valley Sportsmen's Club,Inc.
Sebastopol Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Smith Mountain Lake Pistol Shooting Association
South Cuyahoga Sportsmen's Assn
Southern Chester Co. Sptmn's & Frmrs Asn
Southern Indiana Rifle and Pistol Club
Southport Gun Club, Inc.
Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, Inc.
Stonycreek Shooting Center Inc.
Streetsboro Sportsman Association
The Great Lot Sportsman's Club, Inc.
The Rochester Rifle Club, Inc.
Tremont Sportsman's Club
Tri-City Gun Club
Twin City Rifle Club
Upper Savannah Shooters Assn
Van Wert Co. Outdoorsmen Assn
Waldwick Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.
Walla Walla Gun Club, Inc.
Waynesburg Sportsmen Association
White Oak Rod and Gun Club Inc.
Whortlekill Rod And Gun Club
Wilkes Barre Pistol & Rifle 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.

Want To Know More 

For more information about NRA Gold Medal Clubs, please call (800) NRA-CLUB or email

Scholarships, Awards & Contests

The NRA is proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of members, young shooters, women, law enforcement and clubs with scholarships, awards and contests.