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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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2023 NRA Gold Medal Club Award Winners

Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee
Anne Arundel Fish & Game Conservation Association
Apple Valley Gun Club
Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club
Beloit Rifle Club
Cairo Sportsman’s Club
Castleton Fish and Game Protective Association
Cherry Creek Gun Club
Cumberland Riflemen
Delaware State Pistol Club
Downers Grove Sportsmen’s Club
East Hook Sportsmen Association
East Monongahela Sportsmen’s Club
Emerald Empire Gun Club
Escondido Fish and Game Association
Estacada Rod and Gun Club
Foosland Sportsman’s Club
Fort Hill Rifle & Pistol Club
Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association, Inc.
Gopher Rifle and Pistol Club
Great Lot Sportsman’s Club Corp.
Hollywood Rifle and Pistol Club
Kiski Township Sportsmen’s Association
Lafayette Gun Club of VA
Lima Sabres Shooting Association, Inc.
Martin County Sportsmen’s Association
Monumental Rifle and Pistol Club
Nescopeck Hunting and Rifle Club
New Milford Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.
Northwestern Gun Club
Old Trails Rifle & Pistol Club
Rappahanock Pistol & Rifle Club
Richwood Gun and Game Club
Ridge Rifle Association
Rivercreek Gun Club
Rochester Rod and Gun Club
Sandusky County Sportsmen’s Club II
Sebastopol Rifle & Pistol Club
Silver State Shooting Sport Association
Southport Gun Club, Inc. (AKA Southport Masters)
Stone Bank Sportsmen’s Club
Upper Savannah Shooters Association
Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Assn
White Oak Rod and Gun Club
Wilkes-Barre Rifle & Pistol Club

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

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