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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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2016 NRA Gold Medal Club Award Winners!

Congratulations To Our 2016 NRA Gold Medal Club Award Winners!

Airfield Shooting Club

Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee

American 1800 Adventure Club

Anne Arundel Fish & Game Assn.

Apple Valley Gun Club

Arnold Rifle and Pistol Club

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club

Branford Gun Club, Inc.

Buccaneer Gun Club

Cairo Sportsman Club

Castleton Fish & Game Protective Assn.

Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club

Centralia Rifle Club

Coastal Georgia Gun Club

Cumberland Riflemen

Delaware State Pistol Club, Inc.

Devil's Hollow Gun Club

Douglas Ridge Rifle Club & Jr Div.

Downers Grove Sportsman's Club

East Hook Sportsmen Assn. Inc.

Eastern Nebraska Gun Club, Inc.

Elgin Rifle Club, Inc.

Elm City Gun Club

Emerald Empire Gun Club

Escondido Fish & Game Assn

Estacada Rod & Gun Club

Factoryville Sportsman Club

Florence Gun Club, Inc.

Foosland Sportsmen Club

Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club

Franklin Revolver & Rifle Assn., Inc.

Gopher Rifle & Revolver Club, Inc.

Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol Club

High Rock Shooting Assn., Inc.

HomeSafety Academy

Humboldt Rifle And Pistol Club

Jefferson State Shooting Association

Kalicoontie Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

Kent Rod & Gun Club

Kern Shooting Sports, Inc.

Lafayette Gun Club Of Virginia, Inc.

Martin County Sportsmen's Association, Inc.

Miamisburg Sportsmen's Club, Inc.

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.

New Paltz Rod and Gun Club

New Sportsman Club

Northwestern Connecticut Sportsmen's Assoc.

Northwestern Gun Club

Old Post Rifle and Pistol Club

Old Trails Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.

Rappahannock Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.

Richwood Gun & Game Club

Ridge Rifle Association

Roanoke Rifle & Revolver Club

Rochester Rod & Gun Club

Sandia Gun Club, Inc.

Sandusky County Sportsmen's Club

Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club

Scotts Valley Sportsmen's Club, Inc.

Sebastopol Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.

Silver State Shooting Sport Association

Smith Mountain Lake Pistol Shooting Association

South Cuyahoga Sportsmen's Assn.

Southampton Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.

Southern Chester Co. Sportsmen's and Farmer's Association

Southport Gun Club, Inc.

Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, Inc.

Stonycreek Shooting Center Inc.

Streetsboro Sportsman Association

The Great Lot Sportsman's 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.

Wilkes Barre Pistol & Rifle Club

Winnequah Gun 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.