West Branch FFL
We have completed the transfer of our FFL to the new location!
Go to our Members Only area to download a copy of the instructions for using our new FFL. There are also some maps to help you find our new location.
Our Members Only area is now available! Our Website Development Team (Carl) and our IT Support Team (Carl) ran a few final tests on June 7th and 8th. Those passed, so you should have no problem accessing our new Members Only page if you follow the instructions below. (God willin' an' the creek don't rise....)
Click the Member Login link above. You must then sign in with our new 2016 Entry Code and the email address we have on file. If we find your email address in our files when you sign in, you will be directed to our Members Only page.
If we do not find your email address, you will be directed to a form you can use to register manually. Please fill out the form to send us the information we will need to verify your membership. After we receive and process it successfully, we will notify you by email that you have been registered and will then be able to access the Members Only area. Manual registration will take at least one day to complete. Please be patient while we process your request. If you have any problem using the registration and login process, please CONTACT US.
Junior Rifle 2016
The mission of our Junior Rifle program is to properly train young people in firearm safety and marksmanship. We believe that a working knowledge of safe and responsible handling and competent use of firearms is essential to everyone. There is no safety in ignorance!
Our Junior Rifle program is available to all families who are US citizens. West Branch membership is not required. There are no range fees or other charges. We offer this program as a community service, to promote firearm safety and basic training in marksmanship.
Our Junior shooters range in age from 8 to 18. They must have written parental permission to participate in our program, and must be accompanied at each session by a parent or other responsible adult.
We provide the firearms (.22 caliber target quality rifles), ammunition, and other necessary equipment. Everyone should bring their own appropriate eye and ear protection, though we do have loaners available the first time you attend.
Our Junior shooters are trained by our team of NRA Certified Rifle Instructors and other experienced shooters. Their training begins with a thorough safety orientation, then they start out on the firing line in a carefully supervised bench rest position. Safety remains our primary concern, as our young shooters go on, at their own individual pace, to develop marksmanship skills in the four basic shooting positions. As they progress, they earn certificates and medals in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Over many years, we and those who passed this responsibility down to us have trained hundreds of young shooters in essential firearm knowledge and skills.
Our 2016 season will begin on Saturday, May 7th, and will continue on the first and third Saturdays of every month through September, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend, just CONTACT US and request the required Parental Permission forms. We will send you the forms and answer any other questions you might have.
Do not return the forms by mail or email. Just bring them with you to the first session you attend. Plan to arrive at least twenty minutes early to register and sign in. The safety orientation for new shooters begins promptly at 10:00 AM.
West Branch New Memberships
We accept new member applications only once per year. Our 2016 enrollment period is now closed.
Our enrollment period for 2017 will open on or about November 1st, 2016. We will announce the exact enrollment opening date here on our website then. If you would like an application for 2017, please check back here at that time. Please do not request an applicaion before then. No applications will be sent out before the announced beginning of our 2017 enrollment period, and any requests made before then will be ignored.
Members, please do not copy and distribute our application forms. All application forms must be requested from our website. New applicants must request the forms directly from our website, or you may request the forms for them, but not until the next enrollment period is open.