About the Guthsville Rod & Gun Club

 

The Guthsville Rod & Gun Club is a shooting and fishing, club located in beautiful Orefield, Pennsylvania – just north of Allentown. The Club takes its name from the village a few miles northwest of the intersection of routes 309 and 22.

The earliest written records of club activity still in existence date from the mid-1940’s but some of our older members tell us that the club was operational years before. The Guthsville Club has state-of-the-art facilities including top-quality outdoor shooting ranges, an indoor shooting range (reserved for matches and organized practices), a trap range, and club meeting building.


Facilities


Facilities

Located on some forty plus acres with a 1 1/2 acre pond.

The club has:

  • A Bullseye pistol 25 / 50 yard range that has a covered firing line.
  • 50 and 100 yard rifle ranges. The 100 yard range has a covered firing line.
  • A range reserved for Black Powder shooting.
  • A 25 yard range.
  • A special purpose 35 yard .
  • A 50 foot range.
  • A plinking range.
  • An informal trap range with a commercial grade thrower.
  • A basic archery range.

Separated from our indoor range in its own building is our club house. Rest room facilities are available to members throughout the day in the club house. We have a live-in caretaker.


Shooting Sports


Shooting Sports

On these ranges Guthsville hosts bullseye, Steel, IDPA matches and both Smallbore and CMP competition.  Several three position and prone only smallbore matches are held in our newly constructed, state of the art, twenty-five yard indoor range.

Guthsville is proud of its public service range. This range is constructed primarily for police training. Guthsville has long provided its services to area police units and recently set aside a range specifically for that purpose.

BULLSEYE

Bullseye shooting is the second most popular shooting discipline. Bullseye is shot one-handed at 25 yards. Any .22 caliber or centerfire caliber .32 or higher may be used. Weapons may be semi-auto or revolver with open sights or red-dot scopes. It is recommended for new shooters to start with a .22 caliber gun. Guthsville Rod & Gun Club hosts two Bullseye Leagues – Guthsville Pistol Club and Queen City Pistol League. There is a summer and winter league. The summer league shoots every Friday from May through September beginning at 6 p.m. The league shoots on the 25/50 yard range outdoors. The winter league is shot in the indoor range. The indoor league shoots from November through April and starts at 6 p.m. You do not need to be a club member or an experienced bullseye shooter to shoot the league. For questions or more information contact Denise Atkinson at 610-439-0721 or atkinsondd84@gmail.com

Guthsville IDPA Program

Hello. Thank you for showing interest in Guthsville R&G Club’s IDPA Program. IDPA stands for International Defensive Pistol Association. This shooting sport incorporates all of the techniques that you would use while carrying a concealed weapon. It also will teach you things like how to shoot while using cover, and drawing from a holster. Equipment is very basic.
Here at Guthsville we run an IDPA match on the first Sunday of every month, starting at 10:30 AM. We usually shoot 6 stages and sometimes a side match as well. Please feel free to contact me directly at pistolxdm@gmail.com  should you have any questions, or you can check out the IDPA website at www.IDPA.com I look forward to meeting you at a match!

 STEEL SHOOTING

Guthsville is home to the PA Steel League. Experienced and New Shooters alike are welcome to participate in the matches. You do not need to be a member of Guthsville to participate. Steel Shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the country. It is easy to get started and a great portal into other shooting sports. The PA Steel league is made up of 7 member clubs hosting a total of 14 matches each year.

CMP Matches

Coming Soon

JUNIOR SHOOTERS

Guthsville Rod & Gun Club offers a Junior Shooters Program to our Junior members and member’s children under the age of eighteen (18).
Our goal is to educate the shooter on the right and privilege to bear arms with emphasis on gun safety and proper handling.

The Junior Shooters meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and eligible members compete against shooters from five (5) other teams in the region. Volunteers and parents are welcome to attend practices.

If you have any questions or for more information please contact Jody Licker at jmlpa@ptd.net

 

Guthsville Shooting Stars JOAD Archery Program

 Guthsville Shooting Stars, a part of USA Archery’s JOAD archery program representing Guthsville Rod & Gun Club. The athletes are youth between the ages of 7-20. We meet on Thursday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Students will learn the basics of shooting to advanced shooting techniques, mental game, and the art of competitive archery.  We are a year round club, shooting outdoors from mid-March through mid-September, then going indoors through mid-March.  For those to the level of competitive shooting, we have our travel team which attends local through national indoor and outdoor tournaments.  For additional information on the club, contact Sandi at shcarr@yahoo.com.  Both competition and fun shooters are welcome. 

SMALL BORE PRONE RIFLE WINTER LEAGUE

The Guthsville small bore rifle winter league is a series of six (6) matches held monthly from October through March. The matches are held on the third Saturday of each month. In addition to the matches, weekly Thursday night practice sessions are held throughout the season. Please check the club calendar for exact dates and times.

The winter league matches and practice sessions are held in the indoor range. Matches are geared towards the experienced competitor. Junior shooters with prior competition experience are always welcome. For the inexperienced shooter who is interested in participating, it is recommended they attend some practice sessions. This provides the opportunity to become familiar with the match format.

2015-2016 Schedule: Smallbore_Master 2015 text file

For additional information, contact Mike Patterson at target22@ptd.net.


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