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The Berwyn Rod and Gun Club Inc. was established in 1938 by a venerable group of firearms owners, collectors, competitors, hunters and fishermen. Each was an enthusiast dedicated to his or her respective discipline. The purpose of forming the club was to promote and educate the safe and responsible use of firearms, the preservation of nature, and community service.

Our membership is composed of men and women from all walks of life and from virtually every age group. The club membership is replete with varying degrees of shooting skills, disciplines, and interests. Skill levels of members range from beginners to national record holders. Many members compete in local and national matches in a variety of shooting disciplines. The level of knowledge represented by the members is only exceeded by the willingness to share that knowledge.

BRGC is particularly privileged to count among its membership those persons who are active and retired members of the US Armed Forces. In addition, the club is privileged to include many current and former members of the law enforcement community.


We currently have a limited number of 2016 memberships available on a first come, first eligible to be voted in basis.


The Berwyn Rod & Gun Club annual dues are $400 which covers January through December. New members are charged a pro-rated amount based on the start date of the membership plus a one-time $200 initiation fee. Invoices for annual dues are normally sent out in November for the following year.

If you are interested in becoming a member, fill out the membership application by clicking the "Membership" link above, attend some of our meetings and participate in our Range Orientation Class.

As in any private organization, the club depends on members to volunteer some of their time and expertise to support our events and outreach programs. BRGC simply would not exist without its volunteer spirit. Opportunities abound for members to get involved and range from grounds beautification to coaching new shooters to community awareness. Members are encouraged to volunteer their time for the good of the club.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the local Disabled American Veterans hall. Meetings may be postponed if that day falls on a national holiday or due to inclement weather.

The Club's governing body is the Executive Committee. Officers are nominated from the membership and elected to serve one-year terms. All members are eligible to serve after a full year of membership. Elections are normally held at the January business meeting.

The Berwyn Rod & Gun Club, Incorporated, PO Box 1378, Bowie, MD  20718
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