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The Berwyn Rod & Gun Club

8311 Laurel Bowie Road

Bowie, Maryland 20715

Established in 1938

1. The Club is a private club, but memberships are available to the public who meet the Club’s qualifications.
2. The Range facilities are not open to the public except for specially scheduled events such as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Courses, public sight-in days, and classes being presented by authorized professional trainers.
3. Events open to the public will be noted as such on the club calendar,
4. Otherwise, only Club members and their invited guests may utilize the facilities.
a. 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.
b. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the membership application by clicking the "Membership" link on our website,
c. Invoices for annual dues are normally sent out in November for the following year.
a. Yes, memberships are available, especially at the beginning of each year.
b. We encourage you to complete the first step, which is the membership application on the Club’s website,
c. Usage of Club ranges and facilities are available upon completion of the new membership process.
a. No. However, the Club does have members who are professionals that offer training through their private business and have been authorized to use Club facilities to provide that training.
b. Please visit the Firearms Training page the Club’s website, for more information.
a. Yes, the Club provides Maryland Department of Natural Resources Maryland Hunter Education Courses to the public each year (please see the Club’s calendar at for more information.)
a. Yes, the Club has a Juniors Program designed to teach individuals under the age of 21 safe firearms handling and basic marksmanship skills. This program is free and open to the public. Hours are posted on the Club website,
a. No, the Club does not sell firearms or ammunition to the Public.
a. No, the Club does not rent range time, firearms, or any other Club facility.
a. The Club does not grant interviews or legal opinions on gun law or other firearm related issues. We recommend that you contact Maryland Shall Issue, the Associated Gun Clubs of Maryland, or a similar organization for interviews or legal opinions on firearm related issues.
a. The Club does not provide training. The Club does list on its website,, private organizations that do provide firearms training classes to the public and which have been authorized to use Club facilities for this training.
a. Currently, the Club does not have daily hours of operation for visits by non-members to view the facilities.
a. Club members can use the facilities from 8:00 AM to sunset Monday through Saturday and 10:00 AM to sunset on Sundays.
a. The Club has outdoor ranges for archery, pistols, rifles, and shotguns for its members.
a. The Club’s longest range is currently limited to a maximum distance of 100-yards.
a. No, the Club does not provide targets.
a. Yes, if they meet all legal requirements. Members must also meet internal Club standards and restrictions to ensure the safe operation of fully automated firearms. Non-members and invited guests may not shoot full auto firearms in full auto mode.
a. Yes, these restrictions are listed in the Club’s Range Rules available at
a. Yes, the types of authorized targets allowed for use at the ranges are listed in the Club’s Range Rules available at b. Included in these limitations are no metal targets, bowling pins or other targets that might generate ricochets.
a. No, the Club does not have the facilities for clay sports such as trap, skeet and sporting clays.
a. Yes, a Club member can bring up to four guests. Each guest must wear a temporary badge and sign a liability waiver form. Each Club member is responsible for the actions of their guests.
a. Yes, the Club requires all members and any accompanying guest to log in and out during each visit.
a. No, the Club requires all firearms to be unloaded prior to entry to club property and remain unloaded until they are placed on the firing line.

The Berwyn Rod & Gun Club, Inc. 8311 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715

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