Bath Rod and Gun club was founded in 1886 and has provided generations of members with a place to meet and increase their outdoor skills. Please take a few minutes to look at the facilities, activities, and events to see what we have to offer.
We are always looking for new members; members are our life blood and reason the Club exists. Don’t be shy, you are welcome here. We think the best way to join is to come to the club, get a tour to see what it looks like and meet some members. You are most likely to find people at the club during the skeet shoots on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoon and evening. You can also contact the chairperson of the activity you are most interested in, or call the club’s secretary.
With the Membership you also get a valuable raffle ticket. The ticket is for the November Gun Raffle where a different gun is raffled off each day for the whole month of November. There are some very nice guns raffled but you also have the option of taking the wholesale cash value.
What does it cost? For members of the armed services that have returned recently (up to one year) from Iraq, Afghanistan or other combat zones it’s FREE for one year as a token of our appreciation for your service.
Adult membership is $60 a year
Senior membership (for folks over 60) is $45… please put date of birth on membership application.
While we don’t require membership in the National Rifle Association we hope you are or will become a member of that organization. There are many politicians that are attacking our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, the NRA has resisted these attempts to take away our rights and limit our freedom. The NRA is also the leader in promotion and training in firearms safety and organizing firearms competitions. We have a link to the NRA web site.
Our club runs on volunteers, we have no employees so it’s the only way things get done. Every May (7th this year) we have a work day where we clean up and get the club ready for the activities that come with nice weather. Please come out and help. There are many opportunities to volunteer from cooking and cleaning up in the kitchen or for a barbeque or Sunday breakfast to helping sell tickets, working on the newsletter, or keeping this web site up to date. It’s also a great way to get to know the members.
President: Les Brown 607-776-2093
Vice President: Jim McGlynn 607-776-6263
Treasurer: Brian Wagner 607-522-4896
Secretary: Gary Jacobs 607-776-6970
Law Enforcement Liaison: Les Brown
Law Enforcement Range / Classroom
Law Enforcement Range/ Classroom. This range was designed and built for police training and is only used by law enforcement personnel or under their direct supervision. It has outdoor turning targets 50 yards from a covered firing line. There is a well lighted classroom with black boards and a kitchen area, restrooms with flush toilets. The whole facility is wheelchair accessible.
- Meeting/ Dining Room has room for up to 140 people and is wheelchair accessible.
- Kitchen has a 10 burner commercial stove.
- Bar is in the basement of the clubhouse, also has two wheelchair accessible rest rooms.
Most of the facilities at the Bath Rod and Gun Club can be rented by members for family reunions, graduation parties and wedding receptions. The club has a fair program to discount rentals which is a little complicated to present here. If you are interested in renting one or more facilities please call any club officer. Our pavilion might be just the place for a retirement party.
We have three fields all of which use radio activated "Squad Pullers." The Skeet Fields are open on Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sporting Clays are shot on a separate range in the woods on the West end of our property. Sporting Clays are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from March through October. The Club is a member of the Hunters' Tour of Western NY and our course is the site of two events each year in addition to our regularly scheduled events. For additional information please contact Guy McGlynn at (607)776-3033
There are two trap houses just north of the Skeet fields.
Outdoor Rifle Range. We have a covered firing line with 20 firing points. The range is open to members 9:00 a.m. to dusk 5 days a week, except when there are events scheduled. There are sturdy portable benches that can be moved from the firing point for position shooters. All points can fire at 100, 150 and 200 yards. There are also portable frames that can be placed anywhere from 50 to 200 yards.
Indoor Range is open on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. during the winter, during the summer pistol moves outside for Cowby Action.
There are has 10 firing points at 50 feet from the targets. The backstop is made of armor plate and the walls are filled with 3.5 inches of gravel. There are also baffles on the ceiling to prevent rounds from escaping thru the roof. The range is heated by both wood and oil and has a ventilation system to keep fumes and dust moving away from the shooters. This range is used for organized events and not random use by individual members. For additional information please contact Jim White at (607)569-2353