Each year numerous organizations apply to achieve NRA Gold Medal status—an elite level that sets clubs apart from others in the area and recognizes the members of these clubs who have united to reach a common goal. The honor of Gold Medal status is presented to clubs that meet specific criteria and continually promote and support the purposes, objectives, policies and programs of the NRA.
The five criteria for Gold Medal status are:
Be a 100% NRA Club – All members of your club must also be members of the NRA. Becoming a 100% NRA Club helps make the NRA stronger by increasing its membership numbers and providing a larger representation of the shooting public.
Have a club newsletter – Newsletters help clubs communicate with their members and keep membersin the loop regarding club activities and community issues
Belong to your NRA State Association – Belonging to the NRA State Association of your state shows your support at the state level. Their mission is to support the purpose and objectives of the NRA while providing programs and support to clubs on the local level.
Have administered or currently incorporate an NRA Youth Program within the club’s agenda – Incorporating a youth program helps introduce new generations to firearms and firearms safety. Encouraging young shooters to participate in the shooting sports helps preserve them for generations to come
Actively participate in NRA’s Membership Recruiting Program – Participating in the NRA recruiting program helps bring new members in at a reduced price and helps generate income for your club.
Clubs that meet the above criteria are awarded a plaque along with inscribed bar listing the year. Current Gold Medal clubs are encouraged to renew their status every year and will be given an inscribed bar with the renewal year. Applications from clubs that achieve and maintain Gold Medal status are given preference for NRA Range Grants.
2019 Gold Medal Clubs
Airfield Shooting Club
American 1800 Adventure Club
Anne Arundel Fish & Game Assn
Apple Valley Gun Club
Arlington Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Arnold Rifle and Pistol Club
Asheville Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club
Branford Gun Club, Inc.
Cairo Sportsman Club
Castleton Fish & Game Protective Assn.
Central Florida Rifle & Pistol Club
Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
Coastal Georgia Gun Club
Colorado West Gun Club & JR Div.
Delaware State Pistol Club, Inc.
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club & Jr Div.
Downers Grove Sportsman's Club
East End Rod and Gun Club
East Hook Sportsmen Assn,Inc
East Monongahela Sportsmen's Assn.
Eastern Nebraska Gun Club, Inc.
Eaton Employee's Gun Club
Elgin Rifle Club, Inc.
Emerald Empire Gun Club
Escondido Fish & Game Assn
Estacada Rod & Gun Club
Factoryville Sportsman Club
Foosland Sportsmen Club
Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club
Franklin Revolver & Rifle Assn, Inc.
Gopher Rifle & Revolver Club,Inc.
Humboldt Rifle And Pistol Club
Jamestown Rifle Club,Inc.
Kalicoontie Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
Kern Shooting Sports, Inc.
Kiski Township Sportsmen Association
Lafayette Gun Club Of Virginia, Inc.
Lima Sabres Shooting Assn
Lincoln Rifle Club,Inc.& Jr Division
Martin County Sportsmen's Association, Inc.
Middle Tennessee Sportsmen's Association
Monumental Rifle and Pistol Club
Nescopeck Hunting & Rifle Club, Inc.
New Milford Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
No.Brookfield Sportsmen's Club Inc.
Norfolk County Rifle Range
Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
Northwestern Gun Club
Old Trails Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc
Rappahannock Pistol & Rifle Club, Inc.
Richwood Gun & Game Club
Ridge Rifle Association
Ridgway Rifle Club, Inc.
Rochester Rod & Gun Club
Roslyn Rifle & Revolver Club, Inc.
Sandia Gun Club Inc
Sandusky County Sportmen's Club
Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club
Sebastopol Rifle & Pistol Club
Smith Mountain Lake Pistol Shooting Association
Southern Chester Co. Sptmn's & Frmrs Asn
Southport Gun Club, Inc.
Stone Bank Sportsmen's Club, Inc.
Stoneycreek Shooting Center
Streetsboro Sportsman Association
The Great Lot Sportsman's Club, Inc.
The Rochester Rifle Club, Inc.
Tremont Sportsman's Club
Tri-City Gun Club
Tri-State Gun Club, Inc.
Upper Savannah Shooters Assn
Van Wert Co. Outdoorsmen Assn
Waldwick Pistol and Rifle Club
Waynesburg Sportsmen Association
Wilkes Barre Pistol & Rifle Club
The annual deadline for NRA Gold Member Awards is February 15. Click here to learn more and apply online.