Upcoming meetings & events

January 12, 2019 9:00 AM • Lake Charles Civic Center
April 11, 2019 7:00 AM • 5720 Old Camp Road, Bell City, LA
August 24, 2019 9:00 AM • Lake Charles Civic Center
November 16, 2019 9:00 AM • Lake Charles Civic Center

Notices and Alerts  


  • SAFETY ALERT! All members are reminded to address targets straight on and to ensure that all projectiles IMPACT AN EARTHEN BERM! DO NOT fire at angles to the firing line!

  • SAFETY ALERT! “Do-All Traps” ground bouncing targets, such as the ‘Dancing Ball”, “Hot Box”, “Gun Ball” and “Top Hat” are NOT APPROVED for use on our range. Please report any observed use of these targets to a club officer.

  • SAFETY ALERT! EXPLODING TARGETS, SUCH AS SEEN ON TV, ARE NOT APPROVED TARGETS FOR OUR RANGE! Please report any observed use of these targets to a club officer.
  • SAFETY ALERT! Please do not put live rounds into the burn barrels! Place in yellow containers located at several places under each shed. Also, please don’t leave live rounds on the ground where they can be hit and set off by the mower.
  • SAFETY ALERT: No binary triggers are allowed on our range.

Blocked and Rejected Emails:  The Club is now sending the Newsletter and other important emails using our Membership Management software.


If you have not received the newsletter recently, your email address on file is either incorrect or is being rejected for some reason.




Membership Cards

2018-2019 Membership Cards were mailed in the middle of June and should have arrived by now. If you did not receive your card soon, please contact George at 337-304-1920 


Convenient NRA Membership Information Link 

If you need to change some of your information in your NRA Membership Information, check on your expiration date or need to print a new card, there is a convenient way to do this. (When I did it, I found the NRA still listed my area code as "318", which has not been our area code in Lake Charles in a long time.) If you wish to check your information on file with the NRA, you may go to NRA Member Services and register to view, edit or print a new card or other details of your membership.




The Club pays a contractor to mow the Range about once a month  If you are at the Range when the tractor/bush-hog rig shows up to mow, or he is there mowing when you arrive to shoot anything anywhere on any Range, please remember mowing takes priority over any shooting activities. Please yield to him for safety's sake so he can finish mowing safely without delay.  Take no chances.  Don't assume anything.  Make contact with him and get a clear understanding of where he is mowing and where he needs to go next to finish. Send no shot downrange unless you are positive of the location and planned activity of the mowing tractor so that it will be safe.






Description of the Membership Management Software and Website


The Club uses Wild Apricot, which is web-based software that automates and simplifies the management of our membership and our website. With Wild Apricot, the Club now has the ability to create "member-only" pages. The software uses your email address as your user name, so in order to have access to the "member-only" features, you must have a user name and password.


If you do not have a password and wish to access member-only pages, please email the Secretary at george@swlarifleandpistol.club with "request password" in the Subject field; include your full name in the body of the message so we can match the email to your name in our database. You will then receive an email regarding establishing a password.


Once you have created a password, please sign in and check your member profile for accuracy and completeness, especially your NRA number and expiration date.


You may update your membership by photographing your membership card and emailing the photo to george@swlarifleandpistol.club. This information not only ensures we are following our by-laws, it is required to qualify the Club for NRA range grants. Only the Club’s officers can view membership information. The Club values our members’ privacy and does not share member information. 


Most pages are public and you can view all public pages without logging in, however, if you wish to update any information in your profile, or access any other member only features, you will need to log in using your email address and password. This will allow you to view "members only" pages. At the moment, the only page that is designated as member only is the member profile page, where you can change your address and update your NRA membership information. In the future we may offer the ability to renew both your Club membership and your NRA membership through the site, but we are taking baby steps initially.





Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 518, Lake Charles, LA 70602

Range Address for use with GPS:

5720 Old Camp Road, Bell City, Louisiana 

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