Welcome To The Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club Website The club was founded in 1934 as the Michigan Trout Club, with ten original members. By 1953 the interests of the club had broadened to include the sport of shooting. The original name, Michigan Trout Club, was then changed to the Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club, and now our membership is 1,200 strong!
In 1957, the site of the current clubhouse was purchased, and construction of the facilities was started early that summer. Regular use by archers, rifle, and pistol shooters started the following winter and continues to the present. Over the years the Club has expanded ranges, activities, and members. The complete history of the club is covered in the About section of our website.
Today our Club is very active in the community. We encourage the local Police Departments to use our ranges to facilitate their firearms training. Besides many shooting sports, activities, and competitions, we have programs that support our troops in action, participate in the area’s local Breast Cancer funding program, support a Silent Observer fund raiser, sponsor gun shows and swap meets, and partner with major organizations that support and encourage the shooting sports.
A vital part of any sports club is to nurture our young sports enthusiasts by providing a venue through which they can learn our sport. At Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club, we have a junior program which is associated with Michigan 4-H program, and we have a Junior Team for competitions. All 10 year olds and older are welcome. The KRGC has provided the team with some equipment so we can start a beginner with little cost.
Please browse and enjoy the club website and note all the opportunities this Club offers. This Club is made up of men and women who enjoy all forms of shooting sports and fishing. If you’re looking for the nicest, hardest working, most honest, and decent folks in the area, you found us!
Tom Fenwick, President