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Man Shooting Pistol at South River Gun Club

Defensive Pistol Shooting

Defensive Pistol Shooting is a fun and safe way to learn defensive pistol skills and sharpen your gun handling and shooting abilities. GADPA’s safety rules are easy to learn and follow. Please read the material in the PDF document below to familiarize yourself before your range safety orientation and test.

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Documentation covering Range Commands, Penalties, Loading and Unloading, Movement, Malfunctions, Reloading, Scoring, Tips and Equipment Required

Safety Rules and Videos

Before entering South River Gun Club, be sure you are aware and fully understand the rules and regulations governing our facility. Most importantly, BE SAFE and follow the four commandments of gun handling:

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1) Treat every gun as though it were loaded
2) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target
3) Do not point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to destroy
4) Be sure of your target and what is behind it

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If these simple rules are always followed, most firearms accidents would never happen. Pay considerable attention to rules 2 and 3. When shooting DPA your finger should never be inside of the trigger guard until you are on target and ready to shoot. Always get your finger out of the trigger guard before moving. Always be aware of your muzzle’s direction and keep it safely downrange. Muzzle Safe Points are the limits that a shooter’s muzzle can travel without being unsafe. Be sure to know where these limits are and always keep within them. Certain DPA courses of fire may test your skills of keeping the muzzle in a safe direction. Be mindful of your muzzle and trigger, and you will always shoot safely.

Click to view ‘Defensive Pistol Shooting’ video
Click to view ‘New Shooter Briefing’ video
Member Shooting Rifle at South River Gun Club

Download Membership Applications

Interested in becoming a member of South River Gun Club? Print the ‘New Member Application’ linked below and submit the completed form to our office during business hours. Individuals seeking to renew their annual membership will use the ‘Renewal Form’ to continue the benefits of their membership. A copy of our ‘Liability Waiver’ must be signed every year and on-file for every registered member before entering the facility.

Contact South River Gun Club

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Need more information?

Please call (770) 786-3752 to get in touch with our staff. You can also communicate with us directly by completing this online form. Our management will review your information and be in touch with you with further details.

We appreciate your interest in South River Gun Club!