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  • Tuesday, November 08, 2022 10:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors has authorized a small team of hog eradication experts to hunt wild hogs on the range at various times of the day and night.  This team works under an approved range safety plan and carry a Letter of Authorization signed by the Club President.

    These team members are the only ones authorized to hunt hogs with the goal of reducing the damage being done to the range and berms by wild hogs.  No other person, member, or guest is permitted to shoot hogs.  Any non-authorized person caught shooting hogs will loose their membership and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Monday, September 26, 2022 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us on OCTOBER 8th for our GTGC WORK DAY.

    Lunch will be provided.

    We are asking you to please register if able, so we have a sense of how many to feed. https://goldentrianglegunclub.com/event-4892429

    We are still working on all the details of the projects but we need all hands on deck to make light work for all. There will be some of the following:

    Painting at multiple locations
    Dirt Work & Digging
    Concrete Work
    Sign Repair(s)
    Lighting Repairs

    What to Wear:
    Old work clothes, a hat to shield from the sun & sturdy shoes

    What to Bring:
    Portable chair, work gloves, maybe some light tools just in case and any supplies you would normally take for an outdoor activity such as sunscreen, mosquito spray and water.

    We never know what the weather will bring us so our backup day is scheduled for the following Saturday if we need to reschedule.


  • Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ladies, invite your friends to attend our 2 Hour BasicS elf Defense class. This class is taught by Police Officers who will teach you to fight for your life!

    Join us for our Women's Basic Self Defense Seminar on September 14th from 6-8 PM in the Activities Building of Golden Triangle Gun Club.

    Attendance will be limited due to the topic. Be sure to get a spot before it fills up.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womans-basic-self-defense-seminar-tickets-401833894997


  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UPDATE!  This project has been completed and the new road open for use by the membership.

    The Board of Directors approved the construction of a 12' x 300' crushed concrete road down to the 200-yard target line on the rifle range at their May meeting.  The project also includes earthwork to reshape the surface between the 50 and 100-yard target lines to drain any standing water.

    The construction work is scheduled to start Monday, June 6th, weather permitting.  Work is estimated to take 5-10 days.

    The 100/200-yard rifle range will be closed to the membership during this time period when workers are on the range.

  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BECOME A NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER!

    When: Saturday, April 30, 2022

     8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Where: GTGC Activity Building 

    Costs: $125

    Click Here to Register


  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

    OF

    GOLDEN TRIANGLE GUN CLUB, INC.

    WHEN: March 15, 2022

    TIME: 7:00 pm

    WHERE: Activities Building at GTGC.

    The building capacity is 75 so if you want to attend in person, you will need to register to save your seat. Only register if you are sure that you will attend.

    The meeting will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. However, commenting will be turned off. So if you have question or comments, then you need to be present at the meeting.

    AGENDA:

    • President’s Report
    • Budget Report
    • Safety & Security Report
    • Results of Board Elections
    • Comments from the Floor


  • Monday, February 21, 2022 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RW Defense is hosting this FREE legal seminar at GTGC.

    SHOULD I SHOOT: SIMPLIFIED DEADLY FORCE DECISION MAKING

    In the U.S., there are several situations in which a person is justified in using force or deadly force. Come to this seminar and learn:

    • The difference between "force" and "deadly force";
    • When a person may use deadly force against another to protect themselves or a third person;
    • Whether displaying a weapon constitutes the use of deadly force;

    And much, much more…

    Each of these U.S. LawShield educational events will be led by a local Independent Program Attorney who will guide attendees through Texas laws on self defense and how it affects them as responsible gun owners. A dedicated question-and-answer session with the attorney leading the event will follow every informational segment to ensure attendees get the answers they need from a reliable source.


    Space is limited and will fill up quickly.  Don't wait or you will miss out on this great opportunity.  Click below to save your spot now!


  • Thursday, February 03, 2022 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We talk briefly about 'Range Etiquette' in our Member's Range Safety Orientation.  I recently came across this blog article that does an excellent job of expanding that topic whether at an indoor range, outdoor range, or on rural private/public land.

    Click here to read more....

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RW Defense is hosting this FREE legal seminar at GTGC.  

    Texas Constitutional Carry Must-Know Gun Laws

    Constitutional carry has come to Texas and, as a law-abiding gun owner, it’s your responsibility to be armed and educated on the nuances of this new law. Attendees of these educational events will learn the ins and outs of constitutional carry, including getting the insight on the most pressing issues on the minds of Texans, like:

    1.   Who can carry without a Texas LTC under constitutional carry;

    2.   Where you can and cannot carry your firearm;

    3.   What Penal Code signs can be used by business owners to prohibit permitless carry;

    4.   Changes to legal penalties for violatoins of the law;

    5.   How your Texas LTC will work;

    6.   If your method of carry matters from a legal standpoint;

    7.   Use of lethal force.

    8.   Get the Legal Answers You Need to Know

    Each of these U.S. LawShield educational events will be led by a local Independent Program Attorney who will guide attendees through Texas constitutional carry and how it affects them as responsible gun owners. A dedicated question-and-answer session with the attorney leading the event will follow every informational segment to ensure attendees get the answers they need from a reliable source.




  • Friday, January 07, 2022 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Shotgun Range Closed Indefinitely

    Unfortunately, the Board of Directors had to make the tough choice to close the Shotgun Range due to safety and potentially adverse legal issues.

    First, there is the safety issue. The Shotgun Range does not meet the minimum criteria for a safe range. The maximum distance #7 1/2 shot can travel is approximately 740 feet. However, the NRA and other national clay target associations recommend a shot fall buffer zone of 900 feet (300 yards) from the point where the gun is fired. The distance from the point where most members shoot to a property line is approximately 180 feet to the East and 360 feet to the North.

    So we have shot projectiles leaving the club property frequently when in use. Along with a few others, I have experienced being pelted with falling shot as I come down Erie Street and onto the entrance road to the Club.

    I also personally witnessed Club members standing parallel with the drainage ditch to the range's Southeastern limits and shooting clays back toward the rifle ranges on two occasions. Of course, I stopped them and gave them a warning. I have seen evidence of others doing the same thing on other occasions. Unacceptable!

    So when the shot crosses the property lines, it usually end up in the Morrell property to the East and the City of Beaumont Landfill property to the North. We've recently seen evidence of city workers performing dirt excavation at the Southeast corner of their property immediately adjacent to our North property line. Well within the Surface Danger Zone for shot falling from the Shotgun Range.

    This creates legal and liability issues for the Club and its members who use that range. It is a Class C misdemeanor anytime projectiles (bullets, shot, missiles, etc.) cross a property line. Class C misdemeanor carries a maximum of $500 fines upon conviction for each offense.  However, if that projectile hits and causes damage or injury to another human being, more serious charges can be filed with much greater penalties.

    The Board has known about some of these issues for a while and has tried very hard to mitigate the problems with minimal success.  For instance, we delineated a 'safe shot fall area' within our property, made rules, and placed limits on the use of the range to minimize any danger. We also looked at purchasing approximately 2.7 acres of land immediately adjacent to our property to the East. But the landowner wanted too much money, and it would not entirely alleviate the problem. The juice just wasn't worth the squeeze.

    We studied other ways to further mitigate the danger by building and installing shooting stations that limit the swing of the barrel both horizontally and vertically in an attempt to keep all shots on the range. The shooting stations would be made of PVC like shown in the image here.

    However, none of these measures would totally prevent all projectiles from leaving the range and potentially causing damage or injury. So the Board, whose members are all certified Range Safety Officers or Chief Range Safety Officers, recently voted to close the range indefinitely until alternate locations could be found that would allow a safe shotgun range to be built.

    We are currently looking at the possibility of purchasing sufficient acreage of land to our South that could accommodate a new Shotgun Range. But this will take time and not happen very soon as the Club will need to raise funds necessary to purchase and build a new range.

    So until then, the Shotgun Range is closed.


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