Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I join?
- Can I visit the club for a "look around?"
- What is the status of my membership application?
- My keycard is lost or broken. What do I do? How do I replace it?
- My keycard doesn't let me into the club, what do I do?
- I understand my spouse or junior member needs a safety course to use the range. How do I fulfill that requirement?
- What are the regularly scheduled events mentioned above?
- How do I join? Top
See this page.
- Can I visit the club for a "look around?" Top
During our active season (roughly September to March) there are many regularly scheduled activities at the club. You may visit the club during one of these activities; the door is open and there are officers and/or directors there that can help you. Our activities are shown on our online calendar. Good times to visit are during our junior activities, CPL, and Sporterifle. If that doesn't work out or you need directions to the club, contact us.
- What is the status of my membership application? Top
Once your application is received it is checked for all the required information. If it is not completely in order it will be returned with an explanation. The most likely reason an application is return is because it lacks proof of NRA membership. If the application is complete and in order, you will be invited to a New Member Orientation. If it has been several weeks and you have had no response to an application, you should contact the membership director.
- My keycard is lost or broken. What do I do? How do I replace it? Top
If you have lost your keycard, please contact the membership director as soon as possible so it can be deactivated and not used by someone who may find it. If it is found, it can be reactivated by the membership director. Lost keycards are replaced for $20. Broken or defective keycards are replaced with no fee with return of the card. You may send the broken card or check to the club address (RRC, PO Box 20617, Rochester NY 14602-0617). A replacement card will be mailed back to you. Replacing a keycard this way may take a couple weeks; contact the membership director for a quicker alternative, if necessary.
- My keycard doesn't let me into the club, what do I do? Top
In the vast majority of cases where your keycard will not let you into the club it is because you forgot to scan out at your last visit. The best way to fix this is to visit the club when the door is open and scan yourself out once inside. A good time to visit the club for this is during a regularly scheduled activity when the door is unlocked. If the card does not work in either reader contact the membership director. Another options is to contact the membership director and he may be able to remotely reset the card.
- I understand my spouse or junior member needs a safety course to use the range. How do I fulfill that requirement? Top
If your spouse/junior has taken hunter safety training, gun training from the Scouts, or some other organized training, you can show the certificate or license to an officer or director. If that doesn't work out, any officer and director can give a short discussion of firearm safety at RRC, it takes only about 20 minutes and can be done at most of our regularly scheduled activities or by making other arrangements by contacting us.
The above satisfies the "training" requirement and is all that is required for spouses/juniors using rimfire rifles or air firearms at RRC. If the spouse wants to use handguns at RRC, he/she must be licensed and will also have to demonstrate safe and accurate handling of their firearm at an orientation class or at another agreed upon time with an RRC pistol instructor.
- What are the regularly scheduled events mentioned above? Top
During the months between about mid-September though March we have a regular schedule of activities at the club. The schedule published here is an approximation, the online club calendar shows more details and, for the most part, is up to date. The calendar at the club is the final authority of the club's schedule.