(Rev March 22, 2018)   

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Palmetto Gun Club is at our Maximum Membership of 600. There is a waiting list for prospective applicants; the process to be placed on the waiting list is explained below.

Guidelines for Palmetto Gun Club Membership Waiting List:

•    Read all of the membership requirements below

•    Complete Application

•    NRA Membership; obtained with number and expiration date

     º    All of the above must be completed Before the application can be submitted for the waiting list.
     º    Applications will only be taken at a PGC Monthly Club meeting. They must be brought to the meeting by the applicant or by the sponsoring member of the applicant, as long as the candidate attends one of their two votes in person.
     º    A $25 non-refundable fee is required to submit your application.
     º    No applications will be accepted by mail or email.
     º    The club secretary will contact you, at the email address provided on the application, when an opening becomes available.

Click Here to send the Club Secretary an email if you have any further questions.

Membership Requirements:

•    Must be a legal resident of the United States of America and at least eighteen (18) years old.

•    According to the legal requirements of the United States, applicant is able to purchase and possess firearms; and there is no other reason why the applicant could not, or should not, own or use firearms.

•    Applicant must have a State issued picture ID or a Current SC CWP with them to the 1st club meeting; a readable copy of this picture ID must be attached to the application.

•    All applicants that do not have a Current SC CWP, will agree at the time of application to have a background check performed by Palmetto Gun Club prior to their second vote for membership.

•    Membership applicants must have a sponsor in good standing with PGC and be personally interviewed and approved on a two-thirds vote by the membership at a regular monthly meeting.

•    The Palmetto Gun Club monthly meetings start at 7PM on the third Tuesday of the month and last about an hour. (please check the website for meeting location!)

•    After first vote by the membership, the applicant must attend a Range Safety orientation with the PGC Chief Instructor or designee before the 2nd vote can occur.

•    Continuous Membership in the NRA is required. You must provide proof of your membership (NRA card or the mailing label from a recent publication) which must be verified by an officer of the Club when you join. Or you can join the NRA by going to their website at and file a copy of your card with the club secretary when received.

•    Range Membership ID / Gate Cards will be issued when all requirements have been fulfilled and application completed.

•    PGC Newsletters and Club Notices/Invoices are E-mailed out to all members. You must keep your email address up to date with the club secretary.

Club Dues, Fees, & Assessments

•    Club Dues are $150/ year. Annual membership is from April 1st thru March 31st. Renewal notices will be sent out in April, to email address provided. Annual invoices are due on May 1st. Any Annual Dues or Assessments not paid by the date of the regular monthly PGC membership meeting in May (the 3rd Tuesday in May) are considered to be in Arrears. 

•    Workday Assessments are $180/year. Members may participate in two workday projects annually or other approved work projects instead of paying the assessment. Workdays are recorded for the calendar year and are applied to the member’s annual invoice the following April. New members joining the club in Oct., Nov., or Dec. will be responsible for only 1 workday for that calendar year.

•    PGC Initiation Fee is $750, due at the time of joining. The Initiation Fee may be paid in two (2) equal installments, the first being due at the time of the 2nd vote. The final payment is due one (1) year later, on the member’s anniversary date.

•    New members will pay pro-rated Annual Dues, for the current year, at the time of joining the club. These new members will receive an annual invoice, the following April, for their next year’s dues and assessments.

•    Chart provides a breakdown of the minimum new-member payments, based upon the month of joining (date of 2nd membership vote.)