Northern Chautauqua Rifle and Pistol Club was started by a group of like-minded
sportsmen returning from World War II. The home of the first range was located
in what is now the Pucci Building in downtown Fredonia New York.
On learning that they would be forced out of the basement range, The members
(George Privateer, Venet Robson, Wait Noble, Bob Woods, Chuck Peterson and many
others in the group) decided that they needed their own permanent structure.
So was born the facility at the current site of Liberty and Porter avenue in the
village of Fredonia.
The club house was erected by the members with the materials donated by local
industries like Niagara Mohawk and Alleghany Ludlum.
In addition to the partitioned lounge and meeting area with a restroom and kitchen,
the Club boasts a divided 10 point firing range with distances up to 50 feet. The
backstop is capable of handling sustained bullet strikes of both rim fire and
mid-range center fire handgun ammunition. The entire facilty is well lighted, heated
and ventilated for comfortable, year round activity.
Our objective is to encourage organized shooting activities by club members and the
general public. With generous support and involvement of our members, the Northern
Chautauqua Rifle and Pistol Club will continue to promote shooting sports by offering
a safe, secure and most private facility that can be educational for the novice
shooter and a challenge to even the post seasoned pro.