How to join
In order to join the Benton Gun Club you must attend one of our monthly meetings and fill out an application. Please note that no new members are accepted in October or November.
We meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Elegant Creations Event Center, 6221 Hwy 5 North, suite 5, Bryant, AR 72022.
Our Membership is a family membership that includes the member’s spouse and children under the age of 18.
Applicants must be 18 years of age, citizens of good repute and share the same goals of the club. Applicants must also be a member of the NRA through the calendar year and be able to show their membership card or have a copy of their NRA magazine that has their NRA membership information on the front page. If you are not already a member the club can sign you up at the meeting.
Acceptance of new members is the last order of business of every meeting. Prospective new members will be asked to stand up and tell the club a little about themselves and why they would like to join the Benton Gun Club. After all prospective new members have introduced themselves they will be asked to leave the room while the Club votes on their acceptance or denial of membership. Once your application has been approved at a club meeting, and all fees and dues paid you will be required to attend a safety orientation. You will receive a card and key following the orientation. As a new member you can shoot each one of our matches for free the first time. Just tell the match director that you are a new member and we will waive your match fee.
If you have question about joining the club please contact one of the club officers listed on the Contact Us Tab.
Amount Due at Time of Acceptance
$100 one time maintenance
$100 for members under 65 or $80 for members over 65
$45 for NRA (1 year)
The most you will pay the night you join is $245.00, cash or check only
Additional NRA Options
Joining the NRA through the club gives us the ability to sponsor youth shooting sports with our recruiter fees. If you wish you may join the NRA for more than one year.
3 Year, $100.00
5 Year, $150.00
Junior 1 Year, $15.00
Associate (no magazine), $10.00
Life Membership $1500.00, Jr $750.00,
Distinguished Life – age 65+ $750.00
Existing members must pay their annual dues by the February club meeting to avoid having to pay the $100 range maintenance fee as well as go through the ENTIRE New Member process from meeting to orientation.
2023 Dues under 65: $100
2023 Dues over 65: $80
Paper renewals were mailed out in mid- November.
Cards and keys will start going out after the December meeting, and checks will begin depositing then as well. If you do not have new card and key and check has not cleared by February meeting please contact the club secretary.