NRA Membership Requirement

Starting March 1, 2013, all new membership applicants must be current NRA members.
All renewal members will be required to be current NRA members starting with 2014 membership.
A photocopy of your NRA card must be included with your application or renewal.

New Member Qualifications

Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. welcomes those interested in competitive shooting.

If competitive shooting interests you, additional information, as well as a new member printable application, can be found here.

Please note that a sponsor (Forbes' member in good standing) and completion of a new member orientation (conducted at the range, as needed, on a prearranged basis) is required.
How to arrange for an orientation is described on the second page of the application.
The proposed member must appear at a quarterly meeting with their sponsor, where their membership will be voted on.

The Board of Directors has set the following qualifications for new members, commencing January 1, 2009.

Proof of:
1. an NRA classification in a shooting sport; or,
2. satisfactory completion of a smalls arms training school (SAFS); or
3. current peace officer, or service in the armed forces.
Please remember that new members must also attend an orientation course, as described above, before being allowed to use the range.

Interested in qualifying for membership? April 25 & 26, 2020 SAFS to be held at Peconic River Sportsman's Club.



Annual membership dues for 2021 remain at $50.00, and are payable no later than January 31st, 2021.
Dues received after this date will incur a $20 late fee, with renewal being at the prerogative of the membership director.


Forbes has agreed to participate with Watervliet Fish & Game Club to use an electronic gate to control access to both Forbes and Watervliet ranges.
The electronic gate has been in use since January 1st, 2010.
There is a onetime $10.00 fee for the gate key, payable with your annual dues.
However, if you are a Watervliet member and have purchased your key from that club, you will not have to purchase an additional key from Forbes.


For Membership only, send check or money order for $50.00, payable to Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
For Membership and gate key, send check or money order for $60.00.
Family members (those up to and including age 18) can be included with the membership.
Family members who need a gate key will have to send an additional $10 for each family member.

Membership is based on the calendar year (January 1st - December 31st).
Please note that membership dues are expected to be received by October 31st of the preceeding year.
Members who fail to pay by January 31st could be strickened from the roll.

Please remember, if you already have an electronic gate key, you do not need to purchase another one.
There is a replacement fee if lost.

Members in good standing can renew by mailing a check or money order, payable to Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. to the membership director at:

Forbes Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc.
c/o Ed Simon
904 State Route 40
Melrose, NY 12121
The dues amount and mailing address can also be found near the bottom of the new member application (link located near top of this page.)

Please provide us with your clearly-written e-mail address and phone number to help your club reduce costs.

Be sure to include any address change and include the names of family members who will need a card.
Your membership card will contain the new combination to the range locks.
It will appear on your card as "Key No. ****".
The new combination goes into effect January 1st.
Your old key number will be valid until that date.


If you are a life member and have not received your new membership card, please contact the Membership Director.