This page updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM
Membership in the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club is open to anyone with an interest in shooting or archery. The only requirements are safety and compliance with the range safety rules. There is no initiation fee, and members are welcome year round. Memberships are annual (from April 1 to March 31 of the following year). The Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club is affiliated with the NRA, and in order to maintain our affliation, a certain percentage of the membership is required to be NRA members. As an incentive, LASC provides discounted rates for those with a current NRA membership.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Membership Secretary at:
- NRA-Member Membership: the member is a current member of the NRA;
- Non-NRA-Member Membership: the member is NOT a current member of the NRA;
- Group Membership in which certain organizations have established a relationship with LA-SC and members of such organizations are members of the membership;
- Life Membership in which a few members have been honored for their extraordinary contribution to the club.
All new and former members (who have not been a member for one year) must attend a safety orientation before being allowed to use the range. Adult family members who want to use the club facilities on their own must individually attend the required orientation. Minors and adults who do not attend the required orientation must be accompanied by family members who have attended the required orientation meeting.
Group members must get their orientation from the primary member responsible for the group membership. Their use of the club facility is under the direction of that person.
The Sportsmen's Club is fenced and gated. The combination to the locks on the gates will only be given to members. The gates must be closed and locked at all times, except during a club sanctioned event which is open to the public.
As a Sportsmen's Club member, you must wear your badge while on any part of the club grounds. Guests of members are not required to wear a badge but must be with the member they came with, at all times.
A single Sportsmen's Club member may only escort two guests at a time and are responsible for the safety of their guests.
The Sportsmen's Club is open only to members and guests. Use of the club by non-members with payment of a daily range fee has been discontinued. The club will continue to be open to non-members for participation in the regularly scheduled shooting activities.
The Los Alamos Sportsmen's club member handbook encompasses a wide range of information about the club and rules for the club, ranges, and membership. All new members are encouraged to read this handbook prior to joining LASC.
Determine your membership type: NRA member or Non-NRA member.
Fill out the New Member Form. When complete, click the "Submit" button.
Click here to pay your membership fee online using PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account; it will be just like any other online purchase. You can also pay by cash or check.
Reserve a spot at an upcoming Orientation Session. New members can only join at an orientation session. This also fulfills the mandatory safety briefing for new members. New membership is only accepted at an Orientation Session. Do not mail in the new member application form.
Bring proof of NRA membership (card, NRA magazine label, etc.), a government issued photo I.D. (e.g. driver's license), and your form of payment (cash/check or your online payment receipt) to the orientation session. Also bring any family members who will be coming to the club on their own.
LASC members receive a discount in their membership fees each year for being a members of the National Rifle Association, also known as the NRA. The NRA is the organization that backs your (and our) individual right to bear arms for self defense, hunting, sporting, and collecting. LASC encourages all new members to join the NRA, not only for the discount with us, but as a proactive US citizen in support of our continued affirmation of the 2nd Amendment. To join the NRA, just click on the logo below and your browser will take you to a web page where you can enroll online. To receive your discount, please bring a printout of the web page showing that you successfully joined the NRA, along with a printout of your new LASC Membership Application to the orientation. Thank you!
After the orientation, you'll be issued a badge, a combination to access the gates, and a key (if purchased, for those who wish to access the indoor range/bathrooms). New members are strongly encouraged to participate in volunteer activities during their initial membership in order to receive work credit for their renewal rates. Please check out the Work Credit Program for more information.
Membership renewal notices are mailed to current members once a year in late February or early March. Those who return the renewal forms in a timely manner will receive an annual validation sticker for their membership badge and the new combination for the gates by April 1. The purpose for sending members the computer generated renewal notice is so that members can confirm that their membership information is correct.
Previous members who have allowed their memberships to lapse must attend an orientation session. This is because non-renewed membership data is flushed from the database. Thereafter it is not possible to confirm that a new or renewing member has attended the required orientation.
Orientations are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month at 12:00 Noon.
All adult family members who want to use the club facilities on their own must individually attend the New Member Orientation.
Please either make an appointment with the Orientation Coordinator or use the "Register Now" link in the calendar event for a particular New Member Orientation Session. You can click on the calendar to find the available sessions. Once a session is selected, you will find a map to the club, contact information, and a way to register for that particular date.
* - Please Note: There is a work or pay policy to encourage members to help the club by volunteering their time. Please refer to the Work Credit Program for more information.