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The Cresap Rifle club is a non-profit National Rifle Association affiliated organization located in Frederick Maryland. Cresap was founded in 1928 by a group of local men with a passion for the shooting sports.

The object of our organization is the promotion of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States and residents in our community, with an emphasis on better knowledge of the safe handling, proper use, and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship skill. Special emphasis is placed on familiarizing juniors with firearms and developing junior marksmanship skills. Our junior marksmanship program stresses the safe and responsible handling of firearms and the teaching of marksmanship fundamentals. Individuals displaying the desire and ability are groomed for competition and are supported when needed with equipment, ammunition, and funds for entry fees and travel. It is further our objective and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play, and self-reliance as these are essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.

It is our further objective to provide a staff for the purpose of operating a public firearms range to provide residents of the community and our junior members with a place to safely sight-in a firearm, practice marksmanship, and receive marksmanship instruction. The range is open to the public on a regular published schedule. Adequate Range Safety Officer staffing is provided and range safety is strictly enforced and basic marksmanship fundamentals can be taught as needed. Today the club offers open shooting to the public an array of firearms and hunter education programs as well as a healthy and active jr. rifle team.

The range is also available to local police, military, or government agencies for training purposes when the range is not open to the public, but is scheduled in such a manner to adequately meet the needs of our youth groups, other using agencies, and our members.

In an effort to further promote marksmanship and the safe handling of firearms, we maintain an active membership with the National Rifle Association and support their programs. This includes participation in their training programs and meeting their qualification requirements.

If you would like further information about The Cresap Rifle club or wish to learn more about the programs, classes and community events we sponsor then please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to seeing you at the range.