Mid Carolina Rifle Club
3435 Fish Hatchery Rd , Gaston SC 29053
MCRC will not return to normal operations at this time due to major changes in the virus situation for the state and especially Lexington county.
Joining MCRC : All meetings are cancelled until further notice. Anyone wishing to join MCRC should contact the Club President at (803) 796-1009, or 803 -360- 1490. Applications will be accepted at the range, through the mail, or at the next orientation. Persons joining will be considered Provisional until there is a meeting to get club approval. All new members are required to attend a scheduled range orientation to receive their membership cards. Next orientation is July 15 th starting at 5:30 pm at the range.
Matches. Match directors will make the decision as to how the will run their matches or if they will have them. Directors will be sending out information concerning their disciplines.
Members: MCRC will remain open unless something changes. Members are reminded to observe guidelines for preventing possible exposure to the virus.
Members note: Members are allowed only one visitor at a time until the covid-19 situation improves.
A Place to Shoot
Mid Carolina Rifle Club (MCRC) is a private, non-profit, membership shooting club that was established in 1973 by several prominent business men from Columbia. Originally formed as a bench rest rifle club with only a few members and one range, it has steadily grown to 15 ranges. MCRC members enjoy a variety of shooting opportunities for rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Members have range access 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 1/2 hour after legal sunset or 9 p.m. which ever is earlier.
When they join MCRC, nearly every new member tells us they want a safe place to shoot. As responsible gun owners, we realize safety is a MUST. Many members come to the range to teach safe gun handling skills to their children and grand children. Our range is also a place where families can come together, spanning generations, to hand down traditions of marksmanship, hunting, sportsmanship and defensive gun ownership. We are proud to be a facility that offers a household membership.
In addition, MCRC strongly supports the shooting sports. Monthly matches provide an opportunity for members and non-members to hone their skills. Monthly matches are open to the public, giving you the opportunity to experience shooting at its best. There is an open invitation from all our Match Directors, if you are interested in trying a discipline, to help you get started. Competition at MCRC is run according to the rules set out by national shooting organizations like the NRA, USPSA – IPSC, IDPA, SASS, Steel Challenge, and NCOWS. We are proud to be affiliates of those well known sport shooting organizations, and pleased to be associated with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR), the NRA and CMP.
Since its beginning, MCRC has always been a volunteer run range. We are proud of the many firearm enthusiasts that have given their time to help make club what it is today.
Mid-Carolina Rifle Club (MCRC) has an outdoor shooting range located about 2 miles south of the towns of South Congaree and Pineridge.
Map to Range
From I-26 East
Coming from the Greenville-Spartanburg area or I-20 East to I-26 East: Take exit 115 and take a right off the exit ramp (toward Swansea). At the traffic light at the top of the hill take a right onto Fish Hatchery Road. After about 5 miles, you will come to a stop sign, and a road sign that indicates Busbee Rd to the left, and Fish Hatchery Rd to the right. Turn Right. Once you pass Forest Manor Mobile Home Park, look for a blue sign that marks the range entrance on the left.
From I-26 West
Coming from Charleston, Orangeburg or I-95 South: Take exit 115 and take a left from the exit ramp (toward Swansea). Go under the interstate and continue to the traffic light at the top of the hill. Take a right onto Fish Hatchery Road. After about 5 miles, you will come to a stop sign, and a road sign that indicates Busbee Rd to the left, and Fish Hatchery Rd to the right. Turn Right. Once you pass Forest Manor Mobile Home Park, look for a blue sign that marks the range entrance on the left.
From I-77 South Coming from Charlotte or I-20 West (Exit 76) to I-77 South As you approach the I-77 and I-26 interchange, you will see a sign for Exit 1 (Cayce). Exit here (before getting to I-26). At the end of the exit ramp, at the traffic light, proceed straight onto Fish Hatchery Road. After about 5 miles, you will come to a stop sign, and a road sign that indicates Busbee Rd to the left, and Fish Hatchery Rd to the right. Turn Right. Once you pass Forest Manor Mobile Home Park, look for a blue sign that marks the range entrance on the left.