Mid Carolina Rifle Club
3435 Fish Hatchery Road, Gaston SC 29053
MEMBERS! The new gate control system is being installed. Look for an email from the club for instructions on entering and leaving the range. One thing to remember if you use the keypad to open the gate, is that you will have to use star* then your code then pound#
The combination for the backup gate (the lock combination) has changed. The new code was in the announcement sent with gate instructions. New member cards and renewals done after the fifteenth of February will have the new code on their ID. Members who have already renewed or have joined recently will have to write the new code on the back of their card.
Applications for membership in MCRC can be made at the meetings, the range, or by mail, Questions about becoming a member of MCRC can be addressed by contacting the club at 803-796-1009 ( If no answer, Please leave a message. Your call WILL be returned) or the Club President at 803-360-1490.
Next meeting, second Monday of the month , 6:30 pm. at Murrays. Individual orientations are available most days at the range. Call ahead to make sure the club President is available. Takes about two hours. Please take a few minutes to review the rules ahead of time.
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 businessmen 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. whichever 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. Thats why we require all our members to attend a new member orientation. At MCRC with everyone knowing the same rules, you dont have to worry about who is next to you at some public range. Many members come to the range to teach safe gun handling skills to their children and grandchildren. 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 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) is an outdoor shooting range located about 2 miles south of the towns of South Congaree and Pineridge. 33*52’08.95N 81*07’46.15W
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 traffic circle, Take the first 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 traffic circle, Take the first 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 traffic circle, Take the first Right. Once you pass Forest Manor Mobile Home Park, look for a blue sign that marks the range entrance on the left.