Youth Programs

There are millions of Americans that enjoy the shooting sports, from hunting, to sporting clays, to the childhood pastime of plinking. Ruston Gun Club is committed to passing on that love for our shooting sports to future generations. With that in mind we offer youth programs specifically designed to introduce young people to the responsibility, and safe participation in the shooting sports. All classes are open to the public. Registration forms must be submitted for each class requested. Classes have limited enrollment.


When it comes to learning about shooting and firearms ownership, not knowing how or where to start can be an intimidating hurdle. You never forget your First Shots®. Come experience a FREE hands-on seminar about the sport of target shooting. You’ll learn safety. You’ll fire a handgun, rifle and shotgun. You’ll feel the thrill of what millions enjoy as their favorite pastime. Please check under the BASIC CLASSES tab for dates and times or contact us for more information.

BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA – Merit Badges

Scouts, you can complete your merit badge requirements for Shotgun and Rifle shooting, Forestry, and Soil and Water Conservation at our campus. Contact us for more information and scheduling.

We would like to thank the following private individuals for their sponsorship of Savage .22 rifles that are used in the program: James Gunter -- Rodney Johnson -- Chris Killore
We would also like to extend a special thanks to our corporate sponsors who graciously support our efforts to teach our youth.