Plate and Bullseye Leagues on Hold until after FEBRUARY 1

The Plate and Bullseye Leagues are suspended until after FEBRUARY 1st. The Club feels it is prudent to hold off on restarting the leagues in light of the spike in COVID cases in Central New York in the past month. We will re-evaluate the situation in the next few weeks and act accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact Ken Friot at or Greg Benincasa at

Membership Renewal Time is Coming!

As most of you know our membership year is from October 1st through September 30th. Normally we have a “Key Night” on or around the first Tuesday in October to give members a chance to come in and pay their yearly dues.

If you didn’t know an interesting fact is that the “Key Night” came about because we used to have keys to the door that we changed every year starting that night to everyone that paid their dues. Now we have the electronic security system so instead of new keys we just keep people active in our electronic system that have paid their dues.

Because of the pandemic we, the board, have decided to not hold a formal Key Night and just have everyone remit your yearly dues through the mail so we can keep everyone as safe as possible. A mailing is being put together as in past years with your current information on it. If there are any changes to your information please make the corrections and mail it in with your dues. So please send your dues in as soon as you can starting now for the 2020-2021 Club year. Our grace period for getting dues paid is until December 31, 2020. Our address is:

Paris Gun Club
6560 Trenton Road
Utica, NY 13502

Thanks in Advance

Jeff Evans
Membership Secretary.

Sporter Rifle League Starts 9/21

Our sporter rifle season is starting up again on Sept 21. This is a “postal league” where we shoot in our facility every Monday night against other teams throughout the state and northern PA. We have relays starting at 4:30 and 5:30.

We are going to be holding a practice session on Sept 14 from 4:30 to 6:00.

See our Sporter Rifle description in our Leagues Page for more information.

Paris Gun Club Sporterifle Members Recognized

Three members of the Paris Gun Club Sporterifle Team were honored by the statewide league. Terry Cogneiti was the Top Female Senior shooter with an average of 265.52. Chuck Monaghan was the 2nd Marksman with an average of 266.23 and Bruce Kapfer was the Top Male Grand Senior with a 277.85 average. Congratulations shooters!

Membership Renewal Grace Period ends December 31st

Members who don’t renew their memberships by December31st will not be able to access the club. Your key-cards will be deactivated and you will have to apply as a new member and pay the initiation fee and dues to rejoin the club.

If you believe that your card was turned off in error, please contact me.

Thank you,

Greg Benincasa, President

New Website look

As you may have noticed the website has a new look and feel to it.  We have converted to a new software package that gives us more flexibility in handling photos, posts and events.  

As of now there is NO need for any member to have a separate login as all of the information on the site is public by it’s nature.  If the time comes that we need a private portion of the site setup for club members only then we will work with members to allow access to those that need it.

If you see anything that is incorrect on the site or a link that doesn’t work please let me know and I’ll get it fixed.



Jeff Evans


Here is the link to the NYSP web site for recertification of your pistol license as required under the SAFE Act. If your license was issued before January 15, 2013, you are required to complete your recertification before January 31, 2018.

The State Police began mailing out notification letters on January 3rd. There is, however, no guarantee that they have a valid address for all licensees. Even if you do not receive notification, you are still ultimately responsible for completing the recertification process. You will have to repeat this process every 5 years. Upon completion of the certification procedure, you will be given your next “due date.” You can submit your information on line or print out a paper document and submit it by mail. Paper forms are also available at all NYSP locations. While local licensing authorities are not directly involved in the process, they may have the forms available.

PLEASE NOTE: This system does not handle Westchester County, Nassau County, Suffolk County or New York City issued licenses. Each of these jurisdiction’s current procedures still apply.