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Dutchess County
Pistol Association


The Dutchess County Pistol Association is a members only club and is not open to the public.
We offer several types of membership, each with a set of requirements that must be met in order to be accepted into the club.

Types of Membership

  • Regular - Any US citizen who is authorized by permit or by authority to possess firearms.
  • Junior - Those who are under the legal age to possess a pistol permit or under twenty years of age.
  • Honorary - Those who have made outstanding contributions to the club's welfare or to the shooting sports.
  • Life - Limited to 20% of the Regular members who become eligible, based on seniority and a one-time assessment.
  • Non-Citizen - A citizen of a nation other than the US.


To apply for Regular Membership to DCPA, you must have:
  • A valid New York State Pistol Permit or have the Authority of Office to possess firearms.
  • Successfully completed an NRA Certified Safety course (the safety course must conform to the NRA Pistol Training manual).
  • Attend at least one monthly meeting (held the last Friday of the month in the clubhouse).
  • Have paid the required dues and initiation fees.
  • Completed and signed the Membership Application.
  • After membership approval, attend the DCPA Range Orientation Class.

To apply for Junior Membership to DCPA, you must:
  • Be twenty years of age or younger.
  • Attend one meeting after approval to receive junior membership card.
  • Attend a safety course with a parent and/or guardian.
  • Have paid the required dues and initiation fee.
  • Have parents/guardians and potential junior member sign the Junior Membership application and waiver.
  • Have parents/guardians identify who is responsible for the junior member while on the range (one parent/guardian required).
  • Parents or guardians of Junior Members are not required to be members.
  • Parents or guardians of Junior Members are not required to have a pistol permit.
  • To continue membership, when a junior member becomes 21 years of age or acquires a pistol permit, the junior member must become a regular member and abide by all DCPA regular-member requirements.
Click here for the Junior Membership Requirements Sheet (PDF)

For More Information:
Contact: Laura Underhill
Phone: (845) 297-4481

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