Lincoln County Rifle Club open house, ladies day Sept. 21

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:00am

While it may look like the Lincoln County Rifle Club (LCRC) in Damariscotta is closed due to the construction on upper Main Street, it has remained open all season and has been active with sport shooting matches, training for area law enforcement personnel, and target practice by its members.

To show the public just how active it is, the LCRC is hosting its 10th annual Open House and Ladies Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the club’s facilities at 431 Maine Street in Damariscotta. The event will feature informative talks on gun safety and personal protection, demonstrations throughout the day by experts in the field of shooting, and an opportunity for participants to try several shooting sports in a safe and welcoming environment.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the club’s grounds and facilities, including the indoor, outdoor, and personal protection ranges, and talk with members about the club’s many activities and benefits of membership. Throughout the day live fire exercises, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns, will be available to interested attendees. For those who wish to shoot, gun and range safety presentations are required, and eye and ear protection will be provided. All skill levels are welcome — from beginners to expert — by the LCRC instructors who are experienced in firearm and range safety. Those under the age of 16 may participate in the shooting activities, but must be accompanied by an adult family member and take the gun safety training program.

Participants will come away from this event with a basic knowledge of how to handle a firearm safely, differences in various types of firearms, and an introduction to the LCRC and the many events and opportunities it has to offer. There is no charge for the event, and a limited number of free gun locks will be available to participants. The LCRC Open House sponsors have generously provided a number of door prizes for some lucky participants.

For more information about the club, its activities, or membership, and to get updates on events, visit