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Garden Club at SVRC

Overview & Purpose

The Garden Club (GC) is a Snoqualmie Valley Rifle Club (SVRC) discipline dedicated to teaching women to shoot. We are led by women for women in our community. Students of any skill level are welcomed, from pure novice upwards. We focus on teaching pistol shooting, safety and self-defense in a supportive environment. 

The Director of Garden Club leads events and coordinates with the range, SVRC, Board. 

Garden Club Rules

  1. All instructors, RSOs, students and guests must sign a waiver for our range, the SVRC waiver, and obey the official Range and Safety Rules of the SVRC. See for SVRC Range and Safety Rules.
  2. In order to provide a comfortable and welcoming place for women all participants must be women! Men can only attend as invited instructors/RSOs or on special designated co-ed training days. Otherwise, men will be asked to leave.
  3. You must have completed a basic gun safety class (for example the New Shooter class provided by SVRC), or have some personal/professional firearms experience before attending Garden Club. If you are unsure, please contact and ask the Director of the Garden Club.​
  4. Attend with a positive attitude about guns and shooting. We are a very Pro 2A group. While we want everyone to be safe, and to educate about guns, our goal is to have fun and build community. 

Required Equipment 

  1. Eye and ear protection must be worn at all times while the range is hot. These can be provided by GC if you do not have your own.
  2. COST: $7 per class. All instructors and RSOs are volunteers. All funds go to the SVRC to cover range costs.
  3. Pistol: Strongly recommended that you bring your own pistols with appropriate ammunition, and a matching, secure and safe holster (kydex or leather recommended). If you do not own a gun, please contact the Director of Garden Club to make arrangements.​
  4. Clothing: Closed toed shoes required. Recommended- pants, long sleeves, a hat with a brim. 


The Garden Club schedule is published on the SVRC calendar,

We meet twice a month, the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of the month in the evenings, from 5:30 - 9pm. Our yearly schedule runs from the beginning of April to October. Shooting skills build on each other, so while new students are always welcomed and accommodated, it is beneficial to come as often as possible to develop skill sets.