The History Of Our Club
The Port Angeles Gun Club was established in 1926, possibly earlier (the exact date has not been established), but it is one of the oldest trap clubs in the State of Washington.
The clearing of the 20 acres of land took place in 1927 and was performed solely by volunteers. They placed the trap houses early on, so that they could shoot, and then continue with the work of clearing the land. Around 1929, the club house was built, then later in the 1930s it was expanded to its present size.
The P.A. team won the Seattle Post Intelligencer Singles championship in 1926.
January 3, 1930, Port Angeles Evening News: Not only is J.L. Coffey (PAGC member) shown to be the leading clay shooter in the State of Washington with an average of .9704 (according to ATA Headquarters in Vandalia, OH), Coffey is also champion handicap shooter of the United States, Canada, and the Canal Zone.
In 1934, the PAGC hosted the Washington State Trap Shoot over a 4 day period (July 19-22, 1934). There were 5 events, each having a $13 entry fee. With the average wage in those days being around $.50 an hour, you can understand why they called Trap Shooting a "rich man's sport".
Many improvements have been made by our members over the years.