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Club Information

The East Texas Rifle & Pistol Club (ETRPC) is a private, non-profit, National Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, and CMP affiliated club. We have proudly served the city of Longview and surrounding East Texas areas for over 50 years by providing a safe, family-oriented environment with a wide variety of firearms related training and recreational activities.

Our Location

The range is located one mile south of I-20 on FM 2011 (exit 591) at 1045 FM 2011, the office is located at the range, the office phone number is (903)212-7468.

Please note: Visitors coming from the north on 2011 will bear right at the fork in the road–do not exit onto I-20. After the fork, carry on until you cross a small bridge. ETPRC is located on the left, about 100 yards past the bridge. Coming from the south, if you cross the bridge and reach I-20, you have gone too far.

Member Comfort

• Indoor, insulated restrooms for men and women

Targets holders (2’x2’ cardboard) are available on the pistol ranges for 50¢ each. Target frames are supplied on the rifle ranges. Bring a staple gun to attach targets to target backer and frames.

Guests and family members are welcome but must be accompanied by a member.

Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States, residents of our community, with a view towards a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self reliance, which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism. At all times, the corporation will comply with all the provisions and regulations of the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act and its successor statutes.

Range Staff

Lewis

Lewis Freeman

A member of ETRPC since 2008 and hired as a RSO in 2012.  Lewis is an NRA Range Safety Officer (2012) as well as an International Defensive Pistol Association Safety Officer (2010).  He has been the ETRPC-IDPA Club Contact since 2010 and has was the Match Director for local events until 2015.  Lewis is rated as an Expert in several divisions of IDPA and competes in local, regional, state, and national IDPA matches.  As a two time Past President of ETRPC, he is a member of the club’s Board of Directors and is serving in his 6th consecutive year as Elected Range Officer and our Orientation Class teacher.

Mark

Mark Branch

Mark has been a member of ETRPC since 2013. He has been a Range Safety Officer since 2015. He is also an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Mark is a veteran of the United States Army and an avid rifle shooter. He also has a Level 3 Security license.

James

James Robinson

James has been a member of ETRPC since 2012 as well as a Range Safety Officer since that time. James served 9 years in the United States Navy as a Special Operations Air Crewman. He also has served 11.5 years in the United States Army Reserves and has served as a Rangemaster and Firearms Instructor. James is currently a White Oak Police officer and has over 30 years in law enforcement.

Charles

Charles Isgitt

Charles has been a member of ETRPC since 1976. He became our first paid RSO in 2009 and is an NRA Range Safety Officer. He is also a Gregg County Reserve Deputy and has served in that position since 1986. He currently works Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 8:00-12:00 and on Saturdays from 8:00-4:00.

James

James Gossett

James has been a member of ETRPC since the early ‘70’s; our records don’t go back that far so we don’t know the exact year...He has been an NRA Range Safety Officer and employed at ETRPC since 2014. James has been shooting shotguns competitively since 1988 and is ranked as a Master level shooter. He currently is our Shotgun Coordinator and is charged with making sure we have volunteers to run our 5 Stand Matches.

Noberto

Norberto Vazquez

Norberto started working for ETRPC in 2006; only working a couple of hours every Sunday doing range maintenance work. 14 years later he is the mainstay of our range. Norberto works Monday, Wednesday, and Friday keeping our target stands in good repair, any necessary carpentry work, and plumbing repairs. With great attention to detail all repairs are done in those three days. Besides regular maintenance he is contracted to keep our ranges mowed. Certainly, a valued member of our ETRPC Team.

Club Officers

John

John DiPasquale

John has been a member of ETRPC for nearly 25 years and is an NRA Life Patriot Benefactor along with being an NRA Golden Eagle. His interest in competitive shooting sports began in 1978 while he was working at Winchester Gun Club as a trap boy. John currently competes across 3 disciplines;  Sporting Clays, Action Pistol and Precision Rifle Shooting. He is a certified range officer of the International Defense Pistol Association and occasionally is match director for our local matches.  John reached the highest classification in American Skeet at AAA.  In 2019 he finished 13th overall amateur at the NRA World Championships while besting 1/2 of the field of professionals. John has more than 500 hundred hours of instruction by some of the most well known instructors in the industry, to include:  Walt Wilkinson - Gunsite - Precision Rifle, Jay Tuttle - Gunsite - 250 Pistol, Freddie Blish - Gunsite - 250 Pistol, Steve Anderson - Action Pistol, Todd Bender - American Skeet, and Steve Brown - Sporting Clays. He is an avid reloader and has a passion for sharing the shooting sports with others. Don’t hesitate to reach out to him at the range as he will be happy to assist you. His vision for ETRPC is for it to be the model other private clubs in Texas aspire to be. 

Lewis

Lewis Freeman

A member of ETRPC since 2008 and hired as a RSO in 2012.  Lewis is an NRA Range Safety Officer (2012) as well as an International Defensive Pistol Association Safety Officer (2010).  He has been the ETRPC-IDPA Club Contact since 2010 and has was the Match Director for local events until 2015.  Lewis is rated as an Expert in several divisions of IDPA and competes in local, regional, state, and national IDPA matches.  As a two time Past President of ETRPC, he is a member of the club’s Board of Directors and is serving in his 6th consecutive year as Elected Range Officer and our Orientation Class teacher.

Alex

Alex Azar

Alex began training in martial arts at age 15, trained and competed across the world including Russia to South Korea. He holds a 6th degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo , a Black belt in Kravmaga and currently a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt. Alex and his wife Michelle are the owners of Longview Martial Arts Academy . Alex has trained for many years in edged weapons under Leslie Buck, Grand Tuhon, Leo Gaje jr., including 4 levels of Martial Bladecraft at the Spyderco factory under Mike Janich . Alex began firearms training under Clint Smith at Thunder Ranch. He has completed several advanced firearms courses with: Tom Givens, Gabe White ,Bob Vogel, Mike Seeklander ,Rob Leatham , Steve Anderson and Walt Wilkinson from Gunsite. Alex is a certified NRA pistol instructor, NRA Range Safety officer and certified International Pistol Defense Association(IDPA) Range Safety Officer. He has been teaching CHL/LTC certified under the Texas DPS for more than 15 years on the range at ETRPC. Alex enjoys competition action pistol in several disciplines including IDPA & USPSA. He has won many championships and recently achieved first place in his division at Texas State in 2018. Azar is happily married to Michelle Azar for 29 years. His son, Alex Azar, is a former Marine and is currently a lineman with SWEPCO.

Robin

Robin Emmel

I was born in Nurnberg, Germany into a military family. I was fortunate enough to have a father that taught me about guns at a very young age. I would always hunt or fish with my dad, it was once of the greatest memories that will stick with me throughout my life. I am married and in our spare time you can find us at the range or at the beach.

I have two degrees from LeTourneau University, a BBA and a MBA. I work full time while also owning a firearm business, Bulletz N Lace Firearm Training, specializing in teaching basic handgun to women. I am a certified NRA firearms instructor and range safety officer, a certified armorer and the local facilitator for A Girl & A Gun. I have made it my mission to empower women to take responsibility for their own safety.