The Parker Gun Association 2017 Annual Meeting


The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show on January20 - 22, 2017 at the Westgate Casinoand Resort.

The PGCA will have a block of twenty tables, eighteen of which will be available for member displays and sales, at the show for discounted rates. Set-up date is January 19th.

The PGCA Banquet with Silent Auction, People's Choice, Distinguished Service Award, and guest speaker will be held on Friday evening, January 20th at the Westgate Resort. The evening promises to be another great event!

The PGCA will be joining with Beinfeld Production's room block at the Westgate and a special promotional room rate has been negotiated for the show.  To book your room online, follow the link here:!

Then scroll down to "Book your room for January's Show." Click that and it will take you to the website for the Westgate and go on to make your reservation ... or telephone the Westgate Reservations Desk at 888-808-7410. You must refer to code "SM7R" for the group room rate. The rates are $75/night for the base rooms, $95/night for the mid-level rooms, and $165/night for the concierge-level rooms.  Josh Loewensteiner stayed at a mid-level room last year and found it to be quite satisfactory. You are strongly encouraged to book your room sooner rather than later, as the hotel will surely sell out. A 50% refundable deposit is required by the hotel at the time of booking.

 Member Richard "Dick" Dow has graciously offered to coordinate table sales for members wishing to display/sell Parkers at the show. If you are interested in purchasing a table please reach out to Dick via telephone at 714-609-2508. He can also be reached via PM on the PGCA forum. You will need to mail your payment in full to Dick made out to "Parker Gun Collectors Association:  tables can be reserved without payment in full received at the time of reservation. Please be sure to tell Dick your plans so that he can coordinate name badges with the show promoter. The standard price for a  able at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show is $375 but PGCA Members pay only $275 for this event. Included with each table will be two badges for the show - one for the table holder and the other for his 'helper'. This will allow the table holder to come into the hall on Thursday (set-up day) which is not open to the general public. '

 Please don't hesitate to contact Josh or Dick with any questions you may have

 The Events Committee is currently seeking west coast based volunteers to help with some of the logistics related to the meeting. If you are interested in lending a hand please contact Josh Loewensteiner at JLoew@jamesdju)


The Parker Gun Foundation
Fourth Annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony
April 28th, 2017

The Parker Gun Foundation

This is the fourth Awards Dinner for inductees to the Parker Gun Foundation Hall of Fame. It is a memorable event and will likely include 2 or 3 inductees of significant stature in the Parker Gun Collecting community. Inductees will be announced in January 2017. Our past inductees have included legends in the collecting world, notable authors, and founders of the PGCA. 

Tickets are $150 per person and are available by contacting George M. Purtill by email at Send your checks made payable to Parker Gun Foundation to George M. Purtill, 2146 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Seating is limited to 75 persons, so early purchase of tickets is suggested.






2017 - April 28th - 30th.

See web page at 

This year, the PGCA will again have a large room block at the Hampton Inn in Sanford, NC. I have arranged for the same rates as last year - $99 / night for PGCA members. If you recall, the hotel sells out and I would recommend calling to book your rooms well in advance. 

Who - All PGCA members
When April 28-30
Where- Sanford, NC - Shooting at Deep River Shooting Club 
Hotel- Hampton Inn - 1904 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: (919) 775-2000


Parker shooters have a group rate at the Quality Inn Fuquay Varina of $69/night. It's closer to Drakes for sporting clays there. The phone number for the Quality Inn is 919-557-2009




2017 - Sept 14 - 17

See web page at northern-side-x-side




2017 California Side by Side Society Scheduled Shoots

January 29th
Muzzle loading trap 10 AM at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club. 4000 Dagnino Rd. Livermore. Display Table for muzzle loaders. Raffle to follow the shoot. 

Febuary 26th
100 Sporting Clays 9 AM at Comanche Hills. Lunch from their menu. Display Table for SxS. Raffle to follow the shoot.

March 19th
Vintage Single Barrel Trap and Double Barrel Livermore Rod and Gun Club 10 AM Display Table and Raffle to follow.

March 30, 31 April 1 & 2
State Shoot Side by Side Society Championships At Sun Mountain Sportsman Club Coarsegold.

April 23
100 Sporting Clays 9AM at Comanche Hills. Lunch from their menu. Display table for SxS. Raffle to follow.

May 21
Grouse butt Shoot 9AM at Comanche Hills. Lunch from their menu. Display Table for SxS. Raffle to follow.

June 11
100 Sporting Clays at Coyote Hills in Morgan Hill. Lunch from their menu. Display Table for SxS. Raffle to follow.

July 23
100 Sporting Clays at Rooster Ranch at 26166 Kelly Rd. Hilmar. Lunch from their menu. Display Table for SxS. Raffle to follow.

Aug 13
100 Sporting Clays and Skeet at Stockton Trap and Skeet Club. Challenge Shoot with the Sunshine Vintagers.

Sept 10
100 Sporting Clays at Coon Creek. Display Table for SxS. Raffle to follow. Bring your own lunch.

Oct 15
100 Sporting Clays at Birds Landing. Lunch from their menu.
Bring stuff to swap or sell.

Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2017, and we’ll see you at the range!

Dave Slade President

Phil Fayne Vice President

Robert Szerwo Treasurer


The Parker Gun Collector Association Fun Shoots 2017


  • 11th Annual Central Pa SxS Fun Shoot

11th Annual
Central Pa SxS Fun Shoot

April 8th, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm Must be off Sporting Clay Course by 3:00pm

Blue Ridge Sportsman’s Club
Harrisburg, Pa
Sporting Clays
5 stand
Wobble Trap

100 Target SC Special Event Benefit for Lambs Creek SCTP of Mansfield Pa.
Entry Fee $20.00 per 100 targets
50% to Midway USA Endowment Fund in the name of Lambs Creek
Remaining 50% divided 25% High Gun, remaining 75% divided by special “Looney Lewis” Class, ties divide. Last year each got $50.00.

For information contact Chuck Bishop at

  • 12th Annual New England Fun Shoot

Addieville East Farm
Mapleville ,Rhode Island
Saturday April 22nd 2017
Rain Date Sunday April 23rd 2017
Shooting starts at 9 AM
Grills will be available and all the rest as in years past
Also golf carts are available for rental 
This will be a great tune -up for the Southern event that takes place the following weekend.
Venue will be 100 targets Sporting Clays,Lunch, Five Stand if you please.

  • Lapeer County Sportsmen's Club shoot

Lapeer County Sportsmen's Club in Attica Michigan 48412. 50 birds and a steak dinner is $50 pre paid. Free display tables. All games are $5 - skeet, trap, 5-stand, and pigeon ring. Additional rounds of SC's is $10. For more info call Paul Harm at 810-724-5582 or email me

  • 15th Annual Northeast Side X Side Classic

See web site

The PGCA has 20 rooms blocked at the Quality Inn in Vestal NY at last years group rate of $99.95 per night for the dates of May 31st thru June 3rd. There is a mix of Kings and Doubles and reservations must be made by May 15th or any remaining rooms will be put up for sale at regular rates. This is a pet friendly hotel for a one time fee of $25.00. The number for the hotel is 607-729-6371 and mention the Parker Gun Collectors for the group rate.

  • Rock Mountain Northern Side by Side Challenge and Expo

2017 event will be held September 14 - 17.  See web site at