The Idaho Automatic Weapons Collectors' Association

The Idaho Automatic Weapons Collectors’ Association (IAWCA) is an association of owners and collectors of National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms, competitive shooters, and federally licensed firearms dealers.  I.A.W.C.A. was founded in Boise, Idaho in 1988 and is an Idaho nonprofit corporation.

The club holds monthly meetings and presents lectures and discussions about NFA weapons, firearm ownership, and collecting. Monthly meetings are held at a number of Treasure Valley locations.

The club sponsors both fun and competitive-style shooting matches at various locations in southwestern Idaho. Matches are open to both club and nonclub members. Entry fees vary depending on the match. Spectators are admitted free of charge.

The club also sponsors Department of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) matches. These are held at Black’s Creek range outside of Boise, on the first Tuesday of the months April through September.

The club publishes a quarterly newsletter for members, the Rapid Fire Review, highlighting past events, match results, and club activities.

Shooting Matches

The club holds multiple shooting matches throughout the year. See our events calendar for details.

These include fun shoots and competition-style matches.

Fun shoots held in the spring and fall are static shooting line-style events that have multiple targets for shooters.

Competition shoots are held throughout the year and vary in format depending on the match type.

The club holds matches for submachine guns, crew-served weapons, battle rifles, and various weapon types such as World War 2 era weapons. Matches consist of stages organized, arranged, and scored by the match directors. Multiple targets, moving targets, reactive, penalty, and partially covered targets may be employed.

Semi-auto matches are also run by the club and have included .22 shoots and semi-auto rifle events.

Shooting Participation Rules

In addition to match specific rules the following shooter rules must be followed:

  1. Shooters are required to sign a release.
  2. All shooters are required to attend a pre-shoot safety meeting.
  3. Proper safety equipment for eyes and ears is required at all times for shooters in the live-fire area.
  4. Shooters must obey all safety rules and instructions from range officers. The range officer has complete authority over all shooters in the live fire area. Failure to obey a range officer is grounds for immediate removal.
  5. During cease fire breaks shooters are not allowed access to weapons on the firing line unless they have received clearance to do so from a range officer.
  6. All debris and spent brass is to be cleaned up at the end of the shoot.
  7. Range rules may restrict the use of certain types (tracer, incendiary, etc.) of ammunition.
  8. No shooters under the age of 18 are allowed.
  9. Anyone causing damage to range equipment or facilities shall be personally and monetarily liable for such damage.
  10. All state and federal laws must be followed.

Contact Us

PO BOX 7741 Boise, Idaho 83707-1741

1 (208) 580-4275

Join IAWCA Today

Members receive a discount on fees at the club shoots and on club merchandise. They also receive copies of the club newsletter; “The Rapid Fire Review.” and get notices for monthly and special meetings.

Mail your completed application to IAWCA – PO Box 7741 – Boise, Idaho, 83707-1741

  • Annual Membership: $50
  • Family Membership: $60