Holyoke Revolver Club

HRC Fun Shoot                      

Fun Shoots at the Holyoke Revolver Club are held bi-weekly and brought to you by our “Director of Fun”, Dave Sparko. The shoots are held at either the Indoor Range or behind the Clubhouse at the 50yd. Covered Line.

During October, November, December, January, February, and March the shoots take place at the Indoor Range.

Participants may use handguns chambered in .22LR only. The course of fire is a head to head competition, using two sets of falling steel plates and one dueling tree. Scoring is done in the round-robin format.

Objective: Have FUN while you knock down 5 falling plates and send your two dueling tree targets to your opponent’s side before he or she has a chance to send them back.

Suggested equipment: A .22LR, rimfire, semi-automatic pistol with two magazines or a revolver with one speedloader can certainly be successfully used as well. (No centerfire). Approximately 125 rounds of ammunition.

Setup is at 6:30, FUN begins promptly at 7:00 and will run to completion, usually around 8:30-9:00. Due to the scoring format participants must be signed up and ready to shoot at 7:00.

If you don’t have all the equipment just bring plenty of .22LR ammo and someone will be more than willing to loan you theirs.

During April, May, June, July, August, and September

Fun Shoots are held outdoors at the 50yd Covered Line. In the event of rain, the shoot moves to the Indoor Range. Participants may use rimfire or centerfire handguns, rimfire rifles or pistol caliber carbines.

The course of fire is generally two of the Steel Challenge stages, consisting of 5 steel plates varying in size and location. Each “turn” consists of 5 strings or “tries”. Scoring is total time registered on an electronic shot timer.

Objective: Have FUN while shooting all five plates as fast as you can, in any order as long as you shoot the designated stop plate last.

Suggested equipment: Any rimfire or centerfire pistol or revolver, a rifle chambered .22LR, or a pistol caliber carbine. Five magazines or speed loaders would be optimal but three will do. Approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. NO magnum ammunition.

Setup is at 5:00, FUN begins immediately after, if you show up a little late that’s fine but the signup sheet is by order of arrival.

If you don’t have all the equipment just bring plenty of ammo and someone will be more than willing to loan you theirs.

Check the Calendar for dates.

If you have any questions please contact our "Director of Fun" Dave Sparko at:
Attention: Fun Shoot Info


Practical matches are held on the second Saturday of each month. New shooters should arrive at 9 a.m. for safety instruction. Participants should bring a centerfire pistol or revolver and 100-150 rounds of ammunition, extra magazines and speedloaders, an OWB Holster (outside the waistband), a baseball cap along with eye and ear protection. Dan Jones is in charge. Volunteers are always needed to set up the stages please arrive at 8 a.m.


Bench Rest Rifle shooting season in now underway.
Bench rest shooting is a sport in which very accurate and precise rifles are shot at paper targets from a rest or bench from a sitting position.
Bench-rest competitions are held on the first and second Saturday (and the 5th Saturday if there is one).
Set up time is 9am. Matches start at 10am sharp.
The cost of the competition is $1.00 per target.
Please go to the Bench Rest page for more information. Check the Calendar for the latest dates.


The Holyoke Revolver Club has affiliations with both the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts. We highly recommend that our members support these two valuable Associations.

Please check Club Info & News for more information.


Dave Sparko conducts fun shoots on Tuesday evenings at the club. Competitors shoot .22 pistols at steel plates and a “Dueling Tree” of spinning targets, trying to move all of the discs to the opponent’s side of the tree. Match schedules will be posted on the club’s website and calenda

"Holyoke Revolver Club" is a 501©4 non-profit organization

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