Holyoke Revolver Club

Shooting 101

  • 11/28/2023
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • HRC Clubhouse, 431 West Cherry St., Holyoke
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  • People who have taken the Basic Pistol Shooting Course. Please bring the certificate that was awarded you to this class.

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HRC Shooting 101

This is a follow-up course to the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course and provides a more hands-on shooting experience.  You will have the opportunity to try up to 10 different types of handguns.

Class and Range

In the class and on the range, safe shooting rules will be reviewed. One or more NRA Instructors and Range Safety Officers will be available to answer questions and help you familiarize yourself with a many different types and calibers of handguns.
Each participant will have a 1-on-1 instruction on the range. You will have the opportunity to handle and shoot many different types and calibers of handguns.

A majority of class time will be spent on the range and actually handling and shooting handguns.
This experience should clearly demonstrate what you will and won’t like in a gun and which will fit and feel best. The club supplies firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection (if you do not have your own).

Requirements for Attendees:  

Members – Please bring your Membership ID Card.
Students – (NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course given at HRC in the last 9 months).  

Please bring the MA BFS Certificate & the NRA certificate that you were issued by HRC.


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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