Club Rules

General Club Rules:
-The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
-Each and every member is responsible for club cleanliness and security.
-Range building and gate must be locked upon leaving.
-No glass object may be used as a target.
-All shooting will be directed toward established backstops.
-All target material must be removed after shooting is finished.
-All indoor shooting must be done from the firing line.
-Only pistols, using standard velocity ammunition, and .22 caliber rimfire rifles may be used on the indoor range.
-Any member found to be acting dangerously or willfully and maliciously destroying or defacing club property will have his/her membership revoked and will be subject to prosecution.
-All members and guests are asked to respect the concepts of safety, common sense and sportsmanship.

Outdoor Shooting Hours – By Court Order
-8:00 – 4:00 PM   Nov. – Mar.
-8:00 – 7:00 PM   April
-8:00 – 7:30 PM   May – Aug.
-8:00 – 7:00 PM   September
-8:00 – 6:00 PM  October
     These hours can also be found on the back of your membership card.

Yellow Gate to the Rifle Range
At the request of the MA Division of Fish and Wildlife, the club members have been asked to close and lock the yellow iron gate whenever it is used to access the 100-yard rifle range. All HRC members in good standing can get a key to the padlock at the podium when they sign in. Please return the key when you sign out.  The DFW owns the gate and adjacent property and wants to keep unauthorized vehicles out of the area.

Visitor Policy:
The policy of allowing guest to shoot at the Holyoke Revolver Club was ended by a membership vote at the September 2005 meeting. The new ruling is a VISITOR POLICY with the following rules:

  • Visitors may not shoot or handle firearms at any time.
  • Visitors are required to sign in.
  • Visitors may accompany a club member to the property, but NEITHER party may shoot or handle firearms during the visit. This includes personal protection gun carried by the HRC member. The HRC member will provide eye and ear protection for the visitor in the event that other members are using the ranges.
  • Visitors may attend regularly scheduled events, meetings and matches.
  • As part of membership renewal, all HRC members will be required to sign and return to the club a statement attesting to the fact that they have read and understand the visitor policy and will adhere to the policy and other club rules under penalty of expulsion.

The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:

  • 1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
  • 2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
    When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
  • 3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
    Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.