The Holyoke Revolver Club has a long relationship with the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail (M&M) . The M&M trail network was created in the 1950s and extends from Long Island Sound to the Canadian boarder. The trail both abuts and crosses HRC property and the HRC has always supported the existence of the trail and encouraged free and open access to the public. Since its creation, the M&M (which is mainly on private land) has been maintained over the years by non-profit organizations at no cost to the taxpayer. Also there has been no use restrictions on or near the trail like a ban on hunting, shooting, mountain biking, horseback riding etc.
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. Chris Fila is in charge. Volunteers are always needed to set up the stages please arrive at 8 a.m.
Benchrest Rifle shooting season in now underway.
Benchrest 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.
NRA & GOAL Affiliations
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.
Tuesday Night Fun Shoots
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 calendar.