Holyoke Revolver Club

HRC Newsletter - August & September 2021

09/01/2021 6:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

November Annual Meeting and Elections

The HRC Annual Meeting and Elections will be here before you know it.  Please consider coming to the meeting to help choose our officers. If you have been thinking that you want to be more involved with the Club management, policies and decision making, please consider running for a position on the Board.
Please click HERE for all the information and details. 

Outdoor Shooting Hours

For the month of October, the shooting hours for All Outdoor Ranges is 8:00am to 6:00pm.
A friendly reminder, failure to abide by this simple but extremely important policy can result in loss of membership.

Special Event

In recognition of many wonderful volunteers that help make our Club one of the best, we are planning an event to honor those volunteers!  A special BBQ and social outing at the Summit View Meeting House, 555 Northampton St. Holyoke, on October 22nd.  Lots of fun planned and special recognition for all. If you are a volunteer, you will be receiving an invitation via email soon. It is completely free and complements of the HRC for you and your guest. Please note you must follow the link in your invitation email and reserve you and your guests spot. You must pay  a $20 deposit each that will be refunded to you, in cash, upon joining us at the event. More details to follow soon.
Please save the date and keep a lookout for your special email coming soon!
Please direct any questions to Maureen Couture at: maureenacouture@gmail.com OR Gretta Tucker at: grettatucker43@gmail.com

The HRC Members Handbook (Club Rules) is on our website

It is every Members responsibility to know the policies and procedures of our Club. This handbook covers all the Club’s rules and regulations. Failure to abide by these simple but extremely important policies can and has resulted in memberships being terminated.
If you are uncertain about any of the Clubs policies, please contact our Clubs Governor at: Governor@holyokerevolverclub.com or any of the Directors to assist you with your question.
Please click here for the Members Handbook

Club ID Card Labels – Officers & Range Safety Officer 

The Holyoke Revolver Club has twelve Officers (Directors) and many Range Safety Officers (RSO). Should you see a member with their badge that has a logo at the bottom in yellow, know that these individuals are willing to assist with any questions, concerns, or issues you may have. Don’t hesitate to also suggest any ideas or improvements that can make our Club a better place for all. These folks are eager to listen, help, advise, and assist!!

Police Qualifications

The Police Departments will be starting their qualifications up again soon. Please be sure to always check the Club’s calendar for range closures and for last minute changes.

HRC Communications and Your Responsibility

The Holyoke Revolver Club provides all Club information to its membership via email and our website.
It is the members’ requirement and responsibility to keep a current email address on file with our Membership Secretary at: membership@holyokerevolverclub.com. The HRC assumes no liability or responsibility regarding its communications to members other than through these two channels. Please do not “unsubscribe” or block HRC emails.  It is the member’s responsibility to read these emails and stay up to date with all information and possible changes at the HRC.

A Welcome and a Thank You

The Club would like to formally welcome and thank Richard Anderson for taking over the very important job as HRC’s Training Administrator, managing all of the Clubs training classes. We would also like to thank Club President Bruce Hermans for handling that task for many years, as well as developing and updating much of the course. The job consists of scheduling and organizing the students, payments, scheduling instructors and RSO’s, including several other tasks in order to make our Clubs NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course one of the best in the area.
Richard can be contacted at Training@holyokerevolverclub.com

NRA Basic Pistol Course

The Club continues to offer the NRA Basic Pistol Course on the third Saturday of each month.  Please help us advertise and support your Club by telling your friends and family about our course. Students who pass the course receive both an NRA Basic Shooting certificate and a MA Basic Firearms Safety certificate, along with a live fire endorsement. The certificates will allow them to apply for both MA and CT firearm licenses. More info on the club website.

First Shots Course

Looking for specific training on a new handgun you just purchased? The HRC conducts a course to familiarize new gun owners with the operation of their newly-acquired guns. We will schedule the next class when a minimum of 4 people are interested. Please contact our new training administrator Richard Anderson at Training@holyokerevolverclub.com if you are interested.


The HRC strongly encourages its members to join The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL).
GOAL is the premiere 2nd amendment organization here in the State of MA fighting hard for gun owners, our rights, ranges, retail stores, and the sport as a whole.
Carl Eger is the Club’s recruiter for GOAL and the National Rifle Association (NRA). He can be found at the back of the room at the monthly members meetings. He offers NRA memberships at a discount, and the NRA returns rebates to the Club of $5 for renewals, and $10 for new memberships.
Those funds are used to purchase our Club’s Juniors an NRA membership if they wish.

50/50 Raffle & Members Drawing

Joe Topor won $23.50 in the 50/50 raffle and donated it to the Juniors team.
Elizabeth Ferris name was drawn in the Members Drawing, but she was not at the meeting. $23.50 goes into the pot for September.
Mike Heisler won $23.00 in the 50/50 raffle.
Scott Lessing’s number was drawn in the members’ drawing, but he was not at the meeting. $46.50 goes into the pot for October.

New Members

Joining the Club at the August meeting was; Holden Krueger, Anaya Colon – Junior, Aiden Colon – Junior, Abigail Cie – Junior.
Joining the Club at the September meeting was; Keli Krok of Ludlow, James DeRosa of Springfield, Amanda McIntosh of South Hadley and Miguel Rivera of Holyoke.

Welcome to all of the new members!!!


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. Massachusetts , P.O. Box 543, Holyoke, MA 01040 

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