Hamilton Rod & Gun Club News

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  • June 12, 2024 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Rifle Range will be closed Saturday June 15, 2024, 0800 - 1700. This is in support of the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Class. There are still spots available. If you want to do the class. Please Email Armand Lafleche at Laflecheusmc@protonmail.com 

    Thank you

    Armand Lafleche and Joe Pastier Rifle Committee

  • June 10, 2024 6:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Rifle Range work parties on 6/6, 6/8, and 6/9.  We had 22 individuals and a total of 116 work hours over the 3 days.

    Some important information regarding the new reconfiguration of the Rifle Range - 

    • New target rails were installed at the 150, 200, and 250 yard positions.  
    • Berms 1 and 2 were dug out, rear of the range cleaned up, brush cut, and some debris removed. 
    • The 150 yard position requires a much taller target stand due to the location of the berms.
    • Please refrain from shooting the rails and/or shot blockers for the rails.
    • Position the targets accordingly.  Please position steel targets away from the rails in a spot where the berm is present and rail is not.


  • June 10, 2024 6:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for a fun Hamilton night at the Bravehearts baseball game! Tuesday July 16th at 5:30PM. Tickets are $20 with all-you-can-eat concessions from the ayce stands. Tickets available online with the link and password below. We will need a few people to help with 50/50 tickets at the game and Hamilton will get half of the 50/50 profits! Please reach out to Shannon N. with any questions!

    http://www.braveheartsfun.com/

    Password: hamilton2024


  • June 05, 2024 8:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

    Come on down Friday 8/16 and enjoy dinner & a chance to win $14,000 worth of guns! Doors open at 5PM with games/raffles and social hour, dinner at 6:30PM. More raffles, live and silent auctions following dinner.

    Tickets just $55 or add a spouse for just $45 more. Tickets include dinner and a 1 year Whitetails Unlimited membership. Tickets must be purchased online using the below link:

    https://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/events/banquets/sturbridge-ma-hamilton-rod-and-gun-chapter-banquet/




  • June 05, 2024 6:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Father's Day will soon be upon us and of course with it the Father's Day/kids fishing derby.

    Pete is looking for help to make this a successful event! If you are able to volunteer, please contact Pete to get on the list. We will need help in the kitchen, registration, fish entries, general clean up. This will be taking place in the Pavillion and will run from 9AM - 11AM with registration starting at 8AM.

    Lunch will be provided for the kids and parents consisting of burgers, dogs, chips, and sodas.

    Looking forward to see all the little ones catching fish and we will have prizes for the fishing derby as well as the raffle table where every kid gets a prize!


  • May 22, 2024 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We will be shooting 3D archery on Tuesday nights. Starting time is around 5PM. It takes about 1 hour & 30 minutes to shoot. The meeting place is the back of the pavilion. There is a $2 cost to shoot each week and we shoot 12 weeks. There are 18 targets to shoot.

    Hot dogs and beverages are available each week after the shoot. Please reach out to Dan K., Archery Chairman, if there are any questions or would like additional information! Or just show up and come shoot!


  • May 22, 2024 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce that Hamilton is partnering with Whitetails Unlimited to host a Whitetails Unlimited Dinner on Friday August 16th, 2024! This event will be open to the public so help us spread the word!

    Tickets are $55 each and you can add a spouse for $45 (must have same address). Tickets will include dinner and a 1 year Whitetails Unlimited membership. Doors will open at 5PM, dinner at 6:30PM.

    There will be lots of raffles and live & silent auctions! Going to be a great time! Guns and bows will be raffled and auctioned off during this event. Raffle tickets will be available online.

    For those of you who are not familiar with Whitetails Unlimited, I've included the link below to their website. Be on the lookout for details to follow soon regarding this event!

    https://www.whitetailsunlimited.com/



  • April 21, 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    In support of Hamilton’s mission to educate the membership on the safe use of firearms,  the Hamilton Rifle Committee is happy to announce the 2024 season of Downrange Training (DRT). DRT is a member-only program held on the 4th Friday of the month from April – October. Each session will focus on a specific firearms platform and will be led by certified instructors. The program will start at 5:30PM at the Rifle Range (rain or shine) and the cost is $10 to cover the expenses of the shoot. Members are encouraged to bring their own firearms, but a limited amount of loaner firearms will be available for folks that do not possess the platform that is being covered. The instruction team has decided to change up the program for 2024 and introduce a new set of platforms to the program Here is the schedule for the season along with the required gear/ammunition.
    • June 28th – Carbine/Pistol – Rifle & Pistol, 3 magazines each, Sling for rifle, 200 rounds of both rifle & pistol
    • July 26th – Tactical Shotgun-  Pump/Semi shotgun, shell holder/pouch, Sling ( recommended ), 50rds of bird shot, 50rds of 00 buck, 25 rifled slugs
    • Aug 23rd – Precision Rifle ( centerfire or .22LR, scope, sling, shooting bags, 40 rounds ammo )
    • Sept 27th – Precision Rifle (centerfire or .22LR, scope, sling, shooting bags, 40 rounds ammo )
    • Oct 25th – Low-light training ( Rile, Pistol, 3 magazines for each, 150 rounds per, sturdy handheld flashlight )
    Please note – All participants will be required to provide a valid MA-LTC and your HRGC Member # on the first night of attendance.

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at the range!


  • March 18, 2024 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Trap will be running again on Friday nights on the 2nd and 4th Friday nights of each month. We will be starting a bit earlier at 5:30PM and go until we run out of daylight around 7PM. 

    Any questions, please contact Bert regarding Friday Night Trap Shooting!

  • November 19, 2023 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a friendly reminder when using the Campground and Race Track gates, please lock them when you are done. The gates are there to protect your club and keep the property use for members only.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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