Interested in becoming a BRPC member? Sign Up Here.

Learning how to shoot and would like to join our club?

Question: I am interested in learning how to shoot and would like to join your club.  What do I have to do?

Answer:  In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts one must have a license to own or possess a gun.

  • This license is administered/granted through your local town or city police department.
  • There are many common procedures that all must follow and sometime minor variations depending on where you live.
  • Everyone must take a "Gun Safety Course" from a Massachusetts State Police certified instructor. 
  • Many (not all) police departments require you to be a member of a gun club.  If you are interested in joining BRPC please see questions in this section concerning membership.
  • For further clarification check out the New Member Application Procedure.

Hours for Outdoor Ranges

Question: I am a little confused about the hours for the outdoor ranges.  Can you help me?

Answer: All ranges are open every day between the hours of 10am till dusk. A RANGE OFFICER MUST BE PRESENT ON THE OUTDOOR RANGES.  Range officers volunteer their time to open and be present on the ranges.

How do I Pay my Dues?

Question: How do I pay my dues?

Answer: The annual dues are:
Senior Member - $125.00
Spousal Member $25.00
Retired Member - $60.00
Life Member- $0.00

Answer: The annual dues are determined at the annual meeting each year in December. Current dues are:

Senior Member - $125.00
Spousal Member $25.00
Retired Member - $65.00

The following are the different ways of paying your annual dues:

  1. Send a check with your badge number.
  2. Leave a check in the Treasurers box just to the left inside the main clubhouse entrance. Remember the badge number
  3. Come to the club any Sunday January through March from 9:00am and 11:30am
  4. Dues are due on or before March 31.

New Member Orientation?

Question: Can you tell me about the New Member Orientation?

Answer: The new members orientation takes place every month except August and December.  (See Schedule) They start at 8:30 AM and usually go until about noon.  The schedule breaks down into the following sections:

  1. New Candidates turn in their completed applications, show their license (if they have one) and pay an initiation fee and dues for the year that they are joining.
  2. The President of the club welcomes you and has some brief comments.
  3. Considerable time is spent going through the rules of the club.  Each candidate is issued a rule book.
  4. The candidates are broken into groups (if necessary) and are taken for a tour of the club property, all of the ranges, club houses, etc…
  5. A short test is given at the conclusion of the orientation. Those who have gun permits will be given a magnetic security access badge which will give them access to the club 24/7/365. Those who do not have a license, but are applying for one, will be given a letter made out to their licensing authority (the police) stating that they have applied for membership, attended our New Members Orientation, and have been provisionally accepted as members pending their presentation of an LTC or FID card.

Just Got my License. What do I do Now?

Question: I have attended New Members Class and just got my license. What do I do now?

Answer: You can make an appointment to pick up a badge by e mailing the club. You can also pick up a badge before any meeting of the club or any Sunday morning from January through March.

Can Provisional Members use the Club?

Question: Can provisional members use the club before they present their LTC or FID card?

Answer: Provisional members are not allowed to use the club.  Upon presentation of an FID or LTC, the Treasurer's office will issue the magnetic security badge which will give total access 24/7/365.

Hunter Safety Classes and Sign up

Question: Does the club hold Hunter Safety Classes and how do I sign up?

Answer: The answer is technically "No".  We do however provide our facility for the classes.  They are completely run by the Commonwealth.  The phone number to get further information is 978-632-7648.  Information may also be found at http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/hed/hed_course_schedule.htm

BRPC Juniors Program

I have heard very good things about the BRPC Juniors program.

Answer: We have a terrific program for Juniors.  It is one of the oldest programs in the club.  It is headed by Director Mike McCabe The program is well supervised and the instruction emphasizes safety, respect and skill.  Parents are welcome and free to help out if they are so inclined.  Our program offers NRA 4-position small-bore rifle shooting with an emphasis in 3 Position ISSF/NCAA/NRA style target shooting. We also instruct in ISSF/NRA/NCAA Precision Air Rifle and Air Pistol target shooting.

Read More about BRPC Junior Programs