Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

  • I Am New To Shooting. Can I Apply To Be A Member?
  • Yes. We welcome new shooters and try to facilitate peer mentoring for those new to shooting. The club is a great place to make friends who share your interest in shooting and to learn from others with more experience.

  • Do You Have Women Members?
  • Yes.  We have a rapidly growing number of women members!  FCSC is a great place for women to receive mentoring around shooting basics and the choosing of a firearm and to develop their shooting skills.


  • Is There A Wait List For Membership?
  • The club does have a membership cap. Once we reach that cap, membership applicants will go on a numbered waiting list in the order their membership was approved.

    Currently we do have openings!

  • What Are The Hours The Club Is Open?
  • The outdoor ranges are open for member use from 8:30 am to dusk [one half hour after sunset] on Mondays through Saturdays. On Sundays there is no firearm shooting outdoors before 10:00 am (the archery range is available for use). All Shooting Must Stop at Dusk [one half hour after sunset].

    At times certain ranges may be closed due to being reserved for approved events, trainings or activities. These times are posted on the website calendar.

    The club is plowed during the winter to allow members access all year long.

  • As A Member, May I Bring Guests To The Club?
  • Yes.  A club member may bring a guest, subject to the club's guest policy. All guests must properly complete the waiver of liability form (provided inside the clubhouse) immediately upon arrival and before doing any shooting or going to any range.  There is a $10 guest fee.  The guest must wear a Visitor Badge and remain with the member while on the property. The member is responsible for the guest, directly supervising the guest at all times. The member may only bring one or two guests at a time in order to provide proper supervision.  New members joining after 2/13/17 may not bring guests during their 6 month probation period.


  • What Types Of Shooting Ranges Does The Club Have?
  • We have the following:

    • Two Skeet fields and two Trap fields
    • Five Stand field
    • Rifle range (100 yard and 200 yard) with Pavillion
    • Three outdoor 25 yard Pistol Ranges (two with Pavillions and one steel plate shooting range)
    • Outdoor Archery range.
    • 50 yard Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun Range
    • .22 Rimfire (Pistol/Rifle) Reactive Target Range

  • Does The Club Rent Guns and Ranges For Groups To Use?
  • No. The Franklin County Sportsmen's Club is not a public shooting range, but a private, members-only club. The public is welcome as an invited guest of the club, a guest of a member, or at a scheduled public event, such as turkey shoots and 5 Stand (you would need to bring your own shotgun and ammo for 5 Stand). We do not rent or sell guns and ammo, and we do not rent out our ranges to the public.

  • Are The Club’s Classes Open to Non-Members?
  • Yes. The NRA Home Firearm Safety Class, and the Hunter Education Class are open to the public. The former is offered monthly; the latter twice a year.

    The club does offer other seminars, classes and group activities that are only available to members. The following are some recent examples:

    • Introduction to Cap and Ball Revolvers;
    • Introduction to Home & Personal Defense for the Firearms Owner;
    • Introduction to Concealed Carry;
    • Introduction to Pistol/Rifle Reloading;
    • Introduction to Black Powder Shooting;
    • Introduction to the AR15;
    • Introduction to Live Fire Handgun;
    • Introduction to Trap Shooting;
    • Live fire defensive handgun class: Shooting for the Street;
    • Seminar: Use of Lethal Force for Gun Owners and Concealed Carriers;
    • Bruce Gray Pistol Skills For Competition Class
    • Practical Handgun Bi-Weekly Group
    • Beginner Pistol Skills Live Fire Class
    • GOAL MA Gun Laws Seminar
    • GOAL Live Fire Principles of Concealed Carry

  • How Do I Become A Member?
  • To apply for membership, download and fill out the new membership forms (application and questionnaire, on the Become a Member Page). Mail them in. You will be contacted to schedule an interview. Once your application is accepted after the interview, you will have an orientation (dues are paid at this stage). The final step is to attend the next monthly club meeting. We have a limited number of memberships.

Trap Shoot
Tue, Apr 16, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trap Field
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Members Meeting
Wed, Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Skeet Shooting
Thu, Apr 18, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Skeet Field
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Work Bee (rain date April 27)
Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Ranges
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Skeet Shooting
Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skeet Field
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Trap Shooting
Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trap Field
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Skeet Shooting
Sun, Apr 21, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skeet Field
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Skeet Shooting
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Skeet Field
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Basic Home Firearms Safety Course
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Skeet Shooting
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skeet Field
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Practical Handgun Group
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
50 Yard Range
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Benchrest Centerfire .223 Shoot
Sun, Apr 28, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rifle Range
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James Forrester of has noted that Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club is one of the top gun ranges in Massachusetts!
Test your skills and compete with others on the rifle range!
In June we relocated our Archery Range to a woodland setting a little more removed from the gun ranges.
On July 3, 2019, our new .22 Rimfire Range opened!
Last Sundays of the month through November. For Members Only. Calibers .17 through .223 Centerfire. $5 Entry Fee. Rifle Range Reserved.
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