Range off Depot Street - Hopedale, Massachusetts Hopedale Pistol & Rifle Club
P. O. Box 132, 25 Depot Street
National Rifle Association
Hopedale, Massachusetts 01747
Gun Owners' Action League
Civilian Marksmanship Program
The Hopedale Pistol & Rifle Club was formed in 1947 and housed the Draper Industries
entries into the Worcester County Pistol & Rifle Leagues. Competitors from the Hopedale teams
have won numerous awards and set many records in the shooting sports. The Hopedale Pistol
Team was the last Civilian team winner in the National Pistol Championships. Currently, the
major focus of the Club is the promotion of the Shooting sports with entries in the Worcester
County and Maspenock Pistol Leagues and Gun Owners' Action League. The Junior members
under 18 are competing in 22 caliber rifle and air pistol competitions and are affiliated
with the Civilian Marksmanship Program.
The facilities are located at 25 Depot Street, Hopedale, in the building behind the Police Station.
The range is a 50 feet indoor target with eight positions for rimfire, 22 long rifle, centerfire
pistol with lead only or semi Jacketed bullets under 9mm cal. NO MAGNUM OR FULL METAL
JACKETED AMMO IS ALLOWED. The Clubhouse also has a reloading room with melting pots,
molds and dies for many calibers.
Applications for membership must fill out the form and have two members in good standing
sign the application as Sponsors and the application must be posted at the Club fifteen days
prior to the meeting. The applicant and at least one of the Sponsors must be present at the
meeting to be voted into membership. The new member cannot sponsor another applicant for
six months. Once a person is voted into membership they receive a safety and facilities
tour, the electronic pass key and a copy of the Rules and By-Laws of the Club. Since the
members have full access and use of the club, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anyone
committing any unsafe acts or violating safety or Club Rules will be expelled from the
Club. Video monitoring is in place and all actions are recorded to ensure the safe and proper use of the range.
Meetings are held on the last Thursday in September, October, January, March and May at
8PM at the Clubhouse. Any one interested in joining the Club who does need sponsors can
attend a meeting to learn more about the facility.
Write to the Executive Board at the PO Box for more information.