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Riverside Gun Club

Junior Rifle & Air Pistol Program

2023-2024 Season

We’re looking forward to another successful season of Junior Rifle & Air Pistol. As with last year, we will be running three one-hour sessions with eight people per session for a maximum capacity of 24.

We will not have any Covid specific requirements, but we do insist that if the junior or parent are ill, they should stay home.

You can sign up here:

Payment must be made on the first night of the program when we will run orientation and acquaint the participants and parents with the program. Unfortunately we won’t be able to get to the range on the first evening.

Please note that participants in the program must be junior club members.

About the Program

The Riverside Junior Rifle and Air Pistol program is dedicated to the advancement of junior marksmanship in both Smallbore Rifle and Air Pistol disciplines. Our top priority in the program is safety. We instruct participants on the safe & responsible use and handling of firearms as well as range safety.

Participants are required to follow all safety protocols at all times. This includes wearing safety glasses on both ranges, hearing protection on the rifle range, following safe firearm handling procedures, and observing all range safety rules. Participants are also required to wash their hands thoroughly after each range session. Due to the nature of this activity, violations of safety protocols may result in ejection from the program. For participants under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must remain in the clubhouse for as long as the shooter is present. No Drop-offs.

The program follows the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program and is open to participants aged 10-18 inclusive. Shooters have the opportunity for recognition of advancement through the NRA Junior Marksmanship qualifications for both Smallbore Rifle and Air Pistol. Qualifications are awarded at the end of the season at the Program banquet.

The program runs on Friday evenings at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 beginning on October 20th 2023 concluding with our end of year banquet on March 22nd. There is no shooting on days when Hudson schools are closed for inclement weather. For this year, signups are online here:

Please note that there is no separate sign up for air pistol, you can shoot pistol before or after shooting rifle.

The program is limited to 3 sessions of 8 participants each, 24 total.

On the first evening (Oct 20), we will have ONE orientation session beginning at 6:30PM. This session will cover important safety information as well as other details about the program and is mandatory for shooters and their parent / guardian. This will be held in the clubhouse.

2023-2024 Season Calendar

Shoot Dates:

October 20th

One ORIENTATION session at 6:30. ALL participants, and a parent or guardian MUST attend. We WILL NOT have time to shoot on the first evening.

October  27

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

November 3, 10, 17

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

December 1, 8, 15, 22

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

January 5, 12, 19, 26

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

February 2, 9, 16

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

March 1, 8, 15

Assigned timeslot, 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00

March 22

End of season Banquet (TBD), NRA Qualification Awards

NO Shoot Dates:

November 24, 2023


December 29, 2023

Christmas Break

February 23, 2024

February Vacation

Please note that we will not make up any Fridays missed due to inclement weather.

Smallbore Rifle:

Our NRA/USA Shooting certified coaches provide training and instruction to our juniors in 3 shooting positions (prone, kneeling, and standing). All the various aspects of marksmanship are covered and reinforced including correct position, natural point of aim, sight picture, and sight alignment, hold, trigger control, breathing and follow-through. Safety is paramount and is the overriding principle under which the program operates. Shooting is performed at the Riverside indoor range at a distance of 50 feet. The range has 8 points. The course of fire for beginner and intermediate shooters is 25 rounds at 5 bullseyes. Advanced shooter's course of fire is 20 rounds at 10 bullseyes, with 5 rounds allowed at a sighting target to allow for the adjustment of sight prior to the course of fire.

Air Pistol:

Junior air pistol participants have the opportunity to develop their pistol marksmanship utilizing competition air pistols and skilled instruction on proper mechanics. Shooting is performed at the Riverside 10 meter indoor air range. The range has 4 points. In each relay, shooters complete a 10 round course of fire at a single target. Shooters may participate before or after their assigned time on the rifle range - not in the same time slot.

Please speak with one of the coaches for additional information.

Contact Information:

Please send an email to if you have questions.


Rifle & Air Pistol - $140 (including Jr Club Membership)

Advanced Shooting Opportunities:

Although this program is geared toward beginner and intermediate level participants, there are multiple opportunities for shooting at an advanced level locally and nationally. We have had several shooters go on to participate at an advanced level and travel to the Olympic Training Center, Civilian Marksmanship Program in Ohio, and several colleges. If you are interested in these advanced opportunities, please see one of the coaches or send email to

 Riverside Gun Club
16 Wilkins Street
(978) 562-2404
Mailing Address:
PO BOX 152
Hudson, MA 01749
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