Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the graduates of our most recent NRA Home Firearm Safety / Basic Pistol / Massachusetts State Police Certified Instructor course!

Seven students, including five MVGC members, recently completed the three day course to become certified by the NRA to teach both the NRA Home Firearm Safety and NRA Basic Pistol courses. This class was presented in partnership with Gun Owners Action League, with GOAL Director of Training and Education Jon Green personally leading the instruction. By all accounts the course was fun and informative for all. Some of the graduates have plans volunteer their time by joining MVGC's instructor cadre where they will help train new and prospective gun owners on the safety and fundamentals of firearm use and ownership.

Here are quotes from some of the graduates:

"Jon is an outstanding instructor and the two and a half days just flew by! I cannot imagine a better instructor!"

"I signed up for training and certification to help the club with training programs - I walked away with the training and knowledge to not only be a better instructor but a better marksman myself!  Top notch instruction and program - one of the best. What a great resource for the club and future students."

"I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Although it was a lot of hours and a lot of information in a short period of time our instructor, Jon Green, from GOAL kept the class interesting and the time seemed to fly by! His expertise and experience in the subject was readily apparent. One of the best training experiences I have had. I look forward to assisting the club in their Basic Pistol classes."

Once again, congrats to the new graduates and thank you to Jon Green and GOAL! Excellent job!

If anyone else is interesting in becoming a certified instructor, please let the club know by reaching out to Dave Joy. We plan to offer additional classes as interest dictates. For more information visit our education page here.


The MVGC Annual Turkey Shoot is scheduled to be held on Sunday Nov 23rd from 12 pm to 4 pm. Lucky targets are 3 for $1.00 with 2 shots taken at each target. 25 sets of 3 lucky targets are sold per relay. The winner of each relay recieves a gift certificate for $20.00 towards the Thanksgiving Day turkey (or whatever else you may need for the table). 

The club supplies all firearms, targets and ammunition. NO personal firearms are allowed for this event. There will be range officers on hand to help with the young or inexperienced shooters. Bring the family down and have some fun, maybe "Little Johnny" can win the family turkey!

Utah Concealed Carry Permit Class Feeler

MVGC is considering hosting a Utah concealed carry permit class. The Utah carry permit has reciprocity (your Utah permit is good in their state) with 35 states.

The cost for this class would be $100.00. We are considering 2 dates in Feb, either the 15th or 22nd.

Please email Steve Brown @ If we have enough interest we will send you an email with instructions on how to register.

Although there are many states that will recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit, the State of Utah has formal reciprocity (written agreement) with the following states (Click on the name of the state for further information):

The following states recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit. (Click on the name of the state for further information):

(We are not lawyers and this is not legal advice. Please do your own due-diligence before carrying in any of the states listed.)

.22 Rimfire Static Steel Match

Friday October 24th at 7pm MVGC will host a static steel match. If you want to give it a try feel free to come on down, the RO's will be happy to walk you through the procedures.

Steel plate match for .22 rimfire handguns and rifles. The format is simple: 5 to 6 steel targets per stage, 5 runs at each stage, throw out your slowest time. Fastest time wins. This is "static" steel, you just need to hit, not knock down the targets. 

A .22 handgun (semi auto) and/or a .22 semi auto rifle with a detachable magazine. You may shoot either or both (5.00 entry fee per gun). Seperate classes for rifles and handguns.

Iron sights and optics (scope, red dot, lazer) are allowed

At least 2 magazines for each gun (5 is preferable if you have them) 10 rd minimum capacity. You may use hi-cap mags but can only fire 10 rounds in each run.

A case for the rifle and a rug or case for your handgun.

200-250 rounds of .22 lr rimfire ammo, no shot shells! 5 target x 5 stages equals 125 rounds if you don't miss!

Eye and ear protection must be worn on the range at all times!

Safety meeting and match process description will be held at 7pm prompt. 

Hope to see you there!