Join Us August 3rd to Learn More about Shooting in Rhode Island!

RI Gun Blog will be hosting an orientation program for shooters interested in becoming more involved in the sport in Rhode Island. Experts from across the state will discuss topics like competition shooting, junior rifle teams, hunting, firearm safety, and joining a gun club.

Don’t miss out. This event is going to be great for everyone, from folks who have never fired a gun to those looking to expand their involvement in the sport. If you have questions about how to get started in the shooting sports, this is the place to ask them.

Boy hunter waits for birds by the lake.

Boy hunter waits for birds by the lake.

Additionally, you’ll be able to take your Blue Card test at the end of the session. (Click here for the study guide). If that’s not enough, we’ll also have a Rhode Island notary public on hand, so for those of you who have a blue card or hunter’s safety course, we can get you signed up for access to the Great Swamp Range right then and there. It’s free!

Want to Get the Family Involved in Shooting?
If you’re an experienced shooter and you’ve wanted to get your kids or your spouse into shooting, this will be a great event to attend. We’ll have Michele Makucevich explaining junior rifle teams and small bore competition. Michele is the State Director of the Civilian Marksmanship Program and coach of the Newport Rifle Club’s outstanding Junior Rifle Team, not to mention a national record holding shooter herself.

Want to Harvest Free Range Game?
Are you an organic devotee looking for information on how to begin harvesting your own free range game here in Rhode Island? We’ll have experts on hand to tell you everything you need to know to get started hunting your own game this year, safely and legally. After the course, you can go beyond organic, you can go wild.

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Vincent Hancock, Team USA, Olympic Gold Medalist, Men’s skeet

Get Involved in Olympic Sports!
There are a number of shooting sport competitions held at the Olympics. Get your start on the way to the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 at our event. John Carnevale, will explain the ins and outs of becoming involved in competition shooting here in Rhode Island. John is a two time NSCA Rhode Island State Champion, NRA Certified rifle and pistol instructor, Vice President of the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen’s Clubs, and Chairman of NWRI Ducks Unlimited.

Trying to Get Started?
Don’t let inertia hold you back from joining Rhode Island shooting sports. Steve Hogan will tell you how to safely get started with firearms, how to procure a Blue Card, Rhode Island firearms laws, how to obtain a concealed carry permit and more. Steve Hogan is an NRA certified instructor, range safety officer, and pistol coach, the Treasurer of the Rhode Island State Rifle and Revolver Association and Chief Range Officer for the NRA/CMP National Shooting Championships at Camp Perry Ohio.

Wondering Where to Shoot?
Are you looking for a place to shoot your new gun? Nick Grasso, President of the Federated Rhode Island Sportsmen’s Clubs and President of the Rhode Island Chapter of Pheasants Forever will tell you what gun clubs you can join, and how to go about getting sponsors and memberships.

Jamie Lynn Gray

Jamie Lynn Gray, Team USA, Olympic Gold Medalist, Women’s 50 metre rifle three positions

Once the speakers have presented, you’ll be able to ask them any shooting related question you might have. This group of experts will have the answers!

The orientation program will take place on August 3rd, at 10:00AM and run until 12:00PM. For those who want to take the Blue Card test, we’ll hold it at 12:00, along with signups for the Great Swamp Range.

The orientation program will be held at Kelley Gazzerro VFW Post 2812, 1418 Plainfield Pike, Cranston, RI 02920.

None, it’s free! See you there!

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  • Bryan J. King

    Do I have to have a gun to attend, and if so, pistol or rifle?

    • boboinparadise

      Hi Bryan, this is a non-shooting event. No gun necessary. Just show up.

    • RIGunBlog

      Hi Bryan, it’s a non shooting event. No firearms necessary. Purely informational, and fun. Hope to see you there!