In September 2022 the Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association, Inc. of Franklin, NJ received a
range improvement grant from the NRA in the amount of $5,000! This grant enabled the club
to move forward with a long-awaited project.
After many years of potholes, ruts and large puddles we finally had enough resources, thanks
to the NRA, to have our parking area graded, a drain installed and paved.
Although COVID had caused us to cancel several of our community service events we are now
back in full swing and the newly-paved parking area will make it safer for all who attend our
Each year we hold several pistol competition matches attended by shooters from near and far.
Last year the proceeds from our “Shoot For A Cause” match enabled us to present a check for
$860 to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
Twice a year we hold a “Girls, Guys & Guns” event which is a hands-on introduction to firearms
safety and basic pistol shooting for men and women 21 years of age and over.
Our Junior Rifle Program runs one evening a week for 8 weeks in the summer months and is
provided for youths 12 years of age and over to learn firearm safety and sportsmanship with
the .22 rifle.
The NRA and Friends of NRA supply the necessary equipment for these community service
events and we supply the facilities and coaches. This enables us to offer these programs to the
public free of charge.
Our NRA Certified Instructor offers the NRA Basic Pistol Class on a regular basis and has been
getting a great response.
Franklin Revolver & Rifle Association, Inc., a proud NRA Gold Medal Club, had its humble
beginnings in the early 1900s, incorporated in 1938 and is still going strong. Our 25 yard range
is a covered outdoor range with panels that drop down in the cold weather so we can heat the
shooting area. Monthly meetings are held in our comfortable clubhouse where we also get
together several times a year for a potluck meal to enjoy each other’s company and cooking
skills! Check us out at our website: franklinrr.org
Helen M. Swingle