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Franklin R&R receives range improvement grant from the NRA

Franklin R&R receives range improvement grant

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 events. 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: Article by: Helen M. Swingle


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