The Blue Hill
Rifle and Pistol Club

Post Office Box 923
Blue Hill, Maine 04614

The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club is an active community association that meets and conducts business on a monthly basis.


from the National Rifle Association

I Certify that I am a citizen of good repute of the United States of America; that I am not a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions; that I have never been convicted of a crime of violence; and that, if admitted to membership, I will fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship, good citizenship, and support the objectives of the club.

Club Facilities:

The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club maintains an indoor small-bore / center-fire handgun range, an outdoor range for trap and two outdoor 100 yard ranges for rifle or pistol shooting. Our facilities are well maintained and family-use oriented in order to best support our members and our community. The Club supports the local community through marksmanship and safety training courses for various organizations including the 4-H and soon, the Boy Scouts Of America. The Club is proud of its tradition of community support and always looks for additional avenues to encourage safe and responsible firearms use.

GPS Address: 54 Range Road, Blue Hill, Maine

GPS Coordinates:

44 26.348 N  
68 36.208 W

Monthly Meetings:

Meetings are held every second Monday of the month at 7:00pm throughout the year at the Club's range facilities.   

Please consider attending the monthly meetings, participating in some of our shoots / activities and especially volunteering to help out at some of the club functions.

Upcoming Events Bulletin Board:

* Saturday December 6th. Indoor Range Qualification 9AM to 1PM.

Blue Hill Rifle & Pistol Club

Annual Fall Shoot/Open House

Sunday October 19, 2014 
10AM to 4 PM

54 Range Road, Blue Hill, Maine 04614

"Shooting sports fun for all ages!"

         We will again offer a fun day for everyone in the family with events for all ages. Outdoor activities include running and standing deer events, Cowboy Fast Draw, a Turkey Shoot, Archery for the kids and Trap Shooting all day long. Indoors, the range will be open with air pistols and rifles and .22’s. There will be food available all day long, and a dinner at 5pm!

The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club’s Annual Fall Shoot has been a great time for families and individuals to get to know shooting sports or enjoy the ones you already know. Helpful members will be on hand to assist and provide instruction. Please join us for a fun day with great people.

For more information call Dan at 667-3586

2014 Postal League Awards

On October 13th, at our monthly meeting, Ed Stanhope, the Director of the Pine State Rifle & Pistol League will be presenting a Division 3 Championship Plaque to the Blue Hill Silver Team. Silver Team Shooters are, Bette Kral, Heidi Tarr, Phil French, J. Ashby Morton, and Pete Reinero.  Ken Saunders, our club’s Chief Instructor, will also be presented with Three 1st Place trophies for his skill in Air Pistol, Centerfire Pistol, and Sport Pistol.  Ken also achieved 1st Place in the National Match Course with a 288 avg. score. Our club shooters compete against close to 100 shooters throughout the State of Maine to achieve their awards.

Ken Kral 

BHRPC Postal Director

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, July 17, 2014
Blue Hill rifle club hosts a day at the range
Historic firearms featured at open house

Instructors Michael Poisson and Dan Koch, above, discuss gun safety,
at the Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club’s open house on June 21, 2014
in Blue Hill, Maine.

Photo by Tevlin Schuetz

For the complete article click Here.

They're Here!!!

BHRPC Caps are now available for $10 each
in tan, green, blue, camo and blaze orange.
Caps may be purchased at the monthly meetings.
Sorry, no mail-order sales.


Calling all Blue Hill Lady Shooters;

    In continuing our Old West theme, come join us on Saturday, July 12th, as we make our triumphant return to town after a very successful Pink Buffalo Hunt. We will enjoy a quiet night on the prairie before we ride into town with our wagons filled with hides. During our absence, rumors have surfaced of some rough and tumble shenanigans afoot, and it may be up to us Lady Folk to set them cowboys straight! (Don't we always!)

  Registration will begin at 9:00 in the clubhouse. Shooting will begin after registration is complete, a safety meeting, and a brief discussion of the game of Cowgirl Action Shooting. Registration is $15.00, lunch included

What you will need;

    CAS is usually played with 2 Single Action Pistols (Fast Draw pistols are fine), 1 Lever Action Rifle in a pistol caliber, and 1 shotgun - either side x side or Winchester model 1897.

Guns will be available for those that don't have them. If you do have one or more, please bring them.

Ammo: We know ammo is very hard to find these days, so we have adjusted the shoot accordingly. You will need to bring 1 BOX (50 rounds) of either .38 Special or .45 Long Colt ROUND NOSE FLAT POINT LEAD ONLY.  

No jacketed bullets are allowed.

Also, you will need 1 box of either 12 gauge or 20 gauge shotgun shells (any bird-shot size).

For this shoot we are also allowing the use of .22 Long Rifle guns, but only Single Action Pistols and Lever Action Rifles PLEASE. Again. you will need 50 rounds of .22 LR ammo if you intend to shoot .22 LR guns.

There will be a minimal amount of ammo available to use at the shoot, but there will be a fee to use it. Please try to bring your own ammo. 

   In keeping with the spirit of the game, please try to dress a little 'Cowgirl' for this event. Period dress is a very important part of CAS. We will be shooting across the street, in the field. 

   To learn more, visit the club web site under Cowboy Action Shooting. (Same game, without our class and style! Sorry boys.)

   If you need more information about the Ladies Only Cowgirl Shoot, contact Mary Ann Sheets (aka Daisy A'Dare) at

Don't miss out on this really fun shooting game! Hope to see you there.

Daisy A'Dare

Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club

Shooting sports fun for all ages:

  2014 Fall Shoot Raffle

            The Fall Shoot Raffle is the club’s major fund raising effort. Money raised goes toward clubhouse and range improvements.

This year the top prize, is again a Henry Golden Boy .22 lever action rifle plus a brick of .22LR ammo.

The following sponsors donated gift certificates: Visit their stores and thank them for sponsoring our Fall Shoot next time you stop in.

Poseidon Firearms, Trenton 610-1788
Willey’s Sport Center, Ellsworth 667-2511

Other prizes include gift cars from:

Cabela’s, Wal Mart, Irving, Dick's Sporting Goods and Reny’s

The Blue Hill Rifle & Pistol Club gets another write-up  in the Ellsworth American (January 16th, 2013). Here is a link to the article,
"Blue Hill Rifle Range seeks female shooting enthusiasts."
The article is about women's participation in Cowboy Fast Draw.


The Lock Stock and Barrel

A 4-H Shooting Club

at the

Blue Hill Rifle & Pistol Club

The Lock Stock and Barrel 4-H Club is a youth club for ages 9-19.

The Club is a shooting sports program that offers a number of different disciplines, rifle, shotgun, archery and Blackpowder. The club meets once a week on Wednesday nights from 6-8, at the Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club from September through May.
Our first meeting is September, 11th 2013 at 6:00 pm.
This is our potluck and sign up night for the youth and their families. This event provides information about the 4-H program, what is expected of the youth. Basic Rifle starts the following week on Wednesday.

For more information contact
Norwood or Becky Ames 567-3066


The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club is moving toward affiliation with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).  There is a committee working on this and they are making significant progress toward offering this exciting new program to club members.  You can find out more information about the CMP at: 

NRA Affiliated:

We are proud to be affiliated with the National Rifle Association.

CMP Affiliated:

We are proud to be affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Club Officers and Contacts

President: Dan Koch (207) 667-3586
Vice President: Steve Montminy (207) 479-4193
Treasurer: Dick Hill (207) 374-5063
Secretary: Bette Kral
Executive Officer: Robert Violette (207) 469-3204
Chief Instructor:  Ken Saunders (207) 469-3378
Membership Committee: Ken Kral
Newsletter Editor: Peter Zimmerman

The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club / Post Office Box 923

Blue Hill, Maine 04614-0923 USA