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:

* Sundays (April 17 - Early December): Trap Shooting 11AM to 2PM

* Wednesday nights: 4H club 6PM

* 3rd Saturday of Every Month: Cowboy Fast Draw. All are welcome to join the fun. We have everything you need, for those who would like to try it out. For more information you can contact Registration starts at 9:00am, match begins at 9:30am 'til last man or woman standing. (Indoor Range - Year Round Event)

* Last Saturday(June-Sept): Gong Shoot:Registration 8-11AM Shooting starts 9AM

* Sunday October 16th: Fall Shoot 10AM to 4PM

* Saturday October 22nd: Cowboy Action Shoot: Registration 8AM Shooting starts 9AM

Club Officers and Contacts

President: Steve Montminy (207) 479-4193
Vice President: Phillip French (207) 460-6514
Treasurer: Stephanie Black (207) 460-4636
Secretary: Bette Kral (207) 266-7434
Executive Officer:
Chief Instructor:  Ken Saunders (207) 469-3378
Membership Committee: Ken Kral
Newsletter Editor:


NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, proper storage, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses.

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is now a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase I) is conducted online and can be completed on your own time. After completing the online exam, students can register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase II).

The next Phase II section will be offered on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8am – 4pm at the Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club.

You must successfully complete Phase I and Phase II in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

Register HERE for Phase I ($60)

Register HERE for Phase II ($50)

2016 - Fall Shoot Announcement.

BHR&P Club members and friends,

Here is the Fall Shoot Announcement. Come on down and bring your family and friends. You may also renew you membership for 2017, apply for club membership if not a member, and buy raffle tickets for our gun and gift card giveaway. This is a great opportunity to check out the progress on the range improvement project.

Steve Montminy will lead a workday Saturday 10/15 to get the range ready for Sunday. Come down and help us out. He'll be there at 8AM and work will be done by noon.

Blue Hill Rifle & Pistol Club
Annual Fall Shoot/Open House 
Sunday October 16, 2016  10AM to 4 PM
54 Range Road, Blue Hill Maine

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 – 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 Steve Montminy at 479-4193. Check our website:

2016 Fall Shoot Raffle

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

Tickets are $5.00 per ticket or a book of five for $20.00.

The top prize this year is a Ruger 10/22 Classic 50th Anniversary 22LR Takedown Walnut (Talo) Autoloading Rifle Model 11187(Small).

Winner is required to meet State and Federal firearm transfer requirements. 



We will have lots of gift certificates to give away as well. Stay tuned in for news of our event sponsors!

Cowboy Action Shooting is Back!

On July 9th, Cowboy Action Shooting returned to Blue Hill after a year hiatus. The Blue Hill Regulators manned an efficient posse of 13 shooters. The Shoot consisted of 6 Wild West stages with many challenging targets for pistols, rifles and shotguns. We had 2 clean shooters: Guzzle and Dustin Checotah. Our own Dangerous Dan had the overall best score. Click here to view all the scores. Because this successful event had us all wanting more, the Blue Hill Regulators have decided to add one more match to our schedule this year, a Fall Finale on Saturday, October 22nd. Don't miss it!

August 2016 Gong Shoot Results

We had a great shoot on August 27th with 15 shooters shooting in a total of 24 class entries. Click here to view the final score sheet. Offhand scores at station 4 are improving! Seven entrants in the Quigley Bucket Shoot generated lots of spectator interest. It was great to see the improvements to the range develop, no more ditches or puddles, now we just need some grass. See you all next month for the last shoot of our season, September 24th. Peter Flanagan

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.

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.

For more information contact
Norwood or Becky Ames 567-3066


NRA Affiliated:

We are proud to be affiliated with the National Rifle Association. Click here to download the NRA Membership Application in pdf format:

CMP Affiliated:

We are proud to be affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program. You can find out more information about the CMP at: 

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

Blue Hill, Maine 04614-0923 USA