This is an Advanced Known Distance event. Only previous Appleseed attendees should sign up.
This event will require a Centerfire rifle.
Address: River Road, Leyden, MA
Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event
Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE USE OF SMITH AND WESSON M&P 15/22’S AT AN APPLESEED ARE HEREBY TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED DUE TO RECENT SAFETY ISSUES.
Range Fee: $5.00 per person/day, all Appleseed discounted shooters exempt!
Not on site.
Several in nearby Greenfield, MA or Brattleboro, VT. Check your favorite hotel website.
The range is at the Northernmost end of River Rd. in the Northwest Corner of Leyden, MA, right up against the MA/VT border. If you cross into VT you have gone too far, though, not by much.
State Laws to be aware of:
It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.
Your rifle must be locked unloaded in your trunk or other secured container. Handguns may be possessed ONLY with a Massachusetts Class A License To Carry with either 'None' or 'All Lawful Purposes' for Reason for Issuance. - if you're from out of state, you need a MA non-resident LTC. MA has NO reciprocity with any other state. No 'assault weapons' - we still have an AWB that is the same thing as the old Federal AWB. ARs cannot have a flash hider, collapsible stock or a bayonet lug unless they are 'pre-ban.' High capacity magazines must be pre-ban as well. Non-residents CANNOT purchase ammo in this state. They have to bring it with them... or go to New Hampshire overnight. Check other State Laws.
Specifically, we advise visitors to:
1. Bring a printout out the relevant exemptions within MGL (Ch130, S131G: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXX/Chapter140/Section131g) as well as a copy of the event registration.
2. transport according to law (unloaded, locked container or trunk)
3. refuse to consent to any searches thereof.
Our first Western Massachusetts location! Inches from the VT border, so Vermonters are definitely welcome too.
Centerfire and Rimfire OK.
Qualified shooters with centerfire rifles will shoot out to 250 yards on Sunday.
No alcohol permitted
For more information contact:
Name: MA State Coordinator Email Address: MA@appleseedinfo.org
Instructors Resources: PDF
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