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Nenameseck Sportsmen's Club
150 Bacon Road Palmer, MA

If you enjoy team competition and shooting for high accuracy, the Nenameseck Pistol Team is for you.
The Nenameseck Pistol Team is open to all members who would like to represent the Nenameseck Sportsmen's Club in competition with other area clubs. A steady hand and sharp eye is helpful but not required.

Who do we compete against?

The Pistol Team competes against several other clubs in the Western MA area. For the 2016-2017 season, the other competing teams are Hamilton, Holyoke, Northampton, Smith & Wesson, Agawam, Swift River, and Ludlow. The competition determines which club will be able to claim coveted first place position for the region.

What type of equipment do I need?

All Pistol Team competition is done with .22 caliber handguns with iron or optical sights. Most of the handguns are semi-auto and specially design for accuracy, but any 22 caliber handgun will do to get started.

What happens at a Pistol Team match?

Each shooter gets 3 paper targets. The first target is for the Slow fire Round, which is 10 shots in 10 minutes. The next target is for the Timed fire Round which shoots two groups of five rounds in 20 seconds for each group. The last target is for the Rapid Fire Round which is also completed in two groups of five rounds, but the shooters only get 10 seconds for each group here. All rounds are shot from a distance of 50 feet. All shooting is done with one hand. A bulls eye hit scores 10 points, so each shooter can have a maximum possible score of 300 points. No special skill is required and all are welcome, there is a built in handicap so no matter how bad you shoot the lowest score used for the match for you is 235 points.

How do I sign-up or get more information?

If you have any questions or need additional information, you can e-mail Dick Hamilton at or call him at 413-283-4240 , or you can stop in at the Nenameseck Clubhouse and get a first hand look at what the Pistol Team is all about, they meet on Monday nights 6pm till 8pm anyone there should be able to answer any questions you may have. Please check the Calendar of events for the date of the next match and How to find us for directions to the club. Hope to see you there.