Join Bradford Sportsmen's Club

Application to the Bradford Sportsmen's Club is open year around.
Application Checklist Follows.

Step 1: Initiate Application

  1. a.  Complete the application form including your sponsors name and their membership number. applications can be found in the FAQ section of our website ( and here: Application
  2. b.   Complete the application online (it is in Adobe Acrobat and is a fill in form) and then print it out and sign it.
  3. c.   *Enclose in an envelope the completed application along with copies of your driver's license, current NRA card, a clean BCI (or current conceal carry permit from the state issuing your driver's license).
  4. d.   Mail application packet to:

Dan Gallagher
8 Holly Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379

* Please do not send in a partial application packet as only a complete packet will initiate the process.


Email: (best).
Home: 860-599-0355 (best phone number).
Cell: 860-271-1222.

Step 2: Confirmation will be sent to you (by email) that youor application has been received in its entirety and is now active. If you do NOT hear anything within 7 days, please e-mail an inquiry as to the status of your application.

After the application packet is received, and the process is opened, the applicant drives the next steps.

**Step 3. Ensure that your interview is scheduled at a mutually convenient time. To ensure you are interviewed by the most qualified club member, please indicate on the application and/or in a separate e-mail your first, second, and third shooting discipline (i.e., handgun, rifle, shotgun, archery) in order of priority.

  1.  a.  A date and time will be agreed upon.
  2.  b.  the interview will be conducted by a Trustee, Officer or other established club member.
  3.  c.  During the interview, you may elect membership in a committee of interest; meet with that committee chairman; a follow-up interview may be conducted by the committee chairman at their discretion.
  4.  d.  Following successful completion of the interview, the membership committee will determine eligibility of the applicant.

**Step 4: Safety Training

  1.  a.  Provide a copy of a certificate or other means of verifying successful completion of safety and live fire training(e.g., NRA Basic Pistol, live fire course administered by any reputable firearms training institute or credentialed club member).
  2.  b.  Have a club member who's also a credentialed instructor and is familiar with you as a shooter formally certify that all safety and skill set requirements are met. 
  3.  c.  Attend a two-hour safety training course [must bring a handgun or rifle (.22 lr caliber maximum)] or any of the many full day live fire classes administered periodically at Bradford. We prefer that ALL applicants complete this short safety class, as it is an opportunity for a club member to review with you range safety protocols and confirm safe firearms handling. 

**Step 5: As a guest of a range Committee Chairmen or other member, you will be orientated to the safe use of the range (s) in your discipline of choice: Ross Hill and Mosena handgun ranges; Mosena rifle range; Mosena trap, skeet, five-stand. Prior to using any range, all shooters mu undergo range orientation to that facility.

**Step 6: You will meet with the Chairman of the Committee on which you wish to serve.

(**Steps 3-6 might overlap and/or not be sequential.)

Step 7: You will attend and be voted in at a Thursday Club meeting (monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 pm), at which time you will pay the application ($100) and annual fee of $250 (dues $150 + capital fund $100),  sign a liability waiver form and receive your member card. (If you wish to include an optional donation of $25 to the club for safety training, write the check to the Bradford Sportsmen's Club for a total of $375.) For those applicants accepted into membership after December 31st, there is a reduction in dues by one half ($75.00 payable vs. $150.00).

EACH YEAR, MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS BEGIN IN JUNE/JULY by providing a copy of your current year NRA card, a new updated and signed waiver, and payment of the annual fee of $250.