Join Bradford Sportsmen's Club

Bradford Membership Application Checklist

Step 1: Initiate Application

  • Complete the application form including your sponsor's name and their membership number 

Click Here to download an application.

  • Print the application, fill out all information and sign it.
  • *Enclose in an envelope the completed application along with copies of your driver's license, current NRA card, and a clean BCI (or current conceal carry permit from the state issuing your driver's license).

 For the foreseeable future, mail application packets to Dan Gallagher.

  • Mail application packet to:

Dan Gallagher

8 Holly Street

Pawcatuck, CT 06379

Membership Committee Chairman is Paul DiJulio.

Paul DiJulio

6 Townsend Road

Hope Valley, RI 02832

*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


Mobile Phone: 401.487.7883

Step 2: Confirmation will be sent to you (by email) that your 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 officer, please indicate in a separate e-mail your first, second, and third shooting discipline (i.e., handgun, rifle, shotgun, archery) in order of priority.

  • A date and time will be agreed upon.
  • The interview will be conducted by a Trustee, Officer or other established club member; an interview form will be signed by you and the interviewer.
  • During the interview, you will elect membership in a committee of interest; the Committee Chairman will be notified and a follow-up interview may be conducted by the Committee Chairman at their discretion.
  • Following successful completion of the interview, the membership committee will determine eligibility of the applicant. If eligible, the applicant will be issued a temporary membership card for the express purpose of completing the final eligibility requirements (additional interview, training, safety class if needed, etc.). This card will be printed with a list of ranges to which each applicant must be oriented prior to range use as well as a general range safety class that might be required. This card does not allow the applicant to use the club without being accompanied by a member, but will be your record of range orientation, safety training and committee involvement.

**Step 4: Safety Training

  • 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); and/or
  • 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 (They will sign your temporary card; Safety Training_________________); 
  • 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 safety course, 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 and rifle ranges; trap, skeet, five stand. Prior to using any range, you must undergo range orientation. 

**Step 6: You will meet with the Chairman of the Committee on which you will 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 7:00pm.), at which time you will pay the application fee ($100) and annual fee of $250 (dues $150 + capital fund $100), sign a liability waiver form and receive your member card. For those applicants who will be accepted into membership after December 31st, there is a reduction in dues by one half ($75.00 payable vs. $150.00).

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