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Next Class: Sun, May 4, 2014

This class is open to everyone. Attendees under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a home firearm safety course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith. The goal of this course is for students to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home.

In this 4 hour course, basic safety guidelines will be taught. Students will learn to identify various types of firearms and actions and learn how to safely unload them. There will also be segments on safe storage, ammunition and gun cleaning. An NRA Certificate of Completion will be awarded after the successful completion of this class. This certificate meets the training requirements necessary for a Maine or Massachusetts concealed carry permit.

Price is $50 per student. Contact Lois (enable Javascript to email Lois) with questions or fill out the pre-registration form online to sign up. Class size limited to 16.

NRA Firearm Safety Class with Lois Kupersmith

ATA SHOOT - Sat, May 10, 2014

The first of two ATA Shoots to be held at the club this year will take place on May 10th from 9am to approximately Noon. Please arrive at 8am to register.


Location: SBRGA Clubhouse

Students will be given the necessary books and publications at the first session and will need to study and complete a self-administered test (book or online) at home prior to the second session of the class. The class room time is for actually handling firearms, reviewing the material, etc.

Spring Class:
Tuesday, April 15 2014 from 6 to 9 pm
Sunday, April 27 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm

Autumn Class:
Tuesday, September 16 2014 from 6 to 9 pm.
Sunday, September 28 2014 from 8 am to 4 pm

Each class consists of two sessions; attendance is mandatory both days. Preregistration is required by email to enable javascript to email Mike. When emailing, please provides the names of all who will be taking the class. The minimum age to take the class is 10 years old. Show up promptly by 6 pm on the first day or your spot may be given away.

This class is required to get your first "adult" hunting license. For those who want it, the club sells hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas during the Sunday session of each class. The cost of the class is $5.00 due on the first day of class. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis only.

Do not bring personal firearms or live ammunition to class.

Please see the club calendar for additional upcoming events.



Saturday, March 22, 2014 & Sunday, March 23

This Basic Pistol Shooting course, taught by NRA Certified Instructor Lois Kupersmith was attended by six women (maximum class size offered). The goal of this course is for students to acquire the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. All attendees left with greater confidence and skill levels.

Feb. 1st, 2014 - GAME SUPPER

Our annual game supper took place Saturday, February 1st. We had moose steaks, venison, bear stew, bear pie, game sausage, pheasant, partridge, lasagnas, casseroles, meatballs, chili, fish and clam chowders, cake, cookies and more. As usual, tickets were limited to 100 by the space we have in the clubhouse so not everyone was able to get in.

This year our raffle benefited the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for their fight to help preserve Maine's bear hunt. We had some great prizes including a handmade quilt by Paula D., a one hour private plane ride, pocket knives, t-shirts, caps and more.

Sept. 10th and Sept. 22nd, 2013 - HUNTER SAFETY CLASS

This is the class for those looking to get a hunting license or just want to be a safer hunter. The class consists of two sessions, both of which must be attended to receive your certificate. The minimum age for attendees is 10 years old. A $5.00 donation is requested to cover costs.

We had 43 participants this year, all of whom completed the class.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 - BBQ Ribs & more

28 racks of ribs about halfway through the cooking

Despite the torrential rain, we had a great time at our rib barbecue. Around 60 people attended. St. Louis style ribs cooked for 6 hours with a custom rub, succulent pork shoulder smoked for 8 hours, hot dogs, almost 20 pounds of potato skins, 15 pounds of cinnamon apples, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, soda and desserts - I don't think anyone could have asked for more!

Introducing Women to the Shooting SportsIntroducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2013

Held Sunday, August 4th from 8am to 4pm

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association once again hosted their annual Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports. Participants began with a classroom session emphasizing gun safety and basic handling. On the range, students were introduced to pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting. This is always an event that brings smiles to the faces of all participants - students, instructors and assistants. We've got some pictures posted here.

May 30th, 2013 - The 2nd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

2nd Annual SBRGA Pig Roast

The main event was a slow roasted, succulent 71 lb. pig. We also had mac and cheese, corn bread, baked beans, hot dogs, amazing pies, cookies, and other decadent desserts. Almost all of these dishes were homemade by our members. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped all day long!

90+ people attended and it looked like everyone had a great time. Click here to view pics of the event. Now I guess we need to start planning the next event.

Feb. 2, 2013: The Game Supper was again a great success. As usual we had a sell-out crowd with plenty of food for everyone. Click here to view some pictures.

Chicken BBQ

The Traphouse Chicken BBQ - 9/20/12

It's over. We pulled off another fun and successful event. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success. Sandy for her work all day long, Rich for help in grilling, Genie, Gina and Barry for their homemade desserts, Pattie and Gina (again) for their side dishes. Plus all the afternoon guys who got all the chairs and tables and Charlie for building and loaning us that great big grill. Thank to everyone else who helped break it all down and cleaned up when we were done. Thank you all - we had a great time. (L & L)

Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2012

The Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports held on Sunday, August 19th was a great success! After registration, there was classroom training and then on to the ranges. Twenty-three women who had never before handled any firearms shot pistols, rifles and shotguns. Everyone had a great time! Thanks to Genie Jennings for organizing this excellent event. Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the event.

SBRGA Lobster dinner2012 Barbecue & Lobster Dinner

The SBRGA held a barbecue and lobster dinner outdoors at the new Trap field house on Thursday, June 28th. The dinner included lobster, hot dogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob, coleslaw, rolls and soda. No one went home hungry!

The event was a great success!

2012 Lobster Dinner and Barbecue

Dave W. shooting at the 2012 SBRGA Top Gun Competition1st Annual SBRGA Top Gun Shoot

The 1st annual archery and 3 gun competition - .22 rifles at 50 and 100 yards, 9mm handgun in an abbreviated IDPA course, plus 12 ga. shotgun - took place May 19th, 2012. All participants had a great time.

Feb. 4, 2012: The Game Supper was another great success. Once again, a sell out crowd. Click here to view some pictures.

Introducing Women to the Shooting Sports 2011

The South Berwick Rod and Gun Association presented a Women's Introduction to the Shooting Sports on Sunday, July 10, 2011. We've posted a few pictures from the event.

Jan. 29, 2011: The Game Supper was a great success. Click here to view some pictures.