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Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club Inc. (BRCV) was established in 1874, making it the oldest continuously operating club of it’s type in the nation. BRCV is dedicated to the propagation and conservation of wildlife and to promoting the shooting sports.

We are located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.



Club Notices:

FROM NICK DE MARIA CLUB CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER –

The club house will be closed for an NRA class on Sunday December 15 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. AND the pistol range will be closed from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Attention BRCV members,

(Nov 30th 2019-)

From Trap Chair Robert Calcavecchia

No trap this Sunday Dec 1st Due to weather forecast. No trap Dec. 4th and Dec. 11th closed for hunting. See you Monday Dec. 16th after hunting season.

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(Nov 27th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
An IDPA Match is scheduled for Sunday, December 8thweather permitting.
The registration link is up and active and can be accessed here using the link shown below.
Volunteers are needed on this date to help set up the stations.
I’d appreciate you letting me know that you can volunteer starting 10:00am until about Noon on December 8, 2019.
My email address is: president@brcv-rodgun.org.
The sign up link for our December IDPA match is up and active on PractiScore and can be found here: Home | PractiScore


(Nov 25th, 2019-)
From Trap Chair Robert Calcavecchia:
Open to the public.
Starting Monday December 16th  Trap Shooting  will be extended to Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00AM to 11:30AM. The first Sunday of the month continues, 1:00PM to 3:30PM.
A round of 25 clay bird targets for $5.00.

Special Note: We are open  on Sunday December 1st  and Sunday December 8th at 1:00pm due to no hunting on Sundays.


(Nov 12th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
Hunting Season – Announced at September 27, 2019 Annual Meeting and October 25, 2019 member meeting. The club will be closed, dawn to dusk, starting Saturday, November 30th, 2019 through Saturday, December 14th, 2019 except Sunday, December 1st and Sunday and December 8th.

The Club will be open on Sunday Dec 1st for Trap.  The club will be open from 1pm to sunset on December 1st and December 8th. Any evening scheduled events at the club will be held.


(Nov 10th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
Hello All,
As you probably know, BRCV held two IDPA matches this past weekend.  A night Match on Saturday night, and a day match on Sunday afternoon.  Both matches went very well, the weather was good, although brisk.


(Oct 25th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
Good morning all,
After keeping a very watchful eye on the weather forecast for this weekend, I have made the decision to cancel the Rim Fire Challenge match on Sunday.  It appears we will have good weather on Saturday for the High Power / Hunting rifle match but Sunday looks to be a wash out.  I will attempt to reschedule this match in November, but, we will have to see how things go.


(Oct 22th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
Members –
The Upper & Lower Ranges will be closed all day on Thursday, October 24, 2019 for Training…


(Oct 16th, 2019-)
From Club President, Jim Meola:
Members –
The Lower Ranges will be closed all day on Friday, October 18, 2019 for work on bays 5 and 6. Also, stone will be delivered on Friday.
Jim Meola, President


(Oct 13th, 2019-)
From Match Director and Club President, Jim Meola:
High everyone, today BRCV held our monthly IDPA match.  The weather was great, and the match went on very smoothly.  Despite being a little short handed at set up, we were still able to pull it off.  See you all at the next meeting if not sooner.
Sincerely, Jim Meola  Club Match Director.


(Oct 10th, 2019-)
From Match Director and Club President, Jim Meola:
Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club will be hosting it’s last High Power Match of the season on October 26, 2019.
This match will be open to all High Power Service Rifles as well as any PA legal Deer Hunting Rifle.  Service Rifle class will be open to any and all rifles that have been used as a service rifle from any country and at any time in history.  Iron sites only please, except for the AR-15 type rifles which can employ a 4X scope or optic.  Hunting Rifle class will be open to any PA legal hunting rifle utilizing any legal siting system.  The course of fire will be 5 sighting in rounds from the prone position, then 10 rounds prone slow fire, then 10 rounds prone timed fire, then 10 rounds standing slow fire, for a total of 35 rounds of ammo total.
This match will start at 10:00 on Saturday October 26 and be concluded by 2:00.
An announcement about this match and the Rim Fire Match will be made at the regular club meeting on October 25th.
I am looking forward to seeing you at this match.
James Meola, Club Match Director


(Oct 2nd, 2019-)
FROM NICK DE MARIA CLUB CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER –
THE NRA BASIC CCW AT BRCV – see below for details:
We at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc. are one of the only few to offer the NRA CCW Student Course and seats will fill fast. We are a 100% NRA Member club and all of our Instructors and RSO’s are members and volunteers. Students will be required to bring: a firearm of at least .38 Special or 9mm. (no .22 or .380), 250 rounds of new manufacture ammo (no reloads), an OWB strong-side holster made of Kydex or durable leather that covers the trigger, (no SERPA or thumb breaks) , a double loading device pouch and three loading devices, a cover garment and electronic hearing protection. Eye protection provided. Students will receive a course packet and a cert of completion. Coffee/Donuts/Lunch will be provided. Students need to pass a written test (90%) and shooting qual. (80%). Safety violations will result in immediate removal with no refund. NO LIVE AMMO IN CLASSROOM. Payment of $ 150.00 per student by Nov. 2nd to BRCV PO Box 222 Sciota, PA 18354


(Oct 2nd, 2019-)
From Art Krueger, Chief Training Officer. BRCV R&G:
We will be starting our 10 meter Air Pistol League on Monday October 7, 2019.  This event will be held in our clubhouse and will begin with new shooter introduction and Practice at 5:30pm followed by our official League match which begins promptly at 6:00pm.
Any of our members that would like to know more about this shooting discipline are free to stop in at our 5:30pm practice session which will include new shooter introduction to match rules as well as accessibility to various types of .177cal air pistols


(Sep 30th, 2019-)
From Match Director and Club President, Jim Meola:
– Just a quick note about this past weekends events. We held our monthly High Power Match; we had 7 people show up to shoot and another 3 people came to watch and ask questions about shooting next month. A good time was had by all.  We are looking forward to shooting the Hunting Rifle match in October…Date TBD
– We had 11 competitors show up for the monthly RFC match, the weather was awesome and we had a great time.
We always look forward to seeing everyone at our sponsored events…
Best Regards Jim Meola –
Match Director and Club President


(Sep 24th, 2019-)
From Trap Chair Robert Calcavecchia:
Due to a scheduling conflict Trap is cancelled for Sunday October 6th, 2019… sorry for the inconvenience…


(Sep 12th, 2019-)
From Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola:
Attention all Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club members!
Your club will be hosting a High Power, Service Rifle Match on September 28th.  This will be a 35 Round count match and incorporate Prone (laying on your belly) Rapid, Prone Slow Fire and Standing Slow fire.  This match is open to anyone who wishes to participate, club member or not.  Rifle must have been an official “Service Rifle” for any country at any time.  Type of action does not matter.  The targets will be placed at 100 yards.   Iron sites are the order of the day, except for AR-15 type rifles which can be equipped with up to a 4.5X scope. This match will start at 10:00AM on the rifle range and be completed around 2:00. (depending on how many people show up to shoot).  Match registration will be open at 9:30.  The setup crew will be on the range at 8:30.  (come on out and help if you can).
Match fee is only $10.00 and will include lunch. Hope to see you all there.
Jim Meola Club Match Director


(Sep 11th, 2019-)
From Rim Fire Challenge Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Hear is the sign up link for this months RFC match.  Please post or mail to all that may be interested.  Home | PractiScore
Thanks,  Jim Meola BRCV M.D.


(Sep 9th, 2019-)
NICK DE MARIA, CRSO @ BRCV
FROM EVENT COORDINATOR,
Good Morning Camp Trexler Team BRCV,
Monroe County Youth Field Day was a great success and always is so because of the kindness, care, and dedication of volunteers like you !
We met kids, parents and friends and provided a wonderful experience for over 170 youngsters.
Your experience, skills and leadership are all the greatest advertisement for our club.
We have been a part of this great event for all 25 years and for many more to come.
Please accept my gratitude on behalf of the membership and Board of Governors of BRCV R & G.


(Sep 9th, 2019-)
From IDPA Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Hi everyone, BRCV held our September 2019 IDPA match on Sunday the 9th.  The weather was great and we were complemented on a great match with great stages.  We had 30 competitors show up and shoot.


(Aug 22nd, 2019-)
From IDPA Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
The sign up link for our September IDPA match is up and active on Practiscore and can be found here: Home | PractiScore

See you all soon.  Jim Meola M.D. BRCV IDPA


(Aug 8th, 2019-)
From Rim Fire Challenge Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Hi everyone, Our next RFC match will be held on August 25, 2019.  The sign up link has been created and posted on Practiscore and can be accessed here: Home | PractiScore

Additional information: Set up at 9:00,
Registration opens at 11:00,  Lunch is at 12:00,
Match start is at 1:00, Match ends at 4:00ish.

All members and non-members are welcome.  Match fee is $20.00 and a $10.00 discount for anyone who helps with set up.

Please spread the word and I look forward to seeing you all out on the range.
Jim Meola  BRCV Match Director


(Aug 6th, 2019-)
From IDPA Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Here are the stages for the August IDPA match at BRCV.
Check them out… https://brcv-rodgun.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BRCV-Stages-August-2019.pdf   (use Back to return to our site)
See ya at the range.   Jim Meola


(Jul 28th, 2019-)
From Rim Fire Challenge Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Hi everyone,
BRCV held a Rim Fire Challenge Match today.  WE had 8 competitors, including Art Kruger.  We all had a good time and everyone made it out alive. If anyone would like to see the match results, they can be viewed here:BRCV July 2019 Rim Fire Challenge Match | PractiScore

Next match will be our monthly IDPA match on August 11th.  BTW: Volunteers are needed on this date to help set up the stations. I’d appreciate you letting me know that you can volunteer starting 10:00am until about Noon on August 11, 2019.
My email address is: vp@brcv-rodgun.org.
See you all soon, James Meola  Club match director


(Jul 27rd, 2019-)
From IDPA Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
Home | PractiScore 
Please feel free to use this link for registration and signing up for this match.
Thank you:
James Meola Club Match Director


(Jul 23rd, 2019-)
From Rim Fire Challenge Match Director and Club V-P, Jim Meola
MEMBERS –
The 2019 Rim Fire Challenge Matches continue this month at the club. Our next scheduled match will be held on Sunday, July 28th.
The signup link for this month’s RFC match is:
https://practiscore.com/brcv-july-2019-rim-fire-challenge-match/register 
See the following information.
Set up at 9:00 
Registration opens at 11:00
Lunch is at 12:00 
Match start is at 1:00
Match ends at 4:00ish.
All members and non-members are welcome.

Match fee is $20.00 and a $10.00 discount for
anyone who helps with set up.
I am looking forward to seeing you on July 28th.   Jim

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(Jun 30th, 2019-)
NICK DE MARIA, CRSO @ BRCV
FROM EVENT COORDINATOR,
MONROE COUNTY – ANNUAL YOUTH FIELD DAY
CAMP TREXLER, JONAS, PA
Saturday – September 7, 2019
How about volunteering your time and talent to this year’s event?
BRCV has sponsored the .22 rifle event at the Youth Field Day for over 25 years. You can help make this year’s event a success.
Date: Saturday, September 7th
Time: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Arrival: We will have donuts and coffee available.
Lunch: Free – usually hot dogs and chips.
Tasks include: Welcoming each group of kids to our venue.  Distribute and collect eye and ear protection.  Direct the kids to and from the firing line.  Instructors at the line give one-on-one instruction.  Have the kids shoot at the spinner targets.
Directions: Camp Trexler. Jonas.PA
Address: Settlers Camp – Trexler Scout Reservation  288 Camp Trexler Road, Jonas, PA
RSVP to – Peg Kraft – secretary@brcv-rodgun.org – by August 13th.

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(Jun 30th, 2019-)
From James Meola
Club V.P. and Club Match Director
Hello All,
We had great weather for our Rim Fire Challenge Match today, and because of the good weather and a little publicity, match announcements at a couple of other clubs, we had a record turnout of 18 competitors.  This number includes one of our new members that just joined our club last Friday.  Everyone seemed to have a great time and thanked us for our match and hospitality.
If any of you are interested in the match results, they can be viewed here: BRCV June 2019 Rimfire Challenge MatchArt Kruger, Nick DeMaria and myself administered the NRA Defensive Pistol class on Saturday and all of the attendees passed the course. All of the participants were encouraged to come out to Thursday nights Defensive Pistol Practice to hone their gun handling and safety skills. I sincerely hope they take advantage of this additional training.
I wish to say thank you to the entire club and Board of Governors for all of the support for our match efforts.
See you or talk to you all soon.
Jim Meola
Club V.P., Club Match Director, NRA Instructor(June 19th, 2019-)

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(June 17th,2019-)
From James Meola
Club V.P. and Club Match DirectorGood morning all,
Time for a club match update. The next Service Rifle / High Power match will be held this Sunday June 23 at 1:00. Set up will start around 10:30, Lunch at 12:00, and match starts at 1:00. The weather, so far, is looking good.The next Rim Fire Challenge match will be held on Sunday June 30. Set up starts at 9:00, sign up table opens at 11:00, lunch at 12:00, and match start at 1:00. Advanced sign up is available on Practiscore. Just search for BRCV and pick Rim Fire Challenge. We currently have 8 people signed up for this match.The next IDPA match is scheduled for July 14 *(see below). However, the PA state IDPA match is scheduled for the same day, and since most of our regular competitors, as well as all of our match staff (including me) will be attending the State Match, I have no choice but to cancel our July 14 match.Thanks everyone for you continued support and help with these matches and I’ll be seeing most of you over the coming weekend at the B.P class on Saturday or the Service Rifle match on Sunday.
Sincerely,
James Meola
Club V.P. and Club Match Director

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(June 14th,2019-)Attention BRCV Active Range Safety Officers:From BRCV CRSO Nick DeMaria,Hello all BRCV RSO’s, Please check the “RSO Inspections” Tab on the top of the page to find our club Range Inspection Schedule.
*A reminder will be emailed one week before your scheduled Range Inspection*
Please return all completed Inspection forms to CRSO@BRCV-RODGUN.ORGShoot Safely !  Nick DeMaria   CRSO@BRCV Cell # (917) 202-8266.


(June 1st,2019-)
From VP Jim Meola:
Hi Everyone  –
An IDPA Match is scheduled for Sunday,
June 9th – weather permitting.
The registration link is up and active and can be found here:
Home | PractiScore
Volunteers are needed on this date to help set up the stations.
I’d appreciate you letting me know that you can volunteer starting 10:00am until about Noon on June 9, 2019.
My email address is:
vp@brcv-rodgun.org.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Meola
IDPA Match Director
VP – BRCV

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(May 17,2019-)
From VP Jim Meola:
Rim Fire Challenge Match – Sunday May 26st.
Set up at 9:00am
Registration opens at 11:00am
Lunch is at 12:00pm
Match start is at 1:00pm
Match ends at 4:00pm-ish.
All members and non-members are welcome.

Match fee is $20.00 and a
$10.00 discount for anyone who helps with set up.
I am looking forward to see
ing you on May 26st……….. Jim

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(Apr 29, 2019-)
From Club President Art Krueger:
NRA Defensive Pistol Certification class date has been moved to June 29, 2019.
(CLOSED)Email Art Krueger if Interested….

  •  Any of our Club members who have completed our required NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Class or advanced NRA Personal Protection Courses are encouraged to participate in this training.
  •  The first class will be limited to eight (8) students.(CLOSED)
  •  Class fee will be $50.00 and include the NRA packet and lunch.
  •  Students registered will be required to attend a preliminary training class held here on Saturday June 15th during which our training staff will assess their equipment, ability to safely draw from holster and shoot from varying positions (standing, kneeling and cover).
  • Necessary equipment:
    Pistol – 38 cal. min.
  • Strong Side belt holster -Kydex or formed
    Leather (no soft sided holsters permitted)
  • 150 rounds or more of factory ammunition
  • Eye and Electronic Ear Protection
  • Concealment Garment

Email Art Krueger if Interested….(Apr 29, 2019-)

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From VP Jim Meola:
Hi Everyone-
The registration page for our May 12th IDPA match is up and active on Practiscore and can be found here: https://practiscore.com/brcv-may-2019-monthly-idpa-match/registerAny one that would like to post it to the membership or on our web page, please feel free.  Also the registration for for the Rim Fire Challenge Match  Apr 28th is also active and can be found here:Home | PractiScore(Apr 4, 2019-)
Dated Mar 28, 2019 National Manager
Son Nguyen NRA Clubs & Assoc and Range Services
TheNRA Clubs & Associations Department is proud to give special recognition to BLUE RIDGE CHERRY VALLEY ROD & GUN CLUB for serving as a role model club committed to fostering & promoting our Second Amendments rights.  And for your 8th consecutive year – Congratulations!

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(Apr 1, 2019-)
From VP Jim Meola:
Hi Everyone-
An IDPA Match is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th – weather permitting.
The registration link is up and active and can be found here:
Home | PractiScore
Volunteers are needed on this date to help set up the stations.
I’d appreciate you letting me know that you can volunteer starting 10:00am until about Noon on April 14, 2019.
My email address is:
vp@brcv-rodgun.org.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Meola 
IDPA Match Director  &  VP –

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BRCV (Mar 21, 2019-)
From VP Jim Meola:
Rim Fire Challenge Match – Sunday March 31st.
Set up at 9:00am
Registration opens at 11:00am
Lunch is at 12:00pm
Match start is at 1:00pm
Match ends at 4:00pm-ish.
All members and non-members are welcome.

Match fee is $20.00 and a
$10.00 discount for anyone who helps with set up.

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(Feb 22,2019-)
From BRCV BOG: Clarification of Range Hours
Shooting hours:
Monday Through Saturday:  9:00 am until Sunset.
Sunday-1:00 pm until Sunset.(*Post-Sunset shooting allowed:
Mondays–Pistol Clinic,
Wednesdays–Bulls-Eye Shooting,
Thursday–IDPA Practice
and any announced approved club events).
*Anyone found shooting Post-Sunset outside of the allowable timeslisted above will have their club access shut off and will be summoned to BRCV’s Board of Governors*SPECIAL CLOSING PERIOD:
For Safety Reasons all ranges will be CLOSED to live fire during the first two weeks of the Firearm Deer Season:
which begins the first Monday after Thanksgiving.
(During this period evening shooting events will not begin prior to 6:00pm)(Feb 19,2019 -)
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President BRCV R&G ClubNote!  Classes are also listed on our Web Site  (brcv-rodgun.org).
Also see Our NEW CALENDAR for a complete list of Class or Events…
 Membership Information
Anyone interested in applying for membership with the Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club Inc. must attend a monthly member meeting along with their sponsor.  Meetings are held on the last Friday of each month unless otherwise announced. Read MoreNRA Membership
BRCV R & G Club Inc. is a supporting member of the National Rifle Association. We are a 100% NRA member club. We require that All members maintain their membership in the NRA for the duration of club membership. Read MoreWe ARE a NRA GOLD MEDAL CLUB…

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