2014 Event and Match Schedule Now Available

The Windsor Marksmen’s Association 2014 Event and Match Schedule is now available. Click here to view the calendar, or you can download and print the schedule as it is in PDF format.

Match Schedule & Calendar

The 2020 Match Schedule has been posted. GMail users can add this calendar to their own. PDF versions of the schedule are now available sorted by EVENT or DATE.

The Google calendar below represents the most current events and updates to the calendar.

Club Policies

Club Policies for The Windsor Marksmen’s Association

  • The age for membership in the club will be 21 years of age. (3/20/92)
  • It will be mandatory for all members to attend three (3) meetings per year. Attendance will be taken and after a year the ones who have not showed up, their application will be subject to review by the Board of Directors and possible action taken. (2/28/79)
  • Each member will be required to perform at least two (2) workdays for the club. This can be done at either the annual range cleanup or working at the Windsor Shad Derby.
  • Before a member is allowed to obtain a club M1 for their use, the member shall be familiarized with the proper use and care of the M1. The back side of the membership card will be noted that the member has been checked out in the use of the M1. (7/09/80)
  • New members joining the club will be checked out in the safe handling of firearms before they are permitted to use the club range. The checking out process will be performed by the Chief Instructor or a qualified instructor delegated by the Chief Instructor. (5/06/83)
  • Effective December 1984, each member will be required to earn fifty (50) work hour credits per calendar year. These credits will be used to determine the membership dues that are due the following year. Annual dues are currently $60.00 with an additional assessment of $30.00 applied to those individuals who have not earned the required 50 credits per year. Thus, for these individuals, the dues will be $90.00 for that year. The member must achieve 50 points the next year or you will continue to be assessed the $30 fee in addition to the $60 annual dues or risk termination from the club. (2/10/16).Renewal dues and any assessments for that year are required to be paid prior to the deadline date of the 3rd Friday in February of that year.Any membership renewal submitted after the 3rd Friday in February either in person or by postmark will be considered late. After that date an additional $25 late fee would be assessed and their membership would terminate. At that time the person would have to reapply for membership and their reapplication would be held in the order that it was received and would be contacted by the club when a new opening becomes available. (1/29/16).

    Applications for new membership can be obtained by attending the Windsor Marksmen’s Association membership meetings which are typically held on the 1st Friday of each month at the Hayden Station Firehouse which is located in Windsor, CT.

    All new applicants must be sponsored by a current club member of good standing for the past 2 years, have a current NRA membership and hold a valid CT pistol or long gun permit.

    Methods for earning the 50 credits are as follows:

  • Club meetings 5 Credits per activity
  • Board of Directors Meetings 5 credits per meeting
  • Matches 5 credits per match
  • Work Detail 5 credits per hour
  • Range Cleanup 10 credits per hour
  • Shad Derby Day 5 credits per hour
  • Committee Meeting 5 credits per hour
  • Chairperson of any activity 5 credits per activity
  • Chairpersons of any scheduled match 25 points plus 5 points for match participation (3/20/2009)
  • Any member may take up to five (5) guests, other than immediate family members, to the range without prior permission from the Board of Directors. (7/18/85) One guest at a time on the line shooting, supervised by the member that brought the guest. (3/20/92)
  • Absolutely NO ground level targets are to be shot at. This is for safety purposes and will help eliminate ricochets. (3/20/92)
  • Hearing protection WILL be worn by all individuals under age 21 while on range premises and firing line is HOT. It is highly recommended that ALL individuals wear the proper hearing protection when firing line is HOT. All participants on the active firing line WILL wear the appropriate eye protection (6/16/2006).

Revision Date 05/11/2003, 6/16/2006, 3/20/2009, 2/11/2016

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Range Rules and Regulations

The following are the rules and regulations for the Windsor Marksmen’s Association Inc. The Association Assumes No Responsibility For Accidents or Damage to or Loss of Personal Property. The Rules & Regulations are available as a PDF document.

  1. Club activities of the Windsor Marksmen’s Inc. have priority over non-club activities.
  2. Only one (1) guest is allowed at the firing line at any time and must be directly supervised at all times by the host member, except during Match activities which is supervised by the Line Officer(s). Guest may not bring their own guest to shoot. Any member in good standing that has signed the club’s Hold Harmless form assuming liability responsibilities for their guests will be allowed a maximum of 5 guests per visit.
  3. All first year club members in good standing are NOT allowed to bring guests to the range.
  4. Absolutely no shooting before 9 AM Monday through Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday. All shooting must cease at sunset.
  5. Only targets which allow the projectile(s) to enter or pass through are allowed. Clay birds may be hand or machine thrown on the 100 yard rifle range. NO METAL PLATE TARGETS, GLASS, HARD PLASTIC OR EXPLOSIVE TARGETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE RANGE.
  6. NO GROUND TARGETS ARE ALLOWED except clay birds, bowling pins and other approved targets as described in rule #5 above which may only be used as a stationary target and only when placed at either the 50 or 100 yard berm.
  7. NO SHOTGUN SHOOTING is allowed on the pistol range. All shotgun shooting will be conducted on the rifle range and only with the designated club shotgun target frame or similar type frame provided by the member. NO GROUND TARGETS can be used when shooting shotguns on the rifle range.
  8. AT ALL TIMES, all firearms are to be handled and loaded only on the firing line and must be pointed downrange or straight down with actions open and an empty chamber indicator (ECI) inserted in the weapon. The ECI must be of a highly visible color such as yellow or orange, and must extend far enough into the chamber of the weapon to ensure the absence of a cartridge in the chamber once the ECI has been inserted. The flag portion of the ECI must extend far enough from the open action so that it is readily visible to the line staff and other members on the firing line. Each member is responsible for meeting this requirement.
  9. ALL weapons not on the firing line must be holstered, or unloaded with their actions open and the magazine removed and encased. Rifles not on the firing line may be left at the rifle rack unloaded muzzle up, with their bolt or action opened, magazines out and an ECI inserted.
  10. The safety of everyone on the range requires self-discipline of all present. When self-discipline is lacking, it is the duty of the Association members present to enforce the rules and the duty of the shooter to comply with said enforcement immediately.
  11. Range Safety / Line Officer commands will be obeyed by all persons on the Range.
  12. Dry firing is permitted only on the firing line with the firearm pointed downrange while the line is HOT.
  13. With the exception of holstered pistols, ALL FIREARMS WILL BE UNLOADED IMMEDIATELY upon the command “CEASE FIRE” regardless of when the command is given. Actions will remain open until further instructions are given.
  14. When the firing line is declared “CLEAR”, all present will leave the firing line until further notice. The firing line extends from the Pistol to the Rifle berms.
  15. Only ammunition of the proper Gauge and Caliber for the firearm may be used. Defective ammunition must be placed in the “Dud” can. (Orange tank located by the pistol range garbage cans).
  16. All shooters will clean up their firing point when finished shooting. This includes removing targets, picking up cartridge cases and disposing of all trash in garbage cans or removing it from the Range.
  17. Do not disturb shooters on adjacent firing points. Loud or abusive language will not be tolerated.
  18. Do not exceed 15 MPH on any portion of the Range (Great Meadow) Road. Do not park or drive on the Range itself, except at select matches which are held forward of the established firing line. Observe and obey Club Handicap parking spots.
  19. Club Members are requested to record the dates and times they use at the Range so that we can maintain our Range Logs. This information can be turned in to the Club Executive Officer via email, at the Club meetings or mailed to WMA, PO Box 445, Windsor, CT 06095.
  20. Proof of current membership will be in the form of the club badge which MUST be displayed by a lanyard while at the range. Windsor Police have been asked to confirm membership when checking the Range. If you do not have proof of membership when checked by the Police or a confirmed member, you will be asked to leave.
  21. Any member that loses their badge must report it immediately to the club membership chairman. Members will be charged $25 to replace the missing badge.
  22. All individuals will wear eye and ear protection while on the Range when the line is hot.
  23. Consumption of alcoholic beverages and any person under the influence of any substance is strictly prohibited on Club property.
  24. Any range or match rule violations are subject to board review in the presence of the violating member and any disciplinary action will be at the discretion of the board.

ALL THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED

Reviewed & revised by the Range Rules Committee 11/29/84, 11/15/89, 02/21/91, 10/20/2000, 6/16/2006, 07/18/2008, 02/05/2015, 7/12/2016, 2/17/17

Monthly Meetings

Association meetings are held at the Hayden Station Firehouse at 54 Basswood Road in Windsor, Connecticut.


Contact Us

Postal Address
Windsor Marksmen’s Association, Inc.
P O Box 445
Windsor, CT 06095-0445

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Windsor Marksmen’s Association Web site

wma-patch-50smWelcome to the Web home of the Windsor Marksmen’s Association, Inc. Scroll down on this page to see information on Club news, events and match schedules.

This organization has been in existence since early 1960. The Windsor Marksmen’s Association was established by a few local sportsmen for the purpose of organizing and establishing a recreational firearms shooting organization. The club had an initial membership of about 20 members but has since grown to a membership of over 200 members without regard to race, creed, ethnic background, gender or shooting ability.

The regular membership meeting is held on the first Friday of every month at the Hayden Station Fire House on Pond Road in Windsor, Connecticut.

Our shooting programs have been very diversified consisting of Bullseye target matches, Bowling Pin matches, Trap, NRA Rapid Fire matches, Archery target shooting. We also have a few matches where the firearm of choice is the muzzle loaded black powder firearm. So therefore we have something for everyone, no matter what their shooting interests might be.

Our range facilities in Windsor consists of a 10 point firing line at a 100 yards and a 10 point firing line for 50 yards. The range is located in quiet peaceful settings adjacent to the Connecticut River.