Major Waldron’s Courses & Training
Major Waldron Sportsmen’s Association provides a wide choice of training and courses in a variety of disciplines. Major Waldron’s has a large, dedicated pool of NRA certified instructors who volunteer their time to train people in the safe use of handguns for fun, sport and personal protection. We have a heated indoor facility with classroom, kitchen and restroom as well as a 10 lane indoor firing range. Major Waldron Sportsmen’s Association is located on Route 9 in Barrington, N.H. just a few miles off exit 6W of the Spaulding Turnpike. You are not required to be a member of the NRA, or Major Waldron Sportsmen’s Association to take a class.
The courses we offer are comprehensive and thorough, often exceeding the hours required by NRA standards to ensure that each and every student gets the maximum amount of exposure to the concepts and training needed to master the basics of handgun ownership. Our students come from all walks of life; young and old, male and female, athletic and not. Your only requirement is being a law-abiding citizen with a clean criminal record and a willingness to learn and have fun.
First Aid Course
First Aid & Bleeding Control
Dates TBA – Free to all MWSA members. friends and family.
The course will deal with the types of emergencies found in the shooting sports. Class size is limited so preregistration is required. Contact John Correia at 603-944-2808
These courses will either run on two consecutive Saturdays or on the Saturday and Sunday of a single weekend with the exception of Basic Rifle and Basic Shotgun. Basic Rifle will be held on a Saturday and Sunday in the same weekend and Basic Shotgun will be held on a Friday evening and all day Saturday. Students are required to attend all of the sessions with NO exceptions.
The cost of these classes are $100. The pistol classes are limited to 20 seats, while the shotgun and rifle are 10 seats per class.
If you indicate that you want to attend a class, we are going to request full payment to confirm a seat. This payment will be non refundable. In the case of any emergency or reasonable cancellation, the amount will be credited for a future class.
In the event that a cancellation is within 48 hours of the class and that seat is not filled off the waiting list, that payment will be forfeited.
Contact the MWSA Safety and Education Chairman-
Signup online and read the course descriptions at NRA Training
NRA Basic Pistol
This NRA course teaches new or inexperienced shooters the foundations in safe and responsible gun handling and ownership. Students are required to be able to attend ALL classes – no exceptions! A twenty five dollar nonrefundable deposit is required to register for the class the remainder of the course fee will be collected prior to the class to facilitate mailing of the training materials.
NRA Personal Protection In the Home
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
Teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.
NRA Basic Rifle
NRA Basic Shotgun
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.
Contact – TBD
Signup through the NRA Instructor page NRA Instructor link
New Hampshire Fish & Game Hunter Education
State of New Hampshire Fish & Game Department’s certified course, required for the first time purchase of a NH hunting license. This course gives new hunters the knowledge, skills, and attitude to become responsible and safe hunters. Class size is limited to 30 students.
Two different course types are being offered at Major Waldron’s:
Traditional Classroom: Instructor lead classroom program. Note this is one course spread over multiple days. Classes are evenings 6pm – 10pm and a Saturday afternoon 12pm – 6pm
You MUST attend all classes. Contact instructor if questions or conflict.
Students must be 12 years or older in order to be certified.
Field Day for the Online Course: All day Saturday, 7am – 6pm
Students must be 15 years or older in order to be certified through the Online Course.
Dates, times and registration is available at the NH Fish and Game website.
For course information and to register: www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm
Contact Dan Keleher for information on all NH Fish and Game Hunter Education Courses at 603-692-2149 or MWSABowhunterEd@gmail.com
All registrations MUST go through the NH Fish& Game (link above)
Traditional Classroom Dates – TBA
NOTE: You must attend all class nights. Contact instructor if questions or conflict.
Strafford County 4-H Shooting Sports:
New members will be accepted this September.
Major Waldron’s is proud to host the Strafford County 4-H “Projectiles.” We know that children who are trained in the proper handling and use of firearms are safer and more responsible than children who are not. The instructors are volunteers who are trained by 4-H, and who are dedicated to teaching children gun safety and enjoyments of shooting sports of all kinds.
1st and 4th Saturday of each month 8:00 AM until Noon
Contact Sam Faulkner at 603-335-0390 or Email Sam
Check out their new 4H Projectiles website !!!!
Civilian Marksmanship Program Matches and Events
Competitive marksmanship is a big part of CMP’s mission. It reinforces firearms safety and enables competitors to further develop their marksmanship skills and in many cases, earn recognition for doing so. In the information that follows you’ll find news and descriptions of upcoming matches, how to enter them and more information on course of fire and what you can expect from your participation.
Link to the CMP Site: CMP Service Rifle
CMP Match Dates:
All matches start at 9AM. Squadding starts at 8:30AM
For further information, contact the CMP Chairman John Orr at 603-905-9059 or via email . Email John
BSA Venture Crew 358
Barrington, NH’s Crew 358 meets the 1st & 4th Thursday of each month at Major Waldron Sportsmen’s Association. (You don’t need to reside in Barrington.)
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 of age and have completed the eighth grade and are under 21 years of age.
Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.Venturing was launched within Boy Scouts of America in 1998.
For more information, check out their website.