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The Northern New Jersey Revolver League has been in existence for nearly 70 years. In 1953, a group of Police Departments surrounding the Riverdale area formed what was known as the Northern New Jersey Police Revolver League. There were ten original Police Department Teams most of which had their own outdoor range. The League was established to provide training and competition for the participating police department officers. In the 1950’s, 60‘s, and 70’s, local police departments were solely responsible for officer pistol training thereby making private leagues popular.

Today, most of the pistol ranges used by the original founding towns such as Riverdale, Boonton, Montville, Ringwood, Bloomingdale, Pequannock, Oakland, Little Falls, Paterson ASPCA, Wanaque, Wayne, Butler, Kinnelon, and Passaic Valley Water Commission are gone. The Riverdale indoor range and the Pequannock outdoor range are still in existence and are currently used by the League; along with the indoor range at ”Gun For Hire” in Woodland Park.

The League has morphed into a civilian league focused on .38 caliber revolver competitive shooting. Six of the original police department teams compete on a weekly basis in summer and winter league sessions. While competition and shooting excellence is our main motivation, we focus heavily upon safe gun handling and marksmanship training.