Frequently Asked Questions
What is a RO?
RO is short for Range Officer. It is his/her duty to run the range in a safe manner by enforcing range rules. It is well within their power to eject shooters for safety infractions. His / her instructions must be followed
What hours may I shoot?
Probationers are asked to attend Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm to 8pm. Members may shoot from the hours of 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and from noon to 11pm Sunday
What can I shoot at the club?
While on probation you are restricted to firing .22 caliber (rim fire) only, unless you can center-fire qualify. Center-fire qualification requirements are shooting 2 targets back to back, placing 10 shots in each, within the target rings. Shooters will be restricted to shooting bull’s-eye only until trained in other aspects of handgun shooting such as cowboy and Police Pistol Combat. Any person shooting any firearm deemed to be beyond their capability to handle safely, will be instructed by the Range Master, Range Safety Officer or a Director to case the firearm until such time as the safety issue has been resolved by the Range Master or Range Safety Officer of the PRPC.
What is an ATT?
An ATT is short for Authorization To Transport. Authorization to Transport is now attached electronically to your Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) when you buy your first restricted firearm.
How do I get an ATT?
Once you have bought and registered a restricted firearm, the CFP (Canadian Firearms Program) will electronically attach your ATT to your PAL.
How long is the probation period?
You must attend 8 Wednesday nights (club nights) within a period of approximately three months. They don’t have to be consecutive. This period will allow the executive to form an opinion as to whether or not you should become a member of the PRPC . This time frame also allows you to decide whether the club is right for you. If you or one of the executive decides that it is not a good fit then your initiation fee will be refunded.
What are the costs?
The costs breakdown as follows: SINGLE MEMBERSHIP. After your 3rd probationary visit, you will be asked to pay $45 for insurance coverage. Once accepted as a member, there’s a one-time initiation fee of $75. A club level safety course is also mandatory. Cost for this all day (9-5) course is $50. The annual membership fee is $250, which also includes insurance coverage. The membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st. FAMILY MEMBERSHIP. After your 3rd probationary visit, you’ll be asked to pay for insurance coverage. The cost is $80 for 2 adults and children 12-17 living in the same residence. Once accepted as the primary member, there’s a one-time initiation fee of $75 for each family member. A club level safety course is mandatory for each family member. Cost is $50 per family member. The annual family membership fee is $350, which also includes your insurance coverage. This covers you, the primary member, your spouse/partner and all children living at home under the age of 18 or 21, if still attending school. Family members do not have voting rights or property rights. A spouse/partner member may shoot without the primary member present PROVIDED that he/she holds a valid PAL. The children of the primary member may not shoot unless the child/borrower uses the firearm under the direct and immediate supervision of the person pursuant to the Firearms Act. Family members cannot bring guests. The membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st.
Must I own a restricted firearm to join the club?
No, but without your own firearm you are relying on others loaning their firearms. There are “club guns” for your use while you’re on probation on Wednesday evenings.