INDOOR RANGE UPDATE

A Monday evening indoor range shoot, open to current club members, is now operating on a trial basis from the beginning of March through mid April.

Hours from 5:00-7:30 PM.

Continuation of this shooting opportunity past mid April is dependent on interest and availability of Range Officers.

The ongoing Wednesday afternoon shoot hours of operation are 1:00-4:00 PM.

Marvin Paisner,  Indoor Firearms Range Director  (2017)

250-229-5710

 

 

Welcome to the Indoor Range!

The Indoor Range is located in the lower floor of the Club. At times of scheduled shooting, you may access the Range from the side doors at the rear corner of the building.

 

Recently, we have made several changes to the Indoor Range. A viewing wall separating the assembly area from the shooting area has been added. Additional preparation benches have been added to the assembly area. We have increased the shooting stations to SIX, with each station enclosed on both sides. The 4 centre stations have a fixed bench & the ones on each end are ‘flip-up’ for access to change targets. Each station has individual lighting control, to suit your eyes and sights. We have added some soundproofing to each station. To assist when shooting a rifle, there are removable L or R elbow rests for additional comfort. We now have 5 inclined ramps for prone shooting position for special events. The intensity of the lighting at the target end has been improved.

The ‘closed loop’ air filtration system to improve air quality & reduce heat loss in the winter months is in operation. It appears to be working well!

Our range is an indoor 6 shooting station 20 meter range, designed for any centre fire pistol cartridge or rim-fire cartridge for both, pistol or rifle. The bullet trap is a double steel plate at a 45 degree angle with a six inch thick sand bed to trap the bullets. We use conveyor belting to prevent splash back after the bullet hits the deflector or sand trap.

To use our range you must be a member of the club in good standing and have an authorization to transport a restricted or prohibited firearm.

During the summer, more members are shooting at the Outdoor Range.

The Indoor Range has been active Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00. Best to check with me for more availability.

The Ladies Club Shooting for .22 RIFLE is Thursday Evening – Ladies only!

Limited .22 rifle shooting is allowed at the Wednesday shoots – depending on the amount of handgun shooters.

Novice shooters are welcome, as, we have members able to provide assistance with your shooting.

Previous Range Officer status is rescinded & must be upgraded to meet the new Range layout & procedure. The previous policy of allowing members with Range Officer status to have a key & passcode access to the Range at random times has been discontinued. Current insurance & liability rules, as well as, conflict with hall rental will not allow it.

Our Club facilities are comparable to the best in Western Canada & even with this year’s increase, the membership dues are low in comparison.

Every Club service & activity is provided by VOLUNTEERS!!! We need more HELP to provide more SERVICE & ACTIVITY!

Neil Sorsdahl – Indoor Range Master (2015 – 2016)

(250) – 551-5331