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.
Probationers are asked to attend Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8pm. You are welcome to stay later. Members may shoot from the hours of 9am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and from noon to 11pm Sunday.
While on probation you are restricted to firing 22s only. When a new member of the Club completes and passes a safety course under the supervision of a Club Safety Instructor and has completed the probationary period for membership in the Club, he/she will be permitted to shoot rim fire handguns at the PRPC range, until center fire qualified. 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.
An ATT is short for Authorization To Transport. It is the document required to transport your firearm from your residence to any approved range in Ontario. (a more detailed answer on conditions is on the ATT)
The club secretary will apply for you. You must be a member in good standing and possess a restricted PAL. You, or your spouse, must be in possession of a registered restricted firearm.
You must attend 8 Wednesday nights (club nights) within a period of approximately four 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 wither 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.
The costs breakdown as follows: SINGLE MEMBERSHIP. After your 4th 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 4th probationary visit, you'll be asked to pay for insurance coverage. The cost is $45, plus $10 for each additional family member. Once accepted as the primary member, there's a one-time initiation fee of $75 per family. A club level safety course is mandatory, 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, 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 family member may shoot without the primary member present PROVIDED that the family member is age 18 or older AND holds a Restricted PAL. Family members cannot bring guests. The membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st.
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.