Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join a meeting for the first time?
New member applications are on hold until the pandemic has resolved. When we once again can accept members, the following applies:
To become a member of the Club, there is an initial probationary period of eight Wednesday evening visits (probationary times are 6:15pm to 8pm). It is not necessary that the eight visits be consecutive, however your probation period should be completed within 12 weeks.
You must demonstrate safe firearm handling, the responsibility to adhere to club rules and the ability to take direction.
There is also a mandatory Club level safety course ($50) that is usually run on a Sunday. After the probationary period is served and the Club level safety course successfully completed, the Club Executive will vote on your acceptance.
There is a one time initiation fee of $75. If membership is declined or not proceeded with, the initiation fee is refunded.
To ensure that probationary members have the benefit of liability insurance, this coverage will be extended on the fourth probationary visit and cost $45. This coverage needs to be in place in order to continue.
Do I have to be a member to participate?
Members may invite a guest up to 3 times per year and are responsible for them at all times. Guests must fill out a mandatory guest slip and also be signed in and wear a visitor's badge. Guest slips are available at the sign in desk. Please note that only full members may bring a guest.
What if I'm a member of another shooting club?
Current members of other clubs wishing to join the PRPC need to serve a probationary period of six Wednesday evening visits. The initiation fee is waived and while passing the Club level safety course is still required, the fee for attending it, is also waived. We do require a recommendation letter from your previous or current club.
Do I need to own a firearm to join?
No your do not, however, if you do not own a firearm you will be dependant on other members to use their firearms.