FAQ

Frequently asked questions, policies, and club rules.


What is a safe distance to be from the steel target frames in the pistol bays?.

The minimum safe distance is 10 Meters in Canada. Other countries may have different regulations, but Canadian standards are set at 10 meters.

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The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, Bill C-42, has received Royal Assent on 18 June 2015.

The RCMP have sent out notices that The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, Bill C-42, has received Royal Assent on 18 June 2015.

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TRANSPORTATION OF RESTRICTED FIREARMS.

The department of justice website is a website that explains things in a clear manor that the Canadian firearms program contains but may not be in short form.
Here is an example:

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APPROVED TARGETS (PISTOL BAYS)

The pistol bays have steel stands which are used to hold plywood.
The plywood is biodegradable.
The posted targets shall be of the same nature paper / cardboard.

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APPROVED TARGETS (RIFLE RANGE)

The back stops on the rifle range are NOT there to "place" or "hold" any such kind of materials that are to be used as targets.

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what should I do if any animal appears on the range while I am shooting?.

STOP. The FMFGA property as a "game sanctuary". All shooting shall IMMEDIATELY cease and not reconvene until such time as the animal(s)are clearly not visible to any one on the range.
All wildlife MUST be Allowed free access to travel, move or migrate in any such fashion on the FMFGA property with out any harassment and disturbance.

Wildlife are never to be approached or disturbed for any reason.
It is Alberta law to Allow any or all wildlife to travel freely and or pass by safely on any land in Alberta.

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Magazine capacity(s)

QUESTION:
What is the maximum number of cartridges that a firearm magazine can legally hold?
ANSWER:

As set out in Criminal Code Regulations, some large-capacity magazines are prohibited regardless of the class of firearm to which the magazines are attached. As a general rule, the maximum magazine capacity is:
• 5 cartridges for most magazines designed for a semi-automatic centre-fire long gun; or
• 10 cartridges for most handgun magazines

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where do I discharge shot guns?.

There are two answers to this question. The specific type of ammunition used in the shot gun determines which range the shot gun shall be used:
#1, the trap and skeet range (shot pelletts only)
#2, The high power / rifle range. (rifled /sabot slugs).

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Pointing a firearm

87. (1) Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, points a firearm at another person, whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded.
Punishment
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 87; 1995, c. 39, s. 139.

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