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Published Date: 2024-06-18 07:31:00
 

1) The new Board has been meeting monthly in person and has had one on-line meeting to address an urgent matter. The operations of the Board have changed somewhat as we have adopted a more formal structure for full meetings, based on Robert's Rules. The most significant change is the monthly Treasurer's update. Heads of Committees also report monthly, wherein those who are on the Board report directly, while those not on the Board report via an appointed Board member. These measures were taken to keep all of the Board fully informed and educated in the way all aspects of the Club function.

 

2) Another change in the management of the club is that all fees collected by the various groups (Trap, Sporting Clays, Archery, Rifle/Pistol) be paid to the Treasurer at the end of each month. These monies must also include documentation of the number and names of the participants, and if they are club members or guests. For Trap and Sporting Clays there is a significant amount of Club money that must be recovered for clay targets: this year with the Atlantic Trap Championships being held here ~ $45K.

 

3) The Club website has undergone some changes in structure that are meant to provide information to the user in an easier fashion. We are also going through the existing content and updating or removing material.

 

4) Orientations continue to be held on the first Sunday of each month. We are trying to ensure that Members of the Board, representing the various groups in the Club, are present. This way our incoming member's get to meet a few of the Board, and the Board members can better explain the intricacies of their own groups.

 

5) Safety is a of prime importance to us all, so we are updating information and signage in areas where we felt there was a need. We are also updating our first aid kits and AED machines.

 

6) Based on the Chief Firearms Office inspection of the range last year, we are beginning to start repairs. These repairs impact primarily on Range B, Range C and Range A.  Work on Range B down to 50m will start on June 24th. This involves relocating the backstop at "50" yards, and installation of a new target stand at 50m. Upgrades to drainage and the range floor will be made at the same time. Additional maintenance will also be taking place on the Long Branch and main Clubhouse.

 

7) We have changed the way we rent the range facilities to outside organizations. These fall into 2 categories: law enforcement groups; and security companies. We are charging on a daily basis now, with the anticipation that the extra income will help us maintain the ranges and keep our membership fees low.

 

8) The Club continues to co-operate with the Provincial Wildlife division in supporting the BOW and Youth programs. A successful BOW event was held in May, and the Youth event will take place in late August.

 

9) We have been in contact with our insurer, National Firearms Association, and they will be running an RSO course for us in late July. This has restricted numbers, but we should be able to have some participants in that qualify to offer the course in-house.

 

10) We are in communication with the NFA about the details of our coverage. This has lead us to hire a legal consultant to rewrite our contracts with external bodies and also advise us on waivers for external users of the range. 

Published Date: 2024-06-15 14:34:00

Starting on Monday June 24 through to Wednesday July 3 - Range B will be shut down for range upgrades and repairs. Subject to weather and progress of the repairs, it may be possible to have Range B open for use of the 100 and 200 yard portion of the range on June 29 and 30.  If so a notice will be put up. 

Ranges A, B and C - are going to have to be closed for maintenance at various other times during the season. Primarily this will involve "grooming" the berms and back stops, as well as improvements to the range floors. Many of these repairs are mandated by our external range inspection that took place last year. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, and will do our best to keep the range closures to a minimum amount of time. 

Board, St. John's Rod and Gun Club.

Published Date: 2024-06-11 09:27:00

The Club holds a Steel Challenge Event, every Tuesday night from 5 - 8pm, on Range C, weather permitting. 

Steel Challenge has set courses of 5 steel targets set up at distanced from 11 to 25m away. It is shot from a fixed position. It can be shot with pistol, PCC (pistol caliber carbine) or .22 rifle. 

It involves shooting the course 5 times, with the 4 best used to calculate the final score. A minimum of 2 courses of fire are used per match. For pistol or PCC you generally need 5 magazines. Pistol or revolver are drawn from a holster. 

Good ear protection and ballistic rated eye protection are required. 

Contact - Monty Petipas. 

Published Date: 2024-05-28 15:04:00
Orientation - Sunday July 7th, will go ahead weather permitting. 
Check SJRC webpage before coming out. 
Meet in the main clubhouse starting at 930 to fill in applications and make payments.
Orientation begins at 10am. 
Should it become necessary for us to cancel this orientation, could you please email 
sjrgc2024@gmail.com (our General Enquiries address) and indicate if you are intending to come this Orientation
 
 

Published Date: 2024-05-28 10:25:00

Beginning on Wednesday, May 29th,  evening sporting clays will begin. Unless, the weather is terrible it will go ahead. We will announce cancellations via an email, cub website and club calendar. Otherwise it is going ahead.

A snack is available for $5 (including juniors). Registration and shooting opens at 4 pm but you can come later depending on your work schedule. We will shoot as many targets as the evening light allows. Target fees are $16 or 2 card punches. Juniors shoot fees are half price.

Remember to bring your ammo (#7 1/2 shot or smaller) as well as eye and ear protection. All members welcome.

Sporting Clays Exec.

Published Date: 2024-04-18 23:07:00

 

The 2024 trapshooting season at the St. John's Rod and Gun Club kicks off on Sunday, April 21 with the Dianne Wood Memorial Shoot.

Dianne lived in London, Ontario and sadly lost her battle with cancer on December 23, 2023. Along with husband Jim, they attended many Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships. We always looked forward to welcoming Dianne, husband Jim, and the many other out of province shooters that Dianne no doubt had some part in convincing to attend our shoot. 

Please join us as we remember a wonderful person and dear friend.

2024 Trapshooting Season Details

Organized trapshoots will take place on Sundays from 12 noon to 4 PM.

The cost of of clay targets are up and we will have a small price adjustment this year. The cost is $7 for a round of 25 targets if paying with cash. A 12 round trap card can be purchased for $75 and offers shooters a small break on the price of shooting.

Shooters must provide their own ammunition - 7 1/2  or 8 size shot only. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.

If you have any questions on trapshooting at the club, or if you're new and want to give it a try, contact the Trap Committee - Andrea, Troy or Christian. See contact info on the club's contact page.

We also have a full slate of ATA registered shoots scheduled for this season. The NL Provincial Trapshooting Championships will take place on July 21 and the club will host the Atlantic Provinces Trapshooting Championships on August 28 - September 1.

2024 ATA Registered Shoot Schedule

April 21
Dianne's Shoot. In Memory of Dianne Wood.
50 Singles, 50 Handicap, 50 Doubles

May 26
National Trap Day
50 Singles, 50 Handicap, 50 Doubles

June 16
Eastern Classic
100 Singles, 100 Doubles

July 21
NL Trap Championships
100 Singles, 100 Handicap, 100 Doubles

August 11
August Shoot
100 Handicap, 100 Doubles

August 28
Atlantics Warm Up - The Sponsor's Challenge
50 Singles, 50 Handicap, 50 Doubles

August 29 - September 1
Atlantic Provinces ATA Provincial Shoot
800 Targets

See you at the shoot!

Trap Committee

Published Date: 2024-03-31 11:08:00

Recently when the snow at the club was its deepest four club members in desperation traveled to Florida to shoot at the Silver Dollar sports club.

 

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Archery

Archery provides both a 3D animal course that winds through the forest, and a 20-90 meter target range. The archery group shoots indoors during the winter at 18 meter targets.

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Rifle/Pistol

A 15 stall outdoor rifle range that provides an excellent opportunity for air rifles, handguns, and long guns from 50-200 yards. The outdoor pistol range features 12 shooting stalls with target stands set at 20-25m.

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Trap Shooting

Offers 4 Trap Fields each with automatic clay target throwers & automated voice release systems.

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Sporting Clays

Features 15 shooting stations along a groomed trail through the forest. We offer a wide variety of manual and electric clay target throwers


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IDPA

Using the clubs Pistol ranges, the IDPA offers shoots that simulate self-defense scenarios and real life encounters.

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IPSC

Offers a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of accuracy, speed, and power are balanced using a unique scoring system.

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Youth Program

Juniors are welcomed to engage in a series of programs designed to teach safe and responsible shooting. Opportunities exist for young people to acquire a license and participate in Club events either as individuals or as members of the Junior Group.

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Conservation

Our Club's Conservation Mandate


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Archery

Archery provides both a 3D animal course that winds through the forest, and a 20-90 meter target range. The archery group shoots indoors during the winter at 18 meter targets.


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Rifle/Pistol

A 15 stall outdoor rifle range that provides an excellent opportunity for air rifles, handguns, and long guns from 50-200 yards. The outdoor pistol range features 12 shooting stalls with target stands set at 20-25m.


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Trap Shooting

Offers 4 Trap Fields each with automatic clay target throwers & automated voice release systems.


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Sporting Clays

Features 15 shooting stations along a groomed trail through the forest. We offer a wide variety of manual and electric clay target throwers


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IDPA

Using the clubs Pistol ranges, the IDPA offers shoots that simulate self-defense scenarios and real life encounters.


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IPSC

Offers a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of accuracy, speed, and power are balanced using a unique scoring system.


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Youth Program

Juniors are welcomed to engage in a series of programs designed to teach safe and responsible shooting. Opportunities exist for young people to acquire a license and participate in Club events either as individuals or as members of the Junior Group.


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Conservation

Our Club's Conservation Mandate




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