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2019 Top Guns Provincial Championship Results

We enjoyed very good conditions for the 2019 Top Guns provincial championships on Saturday, 13 July, and there was a great turnout for the match, with 14 shooters. A classifier was made available for those who needed to update their chosen division classification, or just as a warm up stage. For the match, there were six stages, including one standards and five scenario stages chosen from high level competitive matches from around the globe. Some of them proved considerably more challenging than might have appeared at first glance.

The stages were:

  • Stage 1 - Standard (an 18 round standards stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 2 - Best Friend (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 3 - Shrieking Eels (a 16 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Miss'ippi Showdown)
  • Stage 4 - Gun Raffle (a 17 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Gulf Coast IDPA Championship)
  • Stage 5 - Black Gold (an 18 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Italian Summer Cup)
  • Stage 6 - Gun Store (a 15 round scenario stage, from the 2019 Texas State IDPA Championship)

Full results are available at the IDPANL website but these are the top competitors:

  • High Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP)/High Overall - Mike McGrath 173.64
  • High Stock Service Pistol (SSP) - Jeff Dowden 195.15
  • High Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) - Mike Saunders 260.58
  • High Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) - Gary Noftall 220.51
  • High Revolver (REV)/Most Accurate - Chris Butt 353.60
  • High Senior - Gerry Carr 247.43
  • High Distinguished Senior - Joe Banoub 528.42

It was a great match. And congratulations to the winners! We will put up some photos and video in due course.

Thanks to everyone for their help with running the match, and with setting up and tearing down stages.  The next club match is scheduled for Sunday, July 28. This will be the last regularly scheduled club match before the Zombie Apocalypse VIII Multi-Gun Shoot on August 10.

2019 NL Trapshooting Championship

2019 NL Trapshooting Championships Results

Saturday was a decent day for shooting but Sunday was a real treat. Cold, wind, fog, rain and drizzle left shooters asking “did we miss summer?” Mother nature threw the gamut at our shooters but they persevered!

Congratulations to NL Trapshooting Champions:

  • Troy Coldwell (Singles, Doubles and High Overall),
  • Nina Chandler (Lady Singles Champion),
  • Paul Bailey (Senior Singles Champion),
  • John Tucker (Handicap Champion).

Nina preparing for Sunday’s Doubles Event (winter hat and all). John Bellows and John Tucker after their shoot off with Russ Brown for Handicap Champion through 3rd Place.  Tucker took Champion, Bellows was Runner up and Brown took 3rd place.

Sporting Clays July NSCA Shoot

Folks, our next NSCA registered shoot of the year, the "July Evening Special" is being held on Wednesday evening, July 17th. This will consist of 50 sporting targets at a cost of $15 (or two card punches + $3). This will be for the first 50 targets. After that it's regular Wednesday cost for subsequent rounds.
Please note that this is one of a small number of Wednesday evening registered shoots that we have planned this year. During NSCA registered shoots, both NSCA members and non-NSCA shooters are all welcome (non-NSCA shooters shoot in "Hunter's Class"). For information, or to join the National Sporting Clays Association visit:

Just click the "members" section at top of page and click "sign up/renew". It only takes a few minutes!

For those of you who are unsure if you want to join NSCA at this time, there is a complimentary limited membership available to first-timers. The application and details can be found here:

Just fill it out, bring it to the next registered shoot you attend and hand it in during registration - Do not mail to NSCA. This will enable you to join NSCA on the spot and have your targets registered until the end of the year. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Herb Butt at

Youth Hunting Skills Event July 27, 2019

The St. John's Rod and Gun Club is proud to announce that we will be partnering once again with the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources to host the 2019 Youth Hunting Skills Event at the club on Saturday July 27, 2019.  This is a full day event starting at 9am and concluding at 4pm. The day will consist of stations including:  Rifle Shooting; Clay Target Shooting; Archery; Fly Fishing; and Outdoor Survival.  No prior experience necessary! This is a great way to introduce youth to hunting/outdoor/shooting skills in a safe, controlled environment with qualified instructors and volunteers, prior attendees are absolutely encouraged to return and further enhance their outdoor skills. 

Important notes:

  • Ages 12-17.
  • Fee for this event is $10 per youth which includes lunch. Lunch for parent/guardian is available for $5.
  • All youth participating in the event MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All Firearms, equipment, safety equipment and ammunition is provided for this event.
  • This event takes place outdoors rain or shine, please wear clothing and footwear suitable for weather of the day. Fly spray & sunscreen are recommended as well. 
  • Event starts at 9am, attendees need to be onsite at 8:30am to sign in.
  • Pre-Registration is required for this event, space is limited to 50 participants. Please contact to pre-register for this event. 
  • Driving instructions to the Club can be found on this webpage on the CLUB MAP page (see menu above).
  • Youth participating in this event will be entered for a chance to win the Atlantic Provinces Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange Program.

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Archery Transition Dates

Update for the archery shoot schedule for the next couple of weeks as we enter into our transition from our indoor to our outdoor season. Please see below:

May 17th - regular shoot
May 24th - no shoot (grad weekend at school)
May 27th - 3D shoot and start of our regular Monday 3D season
May 31st - indoor shoot (final Friday shoot for season)
June 2nd - indoor tournament (details to follow)

As always, these dates are subject to change, however if you do not see a posting stating otherwise our shoots are a go each week.

Archery Head


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