Community News & Range Updates
Our Newly Renovated Clubhouse is Complete!
December 18th, 2022
Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club Donates $4,096 to Barrie & District Christmas Cheer for December 2022!
Our generous members pitched in and together we were able to help Barrie & District Christmas Cheer meet their campaign goal of $280,000 which went into helping over 1700 local families enjoy the Holiday Season - with a few less worries!
We love being able to use our platform to help raise funds for deserving charities and organizations in our community!
Check out Barrie & District Christmas Cheer's Mission by Clicking Here!
May 9th, 2022
Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club is proud to Host a Project Mapleseed Clinic!
A Project Mapleseed event is designed to provide structured and safe rifle fundamentals to hunters and shooters of all ages and provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills that benefits new and experienced shooters alike.
For the new shooter we can teach you to use your rifle safely and also be able to hit your target. For the seasoned shooter we can teach you to shoot more accurately - even out to 500 yards.
The emphasis on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship within Project Mapleseed centers around traditional rifle marksmanship techniques using a rifle sling coupled with a concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA).
Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled silhouette targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range only 25 meters (82 feet) long, while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.
The ultimate goal of a "Mapleseed" is to teach students to maintain 4 minutes of angle (MOA) precision and accuracy, This translates into being able to put all shots into a 20 inch at 500 yards. Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score.
The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points. This earns the coveted Rifleman’s Patch and is equivalent to scoring Expert on an Army qualification course.
We are so excited to welcome this amazing team to our club on September 17th, 2022!
December 16th, 2021
Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club Donates $5,250 to Charity December 2021
Thanks to our fantastic members and their incredible generosity we just dropped off a cheque for $4,000 to Barrie and District Cheer, and let me tell you, every time I'm in contact with them - they tell me that we're their favourite club!
On Monday we'll be dropping off a cheque to the Innisfil Food bank for $1,250, surpassing last years donation to that organization by another $400+
Together we're helping out our community - during a normally hard time, in a particularly tough year.
Thanks again to everyone who was able to pitch in and help these very deserving causes - and the community members that they help!
June 1st, 2021
We are once again accepting new members!
We are pleased to announce that as of Mid-June 2021 we are able to start accepting new members again - with limited seating, and all outdoor classes.
We appreciate everyone's patience and are working our way through our waiting list. When we get towards your name someone from our membership committee will reach out to contact you.
Please note that due to situations surrounding the changes that COVID 19 created our current waiting list is likely over a year long. We are however still accepting new applicants and intend to work through our list as soon as is safely possible.
December 15th, 2020
Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club Donates $4657.20 to Barrie and District Christmas Cheer!
We could not be more proud of our amazing membership! In three weeks our 265 members raised $4,657.20 that was donated to Barrie and District Christmas Cheer to help local families out - during an especially difficult year for many!
Check out the article here: Christmas Cheer Article Barrie Today
December 22nd, 2020
New Member Courses Postponed During Ontario Lockdown
While we are lucky to be able to remain operational for our present members (as an outdoor range) we unfortunately have had to postpone all of our New Member Courses until further notice. We are still accepting applications for those interested in joining the club, and will restart our courses as soon as it is safe and we are permitted to do so.
Thank you for your support and interest in our club and we look forward to continuing to grow into Ontario's best gun club in 2021!
December 20th 2020
Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club Raises $800 and 144 lbs of Food for the Innisfil Food Bank
TIRPC wanted to find a way to give back to our community for Thanksgiving, especially during a year that was so difficult for so many in our community. Our members pulled together and raised $800 and 144 lbs of Food for the Innisfil Food Bank, delivered just in time to help out for Thanksgiving weekend!
Check out the article here: Food Bank Donation Barrie Today Article
To see what they do and help them out click here!
October 18th, 2020
September 15th, 2020
We have begun to accept new members again!
We have made changes to our normal operations, as well as how we offer our courses to be able to operate safely within best practices - as outlined by the province of Ontario - to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
We have begun our new member courses again as of July, 2020, although the seat numbers in each course are more limited than before.
This, along with a 2.5 month closure has further extended our wait list. We continue to process applications and are interviewing those whose interests and values best align with our organizations goals.
July 1 2020
Our club will be re-opening as of May 19th 2020 for our members!
At this time we are still unable to conduct new member courses - the first step to joining. If you would like to join please add your information to our waiting list. We will begin our courses as soon as it is safe and within the provincial and federal regulations to do so.
We will offer updates on this as soon as we know more.
May 17, 2020
Due to COVID-19 our club is closed to all operations until further notice. We will continue to provide updates on the status of the club as we know more.
-The TIRPC Board of Directors.
March 24th, 2020
Things are Heating Up at TIRPC!
We are having two overhead radiant tube-style heaters installed to cover 10 of our lanes! This will keep our shooters, and their guns, hands, faces and feet nice and toasty as they shoot at our beautiful outdoor, covered, 50 Metre rifle and pistol range!
This means that our club offers you the best of both worlds, cover from the elements, heat and excellent natural ventilation! It is now one of, if not the only outdoor range in Ontario to offer heating!
If you're looking for a gun club, check out what we have to offer and register on our pricing and wait list page!
We look forward to meeting you!
A Big Thank You to everyone who came out to check out the range on Tuesday. Was a pleasure meeting everyone and seeing what great folks our local firearms community has! We look forward to seeing many of you in the future as the newest members of TIRPC!
Come visit us for a tour to check out our facilities and speak to our members to see what TIRPC has to offer!
When: Tuesday October 29th 4pm-8pm
Where: Toronto International Rifle & Pistol Club 5206 5th sideroad Cookstown, Ontario
What: Have a tour of our newly renovated clubhouse and range, see what we have to offer and meet the folks that keep the place running!
(Visitors will not be shooting, but our members may be, so if you have eye and ear protection please bring it with you for the range tour. If you do not own any, some will be on site for you to use)
July 2019 Update
WE ARE OPEN!!!
We happily hosted our first new member safety and orientation course on
July 13th and welcomed our first group of new members!
We are still working on the "finishing touches" for the range and new clubhouse and once they have been completed we will be posting and sending out the dates and times of our open houses.
Please do not drop by without an appointment as we are not always on site. Thank You!
June 2019 Update
We had a few unexpected slow down's in our renovations, and are still waiting on one more key CFO approval, but we are nearing the finish line - or should I say the starting line!
As of June 4th, 2019 we have finished the second coat of paint in the newly renovated clubhouse and are awaiting the completion of the flooring and electrical work. We still have one outstanding approval we are waiting on from the CFO's office as well.
We are working diligently to get the new club up and running and to a point where we will be ready to accept new members.
Right now it is looking like we should be holding our first orientation course for our first batch of new members by the last weekend in June.
We are encouraged by the excitement and buzz that is going around, and understand that there are many people looking for a gun club and many of those people are excited to join TIRPC. We do ask that you remain patient as it is a very involved process and we want to things right - right from the beginning. Please also understand that we rely heavily on volunteers and can only ask so much from everyone as far as time commitments.
We will be in touch with those towards the beginning of the preregistration list in the coming weeks to speak to you over the phone to make sure that we are a good fit and to book your orientation courses.
We will also be holding some open houses to offer times and days that interested parties can come by and talk to us about what we offer and check out the new clubhouse, and the range facilities. As soon as we are ready to offer these we will be posting the dates and times here, as well as sending out and email to those who have preregistered or signed up for our email list.
We are looking forward to meeting everyone!
- The TIRPC Team
We're Getting Close to Opening!
We are now weeks away from opening our doors and starting to accept our new members!
As of April 15th we are working on finishing up the new renovations to the clubhouse and range and getting all of our paperwork in order. If everything goes smoothly we should be having our first New Member Orientation Class sometime soon!
If you have already preregistered we will begin reaching out to those at the top of the list in the coming weeks to go over the application and new member process and get you registered for a orientation course!
If you have not already preregistered and would like to join TIRPC please go to our "pricing and preregistration" page to save your spot on the list! Spots are filling up quickly! We look forward to meeting you!
- The TIRPC team.
Gun Ban Ruled Out For Now!
Amazing news for the shooting sports community released April 12, 2019 from the CSSA (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
Gun Ban Ruled Out – For Now
OSHAWA, ON – Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair’s long-awaited engagement report – Reducing Violent Crime: A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault-Style Firearms – has been released and the outcome of that discourse is somewhat encouraging for Canada’s two-million-plus lawful firearm owners who feared a possible gun ban.
“Those 134,917 participants in the government's online questionnaire overwhelmingly believe that a ban on handguns and so-called “assault-style” firearms targets the wrong people. Law-abiding firearm owners are not the problem, violent criminals possessing illicit guns are,” said Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association. “Our organization is not surprised by this conclusion and we said as much during the Minister’s in-person roundtable held in Toronto last fall."
CSSA representatives attended the Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal consultations.
At that roundtable, the CSSA also noted that there is no statistical evidence that the banning of civilian firearms would have an impact on the criminal misuse of guns. The only data that was available came from the Toronto Police Service, and it showed that politicians had been grossly misrepresenting the proportion of firearms that originated from our community.
“We agree that a multi-faceted approach (such as more community-based programs, enhanced law enforcement and border services, and harsher punishments and penalties for gun-related crime) is key if we are to reduce the illicit use of firearms. Imposing a gun ban ‘in isolation’ as the Minister noted, is useless,” said Mr. Bernardo.
“Our organization would welcome the opportunity to confer with Ministers Goodale and Blair and the Firearms Advisory Committee to help develop some real solutions to these serious firearm issues,” said Mr. Bernardo. The CSSA was a long-standing member of the federal government’s Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee, the purpose of which, among other things, is to provide the Public Safety Minister with advice on matters relating to Canada’s firearms policies, laws and regulations.
The Engagement Report will now be used to assist the federal government in developing any future changes it may wish to apply to firearm laws… “while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians,” as stated in the report.
"While it appears there will be no gun ban in our immediate future, the CSSA will continue its efforts to ensure the government of Canada understands and respects our Canadian firearm traditions and the rights of responsible Canadians to have lawful access to their firearms.