Toronto International 
Rifle & Pistol Club

Est. 2019

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions!

 

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I have preregistered, now what?

 

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Does TIRPC have an indoor range?

 

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What can I shoot at TIRPC?

 

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Does TIRPC have shotgun disciplines?

 

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What are the Annual Fee's and Startup Costs if I want to join?

 

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What are the hours of operation?


 
 

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Can I bring a guest?

 
 

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What Disciplines are offered at TIRPC?

 

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Can I shoot on my own once I am a member?

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First off, we're glad you did!

Once you've preregistered you will receive an email confirming that we have received your information and have added you to our list.

We have begun to accept new members as of July 2019. We will be reaching out to those on the top of the list to have a quick interview with our membership team (to make sure that the potential new member and the club are a good fit for each other) and setup your course date and time.

Please be patient waiting to hear. We haven't forgotten you and plan to process our new members as quickly and efficiently as possible but there is training required and we can only have so many members work their way through the probationary period at once.  

 

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Not quite! TIRPC's rifle and pistol range is an "Open Sky" design meaning that the range has four walls, and a ceiling just over the shooters head that reaches out approx. 6 Metres but then becomes open sky. From the main shooting line you cannot see the sky (because of the overhead baffles) but if you were to step out forward of the line and look up you'd see the sky!

What does this mean? It means that while you are exposed to the elements in some ways (hot and cold) you are protected from rain and snow, and the design of the range keeps it cool in the summer months! Plus you don't need to worry about ventilation systems as we have plenty of natural air flow - so less lead and particle build up in the air.

 

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Our main range accommodates pistol calibre (non-magnum) handguns and rifles and .223 rem rifles on the East Side (20 lanes total) and Rimfire Rifles and Pistols on the West Side (20 lanes total)

That gives you a choice of 40 lanes to set up and shoot! So you can forget waiting for a lane like at other places!

 

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Yes! All members of TIRPC are also automatically members of Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club. This means you have access to the 9 various clay fields on the property during normal TITSC hours.

 

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Check out our Preregistration & Pricing Page for all the details!

 

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Currently we do not have set office hours. When we do they will be posted.

As for shooting hours, Full Members have access to the club 7 days a week as follows:

Monday - Saturday 10am-8pm or dusk (whichever is sooner)

Sunday and Statutory Holidays 10am - 6pm or dusk (whichever is sooner)

We do have the pleasure of hosting some of Canada's most accomplished high performance rifle and pistol shooters for various, provincial, national and international events. When these events are on we have either partial or full range closures to the general membership. We strive to keep these during the less busy times and will always have any full or partial closures listed on the calendar both online, on the forum, and posted in the clubhouse well in advance of any interruption. These events on average total approx 30 days per year and are spread out in increments of 2-10 days per event.

 

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Yes! After you have completed your orientation course and associated probationary shoots and are approved as a full member you will be able to bring a guest. There is a guest fee of $10 and your guest is to be under your direct and immediate supervision while shooting. There is a limit to how many times a guest may be a guest (4 visits) before they would be asked to join if they would like to keep shooting at the range.

 

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We offer:

Police Pistol Combat (PPC)
PPC Service Rifle (a unique spin on the discipline!)
A junior .22lr program
Bullseye / Precision Pistol
A Rimfire Steel Challenge Course

We are not approved for IPSC or Multi-Gun events.

 

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After successful completion of the Club Orientation and Safety Course you become a probationary member.The probationary period is a minimum of 45 days. During this time you may only shoot one on one with our instructors to complete your "sign offs". It's a way to learn how the club works, our policies and procedures, meet some members, try some guns and learn to shoot safely at our ranges.


Once you have completed your sign offs successfully and have waited the minimum 45 day probationary period you can submit to the board to become a full member.


Once you are approved as a full member you may shoot during the normal operating hours of club, but you must have someone else with you on site. It could be another member shooting, or a guest or a family member or friend who is just watching from our climate controlled clubhouse. The only determination to say who can be "second" person is that they are capable of calling 911.


After no less than one full year of being a full member, a member in good standing with no safety infractions may apply to shoot solo. 


 

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Can I shoot at TIRPC without becoming a member?

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No. At this time TIRPC is a members-only club. We do not allow walk-ins .

We do occasionally host charity shoots that are a great way to come out and try the shooting sports and the range without becoming a member. Our charity shoots don't even require the shooter to have a PAL or Firearms License as all shooting is done one on one with an instructor.