Fundy Shooting Sports Inc.

Serving The Firearms Community Of Saint John For Over 30 Years

News For 2022

August

  • GEORGE McGILLIVARY 3 GUN CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AUGUST 21
       The RNBRA George McGillivary 3 Gun Championship will be held at Fundy Shooting Sports range on Sunday August 21st at 9:00AM. Competitors using holsters for pistol carry are only permitted to do so provided they have received training in the use of a holster. Centerfire pistol and rifle are mandatory. Shotguns in 20 or 12 gauge only. Pistol Caliber Carbines do not qualify for "rifle". Rifle shots from 50-100m. Pistol shots out to 25m. Shotgun will require #7.5 or #8 shot, and a minimum of 5 slugs. During the courses of fire, reloading the firearm may be required, so pouches for holding additional ammunition are necessary. Round count will be 40-50 rifle, 50 birdshot, 5 slugs and 50-75 rounds of pistol. For those that do not have a handgun, you may use a pistol caliber carbine for the pistol portion but will not be eligible for awards. Match fee is $20 and preregistration is MANDATORY. Registration is via email and Practiscore (https://practiscore.com/). Email Jody to register (ipscjody@yahoo.com) please make the subject line "3Gun" and please include all the details of your firearms, caliber and whether or not they have optics. This information is important so please ensure to do so. All ranges will be in use until 3 PM. If you have any questions please contact Jody.
  • YOUTH SHOOT SATURDAY AUGUST 13
       Our Annual Youth Shoot will be held on Saturday August 13th at 10:00 am. It is open to the children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews of our members who are between the ages of 10 and 17. Members are to provide their own .22LR rifles and ammunition. If you would like to participate and do not have a .22 rifle the club has a Marlin 795 semi-auto rifle with 5 magazines for any member to use. Please ensure that your rifle is sighted in prior to the shoot as there will be no time to do so before to the shoot. We will be giving away, on a draw basis, a Ruger 10/22 Semi-automatic .22LR gray synthetic stocked rifle complete with 4 spare magazines, Tasco Red Dot Scope and a Ruger 10/22 soft case. We have a good selection of additional prizes, 5 Cabela's Range Bags, 2 Cabela's Multi Tools, 4 Allen .22LR Bore Snakes, Life Straw Water Filter, 2 Hunter Orange Safety Vests, 2 Camo Therm-A-Seats, Hoppes Air Vault, 12 Bass Pro Mini Flashlights, 2 Bushnell 8x21 Compact Binoculars, Sleeping Bag, Red Head Camo Knapsack, a brick of Winchester .22LR 40 grain plated ammo, 100 Rounds Challanger 12GA #7.5 and an assortment of hats, frisbees, and participant medals as well. If any member wishes to donate any additional prizes please let Dave Greene know. If you are planning on attending please email Dave (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca) with the child's name and age, so we can have enough prizes and food for everyone. This is a great opportunity to win a new rifle and some ammo. All other ranges will be closed during this event.

July

  • IPSC AND PCC MATCH SUNDAY JULY 10
       Please be advised that there will be an IPSC Pistol and PCC match on Sunday July 10th and both pistol ranges will be in use for the day until late afternoon. Also, prior to the match there will be some set up for the event, so please do not disturb the work being done by the volunteers. The ranges will still be usable for the membership, just slightly restricted. Online match registration is available on Practiscore. Once registered, you will receive all the info you will need regarding the match. First shots at 10:00 AM. The 25/50 yard and 100 yard ranges will be open for all members to use during this time. Spectators are welcome but must have eye and ear protection. If you have any questions please contact Jody - ipscjody@yahoo.com .
  • RANGE CLOSED FOR CFO INSPECTION JULY 6
       Wednesday July 6th, 2022 the whole range will be closed from 10:00AM to 3:00PM while the Chief Firearms Office does their inspection. All ranges will be closed, no exceptions. Please ensure that you keep the range clean and tidy (remove used targets & pick up brass), replace any range markers that are damaged, keep grass mowed so we are in top notch shape.
  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY UPDATE - PICTURES
       On June 4th Fundy Shooting Sports Inc. hosted a National Range Day event in support of the CCFR. We had 92 guests arrive at the range in Mispec over the course of the day. They enjoyed a fun event where they were instructed and shown how to safely use firearms and take part in the challenge of marksmanship. Once again the executive is truly grateful for the support and assistance of so many club members who helped make this event a success. Special thanks to Tim Hunter for fabricating commemorative tokens for all participants. Pictures can be viewed here.

June

  • RNBRA GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3 GUN CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY JUNE 26
       On Sunday June 26th, Fundy Shooting Sports is again hosting the RNBRA George McGillivary 3 Gun championship. This event is open to competitors using centerfire pistols, rifles and shotguns. Competitors using holsters for pistol carry are only permitted to do so provided they have received training in the use of a holster. Centerfire pistol and rifle are mandatory. Shotguns in 20 or 12 gauge only. Pistol Caliber Carbines do not qualify for "rifle". Rifle shots from 50-100m. Pistol shots out to 25m. Shotgun will require #7.5 or #8 shot, and a minimum of 5 slugs. During the courses of fire, reloading the firearm may be required, so pouches for holding additional ammunition are necessary. Round count will be 40-50 rifle, 50 birdshot, 5 slugs and 50-75 rounds of pistol. For those that do not have a handgun, you may use a pistol caliber carbine for the pistol portion but will not be eligible for awards. Match fee is $20 and preregistration is MANDATORY. Registration is via email and Practiscore. Email Jody to register, ipscjody@yahoo.com, please make the subject line "3Gun" and please include all the details of your firearms, caliber and whether or not they have optics. This information is important so please ensure to do so. All ranges will be in use until 3 PM. If you have any questions please contact Jody, Thanks.
  • 100 YARD RIFLE MATCH SATURDAY JUNE 11
       We are holding a 100 yard rifle match at Fundy Shooting Sports. This will be similar to an F Class event for scoped rifles, but a little more relaxed. It will be on Saturday, June 11th, starting at 10:00 am. The shoot will utilize the club's electronic targeting systems. The registration fee is $10 per shooter, email Nick Munn (nick.munn@nbed.nb.ca) to register. We will be shooting two strings of 12 shots, (2 sighters and 10 for score). Shooting will be done from the benches and the prone position, shooters choice. If you do not have a rifle but would like to try this event, a .308 and .223 rifle will be available for your use (bring your own ammo). If you have an IPad or other internet capable device, bring that to see your target hits. Will have loaners if you do not have a device. If you have any questions please contact Nick directly. All other ranges will be open to the membership during this shoot.
  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY VOLUNTEERS - THANK YOU!
       Hi everyone - All I can say about our National Range Day is WOW! What an awesome day. It surpassed our hopes, for sure. Firstly, we would like to thank everyone that took part in this. It was a lot of work to put together. So, to the committee chaired by Danny Adams, thanks guys. They had many meetings to get everything ironed out. The day went very well, not too many hiccups. To everyone that volunteered THANK YOU!!! It was the largest group I have ever seen at the range, this was paramount to the success of the event. To see that many members working together was amazing! Seeing all the smiles on peoples faces was so awesome, everyone really had a great time. We had several people ask when we were going to do it again. In closing, we are very proud of the club and it’s members. Once again, to all that took place in this success, THANK YOU! - John Kelly, Vice President, FSSI
  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY JUNE 4
       June 4th has been selected as National Range Day by the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights (CCFR). In support of this, and keeping with our club's mandate to introduce and educate about firearms, we will be holding an open range day event for interested members of the public to try out firearms. June 5th will be the rain date, if needed. Full details of the event are available here, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Send an email to OpenRange2022@gmail.com - Club members please note that all ranges will be unavailable during the event. Volunteers are needed, please contact event chair Dan Adams, 635-5479, if you can help.
  • TRUDEAU LIBERALS FIGHT GUN CRIME BY PAINTING LAWFUL OWNERS AS THE PROBLEM
       In yet another virtue-signalling attempt at social engineering firearms out of the Canadian landscape, a grandstanding public safety minister ruthlessly exploited a tragedy in another country. Implementing draconian changes that seek to eliminate lawful ownership and use of firearms, Marco Mendicino characterized gun owners as the root of criminal misuse. From the CCFR: "In Ottawa yesterday evening, using the prestigious Chateau Laurier hotel as a backdrop, Justin Trudeau gathered a group of anti gun activists and Liberal Ministers to deliver a massive sucker punch to the Canadians firearm community and industry. The usual smug non-answers followed the press conference as journalists tried to make sense of the outright assault on legal handgun owners. So what's in the bill? Let's review: Handgun "Freeze": Rather than opting for the provincial or municipal handgun bans he promised in a variety of election campaigns, Trudeau announced a "freeze" on the sale, transfer, import and buying of legal handguns in Canada. The Federal Liberals state they hope to have this in place by the fall of 2022, but it needs to follow the democratic process. In the meantime, we suggest that you go handgun shopping immediately. If you are having trouble finding stock of the model(s) you are interested in, consider using our Business Member Directory to find retailers you may not be aware of. The far-reaching implications of this is that we are one generation away from the end of handgun sports. IPSC, IDPA, Cowboy Action, many other dynamic shooting genres will die with us. The next generation, nor any new shooters, will ever be able to buy a handgun for sport shooting if this receives royal assent. The old Bill C-21 brought back: most of the legislation seems to be a rebirth of the old C-21 from the last parliamentary session, minus the provision for a provincial handgun ban (for obvious reasons), and the codifying of the mandatory "buyback" for the guns banned back in May of 2020. Domestic Violence: A new provision added makes anyone who has a restraining order against them, or a domestic violence charge, unable to acquire a PAL, and those who already have them will have it revoked. I think all Canadians can agree, we don't want violent abusers to have guns, but without clarification on qualifiers, this measure is easily open to abuse. Watch for more on this at the committee stage. Evergreening of Classifications: The new C-21 has a built-in provision that will make it very difficult for future government's to reclassify prohibited firearms. Of course, nothing is impossible, but it will require a great deal of encouragement. Restricted certificates would also "expire" upon reclassification of firearms, denying gun owners the opportunity for a Section 74 challenge. Mag dump: Minister Mendicino said that he will be tabling regulations to ensure that no long gun magazine can ever accommodate more than the legal limit of cartridges, regardless of caliber or action. They've also added a new criminal code offence for modifying a magazine - solving a problem that doesn't exist. Red/Yellow Flags: Again, another set of measures that already exist. Law Enforcement has the full weight of their power to seize and remove firearms already, but this appeases a group of under-informed women's groups and anti gun lobbyists. Airsoft Ban: We were almost surprised to see the resurrection of airsoft bans brought back into the new C-21. This has nothing to do with public safety, and everything to do with ideology. Liberals obviously don't want people "playing" gun related games. They are attacking our culture at every level. The CCFR will vigorously oppose this bill." Read the CCFR media release here for more information. JOIN THE CCFR TODAY OR LOSE YOUR RIGHTS FOREVER!

May

  • STEEL SHOOT MONDAY MAY 30
       On Monday May 30th there will be a club level steel shoot open to pistols, rimfire rifles, and Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC). Round count is 100-125, first shots at 6:30 PM. Please send an email to Jody (ipscjody@yahoo.com) to register and please include in your email what firearm you will be shooting. Please meet at the pistol ranges by 6:15 PM. Match fee is $5 this week - Jody Waring, Match Director
  • TRUDEAU LIBERALS REINTRODUCE GUN REGISTRY - SIGN THE PETITION AGAINST THE ATTACK ON LAWFUL FIREARMS OWNERS
       From The CCFR: "Canadians are once again subjected to expensive and ineffective measures to further regulate licensed, legal gun owners, while the Liberal government turns a blind eye to the very real and increasing street crime being committed by criminals with illicitly smuggled guns. In Mendicino’s statement, he makes several false statements and protests those who would call the Liberals latest regulation a “registry”. He does this while describing an obvious registry run by a Registrar. Mendicino also welcomed the leaders of all the anti gun lobby groups to attend this announcement and thanked them for their work in helping to further regulate legal gun owners." Read More Here!   See full regulations here!   Read Official News Release Here!   Please sign and share this new parliamentary e-Petition: e-4010 - As discussed above, the Liberals announced through an Order in Council the requirement for all firearms retailers to maintain a firearms registry, coming into effect on May 18th. This new petition calls for this to immediately repeal the order issued April 29, 2022. We understand that some people will hesitate to sign this petition because they do not believe it will ultimately make a difference. We acknowledge this viewpoint, but we urge you to sign regardless. These petitions are useful tools for the firearms community in other ways, even if they do not cause legislation to be repealed. Don't forget to click the link in your confirmation email after signing! Unverified signatures do not count toward the total. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE AND MAKE SURE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE EMAIL!!!   Thank You!
  • RANGE CLEAN UP DAY SATURDAY MAY 7 - UPDATED!
       A notice to all members that our annual Work Detail is on Saturday May 7th, starting at 9:00AM, and we hope you will come and join us in getting the range ready for another fun year of shooting. Please bring rakes, shovels, screw guns, a chain saw would be nice. A lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs, pop and water will be provided. While there are many tasks to be done, they are not particularly difficult but do require more than a handful of members to complete. Please review the list of jobs and contact John Kelly - johndkelly43@hotmail.ca - if you wish to have your name assigned to a task so we can organize the list and ensure we have enough food on hand. Thank you.UPDATE: Hi everyone. On behalf of myself and the Executive Team, I would like to personally thank everyone that attended the Range clean up day on Saturday. There were approximately 20 people in attendance, some of who were non-members. We accomplished a lot. The 25/50 and 100 yard ranges looks amazing. The roadway is once again in great shape. The back pistol bays are tidied up nicely. For those who were not able to attend, you missed a really great day. The weather was outstanding for work. The BBQ lunch was great as well. So once again, thank you - John Kelly, Vice President, Fundy Shooting Sports Inc.
  • SHOTGUN SEASON OPENER MAY 4
       Shotgun 5 Stand Season Opener will be next week on Wednesday May 4th. Shoot fees will remain the same at $6 per line of 25 clays. Always looking for help to set up the field, anytime after 3:00PM. First shots should be around 5:00PM or whenever we get 5 shooters and a button pusher. If you have any questions please contact Dave Greene - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca
  • NEW BRUNSWICK WILDLIFE TRUST FUND CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE
       The New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund is in it's 25th year of operation promoting conservation of the province's natural riches. To learn more about the NBWTF and all the great work they facilitate, please read this news release. Over the years Fundy Shooting Sports Inc. has received more than $8000 from the NBWTF to help us promote the safe and legal use of firearms. We are very thankful for their continuing support & assistance.

April

  • THURSDAY NIGHT RIMFIRE RIFLE RETURNS APRIL 28
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be starting up our .22LR Rimfire Rifle Shoots beginning this Thursday evening April 28th starting at 6:00PM. We will be using the covered firing point on the 25/50 yard range incorporating bench and standing positions at various targets at distances of 25 to 50 and up to 100 yards in the weeks ahead. Any .22LR rifle with iron sights or optics are welcome. Bipods or rifle rests will be helpful, sandbags are acceptable and are available as well. The cost will be $5 per person, open to the young and old, providing the shooter can shoot independently with very little supervision and in a safe manner. If you have any questions please email Blake Tibbetts - brasscasing@yahoo.ca .
  • PRACTICAL PISTOL SHOOT - SATURDAY APRIL 9
       There will be a Practical Pistol Match utilizing IPSC safety rules on Saturday, April 9th with first shots at 10:00 AM. Match fee is $10, please bring a lunch. Round count will be 140-150 rounds. If more than 20 shooters register, there will be afternoon squads starting at 1:00 PM. You will be advised what schedule you will be on. It is on a first come, first serve basis. If you shoot in the AM, and if there is room in the afternoon you can shoot the match a second time with a different firearm if you choose at no extra cost. Competitors are asked to help tear down at the end of the day, and all brass will be picked and divided up after the scores are read. Competitors from clubs other than FSS are expected to sign in and complete a Liability Waiver form upon arrival. Registration is via EMAIL ONLY it will not be on Practiscore. Please forward your registration to Jody (ipscjody@yahoo.com) and please make the subject line "Pistol" and include your division that you will be shooting. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me - Jody Waring, FSS Match Director
  • SHOTGUN OPENER - FLUSH! - SUNDAY APRIL 3
       This Sunday (April 3rd), weather permitting, we will be having a Shotgun Flush from 1:00 until 3:00. All other ranges will be shut down during this event. There will be 8 clay throwers from 60-70 yards out throwing high and inbound clays. There should be 15 to 20 clays in the air at the same time so there will be lots to shoot. We can put as many as 11 shooters on the firing line at the same time. As long as the clay is in the air it is fair to shoot so as quick as you can reload you can fire again until the clays stop flying. This is a fun shoot (no scoring), something to exercise your dormant trigger fingers. Match fee is $6 per line of at least 25 clays to cover the costs of the clays and you must bring your own shells. Remember no shot larger than #7 1/2 so #8 and #9 are good as well. This event is open to all gauges, shotgun actions and magazine capacities. Round count should be around 50-100 so bring lots of shells. If you plan on attending please email Dave Greene (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca) so we know how many are coming. Set up will begin at 11:30 and we can always use some help moving the machines, batteries and clays.

March

  • EAST COAST RIMFIRE SNIPER CHALLENGE SERIES
       From Richard Telesnicki: "Fundy Shooting Sports, hope all is well. Not sure if you have heard or not but last year myself and Christian Saulnier started the East Coast Sniper Challenge. It's .22LR precision rifle shooting. We are engaging targets that range in size 1/4" to 6"x12" and at distances from 25 yards to 300 yards. This is now going to be an annual challenge. This year we are having events in May, June, July and a two day event in August. I would like to extend an invitation to all your club members that may be interested in this type of shooting. If you are interested or have any questions please feel free to contact me at telesnicki@hotmail.com"
  • RIMFIRE SHOOTING EVENTS AROUND NB THIS SPRING
       From club member Robin Doull: "Not sure if this would be of interest to any members, but there are a number of rimfire events in the next month or two. I regularly travel to Woodstock to shoot in their Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series matches. Next one is March 26th - https://outlawrimfire.com/ - Match registration page: - https://practiscore.com/orps-by-vortex-woodstock-pistol-and-rifle-club-nb-december-2021-course-of-fire-4/register - The Canadian Rimfire Precision Series matches are finally coming to Atlantic Canada - https://rimfireprecision.ca/ - Their first match will be in Bouctouche on the April 23 - 24 weekend. Saturday the 23rd is a Competition Academy - training day for long range rimfire - https://practiscore.com/crps-rimfire-competition-academy-kent-county-gun-club-bouctouche-new-brunswick/register - There is a match on Sunday the 26th - https://practiscore.com/crps-2022-kent-county-gun-club-bouctouche-new-brunswick/register - Regards!
  • CCFR COURT CHALLENGE EXTENDS GUN BAN AMNESTY TO OCTOBER 2023
       From the CCFR: In the face of our injunction application, the government has extended the gun ban amnesty until October 30, 2023. Excerpt from Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 156, No. 6 Published 16 March 2022: Page 871 (or page 180 of PDF): "The Government of Canada has committed to affording owners an opportunity to participate in a mandatory buyback program or to deactivate their affected firearms at Government expense. The amendments would extend the current amnesty for a period of 18 months, until October 30, 2023, to provide affected owners further time to come into compliance with the law. The Amnesty Order has been amended to address the identified issues and has been extended for a period of 18 months, to October 30, 2023, to allow affected owners further time to come into compliance with the law." Relevant pages of PDF are 172 - 187 (Pages Numbered 863 - 878 in document).
  • FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR - MARCH 8
       It gives us great pleasure to announce the resumption of our regular monthly meetings. Mark on your calendar, our next Fundy Shooting Sports meeting is on Tuesday March 8th at 7:00 PM at the KBM Outing Association at 2452 Westfield Road in West Saint John. If you have any friends or family members who would like to join the club please send them along with a completed application form, a valid PAL/RPAL license and the membership fee of $85. There will also be a Range Safety Orientation after the meeting for all new members who have not gone through the process yet. Also, this will be the last meeting that you can take advantage of the early renewal discount for your membership at $75. On April 1st the regular membership rate of $85 will be applied.

January

  • KEY EXCHANGES
       We thank the 103 members who turned in their keys January 2nd for a new one. For those of you who were not able to attend you can make arrangements to exchange yours with Tye Barter or Dave Greene. For members who live on the East Side and beyond (Rothesay, Quispamsis) please contact Tye. For those members who live on the West side or beyond (Grand Bay-Westfield, Musquash, Browns Flat) please contact Dave. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Tye (tyebarter@gmail.com) or Dave (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca).

News For 2021

December

  • STEEL SHOOT SATURDAY DECEMBER 18
       There will be a Steel Shoot on Saturday December 18th starting at 9:00 AM. Event is open to centerfire and rimfire pistols, rimfire rifles and Pistol Caliber Carbines. Round count will be 150 rounds so bring lots. Registration is $20 and if you want to shoot the match again with a second firearm you can do so at no additional charge. There will be a lunch provided with some refreshments during the day. Shooting should be done between 12:00 and 1:00 PM, and those wishing to shoot again should be done by 3:00 PM. Please register by email to ipscjody@yahoo.com and make the subject line "Steel" in your email along with the details of the firearm you will be using. Come out and have some fun with friends before Christmas! All provincial COVID19 restrictions will be abided by. The 100 Yard firing line will be open for all other members to use during this time. - Jody Waring, Match Director, FSSI
  • TIME FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - COVID PROTOCOLS IN EFFECT!
       Since we are still in a Covid situation and with the large number of members (500) we now have, we are offering some extra options to do your membership renewals. The early renewal fee is $75 per year and you can renew for up to 3 years. Your options are: You can mail in your completed application form with a cheque or money order to cover the number of years you want to renew. Mail to FSSI, PO Box 27062 Lancaster, Saint John, NB, E2M 5S8. We will mail out your new membership card. You can email your renewal form to Tye Barter and your payment to Dave Greene via electronic transfer, use Fundy22 for the password. We will mail out your new membership card and you can drop in to exchange your range key on January 2nd, when the locks are changed. If your membership for 2022 is already paid you can exchange your range key on January 2nd from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at the KBM 2452 Westfield Road in West Saint John. Bring your old range key "C" and your current membership card. Application forms will not be accepted at this time - only key exchanges.If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Tye (tyebarter@gmail.com) or Dave (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca)
  • GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3-GUN SHOOT SATURDAY DECEMBER 4
      CANCELLED! Please be advised that the George McGillivary 3 Gun Shoot, scheduled for this Saturday (Dec 4/21), has been cancelled for the time being. Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting the George McGillivary 3-Gun on Saturday December 4th with the 5th as a rain date. Match fee is $20, there will be a BBQ lunch provided. First shots at 9:00 AM, registration starts at 8:30 AM. Round count will be 50 rounds for each firearm - pistol, rifle and shotgun. Shotgun will have 5-10 slugs. When registering please give a detailed description of all of your firearms so you can be placed in the correct division. Centerfire rifle only, no rimfires, and no pistol calibers for rifle. There will be a Pistol Caliber Carbine division scored separately where the competitors may use a Carbine instead of a pistol to be used with a rifle and shotgun. IPSC/USPSA Safety rules will be used. All provincial COVID19 restrictions will be abided by. If you have any questions please forward them to Jody. Registration closes at 6:00 PM December 3rd. Pre-registration is mandatory and please make the subject line "3Gun" - Registration via email to Jody (ipscjody@yahoo.com). Best regards, Jody Waring, Match Director, FSSI

November

  • PRACTICAL REVOLVER MATCH NOV 20 / SINGLE STACK PRACTICAL PISTOL MATCH NOV 21
       Saturday November 20 Practical Revolver match. IPSC safety rules, all pistols welcome, awards given to revolver competitors. Match fee $20, round count 150+, lunch provided. First shots 9:00 AM. Pistol ranges in use, all other ranges open. Register via email to Jody (ipscjody@yahoo.com). Please declare what you will be shooting in the match. Sunday November 21 Single Stack Practical Pistol Match. Open to other pistols, awards given to Single Stack competitors. IPSC safety rules. Match fee $20, round count 150+, lunch provided. First shots at 9:00 AM. Pistol ranges in use, all other ranges open. Registration via email to Jody (ipscjody@yahoo.com). Please declare what you will be shooting in the match. All provincial COVID19 restrictions will be abided by and competitors will be required to complete a waiver and questionnaire upon arrival. If you are experiencing any COVID19 symptoms please do not attend. Wearing of masks is preferred, and are required if 2m physical distancing is not maintained. Best regards, Jody Waring, Match Director, FSSI    

    UPDATE: SHOOT WINNERS - click to view

       

    Canadian Armed Forces Major Mike Partridge - 2021 match winner. Presented by Steven Stewart on behalf of the RNBRA.

       

    Fundy Shooting Sports Match Director Jody Waring - 2021 Match winner. Presented by Steven Stewart on behalf of the RNBRA.

October

  • RNBRA REVOLVER CHAMPIONSHIP OCT 23 / RNBRA SINGLE STACK FALL CLASSIC OCT 24 - POSTPONED
       Good morning everyone. Regretfully I have decided to postpone both the revolver and single stack matches planned for next weekend. With all of the daily Covid19 cases I have decided not to risk the possibility of anyone getting sick. I apologize for the inconvenience, and believe me I was really looking forward to these matches. Hopefully soon conditions will improve. Best regards, Jody Waring, Match Director, FSSI
  • RNBRA SINGLE STACK FALL CLASSIC OCTOBER 24 - POSTPONED! SEE ABOVE!!!
       On Sunday October 24th we are hosting our first and hopefully annual Single Stack Fall Classic pistol match where we will recognize competitors utilizing single stack 1911 pistols. First shots at 9 AM. Match fee is $10, 150+ rounds. We are using IPSC/USPSA rules. All pistols welcome, recognition given to single stack competitors. Registration via email (ipscjody@yahoo.com) or Practiscore. Rain or shine.
  • RNBRA REVOLVER CHAMPIONSHIP OCTOBER 23 - POSTPONED! SEE ABOVE!!!
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting the RNBRA Revolver Championship on Saturday October 23rd with first shots at 9 AM. Match fee is $25. Round count will be 150+ please bring extra. We will be using IPSC/USPSA safety rules. The RNBRA will be presenting awards after the match. You can register by email (ipscjody@yahoo.com) or Practiscore. Rain or shine. All pistols welcome, awards given to revolver competitors.
  • GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3 GUN SHOOT OCTOBER 9 - POSTPONED
       In light of the recent announcement by the Provincial Government that new restrictions will be imposed upon certain regions of the province, I have had to make a judgment call. As match director of the Practical/Action Shooting program of Fundy Shooting Sports I have decided to POSTPONE, not cancel the RNBRA George McGillivary 3 Gun match for a later date. When restrictions relax, a new date will be chosen and we at our club are hopeful you can attend. The health and safety of our shooters will be our number one priority. I hope this notice finds you healthy and well, I would like to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for future updates! Kind regards, Jody Waring, Match Director, Fundy Shooting Sports Inc.
  • GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3 GUN SHOOT OCTOBER 9 - POSTPONED! SEE ABOVE!!!
       Fundy Shooting Sports Inc. gun club is proud to host the George McGillivary 3-Gun Match on Saturday October 9th, 2021 with registration opening at 8:30 AM with first shots at 9:00 AM. Rain or shine. Match fee is $25, please bring correct change. Preregistration is mandatory via email or Practiscore. Round count is: 100 Pistol, +/- 50 Rifle, +/- 50 Birdshot and 10 slugs. We are only recognizing two divisions, Open and Limited. PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR RIFLE! OPEN DIVISION: Pistol - 9mm or larger, optics, ports and brakes permitted. Shotgun - 20 gauge or larger, optics, ports and box magazines are permitted. Rifle - .223/5.56 or larger, optics allowed and muzzle brake permitted. LIMITED DIVISION: Pistol - 9 mm or larger, no optics, ports or comps. Shotgun - 20 gauge or larger, no optics, ports, speed loaders or box magazines. Rifle - .223/5.56 or larger, optics and muzzle brake permitted. If registering by email please include 3 Gun in the subject line and all details of the Firearms you will be using. Please forward any questions to Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com . Please specify if you are an RO, Black Badge or RNBRA Pistol Certified. Match fee includes BBQ Lunch on site. Awards to be presented after lunch. Registration closes 12PM on Friday October 8th, 2021. Please note that the range will be closed for all other activity for the day.
  • OCTOBER MEETING CANCELLED
       Due to the recent Provincial developments regarding Covid-19, Fundy Shooting Sports meetings will be suspended until further notice. Any questions or concerns can be directed to any member of the Executive. Sorry for the inconvenience - Bill Nason, President

September

  • STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
       To all members, please be advised that there will be a Steel Challenge type match next Sunday, Sept 26th, with first shots down range at 9:30 AM. Registration at the range starts at 8:45 AM and the match fee is $20 and is on a first come, first served basis. Online registration closes 6 PM Saturday, Sept 25th. We will be using both Pistol Bays as well as the 25/50 Yard Range. The round count will be 150 minimum. This match is open to rimfire pistol and rifle, non-magnum caliber handguns and pistol caliber carbines. To avoid confusion, upon registering via email please make the subject line "Steel" and include what firearm you are using, caliber, and whether or not it has an optic, muzzle brake etc... and you will be placed in the appropriate category. Competitors with IPSC Black Badge and RNBRA Practical Pistol training will be permitted to draw their pistol from a holster. Those that don't will have an alternate start position explained to them before commencing. Preregistration is mandatory and can be done via email to Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com . Please make the subject line "Rimfire Steel". Specify in your email what you will be shooting, rifle or pistol, and what division your firearm fits in. Courses of fire will have 5-6 steel targets of different sizes and shapes, and shot from multiple distances. Each competitor will shoot each course of fire five (5) times with the slowest time being a "throw away." Ideally you should have 5 magazines to run the 5 courses, but bring what you have and we will get you through the match. Cased pistols are mandatory for going to and from the firing line. Rimfire rifles will be transported to and from the firing line completely unloaded, muzzle up with chamber flag installed or bolt locked open for the interim. We will be giving away, on a draw basis, a Ruger 10/22 (Black synthetic stock) rifle with a Tasco Red Dot Scope, 4 spare magazines and a soft Ruger case. All entrants will get a ticket on the draw and you may purchase up to 2 additional tickets for $10 each. If you would like to shoot this event and don't have a .22LR semi auto rifle the club has a Marlin Model 795 (with Red Dot Scope) with 5 magazines that any member can borrow and use for the day at no charge. You need only to provide your own ammunition. If you want to borrow this rifle to use at the event please contact Dave Greene via email - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca . Please forward your registration and any questions to Jody via email at ipscjody@yahoo.com . We look forward to seeing you! - Jody Waring, Match Director
  • RANGE CLOSED FOR MOOSE HUNTING SEASON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20 TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
       This is a reminder that the range is closed for all shooting the entire week of Moose Season from Monday morning Sept 20th until Sunday morning September 26th. Thanks for your cooperation in being a good neighbour.
  • FIREARMS SAFETY AND HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES NOW BOOKING INTO EARLY SPRING - ACT NOW!
       If any member has any children, grand-children, nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers, or other family members who might be interested in taking the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Hunter Education, the department of natural resources has posted the schedules for all upcoming Firearm Safety and Hunter Education courses from now until March/April. They fill up quickly so don't hesitate to get registered. Please click here for Welsford courses or click here for Hampton courses. Each location has different days and hours so select accordingly. Courses through the Welsford office are free for minors 12-16 years of age and books are supplied for them as well. Call Welsford DNR at 486-6000 or Hampton DNR at 832-6055 to register and for any other details.
  • 200 YARD RIFLE SHOOT SEPTEMBER 12
       We are holding a 200 yard rifle match at Fundy Shooting Sports. This will be similar to an F Class event for scoped rifles, but a little more relaxed. It will be on Sunday, September 12th, starting at 10:00 am. Scoring will be done via an electronic scoring system and RNBRA targets will be used. The registration fee is $10 per shooter, email Nick Munn nick.munn@nbed.nb.ca to register. Registration open to first 24 people to register. We will be shooting two strings of 17 shots, (2 sighters and 15 for score) for a total of 34 rounds required. Shooting will be done from the benches and the prone position, shooters choice. If you do not have a rifle but would like to try this event, a .308 and .223 rifle will be available for your use (bring your own ammo). If you have an IPad or other internet capable device, bring that to see your target hits. We will have loaners if you do not have a device. We will be giving away, on a draw basis, a Ruger 10/22 Semi-automatic .22LR synthetic stocked rifle complete with 4 spare magazines, Tasco Red Dot Scope and a Ruger 10/22 soft case. If you have any questions please contact Nick directly. All other ranges will be closed to the membership during this shoot.
  • DANA RUSSELL MEMORIAL SHOTGUN SHOOT SEPTEMBER 11
       We will be having our 16th annual Dana Russell Memorial Shotgun Shoot on Saturday September 11, 2021. We are asking for pre-registrations forms to be completed along with a $20 registration fee. You can send your registration fee by EFT (use Dana21 for a password), mail, or in person at a Wednesday night shotgun shoot. The total cost of the shoot will be $60.00 for 100 clays. We will be accepting a maximum of 30 shooters so we are asking that anyone from the club that will be attending to complete the attached registration form and forward it and your fee to Dave Greene by Sept 4th. After September 4th, if we do not have 30 shooters from our club registered we will be extending the invitation to other clubs so please let us know before then. A BBQ lunch will be included and there will be a draw for a Stevens 555 over/under 12Ga shotgun. Everyone who is registered will get a ticket on the shotgun plus you may purchase up to two extra tickets on the gun for $10 each. There will be additional prizes as well, including a 8 gun vault, Range Max bags, 1 case of Federal Shotgun shells #8, Cabela's shell pouches, Beretta T-Shirts, Estey Group jacket, Tink's Scent Kits, Hoppe's bore light, Air Vault storage bag, Browning 2 pair (L) Socks, Orange hunting vests XL & 2XL, Hen Turkey Call, club hats and license plates. We also need volunteers to help out with registration the day of the shoot, scoring, filling the throwers with clays at the shoot. So let us know what you can do to pitch in. If you have any questions please contact Dave Greene at 674-1345 or 650-5563 C, dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca

August

  • WHEEL CHAIR RAMP INSTALLED - PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE
       Please be advised that we have installed an aluminum wheelchair ramp at the # 1 Shooting Bench on the 25/50 Yard Line. If you are using the #1 bench and a wheelchair using member or guest arrives please move to another shooting position. Thank you!
  • YOUTH SHOOT UPDATE
       Our annual Youth Shoot for the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of our members was held on August 21, 2021 with 20 youth registered. They were all able to shoot paper and BBQ briquette targets at the 25 yard line and balloons at 50 yards as well. Some of the table prizes were: Bass Pro Sleeping Bag, Browning Range Kit, Red Head Knapsack, Bass Pro Flashlights, $25 Prepaid Credit Card, Rifle Scope, Beretta Range Bags, Bore Snakes, Bore light, Winchester 333 .22LR shells, Youth Hunting Vests, Assorted Hats and American Eagle 400 .22LR shells. The winner of the Ruger 10/22 Rifle, 4 extra mags, Red Dot Scope and soft case was Connor Evans. Our thanks to Boomer Kelly and Fran for doing a great job cooking for a crowd of over 50 people. Well done to everyone who helped out setting up, changing targets, blowing up balloons, running the firing line and clean up. - Dave Greene, Treasurer, FSSI. PICTURES ARE HERE!
  • PRACTICAL PISTOL SHOOT SUNDAY AUGUST 22
       On Sunday August 22nd there will be a Practical Pistol Club Match with first shots at 10:00 AM. Match fee is $10 and please expect to shoot 125 + rounds. Pre registration is mandatory via email - ipscjody@yahoo.com . We will be using IPSC and USPSA Safety rules and similar courses of fire. If you have any questions please contact me. I would appreciate help setting up if you are able. If the Youth Shoot gets rained out Saturday (which hopefully it doesn't!) they will need the ranges and this match will be moved to Monday evening. I will notify you if this is to happen. The 25/50 Yard and 100 Yard Ranges will be open for the membership to use - Jody Waring, Match Director
  • PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE - BROWNING 9MM LUGER 115 GR FMJ
       Browning Ammunition is recalling the following lots of 9mm Luger 115 grain Full Metal Jacket pistol ammunition - Symbol: B191800092, Lot Numbers: SC13LD20, SD10LD20 Note: If ammunition was purchased before March 25, 2021, it is NOT subject to the recall. Browning Ammunition has determined the above lots of 9mm Luger 115 FMJ ammunition may contain propellant that does not properly ignite and burn when the cartridge is fired. Ammunition containing propellant that does not properly ignite and burn may result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into the bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.DO NOT USE BROWNING 9mm Luger 115 FMJ SYMBOL B191800092 THAT HAS LOT NUMBER SC13LD20 or SD10LD20. The ammunition Lot Number is stamped on the 50-round carton as indicated here: To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol B191800092 and Lot Number SC13LD20 or SD10LD20, immediately discontinue use and contact Browning Ammunition toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition. Upon receipt of your recalled ammunition, Browning Ammunition will ship replacement ammunition directly to you or issue you a reimbursement check. This notice applies only to Symbol B191800092 with Lot Number SC13LD20 or SD10LD20. Other Symbols or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall. If you have any questions concerning this 9mm Luger 115 FMJ pistol ammunition recall please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Browning Ammunition (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: 9mm Luger Recall), or visit our website at www.browningammo.com. We apologize for this inconvenience. BROWNING AMMUNITION, June 21, 2021
  • BILL C71 IMPLEMENTATION - CHANGES TO ATT (ATTENTION: RESTRICTED FIREARMS OWNERS!)
       A change has recently come into force to the Firearms Act as part of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. The change has resulted in the removal of the following conditions related to the transport of restricted/prohibited firearms from your licence: Transport of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to a port of exit, in order to take them outside Canada and from a port of entry / Transport of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a gun show / Transport of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise prohibited or restricted firearms / Transport of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms to and from any place a peace officer, firearms officer or chief firearms officer is located for verification, registration or disposal in accordance with the Firearms Act and Part III of the Criminal Code. If you wish to transport your restricted/prohibited firearm for one of the above purposes, you must apply for an Authorization to Transport to your Chief Firearms Officer. To contact your Chief Firearms Officer, please call 1 800 731-4000. All affected licence holders will be mailed a formal notification of the changes to the Authorizations to Transport, including your current updated licence conditions - DO NOT THROW THIS OUT! THIS IS NOW YOUR ATT TO TRANSPORT TO THE RANGE AND MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR FIREARM! - Canadian Firearms Program, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms, Tel: 1-800-731-4000 (toll free)
  • YOUTH SHOOT AUGUST 21
       Our Annual Youth Shoot will be held on Saturday August 21 at 10:00 am. It is open to the children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews of our members who are between the ages of 10 and 17. Members are to provide their own .22LR rifles and ammunition. If you would like to participate and do not have a .22 rifle the club has a Marlin 795 semi-auto rifle with 5 magazines for any member to use. Please ensure that your rifle is sighted in prior to the shoot as there will be no time to do so before to the shoot. We will be giving away, on a draw basis, a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic .22LR gray synthetic stocked rifle complete with 4 spare magazines, Tasco Red Dot Scope, and a Ruger 10/22 soft case. We have a good selection of additional prizes, 6 flashlights, Bass Pro Youth Sleeping Bags, 2 Red Head Napsacks, 2 .22 cal. Bore Snakes, Hoppes Bore Light, 2 Beretta Range Bags, and an assortment of hats, frisbees, and participant medals as well. If any member wishes to donate any additional prizes please let Dave Greene know. If you are planning on attending please email Dave at dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca so we can have enough prizes and food for everyone. This is a great opportunity to win a new rifle!

       

July

  • PRACTICAL SHOTGUN SHOOT JULY 3
       Please be advised that we will be having a Practical Shotgun match on Saturday, July 3rd, with first shots at 9:00AM. Registration opens at 8:30 and the match fee is $20, lunch is included. Round count will be 100+ of birdshot (#7.5, #8 or #9) and 10 rounds of slugs. Courses of fire will not exceed 18 rounds, so reloading the gun safely during the course of fire is necessary, so have a pouch or means to carry additional rounds. Targets will be stationary clay birds and knock down steel with cardboard targets for slugs. Recognized divisions will be as follows: OPEN - Magazine fed, or use of speed loaders with or without optical sights. LIMITED AUTO - Semi with no optics, ports or comps. Not mag fed and no speed loaders. LIMITED MANUAL - Manual action with no optics ports or comps. Not mag fed and no speed loaders. No shotgun will be loaded to more than 5 rounds before the start signal to limit any advantage to large capacity guns. Please be advised: targets are calibrated with an 18" 12 gauge with cylinder bore and #8 shot. We have steel that reacts or falls, so be mindful that your 14 inch cylinder Remington 870 may not knock the steel down. We cannot accommodate every gun out there, but the parameters we are setting are fair. Registration is MANDATORY and there will be no walk-ins. Registration via email, ipscjody@yahoo.com, please make subject line "shotgun" or also on Practiscore if you have an account. All competitors will be briefed with the rules and safety requirements before first shots are fired. This is going to be a fun one! If you have any questions please contact Jody. There will be limited slots so please register sooner than later! During this match all ranges will be utilized and closed to the membership. We expect the match to finish around 2:00PM for members to use after the match is complete. Sunday will be our rain date if required.

June

  • STEEL TARGETS REMOVED FROM PISTOL BAYS DUE TO MALICIOUS DAMAGE
       The following is an FYI from Jody Waring to all members in regards to Steel Targets: "On a go forward basis there will be no steel targets supplied for use by the general membership. They will only be available to shoot at organized matches. It was just brought to my attention that the plate rack I had made currently on the large pistol range had what looks like all of the plates destroyed. It will need to be taken out of service and off of the range before someone gets hurt. I have made the decision to no longer offer to build or supply any targets or other related items for use by the general membership. Not only is it disrespectful and ignorant, it is dangerous. If the guilty person(s) are caught I expect there to be a ban of their membership. This is property damage and I have grown tired of this behavior". - Jody Waring, Match Director HG/AS, Fundy Shooting Sports
  • PISTOL PRIMERS FOR SALE  SOLD OUT!!!
       The Club has secured a small amount of Cam Pro small pistol primers to offer up for sale to Members. Price is $55.00 per 1000, taxes included. Please contact Bill Nason - delta10mm@hotmail.com - to place your order and arrange payment.
  • VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
       Fundy Shooting Sports has been asked by the Department of Natural Resources if we would be interested in teaching the Firearms Safety course. With last years shut down of courses there is now a backlog of approximately 5,000 students province wide plus another 5,000 looking to take the course this year as well. We would need 6-8 members who are or can be certified as instructors. Prospective instructors would be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check, complete an application for Instructor Certification and attend a 4 hour instructor class room course. If you are interested please contact Dave Greene - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca - with any questions. Application Form.
  • FIREARM SAFETY AND HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES RESUME
       If any member has any children, grand-children, nieces, nephews, friends, or other family members who might be interested in taking the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Hunter Education, please note: The Firearm Safety and Hunter Education courses are starting up again, after a year of cancellation. The next two Welsford courses in July and August are full. Also, the next two Hampton courses in August and September are full too. There is currently limited room for only 5 students for the September 27th course at the KBM Outing Association at 2452 Westfield Road, West Saint John. The hours are from 6:00 to 9:30 pm each night Monday to Friday and you must have an outdoors card number. Courses through the Welsford office are free for minors 12-16 years of age and books are supplied for them as well. Call Welsford Department of Natural Resources at 486-6000 to register and for any other details.
  • FUNDY SHOOTING SPORTS RAISES $3000 FOR CCFR LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
      

       

    In case you haven't heard we were able to raise $3,000 to go to the CCFR Legal Defense Fund. The organizing team (mostly Jody Waring) put on a great shoot with a large attendance and lots of prizes. Our contribution was recently acknowledged on a CCFR Pod Cast, Episode #94 with Rod Giltaca and Tracey Wilson, which was broadcast nationally, here is the link. You can certainly watch it all, but our portion starts at time stamp 25:22 to 28:38. Unfortunately, they made it sound like we made our $3K donation plus another $2K from the club; they mixed up what we had previously donated last year and they have since acknowledged that fact but it doesn't detract from our accomplishment fighting the stupidity of the Trudeau liberals firearm confiscation scheme.
  • REMINDER OF RNBRA PISTOL COURSE JUNE 21 AND 22
       This is a reminder of our upcoming Pistol Course. If anyone who may have signed up already but never received confirmation should notify Jody ASAP. Steven has confirmed the evenings if June 21 & 22 with rain dates the following week. To all members, there will be an opportunity to take a safety and proficiency course offered by the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Assoc.(RNBRA) that will teach you how to safely draw from a holster, move safely with the pistol, perform reloads safely and efficiently and educate you on what to expect at your first club match. This will be great for those wanting to learn about practical shooting and will prepare you for club level events. Cost of the course is $50 which will include a membership with the RNBRA, and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from the RNBRA recognizing your accomplishments. You will need a serviceable and safe handgun (preferably 9mm or larger) with 4 magazines, a belt mounted holster that covers the trigger guard and lots of ammunition (300-500 rounds). The course is 8 hours, and will be held over two (2) evenings, or a full weekend day. To get yourself on a waiting list email Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com and make the subject line "RNBRA" and state what time arrangement works best for you and you will be added to a list and contacted when the course will be taking place. There is no substitute for quality training, and being taught what to practice. Please contact Jody and he will answer your questions. Instruction will be given by RNBRA President Steven Stewart.
  • 100 YARD RIFLE SHOOT JUNE 12
       UPDATE: EVENT RESULTS  Thank you very much everyone for coming out to our 100 yard rifle shoot. I think a fun time was had by all and it was great to see four junior shooters in the event!! I believe that I have sent all the shooters a copy, if you hear of anyone not getting their results, please let me know and I’ll pass it along to them via email. I would also like to thank the Fundy Shooting Sports executive for supporting our Full-Bore events. I would also like to thank Steven Stewart, the RNBRA president, for allowing the club to use his second electronic targeting system and also for providing the medals for the top three in each division. If you see any errors in the results below, please feel free to email me any corrections. Thanks again everyone for coming out and stay tuned for a 200 yard event - Nick Munn, Match Director
  • We are holding a 100 yard rifle match at Fundy Shooting Sports. This event is similar to an F Class event for scoped rifles, but a little more relaxed. It will be on Saturday, June 12th, starting at 10:00 am. The registration fee is $10 per shooter, email Nick Munn (nick.munn@nbed.nb.ca) to register. We will be shooting two (2) strings of 12 shots (2 sighters and 10 for score). Shooting will be done from the benches and the prone position, shooters choice. If you do not have a rifle but would like to try this event a .308 and .223 rifle will be available for your use (bring your own ammo). If you have an IPad or other internet capable device, bring that to see your target hits as we are using electronic scoring systems. We will have loaners if you do not have a device. If you have any questions please contact Nick directly. Some of the prizes to be given away include: Range Bags, Tinks Trophy Scent Mixture, Bore Snake, Bore Light, Hoppes Air Vault, Hunter Orange Vests, Beretta Shirt, Estey Group Jacket, Assorted Hats, Combination Trigger Locks plus we will raffle off a brick (500 rounds) of Winchester .22LR 40gr plated HP. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. All other ranges will be open to the membership during this shoot.
  • CCFR FUND RAISING SHOOT JUNE 5
       UPDATE: EVENT RESULTS We had a very successful shoot with 43 shooters in attendance from all over New Brunswick, they came from Moncton, Fredericton, St. Stephen and Miramichi. Through entrance fees, extra tickets on the rifle, raffle for bricks of .22LR and additional individual donations we are pleased to announce that we raised $3,000 to go to the CCFR to help our legal fight with the Federal Government. The winner of the Ruger 10/22 rifle with 4 extra magazines, Red Dot scope and soft case was member Todd Aube. On behalf of the Executive Team we thank all of our members who helped to make this a very successful shoot, especially Jody Waring who spearheaded the event - Dave Greene
  • Members, please be advised, there will be a fundraiser match on Saturday, June 5th, at Fundy Shooting Sports. All the proceeds will go to support the CCFR Legal Challenge. Match fee is $20. There will be raffles for draw prizes. A BBQ lunch is included but donations will be accepted and welcomed. This will be a Steel Challenge type match open to .22 rimfire pistol and rifles, centerfire pistols and pistol caliber carbines. You will require a minimum of 150 rounds to complete the match, and 5 magazines or speed loaders is recommended. Registration is via email, and upon registering, state your full name and the firearm you will be competing with, what caliber and if it has an optic or a compensator. You will then be placed in the correct division with competitors with the same equipment. There will be two (2) time slots. The first starts at 9 AM with registration opening at 8:30 AM and the second at 1 PM with registration at 12:30 PM. Please state in your email which you choose otherwise it will be chosen for you. If the afternoon time slots do not fill up, the morning competitors can shoot again in the afternoon, the cost of admission is the purchase of one (1) raffle ticket. To register contact Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com make the subject line "CCFR" and provide all the requested information. Come out for a fun day of shooting, we will be able to accommodate 3 squads of 12 per shooting schedule. All provincial COVID19 restrictions will be abided and adhered to. There will be 2 raffles for a brick of Winchester .22LR (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) as well as an assortment of prizes from the CCFR. We will also be giving away on a draw basis a Ruger 10/22 Rifle with synthetic stock, Tasco Red Dot scope, 5 magazines and Ruger 10/22 soft case. Each registrant will get one ticket on the rifle and can purchase up to 2 additional tickets at $10 each.
  • EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - RNBRA PISTOL SAFETY/PROFICIENCY COURSE - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
       To all members, there will be an opportunity to take a safety and proficiency course offered by the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Assoc.(RNBRA) that will teach you how to safely draw from a holster, move safely with the pistol, perform reloads safely and efficiently and educate you on what to expect at your first club match. This will be great for those wanting to learn about practical shooting and will prepare you for club level events. Cost of the course is $50 which will include a membership with the RNBRA, and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate from the RNBRA recognizing your accomplishments. You will need a serviceable and safe handgun (preferably 9mm or larger) with 4 magazines, a belt mounted holster that covers the trigger guard and lots of ammunition (300-500 rounds). The course is 8 hours, and will be held over two (2) evenings, or a full weekend day. To get yourself on a waiting list email Jody at ipscjody@yahoo.com and make the subject line "RNBRA" and state what time arrangement works best for you and you will be added to a list and contacted when the course will be taking place. There is no substitute for quality training, and being taught what to practice. Please contact Jody and he will answer your questions. Instruction will be given by RNBRA President, Steven Stewart.

May

  • .22 RIMFIRE RIFLE NIGHTS STARTING THURSDAY MAY 27
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be having a .22LR Rimfire Rifle Shoot Night beginning this Thursday evening May 27th starting at 6:00 pm. We will be using the covered firing point on the 25/50 yard range incorporating bench and standing positions at various targets at distances of 25 to 50 and up to 100 yards in the weeks ahead. Any .22LR rifle with iron sights or optics are welcome. Bipods or rifle rests will be helpful, sandbags are acceptable and are available as well. The cost will be $5 per person, open to young and old, providing the shooter can shoot independently with very little supervision and in a safe manner. If you have any questions please email Blake Tibbetts (brasscasing@yahoo.ca).
  • RANGE CLEAN UP DAY SATURDAY MAY15
       We ask that all members who are able to please attend a range clean up work detail this Saturday, May 15th, at the Mispec range. While there are many tasks they are not particularly difficult but do require more than a handful of members to complete. Please review the list of jobs and contact Dave Greene if you wish to have your name assigned to a task so we can organize the list. Hand tools, shovels, rakes, etc. would be useful to bring along for general clean up tasks. Thank you.
  • MEETING MAY 11 - KBM
       Our next meeting is on Tuesday May 11th at 7:00 PM at the KBM Outing Association at 2452 Westfield Road in West Saint John. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available at the door. We will also be collecting Contact Tracing Information (name and phone number) at the door as well. If you have any questions please contact any member of the Executive Team. This will be a great time for members from last year to renew your memberships. If you have any friends or family members who would like to join the club please send them along with a completed application form, a valid PAL/RPAL and the membership fee of $85. There will also be a Range Safety Orientation after the meeting for those new members who require it.
  • SPRINGFIELD SPORTS CLUB WINS COURT CASE AGAINST NB CFO
       On April 27th her Honour MJ Richards presented her decision on the Springfield Sports Club Section 74 reference hearing. The reference hearing was to address the 26 conditions on their range approval which were arbitrarily added by the CFO. Her Honors’ decision was that the CFO was to remove all conditions attached to the Springfield Sports Club Range approval. Read the article here, read the full judgement here.
  • SIGN THE PETITION TO END THE RCMP'S SECRET LONG GUN REGISTRY
       Conservative MP Blaine Calkins sponsors petition E-3388 on the RCMP's Secret Long-Gun Registry. Help Blaine keep this important issue alive! The Ending the Long-gun Registry Act received royal assent on April 5, 2012, ordering the deletion of the wasteful and ineffective Long-gun Registry. The Long-gun registry did nothing to enhance public safety in Canada and it has come to light that the RCMP have unlawfully retained a copy of the personal data that was ordered deleted by Parliament and continues to use said data. Sign the petition HERE!
  • RNBRA PRACTICAL PISTOL CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 8
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association Practical Pistol Championship on Saturday, May 8th. Match fee is $20 at the door, registration will be by email to match director Jody Waring - ipscjody@yahoo.com - or on Practiscore, if you have an account. The match will use a combination of IPSC and USPSA rules, hit factor scoring, and major/minor power factor will be utilized. George McKillop will serve as Range Master for the event. IPSC Black Badge certified competitors are preferred but those with experience and training with holster carry are welcome. Round count will be 175-200 rounds. Each individual stage will require 6-24 rounds to complete. Bring extra rounds. Registration at 9:00AM with first shots at 9:30AM. A BBQ of fine range cuisine will be available. DIVISIONS: Carry Optics - Pistol 9mm or larger with a slide mounted optic. No comp or barrel ports. Holster and allied equipment placed behind the hip bone. Service Pistol - Any Pistol or revolver 9mm or larger. No optic, ports or comp. Holster and allied equipment placed behind the hip bone. Open - Pistol that does not meet the above requirements as well as PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) can participate but will not be recognized in the overall standings for awards. (Participation only). If there are enough registered we will recognize a high overall shooting "Single Stack" 1911 pattern Pistol. Please forward any inquiries to Jody. This match is expected to fill quickly so don't delay your registration. We will be abiding by all Provincial Covid19 guidelines at this event. Guests are required to sign in upon arrival and complete a Liability Waiver form.
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOTGUN STARTING MAY 5 RESCHEDULED MAY 12!
       UPDATE: Due to the forecasted rain for tomorrow and Thursday we have decided to postpone our Shotgun 5 Stand Season Opener until next week on Wednesday May 12th. Always looking for help to set up the field, anytime after 3:00PM. First shots should be around 5:00PM or whenever we get 5 shooters and a button pusher. If you have any questions please contact Dave Greene. Weather permitting, our regular Wednesday night shotgun events will start up again for the year beginning May 5th. For members who are unfamiliar with shotgun night, we have a number of automatic throwers that are set up in various stations that are sure to challenge your shooting skills. It's plenty of fun. For more information please contact Dave Greene - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca PLEASE NOTE ALL OTHER RANGES ARE CLOSED DURING SHOTGUN NIGHT.
  • IPSC LEVEL 1 MATCH MAY 1
       Please be advised that there will be an IPSC match on Saturday May 1st and both pistol ranges will be in use for the day until late afternoon. Also, prior to the match there will be some set up for the event, so please do not disturb the work being done by the volunteers. The ranges will still be usable for the membership, just slightly restricted. The match is open to IPSC Competitors who have received their Black Badge Training. Online match registration is available on Practiscore . Once registered, you will receive all the info you will need regarding the match. First shots at 9:00 AM. The 25/50 yard and 100 yard ranges will be open for all members to use during this time. Spectators are welcome but must have eye and ear protection. If you have any questions please contact Jody - ipscjody@yahoo.com

April

  • IPSC LEVEL 1 MATCH APRIL 10
       Please be advised that there will be an IPSC match on Saturday April 10th and both pistol ranges will be in use for the day until late afternoon. Also, prior to the match there will be some set up for the event, so please do not disturb the work being done by the volunteers. The ranges will still be usable for the membership, just slightly restricted. The match is open to IPSC Competitors who have received their Black Badge Training. Online match registration is available on Practiscore . Once registered, you will receive all the info you will need regarding the match. First shots at 9:00 AM. The 25/50 yard and 100 yard ranges will be open for all members to use during this time. Spectators are welcome but must have eye and ear protection. If you have any questions please contact Jody - ipscjody@yahoo.com

March

  • SLIDING GATE PROPOSED FOR RANGE ACCESS
       At the recently held March meeting Dave Greene made a presentation detailing the benefits of installing an electrically operated, card-access secured gate at the Mispec range. There is a significant cost to the club maintaining the present key-based access system. While not inexpensive the proposed gate would solve many issues and make access quick and easy for members. Please view the proposal here.
  • FIREARM SAFETY AND HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE MARCH 22-26
       The Firearm Safety and Hunter Education courses are starting up again, after a year of cancellation. There is limited room for only 16 students. It will run from March 22 to March 26 (Monday to Friday) at the KBM Outing Association at 2452 Westfield Road, West Saint John. The hours are from 6:00 to 9:30 pm each night and you must have an outdoors card number. Its free for minors 12-16 years of age and books are supplied for them as well. Call Welsford Department of Natural Resources at 486-6000 to register and for any other details.
  • FIRST CLUB MEETING IN MONTHS - MARCH 17
       We have scheduled a Fundy Shooting Sports meeting for Wednesday March 17th at 7:00 PM at the KBM Outing Association at 2452 Westfield Road in West Saint John. This venue will allow us to provide the membership with the required social distancing. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available at the door. We will also be collecting Contact Tracing Information (name and phone number) at the door as well. If you have any questions please contact any member of the Executive Team. If you have any friends or family members who would like to join the club please send them along with a completed application form, a valid PAL/RPAL and the membership fee of $85. There will also be a Range Safety Orientation after the meeting for those new members who still require it. This meeting will also serve as our Annual General Meeting. We will be having election of Officers for the Positions of President and Treasurer. Also, we propose the following changes/additions to the Constitution: Section 3.2 – Addendum #2 Lifetime Members - Add Charlie Cain to the Lifetime Membership role, for his meritorious services to the club as Past President. New Section 10.1 – Borrowing Powers – That the President and Treasurer jointly (both to sign) are hereby authorized, directed and empowered to execute, for and on behalf of Fundy Shooting Sports Inc., any documents or certificates required in connection with any indebtedness of the corporation for the following: a. Any Loan Agreements or Promissory Notes b. That they each be granted purchasing authority through the use of corporation credit cards. Section #4 – Hours of Operation – Remove the reference “to one half hour prior” - The range will be open for active shooting between the hours of 9:00 AM to one half hour prior to legal hunting end time (as posted by the Dept. of Natural Resources) no later than 9:00 PM (21:00 Hours). The range will be open every day of the week unless prior notification is given. In Safety Rules #1, we add, that chamber flags will be mandatory at any sanctioned shoots? We will also be presenting a major capital expenditure proposal to install a Cantilevered Gate that will work with proximity cards instead of keys.
  • STEEL SHOOT - PISTOL/22 RIFLE/PCC - MARCH 13
       There will be a steel shoot at the club on Saturday March 13th, registration starts at 9:00AM, first shots at 9:30 sharp. This event is open to .22 rimfire pistol and rifle, centerfire pistol and pistol caliber carbines (PCC). The match is first come first serve for club members, but will open up to guests on Wednesday, March 10th. Match fee is $10 and email registration is MANDATORY. Expect to shoot 150 +/- rounds, spare magazines would be an asset as competitors shoot multiple strings on each course of fire. We will be using the 2 Pistol Bays for this event. The 25/50 Yard and 100 Yard ranges will be open to use for the membership. Please register with Jody via email - ipscjody@yahoo.com - and make the subject "Steel". In the email please include what firearm, caliber, and whether or not you have an optic on the firearm. Any member who would like to shoot this event but doesn't have a .22LR Semi-Auto can borrow the club's Marlin 795 with 5 spare magazine's. Contact Dave Greene if you want to borrow it. We will be abiding by all Provincial Covid19 guidelines, masks and sanitizers will be made available. Looking for volunteers to help set up, let Jody know if you are available. - Jody Waring, Match Director
  • STEEL SHOOT - PISTOL/22 RIFLE/PCC - MARCH 6
       There will be a steel shoot at the club on Saturday March 6th, registration starts at 9:00AM, first shots at 9:30 sharp. This event is open to .22 rimfire pistol and rifle, centerfire pistol and pistol caliber carbines (PCC). The match is first come first serve for club members, but will open up to guests on Wednesday, March 3rd. Match fee is $10 and email registration is MANDATORY. Expect to shoot 150 +/- rounds, spare magazines would be an asset as competitors shoot multiple strings on each course of fire. We will be using the 2 Pistol Bays for this event. The 25/50 Yard and 100 Yard ranges will be open to use for the membership. Please register with Jody via email - ipscjody@yahoo.com - and make the subject "Steel". In the email please include what firearm, caliber, and whether or not you have an optic on the firearm. Any member who would like to shoot this event but doesn't have a .22LR Semi-Auto can borrow the club's Marlin 795 with 5 spare magazine's. Contact Dave Greene - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca - if you want to borrow it. We will be abiding by all Provincial Covid19 guidelines, masks and sanitizers will be made available. Looking for volunteers to help set up, let Jody know if you are available. - Jody Waring, Match Director

February

  • FEBRUARY MEETING CANCELLED
       Due to the Saint John Area still being under the Orange Level for Covid-19, which only allows us to have a maximum of 25 members at a meeting, we are forced to cancel our scheduled meeting on February 9th. We will schedule a meeting when we move to a Yellow Level. For those of you who still need to renew your membership you can mail in your application form: Here is the link. Ensure you send in a cheque or money order to cover the number of years you want to join. The renewal fee is $75 per year and you can renew for up to 3 years. Mail to FSSI, PO Box 27062 Lancaster, Saint John, NB, E2M 5S8. Also, you can email your renewal form to Tye Barter and your payment to Dave Greene via electronic transfer, use Fundy21 for the password. We will mail out your new membership card and you can drop in to exchange your range key. The locks at the range were changed on January 2nd and your old keys will no longer work. If you have any questions please contact either Tye or Dave.

January

  • COVID 19 UPDATE - SAINT JOHN REGION NOW RED ZONE
       Due to Saint John now being in a Covid "Red Level" we are forced to make the following changes. The range will remain open for up to 5 members only on an individual basis under the following conditions: First, upon entry please close and lock the main gate to prevent any unauthorized entry by the general public. Second, you must do a head count and if there are already 5 members there then you must withdraw to the flag pole area and wait until someone leaves the range area. Third, maintain your social distancing of 2 meters (6 feet). Forth, you must wear a mask at all times you are on the range. Fifth, only one person is allowed in the main seacan at a time. There is an ample supply of masks, hand sanitizer and gloves for the membership to use. You still need to sign in the log book for yourself and any guests you bring and make sure your guests complete the Liability Waiver form. If you have any questions please contact President Bill Nason.
  • AMMO PRICE INCREASES FOR THE NEW YEAR
       The Gun Dealer has been served notice by Vista Outdoors that ammunition prices for Federal, CCI, Spear and Remington will be going up between 3% - 15% effective April 1, 2021. So if you haven't done so already now is the time to stock up, if you can find it. Click here to see a copy of the letter on the GunDealer website.