Fundy Shooting Sports Inc.

Celebrating Over 35 Years Serving The Firearms Community Of Saint John

News For 2024

June

  • TWO GUN MATCH - SATURDAY JUNE 8
       There will be a 2 Gun Match on Saturday June 8th. Competitors will be required to complete courses of fire with both centerfire pistol and pistol caliber carbines (PCC) in fun, challenging competition. Details of the event are on Practiscore. Round count for the match with be 250 +/- rounds. Practical 2 Gun Competition Pistol & PCC. There will be two divisions for this match - 1. Practical. 9mm minimum. Pistol must not have compensators or barrel ports. Iron or red dot sights permitted. Belt mounted holster and magazine holders. Minor power factor scoring only. PCC no magnification on optics, no bipod. - 2. Competition. Pistol 9mm minimum. Must use belt mounted holster and magazine holders. Ports, brakes etc. permitted aka open division style pistol. PCC may use magnification and bipod. Minor power factor scoring only. Hit Factor match, Price: $25.00, registration via practiscore; questions email - ipscjody@yahoo.com . - Jody Waring, Match Director.
  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY IN SUPPORT OF CCFR - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED JUNE 1 - PLEASE HELP
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting a National Range Day on June 1st from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. We will be opening up the range to the general public to come in and try out various firearms (pistols, rifles & shotguns). We are looking for members to step up and volunteer to assist in the various tasks including: setup & take down, parking, registration & ticket sales, security, safety officers, cooks, flyer distribution to name a few. We will need approximately 36 people to run this event properly; Please review the task list. All proceeds for this event will go to the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights. Contact John Kelly - johndkelly43@hotmail.ca - or Bill Nason - delta10mm@hotmail.com - so you can contribute your time to this project which will help keep private firearms ownership alive in Canada. Thank you.

May

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCOUT APPRECIATION DAY MAY 25 - PLEASE HELP
       Our annual Scout Appreciation Day is on May 25th and we need 4 volunteers with bolt action .22LR rifles with scopes. Please ensure that the rifles are sighted in prior to the event as there will be no time to do so on Saturday. In order to put on this shoot there is a lot of work that has to be done. If enough members commit to doing the various jobs then no one person has to do a lot. In addition to the rifles required we will also need: someone to pick up the treats and fill the treat bags, someone to blow up 200 balloons, drill holes in BBQ briquettes, Range Safety Officer to control the firing line, several Crowd Control people to set up barrier fencing and man the fence during the day for security & we need an official photographer to get shots of all the Scouts. Just send event organizer Tim Nicol an email - Timothy.Nichol@nbed.nb.ca - thanks to those who step-up!
  • GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3 GUN CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 18
       Hi everyone just a friendly reminder of the upcoming George McGillivary 3-Gun on May 18th. Please expect to shoot 75-100 rounds of pistol, 50-75 rounds of birdshot, 5 slugs and 50 rounds of rifle. Drawing from a holster is only permitted if you have IPSC Black Badge Training or other training in the use of holster carry. Match fee is $20, registration via practiscore or you can register via email - ipscjody@yahoo.com . Registration is mandatory with no walk ins. Details for the event are in the registration link. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please share with anyone you may know who may be interested it's going to be a fun day! All ranges will be used for this event and it should be done by 2:00PM, opening up the range for the membership to use - Jody Waring, Match Director.
  • RANGE CLEAN UP DAY - SATURDAY MAY 4
       We ask that all members who are able to please attend a range clean up work detail Saturday, May 4th, 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. Even if you can only spare an hour or two please do your part to keep our range safe and open for use. Hand tools, shovels, rakes, etc. would be useful to bring along for general clean up tasks. 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: A big "THANK YOU" to those members who came out & helped make our clean-up a success! Many tasks were completed with one of the largest and most difficult - replacement of the uprights on the 100/200 yard line. Our club could not function and stay open without the generosity of members who give up the most valuable thing available today - their time. Again, many thanks!

     

April

  • TRIBUTE TO JIM MCGEE
      

  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
       If you are interested in helping on the National Range Day committee or helping at the range on the day of the event (June 1st) we are holding a meeting on April 23rd at Lawton's (West) in their Community Room on the second floor at 7:00PM. Contact John Kelly if you have any questions - johndkelly43@hotmail.com - Thanks.
  • IPSC BLACK BADGE PISTOL COURSE APRIL 11 - 14
       Jody Waring will be teaching an IPSC Pistol Black Badge Course at Fundy Shooting Sports with classroom training on Thursday April 11th (location TBD), range live fire training Saturday April 13, and a qualifying match on Sunday April 14. You will need a serviceable handgun in 9mm or larger, a belt mounted holster that covers the trigger guard, 4-5 magazines, and belt mounted magazine holders along with 500 rounds of ammunition to get you through the course and the qualifying match. The cost of the course is $150. Jody can answer questions but you MUST REGISTER with IPSC New Brunswick - ipscnewbrunswick@gmail.com - as instructors do not handle registration. Once registered you will receive all of the necessary information from the IPSC NB Training Coordinator. Please do not delay as it is only weeks away and it's first come, first serve. Just an FYI, there will be a Pistol Caliber Carbine Black Badge Course held in the month of May, date and location yet to be determined. If you are interested in that, please send an email to IPSC. Questions for Jody? Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.

March

  • IPSC LEVEL 2 MATCH MARCH 23rd
       IPSC Level 2 Saturday March 23. Weather dependent. Registration at 9 AM. 150+ rounds, $25 match fee. Must be a current member of IPSC NB. Registration via Practiscore. The 25/50 yard ranges and 100 yard range will be open for all members to use. If you have any questions please contact Jody - Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.
  • IPSC SHOTGUN CLINIC MARCH 16th
       If you are an IPSC shooter or plan to become one, there will be a shotgun clinic on Saturday March 16 starting at 10:00 AM. You will be required to have a serviceable shotgun in 20 or 12 gauge, 100 rounds of bird shot, 5 rounds each of slug and buckshot. You will also need a pouch or holder to carry spare ammunition. Registration is mandatory via email and a link will also be up on Practiscore periodically. We will familiarize ourselves with the rules along with safe gun handling practices. If you have any questions please contact Jody - Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.
  • SHOTGUN SHELL ORDER - RESPOND BEFORE MARCH 8!
       Shotgun Shells are in High Demand - If enough members are interested we will place an order for Shotgun Shells. They will be Challenger Target Loads of 12 gauge 2 ¾”, #8, 1 1/8oz, 1200 FPS, 3 Dram, shells are subject to prior sale. We are offering to the members for $120 (taxes included) per case of 250 rounds. Yes, 20 gauge are also available at the same price. Our order has to be placed by Friday March 8th. Please let Dave know as soon as possible how many cases you want via email - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca . We will need a $20 per case deposit when you place your order. You can send Dave an email with the amount of cases you want and then send him an EFT with the deposit amount. Remember, we are only ordering what we have firm commitments for, so get your order in. We may not be able to order any later. The club will not be stocking any shells. When the shells have been delivered we will let you know where and when to come to pick them up.
  • IPSC PISTOL & PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE SHOOT MARCH 2nd - POSTPONED TO MARCH 9th
       On Saturday March 2nd March 9th Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting an IPSC Pistol and PCC Shoot. First shots at 10:00AM with 7-8 stages and 125-150 rounds. Match fee is $10.00. Registration is through Practiscore. If you have any questions please contact Jody - Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.

February

  • IPSC PISTOL & PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE SHOOT FEBRUARY 17
       On Saturday February 17th Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting an IPSC Pistol and PCC Shoot. First shots at 10:00AM with 7-8 stages and 125+ rounds. Match fee is $10.00. Registration is through Practiscore Login. If you have any questions please contact me - Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.
  • RANGE OFFICERS NEEDED FOR IPSC EVENTS - INTERESTED?
       Hey everyone I am just pooling members that are IPSC Shooters that would potentially qualify to become an NROI Range Officer. If all of the below points are applicable to you and you would like to be an RO please email ipscnewbrunswick@gmail.com and let them know you are interested. There has been mention of a class near the end of March. - Must be a current member of IPSC Canada - You must be a member for at least one year - You must compete in at least three L2 matches - You must successfully complete a L1 NROI Range Officer seminar - You must earn three supervised match points (work under the direction of a certified IPSC Range Officer). Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director.

January

  • PLEASE USE CARE WHEN TRAVELLING IN TO THE RANGE, ROAD MAY BE ICY IN SPOTS
       ***UPDATE: The road into the range was sanded/salted yesterday (January 25th) and is now in good shape.*** Please be aware that the road into the range is extremely icy. The area between the main seacan and the 25/50 yard firing line is as well. We are attempting to arrange for a sand truck to come in. Use extreme caution walking around.

News For 2023

December

  • TIME TO RENEW MEMBERSHIPS - PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15 - EXTRA RENEWAL DATES AT KBM - AVOID THE CROWDS! SAVE TIME, PLEASE BRING COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH YOU!
       With the large number of members we now have (531), we are offering some extra options to do your membership renewals. As per the resolution passed at our Annual General Meeting on Dec 12th, 2023 our membership fee is now $100 per year effective on January 15th, 2024. The early renewal fee is currently $75 per year (up to January 15/24) then $90 until March 31st, after that it will be $100 and you can renew for up to 3 years. Your options are: (1)You can mail in your completed application form, remember it is a fillable form, so type in the required information, print it off and sign it then send with a cheque or money order to cover the number of years you want to join. Mail to Fundy Shooting Sports Inc., PO Box 27062 Lancaster, Saint John, NB, E2M 5S8. We will mail out your new membership card. (2)You can email your completed renewal form to Tye Barter and your payment to Dave Greene via electronic transfer (EFT). We will mail out your new membership card and you can drop in to exchange your range key, on January 1st at the KBM from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, after the locks are changed. (3)We will be available for renewals at the KBM on Wednesday December 27th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Please bring your completed application form, your payment and your old "B" key if you don't plan on going to the range before January 1st. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! We will also be available for renewals on Friday December 29th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Please bring your completed application form, your payment and your old "B" key if you don't plan on going to the range before January 1st. If your membership for 2024 is already paid you can exchange your range key on January 1st from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at the KBM 2452 Westfield Road in West Saint John. Bring your old range key "B" and your current membership card. You may also renew at this time if you want to. (4)Come to our next meeting on January 9th at the KBM. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Tye (tyebarter@gmail.com) or Dave (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca).
  • PRACTICAL SHOTGUN SHOOT DECEMBER 2
       There will be a Practical Shotgun match on Saturday December 2nd with registration at 9:00 AM and first shots at 9:30 AM. Match fee is $20. This is not an aerial target match, the courses of fire will consist of static steel plates and clays. Courses of fire will range from five (5) to a maximum of eighteen (18) rounds each. Competitors will be required to reload the gun safely to complete some of the courses. There will be some movement required. Please be prepared to shoot 80-90 rounds of birdshot and possibly 5 slugs. A pouch to hold spare ammunition will be necessary. Registration is mandatory via email, please make the subject "Shotgun". Please include the make and model as manual action and semi auto's will compete separately. Range Officers will explain the rules and ensure everyone has a safe and fun experience. Look forward to seeing you. Please forward any questions to Jody - Jody Waring, Match Director, thanks. Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com

November

  • IPSC LEVEL 1 MATCH NOVEMBER 19
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting an IPSC L1 pistol and PCC match on Sunday November 19th. Match fee is $10, round count +/- 175, start time 9:30AM. Both pistol bays will be utilized for this event. The 25/50 yard range and the 100 yard range will be open for members to use. Registration via Practiscore Login. Please forward any questions to Jody - Jody Waring, Match Director, thanks. Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com

October

  • OIC BUYBACK EXTENDED TWO YEARS TO 2025
       BREAKING - Amnesty Order to be extended to October 30, 2025 – two more years! According to Public Safety Canada's website on the Firearms Buyback Program page, the amnesty order that began on May 1, 2020, and was set to expire on October 30, 2023 will be extended again until October 30, 2025. Of note, this date is after the next scheduled Federal election. This Amnesty Order encompasses the firearms banned by the May 1, 2020 Order in Council. This proves that the gun ban is and always has been purely political, and nothing more. We were told that we were not allowed to own or use these dangerous "weapons of war", yet we are forced to keep them safely stored for 5 and a half years at minimum. Congratulations to everyone who has written MPs, Senators, pushed the government, posted about this on social media, and supported the CCFR's legal challenges and efforts in court to force an extension. Justice Kane will also render a decision on CCFR v Canada by the end of October! You can hear more about this on our latest Podcast episode: CCFR Radio Ep 150.
  • RNBRA GEORGE MCGILLIVARY 3 GUN CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 : POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 12 DUE TO WEATHER!
       Fundy Shooting Sports will host this 3 gun match Saturday October 21. We are using a different format this year to create more even competition by using basic firearms. Regulations as follows: Rifle - bolt-action only, minimum .223 caliber, unlimited optics. Shotgun - pump action or break open only, no semi autos. Pump with tube magazine only, no speed loaders, 20 or 12 gauge. Pistol - 9mm minimum, iron sights only, no compensators, dots, or ported barrels. Registration via Practiscore Login. Please forward any questions to Jody - Jody Waring, Match Director, thanks. Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com
  • IPSC LEVEL 2 MATCH SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 : POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 4 DUE TO WEATHER!
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting an IPSC L2 match that will recognize a Provincial Classic Division Champion on Sunday October 22. All divisions welcome, but awards will be given to those competitors competing in the Classic Division. Expect to shoot 10-12 stages and 200 +/- rounds. Match fee is $25. The 25/50 yard range and both pistol bays will be utilized for this event. The 100 yard range will be open for the members to use. Registration via Practiscore Login. Please forward any questions to Jody - Jody Waring, Match Director, thanks. Email: ipscjody@yahoo.com
  • DANA RUSSELL MEMORIAL SHOTGUN SHOOT UPDATE: RESULTS! PICTURES ARE HERE!
       The Dana Russell Memorial Shoot was finally held on Oct 7/23 with 26 shooters in attendance. Stan McGratten was the winner with a score of 87/100, John Leonard was second with a score of 84/100 and Al Robichaud was third with a score of 82/100. Shane St. Coeur was the High Score Junior at 39/100. Tom Chamberlin was the winner of the Stevens 555 Over/Under 12 gauge shotgun and Roy Byers won the raffle of a case of Challenger 12 gauge shotgun shells. Our thanks to Boomer and Fran Kelly who came out to BBQ our food for the event.

September

  • RANGE CLOSED FOR WEEK OF MOOSE SEASON
       The range is closed all of next week from Monday morning September 25th until Sunday morning October 1st.
  • DANA RUSSELL MEMORIAL SHOTGUN SHOOT SEPTEMBER 9 - UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, WATCH FOR EMAIL WHEN RESCHEDULED
       ***REMINDER - Spots are filling up quickly and there are only 6 spaces remaining so get your name and registration fee in to get on the list***Dana Russell Memorial Shotgun Shoot - We will be having our 18th annual Dana Russell Memorial Shotgun Shoot on Saturday September 9, 2023. We are asking members to pre-register for this event and send in a $20 registration fee. You can send your registration fee by EFT to Dave Greene's email address (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca) no password is required, or in person at any 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 send in your registration and fee to Dave by Sept 1st. After September 1st, 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: $25 Canadian Tire Gift Cards, Cabela's Camo Range bags, Cabela's Kikai Range bag, Cabela's Multi tools, 1 case of Challenger 12GA Shotgun shells #8 250 rounds, Challenger 12GA #7.5 100 pack, Life Straw Water Filter, Source Atlantic Tow Strap 1" x 8', Redhead Camo Backpack, Tink's Scent Bomb Kits, Allen .22LR bore snakes, Gun Socks (Tikka & Benelli), Thermal Seat Cushions, Cabela's Mini Flashlights, Air Vault storage bag, Ratchet Straps 1" x 15', Camo Braided Rope 1/4"x50', Atlas Traps Shell pouch, Shotgun Shell Thermos, Tasco 10x25 Binoculars, Bass Pro Mini Flashlights, Rio Buckshot 5 rounds, FSSI club hats, T-Shirts & license plates. There will also be a raffle for a case of Challenger 12GA #8 250 rounds, tickets will be $5 each, three for $10 or eight for $20 so bring lots of extra cash. We also need volunteers to help out with registration the day of the shoot, scoring, & filling the throwers with clays. 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.

August

  • SPECIAL SHOTGUN SHOOT AUGUST 27
       On Sunday August 27th we will be having a shotgun shoot. We will be using the same format (5 Stand) as our regular Wednesday shoots. First shots will be at 1:00pm and we will go until 3:30pm. All other ranges will be closed during this event. If the RNBRA PCC Championships are rained out on Saturday 26th they will need Sunday to compete. If this happens we will cancel the shotgun shoot. Thanks, Dave Greene - dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca
  • STAGING SETUP - PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB
       Over the next 2 weeks we will be setting up the courses of fire for two Provincial Shoots. We will be gradually setting up on the various ranges and I'm asking the members to please not disturb range construction as it takes a lot of hard work to put these events on and just a little bit of negligence adds a lot of unnecessary work to our schedule. Please be respectful. Thanks, Jody Waring, Match Director FSS
  • RNBRA SERVICE PISTOL PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 19
       Please be advised that on Saturday August 19 Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association Service Pistol Provincial Championship. This match is open to all shooters with centerfire pistols and revolvers. Optics on handguns is permitted, however muzzle brakes are not allowed. The match will consist of nine (9) different courses of fire and will take 170 rounds to complete. Drawing from a holster is not required, but holster carry on the range is permitted. Spare magazines or speed loaders are necessary. Pre-registration is mandatory via email to Jody Waring - ipscjody@yahoo.com . Match fee is $20 and there will be awards given to overall winners. Steven Stewart from the RNBRA will be serving as Match Director, and Jody Waring is the Co-Match Director. This match puts emphasis on marksmanship and shooting is static with no competitor movement required. If you are interested in participating, please register quickly as space is limited. Come out and have some fun! First shots at 10:00 AM, please arrive early to complete registration. The match will be using both Pistol Bays and the 25/50 Yard range as well, the 100 yard range will be available for members to use.
  • YOUTH SHOOT AUGUST 12 - UPDATED! PICTURES ARE HERE!
       Our Annual Youth Shoot will be held on Saturday August 12th 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 (contact Dave Greene). 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 "Go Wild" patterned stock rifle complete with 4 spare magazines, Pursuit 1x20 Red Dot Scope and a Ruger 10/22 soft case. We have a good selection of additional prizes, 5 Cabela's Range Bags, 5 Cabela's Multi Tools, 2 Allen .22LR Bore Snakes, Life Straw Water Filter, FSSI T-Shirts, 3 Hunter Orange Safety Vests, Camo Therm-A-Seat, 12 Bass Pro Mini Flashlights, Tasco 10x25 Compact Binoculars, Doe Call, Bass Pro Youth Sleeping Bag, Red Head Camo Knapsack, a brick (500 rounds) of Norma TAC22 .22LR 40 grain RN 1100 FPS ammo, box (325 rounds) Federal .22LR 40 grain 1200 FPS and an assortment of hats, frisbees, and participant medals as well. All prizes will be awarded on a draw basis and every Youth will receive a prize. If any member wishes to donate any additional prizes please let Dave Greene know. If you are planning on attending please register with Dave (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca) with the child's name, age and your phone number, to ensure we 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. UPDATE: Our Annual Youth Shoot was held on Saturday August 12th. We had 16 youth in attendance. A good time was had by all. There was an assortment of targets to shoot at including paper, charcoal briquettes, steel plates and balloons. A lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers was served up by John and Fran Kelly. Every youth received a prize of their choosing and the winner of the Ruger 10/22 rifle with a red dot scope was Autumn Daigle.

July

  • BLACK BADGE TRAINING JULY 26
       There will be an IPSC Black Badge Course with classroom instruction Wednesday July 26, at 6:00 PM with location to be determined pending demand. It will be followed up with live fire at the range Saturday July 29 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM & a qualifying match Sunday July 30 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Participants MUST register ASAP to ipscnewbrunswick@gmail.com ; there are no walk-ins you must pre register, no exceptions - Jody Waring, Match Director (ipscjody@yahoo.com)
  • RSO COURSE FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS OF ACTION EVENTS AT THE CLUB
       Regular participants in the action shooting sports at our club, whether it be steel shooting, practical pistol, practical rifle or shotgun, are encouraged to participate in an upcoming Range Safety Officer Course instructed by Steven Stewart, an experienced RNBRA representative and instructor. Our steel matches and the like are in desperate need for range officers and the only way we can continue is for volunteers to step up and become officials. A date will be set for an evening class to be held at our range beginning between 5:00 and 6:00 PM on a weeknight. You will be contacted once the class has been booked. Cost is $50, but you will be reimbursed by the club after successfully completing the class. This class is for people that are participating in matches. If you do not plan to come to events, this is not for you. Please contact Jody to register - ipscjody@yahoo.com . Make the subject line RSO. Timeline is within the next 2 weeks - Jody Waring, Match Director

June

  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY UPDATE
       Many thanks to those members who generously volunteered their time to make this event happen. Due to the poor weather this year we had smaller numbers than anticipated but those who did make it to the range had a great time & we raised a significant amount of money to help the CCFR fight for our sport and pastime. PICTURES ARE HERE! Due to the forecasted rain for the weekend we are postponing our National Range Day event until June 17th. For those members who have volunteered to help out please let us know if you can still participate on the 17th. Hopefully it will be drier then! National Range Day 2023 - Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting a National Range Day on June 3rd JUNE 17th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. We will be opening up the range to the general public to come in and try out various firearms (pistols, rifles & shotguns). We are looking for members to step up and volunteer to assist in the various tasks including: setup & take down, parking, registration & ticket sales, security, safety officers, cooks, flyer distribution to name a few. We will need approximately 36 people to run this event properly. All proceeds for this event will go to the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights. Contact John Kelly or Bill Nason if you can contribute your time to this project.
  • IPSC LEVEL 2 EVENT SATURDAY JUNE10
       Please be advised that there will be an IPSC Level 2 Match on Saturday June 10th starting at 9 AM. Registration at Practiscore. Match fee is $25 payable upon registration the morning of the match. We will be shooting on the two pistol ranges. Pistol and PCC. If you have any questions contact Jody - ipscjody@yahoo.com .

May

  • SCOUT APPRECIATION DAY UPDATE
       Scout Appreciation Day was held May 13th with 37 scouts in attendance along with leaders & parents. It was an enjoyable outing for the youths & we thank those club members who volunteered their time for this worthwhile event. PICTURES ARE HERE!
  • PISTOL CALIBRE CARBINE MATCH MAY 20
       On Saturday May 20, from 9 AM-3 PM, there will be a pistol calibre carbine match. Expect to shoot 150-200 rounds, shooting distances 10 meters to 100 meters. Match fee is $20. Courses of fire will range from 6 rounds to 35 rounds. Spare magazines a must! There will be two (2) divisions: Optics or Irons. Registration on Practiscore or by email to Jody, ipscjody@yahoo.com . Only 36 available slots - first come, first serve. Please forward questions to Jody. NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS - All ranges in use until 3 PM. Spectators are welcome! Thank you, Jody Waring, match director.
  • AED NOW INSTALLED AT RANGE
       It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have purchased and installed an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) for the emergency use for our members. Please take the time to watch this short 4 minute U-Tube video, it may save the life of a friend or loved one. We also wish to inform the membership that we now have an EPIPEN in the First Aid Kit in the main seacan. If you have to use the AED or the EPIPEN please let a member of the Executive Team know so we can replace the used items. Thanks and be safe.

April

  • RANGE CLEAN UP DAY SATURDAY APRIL 29
       A notice to all members that our annual Work Detail is on Saturday April 29th, 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. Thank you.
  • NATIONAL RANGE DAY 2023
       Fundy Shooting Sports will be hosting a National Range Day on June 3rd from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. We will be opening up the range to the general public to come in and try out various firearms (pistols, rifles & shotguns). We are looking for members to step up and volunteer to assist in the various tasks including; setup & take down, parking, registration & ticket sales, security, safety officers, cooks, flyer distribution to name a few. We will need approximately 36 people to run this event properly. All proceeds for this event will go to the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights. Contact John Kelly (johndkelly43@hotmail.com) or Bill Nason (delta10mm@hotmail.com) if you can contribute your time to this project. For those of you who have already said they will help we are having our SECOND steering committee meeting Thursday April 27th at Lawton's (West) in their Community Room on the second floor.
  • 5 STAND SEASON OPENER - APRIL 26
       Starting on Wednesday April 26th our 5 Stand Clay Shooting will begin. Set up will start around 3:00PM and first shots should begin around 5:00PM. We have been able to hold our shoot fees to $6 per line of 25 clays. Prepaid clay cards are available for $110 for 20 rounds or $55 for 10 rounds. If you have any questions please contact Dave Greene (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca).
  • IPSC HANDGUN EVENTS AT THE RANGE - APRIL 15 & APRIL 30
       Please be advised that there will be the following IPSC events at the range: Shoot - Saturday April 15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. IPSC Black Badge Course Saturday April 29, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Sunday April 30 - IPSC Black Badge Qualifier 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Both Pistol ranges will be in use on those days. If you have any questions contact match director Jody Waring - ipscjody@yahoo.com . Thank you.
  • THURSDAY .22LR RIFLE SHOOTS
       Fundy Shooting Sports will commence our 22 Rimfire Rifle matches beginning this Thursday evening April 20 at 6 PM. We will be incorporating bench and standing positions from 25-100 yards. Bipods, rests, and scopes from 4-24 power are beneficial, and sandbags are available. Cost is $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).
  • THROWERS FOR SALE
       The club is taking bids on two surplus Do-All White Quail clay throwers. Each unit has been upgraded from 50 clays to now hold 70 clays. The throwers are around 12 years old and in good working order. It comes with 100 foot extension cord, a foot pedal to operate it, a spare main spring, tool kit, and a spare throwing arm rubber. You will need to provide your own 12VDC battery. Starting bid will be $75 and the bidding will be open until April 15th, ending at 7:00PM. Both units are the same, the highest bid will get their pick of the throwers and the second highest bid with get the other. If you have any questions contact Dave Greene. Send your bids to Dave Greene via email (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca) and make the subject line Thrower.
  • SHOTGUN FLUSH
       Sunday April 16th we will be having a Shotgun Flush from 1:00 until 3:00. All other ranges will be shut down during this shoot. There will be 8 clay throwers from 60-70 yards out throwing high and inbound clays. We can put as many as 12 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 coming. This is a fun shoot (no scoring), something to exercise your dormant trigger fingers. Match fee is $6 per line of 25 clays to cover the costs of the clays and you must bring your own shells. Remember no shot larger than 7 1/2. This event is open to all gauges, shotgun actions and magazine capacities. If you plan on attending please email Dave Greene (dhgreene@nbnet.nb.ca). Set up will begin at 11:30 and we can always use some help moving the machines, batteries and clays.

March

  • BASIC HANDGUN COURSE - REGISTRATION FULL - APRIL 8
       A reminder to all members that there will be handgun training on April 8th in both Pistol Bays as well as the 25/50 Yard Line until about 4:00PM. If you encounter any props set up please leave them alone. Thank you.
  • BLACK BADGE HANDGUN COURSE - REGISTRATION ALMOST FULL FOR APRIL
       Please be advised that there will be a Black Badge Course starting on April 29th and 30th. The class is almost full from members who have been on a waiting list so don't hesitate if you are interested. Registration fee for the course is $150. Email match director Jody Waring - ipscjody@yahoo.com to register.
  • BASS PRO SHOPS DECLINES SUPPORT FOR SCOUT EVENT - CCFR INFORMED
       As you may or may not have heard, Bass Pro Shops have decided NOT to support our annual Scout Appreciation Day. Here is our response, advising the CCFR: "Greetings. My name is Robert Roy, a CCFR member, and I am also the secretary for Fundy Shooting Sports Inc. here in Saint John, New Brunswick. Our club is very active with over 500 members last year & one of our core objectives, declared in our constitution, is firearms education. To that end we strongly support youth firearms education with annual events for Scouts & member's children. Without a positive and safe avenue to learn about firearms youth are exposed to the overwhelmingly negative portrayal of guns by the media, video games, and our current federal government. We provide a fun and safe place for youth to experience the joys of firing a real gun & the satisfaction of hitting a target. Our increasingly urban society has led to youths thinking that guns are only for criminals & killing; we show them that there is a completely different facet of firearms that is rewarding and enjoyable. Since 2008 we have had range day for Scout groups. For many of those years we have been supported by our local Bass Pro Shop in Dieppe, NB. This year our treasurer, Dave Greene, once again asked for a contribution to the event. Normally we receive a brick of .22 LR, hats, etc. which is greatly appreciated. This year, however, we received a form-letter rejection notice. It appears Bass Pro corporate have outsourced their charitable-giving to a company called Benevity Inc. Here is their letter: *** This email is for notification purposes only. Please do not respond to this email.*** Mr.David Greene, Treasurer, Fundy Shooting Sports Inc. Re: Scout Appreciation Day 2023, Dear Mr.David Greene, Thank you for submitting a request to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's and for your patience as we evaluated the most impactful conservation and community initiatives. We are writing to inform you the request you submitted on Oct 19, 2022 has been declined. At this time, we are directing our giving towards 501c3 partners with projects that align with one of our conservation and community focus areas. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's are proud to partner with local and national organizations in support of our mission to inspire people to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors. In the past five years alone, we have donated more than $100 million to conservation, community and outdoor education programs. Sincerely,Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's Conservation and Community Team - © 2023 Benevity, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The process no longer involves the local store; requests have to be made using an on-line application. It refers to "501c3 partners", which is an IRS term for US non-profit groups; Canada doesn't seem to matter. You'll also notice that nowhere does it mention firearms education. This is a rather odd position for a company to take, given the many millions of dollars they have made from firearms and related equipment sales. Perhaps they are pivoting to camping gear sales and fishing equipment? Bass Pro / Cabela's is certainly free to give corporate donations to whomever they see fit but I thought the CCFR, and it's members, would be interested in learning that the company doesn't support educating the next generation in the safe & responsible use of firearms. CCFR members may want to keep that in mind when they make their next firearm-related purchase; we too are free to spend our money as we see fit. Thank you for your time. Robert G. Roy, Secretary, Fundy Shooting Sports Inc."

February

  • APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE FROM MEMBERSHIP IN MISSING PERSON CASE
       "Good Day: My name is Sherri and I am reaching out to you on behalf of Please Bring Me Home, a volunteer organization dedicated to finding missing people in Canada. I am reaching out to all gun clubs and sporting organizations in Saint John today to ask that you might send along a short email to your members that we are looking for a missing person by the name of Curtis Thorne. Unfortunately, Curtis went missing August 2021. He was known to take off into the bush and had done so before. He also was a known drug user and was very paranoid. He ran into the woods around Micheal Crescent in Saint John and has never been seen again. The police feel that he has overdosed or been overcome by the elements and not able to find his way back out of the woods and perished. We are hoping it was nothing more nefarious than that but there is also the possibility that he met with foul play and was left in the bush. It is my feeling that hunters and gun sports enthusiasts are an overlooked resource for keeping an eye out for the missing. Hunters have a keen eye and know when something does not belong in the bush or woods and is out of place. I am asking that you might ask all of your members to keep an eye out for anything that looks out of place, clothing (Curtis was last seen in a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt and jeans), shoes, bags or anything else that just doesn't look like it belongs. I would ask that you ask your members to report anything they might find to the Saint John Police. I appreciate your cooperation with this difficult subject and know that we appreciate any efforts to bring Curtis home to his mother and family. Thank you - Sherri Smith"

January

  • ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP SIGN-UP / KEY EXCHANGE DAYS
       We will be having extra renewal days on December 28th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM and January 2nd from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at the KBM. The range locks will be changed the morning of January 2nd. Those of you who have already renewed need to exchange your old keys. Make sure you bring your old "A" stamped key and your membership card for 2023. We will also be accepting renewal forms for 2023 on January 2nd.

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