Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions
 
The KGSC exists as an authorized Recreation Club to provide its members the opportunity to engage in safe and cost-effective recreational target shooting. This is achieved by allowing members to provide their own firearms/ammunition and using existing CFB Kingston facilities.
 
Who can be a member? All prospective and current members must have a valid firearms license; either Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) or a Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence (RPAL). Members of the Regular Force and their families, veterans and their families; members of the Reserve Force (Class A/B and C) and their families; and members of Foreign Military currently serving/training with CAF in Canada are eligible for regular membership. Members of the RCMP, and their families, local law enforcement comprising OPP, City of Kingston Police, Correctional Services Canada and their families are eligible for ordinary membership. There is also a requirement for all members to have third party liability insurance from a provider of their choosing of a minimum of two (2) million dollars.
 
Where does the Club meet? The club primarily meets at one of the three ranges within CFB Kingston during range days. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other meetings are held at a number of facilities around CFB Kingston. AGMs are held at least twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall.
 
How do we reach the Club? You can reach the club by sending an email to basekingstonshootingclub@gmail.com or joining our Facebook page. Information on ranges and events are sent out via email or on Facebook.
 
How much does it cost and how do I join? Membership fees are $30.00+tax for regular membership and $40.00+tax for ordinary membership. The membership lasts for the duration of the fiscal year (1 April to 31 March). Members can join at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre (KMCSC) and pay at that time or virtually by contacting the KGSC at basekingstonshootingclub@gmail.com. Ensure that you bring:
 
1. KGSC Application Form - https://tinyurl.com/KGSC-Application
2. Military ID (NDI 20) or Veteran’s Service Card (NDI 75) or any other identification documents that prove the applicant’s status and eligibility for one of the membership categories of the Club;
3. Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL); and
4. Documentation proving possession of third party liability insurance (ie: membership card from a sanctioned shooting association providing insurance, coverage documents, etc).
 
What do I get for my Membership Fees? The club will provide pre-constructed target frames and backings for members to post targets on, appropriate range safety equipment such as flags and first aid equipment. Membership fees support the club’s insurance premiums that cover members (like all CAF Recreation Clubs), purchase the lumber and materials to maintain target frames, and any other expenditures required for consumables to keep the club running.
 
Does the Club provide firearms and ammunition? No. All members must bring their own firearms, ammunition, and whatever supporting equipment they will need for shooting, pick up the spent casings, and participate in post-firing range cleanup. A list of approved calibres is available.
 
When will we shoot? Members are advised of Range availability and timings via email and/or on the Facebook page. We shoot year-round, weather permitting.
 
What about safety? Each range will have a dedicated Range Safety Officer (RSO), which will be a club member who is on the CFB Kingston approved RSO list. They will be supported by an Assistant RSO (ARSO) so that shooters can concentrate on their shooting. The RSO will ensure all shooters are members and have their PAL and authorization to transport (ATT), conduct a range safety briefing prior to any firing and ensure they are in contact with Range Control throughout. They will call ceasefires as needed, and will walk the line to check firearms are clear prior to changing flags or permitting examination or resetting of any targets. On completion, the RSO will ensure the range is cleaned up, all equipment is locked away and close down the range in accordance with Range Standing Orders.
 
This is a Club, why do I have to follow Military rules for shooting my own firearms? Because we are using a military facility, we must follow military range rules. In order to secure permission for the club to exist from our Base Commander, the Executive must ensure that all safety practices and procedures are followed, which may be to a higher standard than exists at other civilian shooting ranges. The Club must continue to demonstrate an adherence to all safety procedures, good citizenship, stewardship of the facilities and respect for all range users. Using the CFB Kingston ranges is a privilege and significantly contributes to the nominal club membership fee and thus we will abide by CFB Kingston Range Safety Orders.
 
What if I don’t have a Firearms License? Unfortunately, you cannot be a member without a valid PAL/RPAL. Sometimes we run courses required for prospective members to obtain a firearms licence; please contact the Club Secretary for more info.
 
What about the future? The Club continues to improve through the hard work of the club membership and executive. The executive welcomes suggestions and volunteers to take on projects that contribute to the enjoyment of shooting sports within the club.
 
Resources:
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingstongarrisonshootingclub
Club Email - basekingstonshootingclub@gmail.com
KGSC Membership Folder - https://tinyurl.com/KGSC-Membership-Folder
KGSC Constitution and Bylaws - https://tinyurl.com/KGSC-Constitution-Bylaws