How to Apply:
To become a member at BRRC you must have a current Restricted & Non-restricted PAL (RPAL) in order to take the safety course. To obtain an RPAL you can take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) by finding an instructor in your area at Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO).
After you have received your RPAL you may apply through our website to be put on our wait list. Your membership application will be forwarded to the Membership Secretary, who will contact you regarding the next available Club safety course.
Courses fill up very quickly. Walk-ins may be accommodated if you can prove you are registered for a future Safety Course.
Our Safety Course:
The safety course is delivered in two parts. A classroom only session which is normally delivered on the Thursday night before the last Saturday of the month and a hands-on range and practical range session is given on the last Saturday of the month. Courses are not offered in the months of July or December. Course dates are posted on the Club’s on-line calendar. Together, the sessions cover safe firearms handling and Club protocols and procedures. It is not a marksmanship course, but everybody gets to shoot, and the Club supplies ammunition and firearms for the practical hands-on session. No personal firearms or ammunition are permitted on the course. You must provide your own safety equipment.
At the safety course you will be required to pay for the course, your key card and pro-rated membership dues for the balance of the calendar year. The amount due varies depending on when you take the course because it includes your membership for the balance of the year. These fees include a mandatory firearms organization membership (for insurance purposes) which is required for all Club members.
Probationary Membership: “The Three & Three Mandate”
Upon successful completion of the Safety Course, you will receive a Photo I.D. Access Card. The restrictions on a probationary member are as follows:
- You are not permitted to be at the Club between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 am for a period of three (3) months.
- You may not bring a shooting guest to the range until you have attended the club on three (3) separate occasions and shot from the ports during non-discipline hours.
Failure to comply with these restrictions may terminate your membership process. Following the three (3) month probationary period, your access card will be automatically updated to allow full 24/7 access to the Club.
How Long Does It Take?
The elapsed time from completing an application to becoming a full member is difficult to estimate because it depends on how soon you can attend a course.
Do I Need a Firearms License?
Yes, as of May 2013, you must have an RPAL to apply for and take the Safety Course.
As part of your application and during the safety course some personal information (name, address, telephone number, firearms license and one other piece of government issued photo I.D.) is collected, and members are required to keep the Club advised if this information changes. Personal information is used for BRRC and related administrative purposes (including insurance membership) and will not be provided to other parties except in accordance with a warrant or similar instrument.