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Organized Practice and Competition for January 2024


In Preparation for our Competition on January 23rd, we will hold an open practice on January  16th, instead of our regular Ladies Night.


Time will be from 7:00 to 9:00

Cost – Regular Range Fees


We will answer any general questions on shooting form and questions specific to the Competition prior to practice.


Please RSVP to Karen at






January 23rd, is our Competition!


We welcome Members and Guests to our upcoming Competition.


We will have a 6:00 p.m. Registration and Competitions will start promptly at 6:30p.m.


Please see Complete Details Here.   


It’s NOT Too Late To Register.


Preregistration is appreciated to Karen at

Range Evaluation Notice - January 2024

We will be doing Range Evaluations (to obtain your Key FOB) at the club Tuesday January 16th from 6pm-7pm.  Please note that this is the only scheduled date for January.


To come at this time, please e-mail Karen at to book a spot as we can only have a limited # of people in at one time.


You must have your current membership card to participate.


You will require your own equipment (Firearm/Ammo/Eyes/-Ears/Targets).

If you do not have your own equipment, we can attempt to make arrangements, however it may delay when you can attend one of these sessions.


Also, please bring $22 ($2 for the range fee and $20 for the FOB)

Card Nights at Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club

All Welcome

What - Cards Night - Auction 45's

Where - Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club - 2915 Highway #3, East Chester

When - Every Thursday Evening - Doors Open at 7:00 for a 7:30 Start

Cost $3.00

2023-24 Shooting Competition- January 23, 2024

This competition is for .22 rimfire and centerfire handguns. We will try to keep centrefire users separate from .22 users.

Competition will be limited to open sights only; no optics, reflex, red dots, lasers etc. will be allowed. We may have separate divisions in the future.

The competition will consist of three stages with 10 rounds at each stage for a total possible score of 300.

TROPHIES: Champion, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in each division, Rimfire & Centerfire. 



10 shots will be fired at a rapid fire target with a time limit of 12 seconds, with a total possible score of 100. Revolver users will have 2 - 6 second sequences for 5 shots each.


10 shots will be fired at a bullseye target with a time limit of 5 minutes, with a total possible score of 100. Revolver users will have 2 – 2 ½ minute sequences for 5 shots.


10 shots will be fired at a “blacked-out” bullseye target with a time limit of 2 minutes.

Revolver users will have 2 – 1-minute sequences for 5 shots.


Shots touching a line will be counted at the higher value. Penalties on stages if time exceeded!

Highest aggregate out of 300 takes Champion trophy – 2nd and 3rd follow unless a tie.

Ties for 1st ,2nd or 3rd - In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by a 10 shot shoot off using stage 2 procedures. If still a tie, the distance will be increased to 15 yards for a 10 shot string.

For example, if 2 shooters are tied for 1st place then we will have a shoot off.  Winner of the shoot off takes first, with the other shooter taking second place and the next highest score takes third place.



Please reserve by contacting Karen at  indicating rimfire or centerfire and specify revolver if that is what you will be using. 

Competition is tentatively scheduled for January 23, 2024, as trophies are arriving too late to hold in December of this year.

Samples of targets are posted at Club on whiteboard. Please do not use or take!



Indoor Range Committee


Club Membership Fees


Dear Members,


We are now accepting 2024 membership renewal fees.  Membership renewals are due on January 1st of each year and according to our bylaws, payments received after March 1st must include a $25.00 late fee in addition to the current annual fee of $85.00.

Membership Fees

Adult Membership dues: $85

Youth Membership dues: $20

Family Membership dues: $170


Note: Family membership includes children under 12. Youth between ages 12 to 18 are considered youth members.


Payments can be made via e-transfer to Alternatively, you can bring your payment to our monthly meeting or mail a cheque to :


Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club

PO Box 381

Chester, NS B0J 1J0


If you do not intend to renew your membership, please let us know so we can remove you from our database.


For information, you must be a member of a recognized gun club in order to possess a restricted firearm. Once we receive payment we provide notification to the Chief Firearms Office.


December 2023



Our year end review of concerns observed on the indoor range security cameras has revealed the following to be the most common safety and legal violations or conduct leading to dangerous situations and/or unnecessary damage to the range and equipment.


Safety/Legal Violations:

  • Unlicensed shooters are being allowed to shoot without immediate supervision – this is NOT legal! – a supervising member must be closely behind each unlicensed shooter and in the same bay.

  • People in bays at the firing line while others are down range!

  • People loading magazines at the firing line while others are down range!

  • People handling firearms at the firing line while others are down range!

  • Firing line gate open during firing – it must be closed!

  • People inadvertently pointing firearms at others due to unsafe handling!

  • The above problems occur when nobody acts as Range Safety Officer as required by our licence. Acting RSO must wear the “Acting RSO Vest and ensure compliance with range safety & rules and our operating licence from the CFO.

  • …….   If 2 or more people are inside the range someone must be acting as RSO.

Damage Concerns:

  • Placing multiple targets on target holders at the same time or, in one case, balloons on the edge of target holder frames. A single target should be centred on the target stand at the appropriate height to minimize errant shots damaging the target holder.

  • Members are NOT doing a proper Range In/Out report. Notations of “As above” or “as previous” are not sufficient. All damage is to be noted which ensures the member knows where their shots end up. Also please check the base of the bullet trap behind the curtain for low shots.


As a result, the Range Committee and R.S.O.s have been contacting members concerning less serious concerns to correct issues and in more serious cases suspending the unsupervised access of members found to be violating safety rules or conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause damage to the range until they have met and reviewed pertinent concerns with the R.S.O.s.

This past year, we had 9 incidents requiring member contact or a review meeting with the RSOs. 

Any questions regarding legalities, rules or safety may be addressed to the R.S.O.s at and we will endeavor to clarify the same.


Thank you to all members, as we work towards a perfect safety record.

President, Range Committee and Range Safety Officers

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