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Whether youth, adult, or senior, shooting is a lifetime sport. Male or female, shooting emphasizes "equal opportunity" skills. For able-bodied and disabled alike, shooting sports are accessible. Shooting is a year-round activity.

Target shooting has a safety record unsurpassed by other sports.

As a participant in the recreational shooting sports, you will join millions of other Canadians who, like you, enjoy the thrill and challenge of shooting. The privilege of shooting also carries certain responsibilities, to other participants, as well as to our shared shooting heritage. Safety is one of them, ethical conduct is another. Shooting is among the safest of all sports. However, safety should never be taken for granted when firearms are involved. No trophy, no score, no competition is worth an injury to yourself or others. Safety is your first and foremost responsibility. Today, the shooting sports have more to offer than ever before, from plinking to Olympic competition. Become a good ambassador of shooting. And have fun participating in the shooting sports.


Joining our sport requires you to obtain the appropriate and lawful firearms training and then obtaining your government issued PAL (Possession and Acquisition Licence).

STEP ONE (Long Guns Training)

Complete and pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)
Topics covered in the CFSC include:

STEP TWO (Handguns Training)

Complete and pass the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC).

Topics covered in the CFSC are the same as the CFSC above but focus on

To complete your CFSC and CRFSC you can consult the following link to a list of Certified Instructors.   Instructors List

William Rudderham (613) 346-1289 is a local Certified Firearms Instructor. www.rudderham.ca


Apply for and obtain your PAL.

The process for applying for your PAL is explained in your course. For more information you can consult the following link. Canadian Firearms Program


Become a member of the Cornwall Handgun Club

After meeting the Cornwall Handgun Clubs admission procedures, prospective members receive an introduction to the club and mandatory classroom and range training. Once you have satisfied these requirements your probationary membership is granted. Club Constitution and Bylaws

We are affiliated with the National Firearms Association (NFA) and each of our members have $3M liability insurance and $5M for board members.

Membership cost are;

$175 for your first year
$125 annual renewal fee or $175 for a family membership.

To apply for membership, you must provide the following;

A photocopy of a valid firearms Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL).

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check from your local police service (REQUIRED, and done with in past 12 months).

A cheque in the amount of $175.00 payable to the Cornwall Handgun Club.

Membership Application Form PDF Format

Membership Application Form MS Word Format


Purchase a firearm and start enjoying our great sport.

You will want to consult the Shooting Sports section of our website to learn more about the many exciting branches of our sport, you may find one or more that appeal to you.

Keep an eye on the Upcoming Events section of our website. Members are always welcome to these events. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and learn more about these exciting sports.

The Cornwall Handgun Club is a safe and friendly environment to enjoy the Shooting Sports.


So, getting into our sport sounds like a lot of effort on your part. Well it is intended not to be too easy. We want the right people involved. Canadian firearms owners are law abiding and responsible individuals, and we want to keep it that way. Normally it will take you a few months to complete all of the above steps. Training and licence costs are reasonable and can be explained to you in further detail by a certified course instructor.

Go ahead and take the plunge. We know you will enjoy a lifetime of pleasure from our great sport.