Jan 28

2024 Indoor Smallbore/Air Rifle Schedule

The Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club (CRPC) is pleased to host a series of indoor matches, starting in October 2023. The intent of these matches is to provide an opportunity for Smallbore Rifle and Air Rifle shooters to participate in regularly scheduled competitions. The entry fees have been kept to an absolute minimum and therefore, there will be no prizes other than bragging rights. All events will be fired on paper targets at 25m for Smallbore and 10m for Air Rifle, 2 shots per bull for Smallbore and one shot for Air Rifle.

– Start time 9:00 am, range open at 8:00 am.
– ISSF/SFC rules apply.
– Competitor scoring to be used – please bring scoring towers etc.
– Scores to be posted at CRPC.
– Cost is $15.00 for CRPC members, $30 for non-members. (please bring exact change).
– Match Rifle, Air Rifle, Sporting Rifle or Hunting Rifle may be used.
– Recommended that you are a 2023 ASRA member-please support Smallbore Rifle
– Please note that Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) are required.
– Ammo sales NOT available at the range.
– Course of fire;
Smallbore ISSF Prone – Iron Sights 60 shots, 30 min. per target.
Smallbore ISSF Prone – Any Sights 60 shots, 30 min. per target.
Smallbore ISSF 3-P – 60 shots, 2 hrs.,25 min.
Air Rifle ISSF – 60 shots, 1 hr. 30 min.
Sporting Rifle Prone – 60 shots, 30 min. per target.
Sporting Rifle 3-P – 60 shots, 30 min. per target.
Hunting Rifle Prone – 60 shots, 30 min. per target.

No entry forms – just show up with exact change cash and shoot – it doesn’t get much easier. Range space is limited to a first come first served basis. It is recommended that you call/email to reserve a spot as we anticipate a good turnout this season.

Match dates:
3 Feb. 2024
6 Apr. 2024

For additional info or to reserve a position, contact Ralph at 403-971-4054 or via email, rpentelski@gmail.com

Jan 04

Polar 40 Match – St Paul

Not Too Bad Shooting Range, St Paul
Invites Smallbore Rifle (.22 LR) Competitors to attend the
Polar 40 Match – Sporting Rifle / Hunting Rifle / Precision

February 3, 2024

$20.00 Entry, $10.00 to enter additional categories
40 shots total for score in two 30-minute strings of 20 shots
Unlimited sighting shots and 20 scoring shots during each 30 minute string
Prone Position, unsupported (except for Precision)
SFC Sporting Rifle target at 50m

Any .22 LR rifle will be fit into Sporting, Hunting, or Precision

Relay 1 – 9:30 AM
Relay 2 – 11:00 AM
Relay 3 – 12:30 PM
Relay 4 – 2:00 PM
Relay 5 – 3:30 PM

Prize – Cash draw, with portion donated to Stollery

Competitors will come to the Firing Line only once to complete two 30-minute strings during their 1.5 hour relay
Extra relays may be added on Feb 2 if necessary

Call/Text Russ at 780-996-9597 for more info!

Dec 28

2024 ASRA Membership Renewal

Hi All

It is imperative you obtain your membership before Dec 31st if you plan on doing any shooting activity. Payment information and membership form distribution information at the bottom of the form. The current insurance covered by your membership expires Dec 31. 2023 After that date you no longer have insurance coverage under the ASRA membership.

This year the cost of insurance dramatically increased so the new membership fee reflects that increase.
Because the current coverage is by individuals we can no longer offer a discount for families.

I wish you all a happy New Year and a great 2024 shooting season.

2024 ASRA Membership Form

Wynn Payne
ASRA Board

Oct 02

2023 Cooey Classified Rifle Event

15 Cooey enthusiasts attended the second annual Cooey classified (Hunting Rifle Match) at the Not Too Bad shooting range in St. Paul

4 Junior Men
3 Senior Ladies
8 Senior Men

Firearms on the line included Cooey models 75, 82, 64, 55, 39 and 60.

Some with open sights, some with scopes and others with aperature.  All the shooting was done prone on the 50m SFC Sporting rifle target from 50 meters.

Proceeds were donated to the Stollery Childrens Hospital Foundation.

Top Scores

Marksman  Doris Langridge 384/600
Sharpshooter  Darrel May 479/600
Expert Tyson Sommerville 545/600
Master Russell Whitford 583/600

Aug 20

2023 Canadian National Rifle Championships Results

The SFC Canadian National Rifle Championships were held August 2-10 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and the results have been published! The events included Hunting Rifle and Sporting Rifle Prone 60, Men and Women’s Air Rifle, Mixed Team Air Rifle, 50m Prone, and 50m 3P which were all well attended. Thank you to all the athletes, and all the excellent volunteers and staff that made the event possible!

Congratulations to Alberta’s own Tye Ikeda for winning 1st in Men’s 50m 3-Position and Finals, 2nd in Men’s 50m Prone, and 1st in Men’s Air Rifle Finals!

The full results document is https://sfc-ftc.ca/resources/2023%20National%20Rifle%20Championships%20Results.pdf

Jul 08

Coach’s Corner – Match Etiquette

This is a summary for those just becoming familiar with ISSF shooting to following steps toward a successful match.

-Guns should be transported in a locked gun case.

-The case should be marked as to which end is the end the muzzle is located. Ensure when placing the firearm back in the case to ensure this step is followed.

-As soon as is reasonable able, go through equipment check.

-Any time your firearm is in the open case the safety flag should be in the breach. Air rifle flags must be all the way through and out the muzzle end, a long piece of weedwhacker cord is a good option.

-Leave the firearm in the case until the call to the line.

-Do physical warmup before being called to the line. This means stretching and activating muscles that will be used in the event.

S-hooters will be called to the line 20 minutes before the first match shot. Be completely ready to enter the range at this point with all equipment for the match.

-At the firing line you may set up your equipment, remove the safety flag and dry fire for a 5 minute period.

-There will be a call to start sighting preparation where you have 15 minutes to shoot an unlimited number of shots that will help you establish your centre of aim. For .22 shooters this is also the time to determine the predominant wind condition and adjust sights accordingly.

-After 14 minute and 30 seconds you will be informed there are 30 seconds left to go for sighting shots.

-The range commands are to stop while the targets are reset then Start to commence the match.

-Air rifle match on electronic targets is 75 minutes. The time, at the end of the match , will be announced as 10 min, 5 min and 1 min remaining.

-After your last shot insert your safety flag and raise your hand to signal a range officer to inspect your firearm. Once it is confirmed the firearm is safe you may leave the line but your fire arm stays on the line until the announcement to remove equipment from the line. Take your firearm and put it in it’s case.

Wynn Payne
Alberta Provincial Coach

Jul 08

2023 ASRA Air Rifle Provincial Results

Hello, Everyone!

Here are the results of the Provincial air rifle match held in Calgary at the Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club from Jan 28 and 29. Thank you very much to all our competitors and the officials who kindly volunteer their time!


Daniela Sirbu-Gosselin Qual Score 594.1×24
Aanum Grewal Qual Score 591.3×23 Final 11 Pts Ladies Champion


Tye Ikeda Qual Score 616.0×41 Final 17 Pts AB Champion
Adeesh Patnaik Qual Score 576.7×10 Final 3rd 1st Jr
Abdullah Al Anik Qual Score 581.8×18 Final 4th 2nd Jr
Jordan Taylor Qual Score 457.4×2 Final 5th 3rd Jr

Wendy Freisen
Brad Freisen
Darren Ikeda
Ralph Pentelski

Jun 25

St Paul Fish & Game Fun 22 Match

Hello to everyone! Here is an update on the .22lr Fun Match held at the SPFG Shooting range on the 24th.

First off, a big thank you to the folks that committed to making the event a success. Gord and Darlene Smereka, Darrel May, Ryan Doonanco, Ryan Kotowich, and everyone who kept an eye out for range safety.
The day was hot and perfect for shooting. There were 20 entries altogether with some folks entering twice to try with a different rifle. Everyone received either a winning place prize or a merchandise door prize.
Again, many thanks  to our generous sponsors, Xtreme Oilfield, Warehouse Sports, Canadian Tire, St Paul Bumper to Bumper, Mrs Fay May, and Lloyd Kenworth!


Open Sights Senior

1st Russell Whitford
2nd Al Harris
3rd Gord Smereka

Scoped Senior

1st Billi-Jo McIlroy
2nd Nolen Vogel
3rd Adam Connor

Scoped Junior

1st Eddie Cochrane
2nd Jaden Dechaine
3rd Kieran Huser

Junior open sights

1st Kieran Huser

Closest to the V

Eddie Cochrane

100 Meter gong

Junior Eddie  Cochrane

Senior Billi-Jo McIlroy

Looking forward to seeing more shooters come out next year! Stay posted for more local shooting events.

Russell Whitford

Jun 13

Team Yukon at ASRA Provincial Championships

The Yukon North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Rifle Shooting Team competed at the Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association Provincial Championships in Taber, Alta. recently.

The Provincials took place June 2-4. The team included:

U19 F: Ava Irving-Staley (Whitehorse), Alexis Fields-Birkell (Carmacks)

U16 F: Jorja Jackson (Haines Junction), Jorja Bellmore-Smarch (Carmacks)

U16 M: Alex Lebarge (Whitehorse), Josh Jackson (Haines Junction), Kolten Jim (Haines Junction), Chad Itsi (Haines Junction)

Original Article Via Whitehorse Star

Jun 06

Recreational Target Shooting (RTS) Program

To all shooters: The Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) offers a badge program where shooters can gain badges as they advance in shooting proficiency. This is a good way to work toward a competitive program.
For the serious competitive shooters the SFC offers the Coast to Coast Championships (CCC) postal competition where you shoot the match on your home range and send in the scores on a monthly  basis. The matches are then recorded on a sheet for all to review.
The link for the RTS is https://sfc-ftc.ca/RTS  and the link for the CCC is https://sfc-ftc.ca/CTCC
You must be a member of the SFC to participate!
Wynn Payne
Provincial Rifle Coach


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