Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us or come visit us.

What is the definition of a firearm as defined by the law?

A firearm is, within the meaning of the law, defined as follows in the Criminal Code: “Any weapon capable, by means of a barrel which allows to fire lead, bullets or any other projectile, of inflicting serious bodily harm or death to a person, including a carcass or breech box of such a weapon as well as anything that can be modified for use as such. This definition includes firearms that do not need to be registered under federal firearms law.

What is the difference between unrestricted weapons and restricted weapons?

Non-Restricted Weapons : This class includes any rifle or shotgun that is neither restricted nor prohibited. Most common long guns are non-restricted, but there are exceptions.

Restricted Weapons : Any handgun that is not a prohibited firearm. Any firearm – which is not a prohibited firearm – having a barrel less than 470 mm in length which can fire centerfire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner; Any firearm designed or adapted to fire when reduced to a length of less than 660 mm by folding, nesting or otherwise; Any firearm designated as such by regulation.

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Can I come and practice shooting without having a license or a weapon?

Yes, by booking an initiation to shooting session.

What is the minimum age to come and shoot with a shooting instructor?

For non-restricted weapons, 12 years and for restricted weapons the minimum age is 18.

Do you offer training for obtaining a permit?

No, we do not offer any training at the club. In the steps to follow we indicate the sites, where to find the dates and places of training.

If I want to obtain a restricted weapon, which course (s) do I need to take?

The CFSC course (Canadian Firearms Safety and Handling Course) as well as the CRFSC course (Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety and Handling Course), to obtain your PAL (Possession and Authorization License) . Then, you will have to take the course of the BILL 9 competency test (Use of restricted weapon in a shooting club), which is obligatory in all the clubs of Quebec.

What is the BILL 9 competency test for safe target practice with firearms?

If you wish to become a member of a shooting club in the province of Quebec, you must submit to an competency test and send the certificate of your success to the operator of this club. This aptitude test comprises a theoretical component and a practical component, the content of which is specified in the Regulation respecting the aptitude test for the safe practice of target shooting with firearms.

chapter S-3.1, r. 12
Regulation respecting the competency test in the safe practice of the sport of target shooting with firearms
Act respecting safety in sports
(chapter S-3.1, s. 46.42).

What does it take to become a restricted member?

Your valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL), your valid BILL 9 competency test and if your Law 9 was passed more than a year ago your active membership card from another shooting club.

Do you have a membership card that combines unrestricted weapons and restricted weapons?

No, we only have a restricted weapon membership card.

Do you always have to make a reservation to come to the club?

It is only necessary to reserve for the clay pigeon and with a shooting instructor or for an initiation to shooting.

Do I have to be a member to come shoot?

For unrestricted weapons it is open to everyone, there are no membership cards. For restricted weapons, you must be a member of the Ruisseau Noir shooting club or a member of another shooting club and access the site as a member for a day.

I am a member. I have my possession and acquisition license and my weapons. Can I invite someone who has no course or license?

Yes, but at all times, you are responsible for it; the guest will be under your immediate supervision at all times. As stated in the club’s rules, you must stay with your guest and watch them while handling a firearm. The cost is $ 10 per guest.

ACTS & PROVE – A Method to Make Firearms Safe


  • Assume every firearm is loaded.
  • Control the muzzle direction at all times.
  • Trigger finger must be kept off the trigger and out of the trigger guard.
  • See that the firearm is unloaded – PROVE it safe.


  • Point the firearm in the safest available direction.
  • Remove all cartridges.
  • Observe the chamber.
  • Verify the feeding path.
  • Examine the bore.

The firearm is now unloaded and safe. It remains so as long as the individual, who has PROVEn it is, retains direct control.

What is the maximum authorized capacity of the chargers?

Typically, the maximum magazine capacity is as follows :

  • 5 rounds for most magazines designed for semi-automatic centerfire long guns;
  • 10 cartridges for most magazines designed for handguns.

Possession of a high capacity magazine, which has undergone a permanent modification to prevent it from containing more cartridges than permitted by law, is legal in Canada. The Criminal Code regulations describe acceptable ways of modifying a charger. It is illegal to import large capacity chargers that have not been modified.

Can I carry a firearm in a holster?

If you are the holder of a “Black Badge” issued by the Quebec Practical Shooting Association or if your employment requires you to carry a firearm in a holster, you are allowed to use your firearm with a holster. Otherwise, the use of a holster is not allowed.

What type of ammo can I use?


+ Armored bullet ammunition made of copper alloy and with a lead core
+ Ammo loaded with lead alloy bullets


– Bullets with a steel core (pass a magnet over the ammunition, if the magnet is attracted this ammunition is prohibited.)
– Tracer bullets
– Piercing bullets

Can I come and practice shooting without having a license or weapons?

Yes, by booking an introductory shooting session..