Occasional RPAL License Membership
Under the Firearms Act & Regulations, persons owning a restricted firearm are required to have a shooting club membership in addition to their RPAL license, regardless of whether you are still actively sport shooting. MVRRC offers a discounted shooting club membership registration and renewal to restricted firearms owners who are no longer actively sport shooting, but who still own a restricted firearm.
MVRRC Occasional RPAL License Membership Benefits
No Waiting Lists
MVRRC does not require non-active RPAL restricted firearms owners to join a waiting list. This differs from most shooting clubs in Canada, where waiting lists are quite common. We are happy to offer our non-active RPAL members a quick, easy application and membership process. If you’re in need of a shooting club membership, you can join MVRRC today.
Low Cost of Membership
If you are a non-active RPAL restricted firearms owner who must belong to a shooting club, MVRRC offers a discounted rate for non-active RPAL members (currently $80/year). Annual fees for this non-active RPAL membership (what we call an “RPAL Occasional” membership) are affordable and are aimed at providing our non-active RPAL members with the ability to easily meet federal requirements while acknowledging that these members are largely inactive at shooting clubs.
No Safety Briefing
Non-active RPAL restricted firearms owners who become members of MVRRC are not required to attend a safety briefing prior to being accepted as an “RPAL Occasional” member. This allows new non-active members to join MVRRC right away.
RPAL Occasional Membership Summary
The “RPAL Occasional” membership offered by the MVRRC features:
- No waiting list
- No safety briefing required
- Low fees – $80 per year, which includes $5,000,000 liability insurance for shooting activities
- If you want to shoot at the club, you may shoot up to 3 times per year, by first registering with the President and then only under the supervision of a club range officer
- If you want to shoot more than 3 times per year and have full shooting privileges (able to shoot alone, bring your friends, shoot 365 days a year), you may, at any time, buy a regular membership and take the safety briefing
To purchase please visit our Membership Registration page and select the RPAL Occasional membership. Follow the instructions from there.
Q: What is a RPAL license?
A: It is a license issued under the Firearms Act to own a restricted firearm
Q: Does a restricted firearm owner need a RPAL license?
A: A restricted firearm owner is required to have a RPAL license
Q: Does a RPAL license owner need a shooting club membership?
A: Every sport shooting RPAL license owner needs a club membership, to show they own their restricted firearm for target practice, target shooting and/or competition
Q: What if I don’t have a shooting club membership, will it impact my RPAL License?
A: Yes, if you don’t have a shooting club membership you are at risk of losing your RPAL license and, all of your restricted firearms
Q: Is an RPAL license required to own a restricted firearm?
A: Yes, to buy, own or sell a restricted firearm you need a RPAL license
Q: If I want to buy or sell a restricted firearm, do you need a RPAL license?
A: You are not allowed to own, buy or sell a restricted firearm, unless you first have a RPAL license
Q: Does a restricted firearm owner need to have a shooting club membership?
A: Every sport shooting restricted firearm owner needs a club membership to show they own a restricted firearm for target practice, target shooting and/or competition
Q: To transport a restricted firearm, do I need a RPAL license
A: You are not permitted to transport a restricted firearm unless you have both a RPAL license and an authorization to transport
Q: How do I obtain an authorization to transport a restricted firearm?
A: To qualify for an authorization to transport a restricted firearm, you must first have a RPAL license