The Service Rifle Section is dedicated to shooting historically-correct military-style service rifles as well as more modern firearms. Typically, you will see vintage rifles of World War I and II, alongside modern firearms, shot at ranges varying from 100 meters to 600 meters. Section members provide all their own firearms, personal equipment and ammunition during the weekly shooting sessions.
Depending on the event, members may share scoring duties during the practice session to facilitate longer-range scoring and maximize the range time.
During the summer months, the Service Rifle Section shoots on Thursdays 1700hrs to last light and on Saturdays from 0900hrs to approximately 1200hrs. A shortened schedule is followed in the winter months, weather permitting.
Non-members interested in the Service Rifle Section are encouraged to come out on a Saturday morning at 0845hrs to talk to a Range Officer about the section's activities; note that Thursday evening is restricted to current members. As with other Sections, there is a break in August for the National Matches and September for the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC).
Note about ATTs (Authorization to Transport restricted firearms). NCRRA activities are held on federal military property. A special ATT is needed to transport restricted firearms to and from military property. These ATTs are obtained through the NCRRA ATT Coordinator. Until one of these ATTs has been issued to you, you MAY NOT bring your handguns and other restricted firearms to CRPTC, even if you already have a standard ATT for transport to an from civilian ranges. Application may be made through the activity captain.