.22 Rifle Skills Match

Henry Range – PISTOL Range – Tuesday, 18 Sep @ 10 a.m.


The Shoot consists of 7 different Firing Stations (FS) occupied by individual shooters, each firing 10 shots in 5 minutes.

Paper targets are used. Shooting positions involve standing and sitting (on a stump) – both unsupported as well as supported – bench and prone.

Shooting Fee:  $2


Point Of Contact: Bob Lake, lakers1138@shaw.ca

Henry Range Report – Summer 2018

Henry Range Report
It has been awhile since our last Henry Range Report, but this is to advise that all organized shooting activities, casual participation, and range rentals continue to flourish. The organized shoots continue to attract new members and both the rifle range and handgun range are busy with casual shooters on a daily basis. There has been 463 range pass keys purchased to date and at $30 per key, this has generated a substantial amount of revenue for the range operating budget.
The new 50 yard range was inspected and approved for use by the Chief Firearms Officer just in time to accommodate the local RCMP Detachments annual firearms training and qualifications at the end of April. The 50 yard range is ideal to accommodate the use and training with their new carbines. There is still some fine-tuning to be carried out on the range and that  will be an ongoing project as budget allows. We have enthusiastic volunteers standing by to do the work. We have to recognize club member KEVIN KIVELA for his time and donation of equipment time to this project. His effort and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated !!
We recently hosted a group of the local Boy Scouts for a session of firearms safety and training. The boys and girls along with the leaders and some parents shot many rounds of .22 cal ammo at reactive steel targets at 30m at the handgun range. The group reported at the end of the session that it was a valuable learning experience and a lot of fun. This kind of effort on our part not only is a good way to give back to the community,but also to promote the shooting sports.
Handgun Safety and Orientation Course
A two-hour session dedicated to handgun safety and orientation and shooting technics is being offered to club members. The sessions will be held at the handgun range on prearranged evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The sessions will be limited to six (6) participants only. For information and registration please contact Rick Gammon at 250 248-0304.
Our gang of perennial volunteers (and thankfully some new ones)have been busy with some much needed range buildings and general range maintenance projects. The inside of the rifle range canopy has been painted white which makes it much brighter and aids in better sighting, especially with open sights. The handgun building has had a new coat of paint to the exterior and is looking pretty spiffy. A major roof repair and some other preventative maintenance was also carried out to the roof on the handgun building. Brushing at the base of the berms on both ranges was also carried out recently. This is an annual event due the invasion of black berry and broom bushes growing further up the berms. Due to the increased amount of activity at the ranges, we are incurring an increased amount of target frame damage, please use cardboard and staple your targets to it and not the wood frames, makes life easier for us frame fixer guys. We intend to have firewood cutting work party in the near future,we will keep you posted.
Have a great summer, safe shooting and good luck in the LEH draw.
Submitted by Len Fong, Member PQFG Range Committee.

Section 14 – 1 of the Federal Firearms Regulations – Update

All Members. PQFG

August 9, 2017

Section 14 – 1 of the Federal Firearms Regulations – Update

All users of the Henry Range and restricted/prohibited firearms must possess a valid PAL or register their name and address for our files.

Rick Gammon has offered to check usurers of the range for this information.

All guests and visitors will need to sign in with either their PAL number (if they possess one) or name and address.

This is basically what we have currently.

Starting with 2018 membership renewals, all purchasers of a range key for use of the range for restricted or prohibited firearms must supply their membership number as well as their PAL number.  The club will record this but it is for our files only and to meet the regulations of the Act.  It will not be shared with other organizations, such as the BCWF, or any commercial entity but be retained within our club.  This information will be kept for a period of 6 years as required by the regulations.

If the range user states he or she will not be using the range for restricted or prohibited firearms then the PAL will not be recorded.

If a member does decide to use it, they will be considered a visitor/guest until they register with our volunteer range person.

Rick will continue to spot check users but will have a list, by membership number, of those having registered their PAL.  There would be no need to show it again at our range.

The procedures for guests and visitors will remain the same requiring the PAL from those possessing one or name and address for our records.

Richard Thompson – PQFG President




Proposed Change to Firearms Marking Regulations Bill C-10A

Proposed Change to Firearms Marking Regulations Bill C-10A

If this is something you are concerned about, here is a printable letter to send to the Minister of Public Safety.

RSSCLetter to Minister March 2017

Link here to Victoria Fish and Game’s Call to Action /





Henry Range Report – March 2017

Henry Range Report

I am writing this report on the first day of spring and although it is not hot, the weather conditions are   better than what we have encountered for the past three or four months particularly as it affected our various shooting events. Two of the organized events were cancelled due to snow, a first in my memory over the past twenty years. Some of the military shoots were all shot from the covered firing line due to heavy rain conditions and a lot of whining and sniveling, ( some of these Military wannabes aren’t as tough as they look).lol  However, participation at all of the organized and casual shoots continues to increase. Range pass keys sales are brisk and 364 have been purchased to date.

Donations for the upcoming PQFG Gun Show Club Table

We are requesting donations from the PQFG members for the May gun show club table. If you have any thing  lying around which is surplus to your needs such as firearms parts, reloading stuff, fishing or hunting related items or anything else we could sell at the table, we would love to have it.

If you would like us to sell a firearm for you at the table, we would take a commission of $15. for a firearm up to $200. and $20. For a firearm over  $200. All money from this sale will go directly to the club.

Lets make this event a success, we would really appreciate your donation. Call Alex at 250 752-1875 for pickup or drop off your donation at Henry Range trailer, see Richard or call him at 250 734-3335.


Shooting Results

Military Match –January                              February                             March

1st. John Will 246              1st. John Will 246              1st. John Will 309

2nd. Lee B 243                      2nd.Clive C 243                2nd. Lee B 302

3rd . Bob P 239                  3rd.Lee B 238                       3rd. Mike S 289


Sniper                  1st. Clive C 98                     1st Clive C 99                      1st. Clive C 98, Grant M 98 (tie)

2 nd Bruno K 95                 .2nd. Grant M 95                2nd.Bob P 93

3rd. John Will 85                3rd. Bruno K 92                 3rd. Bruno K 88

Scores from other events will be published in the next news letter.


50 Yard Range Update.

All of the necessary paper work has been submitted to the Chief Firearms Officer, but there has been no response to date. We have recently received an additional few loads of fill and when the material dries out, final grading of the range base can be completed. Hopefully we will be able to use this range soon.

Range Maintenance

This is to advise that our Range Warden, Richard Gammon is currently dealing with some fairly serious medical conditions and will have difficulty carrying out some of his normal range maintenance duties. It will be appreciated if all range users clean up their shooting area, return target stands, place cardboard in the appropriate racks and place garbage in the garbage receptacles provided after your shooting session. Rick is scheduled to have surgery in early May. We wish him well and hope for a speedy recovery. 

Note: If God wanted us to be Vegetarians he would have made kale and broccoli more fun to shoot!!

Submitted by Len Fong, Henry Range Committee Member. Ph 250 468-1551   e-mail lenbar@shaw.ca

Henry Range Report – January 2017

Henry Range Report – submitted January 2017

2016 turned out to be an extremely active year at the range. 561 range pass keys were purchased by renewing and new members. All of the weekend organized shoots were well attended with a lot of new members participating. Daily range activities continue to increase and this keeps our now officially appointed Range Warden, Richard busy. (Apparently interfering with his T.V. watching, nap time and dog walking).

Range rentals have generated about $3900.00 this past year and the R.C.M.P. have requested and been given additional exclusive time which is every Thursday morning. Just a note here: it is important to check the events calendar on the web site to verify range activities before proceeding to the range, particularly if you are not a frequent user. Range closures are normally always posted at the range and on the web site calendar with the exception of emergency Microwave Tower repairs.

We had the opportunity to host several students and teachers on three occasions from Ballenas Secondary school who were given a concentrated short course in firearms safety and handling by Firearms Safety Instructor Larry Blair and then they participated in a couple of hours of .22 rifle target shooting. Lots of good targets shot and plenty of smiles all around. A great way to give back to the community.

The construction of the new 50 yd. range is well under way. The berms have been constructed and the proper elevations for the range floor will be established when dryer conditions occur in the spring. The local R.C.M.P. are anxious to have this range in operation as soon as possible to accommodate practice drills with their new carbine firearms.

Accolades go to our perennial group of faithful volunteers who continue to look after all of the grunt work required to maintain the smooth operation of the rifle and handgun ranges and also to those who organize and conduct the various shooting events.

Did You Know !! -Henry Range was originally called Chattell Range. It sits on approximately 14 acres which was purchased from the Village of Parksville for the sum of $2,342.55 in 1969. This was all due to the efforts of Henry Estlin who was a provincial judge and ardent rifle and hand gun shooter who wanted to establish an officially, recognized and controlled range. In 1999 the name of the range was officially changed to the ”Henry Range” as a tribute to its founding member.

-Rifle shooting and handgun shooting both took place at the same time at the existing rifle range until 2001.

-Financing for the start of construction in 2000 of the existing handgun facility was from donations of $100.00 each from about a dozen or so enthusiastic handgun shooters.
Many hours of volunteer labour and donated material and equipment time did the rest. Completion 2001. (Source: Historical Journal PQFGA)

Submitted by Len Fong, Henry Range Committee Member. Ph. 250 468-1551, e-mail lenbar@shaw.ca

Henry Range Report – October 2016

Henry Range Report (Summer 2016)
Activities at Henry Range continue to increase largely due to the number of new members and the number of range pass keys that have been purchase to date this year. Range pass keys sold to date is 554 keys which have generated $16620.00 in revenue for the range coffers.

All weekend organized shoots are well attended and have attracted some new participants. Accolades are in order to the various people who faithfully continue who organize, coordinate and ensure the safety disciplines required for these events. Mid August saw the start of a fairly heavy influx of the hunting fraternity sighting in new and “old faithful” rifles and developing and testing new hand loads for the upcoming hunting season, and this activity still going on now.

Range rentals by the R.C.M.P., Brinks Armoured Car Service, the Provincial Parks Service and the C.O. Service also continues to generate revenue for our cause. All members are advised to carefully check our website calendar and or the range notice boards for range closure times and dates.

There were several organized work parties held this summer which included: removing the three sheds that were located on the Hydro right-of way, one was salvaged and relocated to our property and the other two which were in a lot of distress were dismantled and disposed of; the building of another wood shed; two sessions of cutting ,splitting and stacking fire wood (approx 6 or 7 cords); general range cleanup and repairs.
Construction of the new 50 yd. handgun range is still work in progress, but is nearing completion as far as berm construction and the range floor is concerned. There is still some grader work required on the range floor to establish the required elevations. The required documentation and approvals from the Chief Firearms Officer are now being addressed. In conjunction with the new range construction we were able to establish an improved setup and parking area to the archery range.
Submitted by Len Fong, Henry Range Committee Member. Ph. 250 468-1551; e-mail lenbar@shaw.ca