Shooting Ranges - Approval to operate
The Firearms Act regulates the organization, construction and use of safe locations where certain classes of firearms may be discharged.
A shooting range means a place that is designed or intended for the safe discharge, on a regular and structured basis, of firearms for the purpose of target practice or target shooting competitions.
To operate a shooting range, the facility must meet specific eligibility criteria, as set out in the Firearms Act (Canada).
Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges are regulated under the Firearms Act. Facilities are inspected on a structured basis using a provincial standard to ensure the public's safety.
For additional information and/or an application for Shooting Club and Range Approval please contact the Provincial Firearms Office.
Copies of the Standards for Design and Construction of Shooting Ranges in New Brunswick are available under Related Links.