Joining the Eastern Ontario Handgun Club

Part 1: The Course

If you are interested in joining the club, your first step is to take this course. The Safety Course is mandatory, regardless of your shooting experience or skill level. DO NOT SIMPLY SEND IN THE PAPERWORK AND A CHEQUE...YOU MUST TAKE THE COURSE.

Relax. It's not a money grab. The cost is only $25.00 to cover our expenses. The Eastern Ontario Handgun Club's safety courses are conducted at the club's range by Canadian Shooting Sports Association certified instructors whenever there is sufficient demand (usually monthly). While firearms are provided for the firearms safety courses, the Club does not store guns on site, so members will need their own firearms for regular shooting. You will want to review Acts & Prove prior to coming out for your course.

The EOHC course includes an introduction to the facilities and procedures used at our club, safety rules, handgun operation, live fire of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols on the range and a safety exam.


Part 2: The Paperwork

Here's what you will need to bring along with you:

  • A cheque payable to the EOHC for the amount of your prorated membership dues. When you are confirmed for the course you will be told the correct amount for the dues. Membership dues are $200.00 per year but we pro-rate them depending on what time of year you join. For a family membership just add $10 to the single member price
  • Another cheque for $45 payable to the CSSA for a single membership in that organization or $70 for a family membership (please complete and print the online CSSA application).
  • A $25 cash deposit (non-refundable) needs to be sent in to the course coordinator to ensure your spot on the course. We don't like doing this but we just have too many people take a slot and then not show up. We understand that life if something comes up please contact the coordinator () ASAP if you cannot attend.
  • ATT Application form for ONTARIO or QUEBEC whichever province you reside in.
  • CSSA Exam Registration Form
  • CSSA Membership Application Form
  • EOHC Membership Application Form
  • A BLACK pen.
  • Your Firearms Licence, if you have one. If you don't have one, we can help explain the process.
  • Safety glasses and hearing protection.
  • Bug repellent to ward off mosquitos.
  • Directions & a map to the EOHC - so you don't get lost


    This is what your paperwork should look like if you are an ONTARIO RESIDENT


    This is what your paperwork should look like if you are a QUEBEC RESIDENT



    Membership in the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (formerly Ontario Handgun Association) is mandatory for members of the Club. The CSSA provides members with $2,000,000 liability insurance to cover their shooting activities and offers a variety of training and competition programs.

    For information on course times and dates or to sign up, send an email to Please note that you will not recieve an immediate response to your email. You will be sent a message only when a course is scheduled.


    Some documents on the EOHC WebSite are formatted in Adobe Acrobat. In order to download or view them you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have this program, just click on the logo to download it. Adobe Acrobat Reader is easy to install and is absolutely free.

    PDF fillable: An Adobe PDF document that has forms in it that you can fill out. When you open a PDF fillable document in your browser, simply use your mouse to click on the form where you would normally write and you can type in your information and then print the form -- all neat and tidy. You can, of course, just print the form and fill it out with a black pen....but the fillable form is WAY cooler.


    This page was updated on 1/24/2011