Joining the Eastern Ontario Handgun Club
Step 1 - Safety Course

If you are interested in joining the club, your first step is to take this course. 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.Safety is no Accident

If nobody confirms their attendance with the designated instructor for a scheduled safety course, the training course will be cancelled. Please be considerate of our volunteer instructors and be sure to let the instructor know if you have to cancel your attendance.

Month Fee
January $100
February $100
March $100
April $90
May $80
June $70
July $60
August $50
September $140
October $130
November $120
December $110
Here's what you will need to bring along with you: -
  • A check payable to the EOHC for the amount of your prorated membership fee. The table to the right gives the amount payable for a single membership in the Club, based upon the month in which you join. In the last quarter of the year the membership fee includes the coming year. For a family membership just add $10 to the single member price
  • Another check for $40 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).
  • $10 cash to cover the course expenses
  • A black pen (to fill out your application and the request for an Authorization to Transport - which the OPP may return if it is not filled out in BLACK and done so NEATLY)
  • Your Firearms Licence, if you have one. If you don't have one, we can help explain the process.
  • A beverage, in case you get thirsty.
  • Safety glasses, sunglasses or regular eye glasses.
  • Bug repellent to ward off mosquitos and West Nile Virus
  • Directions & a map to the EOHC - so you don't get lost

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. If you have friends/family members who might be interested, you'll want to bring them too. If you don't want to join at the course, that's OK because all you have to pay is the $5 for your ammunition.

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.

Students and Range Officers on the firing line at EOHC To receive announcements concerning upcoming safety courses and other Club events subscribe to our EOHCNEWS distribution list. For more information on EOHC's firearms safety courses send an email to or check the club calendar for upcoming dates

Click here to see a sample written Safety Exam. Click here to download Acrobat Reader version of the Safety Exam. You will want to review Acts & Prove prior to coming out for your exam. We are in the process of changing our testing procedues so the test used in the course may not be the same as the one on this website.

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.

Firearms Safety Related Links - prepare online to challenge the Canadian Firearms Safety Course tests

This page was updated on 5/3/2007 2