NCRRA Facilities

Logo of the CRPTC.
Logo of the CRPTC.

One thing that sets the NCRRA apart from other clubs is the range. We have the privilege of having access to the Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Nepean, Ontario. This gem of a shooting facility is owned and operated by the Department of National Defence, and is without doubt one of the finest shooting facilities in the world.

CRTPC offers manicured grass ranges with permanent target butts and target frames. Target shooters have access to distances out to 900 metres, which makes it one of the longest ranges in Canada. Added to this, NCRRA has purchased several electronic targets which make the range fast and accurate in returning scores. Wind flags are present all across the width and length of the rifle ranges. 

For pistol shooters, NCRRA shooters have access to several of the six pistol ranges at CRPTC, which range from 25 to 50 metres, with raked sand surfaces and butts. 

For shotgunners, there are multiple skeet, trap and 5-stand layouts with modern wireless control and up to date machines. 

The NCRRA clubhouse on Shirley Drive.
The NCRRA clubhouse on Shirley Boulevard.

The main clubhouse is the oldest building on the range property, having been built in the 1920s, and provides seating space, washroom facilities, kitchen and lockers for members. NCRRA's and NDHQRA's proud history of shooting excellence is evidenced by the photographs covering the walls of our main clubhouse. 

The shotgun range has its own clubhouse, again providing washrooms, seating area, kitchen and firearms cleaning space. Again, the walls are covered with the many awards won by club members over the years.