RTS Program

Who can participate?

This program is for any individual and/or club just getting into target shooting and an SFC membership is not required. You can shoot on any indoor or outdoor range, or in any safe location that has an appropriate back stop or bullet trap.

How does the program work?

It's always more fun to compete with friends!

  • Get together two or more people and form your own club.
  • Elect one member of your club as Program Director. They will act as the contact between your club and the SFC.
  • The Club Program Director fills in the Club Registration and Order Form (bottom of page) and sends it along with a cheque or money order in the amount of $6, payable to the "Shooting Federation of Canada."
  • After receiving a completed registration form and fees, a Club Certificate will be sent out with a target order form and crest claim sheets.
  • Shoot safely and have fun! Be sure to follow the RTS program rules and regulations.
  • Have your Program Director return the completed crest claim sheets to the SFC. Your crests will be sent out within three weeks.

If you aren't a member of a club, or haven't found others who share your shooting interest, don't worry! Act as your own Program Director, and follow steps three through six. The SFC believes in honour between competitors.

General rules and regulations for this program

  1. You can only use official RTS program targets. Photocopied targets are not accepted for awards. Target prices are included on the blank order form.
  2. You can start at any level, but you can only win awards in order. There is no time limit for completing a set of targets. You can save targets with a higher score than the level youre working on for a higher award later.
  3. You don't have to shoot the targets at the same time, and you can use both practice and match scores. Targets must be properly witnessed according to RTS program rules.
  4. If you fire more than ten (10) shots on a target, you lose the highest scoring shot(s) in excess of ten (10), and you lose one point for each shot over the ten shot limit.
  5. Club Program Directors are responsible for collecting and counting the targets, recording the score, and claiming awards on the RTS claim sheets. Shot targets must be held for one month after sending for awards in case they need verification. This means you don't have to mail in your targets. Mail all RTS claim sheets, along with a cheque or money order for the award(s), to: 
        Recreational Target Shooting Program 
        c/o Shooting Federation of Canada 
        Connaught Ranges, 45 Shirley Blvd., 
        Nepean, Ontario, K2K 2W6
  6. For rifle competition:
    • you must use .22 LR (for smallbore) or any centerfire calibre (for centerfire).
    • the rifle must load single rounds.
    • only aperture (peep) sights are allowed (telescopic or other optical sights are forbidden)
    • range length is 20 yards or 100 metres.
  7. For pistol competition
    • you must use .22 LR (for smallbore) or any centerfire calibre (for centerfire).
    • range length is 20 yards or 25 metres.

This qualification does not provide an official SFC classification. The SFC official classification can only be earned only at registered competitions.