Cold Lake gun lovers won’t have to travel to Bonnyville so often anymore now that the the Cold Lake Fish & Game Association has a certification for restricted firearms on their gun range.
The range’s restricted firearms status has been in place since December 23rd. The Association used to have a restricted certification in the past put lost it decades ago as conditions at the original range deteriorated over time.
The Association boasts around 300 members and the addition of restricted arms will likely boost those numbers. Shooters with restricted arms -which include handguns among other items – had to go to Bonnyville to fire some rounds off before. Canadian law dictates that owners of restricted firearms be a member in good standing with a range that has restricted status. Up until recently Bonnyville was the closest option for that.
The Association’s new status comes after massive upgrades to their facilities, including better backstops, proper benches, targets and barrel limiters. The club also now has an archery range for those that prefer a more old-fashioned sort of target practice.