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Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club

Record #: MDC0106
Last Modified: 03 May 2023
Last Full Update: 03 May 2023


Located In Chester
Where To Find Us 2915 Hwy 3, PO Box 381
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Areas Served Lunenburg County ; Municipality of the District of Chester


Phone Club phone: 902-275-5261
Contact Kelvin Swinimer, President, Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club; Email:
Alternate Contact Secretary, Captain Kidd Rod and Gun Club; Email:

Description & Services

We are still accepting new member applications. Prospective members must complete an application (available on line) and attend two meetings. First, to present themselves to the members and to get sponsors and second, the next month to be voted. 
We have an indoor short gun range up to .45 cal and long gun to .22 cal. There is a free but mandatory intro range course before you can use the range unaccompanied. 
We do not have an outdoor rifle range. We have single station skeet range with two launchers. We shoot skeet on the last Sunday of the month. Skeet is $15 for 20 clays and shells , There is a $3 fee for insurance added to nonmembers first round. 
12 & 20 ga. Steel loads available at the club). Other gauges are allowed but you supply your own shells (STEEL SHOT ONLY) Largest shot size allowed is No.8. 
Archery is available in the indoor range and we are working toward an outdoor 3D range. 
Sponsored guests are allowed two visits per year. Guest fees are posted at the club.
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
Requires a Firearms Certificate age 12+
Meetings We meet the second Wednesday of the month at 8:00. However, generally there is no August meeting. Annual membership is currently $85 pp and a secure electric key fob $20 for 24 - 7 access. Members who join in December will pay the following years dues.
Accessibility 24-7 to setablished members unless the club is having a private function.