Reg Miller of Campbell River sends bullets flying in Independent Shooters League qualifying rounds at the Campbell River Gun Range.

Pistol packin’ good times

The Campbell River Gun Range hosted IPSC qualifiers four and five last weekend

The Campbell River Gun Club hosted more than 30 shooters last weekend in Independent Shooters League qualifiers number four and five.

The club was showing off its new International Practical Shooting Confederation Range just west of Echo Lake and celebrated with a pig roast on Saturday night.

The event attracted some high-profile figures including Mayor Walter Jakeway who got a little coaching from Murray Gardner – an eight-time Canadian men’s International Practical Shooting Confederation winner.

Winners of the weekend event were:


Open Class

1st- Murray Gardner (Vancouver)

2nd- Don Neratini (Campbell River)

3rd- Barb Neratini (Campbell River)

Standard Class

1st- Oleg Matveenko (Victoria)

2nd- Joe Strachan (Campbell River

3rd- Gord Murphy (Salt Spring)




2nd-Don Neratini

3rd-Don Sloan (Campbell River)



2nd-Kevin Wheatcroft (Nanaimo)



The gun club would thanks the following for their help:

Pioneer Home Hardware; Brymik Earthworks; Hyland Precast (Grant Armstrong); 3E Excavating (Mike Russell); CR Metal Fabricators (Rob and Darcy Beetstra); North Island Machine Works (Ryan Anderson); Progressive Metal Fabricators (Chris Udy); and AJ Forsyth (Jeff Schmidt).