Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apr 22, 2011 @ Montreal Skeet Club

Attended the Montreal Skeet Clubs annual Good Friday trap shoot. The club is west of Montreal, maybe 30 - 45 minutes west depending on traffic.

A mostly sunny day, in the mid 50's. A slight breeze from time to time.

Shot singles and handicap.

Good targets, voice release working properly and great background. The clubs kids did a good job calling lost and change.

One squad showed up late and they put them on a field without voice release, as handicap was getting ready to start. A good call!



Bill was the #1 U.S. shooter and I was 2nd! Bill had a serious flinch in past years and late last fall had his trigger modified to RELEASE. Not one flinch today...

Driving into Canada we had firearm serial numbers checked. Myself and my friend Bill have a Canadian Five Year Firearms License and the required firearm registrations, so no delay in filling out firearm paperwork.

Heading back south took longer then anticipated, as the border crossing we planned on using was still on winter hours and closes at 4pm. My GPS said arrival was going to be at 4:03. Unfortunately, we had to use the I-87 crossing and sat at the border for an hour. Seven lanes open, but it was Easter weekend.

Two vehicles in front of us were yellow carded and directed to report for secondary inspection. Three officers were walking the lanes and checked two vehicles with some type of hand held device. One officer actually reached under a truck and it looked like he was running the device along the gas tank.

A passport or enhanced drivers license is required to enter the US via vehicle. Passport only when flying. A regular drivers license is no longer acceptable when driving.

When at the booth we had one firearm serial number checked against what was listed on a Customs Form 4457 and we were on are way. If you have a firearm, US shooters need to stop at US Customs prior to entering Canada and fill out a Customs Form 4457. A one time requirement, as the form does not expire unless no longer readable. I laminated mine! By the way, don't bring a handgun into Canada. Jail time awaits...

Shoot Photos

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