President - Vacant Position
Due to a mid-term resignation - position to be elected at the next Annual General Meeting

Professional diplomas / certificates:
NS Provincial Firearms instructor. 
NS Provincial Hunter safety instructor.
British Military, All arms, Explosives, Map reading & Survival, CQB, Rappelling & Unarmed Combat instructor.
UKPSA, National instructor, Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun. 
ASLET, Police firearms and tactics instructor. 
BSAC, Sports diving instructor.
NPDS, Commercial Diver. 
Essex Police, Advanced driver, Offensive/defensive and surveillance driving. 
BAWLA, Olympic weightlifting instructor. 

Peter Eliot
Vice President


Peter Eliot is the owner/operator of Ballistic Services, a reloading company in Milford Station, and does firearm repairs. He has a very broad history with firearms, ballistics, reloading and tactics dating back to the late 1960's. 


Peter has proven leadership abilities and superior capabilities as a teacher. As Hnatiuk’s Training Division’s Chief Instructor he offers a broad level of experience. Besides teaching the Non-Restricted, Restricted and Hunter Education courses, Peter has experience as an instructor in reloading ammunition, security training, military and police skills, ballistics, firearms use and even SCUBA diving. 

Peter has received a ‘Mention in dispatches’ for bravery whilst serving in a combat zone.


He has written three books on firearms, ballistics and stress psychology and wrote several articles for shooting magazines both in England and the US.


As a recognized Crown Court Expert, he has given evidence at British Crown Court in cases relating to ballistics and stress psychology as it relates to a deadly force encounter, both as a police officer and as a civilian expert.


Peter developed and teaches the ‘National Holster Course which has been underwritten by the National Firearms Association and accepted as their National course.

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Steve Dennis
Treasurer & Memberships


I was born and raised on a Tobacco Farm outside of Tillsonburg Ont.  My first hunt was at the age of 3 when I shot my 1st mouse with a Cork & String Rifle.  My Grandfather served the mouse for breakfast the next morning.  30 years later; I learned that it was actually Roast Beef served that morning.  


I am a NFA Certified Range Safety Officer.  He currently training to qualify as an instructor for Nova Scotia Hunter Education; the Non Restricted and Restricted Canadian Firearms Safety Courses.


I manage the Provincial Business related activities for a National Non-profit heath organisation. 


Member of the Mennonite Church of Canada. 


I resettled in Nova Scotia 30+ years ago.  I currently reside with my Beautiful Bride Barbara of 25 years in Eastern Passage where we raised our family.


I very much look forward to being of service to the Musquodoboit Valley Rifle & Revolver Club.

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Mary Ann Jacobs
Secretary & Communications

My name is Mary Ann Jacobs. I haven’t been a shooter for a great many years, but I have been love struck since the first pull  of the trigger!


I grew up in rural Newfoundland, about 40 minutes outside of St. John’s. Everyone I knew had firearms, long guns mostly, and gun safety was a huge part of my upbringing. People had guns in their porches, hanging on their living room walls, in closets – they were absolutely everywhere and we were all taught about the proper handling of a firearm.


My father passed away when I was a child, so I never had the opportunity to get into hunting (my mother quite enjoys the indoors!) and before I knew it, hunting and shooting was just a distant item on my “to do list”.


Several years ago I moved to Halifax on little more than a whim where I met my other half Mike Murphy. Mike introduced me to target shooting and I immediately fell in love with the sport! I shoot mostly pistols – revolvers to be exact, but I also enjoy busting clays with the shotgun and popping balloons with the AR-15. I’ve also developed quite the affinity for the intricacy of black powder. Though Mike has less interest in hunting than I do, he is going to learn with me so we can expand our shooting skills (and our freezer!) together.


I’m looking forward to helping out at the MVRRC in any way I can, and learning everything and anything I can about this incredible hobby.

Professional diplomas / certificates:

Certified Range Inspector

Range Officer

NS Provincial Firearms Instructor

IPSC Black Badge

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Rick Shaughnessy
Pistol Director & Past President


My name is Rick Shaughnessy.  My profession is parts manager at a dealership in Truro but my passion is firearms.


Since the age of 16 I have been involved with guns, starting out with hunting.

Over the years I have gained experience and different certifications.  I have had my black badge course certification for over 20 years and favor IPSC style shooting.  I am also qualified as a range inspector, range officer, PAL course instructor and am holster qualified.

I have been involved with MVRRC for many years and volunteer as a safety director.  I also help out with range safety briefings.

Another passion I have is for horses.  I volunteer at local horse shows, often announcing at them as well as performing many other duties to make the shows run smoothly.

I have been married for over 20 years and have 2 children.  My children and wife share my passion for horses.  We often spend our free time with the horses.  My children also have a strong interest in fire arms and enjoy going to the range.

All directors may be contacted by filling in the online form under the "Contact Us" tab
Rifle Director - Ken Speichts
Shotgun / Clays Director  - Kevin Seager
Pistol Director - Rick Shaughnessy
ISPC Director - Colin Soanes
Tactical Director - Nael Al-Qaoud
Safety Orientation Director - Mark McCrae
Maintenance Director - Jim Meadows
Communications Director - Mary Ann Jacobs


Note: there is currently a waiting list to join MVRRC.  To have your name added to the waiting list, please email:

Be Safe.  Shoot Responsibly.