Firearms Course Description, Dates and Locations will be posted here.
Course Appears to be for Early February as follows:
February 2, 2019 - Non Restricted - 8:30
3, 2019 - Restricted 2017 8:30 - 5:00
Firearm Safety Training Certified
- #2, 4403 56 Ave, Leduc Ab. Aggressive Training Services - 4012 53 St, Athabasca, AB.
Certified Safety Instructor
Federation of Shooting Sports - Range Safety officer
Federation of Shooting Sports - Range Safety Officer Instructor
Practical Shooting Competitor - I.P.S.C., P.P.C., C.P.S.A.
Shooting Coordinator - Athabasca Gun Club 2012 - 2019
Gun Club Safety Training Coordinator 2014 - 2019
Are there any Videos I can watch?
Sure here are some from the firearms
centre you can review before the course, They are meant to supplement
course materials not replace them.
Video 1 CFSC
Video 3 CFSC
Video 4 CFSC
Video 5 CFSC
Course Manuals can be downloaded here:
2014 Combined Manual with non and Restricted Pal Course
APPLICATION FORM DOWNLOAD
PERMIT details for application for people under 18
PERMIT Application for people under 18
of Squib Load
is a P.A.L?, Who needs one?, How do I get one?
government replaced the old Firearms Acquisition Certificate with new
qualifications know to be a P.O.L Possession
Only License and also a Possession and
Acquisition License. In order to obtain and or be in legal
possession of a firearms and or ammunition in Canada you must possess
a Possession and Acquisition license. To qualify for one you must pass
mandatory training to show your understanding and proficiency with
knowledge of function of firearms and ammunition. To be judged
proficient a person must pass both the written and the practical safe
handling exam with a mark of at least 80%. There are 50 marks
for each exam portion.
After passing your
course you will receive a course certificate and wallet card as well
as a course report. The completed course report will be completed by
you and your instructor in the course. Once you have this you will
proceed to complete the actual Pal application and obtain a picture of
specified dimensions. The application will include information on your
personal references and also a Guarantor who will be a person of
art least 1 year of age who has known you for at least 1 year and can
verify the picture represents a true image of you.
The Canadian Firearms
Centre will receive your application and if this is your first
application they will check your references and verify your references
feel you are a good candidate to obtain a permit to obtain both
firearms and ammunition. Once all of the reference checks are
completed they will also check you for any criminal history to make
sure you are eligible for a permit.
After every level of
approval is met then the new PAL will be issued for a period of 5
years from the date of issue expiring on your birthday. It generally
takes approximately 10 to 12 weeks to get your first Pal.
I get my PAL what do I do if I move?
It is important to
always keep your contact information up to date so that renewal
notices and any other notices that are sent to you. If you have a
restricted PAL and change residences you must notify the Canadian
Firearms Centre prior to moving them to your new location and give
them your updated information and obtain the proper permits to move
do I need to to show or have my PAL with me?
Anytime you have a
Restricted, Non Restricted Firearms or ammunition in your
possession you must have your Pal with you and be able to to provide
it on demand to any police or peace officer requesting it. No retailer
can legally sell you firearms or ammunition without seeing and
verifying your PAL is valid and matches you.
does a PAL work if you are a MINOR?
A minorís license
permits the borrowing of non-restricted firearms (ordinary rifles and
shotguns) for the following activities:
Minors Permit application - Download HERE
Regular Application for Non Restricted or Restricted pal -
A minor's license
also permits the acquisition of ammunition, unless
there is an age restriction under provincial or territorial law.
- target practice
- organized shooting
- being instructed in the use
As a general rule, the following requirements must be
- The applicant must be at
least 12 years old. If they are younger than 12, they may
obtain a minor's license only if they are Canadian residents and
Firearms Officer (CFO) determines they need to hunt or
trap to sustain themselves or their family.
- As per section 7 of the Firearms
Act, individuals under 18 must
complete the Canadian
Firearms Safety Course and pass the test in order to
get a licence. They are not eligible to challenge and attempt to
pass the test without taking the course.
- Individuals younger than 18
years of age are not eligible to hold a license authorizing them
to possess prohibited or restricted firearms.
A license application (form
RCMP 5485) can be obtained by contacting the relevant CFO.
Non-residents can contact the CFO of the province or territory
where they will most likely use the firearm. A Firearms Officer may
interview the applicant or their parent or guardian, who must first
agree and consent to the conditions under which the minor may use
firearms, before a minor's license will be issued. Conditions may be
placed on the license. For example, some supervision may be required
when the minor uses a firearm. The minor's licensse will expire on the
holderís 18th birthday or the expiry date shown on their license,
whichever comes first.
EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION
How can I get my Hunter
Conservation & Education course?, Go look here through the Alberta
Hunter Educations Instuctors Association - I.H.E.I.A. and see on
line course available. It will allow you to do this at your own pace.
Sign in and out as needed.
courses do we offer?
Firearms Safety Course - PAL
Restricted - Standard Hunting and Recreational
Firearms Safety Course - PAL
- Handguns and Restricted Long Guns
Course (Challenges are no longer available due to new law passed June
2015) for both of the above.
Minimum Classroom hours are set by governing body. Much of this is for
hands on training with all types of firearms. ----------------------------------------------------------------
Long is the Course? What do we learn?
Canadian Firearm Safety Course is the government approved program taught
countrywide. It requires a minimum of 8 hours of classroom
There will be
a combination of theory, video, overheads and instructor assisted hands on instruction and demonstration.
Topics covered in the
*The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and
*Basic firearms safety
Definition History and Identification.
* Recognize and
understand the operation of firearm actions.
*Learn safe handling and carry
*Different firing techniques and
* Maintenance and
care of non-restricted firearms.
* Responsibilities of the firearms
Proper Legal methods for safe storage & display of firearms.
legally transport and handle non-restricted firearms.
the classroom students will learn to safely handle
action, Lever action, Pump Action, Bolt Action, Centerfire & Rimfire firearms.
Firearms are Safe and
and supplied with Safe
safety and understanding is the most important part of this course.
will be taught the approved methods of A.C.T.S & P.R.O.V.E
every Firearm is Loaded.
your Muzzle direction at all times.
finger must be kept off of the trigger and out.
the trigger guard until ready to discharge the firearm.
that the fire arm is safe and P.R.O.V.E. it safe.
the firearm in the safest Possible Direction. Activate Safety
all ammunition from the firearm. Remove Magazine if possible.
the Chamber of the firearm. ( make sure no active ammuntion is present)
the Feedpath (area between source of ammunition and chamber)
the bore for obstructions. (Oil, Grease, Dust or anything that may make the
firearm unsafe to discharge)
Contact Information for Instructors: