Courses

PISTOL COURSES
Black Badge Course (2-day)
Pistol Development (1-day)
Performance Pistol (2-day)
Pistol Enhancement (1-day)
Ladies Only (Customized Courses)
Fundamental Pistol (1-day)

TACTICAL PISTOL / CARBINE COURSES
Tactical Pistol (2-day)
Tactical Pistol Performance (1-day)

SHOTGUN COURSE
Defensive Shotgun (1-day)


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Specialty Workshops like Ladies Only, a workshop to suit your groups needs, or personal training, connect with John today!


CARBINE TRAINING
Carbine Development (2-days)
Pistol / Carbine Transition (1-day)


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PISTOL COURSES


Black Badge Course (2-day)

The Black Badge Course National Training Program offers in-depth training in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner while engaged in shooting activities. Black Badge Course is acknowledged Canada wide and in over 60 countries World Wide.

Course Dates:
Fort McMurray,AB(FMFGA):Feb.25th and 26th,2023 FULL

Drayton Valley,AB(Evergreen Shooting Club) April 29th and 30th,2023

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Pistol Development
(Hammer and Nail Class)

PREREQUISITE: I.P.S.C Black Badge OR Agency Training

Course is designed to improve further development and hone skills laying a solid foundation in a practical effective manner. This session covers setting yourself up to get your shots on target quickly. All shooting is done stationary with the primary focus on effective hit placement. Surgical Precision.

Methodology is Consistency builds Efficiency = Proficiency which results in SPEED.  Result is being more effective on target.

FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED :
– Recoil Control Enhancement
– Defined Fundamentals
– Reload Refinements
– Body Mechanics
– Tuning the OPERATOR
– plus more

Course Dates:
Fort McMurray,AB (FMFGA):March 10th,2023

Calgary,AB (BTSA):May 8th,2023

Drayton Valley,AB (Evergreen Shooting Club): TBA

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Performance Pistol

PREREQUISITE: Pistol Development

This session is the next step in improving your skills following Pistol Development. Performance Pistol is offered in 2 styles:

Style 1) 2-day blend of Pistol Development and Performance

Style 2) 2-day Evolution (more detailed drills and skill development)

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
– Control Enhancement
– Reload Opportunities
– Effective Movement
– Speed Target Transitions
– Effective Arrival & Departures
– Target Patterns Explored
– Acceleration & Deceleration Drills
– Plus more

Course Dates:
Calgary,AB (BTSA) 2-day Evolution: June 4th-5th,2023

Bonnyville,AB: 2-day blend course : May 20th-21st,2023

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Pistol Enhancement

Course is designed to enhance your personal performance level. The ability to control your actions with mental skills needed to be successful during high stress situations. Increase your match score and success by tuning your mental game.

FOLLOWING TOPIC WILL BE COVERED:

A open mind to see yourself!!

Course Dates:
TBD

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Ladies Only

Prerequisite : Black Badge or Club Level Holster Safety

This course is about building a solid foundation to improve your confidence, performance and ENJOYMENT!

Course Dates:
Fort McMurray,AB: February 25th,1800-2100 Foundation Skills!

Fort McMurray,AB: February 26th,1800-2100 Speed and Accuracy!

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Fundamental Pistol

This course is offered to the new shooter prior to taking the Black Badge. It will inspire confidence and safe handling with your own personal pistol. Improving SAFETY and giving you a solid foundation to start your personal training on the right track. No holsters will be used as shooting from a firing line only.

TURN A HOBBY into a PASSION. Open to all individuals.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
– Range Etiquette
– Grip and Trigger control
– Malfunction Clearing
– Firearm Maintenance
– Plus More

*NOTE this is not a holster class.

Course Dates:
Fort McMurray,AB: February 24th,2023

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TACTICAL PISTOL / CARBINE COURSES

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Tactical Pistol (2-day)

PREREQUISITE: I.P.S.C .Black Badge Course or L/E, Agency Training

Tactical Pistol will provide a solid foundation of operator handling skills to the next level, mind-set required to effectively manipulate a handgun successfully in numerous shooting positions.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
– Presentations
– Proper use of Barricades
– Adverse Angles
– Unconventional Shooting Positions
– Multiple Target Engagement
– Admin, Speed/Tactical Reloads
– Plus more

Course Dates:
Fort McMurray,AB: March 11th-12th, 2023

Calgary,AB(BTSA): August 26th-27th,2023

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Tactical Pistol Performance

PREREQUISITE: Tactical Pistol

Tactical Pistol Performance will take the operator to the next level, testing the operator and equipment.
The ability to engage targets on the move will be the primary focus.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
– Angles of Engagement
– Non Conventional Shooting Positions
– Shooting on the Move
– Ability to Problem Solve
– Firearm Manipulations
– Plus more

Course Dates:
TBA

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SHOTGUN COURSE

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Defensive Shotgun (1-day)

Designed to introduce the shooting enthusiast to the effective deployment of a shotgun. This class is a real-world usage of the shotgun, not IPSC related. This will be a manipulation class to assist you with working on the fundamentals to advance your skill set to be a more effective operator.


THE FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:
Proper zeroing, familiarization, and manipulation to use the shotgun defensively.

The bulk of the shooting will take place between 5 and 25 yards. 

The class will thoroughly cover:
– Different optics and accessories
– Effective shooting stance
– Proper grip
– Recoil control
– Sight alignment
– Sight pictures using iron sights and electronic optics.
– Trigger control
– Speed reloads
– Tactical reloads
– Possible malfunctions
– Different shooting positions

Course Dates:
Calgary,AB (BTSA): July 17th,2023

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CARBINE TRAINING

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Pistol & Carbine Transition

PREREQUISITE: Carbine Development

Course is designed to develop foundation skills for pistol/carbine manipulation . This course will assist the operator in becoming proficient in handling transactions between two platforms with control .

FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:

– Safety
– Fundamentals
– Ready Positions
– Shooting Positions
– Response Drills
– Reloads ( admin, tactical and speed )
– Plus more.

Course Dates:
TBA

Carbine Development – 2 Days

PREREQUISITE: Safe Firearm Handling Skills

The course is designed to develop foundation skills for carbine manipulation assisting the operator to become more skilled in handling his/her carbine. The course will start with reviewing the fundamentals. You will soon advance to skills that will increase your confidence with your carbine. I believe the fundamentals must be sound before a student advances. The focus of this class is to get those fundamentals where they need to be.

FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED:

– Safety
– Gear discussions
– Optical off set
– Carbine zero
– Fundamentals
– Ready Positions  
– Reloads(Admin, Tactical and Speed)
– Shooting Positions and Transitions
– Response Drills
– Multiple Targets
– Shooting on the move
– Plus more

Course Date:
TBA