Courses


KGAC Holster Certification


To enroll in the KGAC Holster Course, follow the instructions below – do not deviate;

  1. Caliber: greater than cal.22 (NO cal.22 handguns);
  2. Send an email to the Training Coordinator at the address: "trainingcoordinator @ kgac . ca" (remove spaces from the address). Information to include in email: full name, member number, intent to register;
  3. Send your e-Transfer payment to the address: "payments @ kgac . ca" (remove spaces from the address). Do not miss the deadline.
  4. Participation does not equal certification - this is a pass/fail course with a written and practical test;
  5. Download all the linked documents below, print out - study - bring to the course;
  6. If you have questions = write them down and bring them to the course;
  7. Watch this YouTube clip and practice at home! CLICK HERE;
  8. The course starts at 0830L - It is expected from the participants to be seated and ready-to-go in the Club House – Conduct a proper time appreciation (including travelling, and your personal prep time at the Lease);
  9. Timings are not ….-ish! Timings are hard-timings – thank you!

You will bring the following to the course:

  1. Home study package - print out - (Holster Commands) - plus: pen/pencil note pad;
  2. Fill out Holster Course questionnaire at home and bring to the course;
  3. 1 x Hand Gun;
  4. Caliber: greater than cal.22 (NO cal.22 handguns);
  5. No semi-auto with a magazine safety - not allowed - gun will be tossed from course;
  6. 1 x Holster fitting HG (Hip or thigh holster only – no shoulder holsters allowed);
  7. 3 x Magazine for pistols; speed loaders for revolvers
  8. 6 x Snap Caps for the caliber of HG used (No “Dummy Ammunition” [de-activated munition] will be allowed);
  9. (Google: Snap Caps if unsure - without Snap Caps = no participation in the holster crs!
  10. AGAIN: “Dummy Ammo” is not permitted! Period.);
  11. 250 rnds minimum, 300 rnds is better;
  12. 10 x Paper/Cardboard target (home-made or bought - or attached correction targets);
  13. Bring your own Range Box (Staple gun, targets, tape, cleaning rod, bore lite, Head-lite/flash-lite etc.);
  14. 1 x Camping Chair;
  15. 2 x Garbage bag (pack-out);
  16. Lunch & Beverage (working lunch);

Come prepared - this is a hands-on-live-fire-outdoors’-course:

  • Dress for the environment: outdoors for 6+ hours - cold feet/hands/head - rain/snow/sunshine/floods;
  • Learn, know and memorize the Range Commands and actions required by the shooter upon receiving the (holster) commands;
  • Practice draw in front of mirror (Flag T-Finger, Don’t break 90!, Engage safety, holster, draw - repeat);
  • Practice load/ready/unload with snap caps;
  • Conduct retention test – holster gun and jump from 0.5 meters onto floor - gun must stay in holster;
  • There is absolutely no time for familiarization of your gun platform - you must be safe and familiar with your gun platform! Conduct live-fire drills PRIOR to the course

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2023 Holster Course Loading Instructions
2023 Aid-de-Memoir - Single vs Double Action
2023 Holster Quiz
2023 Holster Range Commands
RH Target 10 meter
LH Target 10 meter
2023 KGAC Consolidated Range Safety & Operations Rules

Date:                       18 March 2023
Time:                       0830L-1730L
Cost:                        $200.00
Registration            13 March 2023
Deadline:
Payment                 13 March 2023
Deadline:
Age:                         Minors Welcome


KGAC Range Safety Officer Certification


To enroll in the KGAC RSO Course, follow the instructions below – do not deviate;

  1. Send an email to the Training Coordinator at the address: "trainingcoordinator @ kgac . ca" (remove spaces from the address). Information to include in email: full name, member number, intent to register;
  2. Send your e-Transfer payment to the address: "payments @ kgac . ca" (remove spaces from the address). Do not miss the deadline.
  3. You will not sign-in at the Sign-In Kiosk (traffic jam) - sign-in at the Club House (sheet will be there);
  4. Participation does not equal certification - this is a pass/fail course with a written and practical test;
  5. Download all the linked documents below, print out - study - bring to the course. Be organized – have your printouts in a binder;
  6. Memorize the Range Commands = YOU will command relays;
  7. If you have questions = write them down and bring them to the course;
  8. The course starts at 0800L - It is expected from the participants to be seated and ready-to-go in the Club House - Conduct a proper time appreciation (including travelling, and your personal prep time at the Lease). The Lease opens at 0700L;
  9. Timings are not ….-ish! Timings are hard-timings - thank you!


You will bring the following to the course:

  1. Your entire home study package - print out - (Holster Commands) - plus: pen/pencil note pad;
  2. All Forms must be filled out at home – there is NO time for that on the course!;
  3. Lease Key Form (attached copy of your RPAL [both sides);
  4. Must present RPAL to staff – If you do not possess an RPAL - present RPAL course report [copy]) from the CFRSC);
  5. PPE (Personal Protective Eqpt) Eye-/Ear- protection;
  6. 1 x Rifle, 1 x Shotgun, 1 x Handgun and for each firearm 50 rds. of ammunition;
  7. No semi-auto with a magazine safety - not allowed - gun will be tossed from course;
  8. Caliber doesn’t matter (when borrowing a restricted gun [and you don’t have received the RPAL yet] - have lender bring/pick-up gun to/from the Lease, this way it's all in compliance ref. ATT requirements. When borrowing any gun - ensure that the gun is understood by the operator - there is no time for familiarization on the course! Operate the gun and conduct live fire prior to the course;
  9. 10 x Paper/Cardboard target (home-made or bought);
  10. Have a toboggan/wheel car/garden trolley/stroller and folding chair to move all your equipment around the Lease;
  11. Candidates are not going back and forth from/to your vehicle - you will off-load once for the day - time is of the essence = we move with a purpose);
  12. Bring your own Range Box (Staple gun, targets. tape, cleaning rod, bore lite etc.);
  13. Head-lite/flash-lite (if we are going into darkness);
  14. 2 x Garbage bag (pack-out);
  15. Lunch & Beverage (working lunch);
  16. 1.5 L of water for your consumption.

Come prepared - this is a hands-on-live-fire-outdoors’-course:

  • Dress for the environment: outdoors for 8+ hours - cold feet/hands/head - rain/snow/sunshine/floods;
  • If gloves are worn – they must be shooter/operator gloves. No mitts/work-/garden-/ski-gloves;
  • Memorize the Range Commands and Range Brief– familiarize yourself with all PDF attachments but in particular:
    SOR/98-212
    RSO Job Description
    Consolidated Range Rules
    Range Templates
    Range Commands
    Ethics Guide
  • Each student will actively command (be in charge) Live-Fire-Relays & Each student will actively participate as a shooter in the relays;
  • Sidearms are holstered;
  • There is absolutely no time for familiarization of your firearm platforms - you must be safe and familiar with your firearms! Conduct live-fire drills PRIOR to the course.

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2023 RSO Course Loading Instructions
2023 Range Brief & Range Commands
SOR-98-212
2023 Job Description RSO KGAC
2023 KGAC Consolidated Range Safety & Operations Rules
2023 RSO Ethics Guide
2022 KGAC Code of Conduct Policy
Magazine Capacity Bulletin No 72
LAR Pistol Magazine 10-ruling
2023 KGAC Lease Templates
2023 RSO Incident Report
2023 RSO Lease Key Agreement Form
2023 RSO Contact Release Agreement
2023 RSO Questionaire Quiz

Date:                       15 April 2023
Time:                       0800L-1900L
Cost:                        $250.00
Registration            03 April 2023
Deadline:
Payment                 03 April 2023
Deadline:
Age:                         Minors Welcome


Black Badge Course


Successful completion of the IPSC “Black Badge” Course is a mandatory prerequisite for ALL new IPSC shooters. This course also automatically earns you a KGAC Holster qualification.

The IPSC Black Badge Course is a two day course combining written exams, classroom lectures followed by dry and live firing exercises. The course is designed to teach the new IPSC shooter how to SAFELY draw a loaded firearm from a holster, reload on the move, proper IPSC range commands and much, much more. Ostensively, the course is about SAFE gun handling in the dynamic, fast paced IPSC match environment.

This is NOT "just another holster course".

The new shooter will graduate from this course with a heightened sense of SAFE gun handling and a new respect for practical shooting skills. In addition, they will have a rudimentary understanding of how an IPSC match is run.

Once a new shooter has successfully completed the Black Badge Course they will be allowed to join IPSC Alberta and compete in sanctioned IPSC matches/qualifiers.

With Safety ALWAYS being the primary focus of the Black Badge course (and the sport of IPSC), you will learn how to safely:

  • Grip your handgun properly;
  • Draw from your holster;
  • Reload;
  • Move from various positions;
  • Navigate (with your firearm) up, down and across the range;
  • Start and shoot from various positions: kneeling, prone, turning, table starts and unloaded starts;
  • Learn how to shoot one-handed: strong hand and support hand;
  • Shoot leaning around barricades and through large and small ports;

Date:                       TBA
Time:                       0800L-1800L
Cost:                        $300.00
Registration            TBA
Deadline:
Payment                 TBA
Deadline:
Age:                         Minors Welcome


CFSC (Canadian Firearms Safety Course)


Course Overview:

First-time licence applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course before applying for a Possession and Acquisition Licence. After the in-class instruction, you will do a written and practical test.

Anyone 12 years or older can take the CFSC. Children under 12 can take the course, but only for educational purposes. They will not do the written or practical exams. To get a Minor's Licence to borrow and use non-restricted firearms, the minor must be between 12 and 17 years old.

Topics:

  • Evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
  • Basic firearms safety practices;
  • Ammunition;
  • Operating firearm actions;
  • Safe handling and carry procedures;
  • Firing techniques and procedures;
  • Care of non-restricted firearms;
  • Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user;
  • Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms;


Instructors:

The following club members are Certified Instructors for the CFSC (listed alphabetically). Please contact them directly for course information, dates/times, cost, scheduling, and further details.

Marc Gath
403-996-0330
Exshaw / Canmore area

M-J (Mark) Nussbaumer - CD
403-679-8122
abguncourses @ gmail .com
(remove spaces from email address)
Bragg Creek / Cochrane area

Chris Worobets
587-222-4841
Banff / Lake Louise area

Date:                       Contact Instructor
Time:                       Contact Instructor
Cost:                        Contact Instructor
Registration            Contact Instructor
Deadline:
Payment                 Contact Instructor
Deadline:
Age:                         Minors Welcome


CRFSC (Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course)


Course Overview:

Anyone wanting to acquire restricted firearms must also take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and pass the written and practical tests (in addition to the Canadian Firearms Safety Course listed above).

Topics:

  • Evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
  • Basic firearms safety practices;
  • Ammunition;
  • Operating handgun actions;
  • Firing techniques and procedures for handguns;
  • Care of restricted firearms;
  • Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user;
  • Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms;


Instructors:

The following club members are Certified Instructors for the CRFSC (listed alphabetically). Please contact them directly for course information, dates/times, cost, scheduling, and further details.

Marc Gath
403-996-0330
Exshaw / Canmore area

M-J (Mark) Nussbaumer - CD
403-679-8122
abguncourses @ gmail .com
(remove spaces from email address)  
Bragg Creek / Cochrane area

Chris Worobets
587-222-4841
Banff / Lake Louise area

Date:                       Contact Instructor
Time:                       Contact Instructor
Cost:                        Contact Instructor
Registration            Contact Instructor
Deadline:
Payment                 Contact Instructor
Deadline:
Age:                         Minors Welcome

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