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Black Badge Training Course
All shooters in Canada that would like to compete in IPSC shooting, MUST take a safety training course before they are allowed to compete in IPSC and various Club matches(ie:Brooks).
This course is commonly known as Black Badge Training and IS NOT the same as the "Hunter Training Course" or the "PAL Training Course"(Firearms License)
The Black Badge Course is a (2) day course combining classroom lectures followed by live firing exercises. This course is designed to teach the new competitive shooter how to SAFELY draw from a holster, reload on the move, proper range commands and much much more. The new shooter will come out of this course with a NEW sense of safe gun handling and a new respect for shooting skills. Black Badge Courses are taught on a floating schedule. Sometimes we'll wait till we have a small group organized and/or we can sometimes accommodate a one on one course.
Once a new shooter has successfully completed this course, they will be able to register for and shoot IPSC and other club matches(ie:Brooks) that may require a Black Badge Certification.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Black Badge Training feel free to contact our local Black Badge Instructor, Walter Hornby. Walter is an experienced and knowledgeable IPSC shooter / Instructor and is happy to help all new shooters!
Walter's next course dates are not yet determined. Please check back!
Walter also instructs PAL courses.
(Please contact Walter directly for prices and further info on the PAL courses)
The cost is $300 which includes your first year IPSC Alberta membership, your first match fee, books, lunch both days and 2 days of instruction. To take the course, you will need a firearm 9 x 19 or larger, 4 mags (5 preferred), a holster, mag holders, belts, safety glasses, ear protection and 500 rounds of ammunition. You will be on the range for 2 days about 8 hours or more a day. There is a 50 question open book exam that I get you to do before the course as the exam takes about 3 hours. If you are interested, Walter asks for a $100 deposit to hold a spot for you in the course. Have Fun!
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