Buffalo Target Shooters Association

       Calgary, AB

Buffalo Target Shooters Association
PO Box 394
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW
Calgary Alberta T3K 2A8

Upcoming events

    • April 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    This event has been cancelled.


    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • April 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270, 25

    This event has been cancelled. 


    Weekend match description

    3.1 What ?

    Our weekend 8-stage Steel challenge matches are an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to compete use all 8 of the official stages. Novice and experience shooters are welcome provided you can safely handle your firearm. Brand new shooters may want to check out a Wednesday night steel event for a more relaxed introduction to the sport

    We shoot all of the standard divisions. All scores will be submitted to USPSA. Shooters with current USPSA membership will have all 8 stages count towards their classification.

     

    3.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west, 25 meter, and 270 bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 8:00 am

     

    3.3 When ?

    Morning Session:  Gates open- 8am, setup 8:30am, safety briefing 9am

    Afternoon Session: Safety Briefing 12:30 pm, shooting finished ~3:30pm, teardown to follow

    ****Trial Basis for first match****

    All shooters must be present for their sessions safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot.

     

    3.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $10 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Non-members- $15 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- 1 gun free per match

     

    3.5 How to register ?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA 8 stage steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Friday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are too many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening. All participants will need to help score/paint/time.

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Lunch
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags: Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible so that we can begin on time.
    • Ammo: 195 rounds minimum for 8 stages for each gun. Experienced shooters should bring ~300. Novice shooters should bring 500.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use.
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fees. Exact change only please.

     

    3.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well in advance of the match.

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced competitors to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters/competitors for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with the operation of your particular firearm, they will ask for assistance as needed. If a shooter would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    3.11 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs all of our matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    3.12 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.

     


    • April 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Range - Meet at APRA Gate
    • 0

    Weather Permitting. Please watch for updates as the date approaches.

    We will report back, likely the day before, if the session is cancelled due to weather.  Please check then and before you head out to the range.

    We advise all participants to dress for the occasion. You will be standing outside for the duration of the orientation. Dress appropriately! 

    A Range Orientation is required by all members to receive our gate codes and to have unsupervised access to our ranges. 

    Range etiquette and behavior, as well as BTSA rules and regulations will be discussed and explored to ensure that you have a complete understanding of what is expected from our members. 

    There is a short test that will be sent to you after the session is complete.

    You must be free of any Covid-19 Symptoms

    You must have NOT travelled outside of the country in the previous two weeks.


    • April 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Range - Meet at APRA Gate
    • 0

    Weather Permitting. Please watch for updates as the date approaches.

    We will report back, likely the day before, if the session is cancelled due to weather.  Please check then and before you head out to the range.

    We advise all participants to dress for the occasion. You will be standing outside for the duration of the orientation. Dress appropriately! 

    A Range Orientation is required by all members to receive our gate codes and to have unsupervised access to our ranges. 

    Range etiquette and behavior, as well as BTSA rules and regulations will be discussed and explored to ensure that you have a complete understanding of what is expected from our members. 

    There is a short test that will be sent to you after the session is complete.

    You must be free of any Covid-19 Symptoms

    You must have NOT travelled outside of the country in the previous two weeks.


    • April 28, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Early season 5pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Early season 5:30pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.




    • April 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 01, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • All Ranges (No Shooting)

    Please watch for further information


    • May 02, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • All Ranges (No Shooting)

    Please watch for further information


    • May 05, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Early season 5pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Early season 5:30pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.




    • May 06, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270, 25
     Weekend match description

    3.1 What ?

    Our weekend 8-stage Steel challenge matches are an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to compete use all 8 of the official stages. Novice and experience shooters are welcome provided you can safely handle your firearm. Brand new shooters may want to check out a Wednesday night steel event for a more relaxed introduction to the sport

    We shoot all of the standard divisions. All scores will be submitted to USPSA. Shooters with current USPSA membership will have all 8 stages count towards their classification.

     

    3.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west, 25 meter, and 270 bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 8:00 am

     

    3.3 When ?

    Morning Session:  Gates open- 8am, setup 8:30am, safety briefing 9am

    Afternoon Session: Safety Briefing 12:30 pm, shooting finished ~3:30pm, teardown to follow

    *****Format TBD following testing at first match. Either 4 stages in the morning, change over at lunch, 4 in the afternoon or 8 on the ground with a mornign and afternoon session****

    All shooters must be present for their sessions safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot.

     

    3.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $10 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Non-members- $15 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- 1 gun free per match

     

    3.5 How to register ?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA 8 stage steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Friday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are too many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening. All participants will need to help score/paint/time.

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Lunch
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags: Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible so that we can begin on time.
    • Ammo: 195 rounds minimum for 8 stages for each gun. Experienced shooters should bring ~300. Novice shooters should bring 500.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use.
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fees. Exact change only please.

     

    3.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well in advance of the match.

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced competitors to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters/competitors for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with the operation of your particular firearm, they will ask for assistance as needed. If a shooter would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    3.11 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs all of our matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    3.12 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.

     


    • May 12, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Early season 5pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Early season 5:30pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.




    • May 13, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 15, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • May 16, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E

    Action Shooting league is hosting a IPSC action shooting pistol training event with Cory Laurenson

    Class will cover in far more detail three main topics;

    • Grip, trigger management, sight tracking, and body positioning. 
    • Assess and diagnose deficiencies in close, mid and long range pistol shooting. 
    • Situational approach and mentality of target presentation. Will go over a multitude of live fire and dryfire drills. 

    We will also cover the fundamentals of transitions, reloading, draws, and manipulations. Basic movement and stage performance enhancement to finish the day.

    Class structure may be adjusted based on skill requirements of the attendees. SOLD OUT

    For information on the event please contact Scott Cuthbert scottcuthbert@btsaca.onmicrosoft.com



    • May 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • May 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Duration (must attend both days):
         Saturday: BTSA Range, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Open book exam. Meet at the Club House for an "in-class" session.
         Sunday: BTSA Range, 8:00am  - 5:00pm. Meet at Club House

    What to bring:
         Lunch, Snacks and Water on Saturday and Sunday.
         Equipment:
            - 9mm or larger caliber handgun (usually 9mm Para, .357 Sig, 38 Super, .40 S&W, 45 ACP, etcetera)
            - 4 to 6 magazines to fit the caliber and model of handgun
            - Belt to accommodate the holster and spare magazine pouches
            - Holster that is worn on the belt, no drop leg holsters allowed (Serpa style holsters are prohibited)
            - Spare magazine pouches, preferably open topped (no snaps) to carry the spare magazines
            - 600 rounds ammunition (minimum) to get through both days of shooting
            - Eye and ear protection
            - Good boots or track shoes for uneven terrain and/or wet conditions
            - Hat to keep off sun and block spent brass from hitting you in the eye
            - Water or other non-alcoholic beverages to last the day
            - Lunch as we take lunch at the range so we can continue with the course
            - Sun screen
            - Bug repellent
            - Chair (to sit down between exercises, optional)
            - Brass bag to pick up brass (optional, but picking brass is mandatory per range rules)

    Need at least 8 students to run the course.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $250. Deposit of $100 is required to hold the spot. IPSC AB Membership to be handled by the student.

     For further details and information, please contact Konstantin at ipscab765@gmail.com .  

    • May 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.




    • May 20, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E

    Range Setup for May 22 Project Mapleseed Event

    50 E Range closed for setup.



    • May 22, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E


    Project Mapleseed  - Website

    Project Mapleseed - Event Calendar and Registration

    The Program …. challenging, educational, engaging and fun! 

    • Project Mapleseed inon-profitall-volunteer run organization rifle marksmanship training program 

    • Its main objective is to introduce current and future firearm enthusiasts to the essentials of safety and marksmanship skills in a one day shooting clinic. 

    • Clinics are open to shooters of all ages and benefits both new and experienced shooters alike. 

    • The minimum requirements are a .22 rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude. 

    • Project Mapleseed provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills, focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions using only a rifle sling (USGI/M1 sling) coupled with the concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA).*  

    • It is open to all caliber rifles and sight types including scopes but the .22LR semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low cost ammo.   

    • Participants are encouraged to bring what they have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle. The goal is to learn and have fun. 

    * Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range (25 metres) while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.  

    Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score. The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points.  This earns the coveted Rifleman’s Patch and is roughly equivalent to scoring Marksman (85%) as member of the infantry in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

    SOURCE: Project Mapleseed https://mapleseedrifleman.com/ 

    Mapleseed Events Calendar and Registration


    • May 26, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • May 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 29, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • May 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.

    • June 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • June 03, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 09, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • June 10, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 13, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.

    • June 12, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com



    • June 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • June 17, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 19, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270, 25
    Weekend match description

    3.1 What ?

    Our weekend 8-stage Steel challenge matches are an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to compete use all 8 of the official stages. Novice and experience shooters are welcome provided you can safely handle your firearm. Brand new shooters may want to check out a Wednesday night steel event for a more relaxed introduction to the sport

    We shoot all of the standard divisions. All scores will be submitted to USPSA. Shooters with current USPSA membership will have all 8 stages count towards their classification.

     

    3.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west, 25 meter, and 270 bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 8:00 am

     

    3.3 When ?

    Morning Session:  Gates open- 8am, setup 8:30am, safety briefing 9am

    Afternoon Session: Safety Briefing 12:30 pm, shooting finished ~3:30pm, teardown to follow

    *****Format TBD following testing at first match. Either 4 stages in the morning, change over at lunch, 4 in the afternoon or 8 on the ground with a mornign and afternoon session****

    All shooters must be present for their sessions safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot.

     

    3.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $10 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Non-members- $15 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- 1 gun free per match

     

    3.5 How to register ?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA 8 stage steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Friday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are too many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening. All participants will need to help score/paint/time.

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Lunch
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags: Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible so that we can begin on time.
    • Ammo: 195 rounds minimum for 8 stages for each gun. Experienced shooters should bring ~300. Novice shooters should bring 500.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use.
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fees. Exact change only please.

     

    3.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well in advance of the match.

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced competitors to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters/competitors for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with the operation of your particular firearm, they will ask for assistance as needed. If a shooter would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    3.11 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs all of our matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    3.12 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.

     


    • June 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 100/200M

    Canadian University Shooting Federation event of Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series 

    The inaugural CUSF-ORPS match is being held between students of the University of Calgary Firearms Club, and the Mount Royal Firearms Association!

    This event is a way to get young adults engaged and introduced to the sport shooting community, and based on the feedback we are examining the feasibility of future matches and a nationwide league.

    Registration will be found on Practiscore closer to event day.


    • June 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E

    Event Setup for 2 Mapleseed Programs

    Range 50 E closed for setup



    • June 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • June 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E


    Project Mapleseed  - Website

    Project Mapleseed - Event Calendar and Registration

    The Program …. challenging, educational, engaging and fun! 

    • Project Mapleseed inon-profitall-volunteer run organization rifle marksmanship training program 

    • Its main objective is to introduce current and future firearm enthusiasts to the essentials of safety and marksmanship skills in a one day shooting clinic. 

    • Clinics are open to shooters of all ages and benefits both new and experienced shooters alike. 

    • The minimum requirements are a .22 rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude. 

    • Project Mapleseed provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills, focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions using only a rifle sling (USGI/M1 sling) coupled with the concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA).*  

    • It is open to all caliber rifles and sight types including scopes but the .22LR semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low cost ammo.   

    • Participants are encouraged to bring what they have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle. The goal is to learn and have fun. 

    * Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range (25 metres) while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.  

    Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score. The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points.  This earns the coveted Rifleman’s Patch and is roughly equivalent to scoring Marksman (85%) as member of the infantry in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

    SOURCE: Project Mapleseed https://mapleseedrifleman.com/ 

    Mapleseed Events Calendar and Registration



    • June 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50W, 270, Jungle Run

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 25, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E


    Project Mapleseed  - Website

    Project Mapleseed - Event Calendar and Registration

    The Program …. challenging, educational, engaging and fun! 

    • Project Mapleseed inon-profitall-volunteer run organization rifle marksmanship training program 

    • Its main objective is to introduce current and future firearm enthusiasts to the essentials of safety and marksmanship skills in a one day shooting clinic. 

    • Clinics are open to shooters of all ages and benefits both new and experienced shooters alike. 

    • The minimum requirements are a .22 rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition and a teachable attitude. 

    • Project Mapleseed provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills, focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions using only a rifle sling (USGI/M1 sling) coupled with the concept termed "natural point of aim" (NPOA).*  

    • It is open to all caliber rifles and sight types including scopes but the .22LR semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles are the most commonly seen for their ease of use during the mandatory magazine changes and low cost ammo.   

    • Participants are encouraged to bring what they have, the shooting fundamentals taught apply to the shooter not their rifle. The goal is to learn and have fun. 

    * Project Mapleseed uses reduced size scaled targets that enable a shooter to assess their effective range with their rifle using a reduced length shooting range (25 metres) while simulating firing at full size targets at ranges up to 400 yards.  

    Qualification targets are shot to evaluate progress and for score. The goal is to score 210 points or better on a 40-shot course that has 250 possible points.  This earns the coveted Rifleman’s Patch and is roughly equivalent to scoring Marksman (85%) as member of the infantry in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

    SOURCE: Project Mapleseed https://mapleseedrifleman.com/ 

    Mapleseed Events Calendar and Registration


    • June 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W, 270

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    USPSA and IPSC events are action shooting competitions where participants unite three principles of precision, power and speed, by using firearms (pistols) that have a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest possible time. 


    Matches are held Saturday and/or Sunday, with six or more stages.   Set up/first shots/competition depends on the time of year and will be communicated in the match sign-up form. Prerequisites include the completion of a Black Badge course. 


    Registration must be completed online at PractiScore.com by the Thursday prior to the event.  The registration link is found on the BTSA website calendar.


    Request for information should be directed to:  Ternerfrank@gmail.com

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • June 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • July 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • July 08, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • July 10, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com



    • July 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270, 25

    Weekend match description

    3.1 What ?

    Our weekend 8-stage Steel challenge matches are an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to compete use all 8 of the official stages. Novice and experience shooters are welcome provided you can safely handle your firearm. Brand new shooters may want to check out a Wednesday night steel event for a more relaxed introduction to the sport

    We shoot all of the standard divisions. All scores will be submitted to USPSA. Shooters with current USPSA membership will have all 8 stages count towards their classification.

     

    3.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west, 25 meter, and 270 bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 8:00 am

     

    3.3 When ?

    Morning Session:  Gates open- 8am, setup 8:30am, safety briefing 9am

    Afternoon Session: Safety Briefing 12:30 pm, shooting finished ~3:30pm, teardown to follow

    *****Format TBD following testing at first match. Either 4 stages in the morning, change over at lunch, 4 in the afternoon or 8 on the ground with a mornign and afternoon session****

    All shooters must be present for their sessions safety briefing or they will not be allowed to shoot.

     

    3.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $10 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Non-members- $15 per gun. Max 2 guns per session

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- 1 gun free per match

     

    3.5 How to register ?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA 8 stage steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Friday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are too many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening. All participants will need to help score/paint/time.

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Lunch
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags: Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible so that we can begin on time.
    • Ammo: 195 rounds minimum for 8 stages for each gun. Experienced shooters should bring ~300. Novice shooters should bring 500.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use.
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fees. Exact change only please.

     

    3.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well in advance of the match.

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced competitors to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters/competitors for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with the operation of your particular firearm, they will ask for assistance as needed. If a shooter would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    3.11 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs all of our matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    3.12 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.

     

    • July 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • July 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • July 17, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • July 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.

    • July 17, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • July 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W, Jungle Run

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    USPSA and IPSC events are action shooting competitions where participants unite three principles of precision, power and speed, by using firearms (pistols) that have a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest possible time. 


    Matches are held Saturday and/or Sunday, with six or more stages.   Set up/first shots/competition depends on the time of year and will be communicated in the match sign-up form. Prerequisites include the completion of a Black Badge course. 


    Registration must be completed online at PractiScore.com by the Thursday prior to the event.  The registration link is found on the BTSA website calendar.


    Request for information should be directed to:  Ternerfrank@gmail.com

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • July 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • July 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • July 23, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 270, Jungle Run

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    USPSA and IPSC events are action shooting competitions where participants unite three principles of precision, power and speed, by using firearms (pistols) that have a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest possible time. 


    Matches are held Saturday and/or Sunday, with six or more stages.   Set up/first shots/competition depends on the time of year and will be communicated in the match sign-up form. Prerequisites include the completion of a Black Badge course. 


    Registration must be completed online at PractiScore.com by the Thursday prior to the event.  The registration link is found on the BTSA website calendar.


    Request for information should be directed to:  Ternerfrank@gmail.com

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • July 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • July 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 270, Jungle Run

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    USPSA and IPSC events are action shooting competitions where participants unite three principles of precision, power and speed, by using firearms (pistols) that have a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest possible time. 


    Matches are held Saturday and/or Sunday, with six or more stages.   Set up/first shots/competition depends on the time of year and will be communicated in the match sign-up form. Prerequisites include the completion of a Black Badge course. 


    Registration must be completed online at PractiScore.com by the Thursday prior to the event.  The registration link is found on the BTSA website calendar.


    Request for information should be directed to:  Ternerfrank@gmail.com

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • July 28, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Mid Season season 6 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • July 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • July 31, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • August 01, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Duration (must attend both days):
         Saturday: BTSA Range, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Open book exam. Meet at the Club House for an "in-class" session.
         Sunday: BTSA Range, 8:00am  - 5:00pm. Meet at Club House

    What to bring:
         Lunch, Snacks and Water on Saturday and Sunday.
         Equipment:
            - 9mm or larger caliber handgun (usually 9mm Para, .357 Sig, 38 Super, .40 S&W, 45 ACP, etcetera)
            - 4 to 6 magazines to fit the caliber and model of handgun
            - Belt to accommodate the holster and spare magazine pouches
            - Holster that is worn on the belt, no drop leg holsters allowed (Serpa style holsters are prohibited)
            - Spare magazine pouches, preferably open topped (no snaps) to carry the spare magazines
            - 600 rounds ammunition (minimum) to get through both days of shooting
            - Eye and ear protection
            - Good boots or track shoes for uneven terrain and/or wet conditions
            - Hat to keep off sun and block spent brass from hitting you in the eye
            - Water or other non-alcoholic beverages to last the day
            - Lunch as we take lunch at the range so we can continue with the course
            - Sun screen
            - Bug repellent
            - Chair (to sit down between exercises, optional)
            - Brass bag to pick up brass (optional, but picking brass is mandatory per range rules)

    Need at least 8 students to run the course.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $250. Deposit of $100 is required to hold the spot. IPSC AB Membership to be handled by the student.

     For further details and information, please contact Konstantin at ipscab765@gmail.com .  

    • August 04, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.





    • August 05, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • August 07, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • August 08, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W, 270

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    USPSA and IPSC events are action shooting competitions where participants unite three principles of precision, power and speed, by using firearms (pistols) that have a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest possible time. 


    Matches are held Saturday and/or Sunday, with six or more stages.   Set up/first shots/competition depends on the time of year and will be communicated in the match sign-up form. Prerequisites include the completion of a Black Badge course. 


    Registration must be completed online at PractiScore.com by the Thursday prior to the event.  The registration link is found on the BTSA website calendar.


    Request for information should be directed to:  Ternerfrank@gmail.com

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • August 11, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.






    • August 12, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • August 14, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • August 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course 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.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.

    • August 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.






    • August 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • August 21, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com



    • August 25, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.






    • August 26, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • August 27, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • August 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270, 25, Clubhouse

    More Info to follow pending approval by SCSA HQ and covid restrictions.

    Tentative schedule:

    Friday AM: Setup/staff shoot 

    Friday PM: Session 1

    Saturday 8am: Sight/function check 

    Saturday Am: Session 2

    Saturday Pm: Session 3

    Sunday 8am: Sight/function check

    Sunday AM- Session 4

    Sunday PM- Session 5

    Following session 5- Tear down then awards

    Monday: Rainout day if needed. Awards will be done here if rainout day is needed.

    • September 01, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.






    • September 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • September 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges (TBD)

    BUFFALO TARGET SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION

     

    Open House

     

    We invite you to bring your family and friends to enjoy a day at our Homestead Range in lovely Kananaskis where we have designed a day full of demos, a chance to fire various types of firearms and after the fun on the range we will have our volunteers cook you up some delicious BBQ hot dogs - all for FREE!

    When:  September 6, 2021

    Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    No experience required 

    All guns and ammo supplied 

    Lunch Provided 

     To get to the BTSA Ranges: Map


    • September 08, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

    The Wednesday night steel program is an opportunity for BTSA club members and shooters from the broader community to experience the speed shooting sport of steel challenge. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.

    Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc.) are permitted.

    Wednesday night steel is run as a 4-stage match. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.

     

    2.2 Where ?

    BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 4:30 each evening


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow: Late Season season 5:30 pm

    ***Please verify start times on Practiscore and the BTSA website each week!***

    We are typically done in about 2.5 hours a few competitors sometimes remain and practice afterwards. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. Requests for exceptions show be directed to steel@btsa.ca. You must be present for the beginning of the safety briefing. If you miss the safety briefing, you cannot shoot with us that evening.

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

    BTSA members- $5. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Non-members- $10. per gun. Max 2 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- First gun free

     

    2.5 How to register?

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please search BTSA Wednesday night steel and look for the correct date. Shooters need to be registered by midnight on the Tuesday before the match so that we can confirm squadding and load the scoring tablets. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. We may need to move squadding around if there are to many shooters, or too many new shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

    • Water
    • Food
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat
    • Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
    • Timer if you have one
    • Gun
    • 5+ mags. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
    • Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
    • Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if they are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns are not drawn from the holster during a run but may be transported in one. A case is generally preferred for transporting rimfire pistols due to chamber flag requirements
    • Gun belt if drawing from a holster
    • Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

     

    2.8 Match results ?

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night. If you need your results anonymized, please contact the match director well before the match.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    Please contact Dan B if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. We will likely need to split up groups of inexperienced shooters for both safety and efficiency but will try to keep families together where possible. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will as for assistance as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

    Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.

     

    2.10 Rule book

    The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.

    https://uspsa.org/viewer/2020-SCSA-Rulebook.pdf

     

    2.11 Safety

    While no one wants to disqualify (DQ) a shooter, safety is our top priority. If you commit a serious safety infraction, as noted in the rules, you will be done shooting for the day. Any scores completed to that point will stand but you will not be able to continue shooting the match. It will be up to the match director and range master’s discretion as to whether you may remain on the range. If you are permitted to remain to watch friends/family shoot, you may not handle any uncased firearms for the remainder of the day. Example of serious, DQ-able, violation include, but are not limited to, Ammo on the safe table, loaded firearms off the firing line, negligent discharge of a firearm, muzzle sweeping yourself or others, picking up a dropped gun, and dropping a loaded gun during a course of fire.






    • September 09, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is a night to get out and work on your action shooting skills, be it IPSC to 3 Gun our stages will be set up to be compatible to all! We will have at least one stage which we might run multiple times and some skills and drills to go with it. All in all it’s a great night for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!