Buffalo Target Shooters Association

             Calgary, AB

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

Upcoming events

    • August 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • 50E. 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid event procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you this week.

    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.

    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 5:00pm each evening to allow entry for non-members. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Every: Wednesday from May 27 – September 2 with the exception of July 1, which will run on Tuesday June 30

    Setup begins at 5:00pm with first shots at 5:30pm. We are typically done in about 2 hours. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you will be running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email. Start times may move a little earlier at the end of the season to accommodate earlier sunset times

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    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 usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • August 13, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 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!

    For more information on events and to sign up, go to the BTSA Action Shooting League Facebook page

    • August 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA 50E/50W, Clubhouse
    • 24

    Annie Oakley Day is cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 requirements. Please stay tuned for 2021!


    Here's the last events info until we develop the 2021 description:

    BTSA is holding a Women’s Only Shoot on June 23rd, 2019 starting at 09:00.

    This is the inaugural Annie Oakley Day that is open to women 15 years and older.

    If you have wondered what the draw is to shooting and wondered what happens when people go to the firing range well, this is the clinic for you! We have planned an exciting day of introduction to shooting from how do I get a firearm - to the safety aspects - to getting out to the firing line to shoot firearms spanning in caliber from .22’s, 9mm to .223 and up. There will be lots of volunteer’s who are experienced in shooting to help guide you through the day. Be assured that your safety and comfort is our utmost priority as well as having fun and enjoy learning what shooting has to offer. At the end of the day, you will be going home with a certificate of achievement to let everyone know what you have accomplished!

    Watch here for more information and to register.



    • August 16, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W

    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 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description to follow.

    • August 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • 50E. 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid event procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you this week.

    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.

    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 5:00pm each evening to allow entry for non-members. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Every: Wednesday from May 27 – September 2 with the exception of July 1, which will run on Tuesday June 30

    Setup begins at 5:00pm with first shots at 5:30pm. We are typically done in about 2 hours. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you will be running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email. Start times may move a little earlier at the end of the season to accommodate earlier sunset times

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    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 usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • August 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 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!

    For more information on events and to sign up, go to the BTSA Action Shooting League Facebook page

    • August 22, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    DUE TO LOGISTICAL ISSUES AND COSTS, THIS WILL BE RUN DIFFERENTLY THAN THE COVID PROCEDURES TEST MATCH. YOUR (MAX 3) REGISTERED GUNS ARE USED FOR THE FULL MATCH. WE WILL NOT BE SPLITTING SCORES INTO 2 SEPARATE MATCHES.

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you at this even.

    What:

    Our weekend 8 stage matches are a chance for shooters to compete using all 8 official stages. 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.

    We will shoot 4 stages, change them over, break for lunch, then shoot the remaining 4. 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.

    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 8:30am to allow non-members in. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Setup begins at 8:30am with first shots at 9am. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you may end up running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email as early as possible. There is limited cell service on the range.

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5 per gun, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10 per gun, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    How to register:

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please create one registration and list the guns you will be shooting. This is different from last year as we need to manage the number of competitors on the range more than the number of guns. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. If you are flexible on squadding, no need to pick one. We usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the match.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • August 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • 50E. 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid event procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you this week.

    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.

    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 5:00pm each evening to allow entry for non-members. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Every: Wednesday from May 27 – September 2 with the exception of July 1, which will run on Tuesday June 30

    Setup begins at 5:00pm with first shots at 5:30pm. We are typically done in about 2 hours. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you will be running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email. Start times may move a little earlier at the end of the season to accommodate earlier sunset times

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    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 usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • August 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 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!

    For more information on events and to sign up, go to the BTSA Action Shooting League Facebook page

    • September 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • 50E. 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid event procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you this week.

    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.

    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 5:00pm each evening to allow entry for non-members. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Every: Wednesday from May 27 – September 2 with the exception of July 1, which will run on Tuesday June 30

    Setup begins at 5:00pm with first shots at 5:30pm. We are typically done in about 2 hours. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you will be running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email. Start times may move a little earlier at the end of the season to accommodate earlier sunset times

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    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 usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the evening.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • September 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 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!

    For more information on events and to sign up, go to the BTSA Action Shooting League Facebook page

    • September 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    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


    • September 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • September 13, 2020
    • 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.

    • September 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • September 20, 2020
    • 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.

    • September 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges 50E,50W, 100/200M
    • 40

    Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!

    October’s Young Guns event invites the entire family to join in. Participants would include those 7 years and older to enjoy a variety of shooting events. 

    Registration will start at 9:30 am, with activities at 10:00, running till 4pm. We will charge $10 per participant, regardless of membership, and any additional monies will also go to the Veterans Food Bank.

    In the past, we only charged the youth shooters but for this event, we are encouraging the parents to get involved as well, to have some fun and raise a little extra for the Veterans.

    We will also welcome nonperishable food donations.


    • September 20, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Read the BTSA Covid procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19

    DUE TO LOGISTICAL ISSUES AND COSTS, THIS WILL BE RUN DIFFERENTLY THAN THE COVID PROCEDURES TEST MATCH. YOUR (MAX 3) REGISTERED GUNS ARE USED FOR THE FULL MATCH. WE WILL NOT BE SPLITTING SCORES INTO 2 SEPARATE MATCHES.

    New steel competitors: Please email steel@btsa.ca prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you at this even.

    What:

    Our weekend 8 stage matches are a chance for shooters to compete using all 8 official stages. 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.

    We will shoot 4 stages, change them over, break for lunch, then shoot the remaining 4. 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.

    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 8:30am to allow non-members in. Please be on time or you may be locked out.

    When:

    Setup begins at 8:30am with first shots at 9am. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you may end up running late, please send steel@btsa.ca an email as early as possible. There is limited cell service on the range.

    Cost:

    Exact change is required. Online payments are still not working correctly....

    BTSA members- $5 per gun, max 3 guns

    Non-members- $10 per gun, max 3 guns

    Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.

    How to register:

    Registration is through Practiscore. Please create one registration and list the guns you will be shooting. This is different from last year as we need to manage the number of competitors on the range more than the number of guns. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. If you are flexible on squadding, no need to pick one. We usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the match.

    Who to contact with questions:

    Please email Dan B at steel@btsa.ca

    What to bring:

    Hand sanitizer

    Mask

    Lysol wipes

    Work Gloves

    Water

    Food

    Sunscreen

    Hat

    Eye/ear protection (required to participate)

    Timer if you have one

    Gun

    5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. 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 the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.

    Gun belt if drawing from a holster

    Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.

    Match results:

    Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

    You must contact steel@btsa.ca if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. 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 ask for input 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.

    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.

    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/2019_SCSA_Rulebook.pdf


    • September 26, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • September 27, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 100/200, 25M, Clubhouse


    • October 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description to follow...

    • October 03, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • October 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Project Mapleseed is an apolitical, non-profit rifle marksmanship training program ran by volunteers. Its main objective is to introduce current and future firearm enthusiasts to the essentials of safety and marksmanship skills.

    Project Mapleseed provides a solid framework of basic rifleman skills, focusing on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions in a one-day shooting clinic.

    Clinics are open to shooters of all ages and benefit both new and experienced shooters alike. If interested, please contact them directly at https://mapleseedrifleman.com/events


      • October 10, 2020
      • 8:00 AM (MDT)
      • October 11, 2020
      • 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.

    Past events

    August 08, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-3
    August 06, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-14
    August 06, 2020 Range Orientation #22
    August 05, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-11
    August 04, 2020 Range Orientation #21
    August 01, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-5
    July 30, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-13
    July 29, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-10
    July 26, 2020 Cancelled - IDPA Match #2020-3
    July 26, 2020 Ongoing RANGE CLOSURE - CONSTRUCTION
    July 23, 2020 CANCELLED - Action Shooting League Night 2020-12
    July 23, 2020 Range Orientation #20
    July 22, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-9 (CANCELLED DUE TO RANGE CONSTRUCTION)
    July 20, 2020 RANGE CLOSURE - CONSTRUCTION
    July 17, 2020 IPSC Qualifier Match - 2020-1
    July 16, 2020 Setup - IPSC Qualifier
    July 16, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-11
    July 15, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-8
    July 13, 2020 Cancelled - Fun With Your Handgun Night - 2020-2
    July 11, 2020 2020 Alberta Provincial Steel Challenge Championships
    July 09, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-10
    July 08, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-7
    July 05, 2020 Range Orientation #18
    July 04, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-2
    July 04, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-4
    July 02, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-9
    June 30, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-6
    June 27, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-2 - Make Up Day
    June 27, 2020 Range Cleanup Day - Cancelled
    June 25, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-8
    June 25, 2020 Range Orientation #19
    June 24, 2020 (Cancelled due to weather)Steel Challenge League 2020-5
    June 20, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-1
    June 18, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-7
    June 17, 2020 (Cancelled)Steel Challenge League 2020-4
    June 15, 2020 Fun With Your Handgun Night - 2020-1
    June 14, 2020 Steel Challenge Match #2020-2
    June 13, 2020 Range Orientation #17
    June 13, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-3
    June 11, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-6
    June 10, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-3
    June 07, 2020 Cancelled - BTSA Open House 2020
    June 06, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-2
    June 04, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-5
    June 03, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-2
    May 28, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-4
    May 24, 2020 Steel Challenge Event Training Test Session
    May 23, 2020 Cancelled - IDPA Match #2020-1
    May 23, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-1
    May 21, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-3
    May 20, 2020 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2020-3
    May 16, 2020 Temporary Range Closure
    May 14, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-2
    May 07, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-1
    May 06, 2020 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2020-2
    April 22, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-1 - CANCELLED
    January 12, 2020 2020 BTSA Annual General Meeting
    October 20, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-11
    October 20, 2019 Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot! (Alternate Day)
    October 19, 2019 Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!
    October 19, 2019 Call for Volunteers - Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!
    October 12, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-7
    October 07, 2019 CANCELLED - Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-6
    September 30, 2019 CANCELLED - Action Shooting League - #2019-10
    September 29, 2019 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge Match #2019-5
    September 28, 2019 Cancelled due to weather - BTSA Fall Range Cleanup Day
    September 21, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-5
    September 15, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-4
    September 14, 2019 CANCELLED - Vintage Milsurp Shoot
    September 14, 2019 Black Badge Course #8
    September 14, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-6
    September 09, 2019 POSTPONED - Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-5
    September 02, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-9
    August 25, 2019 Steel Challenge Match
    August 24, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-4
    August 12, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-4
    August 11, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-8
    August 10, 2019 Young Guns - August Event
    August 03, 2019 Black Badge Course #6
    July 28, 2019 CANCELLED - USPSA Qualifier #2019-4 - CANCELLED
    July 27, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-3
    July 20, 2019 Black Badge Course #5
    July 12, 2019 Canadian National Steel Challenge Championships
    July 11, 2019 Canadian National Steel Challenge Championships - Setup
    July 08, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-3
    July 07, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-6 Shotgun-only Day
    July 06, 2019 Black Badge Course #4
    June 30, 2019 Action Shooting League - Major
    June 23, 2019 Annie Oakley Day - Woman's Program #2019-1
    June 23, 2019 Volunteers - Annie Oakley Day
    June 22, 2019 Black Badge Course #3
    June 22, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-2
    June 10, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-2
    June 09, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-3
    June 08, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-3
    June 08, 2019 Black Badge Course #2
    June 03, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-5
    May 26, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-2
    May 25, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-2
    May 25, 2019 Black Badge Course #1
    May 20, 2019 Young Guns - Event #2019-1 - RAIN DATE
    May 19, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-4
    May 18, 2019 BTSA Open House 2019
    May 18, 2019 Call for Volunteers - BTSA Open House
    May 11, 2019 POSTPONED - BTSA Range Cleanup Day May 11
    May 08, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-1
    May 05, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-3 CANCELLED
    May 04, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-1
    April 28, 2019 Action Shooting League CANCELLED
    April 28, 2019 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge Match #2019-1
    April 27, 2019 CANCELLED - USPSA Qualifier #2019-1
    April 24, 2019 Wednesday Night Steel Challenge League
    April 14, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-1
    January 13, 2019 Annual General Meeting
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