Buffalo Target Shooters Association

       Calgary, AB

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

Upcoming events

    • May 25, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






    • May 26, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • May 28, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 29, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    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 $300. 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 28, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 100/200 Range


    BTSA Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) is a monthly .22LR rifle match that pits the shooter's marksmanship against steel targets ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, and anywhere from 25 to 100 yds. The difficulty lies in your shooting position. 

    There is a different course of fire each month that consists of 5 stages to test your skills. Compete against shooters, both provincially and nationally, that shoot the same 5 stages. You will have fun.

    Optic-mounted firearms are preferred but not required.

    Check out outlawrimfire.com for more information on this series and to preview the Course of Fire for the month.

    Registration will be through PractiScore (practiscore.com)

    If you need more information contact: Dale at orps@btsa.ca
    • May 29, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 50N

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 ?

    Gates open 8am, setup 8:30, mandatory safety briefing 9, lunch break after 4 stages (~noon), Change over 2 stages on 50 W, shooting resumes, tear down ~3:30pm  

    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 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






    • June 02, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 04, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges
    Register

    National Range Day

    If you are available on June 4th and would be willing to assist with:

    • Registration 
    • crowd control
    • Feeding the participants

    We are looking for both men and women to help make this day a success.

    Why should I volunteer?

    This year, our Open House, coincides with National Range Day. This is an effort by shooting communities across Canada to open up our sport to the masses to let them see just how much fun we have, and how much fun they could also be having if they joined us in one of our awesome shooting disciplines.


    • June 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • All BTSA Ranges

    BUFFALO TARGET SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION

     

    Open House

     

    We invite you to celebrate National Range day by bringing your family and friends to enjoy a day at our Homestead Range in lovely Kananaskis.

    We have planned a day full of demos with 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!


    No experience required 

    All guns and ammo supplied 

    Lunch Provided 



    • June 05, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges
    Register

    Clubhouse Work Bee

    If you are available on June 5, and would be willing to assist with:

    • ·         Carpentry - add cement board to lower exterior, add mouldings
    • ·         Clean out old furnace room, organize storage
    • ·         Clean Interior Walls and Cabinets
    • ·         Add security door to old bathroom
    •       Electrical - Add LED lights
    •       Painters - interior and exterior

    We are looking for both men and women to help make this day a success.

    Why should I volunteer?

    BTSA has always depended on its members to perform almost every task needed to make the club work. Historically that has included significant construction projects, every type of maintenance task, organization, and running of matches, courses, youth events, safety programs, not to mention every aspect of administrative work it takes to ensure our Club functions and thrives. Without our volunteers, range fees would be too costly for most people to afford. 

    There are many reasons why you should help out with this and other events that BTSA has to offer the community. BTSA has various activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall that involve inviting the community out to enjoy the shooting sports. BTSA also raises money through some of these events for various charities.  Without the help of volunteers, this can’t happen.


    • June 08, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






    • June 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 10, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50N

    Dzurka Tactical Performance

    John is coming to BTSA to offer his knowledge of having reached Grand Master level in IPSC over a very short period of time while remaining at that level over the past 12 years. 

    John’s take is to keep things simple, by being Consistent and Efficient, as Efficiency leads to better Performance. He blends Competitive and Tactical shooting in one therefore using aspects of both approaches to increase personal performance. No matter what level you are at in your skills you will not be disappointed.

    John will be teaching the following courses:

    Development Pistol: May 20th & May 21st, 2022

                                       June 10th, 2022 

    Performance Pistol: May 22nd, 2022 is a 1 Day Modified Version.

                                       June 11th & 12th, 2022 is the 2 Day Evolution

    For more information and registration please go www.johndzurka.ca or e-mail us performance@johndzurka.ca

    • June 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50N

    Dzurka Tactical Performance

    John is coming to BTSA to offer his knowledge of having reached Grand Master level in IPSC over a very short period of time while remaining at that level over the past 12 years. 

    John’s take is to keep things simple, by being Consistent and Efficient, as Efficiency leads to better Performance. He blends Competitive and Tactical shooting in one therefore using aspects of both approaches to increase personal performance. No matter what level you are at in your skills you will not be disappointed.

    John will be teaching the following courses:

    Development Pistol: May 20th & May 21st, 2022

                                       June 10th, 2022 

    Performance Pistol: May 22nd, 2022 is a 1 Day Modified Version.

                                       June 11th & 12th, 2022 is the 2 Day Evolution

    For more information and registration please go www.johndzurka.ca or e-mail us performance@johndzurka.ca

    • June 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 12, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    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 $300. 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 .  

    • June 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 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 ?

    Gates open 8am, setup 8:30, mandatory safety briefing 9, lunch break after 4 stages (~noon), Change over stages, Shooting resumes, tear down ~3:30pm  

    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 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50N

    Dzurka Tactical Performance

    John is coming to BTSA to offer his knowledge of having reached Grand Master level in IPSC over a very short period of time while remaining at that level over the past 12 years. 

    John’s take is to keep things simple, by being Consistent and Efficient, as Efficiency leads to better Performance. He blends Competitive and Tactical shooting in one therefore using aspects of both approaches to increase personal performance. No matter what level you are at in your skills you will not be disappointed.

    John will be teaching the following courses:

    Development Pistol: May 20th & May 21st, 2022

                                       June 10th, 2022 

    Performance Pistol: May 22nd, 2022 is a 1 Day Modified Version.

                                       June 11th & 12th, 2022 is the 2 Day Evolution

    For more information and registration please go www.johndzurka.ca or e-mail us performance@johndzurka.ca

    • June 12, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


    BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

    From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

    Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

    For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
    • June 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

    Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

    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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






    • June 16, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

    • June 17, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 50N, 270, 100/200

    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. For more information please go to ipscalberta.com


      • June 18, 2022
      • 8:00 AM
      • June 19, 2022
      • 6:00 PM
      • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 270, 50N (new), 100/200m

      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. For more information please go to ipscalberta.com


        • June 22, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • June 23, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • June 25, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • 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

        Registration: https://practiscore.com/athl-134-june-bloom/register


        • June 26, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200 Range


        BTSA Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) is a monthly .22LR rifle match that pits the shooter's marksmanship against steel targets ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, and anywhere from 25 to 100 yds. The difficulty lies in your shooting position. 

        There is a different course of fire each month that consists of 5 stages to test your skills. Compete against shooters, both provincially and nationally, that shoot the same 5 stages. You will have fun.

        Optic-mounted firearms are preferred but not required.

        Check out outlawrimfire.com for more information on this series and to preview the Course of Fire for the month.

        Registration will be through PractiScore (practiscore.com)

        If you need more information contact: Dale at orps@btsa.ca
        • June 29, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • June 30, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • July 02, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • July 03, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 270

        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 05, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • July 06, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • July 07, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • July 09, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • July 10, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 270

        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 $205. 

        • July 10, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • 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

        Registration: https://practiscore.com/athl-134-july-firearms-festival/register


        • July 12, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • July 13, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • July 14, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • July 16, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E,50W, Rifle 100/200M, Clubhouse
        • 40

        Young Guns Family Shoot!

        The Fall 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. 

        All gear and ammunition will be provided by the club.

        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.


        • July 16, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • July 17, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

        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 $300. 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 .  

        • July 16, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges
        Register

        Young Guns Event

        If you are available on July 16, and would be willing to assist with:

        • ·         Registration, event operations, supervision
        • ·         Teaching, training, mentoring

        We are looking for both men and women to help make this day a success.

        Why should I volunteer?

        BTSA has always depended on its members to perform almost every task needed to make the club work. Historically that has included significant construction projects, every type of maintenance task, organization, and running of matches, courses, youth events, safety programs, not to mention every aspect of administrative work it takes to ensure our Club functions and thrives. Without our volunteers, range fees would be too costly for most people to afford. 

        There are many reasons why you should help out with this and other events that BTSA has to offer the community. BTSA has various activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall that involve inviting the community out to enjoy the shooting sports. BTSA also raises money through some of these events for various charities.  Without the help of volunteers, this can’t happen.


        • July 17, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges
        Register

        General Work Bee

        If you are available on July 17 and would be willing to assist with:

        • ·         Sanding and staining clubhouse stairs, decks, railings - Painters
        • ·         Build extension to shooting deck - Carpenters

        We are looking for both men and women to help make this day a success.

        Why should I volunteer?

        BTSA has always depended on its members to perform almost every task needed to make the club work. Historically that has included significant construction projects, every type of maintenance task, organization, and running of matches, courses, youth events, safety programs, not to mention every aspect of administrative work it takes to ensure our Club functions and thrives. Without our volunteers, range fees would be too costly for most people to afford. 

        There are many reasons why you should help out with this and other events that BTSA has to offer the community. BTSA has various activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall that involve inviting the community out to enjoy the shooting sports. BTSA also raises money through some of these events for various charities.  Without the help of volunteers, this can’t happen.


        • July 19, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • July 20, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • July 21, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • July 22, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • July 24, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 50N, 270, 25m, Clubhouse

        National championship for steel challenge shooting. Uspsa/Scsa membership required. 

        Please see steelchallenge.ca or Search the match on PractiScore.com for further information. 

        • July 22, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • July 24, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges
        Register

        Canadian National Steel Challenge Championships

        If you are available on July 22, 23, and/or 24 and would be willing to assist with:

        Jobs

        The Steel Challenge program is looking for volunteers to fill the positions noted below:

        Setup Crew - Placing targets, laser measuring stages, cutting lumber to correct sizes, staking target bases and shooting boxes, mounting signage/banners.

        Registration - Checking in shooters for each session, reminding shooters of squad assignments and starting stages, confirming registered division, facilitating prize draws/documenting prizes won.

        Schedule

        Friday Setup Crew 8am-noon: 10 people

        Saturday AM Registration 7-7:30am: 2 people

        Saturday PM Registration 12:45-1:15 pm: 2 people

        Sunday AM Registration 7-7:30am: 2 people

        Sunday PM Registration12:45-1:15 pm: 2 people

        We are looking for both men and women to help make this day a success.

        Why should I volunteer?

        BTSA has always depended on its members to perform almost every task needed to make the club work. Historically that has included significant construction projects, every type of maintenance task, organization, and running of matches, courses, youth events, safety programs, not to mention every aspect of administrative work it takes to ensure our Club functions and thrives. Without our volunteers, range fees would be too costly for most people to afford. 

        There are many reasons why you should help out with this and other events that BTSA has to offer the community. BTSA has various activities throughout the spring, summer, and fall that involve inviting the community out to enjoy the shooting sports. BTSA also raises money through some of these events for various charities.  Without the help of volunteers, this can’t happen.


        • July 26, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • July 27, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270
        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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.






        • July 30, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200 Range


        BTSA Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) is a monthly .22LR rifle match that pits the shooter's marksmanship against steel targets ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, and anywhere from 25 to 100 yds. The difficulty lies in your shooting position. 

        There is a different course of fire each month that consists of 5 stages to test your skills. Compete against shooters, both provincially and nationally, that shoot the same 5 stages. You will have fun.

        Optic-mounted firearms are preferred but not required.

        Check out outlawrimfire.com for more information on this series and to preview the Course of Fire for the month.

        Registration will be through PractiScore (practiscore.com)

        If you need more information contact: Dale at orps@btsa.ca
        • August 02, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • August 03, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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 04, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • August 09, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • August 10, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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 11, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • August 13, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • August 14, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 270

        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 $300. 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 13, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • BTSA 50E/50W, 100/200M, Clubhouse
        • 24

        BTSA is holding a Women’s Only Shoot on August 13, 2022 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 14, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50N, and 50W,

        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 16, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • August 17, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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 18, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • August 20, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W, 50N

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 ?

        Gates open 8am, setup 8:30, mandatory safety briefing 9, lunch break after 4 stages (~noon), change over 2 stages on 50 W, shooting resumes, tear down ~3:30pm  

        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.

         


        • August 21, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • 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

        Registration: https://practiscore.com/athl-136-august-heat-match/register


        • August 23, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200m Range


        BTSA Rimfire Rifle League is a weekend and Tuesday night .22LR shooting league that is open and free to BTSA members 12 and older. 

        From September to June, the league will run a monthly full-day (either Saturday or Sunday) workshop/drills/mini-match event, geared towards the young students and new shooters, or for those requiring refreshers.  During the summer months, we will hold Tuesday night challenges and mini-matches for everyone. Come out and learn something, hone your marksmanship skills, and prove to everyone you really can hit that fly at 100 yds with your .22LR rifle.

        Any .22LR rifle will do.  Optics or iron-sighted.

        For more information, join our Facebook group (BTSA Rimfire Rifle League) or email Dale at rimfirerifle@btsa.ca
        • August 24, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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 25, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

        Action Shooting League is 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 day for new and experienced shooters to get out and polish up there action shooting skills!

        • August 27, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 100/200 Range


        BTSA Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series (ORPS) is a monthly .22LR rifle match that pits the shooter's marksmanship against steel targets ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches, and anywhere from 25 to 100 yds. The difficulty lies in your shooting position. 

        There is a different course of fire each month that consists of 5 stages to test your skills. Compete against shooters, both provincially and nationally, that shoot the same 5 stages. You will have fun.

        Optic-mounted firearms are preferred but not required.

        Check out outlawrimfire.com for more information on this series and to preview the Course of Fire for the month.

        Registration will be through PractiScore (practiscore.com)

        If you need more information contact: Dale at orps@btsa.ca
        • August 27, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • August 28, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 270

        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 $205. 

        • August 27, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • August 28, 2022
        • 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50W, 50E or 50N

        Setup for IPSC Provincial Championship.  50W, 50E or  50N.

        • August 29, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 50N, 270

        Setup for IPSC Provincial Championship. Ranges closed except for 100/200, 25m.

        • August 30, 2022
        • 12:01 AM
        • September 01, 2022
        • 11:59 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: All Ranges

        Setup for IPSC Provincial Championship. All ranges closed.

        • September 02, 2022
        • 12:01 AM
        • September 04, 2022
        • 11:59 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: All Ranges

        Match

        • September 07, 2022
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • BTSA Ranges: 50E/W/N 270

        Use discount code "steelchallenge" for 5% off at Canada First Ammo and free delivery to the match, just mention the match date at in the comments.

        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 Ranges: 50E/W/N 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 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 l