Buffalo Target Shooters Association

       Calgary, AB

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

Upcoming events

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

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

    • June 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time:  5:30pm

    Safety Briefing, start to follow:  6 pm

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    3.1 What ?

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

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

     

    3.2 Where ?

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

     

    3.3 When ?

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

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

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

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

     

    3.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    3.5 How to register ?

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

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

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

     

    3.8 Match results ?

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

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

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

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    3.11 Rule book

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

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

     

    3.12 Safety

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

     


    • June 19, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)
    • BTSA Range - Meet at APRA Gate
    • 11
    Register

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You must be free of any Covid-19 Symptoms

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


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

    Canadian University Shooting Federation event of Outlaw Rimfire Precision Series 

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

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

    Registration will be found on Practiscore closer to event day.


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

    Event Setup for 2 Mapleseed Programs

    Range 50 E closed for setup



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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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


    Project Mapleseed  - Website

    Project Mapleseed - Event Calendar and Registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mapleseed Events Calendar and Registration



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

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

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


    Project Mapleseed  - Website

    Project Mapleseed - Event Calendar and Registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mapleseed Events Calendar and Registration


    • June 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

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

    • June 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • June 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W, 25E

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    Description

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

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

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

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



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

    Weekend match description

    3.1 What ?

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

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

     

    3.2 Where ?

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

     

    3.3 When ?

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

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

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

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

     

    3.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    3.5 How to register ?

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

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

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

     

    3.8 Match results ?

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

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

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

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    3.11 Rule book

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

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

     

    3.12 Safety

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

     

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

    • Due to COVID 19 requirements, the APRA and BTSA Gates will be manned and open for competitors from 7:45 to 8:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings for competitor arrival.  Both the APRA and BTSA gates will be locked at 8:15 and remain secured for the day.  
    • If the gate is locked upon your arrival, and you have the combination for each gate, please proceed to the 50E/50W area to checkin, HOWEVER, PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH THE APRA AND BTSA GATES ARE LOCKED BEHIND YOU!
    • Please note the APRA and BTSA Policy and Rules With Respect To The Covid-19 Response
    • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (MATCH FEE $20) WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH PRACTISCORE
    • Upon completion of Saturdays match, the stages will be reset for the Sunday match.
    • Schedule: 
      • Saturday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:45 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. Stages to be reset upon completion of the days event.
      • Sunday: Checkin 8:15 - 8:30 AM @ 50E/50W ranges; Setup 8:30 to 9:00 AM; first shots to follow upon completion of setup, safety briefing and walk-through. All competitors must remain for teardown and cleanup.
    • July 28, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • July 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270

    BTSA is pleased to announce that Dzurka Tactical Performance will be offering Hammer and Nail Pistol Development training courses at BTSA on the advertised dates.

    To signup or get additional information on the courses please go to www.johndzurka.ca.

    Note that with COVID restrictions, spots will be limited as per AHS guidelines so recommend to register early if you are interested in this excellent training opportunity.

    Pistol Development
    (Hammer and Nail Class)

    PREREQUISITE: I.P.S.C Black Badge OR Agency Training

    Course is designed to improve further development and hone skills laying a solid foundation in a practical effective manner. This session covers setting yourself up to get your shots on target quickly. All shooting is done stationary with the primary focus on effective hit placement. Surgical Precision.

    Methodology is Consistency builds Efficiency = Proficiency which results in SPEED. Result is being more effective on target.

    FOLLOWING TOPICS WILL BE COVERED :

    • Recoil Control Enhancement
    • Defined Fundamentals
    • Reload Refinements
    • Body Mechanics
    • Tuning the OPERATOR
    • plus more
    • Note this is a one day class, maximum 8 spots per day register early to get the day of your choice.

    Additional information and to register go to www.johndzurka.ca

    Dzurka Tactical Performance John’s mission is to provide shooters of all ages and skill levels with training that enhances their knowledge, skills, and attitudes on firearm safety in a controlled manner. www.johndzurka.ca
    • July 28, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Mid season 5:30pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

    Need at least 8 students to run the course.

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

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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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





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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






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

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

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

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






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

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

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

    Description

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

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

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

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



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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






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

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

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

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

    Tentative schedule:

    Friday AM: Setup/staff shoot 

    Friday PM: Session 1

    Saturday 8am: Sight/function check 

    Saturday Am: Session 2

    Saturday Pm: Session 3

    Sunday 8am: Sight/function check

    Sunday AM- Session 4

    Sunday PM- Session 5

    Following session 5- Tear down then awards

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

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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






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

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

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

    BUFFALO TARGET SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION

     

    Open House

     

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

    When:  September 6, 2021

    Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    No experience required 

    All guns and ammo supplied 

    Lunch Provided 

     To get to the BTSA Ranges: Map


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

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






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

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

    • September 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA 50E/50W, 100/200M, Clubhouse
    • 24


    BTSA is holding a Women’s Only Shoot on September 11, 2021 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.



    • September 12, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, Rifle 100/200, Clubhouse


    • September 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






    • September 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

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

    • September 18, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • September 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 270, Clubhouse

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures HERE

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

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

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

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

    Need at least 8 students to run the course.

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

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

    • September 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

    Description

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

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

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

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



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

    3.1 What ?

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

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

     

    3.2 Where ?

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

     

    3.3 When ?

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

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

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

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

     

    3.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    3.5 How to register ?

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

     

    3.6 Who to contact with questions?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    3.7 Items to bring to the match

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

     

    3.8 Match results ?

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

     

    3.9 First time competitors/new to steel challenge ?

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

     

     

    3.10 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    3.11 Rule book

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

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

     

    3.12 Safety

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

     


    • September 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E. 50W
    Wednesday night steel

    2.1 What ?

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

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

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

     

    2.2 Where ?

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


    2.3 When ?

    Every Wednesday from April 7th - September 22nd

    Setup time: Late season 5:00pm

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

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

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

     

     

    2.4 Cost ?

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

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

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

     

    2.5 How to register?

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

     

    2.6 Who to contact with questions ?

    Please email Dan B. at steel@btsa.ca

     

    2.7 What to bring to a match?

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

     

    2.8 Match results ?

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

    First time competitors/new to steel challenge:

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

     

    2.9 A note regarding classifications

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

     

    2.10 Rule book

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

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

     

    2.11 Safety

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






    • September 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W

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

    • September 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • September 26, 2021
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E, 50W, 270, Jungle Run

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

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

    • October 02, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges: 50E,50W, Rifle 100/200M, Clubhouse
    • 40

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

    Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!

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

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

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

    We will also welcome nonperishable food donations.


    • October 03, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W, 270

    Please review COVID mitigation procedures below and HERE

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


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


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


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

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

Past events

June 12, 2021 IDPA Match #2021-1
June 11, 2021 Range Orientation 21_5
June 10, 2021 Action Shooting League Night 2021-7
June 09, 2021 Steel Challenge League 2021-10
June 05, 2021 Black Badge Course 2021-1
June 05, 2021 Basic Pistol and Fundamentals.
June 04, 2021 Rescheduled - John Dzurka Tactical Performance Training - 2021-1
June 03, 2021 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2021-6
June 03, 2021 COVID Training for Event Leaders
June 02, 2021 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2021-9
May 27, 2021 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2021-6
May 26, 2021 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2021-8
May 22, 2021 Cancelled - Mapleseed 2021-1
May 20, 2021 Postponed - Action Shooting League Night 2021-5
May 19, 2021 Postponed - Steel Challenge League 2021-7
May 13, 2021 Postponed - Action Shooting League Night 2021-4
May 12, 2021 Postponed - Steel Challenge League 2021-6
May 08, 2021 Postponed - Steel Challenge Match #2021-2
May 06, 2021 Postponed - Action Shooting League Night 2021-3
May 05, 2021 Postponed - Steel Challenge League 2021-5
May 02, 2021 Postponed - Range Cleanup Day - 2021 - 1 (Alternate)
May 01, 2021 Postponed - Range Cleanup Day - 2021-1
April 29, 2021 Postponed - Action Shooting League Night 2021-2
April 28, 2021 Postponed - Steel Challenge League 2021-4
April 24, 2021 Range Orientation 21_4
April 24, 2021 Range Orientation 21_3
April 24, 2021 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge Match #2021-1
April 22, 2021 CANCELLED - Action Shooting League Night 2021-1
April 21, 2021 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge League 2021-3
April 17, 2021 Range Orientation 21_2
April 17, 2021 POSTPONED - USPSA Match #2021-1
April 14, 2021 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge League 2021-2
April 07, 2021 Steel Challenge League 2021-1
March 28, 2021 Range Orientation 21_1
March 27, 2021 Action Shooting League Afternoon
March 23, 2021 Steel Orientation #3
March 21, 2021 Range Safety Officer Training #2
March 20, 2021 Range Safety Officer Training
March 06, 2021 Action Shooting League Afternoon
February 28, 2021 Action Shooting League Afternoon
January 31, 2021 Action Shooting League Afternoon
December 30, 2020 Facility Winter Access
December 24, 2020 Limited Facility Access
December 05, 2020 Action Shooting League Afternoon
November 08, 2020 Rotating 200m Closure
October 22, 2020 RANGE is OPEN
October 19, 2020 RANGE CLOSURE - Extended
October 18, 2020 Steel Challenge Match #2020-5 (Cancelled due to weather)
October 10, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-4
October 04, 2020 Mapleseed for Canadian University Shooting Federation
October 03, 2020 Mapleseed
October 02, 2020 Setup - Mapleseed Event
September 26, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-8
September 24, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-21
September 19, 2020 IPSC Qualifier Match - 2020- 2
September 19, 2020 Cancelled - Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!
September 18, 2020 IPSC Qualifier Match Setup
September 17, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-20
September 13, 2020 Steel Challenge Match #2020-4
September 12, 2020 IDPA Match #2020-4
September 12, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-7
September 10, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-19
September 03, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-18
September 02, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-15
August 27, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-17
August 26, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-14
August 22, 2020 Steel Challenge Match #2020-3
August 21, 2020 Rotating RANGE CLOSURE - CONSTRUCTION
August 20, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-16
August 19, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-13
August 17, 2020 Cancelled - Fun With Your Handgun Night - 2020-3
August 16, 2020 IDPA Match #2020-3
August 15, 2020 Cancelled - Annie Oakley Day - Woman's Program #2020-1
August 13, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-15
August 12, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-12
August 08, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-3
August 06, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-14
August 06, 2020 Range Orientation #22
August 05, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-11
August 04, 2020 Range Orientation #21
August 01, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-5
July 30, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-13
July 29, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-10
July 26, 2020 Cancelled - IDPA Match #2020-3
July 26, 2020 Ongoing RANGE CLOSURE - CONSTRUCTION
July 23, 2020 CANCELLED - Action Shooting League Night 2020-12
July 23, 2020 Range Orientation #20
July 22, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-9 (CANCELLED DUE TO RANGE CONSTRUCTION)
July 20, 2020 RANGE CLOSURE - CONSTRUCTION
July 17, 2020 IPSC Qualifier Match - 2020-1
July 16, 2020 Setup - IPSC Qualifier
July 16, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-11
July 15, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-8
July 13, 2020 Cancelled - Fun With Your Handgun Night - 2020-2
July 11, 2020 2020 Alberta Provincial Steel Challenge Championships
July 09, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-10
July 08, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-7
July 05, 2020 Range Orientation #18
July 04, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-4
July 04, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-2
July 02, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-9
June 30, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-6
June 27, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-2 - Make Up Day
June 27, 2020 Range Cleanup Day - Cancelled
June 25, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-8
June 25, 2020 Range Orientation #19
June 24, 2020 (Cancelled due to weather)Steel Challenge League 2020-5
June 20, 2020 USPSA Qualifier #2020-1
June 18, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-7
June 17, 2020 (Cancelled)Steel Challenge League 2020-4
June 15, 2020 Fun With Your Handgun Night - 2020-1
June 14, 2020 Steel Challenge Match #2020-2
June 13, 2020 Range Orientation #17
June 13, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-3
June 11, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-6
June 10, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-3
June 07, 2020 Cancelled - BTSA Open House 2020
June 06, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-2
June 04, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-5
June 03, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-2
May 28, 2020 Action Shooting League Night 2020-4
May 24, 2020 Steel Challenge Event Training Test Session
May 23, 2020 Cancelled - IDPA Match #2020-1
May 23, 2020 Black Badge Course 2020-1
May 21, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-3
May 20, 2020 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2020-3
May 16, 2020 Temporary Range Closure
May 14, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-2
May 07, 2020 Cancelled - Action Shooting League Night 2020-1
May 06, 2020 Cancelled - Steel Challenge League 2020-2
April 22, 2020 Steel Challenge League 2020-1 - CANCELLED
January 12, 2020 2020 BTSA Annual General Meeting
October 20, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-11
October 20, 2019 Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot! (Alternate Day)
October 19, 2019 Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!
October 19, 2019 Call for Volunteers - Young Guns and Family Turkey Shoot!
October 12, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-7
October 07, 2019 CANCELLED - Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-6
September 30, 2019 CANCELLED - Action Shooting League - #2019-10
September 29, 2019 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge Match #2019-5
September 28, 2019 Cancelled due to weather - BTSA Fall Range Cleanup Day
September 21, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-5
September 15, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-4
September 14, 2019 CANCELLED - Vintage Milsurp Shoot
September 14, 2019 Black Badge Course #8
September 14, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-6
September 09, 2019 POSTPONED - Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-5
September 02, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-9
August 25, 2019 Steel Challenge Match
August 24, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-4
August 12, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-4
August 11, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-8
August 10, 2019 Young Guns - August Event
August 03, 2019 Black Badge Course #6
July 28, 2019 CANCELLED - USPSA Qualifier #2019-4 - CANCELLED
July 27, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-3
July 20, 2019 Black Badge Course #5
July 12, 2019 Canadian National Steel Challenge Championships
July 11, 2019 Canadian National Steel Challenge Championships - Setup
July 08, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-3
July 07, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-6 Shotgun-only Day
July 06, 2019 Black Badge Course #4
June 30, 2019 Action Shooting League - Major
June 23, 2019 Annie Oakley Day - Woman's Program #2019-1
June 23, 2019 Volunteers - Annie Oakley Day
June 22, 2019 Black Badge Course #3
June 22, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-2
June 10, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-2
June 09, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-3
June 08, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-3
June 08, 2019 Black Badge Course #2
June 03, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-5
May 26, 2019 USPSA Qualifier #2019-2
May 25, 2019 Steel Challenge Match #2019-2
May 25, 2019 Black Badge Course #1
May 20, 2019 Young Guns - Event #2019-1 - RAIN DATE
May 19, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-4
May 18, 2019 BTSA Open House 2019
May 18, 2019 Call for Volunteers - BTSA Open House
May 11, 2019 POSTPONED - BTSA Range Cleanup Day May 11
May 08, 2019 Fun with your Handgun Program #2019-1
May 05, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-3 CANCELLED
May 04, 2019 IDPA Match #2019-1
April 28, 2019 Action Shooting League CANCELLED
April 28, 2019 CANCELLED - Steel Challenge Match #2019-1
April 27, 2019 CANCELLED - USPSA Qualifier #2019-1
April 24, 2019 Wednesday Night Steel Challenge League
April 14, 2019 Action Shooting League - #2019-1
January 13, 2019 Annual General Meeting
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software