The HB Combatives Firearms training programs are held in partnership with BC Firearms Academy. Together we offer a comprehensive safety & live fire training program that includes courses in firearms safety, dynamic use of pistols, shotguns & rifles for both the public and for private entities who seek excellence.
Completing the Combined Canadian Firearms Safety Course / Restricted Safety Course is the first step required in applying for your PAL/RPAL (Possession Acquisition License / Restricted Possession Acquisition License).
This is the license required to purchase or possess both non-restricted and restricted firearms in Canada.
The CFSC/CRFSC runs over two days and includes the exam at the completion of the course on day 2.
There is no extra fee for the exam. The exam consists of a written section of true/false & multiple choice questions as well as a practical handling portion with deactivated firearms which you will have plenty of access to and instruction with over your time in the classroom.
There is no pre-study required, but BCFA’s website hosts free access to study material and quizzes.
You will be training with some of the best, most experienced and entertaining Firearms Safety educators in the country.
The course is $205.00.
Course content includes:
Pre Study Quizzes & Course are always free:
Free online PAL tests & study material: https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/product/firearms-safety-course-online-study-guide/
Free online CORE test & study material: https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/product/online-core-hunter-education-course-study-guide/
Please contact The Canadian Firearms Program for full details on eligibility.
Designed for shooters to train in the principles of Pistol Deployment in a variety of situations and environments.
Our Firearms Instructors are industry professionals who will guide you through a unique training experience unmatched in the industry. Whether you are new to handguns or an experienced shooter, the exceptional training offered by BC Firearms Academy's Live-Fire division is for you.
Our instructors are seasoned experts who have used firearms in ``real-world`` settings and will pass their expertise to you.
This course focuses on the skills necessary to shoot the handgun well. Emphasis is on: proper grip, trigger control and body position, deployment, drawing from the holster, loading, stoppage clearances
Students are introduced to drills and receive comprehensive training to refine their shooting technique. -Rapid sight acquisition -Shooting under stress -Single-hand shooting -Moving and shooting -Transitioning between targets -Intro to shooting from cover -Refine shooting fundamentals
This is an advanced level course with one goal: teaching you how a professional uses handguns in the real world. -Increased Speed -Emergency reloads -Shooting in low-light -Identifying threats -Turning and shooting -Shooting while moving -Use of cover -Single-hand only shooting
A semi-automatic pistol
- 500 rounds of ammunition
- 3 magazines
- Double magazine pouch
- Dominant side, OWB hip-mounted or belt-mounted holster
- Dummy rounds
- Eye and ear protection ( Electronic Preferred )
- Closed-toe shoes that allow for quick movement and turning
- Hydration; lunch/snacks
- Weather appropriate clothing
Master one of the most versatile and complex systems.
Our instructors have used shotguns throughout their careers in law enforcement and private security. As BC's most experienced group of live-fire instructors, BC Firearms Academy looks forward to taking you through our tactical shotgun program.
The tactical shotgun is one of the most overlooked platforms today. BC Firearms Academy will help master this powerful tool. While build confidences through a comprehensive series of courses.
This course will take you from basic to intermediate level shotgun fundamentals. Topics covered are types, gear, equipment and accessories, stance, grip, sights, ammo selection, patterning, carrying techniques, handling, loading, unloading and reloading.
This course will give you the knowledge and skills to employ a shotgun in a tactical environment. Tactical carry and employment, Stress fire, Use of cover, Shooting on the move, Engaging multiple targets, Shooting from unorthodox positions, Malfunction clearance,
This is an advanced level course with one goal: to teach you how a professional uses the shotgun in the real world. Tactics in scenario-based training, Employing a shotgun from a vehicle, Intro to breaching (Using the shotgun as a tool), Shooting in low-light, Identifying threats ,Turning and shooting
Good working, serviceable shotgun (single barrel – pump or semi) with an adjustable tactical sling. Tactical shotguns are preferred but not mandatory. Shotgun must be capable of shooting standard slugs. If the barrel has a removable choke, the choke must be IC (Improved Cylinder) or larger.
- 200 rounds of ammunition
- Minimum of 125 rounds of birdshot (7 1/2 to 9)
- 12 - 15 rounds of 00 Buck
- 50 rounds of slug
- No reloaded ammunition, please.
This Armoured Car Use of Force Course required to obtain your Authorization to Carry (ATC) to work in the armoured car industry.
BC’s most experienced independent Armoured Car Use of Force Instructors will provide the UOF training that will help your business provide the safest possible environment for your employees and customers. BC Firearms Academy instructors have years of experience working in the Armoured Car industry. Our Justice Institute of BC ( JIBC ) certified instructors have industry experiences and have worked directly with the Canada's leading providers of armed guards.
Participants must be referred for Use of Force training by their employer or intended employer.
Handgun Qualification Annual ATC Use of Fore Certification for revolver or semi Automatic
Transition Revolver to Semiautomatic
Background and Objective:
The Canadian Firearms Program, Department of Justice, in cooperation with the Chief Firearms Officers, developed the “Authorization to Carry – Guidelines on Use of Force and Firearm Proficiency”. The primary objective of these Guidelines is to ensure the safety of both the public and the individuals authorized to carry firearms as part of their employment.
To be admitted to the training, you must:
1. Possess a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) to the restricted firearms level.
2. Paragraph 3(a) of the Authorizations to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns Regulations provides that:3. For the purpose of section 20 of the Act, the circumstances in which an individual needs restricted firearms or prohibited handguns for use in connection with his or her lawful profession or occupation are where (a) the individual’s principal activity is the handling, transportation or protection of cash, negotiable instruments or other goods of substantial value, and firearms are required for the purpose of protecting his or her life or the lives of other individuals in the course of that handling, transportation or protection activity;
Evaluation and Assessment:
You will be evaluated and assessed in each component of the Guidelines, namely legal issues, firearms proficiency and use of force tactics. Throughout the training, you will participate in:
lecture; group discussions; role-play scenarios; use of force training; and firearms training. Mandatory attendance at all sessions is required. Observations of inappropriate activity and/or violations of safety are subject to immediate removal.
To successfully complete the training, you will have to meet the following criteria:
mandatory attendance; participation in all discussions and activities; and successful completion of:
-Handgun Qualification Minimum 90%
-Empty Hand Defence Standard (pass/fail)
-Handgun Retention Standard (pass/fail)
-Use of Judgement Standard (pass/fail)
-Written Exam Minimum 80%
The following topics are mandated in the course:
-law on firearms;
-law on use of force;
-Use of Force Model;
-empty hand defence;
-shotgun training (optional)
Wilderness Shotgun Predator Defence & Authorization to Carry (WATC)
This course is designed for those working in the bush or the outdoor enthusiast that spends time in bear country.
This POP is for licensed professional trappers and individuals who need protection from wild animals while working at their lawful occupation, in a remote wilderness location. using a handgun.
Typically, the firearms program only allows firearms allowed for wilderness protection are non-restricted rifles and shotguns. The following individuals, provided they are Canadian residents and have a license that allows them to possess restricted firearms ( RPAL ), may be authorized to carry a handgun or restricted long gun for wilderness protection:
licensed professional trappers, and individuals who need protection from wild animals while working at their lawful occupation, most often in a remote wilderness location.
This course is designed for those working in the bush or the outdoor enthusiast that spends time in bear country. The shotgun is one of the most effective tools can have in predatory defensive scenarios. For field workers that will be working in the bus, it is advisable to have a shotgun, and a qualified worker, ready and capable of defending themselves and their fellow workers from grievous bodily harm or death due to dangerous or predatory wildlife.
As BC's most experienced group of live-fire instructors, BC Firearms Academy looks forward to taking you through our tactical rifle program. Unfortunately due to changes in Canadian Firearms Legislation the Dynamic Rifle program is being paused at this time.