Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Scheduling of the firearms courses has begun again. Class size will be very limited to ensure a safe environment for students and instructors by continuing to follow established infection control practices while in the classroom setting and when handling the disabled firearms. As of November 13, 2021 Yukon COVID-19 protocols now require participants to show Proof of Vaccination Certificate along with government issued photo ID to participate in the course. The practice of frequent hand cleaning, maintaining personal distance and wearing a mask while indoors continues and of course, not participating if you are sick.

Download a copy of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course Manual from the Government of Canada Publications website . The new 2014 version contains both the Non-restricted and restricted modules.

The Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club offers the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) at the club house on Grey Mountain Road. Disabled firearms are used to demonstrate safe handling and use of various types of firearms. There are no live fire activities associated with these sessions. The courses, which are provided by certified CFSC Instructors who are also WRPC members, generally happen on a weekend approximately once every month. Check the WRPC calendar for the next scheduled course. 

The cost of the basic CFSC or CRFSC course is $125.00 including GST payable in cash, money order or personal cheque.

Topics covered in the CFSC include:

  • the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions;
  • basic firearms safety practices;
  • ammunition;
  • operating firearm actions;
  • safe handling and carry procedures;
  • firing techniques and procedures;
  • care of  firearms;
  • responsibilities of the firearms owner/user; and
  • safe storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms.