Canadian Firearms Safety Course

The COVID -19 public health restrictions have been lifted, however Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club will continue to follow established infection control practices while in a classroom setting and when handling the disabled firearms. This means practicing frequent hand cleaning, respecting other participants personal space and their decision to wear or not wear a face mask and not participating if you are sick.

Download a copy of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course Manual from the Government of Canada Publications website . The newest version (2014) 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 dependent upon instructor availability. 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.

You must complete the required instructional hours and pass both the written and practical tests before you can apply for your Canadian Possession Acquisition License (PAL).