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Firearms Safety Licensing

Tip of Spear offers both the Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.  Our instructors have used firearms on and off the job for decades and make the material interesting with real-life stories.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course is a mandatory program through the Government of Canada which requires anyone handling firearms to complete to obtain their firearms license. A firearms license authorizes the ownership, purchase and usage of firearms within Canada.

For more information on these 2 courses, please go to:

Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course was developed in partnership with the provinces and territories, national organisations with an ongoing interest in firearms safety, and many firearms and hunter education course instructors from across Canada. This course was developed to meet the mandatory requirements of section 7 of the Firearms Act. In accordance with the Firearms Act, a firearms safety course focusing on restricted firearms (primarily handguns) was developed and implemented on February 1, 1999. The legislation stipulates that individuals wishing to acquire restricted firearms must take the CFSC and the CRFSC and pass the tests, or challenge and pass the CFSC and the CRFSC tests without taking either course.

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Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course

 

The Canadian Non-Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) is a 8 hour training course that teaches you everything you need to know to feel confident in handling non-restricted firearms, and to equip you for your licensing exam.

 

Topics covered in the CFSC include:

  1. The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions

  2. Basic firearms safety practices

  3. Ammunition

  4. Operating firearm actions

  5. Safe handling and carry procedures

  6. Firing techniques and procedures

  7. Care of non-restricted firearms

  8. Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user

  9. Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearm

Cost: $150 + GST for the non-restricted course, or $280 + GST for both the non-restricted and the restricted courses

Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

 

The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) is an additional 8 hours to teach you about restricted firearms, primarily handguns, to equip you to take your licensing exam. 

 

Topics covered in the CRFSC include:

  1. The evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions

  2. Basic firearms safety practices

  3. Ammunition

  4. Operating handgun actions

  5. Firing techniques and procedures for handguns

  6. Care of restricted firearms

  7. Responsibilities of the firearms owner/user

  8. Safe storage, display, transportation and handling of restricted firearms

Cost: $150 + GST for the restricted course, or $280 + GST for both the non-restricted and the restricted courses

General Course Logistics

Both Courses are 8 hours in length. Wear comfortable clothing for handling and positional practice.  Please, DO NOT bring live ammunition to the program at any time. Please, DO NOT bring your own firearms. These are provided in the training program. Respect for all students is expected no matter what level of experience. The test components are comprised of a written and firearms handling proficiency test, 80% must be achieved to pass.  

Come with a positive attitude to learn and meet new people. Political points of view are not part of the curriculum. The class is spacious and allows for the best learning opportunity. We have multiple medial learning options to give you the best program we can. The firearms you learn on are in excellent shape and relevant. There is ample free parking on both sides of the building and restaurants near by. There is a fridge and coffee machine (Keurig) if you want to bring lunch.