About Us

Action Shooting With The Buffalo Target Shooters Association

The Buffalo Target Shooters Association (BTSA), though primarily a handgun shooting sports group, accommodates many different types of shooting styles and disciplines. BTSA’s facilities provide an accessible and safe environment for recreational shooting for most shooting sports enthusiasts and are configured for: handgun – any caliber, black powder, rimfire rifle, shotgun and centrefire rifle, up to .338 Lapua template.

BTSA is dedicated to the advancement of a marksmanship discipline known as “practical shooting” or “action shooting”, with affiliations with IDPA, Steel Challenge, IPSC and USPSA. Action shooting is commonly referred to “Run and Gun” because you do not just stand and shoot. Many stages require moving safely between different targets and shooting under, over, and around barriers. This discipline provides a great deal of enjoyment, and is challenging.

We are affiliated with:

  • International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC)
  • International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
  • United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA)
  • Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA)

Our “Action Ranges” ranges :

  • 100/200M Convertible Rifle Range
  • Two 50m Pistol Ranges
  • 50m Forested “Jungle Run”
  • 35m “270” Range
  • 25m Pistol Range

These ranges offering a safe environment for recreational shooting for most gun enthusiasts and are configured for:

  • Handgun – any calibre
  • Black powder
  • Rimfire rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Centrefire rifle up to .338 Lapua

Conveniently located less than an hour West of Calgary in southern Alberta. We are a member of the Alberta Provincial Rifle Association, (APRA) since the 1960’s. As a private club, and is only open to its members and their guests. The range is open to the public for special events and most Club Matches. Please see our events page for dates and times of public events.

Details on how to become a member of BTSA can be found on the Membership Application page.