Buffalo Target Shooters Association

Calgary, AB

Buffalo Target Shooters Association
PO Box 394
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW
Calgary Alberta T3K 2A8

Upcoming events

    • April 24, 2019
    • October 09, 2019
    • 13 sessions
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W


    • June 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - ALL except 25M

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. This Our largest event of the year! We will be running 4 stages for this one.

    Match starts @ 9:00 AM ·and ends @ 5:00 PM

    Check-in at 9:00, first shot at 9:30.

    To participate, you must register on Practiscore here;

    https://practiscore.com/btsa-june-3gn-match/register


    • July 06, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 07, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BTSA 270 Range
    • 5
    Register

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.


    • July 07, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League.Everyone is welcome, including non-members.

    This will be a shotgun only match, so you'll need 75 birdshot and 5 slugs. Remember that these estimates are for a perfect run, so bring extra.

    We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around Noon but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 

    There will be a Practiscore link posted closer to the date, from which to register on.


    • July 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges

    Bruce G. ~ offering holster training and providing insights in IDPA.

    This event is open to the public.

    NO RSVP REQUIRED.

    • July 12, 2019
    • BTSA Ranges - ALL


    • July 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 14, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - ALL


    • July 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 21, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BTSA 270 Range
    • 8
    Register

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.


    • July 27, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com


    • July 28, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Those wishing to register for all USPSA Qualifiers should do so at www.practiscore.com once the registration is opened there.

    • August 03, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 04, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BTSA 270 Range
    • 9
    Register

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.


    • August 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around 6PM but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 


    • August 10, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E & 50W


    • August 11, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around Noon but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 

    Closer to the date, there will be a Practiscore link to register on.


    • August 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges

    Scott R. ~ offering holster training and providing insights into USPSA.

    This event is open to the public. 

    NO RSVP REQUIRED.

    • August 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 18, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BTSA 270 Range
    • 9
    Register

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.


    • August 24, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com


    • August 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Those wishing to register for all USPSA Qualifiers should do so at www.practiscore.com once the registration is opened there.

    • September 02, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W 270

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League on the Holiday Monday.

    Everyone is welcome, including non-members. We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around Noon but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 

    Closer to the date, there will be a Practiscore link set up for you to register on.


    • September 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges

    Rick E. ~ offering holster training and providing insights into IPSC.

    This event is open to the public.

    NO RSVP REQUIRED.

    • September 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Those wishing to register for all USPSA Qualifiers should do so at www.practiscore.com once the registration is opened there.

    • September 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • BTSA 270 Range
    • 9
    Register

    The Black Badge is a two day in-depth training course in the safe competitive shooting techniques required not only to compete at IPSC events but to deliver the confidence and expertise to use handguns in the safest possible manner.

    It is a mandatory course required to shoot IPSC matches in Canada. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed, and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.

    Basic equipment requirements: Pistol (minimum 9mm caliber), 3 magazines, 2 magazine pouches and a holster which must cover the trigger when the gun is holstered, a belt to mount the equipment on and 500 rounds of ammunition.

    For further details and information, please contact Nick at nadraz@nucleus.com.

    Fees for this course are collected by the instructor. Cost of the course is $275. This covers first year membership to IPSC Alberta as well. $205 if you want to handle the IPSC Alberta payment yourself, or to postpone paying the membership for your own reasons.


    • September 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 100/200, 25M
    • 30

    FIRST ANNUAL BTSA VINTAGE MILSURP FUN-SHOOT: SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15, 2019

    You are invited to attend an informal competition to test your ability with 1945 and earlier military rifles and pistols. This two-day event is planned to include the following:

    Day 1 – September 14

    9:00am: Sign-in and orientation (coffee and doughnuts provided)

    10:00am to 1:00pm: Rifle zeroing (100 and 200m) and display/sale of vintage military surplus arms and accoutrements in clubhouse.*

    Targets will be provided. Bring your own lunch - water provided.

    1:00pm to 3:00pm: Milsurp Pistol Shoot. Each entrant gets two attempts on course with 3 paper silhouette targets at ranges of 12, 20, and 30m (10 rounds per target). Targets will be marked and scored and cumulative points from the two rounds will determine three finalists who will shoot one additional round to determine first to third places. Note that holster training is not required for this event as loaded guns will not be holstered and drawn. Each contestant will approach the firing point, which will be equipped with a table, with an empty firearm which will be loaded/made ready, fired, and made safe under the supervision of a Range Safety Officer.

    Day 2 – September 15

    9:00am: Sign-in and orientation (coffee and doughnuts provided)

    10:00am to Noon: Infantry Battle Rifle Shoot (No scopes or target sights) . Each contestant gets two attempts at a timed sequence of five shots at each of 3 targets:

    • ·       100m standing;
    • ·       100m prone;
    • ·       200m prone.

    90 seconds allowed for the 15 shots. Maximum 5 rounds in magazine at start of first target. Either stripper clips or extra magazines are allowed for reloading. Adequate targets will be set up such that groups of four can complete the stage followed by target scoring and retrieval (after all guns made safe and racked). Targets will be marked and tallied with winners decided by the better of their two rounds.

    Noon to 1:00pm: bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

    1:00 to 3:00pm: Vintage Sniper Shoot. Each contestant will get to fire 2 shots at each of 4 different sized water jugs at 100 and 200m (eight shots total). Points will be awarded as per: first shot hit 5 points; second shot hit, 2 points. The 100m targets will be shot prone, unsupported (no rests or slings); 200m targets will be shot prone with front rest (sandbag). Shooting will, again, be one at a time, and each contestant will have 3 minutes to complete the course. No spotting allowed.

    Two classes: 1. Factory iron sights and 2. Scoped rifle (Only original or correct reproduction scopes allowed. Target sights also allowed). To properly handicap the scoped rifle shooters, some of their targets will be smaller than those shot using sights with no magnification.

    3:00 to 3:30pm: Prizes awarded.

    In the interests of time, each participant will only be allowed one firearm for each event. All BTSA range safety rules will, of course, be in effect and no dangerous behavior will be tolerated. The condition and safe operation of your firearm(s) is your responsibility but the organizers reserve the right to disqualify any firearm that displays signs of being defective.

    Eligible firearms: Firearm must originally have been used by the military by no later than 1945. Later production examples of such firearms (such as post-war Lee-Enfields) are allowed, as long as they remain in their original calibre.

    What’s provided:

    • ·       Coffee, doughnuts and water
    • ·       Targets

    What you need to bring:

    • ·       Firearms (with all appropriate paperwork)
    • ·       Sufficient ammunition for each firearm being used
    • ·       Eye and ear protection
    • ·       Event payment (cash preferred)
    • ·       Lunch and snacks
    • ·       Lawn chair
    • ·       Chamber flags
    • ·       Shooting mat
    • ·       Sunscreen
    • ·       Bug spray
    • ·       Current BTSA membership card (to be displayed by members at all times)

    Participation cost:  $10 per participant – payable on arrival at the event.

    Pre-registration required: Space is limited, so please pre-register by July 1, 2019 for this event to secure your place and help us plan logistics.

    Please register, providing the following information to: billandleanne88@gmail.com.

    Name: __________________

    BTSA member:   ___ No.  ___ Yes (BTSA membership number: _______)

    Program(s) to be shot (check all that apply):

    ___ military pistol. Description of firearm:  _______________________

    ___ military rifle (iron sights): Description of firearm:  ____________________________________________

    ___ Sniper shoot. Specify standard military sights or scoped/diopter/target sight plus description of firearm: ____________________________________________

    Will you be bringing items to display/sell at the event for Saturday?  ___ Yes. ___ No

    *Notes: regarding display and sale of firearms and accoutrements at this event.

    • ·       Items being displayed and sold are the sole responsibility of the owner and must be attended at all times.
    • ·       All legal requirements for storage, transportation and transfer must be met. Trigger locks must be used when firearms are in the clubhouse, and actions open at all times – with chamber flags used.
    • ·       BTSA is not liable for any damage, loss or injury occurring.
    • ·       Items can only be displayed in the clubhouse during the period defined above, and must be removed from the clubhouse at the conclusion of the display period.


    • September 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W
    • 30

    Come out and shoot one of the fastest growing action shooting sports in North America! It's fun for shooters of all ages and skill levels!

    BTSA's Steel Challenge matches are based on the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) templates, divisions, classifications, and rules.

    There are 8 stages in each Steel Challenge match. 4 will be shot in the morning, with a lunch break, and 4 more in the afternoon. 

    You can read more about Steel Challenge shooting here. To register for this match, go to Practiscore. Registration is limited to the first 4 guns per person. 


    • September 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W

    IDPA is the use of practical equipment including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios using practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. The main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual.

    Our matches are typically Saturday morning, 8 stages, setup/first shots/completion depends on time of year but will be communicated in the match sign-up form. There is no sport specific training/certification required, we require that new shooters identify themselves, and we set them up with a “buddy” for the first few matches.

    Registration must be completed online at Practiscore.com under (Alberta Tactical Handgun League) by the Thursday preceding the match date.

    Requests for information should be directed to info@myathl.com


    • September 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ALL BTSA Ranges
    Register

    Please register to help clean up our ranges and facilities. BTSA is a member driven organization that needs its members to volunteer to help out. Lunch will be provided to those who volunteer! We thank you for your support.

    • September 29, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W
    • 30

    Come out and shoot one of the fastest growing action shooting sports in North America! It's fun for shooters of all ages and skill levels!

    BTSA's Steel Challenge matches are based on the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) templates, divisions, classifications, and rules.

    There are 8 stages in each Steel Challenge match. 4 will be shot in the morning, with a lunch break, and 4 more in the afternoon. 

    You can read more about Steel Challenge shooting here. To register for this match, go to Practiscore. Registration is limited to the first 4 guns per person. 


    • September 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around 6PM but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 

    Watch for the Practiscore link for registration, closer to the date.


    • October 05, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W 100/200M


    • October 06, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E, 50W 100/200M

    If primary day is inclement.

    • October 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges

    Joe B. ~ will end our season offering holster training and insights in Steel Challenge. Due to Thanksgiving this event will be held on the first Monday of October.

    This event is open to the public.

    NO RSVP REQUIRED.


    • October 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W

    Those wishing to register for all USPSA Qualifiers should do so at www.practiscore.com once the registration is opened there.

    • October 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E and 50W
    • 30

    Come out and shoot one of the fastest growing action shooting sports in North America! It's fun for shooters of all ages and skill levels!

    BTSA's Steel Challenge matches are based on the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) templates, divisions, classifications, and rules.

    There are 8 stages in each Steel Challenge match. 4 will be shot in the morning, with a lunch break, and 4 more in the afternoon. 

    You can read more about Steel Challenge shooting here. To register for this match, go to Practiscore. Registration is limited to the first 4 guns per person. 


    • October 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BTSA Ranges - 50E 50W

    WEATHER PERMITTING

    Come on out and join us for the Action Shooting League. Everyone is welcome, including non-members. We gather, and set up interesting shooting stages to challenge our ability and to allow us to practice our skills.

    The action starts around 9PM but we could always use a little help prior to that to set up stages, if you can make it earlier. 


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