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WFTR202 - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

This course is required if you wish to qualify to apply for or renew your Possession Firearms Acquisition License. This course includes safe handling and storage of firearms, safe field conduct, legislation and regulations, student handbook, legislative pamphlets and other relevant materials. There is no minimum age for enrollment although the age requirement to apply for PFAL is 18 years.

 

Hours: 12 (Lecture Hours: 10; Practicum Hours: 2)

 

Total Weeks: 1

 

Prerequisites:

None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:

None

 

Co-requisites:

None

 

Course Content:
Introduction
- Introduction to the Course
Introduction to Firearms
- The Evolution of Firearms
- Major Firearm Parts
- The Firing Sequence
- Types of Firearms
- Legal Responsibilities
Basic Firearm Safety
- The Vital Four ACTS
- Basic Firearm Safety Practices
- Securing Locking Devices
Ammunition
- Introduction
- Rifling, Calibre, Choke, Shotgun Barrels, Shotgun Gauge
- Black Powder and Projectiles
- Cartridges
- Shotgun Shells
- Ballistics
- Hazards
- Ammunition Precautions and Legislation
Operating Handgun Actions
- Introduction
- Muzzle-loading and Antique Firearms
- Common Types of Handgun Actions
- Other Types of Handgun Actions
- Trigger Function
- Safeties
- Action Releases
- General Loading and Unloading Procedures
- Loading and Unloading the Most Common Action Types
Operating Firearm Actions
- Introduction
- Muzzle-loading and Antique Firearms
- Action Types
- Safeties
- Action Releases
- General Loading and Unloading Procedures
- Loading and Unloading the Most Common Action Types
- Operating Repeating Firearms
- Jammed Cartridges
Safe Handling and Carrying of Non-Restricted Firearms
- Introduction
- Personal Safety Protection
- Safe Handling of Firearms in Vehicles
- Safety Procedures at the Range
- Safe Handling of Firearms Outdoors
- Shooting or Hunting with a Group
- Carrying Positions
Firing Techniques and Procedures for Handguns
- Personal Safety Protection
- Introduction to Marksmanship
- Shooting Positions
- Aiming Handguns
- Trigger Control
- Controlled Breathing
- Follow-through
- Safety Procedures at the Range
- Targets
Firing Techniques and Procedures for Non-Restricted Firearms
- Introduction to Marksmanship
- Anticipation
- Shooting Positions
- Aiming Your Firearm
- Trigger Control
- Controlled Breathing
- Follow-Through
- Targets
Care of Restricted Firearms
- Firearm Servicing
- Firearm Cleaning
Care of Non-Restricted Firearms
- Firearm Servicing
- Firearm Cleaning
Social Responsibilities of the Firearms Owner/User
- Firearm-Related Death and Injuries
- Intentional Misuse of Firearms
- Firearms Reported Lost, Missing or Stolen
- Secure Storage
- Unintentional Misuse of Firearms
- Social Responsibilities and Ethics
- Legal Responsibilities
- Other Duties of Firearm Owners and Users
Safe Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Restricted Firearms
- Classes of Firearms
- Storage
- Display
- Transportation
- Handling

- The Vital Four ACTS

 

Learning Outcomes:
The student will be able to:
- Handle firearms and ammunition safely
- Demonstrate use of firearms and ammunition safely
- Comply with firearms laws
- Store restricted firearms and ammunition safely
- Display restricted firearms safely

- Transport restricted firearms safely

 

Grading System: Pass/Fail

 

Passing Grade: 80%

 

Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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