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WFTR202 - Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Course Code:
WFTR 202

Calendar Description:
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 enrolment although the age requirement to apply for PFAL is 18 years.

Date First Offered:
2005-04-27

Hours:
Total Hours: 12
Lecture Hours: 10

Practicum Hours:
Total Practicum Hours: 2

Total Weeks:
1

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
None

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

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%

Grading Weight:
Assignments: 100 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:
No

Text Books:
Required - Unknown, Canadian Firearms Safety Course Student HandbookAdd Content...
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