New Members Course At Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association
New Members Course At Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association
New Members Course At Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association. We had a fun day at the New Members Course fort Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association. If you are looking for a friendly, welcoming range that boasts an impressive list of sub-clubs consider the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association. A topic that always receives a significant amount of attention during our Canadain Firearms Safety Courses is ” What range or Gunclub / Range should I join once I have my PAL and RPAL? “. Having worked with the Chilliwack range over the years in a professional capacity and now partisipating in club events for personal shooting, I can say that the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association is worth your time to investigate.
The gun club is located at 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1B8.
Besides all the other pros to the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association, it has some amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
Sections ( Sub Clubs ) of the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association :
Members are encouraged to explore and participate in a wide variety of sections that host events and organised practices. Some of these sections ( sub-clubs ) are:
Wednesday night trap practices are back on as of April 5th. These sessions start at 1730. All are welcome, especially novices! The group is very welcoming of new members and will do their best to help you find the right gear and learn techniques. Practices shut down after Sept 27th.
Matches are the second Sunday of the month starting April 9th, but there are no matches May 14th or June 11th. Matches start at 1000.
For information regarding Trap please contact Cornelius Regehr at (604)490-6605.
The Fraser Valley Frontiersmen Black Powder Rifle and Pistol Society
The Fraser Valley Frontiersmen Black Powder Rifle and Pistol Society is a Society established in 1973 and has been part of the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association since that time. We host two Rendezvous a year: the Winter Rendezvous (February 17-19 2017) and the 44th Annual Buffalo Shoot (July 14-16 2017). A Rendezvous is a gathering of people that dress in period clothing and use muzzle loading rifles, pistols, primitive bows etc. You are more than welcome to come out to visit these events and even trade at the general stores set up in camp.
We have a club shoot on the third Sunday of the month and a meeting at 7:30 the last Monday of each month with the exception of August as most of us are at Rendezvous B.C. for 12 days. A FVF schedule is available here, but please check the Calendar to confirm dates.
We are quite active in the Chilliwack Fish and Game as well as other activities, for example, Youth Camp, Fathers Day at Kilby and Yale Historical Site along with numerous Rendezvous hosted by other clubs throughout BC and further if you wish.
Please feel free to give us a call or come out and see what we do. Our people are friendly and helpful and love to see newcomers.
Make sure you sign up for Tac Shooting updates at www.dssmatch.com so you get the invite to matches!
See you out there soon!
What is Tactical Shooting??
For us at CFGPA, it is a dynamic shooting competition using centre fire semi-automatic (sorry no .22 LR or other rimfires). The most popular rifle tends to be an AR type but other semi autos are used from SKSs to Tavors, CZ 858s, M14s and rifles that fire pistols cartridges are also employed. We have also introduced multigun, adding pistols and shotguns to our matches!
Out of the box stock as well as fully customized rifles are allowed. The main rule is to end the complete event with the same set-up with which the shooter started. No accessory can be removed mid-way. Note that all legal magazines are permitted giving a potential advantage to those firearms that can accept pistol magazines.
Often range visits can consist of shooting entirely from a stationary position. Tactical Rifle Events are designed to allow shooters to use their rifles for more physical interaction. Shooting from various positions, from behind cover, or on the move, all promote this goal. With these new skills, range visits need not be relegated to just bench-shooting. Shooters can practice new techniques using the rifle and Limited Distance Ranges.
The organizers welcome shooters from any background or expertise level. Our overall goal is to create an additional experience for club members to use their sporting rifles, at a SAFE, and fun-filled event.
Chilliwack Tactical Rifle Event History
It was on August 22, 2010, with the assistance and guidance of past president, Paul Dulong, when the Board of Directors approved the 1st Tactical Rifle event. Since then, multiple events have been taken place with participation steadily growing.
At Chilliwack, we put the “Tactical” in Tac Rifle, and the rules of the match reflect this. Many of you may not be familiar with some of these rules so we will explain them here. Firstly, we use IDPA targets but they are scored 0, 3, and 5. Secondly, there are no restrictions on magazines, anything legal for civilian use is acceptable. Participants are welcome to wear any tactical gear they wish as long as it is not a safety concern. Armour and camo are no problem. If it is legal, safe and hopefully fun, it is all good. Please leave your pistols at home as this is only a rifle match.
The stages will often demand the use of tactics, particularly use cover and the order in which targets must be engaged. Failing to employ these tactics will result in procedural penalties of 5 seconds per infraction. Competitors will have to shoot targets in tactical sequence or tactical priority on some stages. The event ROs will ensure you all understand these concepts
To increase the challenge, there is no air gunning allowed. “Air gunning” is the act of firing all or portions of the stage with a hand or pointed finger within stage boundaries. The RO will provide a walk-through of all the stages with competitors permitted to view each target from the shooting position. Given that air gunning is a difficult habit to break, for this match, each shooter will get one warning. Subsequent infractions will result in a forfeiture of the stage.
In addition to CQB stages, you will be shooting out to 200 meters. Remember, you have to use the same rifle and equipment for all stages; nothing may be added or removed at any stage!
Chilliwack Tac matches are designed to challenge multiple tactical operator skills beyond simple speed and accuracy. You will have to shoot at distance and close range. You will have to tactically assess scenarios keeping in mind the use of cover and the order in which targets must be engaged. Most importantly, you will have fun!
What do I need to bring?
• Match fee (usually $30-$40 or so)
• CASE Card (if you already have it) and PAL
• Lunch or snacks and water. Don’t underestimate your need for hydration!
• A reliable semi-auto center-fire firearm. Pistol calibre carbines are acceptable.
• 6 or more 5 round magazines (each stage may require up to 26 rounds, 6 or more magazines gives you a spare one in case you fumble or have a malfunction)
• Alternatively, if your firearm accepts pistol magazines: 4 or more 10 round magazines.
• 200 rounds of ammunition (You will have more than enough).
• High Visibility Chamber Flag (we will have some available for $5 at the event)
• Eye and Hearing Protection
• Quality boots or shoes (It can get muddy and the ground is not even – hiking boots are great!)
• Load bearing gear to hold 5+ magazines (cargo pants with leg pockets can work if you’re new, they’ll just be slower than a dedicated belt or chest rig)
• Appropriate outdoor clothing – we shoot rain or shine
All participants will be eligible for prizes provided by our sponsors. Prizes are not awarded to the best shooters; rather they are raffled off so everybody has a chance.
Youth Outdoors Skills Camp
2018 Youth Outdoors Skills Camp is scheduled for June 29-July 8 2017.
Each year the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association holds a Youth Outdoor Skills Camp for kids between the ages of 13 – 15 yrs. This camp is open to boys and girls. The Camp usually runs from just after school is out at the end of June or beginning of July for a full 10 days.
We teach the participants:
- the safe handling and proper storage of Firearms.
- the necessary qualifications to obtain their hunter number.
- the ability to obtain a hunting license.
- Wilderness first aid skills
- Map/GPS orienteering skills
- Basic canoeing skills
- Wilderness survival skills
We deliver a complete program that will give our students the basic skills necessary to survive in the woods as well as on the water. We strive to teach the kids to be better stewards of the environment as well as being responsible, knowledgeable outdoorsmen and women.
Cost is $450 for Members, $500 for non-Members. There is a $50 Early Bird Discount for those paid by Jan 31, 2018.
Please complete the registration form and submit it as soon as possible.
Each course is taught by qualified people.
Speed Steel is for all ages and abilities. Done in a relaxed competitive atmosphere.
The shoots are on the 4th Sunday of the month except for October when we have the grand finale Airplane Creek Shoot.
We have 5 stages each stage having 5 targets, you shoot each stage 5 times.
Each time you shoot you are timed the times are added together then averaged to give a score.
The targets are set between 10 M and 20 M and are 10-inche or 12-inch discs.
We hold two shoots on the day AM shoot with sign up at 0830 and PM shoot with sign up at 1230.
You can shoot either AM or PM or make a day of it and shoot both.
Cost is $20 per session or $30 for all day (what a deal!)
You should probably bring 250 rounds per session, you should take some home.
You may shoot pistol, revolver, 22 rifles or pistol calibre carbine.
You should have at least three magazines (6 is ideal).
If you wish you can shoot the same firearm twice or a different firearm in the AM and PM.
You may not shoot any rifle calibre firearms, heavy magnums, steel jacketed or steel core or wildcat ammunition. If you are unsure contact me.
Eye protection and hearing protection are mandatory.
All shooting starts from the low ready at a bench.
IDPA – International Defensive Pistol Association
Practice Nights: Wednesday 6-9 PM (outdoors in summers, indoors the rest of the year).
CFGPA Meeting Nights: 6-7:15PM
Match Days: 1st Sunday of month Feb-Nov or 2nd Sunday of month if 1st Sunday is a long weekend
IDPA is an international self-defense style shooting sport using practical equipment in realistic scenarios. The use of cover, shooting while moving, sitting, kneeling and prone are just some of the twists that we incorporate into a match, but the priority is always safety for you and the other competitors. Scenarios can involve one handed shooting, strong and support hands, shooting from retention, targets that twist, swing and disappear are all possibilities in our matches. You just never know what the match directors will dream up to work on your self-defense style shooting skills.
Our equipment requirements are simple, a practical hand gun 9mm-45 semi-auto or revolver, a holster, ammunition loaders (magazines or speedloaders), a belt to hold them, ammunition, eye and ear protection, and of course a concealment garment that covers the holster. It is a good idea to have a hat but not a requirement. But don’t wait until you have everything, come on out and have some fun on either a practice or match day and we will gladly show you what to do and have you participating that day, give it a try, our safety officers will walk you through the stages and coach you throughout the match.
Our sport is open to everyone 12 years of age and older, and other than the equipment, basic firearm safety is all that is required to participate. You only compete in your own division based on skill and type of firearm, no need to be a sharpshooter, so get your gear and come on out and practice with others who enjoy the fun and camaraderie in the sport of IDPA.