Oct 07

2020 Indoor Marksmanship Program – Calgary

Now with the snow upon us, what better time than to start thinking about heading indoors for some target shooting.  As an extension of the classes held last season, we will again be offering marksmanship training.  Unlike the past season where we spent considerable time in the classroom, the 2020 classes will be of a more hands-on approach with the majority of the time spent on the range conducting live firing.  The intent will be to offer more one on one coaching to small groups.  You simply advise which areas you would like to focus on and we’ll provide individual coaching.
In order to maximize time, there is a prerequisite which is that you must have attended the classes last season.  To be clear, this coaching is NOT intended for brand new/beginner shooters.


Here are the 2020 monthly Saturday dates
January 4th
February 1st
February 29th (That’s right, it’s a leap year)
April 4th

Sep 08

AHA 2019 Memorial Match

To be held at the Calgary Rifle & Pistol Club, Calgary, Alberta

November 23 – 24, 2019

Using Megalink Electronic Scoring, this match features 10m Air Pistol and is open to 10m Air Rifle

This match will include an ISSF Mixed Gender Team Event.

Once over the course, shot in 3 relays.

Lunch will be provided for pre-registered athletes.
(Additional lunches for family members/team members are available at additional cost and upon advance notice.)
Coaches are encouraged to notify the organizers of their attendance.

Registration information, schedule updates, squadding, and results will be available at https://match-planning.com

For complete information and to keep up to date visit Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club


Sep 08

2019 Western Canadian Air Gun Championships

October 25 – 26, 2019 at the Calgary Rifle & Pistol Club, Calgary, Alberta

Annual 10m air rifle and air pistol match.

Megalink electronic scoring.
ISSF Certified Officials

Once over the course with 3 assigned relays, this is a one day event.

Further information (Registration form, confirmation of registration and results) may be found at:

Lunch will be provided for pre-registered competitors on the Saturday.
(Additional lunches for family members/team members are available at additional cost and upon advance notice.)

For complete information and to keep up to date go to Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club

Sep 07

NCCP Instructor Beginner Rifle Coach Training

The Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports supported by the Alberta Smallbore Rifle Association (ASRA)
is hosting the Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) NCCP Instructor Beginner Rifle Coach training. 
WHERE: Lethbridge Fish and Game Association Shooting Sport Facility
WHEN: Friday evening October 4 – Sunday early afternoon October 6.
NOTE: This course is being supported by ASRA and therefore membership is required. Follow this link to download the Membership Form http://absbrifle.ca/?page_id=39
GREAT NEWS: Please note that each coach participant in this IB Course will receive a complimentary SFC Membership if you are not yet a member.

Sep 16

Prone Rifle Shooting Match & Results, St. Paul

Prone Rifle Shooting Match

Not Too Bad Shooting Range, St Paul
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sept 28, 2019

– 50 Meter Unsupported .22cal LR Sporting Rifle and Hunting Rifle Categories
– Shooting Federation of Canada Guidelines
– 2 series of 20 scoring shots, 30 minutes for each series
– Bring: .22lr  Rifle, ammo, mat, glove, spotting scope, protection
$20 entry
Prizes and 50/50
Relay A: 1A 9am, 2A 9:45am, 3A 10:30am, 4A 11:15am,
Relay B: 1B 12:30pm, 2B 1:15pm, 3B 2pm, 4B 2:45pm
To Enter or for more details: Call or Text Russ @ 780-996-9597

Wayne Bailey 349
Jeff Hunter 322
Gordon Smeraka 299
Keiran Huser 289
Amanda Hunter 287
Robert Hunter 252
Russell Whitford 395
Al Harris 364
Sylvia Whitford 338

Dec 19

2019 ASRA Membership – Individual, Family, and Clubs

The benefits of purchasing an ASRA Membership.

  1. Insurance coverage as a volunteer and competitor;
  2. Opportunity to compete in your home province;
  3. Access to NCCP trained coaches;
  4. Youth athletes under the age of 21 have access to ASRA shooting equipment for training and competing;
  5. Financial assistance through AFSS grant programs for athletes, coaches and officials;
  6. Opportunity to be elected onto the Board of Directors;
  7. Receive regular communications via email; and
  8. You are showing your support for your provincial association that represents and promotes the Shooting Federation of Canada and ISSF Olympic style rifle shooting disciplines.

Club members are FREE.

ASRA Annual Membership Form 2019

Dec 19

2019 ASRA Athlete Grants

ASRA Athlete Grant Information (criteria for 2019 link to be posted soon) outlines the process to be followed to qualify for 2019 athlete grants.

Below you will find two Annual Training Plan templates to use as is or customize as desired.
Annual Training Plan template simple
Annual Training Plan template advanced
Deadline to Submit Annual Training Plans: January 27, 2019
Disbursement of Grant: January 2020

Mar 02

WANTED: AFSS Safety Officer Instructors

Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports is looking for Master Range Safety Officer Instructor and Range Safety Officers (RSO) Instructors.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Instructor or a RSO Instructor, submit your resume relevant to the role to afss@abshooters.org 

For more information: AFSS AD Master Range Safety Officer and RSO Instructors

Oct 30

Latest CS4L Summary

Hey shooters:

The latest summary regarding Canadian Sport For Life and Long Term Athlete Development can be found on our downloads website page and also here: CS4L summary

Be sure to visit the CS4L website for much more information: CS4L

Canada Sport for Life is an initiative, started at the national level that is directed towards improving Canadians physical and mental health through life long sport involvement.

What better a life long sport than target shooting!

The structure of the CS4L program is based upon well developed sport opportunities and well laid out sport theory from youth to senior levels. The program DOES NOT FOCUS ON AGE so much as opportunity and maturity. This is most important since physical and mental maturation vary from person to person. The goal is to produce a
physically literate individual well based in sport theory.

The sport structure philosophy identified to carry out the CS4L program is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). The LTAD structure identifies a series of sport benchmarks around which a sport can start to focus and develop sport participation from youth to adulthood. One of the ultimate goals is podium performance.