Kelowna & District
Fish and Game Club

Range Hours:
M-F: 9:00 am to Dusk
Weekends: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Pistol Safety Qualification

  • 23 Sep 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Indoor range
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New members must complete the Handgun Safety Qualification prior to unsupervised use of the pistol range.

This qualification assumes you are familiar with the basics of handgun shooting, and will focus on confirming you have the skills to be safe while shooting unsupervised. If you do not have shooting experience, please contact the office regarding taking our 8-hour Handgun Basic Course.

·         2.       Where:

KDFGC Indoor Pistol Range.  If indoor range booked will be relocated to outdoor covered pistol range. 

·         3.       When:

Saturday mornings, 9:30 am to 11:00 am (May extend to 12:00 dependent on number and skills of candidates). Arrive no later than 9:15 as training starts at 9:30 sharp.

·         4.       Cost:

·         $25, paid in advance. No refunds for no-shows.

·         5.       To Register:

·         On the KDFGC website, open the “Events” link. On the events calendar, click on the date you would like to take the training. Click on the “Register” button to enroll in the course. If you are having difficulty, contact the office for assistance at 250-764-7558 or

·         6.       Required Equipment:

Current KDFGC Membership


Modern handgun in safe condition, extra magazines

100 rounds of correct ammunition for handgun (no magnum or steel core rounds)

Quality ear and eye protection

Appropriate clothing and footwear for shooting

Cleaning rod

Paper pistol target (approx.. 12 inches) and stapler

Lawful case and locks for handgun transport

Masking tape for patching targets

·         7.       Objective:

To ensure all members using pistol ranges are fully competent in handgun safety, by demonstrating the following:

·         ·         Muzzle directional control

·         ·         Trigger finger indexing

·         ·         Management of common malfunctions

·         ·         Loading, unloading, and confirming safe

·         ·         Understanding of cease fire, post/check targets, and commence fire commands

·         ·         Understanding the safety line, firing line and target line

·         ·         Engaging a 7-yard target with a minimum standard of live fire accuracy

·         ·         Acting Range Officer duties as required by Section 5(e) of the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations

·         ·         Range arrival and departure requirements

·         8.       Conduct of Qualification:

The required skills are identified on the Safety Qualification form. Each skill will be evaluated and documented as Pass/Fail.

The instructor will review and physically demonstrate the skill, then evaluate the candidate’s ability to perform the skill to the written standard. All scoring will be written on the Safety Qualification Form, along with the instructor’s observations. A final result of PASS or FAIL will be recorded.

The final result and instructor observations will be reviewed with the candidate at the conclusion of the evaluation. Note: Repeated muzzle or trigger finger violations will result in a qualification failure.  Pointing a firearm at the instructor, another candidate, or at oneself will result in an immediate failure.

·         9.       Exemptions to Requirement:

Active duty (or recently retired) armed law enforcement / military / armed guard personnel may be exempt from qualification. Current IPSC, IDPA, PPC trained individuals, or those who have completed KDFGC Handgun Basic, or a similar civilian course may be exempt from qualification.

A review of KDFGC specific range rules, along with acting RSO requirements will still be required. If you believe you qualify for an exemption, please discuss with Admin or the Range Operations Manager.


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