This past 28 February was a great ATS day overall and the weather was perfect even though rain was in the forecast!

Four people for the advance morning shoot and four people for the afternoon general practice.

Started morning with a”bluegun” training practicing “breaking contact”, aussi peel and the advancing under the fire and retreat using cover, all that going live at 10AM.

The afternoon practice consisted of accuracy and weapons operation using turns, engaging targets on the move and two-men box drills.

Upcoming 2021 training dates, instructed by Veritac:

  • SFTP1 March 6 and 7
  • SFTP2 May 1 and 2nd
  • SFTP3 July 24 and 25th
  • DSTO September 25 and 26th

This training is a “go”, as the cadre is officially recognized as providing occupational training, by Veteran Affairs Canada, and because of the focus of the curriculum, the courses fall under “Section C, subsection f. page 10, of the latest Provincial Health Order: Events – Occupational Training which cannot be provided virtually.”

As the courses are intended for occupational training and professional development, (note that there is no stipulation on attendees being employees, or professionals in that specific sector), per the latest changes on 5 Feb, the training is within the parameters of approved gatherings.

Note that participation in the SFTP2 plus level courses requires the preceding level, as a course requirement. This is a graduated learning process, structured to take shooters to an advanced level of skill.

The tentative date for the Shivworks Edged Weapons Overview course is still TBC, depending on the international travel restrictions dictated by our Ottawa Masters.

The March ATS practice date is Sunday, 28 March 2021.

Based on the AFG’s BoD’s interpretation of the latest provincial guidance for dealing with the COVID-19, participation will be limited to 4 individuals, for both the AM and PM sessions.

This is based on a first come, first reserved, RSVP response to this email.

The morning is the advanced shoot only,of those qualified to run blue gun drills (Veritac alumni of the SFTP-3 or DSTO course, or other preapproved equivalent training), 0830- 1000hrs, followed by 2 hours of live fire advanced drills, wrapping up at 1200 hrs. The regular ATS day will run post 1200 hrs, duration TBD, based on number and skill level of participants, or continue the advanced drills, if the appropriate number of individuals respond.

Range 3, $20 drop in fee.

Practice will revolve around non prohib carbines/semi auto rifles and handguns, for the primary, as well as shotguns; Igor will adjust the practice profile accordingly. 300 to 500 rounds per platform; birdshot for the shotguns.


Claude Murdoch and Igor Radvan

ATS Directors