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ATS is open to EVERYONE.
The sport of Tactical rifle and pistol shooting is quite simply the use of practical equipment and your surroundings, including proper cover and concealment to solve simulated scenarios. Shooters involved in ATS are encouraged to use practical rifles, handguns, holsters and gear.

ATS will help participants in the sport of tactical shooting develop safer habits and improve the skills necessary to handle firearms. We practice a variety of drills that will allow you to shoot under a variety of scenarios. You will learn to use timing and command decision-making in the most dynamic ways possible. Anyone is welcome to suggest something they would like to try and the organizers will do their best to work it into the program.

It is important to note that ATS is organized by volunteers with a desire to improve their gun handling, and provide a place and time to build confidence in those skills. There are no timers, scores or trophies, only a positive group dynamic, a forum to discuss and critique points amongst other members of the group and most importantly HAVE SOME FUN.

ATS generally tries to operate on an RSVP system. If you are interested in coming out and participating please contact us prior so that we can run through some of the requirements and discuss the training for that evening. If you are a member of AFGC and are an experienced rifle or pistol shooter feel free to swing by and check out the training. The range is open for observation to ALL AFGC members during ATS meetings. If you are not a member of AFGC and are interested in coming out and observing please contact Claude Murdoch prior to the ATS meeting.


Holster or Sling.


Ear protection
Eye protection
Sturdy shoes


Knee pads
Elbow pads

Chairman: Claude Murdoch
Email: ats@afgc.ca

May ATS Report

"If it ain't raining, it ain't training..."   ATS byline... Luckily enough, we had a bit of everything on the 25th, with some light rain and even some sun showing up in the afternoon! Four shooters on the line, running a combined practice day, with some basic drills, positionals and shooting on the move. All [...]

By |2021-05-13T20:46:45-07:00May 13th, 2021|A.T.S.|Comments Off on May ATS Report

ATS Report April 2021

A true ATS Day today with rainfall and wind blowing wind all directions! We combined Sunday’s practice with AM and PM starting at the same time. Five people showed up for the practice from 9AM to 1PM. Due to the mixed crowd, the group practiced basics, from positional shooting, to turns, to shooting on the move. [...]

By |2021-04-01T08:32:55-07:00April 1st, 2021|A.T.S.|Comments Off on ATS Report April 2021

ATS Update March 2021

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 [...]

By |2021-03-05T08:02:17-08:00March 5th, 2021|A.T.S.|Comments Off on ATS Update March 2021

ATS Update Feb 2021

January 24th wasn't exactly a busy ATS day. Three shooters for the AM advanced drills practiced shooting on the move while advancing-retreating and covering the team. Two for the PM regular ATS portion. Practiced positional shooting with pistol and the shotgun literally until we ran out of ammo. A note for the future ATS, if you [...]

By |2021-02-08T18:45:32-08:00February 3rd, 2021|A.T.S.|1 Comment

ATS Report January 2021

While the December 27th ATS was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, a number of advanced ATS members were able to meet unofficially, for a two hour, socially distanced and masked, AM shoot, utilising the 6 active bays on Range 3. The pandemic guidelines certainly reinforce the ‘maintain your tactical spacing’ when executing [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:33:53-08:00January 5th, 2021|A.T.S.|2 Comments

ATS Update December 2020

In lue of a postponed EWO course, ATS offered an abbreviated pistol only shoot on November 7th using Range 1. Great turn-out, 8 advanced shooters practicing accuracy, shooting on the move, behind cover and advance/retreat using Aussie Peel. November 23rd DSTO Veratec course. 10 shooters on the line mostly returning from SFTP3 also hosted by ATS. Great [...]

By |2020-12-02T08:57:59-08:00December 2nd, 2020|A.T.S.|Comments Off on ATS Update December 2020

ATS Update, November 2020

Although officially ATS was cancelled for the month of October, we had a blast hosting Veritac's SFTP3! Great weekend overall. 12 shooters on the line with probably half the team from ATS personnel. Due to the attandies' level, Abbotsford was able to add a vehicle to the training on Sunday afternoon (Not bragging but the same [...]

By |2020-11-04T13:11:48-08:00November 4th, 2020|A.T.S.|Comments Off on ATS Update, November 2020

ATS Report October 2020

Please find below the September ATS report- a huge shout out to Igor, for an exceptional day of training, given his bum knee, and all.. 4 shooters joined our Advanced morning shoot. Practice started with Bluegun training at 8:30 and ran until 10AM. We went life at 10AM and practiced 2, 3 and 4 men retreat and OZZY Peel [...]

By |2020-09-30T08:17:00-07:00September 30th, 2020|A.T.S.|Comments Off on ATS Report October 2020

AFG-ATS Reminder, for 27 Sept 20

This weekends shoot is on. 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 [...]

By |2020-09-23T16:52:15-07:00September 23rd, 2020|A.T.S.|Comments Off on AFG-ATS Reminder, for 27 Sept 20

ATS Report September 2020

August 23rd ATS: 6 shooters participated in the morning Advanced Shoot. Started at 8:30 to 10AM with bluegun training going live at 10AM. Practiced straight retreat with long guns and transitioned to peel left and right. Finished around noon practicing Left and Right movement from cover to cover. I believe 3 more shooters joined [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:57:38-07:00September 4th, 2020|A.T.S.|2 Comments

ATS Reminder for Sunday, 23 August

This weekends shoot is on, provided I receive enough RSVP’s. This shoot would be a morning 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 [...]

By |2020-08-21T22:18:29-07:00August 21st, 2020|A.T.S.|2 Comments
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