350 Scott Street, Unit 205, St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 6T4, Canada

doug@ssft.ca or 289.968.2110 - ON1248

Gun Training for the PAL Course in Niagara - Scheduled & on demand classes

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 doug@ssft.ca or 289.968.2110

Designation: ON1248
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COVID - 19 Update

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Instructors of the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses in Ontario have received instruction that, in order to protect Public Health during the COVID - 19 outbreak, we are not permitted to teach at this time. 


What does that mean for People who have enrolled?

  • You will receive an email from us about 10 days before class starts to let you know if the situation has changed.
  • If class cannot proceed as planned then you will have priority selection for upcoming classes.  If these arrangements don't work for you then we will address on a case by case basis to ensure your needs are met.


What about people who still want to sign up?

  • We will continue to take enrollments  and class date options will be provided when we are able to start back up.  To be added to our wait list email doug@ssft.ca or call 289.968.2110


Note that when classes reopen we will prioritize scheduling people in the following order

  1. Already scheduled classes and people who have signed up and paid their deposit
  2. People who have submitted an enrollment form but not paid the deposit
  3. New Requests


Thanks and keep safe!


Important Information

  

There are two firearms courses you can take

  1. To own or buy most  Rifles and Shotguns you need a licence with Non Restricted privileges. Before applying you need to take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. 
  2. To own or buy Handguns  you need a licence with Restricted privileges. Before applying you need to take the above course plus the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.
  3.  From time to time we are able to arrange for Hunter Ed courses to be taught at our facility. These courses are NOT taught by Smart Shot Firearms Training Instructors. Our facility is used for convenience but the Instructor is independent. 


When you take either course from Smart Shot, you will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off your first firearm purchase. Ask for details.

Our course schedule is...........

 Weekend Classes start times are 6:00 PM Friday & 8:00 AM Saturday for Non Restricted (CFSC) & 8:00 AM Sunday for Restricted (CRFSC)

Note - In any weekend where both classes are being taught, Restricted only enrollments will not be accepted until 10 days before class starts. Restricted only classes are scheduled as required and can be arranged on demand.


  • March 20 - 22 : Non Restricted & Restricted  Postponed due to COVID 19
  • April 17 - 19: Non Restricted & Restricted:   Postponed due to COVID 19
  • May 8 - 10: Non Restricted & Restricted:   Postponed due to COVID 19
  • May 29 - 31: Non Restricted & Restricted: TBD
  • June 12 - 14: Non Restricted & Restricted: TBD
  • June 26- 28: Non Restricted & Restricted:  TBD


Classes can be arranged to suit your schedule for the same price. Call 289.968.2110

about our courses

  • Courses are held in St. Catharines at 350 Scott Street, Unit 205 unless specified otherwise
  • Courses are usually capped at 10 people but never have more than 12 per instructor.
  • Non Restricted is typically between 9 and 10.5 hours instruction time plus exams.
  • Restricted is typically 6.5 hours instruction time plus exams 
  • The manual is available for free download here or a physical copy can be purchased from us
  • From time to time we are able to arrange for Hunter Ed courses to be taught at our facility. These courses are NOT taught by Smart Shot Firearms Training Instructors. Our facility is used for convenience but the Instructor is independent.


Note that Non Restricted must be at least 8 hours instruction time and Restricted must be 6 hours Instruction time as a stand Alone and 4 Hours as a combined class

Price List - pricing subject to taxes

Ready to sign up? It's easy!

 

  1. Call first to confirm availability - 289.968.2110  
  2. Download and complete the form below and email to  doug@ssft.ca.  
  3. To reserve your  spot,  please include a $100 deposit paid by eTransfer or you can pay with a credit card by clicking here. Within two weeks of class the deposit is non-refundable.
  4. If Hunter Ed is listed in the course schedule and you wish to take this course then please indicate this in the notes of the enrollment form.  Hunter Ed is taught by an Instructor who is independent from Smart Shot Firearms Training. 

Contact Us

If  you have questions about our  programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as  soon as possible.

Smart Shot Firearms Training

(289) 968-2110 doug@ssft.ca