Fall and Winter Shooting

As anyone shooting in the last week can attest to, autumn is finally with us, and winter will not be far behind. As that daunting prospect looms on the horizon for all but the hardiest of shooters, we would like to remind everyone to check their gear, and think about the weather when they visit […]

Big Game Competition Entries

by Wayne Zaccarelli Blacktail deer antlers from deer taken during the 2022 hunting season within Region 1 (Vancouver Island) will be accepted until February 28th, 2023 for entry in the largest antlers competition. Black bear skull entries from the spring and fall 2022 seasons will also be accepted until the same date for the club […]

Liberals move to ban hunting rifles, shotguns, handguns and Airsoft – A repeated call to action!

by Don Senft, Vice President Operations On November 22 in Ottawa, the committee for National Security and Public Safety, also known as SECU, met at the conclusion of two months of expert and public testimony with regard to Bill C21 in order to review and ratify proposed amendments to the Bill. Shockingly at this meeting, […]

South Island Action Shooters – Club Championship Match

We held our last SIAS Range Safety Course of the year on September 24th. We gained 9 new SIAS members from the class, 3 of whom came out and shot our last Match of the year and can’t wait for Spring when our season resumes. Our final match of the year was held on September […]

Bunkhouse Cowboy Action Match

Bunkhouse, October 2nd, 2022 Cowboy Action Shooting at its best. The stage copy was written by Sgt. Blaney, the action event was administered by Salal Sal. The top guns were Smiley Joe, Montana May, Salal Sal, Newt Reno and Saskatoon Barry. It is interesting to note out of the five top gun finalists two were […]

Members Speak About Handgun Freeze on 980 CKNW

On October 24th our President Doug Bancroft, and skilled IPSC shooter Dawne Deeley, were featured 18 minute segment on CKNW AM-980 Talk Radio Vancouver. They spoke to Mike Smyth about the impact of the federal handgun ban on shooting sports. The link can be found here: https://globalnews.ca/bc/program/the-mike-smyth-show The discussion starts around the 14:40 mark.

Headquarters Shoot Celebrates a Birthday

  In August we celebrated the 30th anniversary of Cowboy Action Shooting in Western Canada. While the 30th competition was last year (the sport originally began in May of 1992), August marked 30 years and 3 months of Headquarters. The event was a vibrant celebration with more participants than either 2020 or 2021. For the […]

Bolt Action Military Match

The BAMM event had slightly fewer entries than usual owing to vacation travellers and medical issues, however, there were participants from the mainland and one from Ontario. A number of attendees wore some great military uniforms from the past. There were also some excellent Partisan outfits. Certificates were awarded for Marksmanship and costuming. Top Gun: […]

A Friendly Reminder – Safe use of the MP Range

by Don Senft, VP Operations With all of the excellent weather this summer has delivered for us, our facilities have seen regular and intense use by our nearly 5,000 members. Throughout the summer, we have hosted a number of Discipline events on both the RP and MP ranges, and when the RP is booked up, […]

South Island Action Shooters Make the News

by Cheryl Henley, South Island Action Shooters On August 13th and 14th, SIAS hosted 2 IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) Level 2 sanctioned Matches at the Multi Purpose Range. We spent the 3 days leading up to the Matches doing Range maintenance, building the Stages and making sure that all the small details were taken […]