Disciplines

IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation)
The “Kelowna Practical Shooters” are the IPSC section of the Kelowna Fish & Game Club. IPSC stands for International Practical Shooting Confederation. For more information visit www.ipsc.org. This is a fast paced handgun action shooting sport. It is practiced in over 65 countries around the world.

All members must take a mandatory “black badge” course. This course teaches you handgun safety and the fundamentals of the sport.

Men and women compete against each other in various classes. There are also 3 classes of handgun. Production (out of the box), Standard (some modifications), and Open (anything goes!).

Our scheduled practice is on Thursday evenings, lower IPSC bays, or indoor range in the winter season. Come out and have a look.

Come see what it’s about, bring your own eye and ear protection.

For more information contact Nick or Marcy @ 250-768-4092 or kingauto@uniserve.com.

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Kelowna Precision Pistol League

The Kelowna Precision Pistol League is a one-handed Olympic, International and NRA Conventional Bulls-eye style shooting sports discipline.

We shoot mostly precision (slow fire) with some timed and rapid fire. We shoot .177 caliber (4.5mm) competition pellet air pistols. We shoot mostly .22 caliber live ammo pistols. We also shoot some target load center fire pistols.

KPPL is providing a venue for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) pistol events: 50 m Pistol (Free Pistol); 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol; 25 m Center Fire Pistol; 25 m Standard Pistol; 25 m Pistol (Sport Pistol); and 10 m Air Pistol. KPPL also engages in NRA Conventional Pistol in all calibers (large calibers only outdoors).

We shoot indoors at 20 yards in the basement range of the clubhouse on Monday evenings during the winter months. We shoot air pistols but mostly .22 caliber pistols and target load center fire pistols, mostly .32 S&W long and .38 calibers indoors.

During warmer weather, we shoot outdoors on our 50-metre range – which features covered firing points. Outdoors we shoot mostly .22 caliber pistols and target load center fire pistols. We also engage in some NRA Conventional Pistol (Bulls-eye), with .22 caliber pistols and target load center fire pistols up to .45 caliber.

We welcome new members interested in one-handed “bulls-eye style” target shooting under the ISSF and NRA rules. Coaching is available; so don’t be reluctant to join us even though you may not have tried this style of shooting before.  Some of us shoot for fun or to improve our marksmanship, while others do the same and shoot for competition.

For more information on Precision Pistol Shooting, contact Claudio by email at KPPL@shaw.ca

Small Bore Rifle Club (Junior shooters)

This division of the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club offers shooting classes for both juniors (10 years and up) and adults, using 22-cal. rifles. Emphasis is on gun safety and marksmanship in a program geared mainly toward juniors.

You must be a fish and game club member to participate, then pay a fee of $7 per session. This covers supplies like ammunition and firearms, and safety gear like shooting glasses and earmuffs. There are certified range safety officers present during each session, offering instruction in three shooting positions: competition-style standing, kneeling and prone.

The .22-cal. rifle instruction program is held every second Tuesday night, usually at the indoor range, with junior archery alternating between rifle nights. The program starts Sept.27 and goes to mid-May. Novice shooter sessions run 6:00-7:00 p.m. and the more experienced juniors 7:00pm -8:00pm and adults are in the range 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

We also have a silhouette range which is used by club members, only under the supervision of a range officer. This facility is for .22 rifle shooting only, with metal animal silhouettes engaged at distances of 40 metres to 100 metres.

For more information, contact the club office at 250-764-7558.

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Archery

Archery Can Be Shot Year Round

The Junior Archery Program

The archery program is coordinated by Cal Maier, for more information, please call Cal at 250-317-4769 or email calmaier@shaw.ca

The Junior Archery program accepts kids between the ages 10 and 17 years of age. Junior Archers will shoot every 2nd Tuesday. The Juniors 10 to 12 years old start shooting at 6:30pm to 7:30pm and the kids 13 to 17 start shooting at 7:30pm to 8:30 pm.

We can comfortably accommodate approximately 16 students in each group and conduct group and individual instructions. We also hold several in-house tournaments for the juniors with great success.

The Adult Archery Program

We not only find the kids interested in Archery, lots of adults are also expressing interest.

Adult Archery will start at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and run every Friday.

Please contact Loen Clement at 250-762-3700 or loenc@shaw.ca

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