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2017 OSA Events - Schedule (12 July 2017 version)

We are continuing to use the EventBrite online registration system for OSA events. The events are listed as "private" on Eventbrite, so you can't search for them. The links are published through our OSA Update emails and on the OSA Facebook page. They are also listed on the Schedule.

If you're new to OSA, make sure you email us for a copy of the OSA event Joining Instructions before you come. 

For MilCun courses and other events, email the registrar (as noted on the Schedule).

All participants at OSA events must have "liability insurance for all shooting activities" which is a benefit of membership in organizations such as the CFI, CSSA, NFA, OFAH, etc.



OSA focuses on three types of firearms:

  • Pistol (duty, service, operational),
  • Tactical/service rifle/carbine, and
  • Sniper/precision rifle.

For practices and clinics, the participants may use any equipment that they would like that's legal for the range. For competitions, in general terms, the equipment is required to be operationally oriented, either the kind of thing that is currently used by military or law enforcement, or that could reasonably be used by them. Anyone who wants to shoot a match with other equipment is welcome to shoot for honors only.

OSA Events - Descriptions

2017 Winter Events - January to March

OSA Snowshoe & Shoots - We meet at the driveway parking area at the MilCun Training Center and snowshoe in to the ranges. You must be fit enough and properly dressed to enjoy about 7 kms of cross-country snowshoeing. You will need to carry your firearm and ammo, as well as all personal kit (such as lunch and water) for the day.

Ajax Rod & Gun Club - Get the jump on spring... INDOORS at the Ajax Rod & Gun Club... OSA members are invited to participate at a pistol scenario-style matches.

2017 Spring Events - April to June

OSA Spring Events include the AR Clinic, Pistol Clinic, Holster Course, Long-Range Clinic, NEW Scenario Clinic, and NEW Spotter Clinic, as well as Long-Range Rifle Practices, NEW Tactical/Service Rifle Practices, and Pistol Practices.

MilCun Training Center is very busy in the spring with police courses and police agency custom courses and range rentals, but we managed to squeeze in one civilian course, the MilCun Enhanced Pistol Course 26-27 June 2017. For details, www.milcun.com.

Brake Tactical Training Solutions is also offering at the MilCun Training Center several one- and two-day courses in shotgun, pistol and tactical rifle. For details, see www.tacticaltrainingsolutions.ca

Keith teaching a course in the OSA clubhouse Women's Day at the Range 2012

2017 Summer Events - July and August

OSA Summer Events include Long-Range Rifle Practices, Service Rifle Practices, Pistol Practices, a Scenario Rehearsal and a Scenario Match.

At the request of our members who are planning to compete at NSCC, we've moved our Service Rifle Championship to mid-August. And the Precision/Sniper match is also in August, ahead of NSCC.

A favorite OSA event, the Canadian 3-Gun Championship (C3GC) is scheduled for Wednesday 02 August 2017. This is open to police, military, armed security, and emergency services personnel.

The NSCC matches (pistol, service rifle and sniper/precision rifle) are currently planned to start 25 August 2017... but confirm this with the DCRA before you make your plans because we no longer control that schedule. You can enter any or all events. For details, watch the DCRA website www.dcra.ca.

MilCun Training Center is holding one of our most popular courses again in July... the Enhanced (Long-Range) Rifle Skills course. In August, we run the Precision/Sniper Competition course, which develops your skills for the NSCC/ORA Precision/Sniper matches. For details, www.milcun.com.

   NSCC Sniper (precision) match at Connaught
   NSCC Pistol Matches 2010
NSCC Sniper (Precision) Matches 2010 

2017 Autumn Events - September to November

OSA Autumn Events include the Tories on Targets (a fundraiser for our local MP), Lights & Lasers, Service Rifle Practices, Pistol Practices, and Long-Range Rifle Practices.

Women's Day has been given a prime date for good weather: Saturday 23 September 2017.

At the end of September, we have our Pistol Championship and at the end of October we have the Long-Range Challenge.

The Argyll Cup (12 October 2017) has become one of the most respected challenges in the police/military sniper world and it is our OSA volunteers (and the "friends of OSA" volunteers) who make it what it is. Once you've been here, you'll know we really mean it when we say, "We can only do it because of you."

Precision Optics Academy has planned one of their very well-received optics courses 13-15 October 2017.

MilCun Training Center is also running a new police/military course this autumn... the  Master Instructor Course. For details, www.milcun.com.

Police sniper in position for the Argyll Cup  Hunter Marksmanship Course 2010 

Match Descriptions - Downloadable pdfs

Pistol Match Descriptions

OSA Operational Pistol Matches updated 24 July 2016 pdf (787 kb)

OSA Steel Challenge Match pdf (68kb) OSA Steel Challenge Layouts (82kb)

Tactical Rifle Match Descriptions

OSA Operational Tactical Rifle Matches pdf (172 kb)


OSA Rifle Match Descriptions

2017 Long-Range Rifle Challenge

2017 Long-Range Rifle Challenge Rules & Match Descriptions pdf (450 kb)

2017 Long-Range Rifle Challenge Target Replicas pdf (450 kb)

Operational Sniper/Precision Rifle Matches

Operational Sniper/Precision Rifle Matches pdf (109 kb) Note that the OSA Operational Sniper/Precision matches are different from the NSCC matches... for NSCC matches see the NSSC Course of Fire Booklet.

Operational F-Class Matches

OSA Operational F-Class Matches pdf (93 kb)

OSA Hunter's Match

OSA Hunter's Match pdf (84 kb)

NSCC Match Descriptions

NSCC 2017 Rulebook  will be posted on the DCRA website www.dcra.ca

NSCC 2014 Course of Fire Booklet - pdf (838 kb) 


OSA Website 2017 OSA and MilCun Training Center (MilCun Marksmanship Complex)

The Operational Shooting Association Inc. (OSA) is incorporated as a not-for-profit under the laws of Ontario Canada and is affiliated with the Canadian Firearms Institutue (CFI) and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA). MilCun (MilCun Training Center and MilCun Marksmanship Complex) is a licensed firearms business, offering range services, training, publications, consulting and gunsmithing to recreational and professional marksmen.