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OSA's home range is MilCun Training Center (MilCun Marksmanship Complex)

MilCun Training Center (MilCun Marksmanship Complex), located near Minden Ontario Canada, is a private range complex offering full range services. OSA and OSA members benefit from a very supportive arrangement with MilCun, where ranges are provided at little or no charge and range services are provided on a volunteer basis.

This is the cabin, which is the primary gathering point for OSA events, and which also provides classroom space and a lunchroom.

At right, is Maple Tree Range (MTR), the 100-meter range with mounds at 100, 75 and 50 meters, and a flat apron from 25 meters forward. MTR now has a permanent overhead cover on the 100-meter mound. MTR also has a moving target system.

This is Hill Top Range (HTR) our 600-meter range, shown here with Keith firing from the 300-meter mound. HTR has a military-style butts with five target lifters. There are firing mounds at 150, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 meters, with parking behind each mound.


Shown at right, this is Ridge Range (RR) our 1000-meter range. This picture is taken from about 950 meters, and you can just see the 6-foot white board we used as a target for our rangefinder. When complete, Ridge Range will have mounds at 1000, 900, 800 and 700 meters and a military-style butts... although those electronic target systems are starting to get price-competitive...



At right, this is Jack's beautiful Volvo high-hoe scraping the site for our new home. The home was built in early 2010 and we've been living in our "home on the range" since the summer of 2010.



OSA runs matches at CF ranges in Ontario

OSA, in support of our Canadian Forces, ran Service Conditions matches at CF ranges for several years when the ORA was unable to do so. The ORA is now running the CFSAC version of service rifle matches and we are working with the ORA to develop a reciprocal membership arrangement so that OSA members can compete in these matches without having to join the ORA. OSA continues to support the DCRA (NSCC) matches and runs NSCC-style pistol, service and sniper/precision matches at the MilCun Training Center.

OSA members participate in and run the national service conditions matches at Connaught, and for several years OSA members were contracted to run the Canadian Forces Small Arms Competition (CFSAC) and the Canadian Forces Sniper Competition (CFSC).

OSA is also available to host service conditions matches at other CF ranges. The picture at right shows OSA members training the CFCST (Canadian Forces Combat Shooting Team) at CFB Petawawa.


Drive times to ranges


MilCun Training Center (MilCun Marksmanship Complex) is located south of Minden Ontario, about 1 hour from Orillia, Bancroft or Peterborough and about 2 hours from Toronto, Borden or Belleville.

Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Facility is located in Kanata Ontario, minutes from Ottawa, about 1 hour from Renfrew or from Highway 401 (at Hwy 416) and about 2 hours from Kingston or Denbigh.


Have expertise, will travel...

OSA, in support of operational shooting everywhere, will run training and matches at your range or club. In 2008 and 2009, members ran clinics and courses for various CF teams. In 2010, 2011 and 2013, OSA partnered with NCRRA to run a Wind-Reading Course at Connaught Ranges. In 2013, we provided training and range operations at Connaught and Bermuda (tough job, but someone's got to do it!). In 2016, we'll be offering our third training clinic at our affiliate club in Port Elgin (OSA members welcome).



OSA Website 2016 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 Institute (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.