Events and Schedule
OSA's home range is MilCun Training Center
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
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
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.
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
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
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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.