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At Bartons Back Alley Range, we have everything you need and nothing you don’t! Join today!

Personal Firearms Training

Bartons Back Alley Range offers progressive hands on training and PAL and RPAL courses.

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Phase Line Green Tactical

Bartons Back Alley Range are Accredited Civilian Instructors through Phase Line Green Tactical.

Bartons Big Country

Just bought a firearm and want to take it for a spin? Just pop across the back alley! Plus, Elite Members receive 5% off ALL PURCHASES at Bartons.

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COURSES & PROGRAMS

L1 Holster Certification

BBAR’s Holster Certification Program is a requirement for anyone who wishes to use a holster in our range. This program is also a prerequisite for any of the practical firearms training we offer.

*Holster certifications provided by other ranges/organizations are not recognized.

L2 Diagnostic Marksmanship

This program covers Marksmanship Fundamentals, teaching shooters how to recognize, diagnose, and correct their own techniques and habits. When complete, shooters will be able to make their shots, not just noise!

Requirements: L1 - Holster Certification - Completion

L3 Practical Pistol

This program teaches users safe, practical, and proficient methods of managing common firearm malfunctions. Among other topics, shooters will learn proper reloading techniques, how to clear common malfunctions, or when to identify when a firearm needs to be removed from service for corrective action.

Requirements: L2 - Diagnostic Pistol Marksmanship - Completion

Pistol Calibre Carbine 1

This 3-hour class provides instruction on how to safely operate semi-auto 22lr, 9mm, 40sw, 10mm, and 45ACP rifles. Sling use and setup, optics, marksmanship and efficient reloading techniques are some of the key topics covered.

Skills and DrillS Nights

Need to refine some of those shooting skills? Our amazing instructors will be hosting regular Skills and Drills Nights just for BBAR members. Members with full range access will be able to attend free of charge, but Club Members ($100 rate) will still be required to pay the discounted drop-in fee. No registration required!

April 5th and 20th, 7:00PM

Requirements: L1 - Holster Certification - Completion

PAL and RPAL Courses

First-Time licence applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course before applying for a Possession & Acquisition Licence. After the in-class instruction, you will do a written and practical test.

Non-Restriced Carbine 1

This program teaches users how to safely and efficiently set up and operate their non-restricted carbine rifle. Students will also gain a deep understanding of optics, reticles, and POA versus POI at various distances. Among many other proficiencies, this program will show how to set up and operate slings, keep your carbine topped up, and basic-to-intermediate movement when time matters.

This program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A COURSE TEASER

Non-Restricted Carbine 2

This program continues with advanced techniques for non-restricted carbines, with a focus on movement, multiple target engagement, teamwork, barricades, and scenario-based learning.

This program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB.

Requirements: Non-Restricted Carbine 1 - Completion

Pump Shotgun 1

This one-day course will cover the fundamental skills required to be a bad-ass with your Grand-Daddies boom-stick. Topics covered include chokes and patterns, slug changeovers, stage loading, positional shooting and more.

This program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB.

Intro to Kestrel

This program offers a step by step, hands on tutorial on the basic functions of Kestrel wind meters with Applied Ballistics. Students will learn the fundamental theory of most functions, successfully set up complete gun profile, and confirm their profile data on random targetry to 500m.

Full program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB, but theory-only courses may be taught at Bartons Big Country.

VEHICLE CQB

This program focuses on the unique environment presented by operating in and around vehicles in defensive situations. Topics covered include cover/concealment considerations, working angles, ballistic effects of materials, shooting from unconventional positions.

This program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB.

Requirements: Non-Restricted Carbine 1 - Completion

CLICK HERE TO SEE A COURSE TEASER

Practical Bolt Action Rifle

This one-day course will assist in familiarizing the shooter with the operation and capabilities of their chosen bolt action rifle platform.

The course will consist of target engagement from 5m out to 300m, use of rifle slings (both for carry and for stability), optics selection, use of four general positions (standing, kneeling, sitting, prone), the employment of the snapshot and the use of improvised supports

This program is taught at our ECHO Outdoor Range in Woking, AB.

Low Light Pistol

This program introduces basic techniques for operating in low or no light conditions using handheld flashlights and weapon mounted lights.

Requirements: L1 Holster Certification Completion

COURSE DATES

JUNE

June 15 - Non-Restricted Carbine 1

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

June 16 - Non-Restricted Carbine 2

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

**Completion of Non-Restricted Carbine 1 Required.

JUNE 22 - PAL Course

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Bartons Big Country

9927 - 116th Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

JUNE 23 - RPAL Course

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Bartons Big Country

9927 - 116th Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

June 23 - Practical Bolt Action Rifle

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

JULY

July 6 - Pump Shotgun 1

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

JULY 7 - PAL Course

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Bartons Big Country

9927 - 116th Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

AUGUST

AUG 10 - NON-RESTRICTED CARBINE 1

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

AUG 11 - NON-RESTRICTED CARBINE 2

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

**Completion of Non-Resticted Carbine 1 Required.

AUG 21 - VEHICLE CQB W/ PHASE LINE GREEN TACTICAL

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

ECHO Outdoor Range

Woking, AB

*Location to be provided upon registration.

**Completion of Non-Resticted Carbine 1 or Recognized Equivelant Required.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A COURSE TEASER

AUG 22 - LOW LIGHT PISTOL W/ PHASE LINE GREEN TACTICAL

7:00am - 2:00pm

 

Bartons Back Alley Range

9916 - 115th Ave

Grande Prairie, AB

*BBAR L1 Holster Certification Required

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

"I recently completed three levels of pistol training offered at Bartons Back Alley Range in Grande Prairie, Alberta.  The experience was excellent… Sometimes indoor have facilities suffer from poor lighting and inadequate ventilation.  In contrast, Bartons Back Alley Range is new, brightly lit and with aggressive ventilation.  A training session at Bartons Back Alley Range is fun and offers a lot of value.  I highly recommend enrolling for a session.  The training sessions will benefit beginning to advanced shooters."

-Dave H.

"I went to Bartons Back Alley Range with no shooting experience, and expected to feel intimidated and out of my league, but my experience was far from it! The staff was welcoming and made me feel at ease, they answered all my questions, and helped me every step of the way. The staff is very safety oriented and gave great tips and technique to help me feel confident and comfortable and really enjoy the experience. I had a great time, and will definitely be back! This would make a great date night, or put a great spin on a girls night!"

-Kathleen G.

“I have attended the L1-L3 pistol series at Barton’s Back Alley Range and found it to be a great value for the cost. As a former law-enforcement officer and competitive shooter, I have attended multiple private and government training sessions over the past 25 years. They typically run long and involve multiple repetitions of drills... however these sessions struck a good balance of theory and “trigger time” application, distilling the best proven, factual information and skill-building exercises of marksmanship and firearms handing to allow you to increase your “round count” on your time and schedule with excellent take-away drills. The instructors provided concise, accurate individual feedback in a humble, learning-focused environment that allowed attendees to leverage learning from each other’s experiences. Everyone in my sessions learned something and improved regardless of their original skill level. The group sizes are small which increased individual attention/instruction, and the facilities are excellent both in function and appearance. I’m thrilled to have a training resource and facility like this here in Grande Prairie, and look forward to future courses!”

-Arlen H.

BBAR

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RANGE H0urs

Open 7 DAYS A WEEK
Sunday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

LOCATION

9916 – 115th Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1X3

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