Silvercore offers industry leading live firearms training courses in a variety of platforms. We have courses ranging from basic marksmanship training in a variety of platforms such as handgun, shotgun, carbine, and rifle to more advanced tactical and defensive based shooting courses, including Shotgun Bear Defense and Federal Use of Force for Authorizations to Carry (ATC for armed guards).
Our handgun training program starts with basics – Handgun 1 introduces principles of marksmanship, safe shooting practices and getting students comfortable and proficient with accuracy. From there Handgun 2 evolves students into holster work, adding the physical skills of moving and shooting, using flashlights in conjunction with handguns for altered lighting conditions, the use of cover and concealment, shooting at moving targets and several industry standard drills to pressure test efficient handling skills. Handgun 3 takes training to the next level by introducing concealed carry options, practicing defensive shooting drills from concealment, CQB (close quarter battle), shooting from unusual positions such as seated, prone and supine, dealing with malfunctions as a wounded shooter, room clearing and other tactical handgun skill-sets.
Our Shotgun program includes basic handling and manipulations for recreational or defensive applications as well as situation shotgun skills depending on need. Shotgun 1 includes skills such as advancing and retreating while shooting, shooting from cover, dealing with multiple targets, shooting from disadvantaged positions and off-hand or wounded shooter skills. We also shoot a police shotgun course of fire and have several class competitions to add some performance stress as a skills test.
Our Bear defence course falls under the umbrella of our Shotgun program as the shotgun has been determined to be the ideal platform as a defensive system for large predatory animals. The course content and skill-set is altered to reflect the nature of dealing with bears and the contextual environment around them. Our bear defence course is designed in 2 formats; a 3 or 2-day format for industry professionals working in the fields of forestry, geology and mining among others and a public course for back-country explorers, hobbyists and self-employed
Silvercore is also proud to offer an AR style carbine course that introduces students to fundamentals of tactical carbines. The course consists of the skills needed to efficiently and effectively run a carbine or rifle. Sling options and deployment, zeroing and manipulations, efficient reloading techniques and malfunction clearances are all included in this program. Attention to unusual shooting positions, off-hand shooting, movement, and shooting from cover are also introduced and practiced extensively.
In addition, Silvercore provides self defence training in the areas of unarmed combatives, knife defense and defence against improvised weapons as well as firearms for those wanting to develop a defensive mindset and become well rounded and proficient in all areas of keeping themselves and their loved ones safe.
Please check our website http://www.silvercore.ca for more details and to sign up for courses.