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Instructor:    Mike Glas - Certified CFSC/CRFSC Master Instructor


These classes are normally taught with two instructors:

2nd Instructor:   Stavros Nicolinas - Certified CFSC/CRFSC Instructor

Course Location:

Vancouver Gun Club       (also known as VGC")

7340 Sidaway Rd

Richmond, BC   V6W 1B8

VGC is offering the Non-Restricted and Restricted courses on an average of two weekends per month.

If the classes below do not say "FULL" - space is available.

Have you been out of school a long time and apprehensive about exams? Our presentation has over 300 power point slides. Adults and students who English is their second language do consistently well on the exams. We're geared towards teaching everyone including adults who are many, many years out of school. 

Gift Certificates for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas and any other reasons you can think of are offered.

If you have any further questions after reviewing the information below please call:

Stavros cell: 604-351-3111 - If no answer, please leave a message for a call back (We're adamant about not talking on the phone while driving).



Saturday  Sept 21  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Sept 22  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 5  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Oct 6  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 19 - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Oct 20  - Restricted 

Saturday  Nov 2  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Nov 3   - Restricted 

Saturday  Nov 16  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Nov 17   - Restricted

Saturday  Nov 30  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Dec 1    - Restricted 

Saturday  Dec 14  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Dec 15   - Restricted 


Saturday  Jan 4    - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Jan 5    - Restricted 

Saturday  Jan 18   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Jan 19   - Restricted

Saturday  Feb  1   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Feb  2   - Restricted 

Saturday  Feb 15  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Feb 16  - Restricted 

Saturday  Feb 29   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Mar 30   - Restricted 

Saturday  Mar 14   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Mar 15  - Restricted 

Saturday  Apr 11  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Apr 12  - Restricted 

Saturday  Apr 25   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Apr 26   - Restricted 

Saturday  May  9   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    May 10  - Restricted 

Saturday  May 23  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    May 24 - Restricted 

Saturday  June 6  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    June 7   - Restricted 

Saturday  Jun 20   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Jun 21   - Restricted 

Saturday  July 11   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    July 12  - Restricted 

Saturday  July 25  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    July 26 - Restricted 

Saturday  Aug 8   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Aug 9    - Restricted 

Saturday  Aug 22   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Aug 23  - Restricted 

Saturday  Sep 12  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Sep 13 - Restricted 

Saturday  Sep 26  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Sep 27  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 10  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Oct 11  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 24   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Oct 25   - Restricted 

Saturday  Nov 7   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Nov 8  - Restricted 

Saturday  Nov 21  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Nov 22  - Restricted 

Saturday  Dec 5    - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Dec 6    - Restricted


Note: You can take the non-restricted and not the restricted however if you wish to take the Restricted, you must also take the non-restricted. Because: if you have a restricted PAL, you can also acquire non-restricted firearms.

The approximate course hours are:

Saturday:  8:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm 
Sunday:    8:00 am to approximately 2:30 pm

COST - Regular Price:

Non-Restricted $170.00

Restricted:  $70.00 

Combined:  $240.00

- If you already have a non-restricted (NR) PAL and the NR course was taken from another instructor the

  price for Restricted: $80.00


                                     "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE" pricing.

Note: proof of service will be requested

Family Special:

For Spouse or children under 21 still living at home and in school and taking the course with you.

Non-Restricted: $120.00 (Family Special)

Restricted: $50.00 (Family Special)

Please note that minors (Age 12 to 17) can only apply for the Non-Restricted Course and requires parental consent given to the instructor prior to class.  The minor can apply for a Possession License Under the Firearms Act (Minor) upon successful completion of the Non-Restricted Course.

This course is a requirement to apply for a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). Keep in mind that there are other requirements to obtain a PAL and criminal history or mental illness may prevent you from obtaining one.

You will not receive a PAL at the end of this course but the successful completion of this course allows you to apply for one.

PAL's are issued by the RCMP Firearms Program and the current processing time to obtain one are approximately 6-8 weeks.



 Email your course date(s) request to Mike Glas:  

efirearm@shaw.ca with the following information:

- First/last name for yourself and anyone else you are registering

- Contact phone number

- What courses you want ie: non-restricted only or both

- What course dates you want (if the class is full, the website will be marked full)

- A reply with course signup confirmation and detail narrative with all the information required for the training weekend will be sent to you: start time, how to pay, lunch, link to download the manual (free) etc, etc.



From Vanessa - (August/2019): "I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you and Joe for two great days of training

I attended with high anxiety, much curiosity, little knowledge, and even less confidence.  You and Joe provided a safe learning environment, clear and concise information, so much constructive feedback, patience, and encouragement.  The points and examples in your presentations were so well organized and easy to follow, highlighting the key facts interspersed with some humour, making the course more engaging, which ultimately helped to set us up for success during the tests and practical exams.  More than anything, your shared passion and years of experience helped to give a personal touch to such a professional course, making me feel competent and capable handling firearms during practice, and in the future.  

Thank you so much, and I look forward to seeing you again at the range someday.  

From Sean - (July/2019) "As a school teacher myself, I was very impressed with the content and presentation of this course. Using a PowerPoint to provide accompanying visuals made the instruction very clear and easy to understand. There was plenty of time to practice under the instructor’s supervision before the test, and I left the course feeling confident and ready to begin using firearms.  I would definitely recommend this course to others looking to become acquainted with firearms."

From Barb - (April/2019): Mike, I would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into presenting this course.  I was nervous about taking it and you made me feel at ease.  As a retired teacher, I was very impressed with your delivery of the large amount of material.  You were professional, presenting the information and stressing the important points.  I particularly appreciated all the visual material, videos (especially the humor) and hands on examples of your presentation.  As well, you reviewed as we went along and that made it easier to remember information for the written test.  

For me, doing is very important and having the opportunity to handle the firearms beforehand was important.  I feel confident that as I have more opportunity with experienced marksmen to practice handling firearms I can become more competent and confident.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity for such a good start.

From Nolen - (July/2018): My friends and I would really like to thank the Vancouver Gun Club for such a well put together course with two very intelligent and friendly guys running the show. You guys made getting our PALS so much easier than we thought. If I could give you guys more than a 5 star rating, I would. It was the best way to spend a Saturday! Super well taught and very interesting for a good base of not just gun safety but the knowledge that comes with the instructor’s experience.

From Lane - (April/2018): To Mike & Stavros: I really enjoyed your presentation, it was incredibly easy to follow, thnx for doing such a great job, top notch. I was thinking it was going to be really challenging but I found your method really helpful and encouraging, it could have even been a little harder and I still would have enjoyed it. Again thnx so much.   

From Matt - (March 25/2018) Hi Mike, I just wanted to say thank you again to you and Stavros for leading a great safety class for us this weekend. You both made it very easy to learn and take away the important points while still making it fun and giving us extra information that we can use. Greatly appreciated and I will definatley recommend your course to anyone i know who is interested. 

From Napoleon (Feb/2018) - BTW, i would like to thank both of you and Stavros for a well-delivered course last weekend. It was very informative indeed and I got what i have expected. I also personally like your life experiences during your RCMP days as examples in our topics. That makes the lessons more interesting. Also, your wide collections of guns helped me a lot to understand more and appreciate the firearms, made me respect them some more. I will surely recommend your training center to others.

From Cindy – UBC Alumi (Jan/2018):  I want to take a moment hereby to thank you and Stavros for the amazing firearms lecture yesterday. Before attending I thought the lesson would be a bit dry since the course itself is very theoretical based. Now I know that I was totally wrong. It's definitely one of the most amazing and interesting lectures I've ever attended! As well as for the patience showing us how to operate the guns.  You guys made the lecture so much fun and so fulfilling. I definitely learnt a lot from you.

 From: Leanne (Jan/2018):  I just wanted to personally thank both you and Stavros for a terrific weekend!

Your professionalism, education, attitude, patience and humor made it a wonderful experience.

I have attended many courses where the 'military' mindset made my experiences uneasy and added to my anxiety of failing.  I feel more confident given your teaching.  I am so happy I chose your course to overcome that fear of trying.  I would recommend your course to anyone!

From Dennis (Oct/2017):  Thanks for the two days training courses.  Your teaching is very informative and “Fun”.  I had a good time and learned most of the knowledge that will help me to handle firearms in a safety way.  Again, I appreciate you guys’ great effort in preparing such a good training course.  Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you again in the gun club.

From Vaughn (Jan/2017) - I want to thank you for the Firearms safety course in both non-restricted and restricted weapons. I learned a lot from both days and I wanted to express my gratitude towards you and Stavros. I thoroughly enjoyed both classes and had a great time doing so with all the interesting videos and stories that both of you shared with us. You have a talent for teaching these classes showing enthusiasm for the subjects and also a seriousness which is necessary for handling these weapons in the safest manner.

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