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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  (One Kilometer straight South of the Richmond Auto Mall off Westminster Hwy).

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 where 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.  TESTIMONIALS - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE

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:

Mike's cell: 604-312-4607 - If no answer, please leave a message for a call back.



Saturday  Feb 29   - Non RestrictedCourse Full

Sunday    Mar 01   - Restricted Course Full

Saturday  Mar 14   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Mar 15  - Restricted 

Saturday  Mar 28   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Mar 29  - Restricted 

Saturday  Apr 11   - Non Restricted Note: Easter Long Weekend

Sunday    Apr 12   - Restricted 

Saturday  May 2   - Non Restricted

Sunday    May 3  -  No Course due to the popular Vancouver Fireman's ALS SHOOT 

Saturday  May  9   - Non Restricted 

Sunday    May 10   - Restricted  (Note: Mother's Day - will be finished by 2:30 pm)

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 (Note: Father's Day - will be finished by 2:30 PM)

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   5 - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Sep   6 - Restricted 

Saturday  Sep 26  - Non Restricted 

Sunday    Sep 27  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 10  - Non Restricted Note: Thanksgiving long weekend

Sunday    Oct 11  - Restricted 

Saturday  Oct 24   - Non Restricted (Daylight Savings time ends)

Sunday    Nov 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)

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.

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.

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 is 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 -for yourself and anyone else you are registering 

- 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 Timothy (January/2020) Wow, I got the firearms license!!! I was nervous handling firearms at the beginning & I’m also a left handed person.  I felt more confidence within the first half day of course. Mike & Stavros were very professional of presenting the PowerPoint and hands on sections even with dummy ammunition (about same weight of real ammo). We had a lot of fun and very informative about safety and handling. You know what, I’m so excited for my PAL to be mailed. Always ACTS & PROVE 

 From James (November/2019) Hi Mike, I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the great course this weekend. You made what could be a long tedious day, enjoyable thought provoking and fun. You attracted students from remote cities and both young and older. It was easy to follow, covered all the important points in a well laid out course. I really appreciate all the time and effort you have gone to to promote and teach this required and valuable information.

Please pass along my best wishes to Stavros. Also please pass along thanks to Marc for his great points and great teaching. With a big group it really made things go smoothly and efficiently having those two assisting.

I will do my best to promote this to friends and family that I think would enjoy or benefit from taking this course.

All the best, hope to see you on the range some day (guns pointed down range of course).

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 Geoff - April/2019 - (An American who came to Canada for this course): To Mike & Stavros, 

Thanks for putting on the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.  As much as I hate to admit it, I did learn a lot more than I expected!  The program that you offer/Canada offers is far different from what the US offers.  The theories Stavros and yourself presented are only learned over a longer period of time and self taught.  The Canadian method/your method explains what I believe EVERY firearm owner MUST know before purchasing a firearm.  I believe the customers that visit our store in Colorado don't have half the knowledge of what I learned in 2 days of the Canadian Firearms program.

I will definitely keep in touch with yourself and Stavros.  Please pass on my contact info with him!  Thanks again to both of you.  You both did an exemplary job.

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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