Silvercore's training is approved and recognized through HRDC

Anyone over the age of 16 who takes a course with Silvercore which either enables them to work or improves their skills in a recognized occupation may be eligible to claim their course fees under the education and textbook tax credits. Contact us for your T2022A tax form and check out Canada Revenue for further information

Course Overview

This course prepares the student to operate carbines safely, efficiently and effectively and with the added ability of transitioning to a handgun. Course topics covered include:

  • Operation and Familiarization of Carbines
  • Sighting in (zeroing)
  • Principles of Marksmanship
  • Carbine shooting stances
  • Dealing with Malfunctions
  • Carbine cleaning and maintenance
  • Conditions of Carry
  • Shooting from unusual positions
  • Multiple targets
  • Moving and shooting
  • Shooting from cover
  • Off-hand techniques
  • Sling work and deployment
  • Transitioning from carbine to handgun

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  • A valid PAL and completion of Handgun 2 or equivalent training.
  • Read and accept Silvercore Advanced Training System’s Refund Policy.


If you do not have your own equipment, Silvercore provides rental packages. Carbines and handguns are subject to availability so contact us early.


The student is responsible for bringing their own .22LR calibre carbine fitted with a sling. If the student does not have access to a carbine, arrangements can be made with Silvercore to rent one.


The student is responsible for bringing their own handgun, holster and magazine pouches. If the student does not have access to a handgun, arrangements can be made with Silvercore to rent one.


The student is required to bring a minimum of 500 rounds of .22LR ammunition and 100 rounds of pistol ammunition for this training course.

Magnum calibres are not permitted. (ie. .357 mag, +P ammo etc..) and no steel jacketed ammunition. Copper full metal jacketed (FMJ) is acceptable.

Ammunition can be purchased through Silvercore if advanced notice is given.

Personal safety equipment:

You will need a supporting shoe with good traction, a billed hat (baseball hat), quality wraparound eye protection, and hearing protection. Eye and hearing protection is mandatory for everyone on the range. Your shirt should be form fitting at torso and cuffs as to not snag the equipment. No loose collars as stray brass can get stuck down your shirt. Pants should allow ample movement.

Safety Equipment can be arranged through Silvercore with advanced notice

Student Testimonials

“Absolutely terrific and professional!!”
- Don
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