Firearms Training at KTSA

Veritac Solutions is coming to KTSA!

Veritac’s module-based training courses are designed by our instructors based upon numerous years of operational experience within tactical, austere and non-permissive environments, and is an excellent platform to gain practical knowledge backed by scenario-based teaching methods.

While our courses have a focus on professional end-users, a lot of our curriculum directly translates to benefiting competitive and recreational shooting.

Our Graduated Learning Program begins with:

Pistol 1 (Mar 13-14 & Apr 3-4)
Pistol 2 (Apr 17-18)
Pistol 3 (May 8-9)

And then moves on to even more advanced courses such as:

Pistol Movement 1 (Jun 18-20)
Pistol Movement 2 (Jul 10-11)

Click here:

This is your opportunity to get current and advanced firearms and tactics training without having to make a drive to the lower mainland!

More of our course offerings can be found at or contact us at

Vortex Rimfire Race Guns

EVENT: AUGUST 31, 2020 (Monday)

Here is an invitation to come out and join a fairly new affordable adventure in the .22lr shooting community “Vortex Rimfire Race Guns”!It is a .22lr event, because it is fairly new there will even be loaners to give it a try if you don’t have a .22lr but bring what you got just see where you can enter, be it pistol or rifle or both!!

If you are curious of what this is have a look at this video (this is related to the course of fire for Kamloops August 31, 2020).

If you’re ready to come out and give it a try and meet some people and have fun here’s the link. Look for the Kamloops Fast Guns.

Hope to see some KTSAer’s out for a fun event!

Darrin Ostapowich

CRPS Match Aug 30, 2020

We are proud to announce the return of the CRPS by Eley to Kamloops KTSA for 2020!

The Canadian Rimfire Precision Series had their Canadian Western National Finals at the KTSA in the fall of 2019 and now they are swinging back for a 2020 event!

If you are interested in learning more of the CRPS by Eley event on August 30, 2020
If you are fired up to get in then here’s the events page and registration is open for business!

Still curious? Here’s a quick promo from 2018 from a winter shoot (don’t worry ours in August should be warmer).

and by the way KTSA has had spectacular local club Rimfire PRS events the last couple years if you would like to see what your .22lr rimfire rifle can do!

Project Mapleseed Fundamentals Aug 29, 2020

Hi,  KTSA  members.
I just want to give our KTSA members a heads up and first crack to the 15 spots available for a Project Mapleseed Fundamentals event on Saturday Aug 29, 2020 at the Short Range.
This particular event will be a .22lr rifle only event with instruction of rifle fundamentals, If you have not heard of them may I encourage you to check them out on their various pages and media profiles such as two episodes on “Canada Downrange” from Season 1

Youtube links:
Episode 6:
Episode 9:

Facebook search: Project Mapleseed

For Eventbrite information and sign up:

Hope to see some KTSAer’s there!
Darrin Ostapowich
Project Mapleseed Instructor, BC 

Resuming New Member Orientations

After about a two month pause, we are pleased to resume orientations – new members can now join the club! We are committed to following both the letter and the spirit of Public Health guidelines, working our way back to “normal” (whatever that turns out to be) in a cautious and graduated way. The KTSA is determined to keep the safety of our members and our community top of mind as we reintroduce club activities as conditions allow. Here is how we will begin to conduct orientations.

1. Small groups only – maximum of 5 individuals per orientation session.
2. Transportation – people must use their own vehicles throughout the orientation.
3. Physical distancing – we will maintain the 2 meter distancing requirement throughout the orientation session.
4. Health – do not attend if you have symptoms such as persistent cough, sneezing, fever or if you are feeling less than completely well. Obviously, you cannot attend if you are self-isolating or quarantined due to recent return from travel or known contact with infected persons.
5. PPE – use protective masks and gloves is encouraged, though not compulsory.
6. Bring your completed and signed application form. Payment by cheque is encouraged. We also accept cash, but please bring the exact amount to minimize money handling.
7. Bring eye and ear protection as we will likely be entering active shooting areas.
8. Review the range rules and be prepared to bring forward any questions for discussion.
9. You are certainly welcome to bring firearms if you wish to stay at the range and shoot after the orientation!

To arrange an orientation, please contact Jim Bartlett at 250-374-6651 or at (Please leave a contact phone number if you email).

Annual KTSA Archery 3D Shoot April 25/26

UPDATE: Shoot has been cancelled because of the CoViD-19 pandemic

We have our annual shoot coming up April 25/26.  details and poster for the event to follow as well as up to date on our “Kamloops Archers” Facebook page.

3D shoots are a lot of work and we do a host a much anticipated and well attended event.

So, we have some workdays planned, the first one this coming Sunday (March 8th) 10:00 am at the archery range.  This will be mostly planning and organizing with some plotting of the course.   Then the weekend of April 11/12th for getting the course up and running, setting targets, stakes etc.  Also then the Thursday (23rd) and Friday (24th) just before the shoot, we will be on site finalizing the event.
We could also use a hand for tear down on the Sunday (26th) of the event from 2:00 pm, ATV’s especially welcome!

We have lots planned for the courses, the fun shoots, evening events and other things to make the shoot stand out so if you have not tried 3D archery and want to, its a great opportunity to come along and see what it’s all about.  With vendors invited and a buy and sell/trade blanket on site too.

We are also looking for sponsors, prize donations and all that good stuff if anyone can help us along with that, all community involvement welcomed.

Event Poster

Hope to see you out there with us soon!
for more info contact Marc Britton


UPDATE: Shoot has been cancelled because of the CoViD-19 pandemic

.22 Rim Fire Rifle Only


Iron Sight Class & Optic Sight Class
Standard silhouette and surprise non-silhouette paper targets shot at the 20 yard indoor range
Standard silhouette rules for standing position – no special clothing allowed (40 Round Match)
Spotting scopes allowed (recommended) at shooting stations.  Four 10shot relays – shot in 2 -5 shot strings
Awards for first, second & third in both classes as well as one award for top lady in each class

WHERE: Kamloops Target Sports Association Indoor Range
753 Lansdowne Street

WHEN: Sunday March 29, 2020
Range opens at 09:00 / Shooting starts at 10:00

$30.00 ENTRY FEE
No Lunch – But coffee and cookies included
Soda Pop & Bottled Water available

DOOR PRIZE – Your Choice
Ruger 10-22 Package. All Black Synthetic Stock

With Scope and a Hard Carry Case –
OR $ 350.00 Powderkeg Store Credit
OR $300.00 Cash
Valid PAL required to claim firearm  “Door Prize”

(must shoot to qualify for Door Prize)

Kamloops, B.C.

Don Morphy: 250-319-1916  or  Andrew Campbell: 250-320-0815

Annual General Meeting

Kamloops Target Sports Association
Annual General Meeting
February 23rd, 2020

Kamloops Curling Club
700 Victoria Street
Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B6

Meet & Greet Social: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Meeting: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

This Annual General Meeting is called for the purposes of reviewing and adopting the:
President’s Report – 2019
Financial Reports – 2019
Director Reports – 2019
Election of Board Members (if required) 2020 – 2021
Meeting Board of Directors – 2020 – 2021
Establishing Membership Fees for 2021
Future Club Development & Improvement Discussions