Course Info
Wilderness ATC - Wilderness Authorization to Carry
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This course was designed with the interests of the professional outdoors person in mind. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have the skills and qualifications necessary to apply for a Wilderness ATC (handgun carry permit).
  • A valid PAL, or proof of completion of the CFSC/CRFSC through Silvercore
Handgun, Holster and Magazines

The student is responsible for bringing their own handgun. The student must bring three magazines or speed loaders for their firearm and a belt holster that covers the trigger guard.


The student is required to bring a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition for this training course. No steel jacketed ammunition

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 are mandatory for everyone on the range. 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 and allow the student to affix a belt holster.

Safety Equipment can be arranged through Silvercore with advanced notice


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

When working in remote wilderness areas, it is imperative that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself from harm. When it comes to protecting yourself from wilderness predators the handgun should not be your first choice, but in some cases it may be your only choice.

What you will learn

The course includes:

  • Firearm and ammunition familiarization and selection
  • Holster selection
  • Laws and regulations pertaining to carrying a handgun in the woods
  • Proper marksmanship techniques in high stress situations
  • Shoot / Don't Shoot decision making
  • Engaging multiple targets
  • Engaging targets from varying distances
  • Proper drawing and holstering techniques in high stress situations
  • Practical firearms training
  • What you will receive

  • A certificate of attendance outlining all topics covered for your employer and your records from Silvercore (a federal firearms training school).
  • ATC forms to send to the CFC
    • Silvercore holster and gun atc
    • .45 colt
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    ID Time Location State
    2017-10-20 (Fri)10:00 - 16:00