DOWNRANGE shooting academy

Our mission is to promote the shooting sports in a secure environment, to help you advance in your quest by offering you specific training sessions that are built to your needs.

DOWNRANGE

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In our view, a bad day at the range

will always be better than a good day at the office

 

 

our team

what makes us tick

how we run things

Within two sessions, 100% of our clients improved their shooting techniques. Their smiles and facial expressions show us just how much they appreciate their lessons, especially when they’ve reach their goals and that’s what makes us tick.

 

We consider ourselves very lucky to share our knowledge with you and also privileged to practice this profession, which happens to be our biggest passion. We thank you for your trust.

 

 

 

 

Our approach is very personalized, every person has different goals and our priority is to offer you the perfect course that will help you reach those goals as fast as possible.

 

Our methods are different, they are dynamic and fun because we are not here to judge you or to stress you, we want to help you get better but at the same time we also want you to have fun.

 

Even though one of our priorities is to have fun, your security is our number one priority. We begin each course with a recap of our security rules and of basic firearm handling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With more than 800 clients a year, you can be assured that your experience will be a positive one and that you too, will leave with a smile :)

what we offer

our services

 

Our services include everything related to shooting sports, whatever your needs and goals we have what it takes to help you. We have the knowledge and experience to guide you to a higher level whether you’re a hunter, a precision shooter or a professional we are here to help.

 

Our courses are given at the Ruisseau Noir shooting club in Terrebonne but we can also come to you if needed. Additional fees might apply.

 

With over 800 clients a year, we can assure you that your experience will be a positive one and that you too will leave with a smile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

new shooters

experienced shooters

hunters

It is very important to begin these lessons with basic solid fundamentals in order to really appreciate it to its fullest extent. Shooting clubs are filled with un-experienced shooters who often get upset by their poor performances, which makes them waste ammo.

 

Most of the time a simple two-hour session is enough to learn the basics techniques that will serve you for the rest of your life. Once you understand these techniques you will be able to enjoy this passion for a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

Whether you need to correct bad habits you’ve created along the way or simply just to improve your shooting skills, we have a solution for you.

 

We offer courses built specifically for your needs.

 

Contact us for a free evaluation.

 

 

 

Hunting is usually more difficult than shooting. The range is more secluded than the wilderness; customers are usually sitting comfortably while being protected from the harsh elements. The shooting fundamentals used are always important for each situation but there are many more factors to consider while hunting.

 

In any case, we can help you master your shooting techniques for any scenario you might encounter while hunting and make your next hunting trip a success.

 

 

 

women

professionnels

succession

A few years ago there weren’t many women at gun clubs but it has changed, nowadays its completely different. There are many women at gun clubs and at competition matches. Close to 35% of our clientele are women and every year this number gets bigger.

 

We assure you that our approach is the same for women and as it is with men, whether you want to learn how to hunt, target shoot or compete, you are in good hands with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our instructors have experience working with officers of the law, correctional officers, border services officers, and security agents, and it has become very obvious that there is a lack of training from these agencies.

 

There are always risks when working with firearms and there’s a real chance that your own life or somebody else’s life might be at risk one day. It is essential to know your firearm well, how to handle it and its limits.

 

Many students who are about to start their new profession have consulted us to learn and master their shooting skill before even starting their training. All of them have passed their exams and many of them still use our services to keep their edge and learn more advanced shooting techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many parents who’ve asked us to teach their children to shoot have thanked us for our services. It seems that kids have a better understanding and are more receptive with an instructor than with their parents.

 

Whether you want your child to learn how to hunt or simply have fun in target practice it is essential to start with the basics and most importantly with the discipline needed to practice this sport safely.

 

From our experience, children who practice the sport at a younger age tend to become less curious and are safer around firearms.

 

Every year we host a day camp for different organisations or groups of parents. Children always enjoy a day out in nature, they can also compete against other children and share they knowledge between one another.

 

Since we’ve started more and more families have contacted us for our services. Target shooting is a sport like any other, so why not make it a family activity?

 

 

 

 

 

solutions and custom packages for everyone

 

Private and group courses


You just received your PAL, you are new to the world of sport shooting and you want to start your new hobby with the knowledge needed to perform. We offer different courses to help you achieve your goals safely and with confidence.

 

For those who have experience and would like to better themselves, we also offer more

advanced private and group courses 100% built to your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to rifles/shotgun and their accessories

 

This 8-hour theoretical and practical course is specifically designed for new shooters who want to have the knowledge they need to succeed in the field of sport shooting. At the end of this training you will be able to…

 

- Know your firearm and the different types of rifles available on the market.

- Know the different types of scopes and how they work.

- Install and adjust a scope or other aiming system on your firearm.

- Know the types of ammunition and the one that will best suit your firearm.

- Understand basic ballistics.

- Clean and maintain your weapon.

- Know the safety and range rules.

- Know the fundamental shooting techniques.

 

 

Duration : 8 hours.

Cost : $175.00

Participants : Minimum of 4 participants.

Included: An instructor, class room, access to the shooting range, insurance and targets.

You will have to bring: Your PAL permit, notepad, lunch, firearm, earmuffs, protection glasses, ammo (quantity to be determined).

 

 

 

 

Rifle or shotgun training

 

This 4-hour theoretical and practical course is specifically designed for sport shooters who already have some shooting experience. At the end of this training you will be able to ...

 

- Know your rifle or shotgun well.

- Install and adjust a scope or other aiming system on your rifle.

- Know the types of ammunition and the one that will best suit your rifle or shotgun.

- Understand basic ballistics.

- Know the fundamental shooting techniques.

 

 

Duration : 4 hours.

Cost : $100.00

Participants : Minimum of 4 participants.

Included: An instructor, class room, access to the shooting range, insurance and targets.

You will have to bring: Your PAL permit, notepad, firearm, earmuffs, protection glasses, ammo (minimum 40).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to handguns and their accessories

 

This 8-hour theoretical and practical course is specifically designed for new shooters who want to have the knowledge they need to succeed in the field of sport shooting. At the end of this training you will be able to…

 

- Know your firearm and the different types of handguns available on the market.

- Know the types of ammunition and the one that will best suit your firearm.

- Understand basic ballistics.

- Clean and maintain your weapon.

- Know the safety and range rules.

- Know the fundamental shooting techniques.

 

 

Duration : 8 hours.

Cost : $175.00

Participants : Minimum of 4 participants.

Included: An instructor, class room, access to the shooting range, insurance and targets.

You will have to bring: Your PAL permit, notepad, lunch, firearm, earmuffs, protection glasses, ammo (quantity to be determined).

 

 

Handgun training

 

This 4-hour theoretical and practical course is specifically designed for sport shooters who already have some shooting experience. At the end of this training you will be able to ...

 

- Know your handgun well.

- Install and adjust a scope or other aiming system on your handgun.

- Know the types of ammunition and the one that will best suit your handgun.

- Understand basic ballistics.

- Know the fundamental shooting techniques.

 

 

Duration : 4 hours.

Cost : $100.00

Participants : Minimum of 4 participants.

Included: An instructor, class room, access to the shooting range, insurance and targets.

You will have to bring: Your PAL permit, notepad, firearm, earmuffs, protection glasses, ammo (minimum 100).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private and custom courses.

 

Our private sessions are available in one hour increment at $60.00 per session. Once we determine your needs we will be in a position to suggest the time needed for you to reach your goals.

 

Additional fees could be added ;

- Shooting club access = $10.00

- Firearm rental = $15.00

- Ammo = $10.00 or more depending on caliber and quantity.

- Additional shooter = $40.00 flat

 

We accept the following payments options ;
- Credit Card : Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB.

- Electronic Money Transfert : virement@academiedownrange.com

- Cash.

 

We are available 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. (We close close at sundown during the winter season.)

 

Call us and it will be our pleasure to give you more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOOTING INITIATION

For those who want to learn sport shooting and have an unforgettable experience we also offer shooting sessions with firearms for people without training and without a license. This activity is perfect for bachelor partys, birthdays, corporate events, etc.

 

Under the supervision of a shooting instructor you will receive a mini training session on the safe handling of a firearm as well as fundamental shooting techniques to allow you to perform well during your shooting session.

 

We offer 3 different disciplines ...

 

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting involves using a 12 or 20-gauge shotgun to reach a 4 1/4 inch clay pigeon that is launched from a pigeon thrower at a distance of 15 to 40 meters in front of the shooter. This activity, being very dynamic, is greatly appreciated by corporate groups, bachelor parties and groups of friends.

 

Starting at $75.00/person (varies depending on the number of people and the amount of cartridge).

Available 7 days a week from 8 am to 6 pm. (We close close at sundown during the winter season.)

 

Precision rifle shooting

Marksmanship involves firing a rifle, sitting on a table, to reach a paper target at distances of 50, 100 and/or 200 yards. Available calibers range from 22 to 45-70. This activity requires a lot of concentration and discipline but is very rewarding and very appreciated by all.

 

Starting at $75.00/person (varies according to the number of people, ammo quantity and calibers).

Available 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm. (We close close at sundown during the winter season.)

 

Handgun shooting

Handgun shooting involves firing a pistol or revolver to reach a paper target at distances of 7, 15 and /or 25 yards. Available calibers range from 22 to 44 magnum. This activity which also requires a lot of concentration and discipline is very rewarding and much appreciated by all.

 

Starting at $75.00/person (varies according to the number of people, ammo quantity and the calibers).

Available 7 days a week from 8 am to 6 pm. (We close close at sundown during the winter season.)

 

Shooting initiations must be booked at least 48 hours in advance for weekdays and one week in advance for weekends and holidays.

 

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit in case of cancellation will also be required upon booking.

 

***Requirements***

- 2 ID cards (Driver's license, health insurance card or passport).
- No criminal record.

- Must be 18 yrs old for restricted firearms and 12 yrs old for non-restricted firearms.

 

 

We accept the following payments options ;
- Credit Card : Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB.

- Electronic Money Transfert : virement@academiedownrange.com

- Cash.

 

Call us and it will be our pleasure to give you more information.

 

 

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