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Professional, passionate and engaged

Cndfirearmstraining has been providing quality training in Manitoba since 2009. We are certified by the RCMP to provide the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course. We also offer customized training. 

Part of what sets us apart is a passion for hunting, competitive shooting and professionalism.



My name is Paul Houle. I am a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and RCMP certified instructor for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC). I started in 2010 after being disappointed trying to enroll my wife and nephew into a quality CFSC. Since then I have helped hundreds of students complete the CFSC and CRFSC. Feel free to click the LinkedIn icon below to review my professional profile.


For larger classes I co-instruct with another instructor with similar experience who shares my passion for shooting sports. 


Our students have included youths,  active duty law enforcement officers, prospective hunters and one fantastic student that introduced herself as a "vegan hippie chick that never wants to have to shoot anything". She required a  PAL to conduct plant research in Churchill around polar bears. 

The following differentiate us from other training providers:

- Professional adult educator

- 35+ years of experience with firearms
- Commitment to making you succeed 

- Modern equipment

- A fun and engaging course experience (but expect occasional dad jokes)

- Delicious course snacks but just okay coffee

People are asking us if there is any point in taking the CRFSC. At this point the easy answer is yes, if you need it for employment purposes or if you want to purchase a restricted rifle/shotgun. As far as purchasing a handgun for personal use in the future, we wish we had a crystal ball but we do not. With the current "freeze" you could not buy a handgun today. What we do know is that we can (and do) continue to offer the CRFSC and  individuals can still get a restricted endorsement on their firearms licence. Whether this has any value to you in the future for purchasing a handgun is really anyone's guess.   

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Rifles and shotguns

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Bears, action shooting, long range precision, reloading, etc

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Upcoming Events

  • CFSC/CRFSC - March 25 & 26, 2023
    Times to be provided via email
    Winnipeg Area
    Times to be provided via email
    Winnipeg Area
  • Manitoba Hunter Education Course
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    We offer the Manitoba Hunter Education Course See for details
  • Ladies Only Canadian Firearms Safety Course
    Jul 18, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBC
    This course is full. Ladies Only Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Course location is the Winnipeg Area.
  • Bear Defence Level 1 (private course)
    Fri, Mar 13
    Location is TBD
    Mar 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Registration for this course is closed.
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