Don’t even think of going anywhere else to take your training and test.  These people are incredible.

Al Anderson

Very professional.  They make you feel very welcome in class while safety and firearm proficiency is their main concern.  Lots of firearms and other tools used during training to help you get familiar with learning to safely handle a firearm.  I’s recommend anyone to come get their training done here.

Anthony Jarantilla

After taking the CORE program at the Firearm Training Centre in Cloverdale with Kent Archibald, my 14 year old and 11 year old now tell their father how to hunt:-)  The course was delivered in an easy to understand format, with wonderful stories and enlightening videos.  We drove from Langley each day and the drive was well worth the effort – we will definitely be back for the Firearms Safety Course.  The professionalism of the staff, the course content and the warm atmosphere are second to none.

From the Sarrazins

I just wanted to drop a line to say how much I enjoyed the course. After working for the Railroad for 35 years and attending countless safety courses, rule classes etal, it was so nice to see a well run yet casual class. Thanks for getting me off on the right foot, or in my case left. Your 60 yr. student Laurence (Larry) Cable.

Larry Cable

I learned a lot thanks to you and your team. Sharing your field knowledge and teaching us about gun and hunting safety – makes me realize how much there is to know. You are a great teacher – always available to answer questions. Thank you also for teaching us on the importance of values and ethics, involved in the whole wildlife/hunting experience. I am very much looking forward to my first hunting experience and can only hope that I will be with someone as knowledgeable, kind and patient as you.

Sincerely, Sabine Lane

Thank you for a truly enjoyable, informative, and professional training course – I enjoyed every minute of it and will certainly recommend it to people I meet. It’s great to attend a training program where the presenters are so entertaining, patient, and obviously passionate about what they do. Thanks again


I took a PAL course with Kent and found him to be not only an extremely knowledgeable instructor, but a patient and kind person who took the time to consider the needs of all the students in the class. He made sure we were all prepared and informed to be responsible and ethical gun owners. Thanks again for all your help! Best wishes.

Dan Todd

I’v been waiting a long time to take my PAL Course and going to you guys was one of the best experiences of my life.  I learned a heck of a lot and am very happy to say Thank You to all of you  KENT DAVID STEWART AND DON’T EVER FORGET KAREN.

John Harlaar

It may not have seemed like a big deal to you, but it was to me. Thank you for an enjoyable learning experience.  Your welcoming environment is awesome, bar none!!

Paul Ringham

Kent, took the non-restricted course with you Saturday and just wanted to thank you. It was a fun day, I learned a lot in a very non-stressful environment. I feel I learned some great habits that will make me a safe firearms owner for life.

Robyn Hughes

Thank you so much for the very informative and intensive course on non-restricted firearms. All four of our family members found the methods you used to teach us, about long guns and safety, a valuable life experience. Smart, responsible, safe, and humane hunting, is the only message worth getting out there. You guys had lots of patience, energy and wisdom to pass on. Thanks again.

Baldwin Family


I wanted to say thank you for taking time out today to guide me through firing your rifles and handguns at the range. It was an experience I will never forget!.. I still have gun powder caked on my arms from those revolvers.

Best regards, and good luck hunting this season!

James Quick

Just a short note to thank you for taking me on in the class on such short notice. I have to say that your class was very informative and entertaining and that I thoroughly enjoyed it. You came across as a true conservationist who really cares as well as someone with a wealth of experience willing to unselfishly share your experience. I am looking forward to our next class tomorrow.

Mark Pan

I just wanted to send you and note to say how much I enjoyed the day on Saturday, your stories were great and kept me going all day. The training I found very thorough and even a bit nerve wracking, and that’s good because you pointed out the seriousness of this hobby. I take my own gun safety very seriously and now I have an even higher level of knowledge to pass to my three boys. You made me love the hobby even much more! Karen was very friendly and accommodating as well, and I enjoyed meeting her. Thanks for your efforts, it doesn’t go unnoticed!

Lyndon ThronessDirector of Marketing, Beachcomber Hot Tubs

Hi Kent, just wanted to send a quick note back to you and your training team on the Non-Restricted course that my son and I took this weekend.

Both Braedon and I really enjoyed the way that all three instructors taught the course and felt that each of you took the time to clearly explain to all students the safety aspects surrounding firearms and ammunition.

We will both be back to see you guys to take our CORE course soon.

Thanks, Chris and Braedon Fleming

Chris and Braedon Fleming

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed my time there learning about Firearms. I have had no experience with Firearms and your team really made it easy to appreciate not only the art but the respect it deserves. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking into taking this up as a sport or just wanting to join the “Brotherhood” as David put it.

Jesse Parent

I first took my non-restricted course here because they had mounts on every wall in the classroom. I was so impressed with the knowledge that the instructors shared that I took my restricted and my CORE courses here as well. What they know about firearms will amaze even the nerdiest gun nut. What I learned from them went far and beyond what is on the tests and what is in the course manuals (the basics needed to pass).

If you want to go hunting, these are the instructors you want. They teach you so much that only well seasoned experienced hunters can teach you. In fact, what they taught me in class got me my first deer and that also served me well getting two more in my first season of hunting. Every time I go into my freezer I thank them!!

If I could give them six stars I would!!

Sir Shot A Lot

I just wanted to thank the whole staff for a very enjoyable and informative class!! Kent calmed my nerves within the first 2 hours of the non-restricted course, and the other instructors were also top notch.

Thanks to your professional approach, I have successfully completed the non-restricted and restricted firearms program!!

Aaron Lopes

When I recently took the Canadian Firearms Safety Course at your facility in Cloverdale, I was very impressed at all levels. The friendly, warm, professional approach from all of the staff made for a very comfortable environment. I could tell from the other students of various ages, men and women, that they felt the same. The time went by quickly and the caliber of education in preparation for the practical and written exam was impeccable. I expect everyone would enjoy the experience!!

Thank you.

Jim Mason

When my boys Ryan and Tyler wanted to go hunting and target shooting, the school we chose was Firearm Safety Training in Cloverdale and i’m glad we did. Kent and his instructors are the best. Very professional and gladly answered all of our dumb questions 😉

They taught us some gun safety practices that I would never have thought of. Plus they made it fun and enjoyable.

Thanks Kent and Karen!

Mark Pratley