Welcome to Civil Advantage - Home of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Our mission at Civil Advantage is to provide real world, relevant training to law abiding citizens (civilians) who are interested in developing or maintaining safe and effective firearms skills. Through the Canadian Firearms Safety Course we are committed to training only those who intend to honour the laws of Canada and promote awareness of the Firearms Act and associated regulations.

We are located outside Vancouver, BC. We offer specialized training to civilians in BC's Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. We also focus on introducing civilians who may have no previous experience with firearms to safe, responsible handling skills and a path to certification through the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

Shooting sports are one of the truly enjoyable activities available to Canadians. Like most things, they are most enjoyable when done responsibly. Welcome to Civil Advantage and firearms safety in Canada


Civil Advantage and Canada's NFA Working Together
Working Together For All Gun Owners

Civil Advantage is now working with Canada's National Firearms Association. Following the reclassification of the Swiss Arms familiy of rifles and the CZ858 from non-restricted to prohibited, both Civil Advantage and the NFA have chosen to lead by example. That example is to work together and bring all our resources and talents together to confront the threat against legal, lawful firearms ownership in Canada.

The NFA made the following announcement on social media March 2, 2014

NFA\CIVIL ADVANTAGE PARTNERSHIP Canada's National Firearms Association is proud to announce a productive discussion has occurred Between Civil Advantage's CEO Rod Giltaca and NFA EVP Shawn Bevins. Rod has produced some excellent educational videos with regards to many aspects of the horrible laws found within the Firearms Act. Rod a Father, Businessman, law abiding firearms owner, activist and NFA member. His commitment to our community and his level of activism has gained him respect amongst his peers. He is a fine gentleman. Rod has agreed to work with the NFA to promote our common interests of freedom, liberty and responsible firearms legislation. Please support Rod's selfless and voluntary efforts as he does what he does for the benefit of us all. Stay tuned for collaborations between Civil Advantage and Canada's National Firearms Association!

Please join the NFA as soon as possible and take political action to protect your and your family's rights.

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Follow Us On Twitter and Facebook!!!
Gun News And Other Updates!!

Follow us on Twitter!!

Civil Advantage now has a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. We'll be sharing story links, gun news, community updates, Civil Advantage news and more. Pretty much anything we care about or think you should know.

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Civil Advantage YouTube Channel Hits 1,000,000 Views!!!
All Canadian Channel

The Civil Advantage YouTube channel has been growing like crazy. After only a couple of years we've hit 1,000,000 views and 8500 subscribers to the channel. We're proud of the channel because it's Canadian and focuses on Canadian content. Find instructional videos, gun culture content and videos about the firearm act. Watch and comment!!!

Click on the YouTube icon to the right, under the news banner to check it out!!!

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Learn To Shoot!!
Live Fire For Beginners...

Live Fire Instruction For Beginners

The response from Rifle & Pistol for Beginners (5-Gun Live Fire) has been great. This 1.5 hour personal instruction opportunity is perfect for those completing the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and feel a guided first trip to the range would be beneficial. We have made a name for ourselves in the firearms community by providing a comfortable, supportive environment.

The course includes live fire and one on one instruction covering safety and techniques across 5 firearms. See the course description in the “Courses & Dates” section Click here.

















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Canadian Firearm Safety Course Reviews …
What our students had to say...

What determines if a Canadian Firearms Safety Course is of a high quality or not?

Firstly, the instructor needs to have not only experience in a variety of firearms but also in the handling of these firearms in different sports. Secondly, the instructor needs to be a competent teacher and communicator as well as genuinely care whether the students leave with the training they expected. It is very important that he or she be patient and provide a comfortable and professional environment to cover this critical material. And lastly, the equipment, meaning the firearms must be the type and quality the student will encounter in the real world. The firearms used in the CFSC must not be poorly maintained.

All of these qualities are fulfilled at Civil Advantage because we care about the students we certify and their contribution to our society and our firearms community.


Some Kind Words From Our Students

Hi Rod,
I've passed your card along to a lot of people so hopefully you'll be getting a few more phone calls from members! Great course, great instruction. It really rounded out my knowledge concerning the types of civilian firearms I encounter on the job.

RCMP Member, Jan 2011

Hi Rod,
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the CFSC course we took with you. We found you to be experienced, and presented the material in an easy to understand format, truly caring about our safety and the safety of others when handling any firearm. Although safety was your first objective, you made the course enjoyable and had a wealth of information to share. My husband and I would recommend this or other training from Civil Advantage to anyone either a beginner or advanced.

Gary and Ashley, Jan 2011

Hi Rod,
I wanted to comment on your classroom, and range training. Simply put, there should be more teachers like you out there. You made the classroom a very relaxed environment, all the while keeping the most important aspects of the course, safety and common sense at the forefront. I truly appreciate your calm direct approach. It was most beneficial to me as demonstrated at the range. One mistake could hurt someone, and that is the most concerning scenario for me. I hope that with more practice, the carry and concerns of the range will be as safe and enjoyable as possible. I look forward to getting my PAL and ATT so I can join the club at Abbotsford. I’ve found a passion in target shooting and now am looking forward to developing my skills. Thank You!!

Steve, Jan 2011


Hi Rod,
I wanted to thank you for putting on such an awesome course. I found it really professional and your explanations were concise and well done. I will definitely be recommending you to friends! I was always some what nervous around firearms and now I feel that in almost any situation I can pick up a gun make it safe and use them safely.

Jon, March 2011

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