INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

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First Name Eric
Last Name Bouffard
Telephone (613) 703-2915
Cell Phone
Languages English, French
Profile pending review.
Introduction Weekend CFSC/CRFSC ‘Back to Back’ Firearm Course

The CFSC and CRFSC are given individually on weekends and run Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Exams are conducted immediately following each course.

Topics covered in the course include:


the evolution of firearms, major parts, types and actions
basic firearms safety practices
ammunition and ammunition safety
safe operation of the various firearm action types
safe handling procedures
firing techniques and procedures
firearm care and maintenance
firearm owner/user responsibilities
safe storage, display, transportation and handling of firearms

By signing up for this course you acknowledge that you will adhere to our training policy (see training policy page under https://www.arcanedefense.ca/training-policy.html).

This class will be limited to 12 participants, spots will be reserved based on full payment of the course fee.

Payment for the course will be by CASH or Email Money Transfer (EMT) to payment@arcanedefense.ca, as we currently do not accept any other methods of payment at this time.
About Me My name is Eric “Rico” Bouffard and I am an avid hunter and competitive shooter.

I am currently employed as a law enforcement officer and am enjoying my 14th year of service.

My exposure to firearms has been through both personal and professional endeavors.

On the personal side, I enjoy hunting and take part in the annual deer hunt. I also enjoy the sport of competitive shooting, more specifically I participate in 3 Gun competitions and have been an IDPA shooter for some time now.

On the professional side, as a law enforcement officer, I carry a firearm in the course of my duties, and, as such, must on a daily basis adhere to strict firearm safety protocols. I also have experience in the military, specifically the Canadian Army, with the different firearms commonly issued to soldiers in the combat arms.

Additionally, I am a member of the Canadian Tactical Officers Association and the Ohio Tactical Officer`s Association, which have enabled me to gain training in a few tactical disciplines, which require the use of a service pistol, a patrol carbine or a sniper rifle.

Over the last few years, I`ve been also certified as an armorer for various different firearms and have experience working on pistols, carbines, shotguns and rifles.

My course will provide you will all the tools required to be successful. What you need to bring to with you are a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, an open mind and your active participation.

As you can see, I bring a great deal of experience as an instructor and I hope you will find my class informative, but also enjoyable.

Looking forward to meeting you and delving into the wonderful world of firearm safety.
About My Courses Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations will only be accepted 45 days before the scheduled course date. Rescheduling will be allowed 30 days before the scheduled course date (rescheduling fee may apply). The number of students per class is limited and therefore there are NO REFUNDS if you miss the class or cannot attend. It is important to make sure you are available for the given course when you sign up for your course. If you miss your class and wish to rebook the course for another date, you will have to pay the full course fee again.

Late Policy

Registration prior to the start of the class will be conducted 30 minutes before the set start time. Courses have a mandated number of course hours and late comers will not be allowed to take the course. No exceptions.

Age Policy

The following minimum age restrictions apply for the following courses:
Canadian Firearm Safety Course - Must be at least 12 years of age
Canadian Restricted Firearm Safety Course - Must be at least 18 years of age

Impairment Policy

Instruction will not be given, or an examination will not be conducted, if the person being instructed or examined appears to be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, narcotics, and/or any substance leading to impairment. Alcohol, cannabis, narcotics, and/or any substance leading to impairment shall not be present in any room where firearms instruction is being given or where an examination is being administered.

UPCOMING COURSES

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