The Western Handgunners

Formation of the Society

Because of the difficulties and hostility encountered by the original members when attempting to shoot "Western" style at established Rifle and Shotgun ranges, it was soon realized that a club should be formed where the traditional styles of shooting could be practiced.  These styles originated in the 19th Century North American West, and were a direct consequence of the necessity of protection from wild animals and hunting for food.  What was a way of life then is now known as Cowboy Action Shooting.  The Western Handgunners had been practicing this style by preference since the early 1960s, and primarily wanted a club of their own where they could practice in safety. Primarily a handgun and pistol club, the skill of shooting with a rifle was not neglected, especially the older models of Winchester and the like. 

Safe Shooting Sport since 1962

Western Handgunners

To Contact us

(250) 594- 3836


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Colt cal  .44

Copyright   2006/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/ 2016  Western Handgunners 

The Western Handgunner Constitution

As the Western Handgunner's constitution clearly states it's objects are:
   a) To build an interest in the Early history of Western Canada's historical firearms and lifestyle.
   b) To foster and promote the training of Club members in the safe handling and shooting of revolvers,

        pistols, and other early western firearms

Western Handgunners Executive 2016

The following were elected at the WHG 2016 AGM

FAC  classes now available through our club contact cstevens @ for details

See the full text of the Constitution     HERE