In house Club Level – Competition: 

This type of match or event is entirely designed by the Club or organization using the offered courses of fire, to meet the needs of its membership. (details)


Approved Match or Competition: 

This type of match is held for classification purposes and must adhere to the AP Rule book. However the Official Referee or Supervisor is assigned by the sponsor. (details)


Official Leagues-(shoulder-to-shoulder or postal): 

May be authorized by the CFI after application has been filed by the local group or organization. Application forms are available from CFI on request. Official League scores are used for classification. A League need not be operated by an Affiliated Club or Organization.


 Postal Matches: 

Organized by the CFI and publicized to groups concerned through CFI Media and special mailings.


Registered Match or Competition: 

A registered match must adhere to the CFI Recreational Action Pistol Rule Book 2015.  Competitors are classified and ranked at the end of the match. National Records may only be set during a Registered Match or Competition. (details)


Sanctioned Regional or Provincial Competition: 

Are registered matches, however CFI provides additional support and prizes—as well as the opportunity to have the match included in the NRA roster for ranking and classification purposes and are sponsored ONLY by CFI clubs and/or affiliated organizations. (details)


CFI Canadian Action Pistol Cup: 

Is run by the Canadian Firearms Institute. CFI Membership is not required, however attendance will be on an invitation basis only. Match fees will be set on an annual basis.

COF for 2016 and 2017 will include:

  • The Moving Target Event
  • Practical Event
  • Barricade Event
  • Olin “Oli” C. Barjenbruch Falling Plate Event

All clubs and individuals will be notified by email regarding the details of the event.

For additional information please contact the CFI at