Dominion of Canada Rifle Association
45 Shirley Blvd.
Nepean, Ontario K2K 2W6


“This letter is to outline the outstanding work that Mr David Burke has done for the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA) over the past 18 months.

In 2008, Mr Burke was engaged by the DCRA as part of our bid to run the 2008 Canadian Forces Small Arms Concentration (CFSAC). He was quick to assemble a team of range safety officers that were both known and unknown to him.


Once assembled he effortlessly put together and ran a comprehensive training programme for the range officers to prepare them for the course of fire that was associated with the CFSAC competitions.  Throughout the course of the matches he not only ensured that they ran smoothly, but he was very conscientious about ensuring open communication with me during the matches, which lasted almost 3 weeks.

This year David will organize the pistol matches for our National Service Conditions Championships (NSCC) in a course of fire that he has designed for the DCRA. It promises to be a new and interesting set of matches for the DCRA’s annual NSCC competitions. I would not hesitate to recommend David for further leadership roles involving the operation of pistol matches. He is a team player, and a consummate professional who has lots of experience in shooting sports.

Should you have any further questions about David please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Aaron Daley
Tel: 613-829-8281
E-mail: office@dcra.ca




P 780 572 3246
C 780 901 5141
T 877 367 9381
F 877 402 0514


On behalf of 3ECHO Protection Group Ltd, Shane Smith and Andrew Van Leeuwen, I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding efforts and results of CQB Training Associates and David Burke, Instructor. As a participant and graduate of both the five day armed guard training course and train the trainer module, I can say without a doubt, the training exceeded my expectations. David tailored the course around time constraints and student experience level. The courses were well prepared and well presented.


As an experienced armed guard, I have attended multiple training courses similar to the five day pistol course. I can say without a doubt that David’s course was by far the most informative and rewarding example of firearm training I have experienced. I will also make particular reference to the practical shooting component. The practical component was head and shoulders above expectations, exceeding any practical firearms training I have ever received. The curriculum was geared toward practical skills development as well as combat survival, which was surprisingly unique, and appreciated.

I can recommend CQB Training associates to any organization serious about firearm training and survival. Again, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to David and CQB Training Associates for their fine work.”

Shane Smith
3ECHO Protection Group Ltd
P 780 572 3246
C 780 901 5141
T 877 367 9381
F 877 402 0514



OntarioMinistry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Chief Firearms Office
Orillia, Ontario


“I‘ve got nothing but good feedback on the courses you gave so we greately appreciate the time and effort you took.”
– Geoff Fletcher

Just a short note to say thank yu to you and the guys who made the competition so enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again next year.”
– Albie Fox, RAF Captain