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Is It Too Late Now?

COVID-19 Emergency Illustrates Why You Need to Act Quickly Until March of 2020, anyone with an interest could sign up and take a Canadian Firearms Safety Course and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and expect to obtain a Possession Acquisition firearm licence (or “PAL”) within 2-3 months. The Novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19 is the disease […]

Rare Apology from Police for 2008 Silvercore Raid

Silvercore Advanced Training Systems, a Delta, BC-based firearms training academy which delivers firearm safety and hunting courses from locations all over the Lower Mainland, has earned a rare apology from RCMP over an earlier police investigation. In 2008, RCMP executed search warrants after receiving information from Canadian Firearms Centre personnel. Owner Travis Bader was arrested and […]

Finally, a Non-Restricted “AR” Style Rifle

Alberta Tactical Rifle Supply recently announced that their new “AR-style” semi-auto rifle, the Modern Varmint, was approved by the RCMP as a non-restricted rifle.  This is the first and only non-restricted rifle on the Canadian market that has the look and feel of a modern sporting rifle based on the familiar Armalite platform, which is normally […]

Government Moves Up C-42 Implementation Dates

Several provisions brought in under Bill C-42, which amended several Canadian firearms laws, that were originally to be implemented at a later date will now become effective sooner, according to a recent news release.

Ban Lifted on CZ and Swiss Arms

The government recently announced a reclassification of two popular sporting rifles, which had been made prohibited due to an RCMP classification.

Legal 10 Round Magazines for Semi Auto Rifles?

On the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, students are informed of the cartridge magazine capacity limitations which apply to Canadian firearms.  These limits are generally five cartridges for semi-automatic rifles using centre-fire ammunition, and ten cartridges for handguns commonly available in Canada.