Bill C-71 is Coming, Are You Ready?

The federal government has briskly moved Bill C-71, an Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms through the various legislative stages and it has recently reached third reading, with a referral to the Senate, in late September. Firearms owners, and prospective firearms owners, should know and understand the changes being proposed under […]

Cities Moving To Ban Handguns, Are You Affected?

The city of Toronto recently passed a motion that would “ban handguns” within the city limits. Other cities, such as Hamilton, are looking at following suit. But what does the motion really mean and does it affect you as an individual firearm owner or prospective owner? The move comes in the wake of several high-profile […]

Carry an IFAK

Many shooters today, particularly those with military or policing experience, know the value in carrying an individual first aid kit, or “IFAK”. But every shooter should consider carrying one, given that sometimes accidents happen and life-saving medical assistance can be minutes away when seconds count. What goes in to an IFAK to make it effective […]

The Impact of Bill C-71

The Liberal government has proposed legislation that will impact firearms owners in Canada. While the details of the proposed Bill C-71 may yet change, it is important for those currently licenced to own firearms, and those considering obtaining a licence in the near future, to consider the possible changes that may happen should the legislation […]

Tactical Rifle Made for Canadian Market

One of the difficulties in finding a good tactical rifle in the Canadian market is that so many of them are classified as “restricted” and thus, require authorizations to transport, and may only be fired at approved shooting ranges. These popular rifles are common for some shooting sports, such as IPSC “3-gun” matches, but because […]

CFSC/CRFSC Student Handbooks No Longer Sold

CFSC/CRFSC Student Handbooks will no longer be sold directly from our website or through our courses. Though we continue to offer high-quality Canadian Firearms Safety Courses (CFSC) and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Courses (CRFSC) to the community, we recently have made a decision to stop making the Student Handbooks available for sale. For those who […]

Last Day to Get 25% Off One Stop Course

Today is the last day to get 25% off our “One Stop” CFSC and OHEP combined course at Bass Pro Shops in Niagara! This is a special price for our inaugural course with the Bass Pro Shops location at the Outlet Collection at Niagara, located at the QEW and Glendale Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, in honour of Father’s Day […]

Firearms Marking Regulations Take Effect Next June

Canadian regulations requiring firearms to be marked in accordance with an international treaty come into effect in exactly one year. First introduced in 2004 under the Liberal government of former Prime Minister Paul Martin, the regulation known as SOR/2004-275 Firearms Marking Regulations will require that all firearms imported into or made in Canada carry a permanent […]

2015 Commissioner of Firearms Report: 5 Things to Know

The RCMP recently released the 2015 Commissioner of Firearms report, an annual summary of firearms program statistics and information the police service publishes each year.  We break down the key points and what they mean for the Canadian firearms community. 1. Firearms licencing is on the rise Canada now has over 2 million firearm licence […]

Review: Niagara Gun Show – April 29, 2016

The venerable Niagara Gun Show which is sponsored by the Sporting Clubs of Niagara takes place four times a year in St. Catharines, Ontario at the Merritton Community Centre. This past weekend saw the second show of 2016 take place, and as we deliver firearms courses in Niagara, GTAGunSafety.com decided to visit and post a review […]