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Thank you Wolfstrack!

Announcement May 22, 2017

While this site has many supportive members and admin, I would like to take a moment to publicly acknowledge one who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help ensure the sites security and access to all.

Firearms Canada’s admin and members would like to publicly thank Wolfstrack for his tireless efforts as lead moderator of this site!

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Recurring Questions

Announcement May 15, 2017

“I can’t upload a picture to my ad”

Recently, Firearms Canada has increased the maximum allowable upload size of pictures to 2mb.  Remember to check the size of the photo you are trying to upload to ensure it is smaller than the 2mb.

“I tried to log in but the site said that I was banned!”

If you were banned from Firearms Canada, you would likely know about it as you should have been given a reason.  Firearms Canada employs several different security measures to help safeguard your use of the site, and sometimes those measures can be a little over protective.  Two of the most common reasons we have seen users being blocked from the site are:

1- Excessive failed login attempts
2- Your IP is blocked or blacklisted

If the login attempts on your account match what would generally be described as “suspicious” Firearms Canada will automatically lock your account.  You will need to contact us through http://firearmscanada.com/contact-us/ to have your account reset.

Firearms Canada also geo-restricts the majority of countries outside of Canada.  While this hurts SEO, it is done for the sake of users security.  Sorry, if you happen to be in Nigeria and are trying to access this site, you won’t be able to.

Like humans, automated security features aren’t perfect and sometimes, the tight geo-restrictions will catch legitimate users inside of Canada.  This can occur if you are using a proxy server, if your internet provider has an IP in an area the system deems as restricted (this sometimes occurs with satellite internet connections) or if you are using an IP that the site has previously associated with suspicious behaviour.  Particularly with dynamic IP’s, while you may have access on day, you may unknowingly inherit an IP tomorrow that has been blacklisted.  This isn’t common, but it has happened.

If this is the case, you will need to type “what is my ip” into Google, or whatever search engine you use, and provide the number is gives you to us through the contact form above.  We will then be able to determine if this is the cause of the ban.

“I can’t remember my username or password”

This is an easy one to fix as Firearms Canada has an automated tool to deal with that.  Simply click the link and enter your details and reset instructors will be sent to your account.  Make sure to allow emails from @firearmscanada.com and check your spam / junk mail in in the event your instructors land there.

Remember, you can log in with either your username or your email address associated with your username!

http://firearmscanada.com/password-recovery/

 

“I am having problems logging in, or using a site feature”

Firearms Canada will lock you out of your account for 10 minutes if too many unsuccessful login attempts have been made.  You won’t have to do anything other than wait the 10 minutes to try logging in again.  If you have lost your password, follow the password recovery link above.

We have had reports that some versions of Internet Explorer have caused issues with site access. We strongly recommend trying another browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari to dextrine if this is causing the problem.

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General Internet Fraud Awareness and Firearms Canada Etiquette

Announcement May 11, 2017

General Internet Fraud Awareness and Firearms Canada Etiquette 

Always follow all laws and regulations.  A legitimate buyer or seller will not ask you to circumvent the law, the sties rules, or your personal sense of right and wrong.  Remember, you are legally required to verify the legitimacy of a buyer or sellers firearms licence.  Use the Canadian Firearms Program hotline to initiate transfers, or ask any questions you may have about firearms laws.  It is recommended that the verification of the other persons firearms licence be done before any money is exchanged.

Canadian Firearms Program – 1-800-731-4000

Trust your gut instincts.  If a deal is too good to be true, it very well may be.  If the user you are dealing with does not communicate in a way that you would normally feel comfortable communicating in person, this should raise warning flags.

Help keep the site safe for others. Report suspicious or fraudulent activity IMMEDIATELY!

Never publicly disseminate your personal information.  Your phone number, email address, mailing address and other personal information should only be transmitted though the private messaging system.

Always review the users feedback.  While feedback can not be relied upon alone, it can give a better understanding of the users past performance.

Wanted ads can be a target for scammers who would take advantage of your sense of urgency.  Protect yourself by requesting unique pictures of the item in question, perhaps with other household items of your choosing or next to the users computer screen displaying their account profile to minimize the chance that you are being shown a generic image from the internet.

There are online tools that you can use such as Tin Eye or Google Images to reverse search an image to help determine if a picture is unique or taken from somewhere else on the internet.

When posting or privately sending pictures, be sure to remove the EXIF data which may contain personal information such as location where the picture was taken.

Always set clear rules for the transaction to be complete.  The condition of the item, how and when monies will be paid and how and when the item will be exchanged need to be mutually agreed upon before closing the deal.

Do not respond to solicitations made outside of the Firearms Canada private messaging system.

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How to leave feedback for users who don’t currently have an active ad

Announcement June 5, 2013

Leaving feedback for a user on Firearms Canada is a breeze when the user has an active ad.  Simply click there username and then rate the user or read their feedback.  If a user does not have an active ad, but you know their username, you can input their username at the end of the following URL: http://www.firearmscanada.com/author/

For example, my username is Silvercore,  if one wished to leave feedback for me they would enter http://www.firearmscanada.com/author/silvercore

Hopefully this helps.

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SHOT Show 2013 Day 1

Announcement January 15, 2013

SHOT Show 2013 is underway and I thought I would share a few thoughts from todays range day.  First and foremost…. it was cold.  I know, as the yanks would tell me.. “you’re Canadian, you should be used to the cooler temperatures”.  But I was under the distinct impression I was leaving Canada for the warmer desert climates Vegas has to offer!  Thankfully, I never travel without a toque which abated hypothermia in conjunction with a thin t-shirt and my Arcteryx Gamma Hoody.  If it wasn’t so windy, I’m sure people would be quite comfortable, but as it stood even the show famous for scantly clad booth models were now seen sporting scarves and down jackets. One booth even pulled out at water they had sitting in the shade for the last hour to marvel at the fact it was now frozen solid!

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How to raise a concern.

Announcement June 20, 2012

Do you have concerns about a particular ad or user?  This post is here to explain the preferred format that we would like you to follow to ensure the fastest results.

 

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Deal locally, search ads locally

Announcement June 18, 2012

All ads from this date forward will be categorized with search tags by both province and city

You have always been able to search for firearms in your province by entering you province’s full name in the buy and sell search browser.  We have taken this one step further by making it mandatory that all new ads provide their city information as well.

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There have been some major changes at Firearms Canada!

Announcement June 15, 2012

You asked for it, and we listened.  Firearms Canada has now implemented a user rating system for you to provide feedback on your transactions with other users.  When viewing an ad, simply select the “Poster” tab beside the “Contact” tab to access the “Rate User” feature.  You will be given the option to rate the user on a scale of 1 – 10 and leave a comment.  Your username will be attached to the comment for others to read.

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Self-Regulating with the Firearms Canada Forum

Announcement July 29, 2011

Firearms Canada receives several hundred emails each day. As a free service for the Canadian firearm community, we do our best to answer everyone’s questions in a timely fashion but we have long since reached a point where we can really use the communities assistance.

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Knives for Sale

Announcement April 5, 2011

 

 

 

 

I realize that this website is called “Firearms Canada”, but knives are only a logical accoutrement.  To that end, we have added an additional category to the buy and sell where our members can post their knives.  If this category proves popular, we will further refine the knife directory for ease of navigation.

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Google Maps Integration

Announcement February 27, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to hear your thoughts…………

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Storage of Non-Restricted Firearms

Policy, Regulation and Law February 7, 2011

 

 

You have obtained your firearms license and have just purchased your first non-restricted firearm and want to know how you can legally store it.

In a nutshell, you have three storage options available to you.  It is important to note that regardless of which method you choose to employ when storing your firearm they must always be unloaded.

The three methods are as follows:

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Disarming the Harmless

Editorial January 22, 2011

It is not often that I read an article of this calibre (if you will pardon the pun) printed in the paper.

I felt it was worth re-posting here.

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Clearing a Double Feed in your Remington 870

Training January 20, 2011

 

 

 

A friend of mine was having some issues with his pump action shotgun when we were hunting in the marshlands of Ladner BC.  The shell latch would fail which would cause a double feed in the shotgun essentially jamming the action open and rendering fire firearm inoperable.  He explained to me that this was happening on a regular basis and that he would have to use his knife or a stick to pry the round out.

I showed him a simple stoppage clearance drill that we commonly teach on our shotgun courses.

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Classifications of Firearms in Canada

Policy, Regulation and Law January 16, 2011

In Canada, we have 3 major classifications of firearms namely Non-Restricted, Restricted and Prohibited.

Let’s talk a bit about each.

Non-Restricted:

 

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“You’re not what I pictured”

Editorial January 6, 2011

Several years ago, while conducting interviews for firearms instructors to work for my training company Silvercore Inc. I found myself face to face with a well dressed petite woman who on appearances alone one would not associate the words “Firearms Instructor” with.

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How to obtain a Firearms License in Canada

Policy, Regulation and Law, Training January 6, 2011

 

Obtaining a firearms license in Canada is not as daunting of a task as some may lead you to believe, it does however require that you have some basic firearms knowledge as well have the ability to pass a criminal record check.

Firearms Licenses in Canada are broken down into the following categories:

  • Adult aged 18 or older Possession and Acquisition License (or P.A.L.)
  • Adult Possession Only License (or P.O.L.)
  • Minors Firearms License (under the age of 18)

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Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

Training January 6, 2011

 

As discussed in a previous post, if you wish to obtain a Canadian firearm license (PAL) you must first successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and possibly the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course depending on the classification of firearms you wish to possess and acquire.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course came into inception in 1994 and it was intended to be an all inclusive introduction into the safe and legal use of firearms.  When designing the course, the Canadian government met with various representatives from different branches of firearms use and ownership and asked for their input.

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Why does anyone “need” a firearm in Canada?

Editorial January 6, 2011

 

The question of necessity as it pertains to firearms in Canada is an interesting one.  Sure we have all heard our American counterparts’ mantra about their “right to bear arms”, but this is Canada and the reoccurring question I have heard is “why on earth would anyone need a firearm”?
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Dispelling the Myth’s of Firearms Ownership In Canada

Editorial January 6, 2011

I have been fortunate enough to have firearms experts safely instruct and mentor me from a very early age. Including the same firearms training as the police before I reached my teens, and soon after held certifications from Smith and Wesson, Glock, Remington, Beretta, and the Canadian government to name a few. I have been fortunate to be exposed to the professional side of firearms ownership, and that expertise has shaped my perspective of firearms ownership in Canada. I want to give back to the community by dispelling some of the firearm myths as well as answer the questions I hear most frequently. Some points of interest that have been raised are:

  • Why would anyone need a firearm?
  • Can anyone own firearms in Canada?  If so, what types of firearms and how do they start?
  • How can you legally
    • Store
    • transport or,
    • display firearms
    • My relative has a firearm that they left for me, what do I do?

If you have any questions you would like to have answered, by all means drop me an email and I will do my best to have them addressed.

Sincerely,

Travis Bader

CEO

Firearms Canada Inc.

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  • Recurring Questions

    by on May 15, 2017 - 0 Comments

    “I can’t upload a picture to my ad” Recently, Firearms Canada has increased the maximum allowable upload size of pictures to 2mb.  Remember to check the size of the photo you are trying to upload to ensure it is smaller than the 2mb. “I tried to log in but the site said that I was banned!” […]

  • General Internet Fraud Awareness and Firearms Canada Etiquette

    by on May 11, 2017 - 0 Comments

    General Internet Fraud Awareness and Firearms Canada Etiquette  Always follow all laws and regulations.  A legitimate buyer or seller will not ask you to circumvent the law, the sties rules, or your personal sense of right and wrong.  Remember, you are legally required to verify the legitimacy of a buyer or sellers firearms licence.  Use […]

  • Thank you Wolfstrack!

    by on May 22, 2017 - 0 Comments

    While this site has many supportive members and admin, I would like to take a moment to publicly acknowledge one who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help ensure the sites security and access to all. Firearms Canada’s admin and members would like to publicly thank Wolfstrack for his tireless efforts […]

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