Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login

Easy Ways to Promote Your Firearms on Firearms Canada

Announcement August 17, 2017

Easy Ways to Promote Your Firearms on Firearms Canada!

1. Choose Your Words Wisely

When listing your item on Firearms Canada, choose your wording carefully and use the right keywords. Keep your title concise, but use as many descriptive words as you effectively can, so that your item will appear in more searches. The more descriptive you are, the fewer questions you’ll have to deal with from possible buyers. To find the right keywords, consider all of the terms you might use to describe the item, and then fit the words together. For example, instead of “Remington 870,” use “Remington 870 Express Synthetic Pump Action Shotgun.” Do a search in Firearms Canada to look for examples of similar listings with a lot of activity.

2. Be Honest

Always tell the truth on the items that you are trying to sell, you’ll gain a better reputation on Firearms Canada. Improving your reputation will boost sales. Reputation is very important in the Firearms Canada community. People are often tempted to complain, and it’s very easy to get negative comments that can hurt you long term. So if there’s a scratch or dent on an item, be upfront about it. While you might make a few sales at lower prices, hiding imperfections will cost you even more in the long run. Some buyers are even looking for some used or refurbished items that they can fix up, but no one likes being surprised by an item in poor condition.

3. Create a Professional Listing

With any business, the more professional you look, the more people will trust you. Make sure you have good pictures of your item and a clear, well-written description. A bulleted list in your description will be very attractive for potential buyers. You’ll catch more attention with short, informative lines that don’t waste time or take up a lot of space.

4. Take Good Pictures

Don’t go crazy with pictures; quality is far more important than quantity. Photos are a great tool for sales, but you don’t need more than three per item.

Posting pictures that have visual appeal will attract potential buyers. Make sure that your pictures represent the item well by taking pictures from all sides and angles. Use an appropriate amount of lighting, and use a neutral background. Remember, no one wants to see your item in the context of your messy house. Do not post any blurry pictures. If your item does have an imperfection, take a picture of it.

5. Set the Right Price

Set the best price for your item. Do some research on the type of firearm or accessory you are trying to sell and set the price accordingly.

6. Website Activity  

In maintaining your activity on Firearms Canada you are engaging in advertising for your business at a low cost as the website itself is advertised on a regular basis through various sources such as firearm magazines/news papers and monthly gun shows and much more. 

7. Be Clear about Your Policies

To avoid any confusion and to maintain your reputation, make sure your listing is clear about any policies that you may have, on returns and shipping for example. You don’t want to waste time dealing with an upset customer because you weren’t open about your policies upfront. That’s time you could be spending on selling another item.

If practicable, use a seven-day return policy that requires customers to pay for half of the shipping costs. Customers are more likely to take a chance on your item if they know that they can return it, but if they have to pay for part of the return shipping, they’re less likely to take advantage of you.

8. Ship Smartly, and Don’t Inflate the Cost

If buyers see an unreasonable shipping cost, they won’t even give your item a chance. In fact, if the actual shipping cost is low, take the loss and don’t charge them for it. Free shipping is very attractive to potential buyers.

9. Practice Good Customer Service

In the Firearms Canada community, providing good customer service goes a long way. Maintaining good relationships within the site will build a good reputation for yourself as a seller and for the site which will drive more potential buyers.

Respond to your buyers’ questions in a timely manner. Even if you don’t have the answer right away let them know you have received the enquiry and that you will get back to them. Promptly send your invoices, and let your buyers know when their item is on the way.

Be kind and courteous, just like you’d expect to be treated. Work with your buyers if there are some special circumstances that are within reason.

13 total views, 1 today

Special Bulletin for Businesses No. 72

Announcement July 14, 2017

Background

The maximum capacity of a cartridge magazine is set out in Part 4 of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted.  The Regulations prescribe “prohibited devices”, and a magazine that has a capacity which exceeds the maximum permitted capacity is a prohibited device. Businesses can be in possession of prohibited devices if appropriately licensed.  However, individuals may not possess prohibited devices.

Continue reading …

51 total views, 0 today

Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act

Announcement July 14, 2017

 

Full Text 

On June 18, 2015, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney, highlighted the Royal Assent of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act.This legislation amends the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code.

The news release published by Public Safety Canada provided the following information:

Effective immediately, these changes to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Codedo the following:

  • Make classroom participation in firearms safety courses mandatory for first-time licence applicants;
  • Provide for the discretionary authority of Chief Firearms Officers (CFOs) to be subject to the regulations;
  • Strengthen the Criminal Code provisions relating to orders prohibiting the possession of firearms where a person is convicted of an offence involving domestic violence; and
  • Provide the Governor in Council with the authority to prescribe firearms to be non-restricted or restricted (such prescribing would be informed by independent expert advice).

Within the next several months, upon a date fixed by an order in council, the following changes will come into effect:

  • Creation of a six-month grace period at the end of the five-year licence period to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork delays around license renewals;
  • Elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licences (PALs);
  • Authorizations to Transport become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities such as target shooting; taking a firearm home after a transfer; going to a gunsmith, gun show, a Canadian port of exit; or a peace officer or a Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) for verification, registration or disposal; and
  • Sharing of firearms import information when restricted and prohibited firearms are imported into Canada by businesses.

Ce bulletin est aussi disponible en français

 

Legislative Summary of Bill C-42: An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts * Full Text

Keep Up With Useful and Fun Firearms Training On Social Media  

77 total views, 1 today

CRITIQUE OF CANADA FIREARMS PROGRAM 2014 FIESD ANNUAL REPORT

Announcement July 11, 2017

 

By Gary A. Mauser and Dennis R.Young – June 22, 2017

To start from the beginning, we were both shocked when we saw claims like this one appear in newspapers published across the country:

Continue reading …

59 total views, 0 today

List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms

Policy, Regulation and Law June 29, 2017

List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms – Updated 2017-03-06

Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-RestrictedList of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms – Date modified: 2017-03-06

Continue reading …

165 total views, 1 today

Magazine Attached to or Inserted Into the Firearm

Policy, Regulation and Law June 29, 2017

Cartridge Magazine Attached to or Inserted Into the Firearm

A lot of people have been looking for the regulations surrounding loaded vs unloaded firearms.  Below is the percent section of the regulation as well as links to the original documents. 

Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations

Continue reading …

49 total views, 1 today

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!

77 total views, 0 today

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.

If you experience issues logging in, or being logged out in certain areas of the site, please clear your internet cache and cookies to rectify the issue.

157 total views, 0 today

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.

82 total views, 1 today

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.

785 total views, 0 today

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!

Continue reading …

2238 total views, 2 today

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.

 

Continue reading …

2218 total views, 0 today

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.

Continue reading …

1125 total views, 1 today

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.

Continue reading …

2355 total views, 1 today

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.

Continue reading …

1829 total views, 1 today

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.

2900 total views, 0 today

Google Maps Integration

Announcement February 27, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to hear your thoughts…………

Continue reading …

4369 total views, 0 today

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:

Continue reading …

33747 total views, 10 today

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.

Continue reading …

4217 total views, 0 today

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.

Continue reading …

10509 total views, 1 today

Page 1 of 21 2
  • List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms

    by on June 29, 2017 - 0 Comments

    List of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms – Updated 2017-03-06 Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-RestrictedList of Restricted and Prohibited Firearms – Date modified: 2017-03-06

  • Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act

    by on July 14, 2017 - 0 Comments

      Full Text  On June 18, 2015, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney, highlighted the Royal Assent of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act.This legislation amends the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code. The news release published by Public Safety Canada provided the following information: Effective immediately, these changes to the Firearms Act and the Criminal […]

  • 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 […]

  • CRITIQUE OF CANADA FIREARMS PROGRAM 2014 FIESD ANNUAL REPORT

    by on July 11, 2017 - 0 Comments

      By Gary A. Mauser and Dennis R.Young – June 22, 2017 To start from the beginning, we were both shocked when we saw claims like this one appear in newspapers published across the country:

  • Special Bulletin for Businesses No. 72

    by on July 14, 2017 - 1 Comments

    Background The maximum capacity of a cartridge magazine is set out in Part 4 of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted.  The Regulations prescribe “prohibited devices”, and a magazine that has a capacity which exceeds the maximum permitted capacity […]

Blog Categories

http://www.silvercore.ca|http://www.firearmscanada.com/images/sponsors/logo_Silvercore.jpg|Ad 1|follow
http://www.cabelas.ca/find-a-store/nanaimo/12|http://www.firearmscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Cabelas_logo_canada.jpg|Ad 2|follow
https://steelheadtrading.com|http://firearmscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Steelhead-Square-white.jpg|Ad 3|follow
https://www.canadaammo.com|https://firearmscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CanAm16.png|Ad 4|follow
http://www.reliablegun.com|http://www.firearmscanada.com/images/sponsors/logo_ReliableGun.jpg|Ad 4|follow
http://www.paraord.com|http://www.firearmscanada.com/images/sponsors/logo_ParaOrdnance.jpg|Ad 4|follow
http://www.coltcanada.com|http://www.firearmscanada.com/images/sponsors/logo_ColtCanada.jpg|Ad 4|follow
http://www.4thGenTactical.com|http://www.firearmscanada.com/images/sponsors/logo_FC-4GTLOGO.png|Ad 4|follow