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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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Welcome to Firearms Canada’s New Site!

Announcement January 4, 2011

Greetings,

In the interest of creating the ultimate resource for you, the active sportsperson, hunter, competitor, collector, outdoors person, field worker or just plain firearm enthusiast we have created Firearms Canada Inc.

Firearms Canada is growing every day, and with a free buy and sell service, forum and complete listing of businesses, Firearms Canada strives to provide an unparalleled level of service to you.

In reality, this is your site.  You are encouraged to join in the conversation and help guide legal firearms ownership and use to the next level.  To use the famous aphorism of Francis Bacon, “Knowledge is Power”.  Firearms Canada wants to provide you with the power by giving you the opportunity to share your knowledge with the rest of the world.

Whether it is by posting comments, emailing us your suggestions, participating in the forum or simply feeding your passion on the free buy and sell, you are helping to preserve the fundamental freedom of legal firearms ownership and use in Canada.

This is going to be a fun journey and I am glad you are along to help shape it’s path.

Sincerely,

Travis Bader
CEO
Firearms Canada Inc.

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  • How to obtain a Firearms License in Canada

    by on January 6, 2011 - 0 Comments

      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 […]

  • Classifications of Firearms in Canada

    by on January 16, 2011 - 0 Comments

    In Canada, we have 3 major classifications of firearms namely Non-Restricted, Restricted and Prohibited. Let’s talk a bit about each. Non-Restricted:  

  • Storage of Non-Restricted Firearms

    by on February 7, 2011 - 0 Comments

        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 […]

  • "You're not what I pictured"

    by on January 6, 2011 - 3 Comments

    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.

  • Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course

    by on January 6, 2011 - 0 Comments

      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 […]

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