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RSS Feed Tutorial

Training April 26, 2018

Have you noticed the little symbols which can be found on the top of each category of the Firearms Canada website? This is called an RSS Feed and by clicking on it you can subscribe to a category that interests you most and receive an alert for any new content specific to that feed.

What is an RSS Feed?
RSS feed stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, which is essentially simple text files that when submitted to feed directories, will allow subscribers to see new content once it’s been added.

This means that you won’t have to search through feeds on Firearms Canada and try to determine what is new and what is old, you will automatically get updates for new items posted, so long as you have subscribed to that RSS feed.

What do I need to subscribe to an RSS feed?
To subscribe to an RSS feed you will need something called a feed reader which can group your content based on its category to be read and viewed effortlessly.

A feed reader or feed aggregator is a way to view all your feeds at one time via one interface. There are many different types of feed readers, some are web-based which means you view content from your internet browser using a specific feed reader. Some internet browsers will also have built-in feed readers, while others come in the form of an application on your computer desktop. There are also feed readers available for those of you that like to use your mobile device to view things and also email based feed readers that you can adjust the frequency of notifications for.

 

Follow the steps below to set up your RSS Feed on Firearms Canada. You can click the pictures below to enlarge them.

Step 1: Login to your Firearms Canada Account and go to the main page of the website.


Step 2: Click on a category of interest to you that you want RSS feed updates for.
Categories on Firearms Canada include:

  1. Air  Rifles/ Pistols and Paintball,
  2. Ammo and Reloading,
  3. Antique / Memorabilia,
  4. Bows / Crossbows,
  5. Firearms- Non-Restricted,
  6. Firearms – Prohibited,
  7. Firearms – Restricted,
  8. Gear and Equipment,
  9. Knives, Swords, Bayonets,
  10. Optics, and
  11. Parts / Accessories and Cleaning Supplies



Step 3: Click on the RSS Feed symbol in the desired category on Firearms Canada. When you do this, coding will be generated in your web browser, you won’t need to do anything with this.


Step 4A:  If you do not have a feed reader, then you will need to select the URL that shows up in your web browser for the feed you selected on and copy it.

Step 4B:  If you do have a feed reader, you may have a box pop up like the one illustrated in the picture below to subscribe to that feed without using the URL link.


Step 5A: If you do not have a feed reader, you will need to get one. This can be done by doing a simple Google Search for “Feed Readers”  and once you have selected a feed reader that best suits your wants and needs you will need to paste the URL you copied from the feed and put it into your feed reader (as outlined in Step 4A). This will subscribe you to that feed.


Step 5B: If you have a feed reader, and you have clicked Subscribe (as outlined in Step 4B) you can then click on the symbol for RSS Feeds to view updates. The feed reader illustrated in the picture below is of a built-in browser feed reader which is an extension for Google Chrome.


Step 6: When viewing ads through the feed reader, if you find one of interest you would like to contact the seller about or want additional information on, you can click on the link for the ad which will re-direct you to the ad listing on the website.

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SMS Notifications Tutorial

Training March 14, 2018

As a seller on Firearms Canada you can add a mobile number to your account. When another member tries to contact you using the inquiry form you will receive an instant SMS Notification. You won’t have to miss out on a deal with another member again. This feature is optional, so if you want to continue receiving only emails you can leave the phone number field blank.

To activate this feature on your account follow the steps below to set up your mobile number to have SMS notifications.

Step 1: When on the homepage of Firearms Canada, click on “My Dashboard” which can be found at the top right corner.

Step 2: You will then scroll down to Dashboard options and click on the “Edit Profile” option.

Step 3: This will take you to all your Profile Details. Scroll down to almost the very bottom of the page and you will find the “Mobile Number” field. You will then want to type in the number you wish to receive SMS messages on.

Step 4: Receive SMS Notifications to your mobile device.

Standard SMS rates may apply. Please note that you may opt out of SMS Notifications through your profile settings on Firearms Canada at any time by following the first 2 Steps above and then removing the phone number instead of adding it as mentioned in Step 3.

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Featured Ad’s

Training January 22, 2018

Are you looking for a quick sale or do you need your ad to stand out? Featuring your Ad is a great way to do that!

By using the “Featured Ad” attribute your ad will have a ribbon across the top left corner and a highlighted red background which is just another way to make your posting stand out from other regular ads. It will also show up in the Featured Listings at the top of the front page of the website. This way your ad will still be on the first page even if its not a newer ad anymore. Continue reading …

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Bump Up Your Ad

Training December 22, 2017

We’ve implemented a lot of features in the last 6 months and we’d like to make sure that our members are able to take advantage of them, so we’re including How-To’s in our Blog!

“Bump your Ad”  is exactly as it sounds, you can bump your ad to the top of the ad listings when searching query results. This increases the chance of your ad being viewed more and sets active posters apart from other sellers. Please note that when looking to use this feature, you will have to wait 72 hours after the initial posting of a new ad before you can bump it to the top, if it hasn’t reached that time period yet you won’t see the option to bump your ad. Please be aware there is a nominal fee of $0.99 for bumping your ad. Continue reading …

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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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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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