Inventory Change: Savage MKII FXP

We have updated our inventory to include a better bolt-action rifle for safe use by students in courses. The new gun is a 2017 Savage MKII FXP. Weight of this rifle is 5.5 lbs (plus the scope, bipod, magazine and ammunition). This rifle will replace an existing gun which has taken a great deal of wear-and-tear, the Canadian iron-sights .22LR Lakefield MKII. A synthetic stock will allow for more wear-and-tear [...]

New Firearms Petitions: E-575 Silencers, & E-1093 CFAC Training

[Displayed: OurCommons.ca Logo] It seems that the sport shooting community in Canada has been making good use of a new government website allowing for electronic petition filing. OurCommons.ca has a section solely dedicated to this, so participating at a meaningful level is now easier for Canadians. A number of sport shooting websites have since picked up these stories. Previously, we had heard of petition E-575, which asks [...]

Firearms Marking Regulations Deferred to December 1, 2018

[Displayed: United Nations Emblem] [UPDATE 1: 5/18/2017 - Government of Canada Order-in-Council document, related, appears. Text of the OIC legislation is pasted below the email exchange.*] Some of our students have been asking us about the UN Arms Treaty, and related Firearms Marking Regulations which were scheduled to come into force at the start of June. These rules will generally mean that imported guns will need to [...]

Old-School Cool: 1946 U.S. Army Video – How Gas Firearms Work

Today we are taking a trip back in time to 1946, when the U.S. War Department prepared this official training film which goes over a few different new (at the time) methods of using gas to cycle a rifle. It's still relevant today, and offers a simple take on how modern semi-automatic guns function. It even has old-timey music and narration (meant for theatres), and has huge [...]