RGSL only uses guns which are “disabled”. That is, guns which are still legally considered to be firearms. That’s because if RGSL put firing pins back into them, they would function again – but without those pins, they’re disabled, and thus are safe for training – they cannot fire any ammunition at all.

RGSL also only uses inert or dummy ammunition. All our primers have been crushed, burned, removed or are otherwise absent. No explosive compounds are allowed on-site during courses for everyone’s safety.

Guns come in three different statuses in Canada – guns which are active (ready to load/fire now), disabled (could be made to fire again but aren’t functional at present) and deactivated (somebody has signed off on the destruction of an integral part – these guns are no longer “guns”).