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Happy Birthday Susan Nattrass, Olympic Trap Shooter

5 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Happy Birthday, Susan Nattrass! Following are highlights of a Canadian Olympic trap shooter and world-record setter. Nattrass is possibly the most-decorated and longest-running competitor in Canadian shooting history. Happy Birthday, Susan Nattrass! – Born: 5 Nov 1950, Medicine Hat, Alberta– Trap Shooting World Record 1974-1989– 6 Olympics– 7 Women’s World Champion– Order of…

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Pistol Champion Allan Harding Comments on Bill C-71, Competition

12 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Allan Harding, the 2016 and 2017 Canadian National Pistol Champion, is the only male pistol shooter competing to represent Team Canada in the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Series. He spoke to TheGunBlog.ca about competing around the world while managing a team of software engineers for Adobe Systems, the road to…

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Wolverine’s John Hipwell Comments on Bill C-71, Bans, Business

22 Mar 2018

(Correction April 9: Corrects rifle model to AR-180-B. March 23: Corrects corporate designation of Wolverine Supplies.) TheGunBlog.ca — Following are comments by John Hipwell, the founder of Wolverine Supplies Ltd., one of Canada’s largest independent gun stores.

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Q&A With Tenda’s Steve Kuang: Low Prices Attract New Shooters

14 Feb 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Tenda Canada Inc., an online gun store, says it aims to keep prices low to attract new people to the shooting sports. Industry experts estimate the company has grown so fast that it’s now one of the country’s top firearm retailers. But some suppliers say they’ve stopped deliveries over how Tenda does business.…

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Andrew Scheer on Guns: Recap of New Conservative Leader’s Policy

27 May 2017

Andrew Scheer was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada today, (hopefully!) putting him on course to become the next prime minister. His proposed gun policy is reproduced below.

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Hanging Out at Beretta Canada With Benelli, Sako and Tikka

11 May 2017

Today I got to visit the Canadian facilities of Italy’s Beretta Holding SpA, whose brands include Benelli, Beretta, Sako, Stoeger and Tikka guns, and Burris and Steiner optics. My hosts showed me the offices and target range, but we spent most of the time in the showroom.

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Meeting Terry Korth

2 May 2017

I drive south from my hotel in Calgary for about 45 minutes and park in front of a low-rise building surrounded by fields. It’s 9:45 a.m. on the last Monday in January and I’m here to meet Terry Korth, the owner and chief executive officer of one of Canada’s largest distributors of guns and ammunition. I…

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NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Day One: The NRA Store

27 Apr 2017

I arrived in Atlanta today for the annual meeting of the U.S. National Rifle Association, which describes itself as “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” As far as I’m aware, the group’s more than 5 million members make it the biggest shooter’s rights association in the world. Some 80,000 people are expected at this year’s gathering, more than…

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We Paid $380,600 to Coalition for Gun Control in 2002: Hoplite

15 Apr 2017

Canadians paid $380,600 to the Coalition for Gun Control in 2002 through government funding, according to a report by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada and published by Hoplite Tactical. Even if it was 15 years ago, it shows how gun owners, shooters and hunters finance those fighting us. This isn’t just ancient history.

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Gary Mauser Officially Starts ‘Justice for Gun Owners’ Blog

11 Apr 2017

Gary Mauser, one of Canada’s leading academics on firearms, inaugurated his new website today, Justice for Gun Owners: Fighting for Sensible Canadian Gun Laws.

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Q&A With Glock Canada Sales Manager James Cassells

24 Mar 2017

The following is a Q&A with James Cassells, Glock Inc.’s sales manager for Canada. Cassells joined Austria-based Glock about 5 years ago after more than 30 years with the Toronto Police Service, including 10 years with its SWAT unit, the Emergency Task Force. TheGunBlog.ca spoke with Cassells by telephone on March 22 about Glock in Canada…

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A Kijiji for Canadian Gun Owners? GunPost.ca

14 Mar 2017

If you ever want to buy or sell a gun in Canada, Andre Perreault hopes you’ll use the website he developed as a Kijiji for firearms: GunPost.ca.

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Recognizing Women Shooters for International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2017

For International Women’s Day today, the TheGunBlog.ca is recognizing Canadian women and girls who shoot or who help the shooting community. See the partial list below.

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SHOT Show 2017 Roundup: From Aimpoint to M&P 2.0 to Tikka Arctic

13 Feb 2017

SHOT Show 2017 was one of the biggest trade shows in Las Vegas and I visited only a small number of booths. Here are a few personal highlights, in addition to these, these and this. Thank you to everyone who described their products or business, and who “liked,” shared, reposted, retweeted or followed TheGunBlog.ca (Twitter: @TheGunBlog).

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Ontario to Train 35-40 New Gun-Safety Instructors in 2017, 2018

8 Feb 2017

Ontario plans to train 35 to 40 new firearms-safety instructors this year and next out of hundreds of potential applicants, as the province seeks to balance the availability of teachers with demand by students wanting to own guns.

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SHOT Show 2017: Meet the MK36H Rifle, Part M14, Part AR-15

19 Jan 2017

You’d think someone would have long ago built a firearm that combined two of the most popular U.S. rifle designs, the M14/M1A and the AR-15. Apparently not, until now.

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SHOT Show 2017, Day 1: Aimpoint, C-More, Comp-Tac, P226 Legion

17 Jan 2017

The show space is huge. The number of attendees is massive. The number of guns and gear is overwhelming. The following are my highlights from Day 1 of SHOT Show 2017. Aimpoint: New ‘Micro S-1’ for Shotguns. Aimpoint said at a press conference that it developed a new red-dot sight for shotguns, the Micro S-1. It’s similar…

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SHOT Show 2017: Military/Police Range Day Report

16 Jan 2017

Today’s SHOT Show range day for military and police was a blast.

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SHOT Show 2017: Badged and Ready

15 Jan 2017

I picked up my badge for SHOT Show in Las Vegas today and am now ready for the world’s largest gun show. Attending will be a dream come true and will tick an item on my bucket list.

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Colt Canada C8 SAS Rifle Gets Technical Review by Chris Bartocci

28 Dec 2016

If you’re interested in AR-15 rifles, Canadian firearms or special-forces weapons, you might enjoy Chris Bartocci’s analysis of a rifle that Colt Canada Corp. developed for Britain’s Special Air Service.

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