How Long and How Much for a Gun Licence in Canada?

(Thank you to everyone who reads this and shares it, making it one of the most-read articles on this website. Thank you also for the coffee money. (See at bottom.)) — Fodollah (his username on Reddit) of Toronto got his gun licence this week after roughly four months and almost $500. Congratulations! asked him for details on timing and costs as a guide for the rest of us.

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What Does ‘Unloaded’ Mean?

Canada Unloaded Gun Revolver

Unloaded revolver.

What is a “loaded” or an “unloaded” firearm?

It’s a simple question, and the answer might seem obvious to you. But if you listen to different people in different parts of the world, you’ll get different answers.

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I Just Bought My First Gun. Now What?

glock pistol gun

Glock 17.

(This is the first of a series of posts about buying, owning, transporting, storing and using firearms. Think of it as: “What They Don’t Teach You in the Firearms Course.”)

I just bought my first gun. Now what do I do?

After three years of imagining, thinking, considering, evaluating, planning, analyzing, anticipating, reviewing, testing and training, I picked a Glock 17 pistol, the bestselling firearm of all time. I’ll explain the reasons for my choice later.

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