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

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.

In the following interview, Steve Kuang, Tenda’s founder and owner, discusses his company, strategy, and relations with the industry.

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M+M CEO Considered Pulling M10X Rifle From Canada After Brouhaha

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The M10X rifle. The M10X-DMR for Canada (not shown) will have a longer barrel and other impovements. Source: M+M Industries

TheGunBlog.ca — M+M Industries Inc. came close to aborting plans to offer its M10X rifle in Canada after a storm of confusion about the seller and price, Chief Executive Officer Mike Meier said. The discord has overshadowed enthusiasm about the gun and poisoned relations among companies, unleashed a wave of anger by shooters and prompted calls for boycotts.

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How Much Does a Gun Cost in Canada?

TheGunBlog.ca — Factoid: The average price of a gun in Canada is $564, based on official statistics and some assumptions.

That information and the rest of this article won’t help you budget your next purchase or the cost of getting into shooting or hunting. It probably won’t help you with anything at all, unless you enjoy geeking out about firearms and data about them.

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Yukon’s Gun Store: Hunters Mean Business Is ‘Really Good’

If you want to talk with Tammy Gabriel, the manager of Yukon’s main gun store, you’d better make an appointment outside of business hours. During my visit to Hougen’s Sportslodge in Whitehorse on the Friday before Labour Day weekend, she kindly agreed to my last-minute request for an interview, but was so busy serving customers that I mainly just watched her in action.

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Three Questions for Al Flaherty’s Owner Domenic Saverino

Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store, founded in Toronto during World War II, has grown to become one of Canada’s biggest firearms retailers. It’s also the last remaining gun shop in Canada’s largest city.

Pressure on the company and its peers continues to mount. The government is preparing new gun laws, a costly requirement to mark new firearms is set to become mandatory next year as part of a UN treaty, and the pending combination of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Inc. threatens to increase competition and squeeze profit margins at smaller stores.

The following are comments by Domenic Saverino, the owner of Al Flaherty’s. He made them by e-mail on Dec. 5 in response to questions from TheGunBlog.ca (Follow on Twitter: @TheGunBlog).

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