Gun Market Is ‘Fractured’ as Alberta, B.C. Slump, Ontario Steady

This is a “very fractured year” for Canada’s gun market, Wes Winkel, the president of the country’s main industry group, said after hearing from executives this week.

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Gun Imports Rise in Choppy Year to 2nd-Highest Level on Record

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Canadian gun imports jumped in the first nine months of the year to the second-highest level on record, in a turbulent period that saw shipments surge before a planned legal change, and then plunge.

The gains were driven by shotguns from Italy, rifles from Finland and handguns from Austria.

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RCMP’s Top Gun Suppliers 2016: Colt Canada, M.D. Charlton, S&W

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Colt Canada Corp. was the RCMP’s biggest supplier of guns last year, as Canada’s national police equipped officers with AR-15 rifles. M.D. Charlton Co., which sells SIG Sauer, Mossberg and Winchester among its brands, came second, followed by Smith & Wesson Corp. in third place.

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