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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Canada’s Police Guns 2018: Blue Line Magazine Survey

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Blue Line survey shows Glock now dominates the market for Canadian police handguns. Source: www.BlueLine.ca

TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH dominates the market for Canadian police handguns and is attracting agencies faster than any other company, a survey by Blue Line magazine showed. Colt Canada Corp. supplies police with the most AR-15 rifles, and the most-popular police shotgun is the Remington 870.

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Shooters Pack Meeting to Support Range at Firearms Outlet Canada

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Shooters pack a meeting at Ajax Town Hall in Ontario on 27 Feb. 2017 to support a proposed gun range.

Shooters from across southern Ontario packed a municipal meeting in Ajax, about 45 km east of Toronto, to support a proposal by Firearms Outlet Canada gun store to build an indoor firing range. Besides gun shows, it was the biggest gathering of Canadian shooters that I’ve ever witnessed.

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Did You Know? Canada Has More Than 4,500 Firearms Businesses

Canada has more than 4,500 licensed firearms businessesDid you know? According to the RCMP Commissioner of Firearms report for 2015:

As of December 31, 2015, there were 4,522 firearms businesses in Canada licensed under the Firearms Act, not including carriers and museums. Of these, 2,117 were licensed to sell only ammunition.

That’s a lot of jobs for a lot of people, from small businesses to big corporations.

It also represents a 2.6 percent decline from the year before, when the country was home to 4,641 firearms businesses, of which 2,345 were licensed to sell only ammo, according to the 2014 report.

What is a “firearms business”? The 2015 report says:

A business, museum or organization that manufactures, sells, possesses, handles, displays or stores firearms or ammunition must have a firearms business licence. Employees who handle firearms for these businesses must also have firearms licences, and all restricted and prohibited firearms in a business inventory must be registered.

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