SHOT Show 2019 Round Up: Anschütz, Blaser to Kel-Tec and Tenda

28 Jan 2019 — Here are some of my highlights from this year’s SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade show for the firearm industry. The expo ran last week in Las Vegas. It started with a range day. Names You’ll See Below AmChar, Anschütz, Blaser, Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), Daniel Defense, European Arms Distributor, Galco, Kel-Tec, Peacekeeper Products,…

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Glock’s New G48 Is Its First Pistol Designed to Be Canada Legal

2 Jan 2019

(Update Jan. 05 at 13:15 Toronto time: Adds Al Flaherty’s price and availability.) — Glock GmbH, the maker of the world’s bestselling handgun, designed its new model 48 pistol as its first standard firearm developed specifically to be legal in Canada, one of the company’s largest recurring markets outside the U.S. The single-stack 9 mm…

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Glock Says New 19X Pistol Is Arriving in Canada Next Week

11 Jul 2018 — Glock GmbH, the maker of the world’s bestselling handgun, said the first thousand Canadian versions of its new model 19X pistol will start arriving in Canada next week, en route to sport shooters across the country.

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Glock Says G19 Canadian First Batch Is Sold, Considers 19X Next

16 Mar 2018 — Glock GmbH said its first batch of model 19 pistols made for Canada was bought up by distributors and is heading to stores, in what a retailer described as one of the hottest new handguns in more than a decade. The Austrian company said it plans to make more and is leaning toward…

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Browning Says Hi Power Pistol ‘No Longer in Production’

8 Feb 2018 — Browning said its Hi Power pistol is “no longer in production,” signaling the end of a gun once made in Canada and that is still the general sidearm of the army.

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SHOT Show 2018 Round Up: Aimpoint to Walther Via Surefire

28 Jan 2018 — Here are some people, products, companies and humour that caught my attention this week at SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade expo for the firearm industry.

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Glock Is Considering Model 19 Gen 5 and 19X Pistols for Canada

24 Jan 2018 — Glock GmbH, which is about to ship a special Canadian edition of its model 19 Gen 4 pistol, is considering whether to make similar versions of the model 19 Gen 5 and model 19X.

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SHOT Show 2018: Military/Police Range Day Report

23 Jan 2018 — It’s hard to imagine a more gratifying day of shooting than trying out the newest guns and gear under a blue sky with a mountain as your backstop. That’s what it was like at yesterday’s Military/Law Enforcement Range Day for SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade expo for the firearm industry. Following are some…

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Glock 19 Canadian Model: Latest Photos and Specifications

16 Jan 2018 — Here are the latest photos and technical specifications of the Glock 19 Canadian version. The images, provided by the company, show the pistol’s extended barrel and laser-engraved maple leaf. The Canadian edition of the world’s most popular pistol is expected in stores this month.

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Glock Says Canadian Model 19 Coming in January, Price to Drop

14 Dec 2017 — Glock GmbH said the Canadian version of its model 19 pistol will start arriving in January, and that prices will drop next year.

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

8 Nov 2017 — 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…

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Glock 19 Canadian Version Coming With Special Barrel, Maple Leaf

17 Sep 2017 — Glock GmbH is designing a special version of its model 19 compact pistol for Canada, with a unique barrel and a laser-engraved maple leaf on the slide.

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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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CZ Scorpion EVO Approved by RCMP as ‘Restricted’ 5-Round Firearm

6 Apr 2017

Ceska Zbrojovka AS’s Scorpion EVO 3 S1 gun chambered in 9 mm was approved for sale in Canada after the RCMP classified it as a “Restricted” firearm for use with five-round magazines.

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SIG Sauer MPX Approved by RCMP as 5-Round ‘Restricted’ Carbine

31 Mar 2017

Sig Sauer Inc.’s MPX firearm chambered in 9 mm is now available to Canadian shooters after the RCMP classified it as a “Restricted” carbine for use with a five-round magazine, the same as an AR-15. A “non-restricted” model may come later.

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Petition to Legalize Silencers Gets 3,000 Signatures in 24 Hours

18 Feb 2017

A petition to the government of Canada to legalize firearm silencers got more than 3,000 signatures in its first 24 hours online, suggesting wide appeal for a device to protect hearing and reduce noise complaints around shooting ranges.

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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 (Twitter: @TheGunBlog).

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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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