Colt Canada Unveils the C8A4

Colt Canada have unveiled their C8A4 at the CANSEC 2024 trade fair in Ottawa. The new rifle is seeking to fulfill the Canadian Army’s ‘Canadian Modular Assault Rifle’ requirement which has been shaping up over the last couple of years. The ‘Canadian Modular Assault Rifle’ project is the latest element of the Canadian armed forces’ small arms modernization program which has seen the adoption of the SIG Sauer P320 as the C22 to replace the long-service Browning Hi-Power and the adoption of the C20 designated marksman rifle.

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BlackCreek Labs Bronco, Bison Lineup: From Varmints To Big Game

Canadian shooters are currently trying to navigate a legal tangle that saw practically all semi-auto rifles banned a few months back, with changes that now allow those rifles to continue in usage, but more bans coming and… blah blah blah. It’s almost impossible to keep on top of it all, but the gun industry up north is doing its best, and the BlackCreek Labs Bronco/Bison lineup is proof.

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Savage Arms Rimfire Plant Expands To Start Production Of New Lever-Actions

The firearms business is booming in all corners, and that includes your basic .22s. As a sign of the times, the Savage Arms rimfire plant in Canada is expanding in the coming months—and one of the reasons is that Savage needs the space to build new lever-action rifles. They’re also starting a centerfire production line in Canada.

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Canadian Gun Grab Laws See Massive Costs, Before Even Starting

The bill for the Canadian federal government’s current gun grab stands at nearly $42M CAD right now—and the cash-for-seizure program doesn’t appear to be remotely close to getting guns from individual firearms owners.

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Tactical Imports Offers New Type 81M, With Underfolder Option

One of the most popular tactical rifles in Canada is back with a new production run—and while it may see release in some other countries, this is one rifle that will not make it to the U.S. market anytime soon. In the Frozen North, Tactical Imports is now taking orders for the Type 81M, with several upgrades over previous versions of this semi-auto rifle.

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Oh Canada! Canucks Getting Their Gun Licenses In Record Numbers

Canada: Is it America’s hat? A repository of peaceful moose and beaver, but no guns? While the country does indeed have some whacky gun laws, Canadian gun owners are like Australian gun owners: Always doing the best they can with the current rules. And right now, Canadians are applying for firearms licenses in record numbers, even as the government cracks down with tough rhetoric backing laws that are written with little basis in fact.

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POTD: Canadian Door Gunner with GAU-21 Machine Gun

Let it rattle and roll! The Photo Of The Day can be chosen for a variety of reasons, but aerial door gunner pictures are always chosen! These two images are from CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat of the Canadian Armed Forces. According to FN, the FN M3M (GAU-21) is a .50 caliber (12.7x99mm) single barrel rapid-fire machine gun suitable for rotary-wing aircraft applications, providing firepower ranging out to nearly 2000 meters. The FN M3M was designated by the U.S. Navy as the GAU-21 in 2004.

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A Canadian-compliant rifle you can buy in the US

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop takes a look at the CRU Arms Temp, formerly known as the Crusader Arms Templar. This is a rifle designed for the Canadian firearms market, which has restrictions very different from those in the US. The guns we can buy are very different from the ones our syrup-chugging neighbors to the North can buy, and in some instances, they can even get stuff we don’t have here (but obviously those are harder to make a video about).

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Canada Announces 20,000 Rifles For Ukraine

On 11 April, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada would provided Ukraine with “21,000 5.56mm assault rifles” and 2.4 million rounds of ammunition. This latest round of security assistance brings the value of Canada’s aid to Ukraine to CAD 8 billion ($6 billion).

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POTD: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Mentor Ukrainian Forces

Photo Of The Day and we have some images from the Canadian CF Combat Camera group. We see soldiers from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry mentor Ukrainian recruits during live-fire exercises in the United Kingdom.

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POTD: C7A2 – Canadian Armed Forces in Romania

What a fantastic time to be alive, and it’s Photo Of The Day time again! We have a great example of an awkward shooting position above, but staying behind a large wheel for protection is great if you’re getting shot at. We see the Canadian C7A2 5.56-mm Automatic Rifle, which is a mid-life program upgrade from the C7 and C7A1 variants. The upgrade came with ambidextrous controls, and a new configurable buttstock all painted in a low infrared signature. There’s also a possibility to fit it with a bayonet for close combat. The weight is 4.58 kg and it fires 5.56×45 NATO ammunition. The Canadians also use the C8A3 Carbine.

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Rundown: Canadian Small Arms & Light Weapons Transferred to Ukraine

After seeing a considerable number of Colt Canada C7 rifles and C8 carbines being used in Ukraine, I decided to investigate their origins reaching out to various Ministries of Defense to enquire if they had provided the rifles. The Canadian Ministry of National Defence not only confirmed that they had provided various small arms but their spokesperson was also kind enough to confirm some of the types of small arms and light weapons which Canada has transferred to Ukraine since February. 

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POTD: Canadians with VZ-58 Rifles

Welcome back to our Photo Of The Day! If you haven’t shot the back-to-basics VZ-58 rifle, I can tell you that it sends the brass just as pictured here – kind of straight up, and with brute force to a place far, far away. Don’t try to bump fire one with a cap on, because the cap will only catch the flying brass and direct it to your face. Don’t ask me how I know, and follow us for more advice like this.

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POTD: Type 81 SR

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we have a rather interesting Chinese rifle imported to Canada by  Tactical Imports Corporation. This SVD/PSL lookalike called  Type 81 SR is based on the Type 81 rifle which has a hybrid design that merges the Type 56 (Chinese AK-47 variant) and Type 63 (Chinese rifle based on the SKS) rifle designs. The Type 81 SR is chambered in 7.62x39mm and like the Iraqi Tabuk, tries to push this intermediate cartridge into the DMRosphere.

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BREAKING: Canada Selects SIG Sauer P320

The Canadian government has announced that the SIG Sauer P320 will replace the Browning HiPower. The Canadian government will procure an initial batch of 7,000 pistols and holster systems for the Canadian Army. There will be a follow-up option to procure up to 9,500 more pistols for further elements of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and Military Police.

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