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Wilderness Authorization to Carry WATC FAQ. Individuals who need protection from wild animals while working at your lawful occupation

What form do I need to apply for the WATC?

What form do I need to apply for the WATC?

What form do I need to apply for the WATC? Form RCMP 5491 Application for an Authorization to Carry Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Handguns  https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/firearms-forms#f5 Authorization to carry Using a firearm for wilderness protection In general, the only firearms allowed for wilderness protection are: non-restricted rifles shotguns However, you may be authorized to carry a handgun or […]

Is there a fee to apply for the WATC?

Is there a fee to apply for the WATC?

Is there a fee to apply for the WATC? Yes, The fee for an Authorization to Carry (ATC) a restricted firearm or prohibited handgun depends on the amount of time and the reason for which you need the authorization. $40 – 1 Year Maximum  $80 – 2 Years Maximum (only available for selected renewals)   […]

Do I need to take a course to apply for a WATC?

Do I need to take a course to apply for a WATC?

Do I need to take a course to apply for a WATC? No! The WATC is issued to professionals who have passed a Proof of Proficiency (PoP). A course is not required to shoot the WATC. BC Firearms Academy provides training for those interested in perfecting their skills. For those requiring only the WATC BCFA […]

How long is the WATC proof of proficiency valid for?

How long is the WATC proof of proficiency valid for?

How long is the WATC proof of proficiency valid for? Within 12 Months Current Proof of Firearms Proficiency (undertaken within the previous 12 months)  Authorizations to Carry Issuance A chief firearms officer shall not issue to an individual an authorization to carry a particular restricted firearm or prohibited handgun that is needed in the circumstances […]

What is the Proof of Proficiency for the WATC? 

What is the Proof of Proficiency for the WATC? 

What is the Proof of Proficiency for the WATC?  The applicant must shoot in both standing and kneeling positions for each distance 5, 10 and 15. For each firing position at each distance, the applicant must discharge six (6) rounds, unsupported, within 20 seconds, in one continuous motion. Book Your WATC https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/events/category/live-fire/watc/ Assessment: • The […]

What is the most common firearm used for the WATC?

What is the most common firearm used for the WATC?

What is the most common firearm used for the WATC? Glock 20 in 10mm Auto. The GLOCK 20 delivers formidable force downrange with high accuracy.  The 10 mm Auto is a reliable companion providing a safe and accurate finishing shot. Firearms: • The firearm used during the POP must be the same firearm the applicant […]

Who can apply for a Wilderness Authorization To Carry or WATC?

Who can apply for a Wilderness Authorization To Carry or WATC?

Who can apply for a Wilderness Authorization To Carry or WATC? Individuals who need protection from wild animals while working at your lawful occupation. Using a Firearm for Wilderness Protection WATC – Wilderness Authorization to Carry Proof of Proficiency  Typically, the firearms program only allows firearms allowed for wilderness protection are non-restricted rifles and shotguns. The following […]