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Frequently Asked Firearms and Firearms License Questions In Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Canadian Firearms Licensing and Canadian Firearms Laws

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 […]

Shooting Disciplines What is Multigun?

Shooting Disciplines What is Multigun?

Shooting Disciplines What is Multigun? Often called 2-Gun or 3 Gun; Rifles, Shotgun, Handgun. Practical shooting events where each of the stages generally requires the competitor to use and transition between a combination of rifles, handguns, and/ or shotguns. Multigun are practical shooting events where each of the stages generally require the competitor to use and transition […]

Shooting Disciplines What is ICORE?

Shooting Disciplines What is ICORE?

Shooting Disciplines What is ICORE? International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts (ICORE) is an international community which promotes action shooting competitions with revolvers. Founded in 1991, the sport has elements from the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, and the Steel Challenge. C.T.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_sports#Para_shooting ICORE In Canada ICORE Canada There are now seven affiliated clubs in the country and year-round […]

Shooting Disciplines What is IPSC?

Shooting Disciplines What is IPSC?

Shooting Disciplines What is IPSC? The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) is the oldest and largest sanctioning body for practical shooting. IPSC is sometimes considered the “Formula One” of shooting sports and is shot with handguns, rifles and shotguns. While the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is the U.S. regional affiliate of IPSC, many of […]

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 […]

How do I register for a PAL course in BC?

How do I register for a PAL course in BC?

How do I register for a PAL course in BC? To book your PAL course go to WWW.BCFIREARMSACADEMY.CA or call 604-592-2410. BC Firearms Academy has PAL courses running 7 days a week. Non-restricted, Restricted and Combined courses. Register By PAL Course Type  Combined PAL / RPAL Courses https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/events/category/cfsccrfsc/ PAL Non-restricted Courses  https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca/events/category/cfsc/ RPAL Restricted Courses […]

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine

Firearms Legal definitions: cartridge magazine cartridge magazine means a device or container from which ammunition may be fed into the firing chamber of a firearm; (chargeur) A cartridge magazine ammunition storage and feeding device for a repeating firearm, either integral within the gun (internal/fixed magazine) or externally attached (detachable magazine). C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-84.html Maximum permitted magazine capacity Any […]

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm

Firearms Legal definitions: automatic firearm means a firearm that is capable of, or assembled or designed and manufactured with the capability of, discharging projectiles in rapid succession during one pressure of the trigger; C.T.https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/section-84.html automatic firearm means a firearm that is capable of, or assembled or designed and manufactured with the capability of, discharging projectiles in […]

Shooting Disciplines What is IDPA?

Shooting Disciplines What is IDPA?

Shooting Disciplines What is IDPA? International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is an action shooting sport that uses semi-automatic handguns and revolvers with a strong emphasis on concealed shooting. Many aspects of stage engagement are dictated to competitors and penalties are given to competitors whom the safety officer determines attempted to gain a competitive advantage or engaged […]

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle

Firearms Legal definitions: vehicle Any conveyance that is used for transportation by water, land or air https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-98-209/page-1.html vehicle means any conveyance that is used for transportation by water, land or air. (véhicule) BC Firearms Act “carry” includes store, or have in possession in an aircraft, boat, motor vehicle or motor vehicle trailer, other than a public conveyance, whether […]