Guns & Gear

Ford against firearms ban

Ford against firearms ban

by Steve Galea | June 18, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford spoke out against the new federal firearms classification regulations, and criticized the cost of the buyback program.

borrowing firearms can be an adventure when travelling

Borrowing firearms

by Bruce Ranta | June 17, 2020

When travelling with a firearm becomes a hassle, considering a loaner or rental. Borrowing firearms, however, can be an adventure unto itself.

A close-up of a gun barrel with two bullet cartridges

Common shotguns unaffected by firearms ban, feds say

by Steve Galea | June 17, 2020

Despite a widely publicized legal opinion voiced by the CSAAA and the CSAA, 10 and 12 gauge shotguns remain legal in Canada.

Canadian gun ownership increases

Canadian gun ownership continues to increase

by Jeff Helsdon | June 9, 2020

Canadian gun ownership is on the rise for the tenth year standing, increasing to 2.2 million legal firearms owners in the country.

A model 84 Cooey against a tree

Model 84
 Cooey hinge or break-action shotgun

by Ken Doherty | May 6, 2020

Like many rural Canadian youth, my first real gun was a full-choke, single-shot Cooey Model 84 shotgun used for cottontails, grouse, and ducks.

a fallen turkey with gun

Grandpa’s gun

by Jeff Helsdon | May 5, 2020

Every season, I pay tribute to my grandfather by taking his Model 12 in 16 gauge hunting at least once during the season.

a series of hooks

To the point of sharpening

by Ayden Ricker-Held | May 4, 2020

Several tools will sharpen hooks. Files, stones, and motorized hones will all do the job, but like any tool, each has its pros and cons.

man sprays fish with scent

Fooling fish with scent

by Justin Hoffman | March 30, 2020

Science says fish scents work, and I’m a firm believer in adding an attractant to bait to lure fish in, make them bite, and have them hold on.

hanging rubber hip waders in green

In praise of hip waders

by Gord Ellis | March 18, 2020

To some anglers, hip waders are the ugly stepsister of chest waders, but to me, they’re the workhorses of the family.