air rifles canada

AIR RIFLE GUIDE

Air Rifles in Canada The air rifle. Probably the first gun fired by most gun owners (and plenty of non-gun owners), it has a time honoured place in society; not quite threatening enough to dissuade worried mot...

CANIK TP9SF & TP9SA: REVIEWED

At Calibre Magazine, we’ve given a fair bit of coverage to firearms from Turkey over the last couple of years, as the combination of a declining Canadian dollar and the growth of the Turkish gun industry has dr...

FIREARMS FAQ: HOW TO COCK A HAMMER

How should you cock the hammer on a revolver? Assuming that you’re gripping the firearm with two hands, you have a simple choice; either cock the hammer with the thumb of your dominant hand or your support han...
Choosing a 1911

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BEST 1911

Let’s get this out of the way: if you don’t have at least some love in your heart for the 1911, you’re a godless commie heathen.  Also you won’t find this entire series of articles very interesting, so we’re co...
Canada night shooting

FIREARM FAQS: IS IT LEGAL TO SHOOT AT NIGHT?

Before we get stuck in, I would like to state that I am not a lawyer and have no legal training or experience. The following is my opinion based on experience, conversations with LEOs/COs/Judges, and my layman’...
Shooting Technique

FIREARM FAQ: TAKING THE SHOT

Continuing our journey up the tree of Firearms Fundamentals for shooting technique, we now reach the branches of During the Shot. Breathing In the case of long range shooting, it’s important to get a hand...
GP100 vs 686

Ruger GP100 vs S&W 686

If you ever get into the content business, whether it’s online, in print, or in TV, you’ll realize something very quickly: one of the easiest ways to generate material is to look at new products.  Sometimes tha...

FIREARM FAQ: REVOLVER vs SEMI-AUTO

The debate over which is the better handgun has been, and will continue to be, beaten into the ground. But comparing revolvers to semi-automatic handguns isn’t really fair; it’s much like comparing a car to a m...

Firearm FAQ: SA vs DA vs Striker-Fired

Some firearms have firing pins, some have strikers; what’s the difference? Firing pins and strikers are both responsible for discharging a firearm. They are very similar and some firearms manufacturers use b...