SKS Torture Test

CANADIAN TIRE DISCONTINUING SKS SALES

We have received confirmation that Canadian Tire will be retiring the SKS rifle from their growing Hunting Pro Shop inventory. This statement from a Canadian Tire spokesperson accompanied confirmation of this n...
SKS Torture Test

THE SKS TORTURE TEST

In 1943 a Soviet gun designer by the name of Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov designed a relatively small and lightweight carbine chambered in the then-new 7.62x39mm round. Using a dramatically scaled-down version of...

CALIBRE’S CALIBRE: 9MM PARABELLUM

If you were look back at the first year of Calibre's Calibre, a trend would quickly become apparent. If you guessed the unintentional exclusivity of rifle cartridges, that would be a good (but incorrect) guess....

SURPLUS RIFLES IN CANADA

If you're new to shooting, or simply trying to enjoy the sport on the tightest budget possible, the lure of the military surplus rifle is undeniable. Some of the most tried-and-tested firearm designs on the pla...

CALIBRE’S CALIBRE: 7.62x39mm

As the push toward Berlin took place on the eastern European battlefields during World War Two, the Red Army came to realize two things: the majority of small arms combat was occurring at relatively short range...

FIVE RIFLES CANADIANS SHOULD OWN

There's an old adage that claims one should "beware the man with one rifle, because he probably knows how to use it." And although that's undoubtedly oftentimes true, the fact remains: what fun is it to have ju...

CALIBRE’S CALIBRE: .303 BRITISH

Is there any calibre quite so quintessentially Canadian as .303 British? Although having been developed for and used in the defence of Queen and country from 1892 until today, the venerable .303 and the surplus...