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The North Sylva Report

2018 Looking Good For Imports

Words By: Wally F.          Photos By: Wally F.

 

……….North Sylva has been in the Canadian firearms scene for over 60 years. It’s said that one in five firearms sold in Canada are imported by them. Being a distributor for Colt Canada, H&K, IWI, FN America, KRISS, and a whole bunch of other manufacturers, I won’t touch on every single new thing coming up, but I’ll hit all the points folks hopefully are looking for. I’m not going to make you read all the way to the end of the article to get the answers to a whole bunch of peoples questions. IWI had a great booth at SHOT Show this year. There was a ton of talk around the TS-12 Semi-auto 15+1 shotgun, the Tavor 7 .308 battle rifle, and the Masada 9mm striker fire pistol (although not on display at SHOT).

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AACCA Calgary Gun Show Round Up

Surprised At This Years Gun Show

Words By: Wally F.          Photos By: Wally F.

 

……….In amongst the World War I and World War II memorabilia of cap badges, medals, flashes, and patches, the junky 20-30 year old army surplus offerings, out of towners, political, and lobby organizations populating the 1000+ tables at this years Calgary Gun Show, I found a few stand outs definitely worth mentioning, especially if you’re a Canadian firearms owner.

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Remington Outdoor Company Officially Files for Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 is Filed for America’s Oldest Firearms Company

Words By: Wally F.          Photos by: Various Internet Sources

……….Not so much a surprise but a confirmation now.  Remington announced that they would be filing for bankruptcy protection due to poor sales in the lasts several years.  Today the company formally started the process.

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Wolverine Supplies is Bringing Some New Hotness Back To An Oldie

Kodiak Defense WK180C Aiming To Cure Your Summer Time Blues

Words by: Wally F.          Photos by: Wally F.

 

……….In America in late 1960’s and early 1970’s the Armalite AR-18 design was powered off of a short-stroke gas piston system that allowed for a very compact build that had recoil springs in the receiver instead of in the butt stock. This allowed for folding stocks to shorten it’s overall length but still function properly. In 2003 ArmaLite introduced a model featuring a polymer lower receiver, this rifle the AR-180-B, accepted AR-15 trigger groups, magazine releases, and magazines. The AR-180-B received poor sales worldwide and wasn’t adopted readily, as a result in 2007 production was discontinued.

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All Canadian Made Pistol Carbine? Yes Please!

Lockhart Tactical Unveils Their Long Awaited Raven 9

Words by: Wally F.          Photos by: Lockhart Tactical

……….So probably not the best kept secret from this west coast veteran owned company, but Lockhart Tacitcal has got a little something for firearms enthusiasts to look forward to.

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Deep Into Trade Show Season

Canada’s First Shooting Sports & Tactical Show Is Good To Go

Words by: Wally F.          Photos by: TACCOM Canada

 

……….While most people in the firearms and related industries are gearing up for IWA in Nuremberg, Germany.  In typical understated Canadian fashion, folks up here in the true north strong and free are quietly launching our very own shooting sports and tactical tradeshow: TACCOM Canada.

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Firing on All Cylinders for Maccabee Defense

Production in Full Swing for the SLR-Multi Caliber Rifles

Words by: Wally F.         Photos by: Maccabee Defense Inc.

 

……….Throughout the years up here in Canada there have been many promises made to creating an AR style rifle that would be in the non-restricted category.  There have been a few successes but at an extremely high cost when filtered down to the consumer level.  Enter Maccabee Defense.

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Colt Canada Actively Seeking Small Arms Contract with Ukraine

A Possible 100,000 Colt Canada Small Arms Order in the Works

Words By: Wally F.          Photos By: TV-PressPass, Various Internet Sources

 

……….With the United States hesitant to sign an arms deal with Ukraine as to not agitate the current Russian government, and Putin warning the US in September to not arm the Ukrainians, Canada is has stepped in to potentially help support the Ukrainian government in the area of arms supply.  In 2017 the Canadian government changed their arms export rules that now will allow shipments such as machine guns and other small arms to other countries on a case-by-case basis.

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Inside the New Faculty – Canadian Coalition For Firearms Rights

A Conversation with Tracey Wilson VP of PR for the CCFR – Part 2.

Words by: Wally F.           Photos by: Shaun Arntsen, Tracey Wilson, and CCFR

 

……….Here’s is part two of my multi-part interview series with Tracey Wilson the Public Relations VP for the Canadian Coliation for Firearms Rights or the CCFR. Tracey and I talk about women in shooting sports, advocacy in Ottawa, and their new television show launching on Wild TV this fall.

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Slice of SHOT Show – Geissele Automatics

Tried, Trued, and Tested

Words By: Wally F.          Photos By: Wally F. / Geissele

 

……….While there were dozens and dozens of aftermarket AR triggers at SHOT this year.  This one… again is my pick.  The Geissele Super Dynamic – Combat Trigger (SD-C) to me is still the best two stage AR trigger money can buy right now.

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