: New rules for Canadian Owners:
: If I use epoxy or some other permanent method on the speed screw is it enough? Is it still a restricted firearm?
: Does this mean that everyone with only an air pistol can now only shoot at a provincially recognized range? Do I now have to join a club to shoot. I don't have a PAL, do I have to get one, or can I just get a POL?
: Does this mean I can no longer loan my gun to anyone?
: Is it legal to discharge a restricted firearm in your living room? Can I still take it to the cottage to practice?
: Sorry for all the questions.
Q1 No epoxy, it can be chipped off, the screw drilled out and retapped and the gun could be set to shoot at a higher velociy, If you want an idea of what permanently modified means: look at what we had to do with hi cap magazines ( how's your welding skill), or look into what is required to deactivate a firearm. This will give you some idea of what "not easily converted" means ( I forgot this must be done by a qualified gunsmith )
Q2 dicharging a restricted firearm can only take place at approved ranges, determined by the provincial/ teritorial firearms officer. you do not have to join a club, but generally the clubs own the approved ranges. There are no more POLs only PALs and to register you need one, and meet the requirements, over 18, mentlly stable, etc.
Q3 you can loan your resrticed air pistol to anyone with the proper class of license and they will have to get the proper transportation documentation. You can let a non lisenced shooter/ junior shoot your gun, as long a they are being directly supervised by a properly lisenced person.
Q4 If you have the CPFO approve your living room for air pistol use then yes you can still practice there, same for the cottage. I know an individual that has approved restricted firearm ranges on their property, the only stipulation is that the range is only approved for his personal firearms. I could go to his place and use his firearm on his approved range but I cannot take my restricted firearms there.(I wonder if the cpfo will be swamped with people seeking approval for their own living room ranges???? nudge nudge wink wink)
Hope this helps