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Today i wrote my Non restricted course. I have had no previous knowledge of anything in this course. All of the instructers where so helpful and kind through the whole process. They really make it a fun and enjoyable experience. Everything was to the point and they had no problem explaining everything and anything having to do with firearms. If you are thinking of learning about firearms or joining the community these are the people you need to see. I still cant get over how welcoming and engaging they were.
What is a non-restricted firearm?A non-restricted firearm (often described as a long gun) is an ordinary rifle, shotgun or combination gun that is not prescribed as being restricted or prohibited. If you have questions about the classification of a specific firearm, please contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program. 1-800-731-4000 http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm
What is a restricted firearm?A restricted firearm is: handgun that is not a prohibited firearm; a semi-automatic, centre-fire rifle or shotgun with a barrel length less than 470 mm (18.5 inches) that is not prohibited; a rifle or shotgun that can fire when its overall length is reduced by folding, telescoping or some other means to less than 660 mm (26 inches); any firearm prescribed as restricted (including some long guns). If you have questions about the classification of a specific firearm, please contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program. 1-800-731-4000 http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm
What is a prohibited firearm?A prohibited firearm is: a handgun with a barrel length of 105 mm (4.1 inches) or less; a handgun designed or adapted to discharge 25 or 32 calibre ammunition; a rifle or shotgun that has been altered to make it less than 660 mm (26 inches) in overall length; a rifle or shotgun that has been altered to make the barrel length less than 457 mm (18 inches) where the overall firearm length is 660 mm (26 inches) or more; an automatic firearm and a converted automatic firearm; any firearm prescribed as prohibited. If you have questions about the classification of a specific firearm, please contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program. 1-800-731-4000 http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm
Can I complete a challenge test instead of taking the CFSC or CRFSC?No. Challenge tests are no longer permitted. You must attend the full course and pass the written and practical exams.
I just completed my course. How long will it take to get my paperwork?You will receive your paperwork within 6 weeks of completing your course.
I would like to take the firearms safety course, but I require accommodation for the course and/or exam. Can I still take the course?The FSESO is committed to providing safety training to all members of the public in the Province of Ontario, including attaining reasonable accommodation for individuals as required. You can request an accommodation by completing a Student Accommodation Request.
Can a minor use a handgun?The Minor’s Licence is only valid for non-restricted rifles and shotguns. Licenced minors can use a handgun if they are under the direct and immediate supervision of someone licenced to have that class of firearm.
What ID is valid for a minor?For students under the age of 18 (Minors) without any of the identification listed in section 5.1, the following list of acceptable identification for the CFSC/CRFSC course report and examination forms are: Birth Certificate and a valid School Photo ID Birth Certificate and the Parent or Guardian’s acceptable government identification
My son/daughter passed the course, can they hunt with a copy of their course report?A minor can still use firearms of any class without a licence if they are under the direct and immediate supervision of someone who is licensed to have that firearm. The licenced person should be near enough to the minor to take immediate action to prevent any unsafe or illegal use of the firearm. For hunting, they would still need to take the Hunter Education Course, see OneStop
Where can I find more information about a minor’s licence?For more information, visit the RCMP website. To apply for a minor’s licence in Ontario, please contact the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario at 1-800-731-4000 ext 7548.
Can a minor buy a firearm and/or ammunition?A minor’s licence allows purchasing ammunition (unless there is an age restriction under provincial or territorial law).
I took a CFSC course when I was a minor and never got my PAL, can I still apply?Your CFSC and CRFSC reports do not expire. If you have a copy of your course reports you can use them in your application. If you need a copy for your application please see Replacement Student Course Report.
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