How to buy a firearm in Canada – A step-by-step process to obtain a permit

How to buy a firearm in Canada – A step-by-step process to obtain a permit

It takes a good 4-6 months to obtain a firearms licence in Canada. In this video I give a quick overview of the steps that a citizen needs to take to obtain a Possession & Acquisition Licence, otherwise known as a PAL.

Every few years politicians talk about increasing gun control in Canada. My opinion is that the current controls are very strict. Increasing gun control in Canada won’t do anything to reduce gun crime (which is already very low), since criminals, by definition, don’t abide by the law.

Feel free to provide comments. I hope to encourage a good debate. Ignorant comments won’t be tolerated, and will be deleted.

Cheers from Alberta.


#CanadianGunLaws #HandgunBan #FirearmsTraining #FirearmsSafety


  1. Chacarron91 on December 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    What if I just want to buy ammo? Still the whole process?

  2. Tristan Henriques on December 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    10$ in 91 , i can tell you it’s about 300$ if you have connections with someone who can help you get your license nowadays.

  3. Gamingknight 443 on December 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    too bad the black rifles are banned…
    americans: lol what

  4. Dimez fresh on December 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Just imagine what more restrictions Bill Blair wants to implement.

  5. Filopeso on December 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Yea I’m going to the states

  6. Aaron on December 4, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Good vid, interesting you guys can’t buy/ use them for self defense at all

  7. G F on December 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    You dont need a gun club membership for a restricted in Ontario. You can always go to a club as a guest if you want to use it.

  8. kyle on December 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I’m pretty sure they have changed the rule on the gun club and having to be a competitor shooter. You only have to say if they call you and ask you why you want the restricted gun, and you have to say “target practice” at my local gun club. (I am in alberta as well)

  9. Macgregor Leaman on December 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Hey man do I have to do 2 forms 1 for restricted and 1 for non restricted

  10. Andrew Park on December 4, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I just got my restricted and non restricted license today, can I just go purchase a fire arm now or is there something I should do before even considering to buy

  11. Apache Wolf on December 4, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    My advice to politicians in Canada is… If you want to win the vote of the people, undo gun control laws and not create new ones.

  12. NunYaaBizz on December 4, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    What if i just want a handgun for safety? Is that possible just to have a handgun in my house?

  13. john wall on December 4, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Which stores in Canada would sell guns? I’ve only ever seen them at Bass Pro Shop… wondering if it’s overpriced there if there are other retailers?

  14. Dixon Emily on December 4, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Safety gun is for self defense that why I got mine from *mrmasterglock on wickr* it not that I’m a gangster, just for Protesion I really appreciate there store

  15. Aidan Begovic on December 4, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    It’s a shame Trudeau (I personally dislike him alot actually) banned 1500+ different firearms in Canada, there are so many beautiful pieces in Canada which are now illegal

  16. Johnny Mark on December 4, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    You wanna buy gun hit up cashmain on wickr

  17. Monster Stereos on December 4, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Can you collect restricted antique handguns without belonging to a club? Belonging to a gun club seems incredibly onerous. I have no intention of shooting them, I just want to collect them.

  18. Harwinder singh on December 4, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I am an international student. I m looking for PAL but there is one doubt about a letter letter of good conduct. Do I need to obtain this from my local police department?

  19. Honeybadger on December 4, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    So have the new card with the restriction on it, anyone know roughly how long does it take for Ottawa to send the certificate for the handgun,? so I can go back to the range

  20. The Wyoming Fisherman on December 4, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Meanwhile in the US I can open carry my AR15 with a 60rd drum mag in almost any state along with my handgun.
    Can you carry a handgun while in a remote area for bear defense?

  21. Steve Roukema on December 4, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Look what they put you through man 😕 law abiding citizens are the ones effected not criminals

  22. Blake Woodridge on December 4, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Do you have to print it out?

  23. Brenan Mota on December 4, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    I’m Brazilian and I live in Vancouver …
    All Brazilians who live here in Canada have a great reason to be here: Our country is at war and you know why? Our imbecile and genocidal politicians forbade the population to own a firearm.
    Sorry the wrong English

  24. hornet pilot on December 4, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Great video, but licensing is the biggest load of bullshit in the history of mankind.

  25. Necrodonis 666 on December 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Step one get license
    Step two purchase firearm
    Step three watch liberals ban it

  26. Dave Park on December 4, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I know the video is a few years old but I am wondering if it’s ok to use people who live at the same address as me and or if my parents can be my references ? thanks in advance to anyone who knows the answer.

  27. zszs100 on December 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    If you bought then gun for compition, but one day u actually get a home invasion and there is actual threat to your life. Are you allowed to use the guns (restricted or unrestricted) to defend yourself? Will u go to jail, say if they charge at u with a knife and u shot and killed them?

  28. Leana Chris on December 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Hey dude I get a gun from fast store called *mrmasterglock* he is on *wickr* you can still chat him up too on *telegram* I appreciate them ..

  29. king of ebay 101 on December 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Poor bastards

  30. kevin lin on December 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Does that mean those western revolvers and lever guns are unrestricted too?

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  32. miqueiaz on December 4, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    It is interesting to think that if you are a criminal you can just bypass all these crazy bureaucracies at NO COST.

    Looks like the system is build to punish the law abiding citizens and prize criminals.

    But… what do I know?

    I am just an immigrant from a country where all guns were banned. After it all crime rates skyrocket what leads myself abandon my successful career and really good life and to immigrate to Canada seeking some peaceful life.

    Now, because my entire homecountry is brainwashed against firearms I decided to fight back learning and being able to safely handle and use firearms not bending to the irrational fear.

    Knowledge is power.

  33. TheDevilshandpuppet on December 4, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Hi I just bought a restricted handgun from Target Sports here in Ontario Canada . When I bought it they said they would call me when I could come pick it up. So I figured they would handle everything. When I called to see if I could pick my restricted, they told me I had to wait for a transfer to come in the mail and that they no longer do them in the store is that correct? can any one clear this up for me ? Thanks.

  34. U2F keys on December 4, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Not an easy process but not to bad either just takes patience 👌

  35. Moyo on December 4, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Terrible horrible gun laws only hurt law abiding citizens and do nothing to stop criminals. Ive been in the process of getting my PAL for MONTHS now. I did the CFSC course in September, received 100% in the practical and theoretical portions of the exam (so clearly I know my shit and am a responsible gun owner), FINALLY got my documents and results in late October, IMMEDIATELY formed my application package and sent it to RCMP in tracked mail November 1st. And I’m still just waiting for it now… Apparently they just sit on the application for 2-4 months before even doing it. Insanity if you ask me. So perhaps I will get my licence by March 2021. DO NOT LET IDIOTS FOOL YOU INTO ACCEPTING GUN LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY!!! DO NOT LET YOUR COUNTRY FAIL AS CANADA HAS!

  36. MAHDI FOR ALL on December 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Do you have to do an in person practice test in front of an examiner to get a gun or just an online written test is enough to register for PAL ?

  37. Bill Xia on December 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Canada’s gun law is already quite strict and the society is generally much more law abiding than the neighbours down south. There’s currently no need to ban AR rifles. It won’t reduce crime or raise gun safety by banning AR rifles and yet allowing other semi-auto hunting rifles.

  38. Become successfulThrough darkmoneybags on telegram on December 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Glad to finally have a rifle, just got my MK18 from *ericashton on telegram* , can’t wait for my oss to come in, you good bro

  39. Janet Klien on December 4, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    My neighbor told me he got glock 9mm from a reliable seller cashmain on wickr some days ago I just got mine from him thanks dude

  40. AbsZ33RO on December 4, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Stupid question, is it easy to get another registration certificate for a handgun if you misplace yours?

  41. Thundernutts on December 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    So I just now booked for the course for non-restricted and restricted firearms but I saw this video after and in one section you said they ask if you are divorced or going thru separation and I am going thru separation right now but haven’t been divorced yet. So my question is that is it even worth it to go for the course if you are going to get denied for the license? I still have time to cancel the course.

  42. jacob blinkhorn on December 4, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Hey do you know if a person can take there fire arm cert online

  43. John Lyes on December 4, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I lived in the US for years, freely, owned many guns. Now that I am back in Canada I have yet to buy a handgun. I was told that the FFL does the reg and transfer, but the buyer has to call the CFO to initiate the transfer.

  44. George K. on December 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Very educational and informative video … Good Job

  45. lookitsa notherpig on December 4, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I think the concern is rising gun violence. People- especially in cities- are really scared of becoming the US where it seems like there’s a shooting every other week. Guns are terrifying, in that they are tools meant to kill. To a population who is uninformed, it can seem like keeping a deadly snake as a pet. Sure you can do it responsibly but if it goes wrong it’s a tragedy. (Just playing devils advocate here)

  46. A W on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    very useful thank you very much

  47. Alex K on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Should you have trigger lock on restricted, when they stored inside gun locker? Not a Safe

  48. marryson123 on December 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Canada fucking SUCKS! I cant believe I was born in this shit ass country. It is embarrassing to tell people that I am from Canada now that I am living in the USA. I will never ever go back to Canada unless I absolutely have to and I will keep my visits short….. I carry concealed habdgyb with STANDARD CAPAICITY magazines around when im out and about doing my business. FUCK Canada,

  49. Max Injic on December 4, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Is there any handguns that are non restricted like maybe a single shot .22?? By chance

  50. Mack Gerogann on December 4, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I have to let you know about this real gun seller i found online called *mrmasterglock* you can hit him up on *wickr* he ship glock to last morning..