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daddySEAL
08-03-2012, 05:50 PM
I own these 3 fine pistols, si I know the prices down here.
Could you please give me an idea about how much they would cost up there, please?
A Taurus PT92...a Grand Power K100, and a Stoeger Couger 8000.

thank you~

Ar180shooter
08-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Hi,

Prices on pistols are generally 20-30% higher up here as compared to the states. Also, the Stoeger (or Beretta) Couger 8000 is unfortunately prohibited (pistols with a barrel length less than 105mm are prohibited).

lone-wolf
08-03-2012, 08:09 PM
http://frontierfirearms.ca/index.php/firearms/handguns/taurus/taurus-pt92.html

50calshooter
08-03-2012, 11:08 PM
I'd say %20 higher is a good average, I guess it depends what you're into... Prices seem to be getting better in Canada lately...

daddySEAL
08-04-2012, 04:36 AM
http://frontierfirearms.ca/index.php/firearms/handguns/taurus/taurus-pt92.html

Thank you for that....It looks like 20 to 35% higher.
thank you, lone-wolf

lone-wolf
08-04-2012, 11:30 AM
The Canadian version(slightly longer barrel, marked for .223 instead of 556) of Kel-tec's SU16 is near double.

When there's a monopoly on an import, prices seem to take quite a jump.

daddySEAL
08-04-2012, 01:19 PM
The Canadian version(slightly longer barrel, marked for .223 instead of 556) of Kel-tec's SU16 is near double.

When there's a monopoly on an import, prices seem to take quite a jump.

Right....how much are Grand Power K100 9mm's up there?
( know you had them before the US)

lone-wolf
08-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Is this the same?
https://www.freedomventures.ca/products/sti-gp6-0

daddySEAL
08-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Is this the same?
https://www.freedomventures.ca/products/sti-gp6-0

Yes....that's it exactly.
In Incredible Pistol...My Most favorite of all handguns I own.
Amazingly same price up there as here, maybe a bit less, in fact.
What would the out the door, tax include price be for it.

Satain
08-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Better to bring up all our stuff from down south cause you are looking any were between 10% above msrp up to at least double the price depending if it's restricted or non-restricted firearms that you are looking at.

daddySEAL
08-05-2012, 11:40 AM
Better to bring up all our stuff from down south cause you are looking any were between 10% above msrp up to at least double the price depending if it's restricted or non-restricted firearms that you are looking at.
Thank you...I thought that...but wonder what the gov's reaction would be to bringing up 18, or so.

Prairie Dog
08-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Thank you...I thought that...but wonder what the gov's reaction would be to bringing up 18, or so.

If they fall into the restricted or non restricted classes and all the paper work is done there shouldn't be any issues.

Just don't be this guy: http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?3118-American-Charged-with-quot-Gun-Smuggling-quot-This-guy-lost-his-collection

daddySEAL
08-05-2012, 03:07 PM
If they fall into the restricted or non restricted classes and all the paper work is done there shouldn't be any issues.

Just don't be this guy: http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?3118-American-Charged-with-quot-Gun-Smuggling-quot-This-guy-lost-his-collection

What an idiot~!!
Nope...I'd do it the legal way...thanks, friend

Ar180shooter
08-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Thank you...I thought that...but wonder what the gov's reaction would be to bringing up 18, or so.

Don't worry, that's about how many I own. :D

daddySEAL
08-06-2012, 09:21 AM
Don't worry, that's about how many I own. :D
Thanks for answering, friend~!

lone-wolf
08-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Yes....that's it exactly.
In Incredible Pistol...My Most favorite of all handguns I own.
Amazingly same price up there as here, maybe a bit less, in fact.
What would the out the door, tax include price be for it.
At the very least add 5% for GST, depends on the province how much taxes are applied.

daddySEAL
08-06-2012, 12:13 PM
At the very least add 5% for GST, depends on the province how much taxes are applied.
OK, thanks

FlyingHigh
08-06-2012, 12:34 PM
Before you bring your guns up here, check to make sure some of them aren't on the prohibited list. You won't be able to bring those ones in as far as I know. Better off to sell those and avoid the headache.

daddySEAL
08-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Before you bring your guns up here, check to make sure some of them aren't on the prohibited list. You won't be able to bring those ones in as far as I know. Better off to sell those and avoid the headache.
I may not move to Canada because of all that!

computermike
08-06-2012, 05:29 PM
Coming from Texas to Canada will require sedatives at the very least if you are into guns at all.

daddySEAL
08-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Coming from Texas to Canada will require sedatives at the very least if you are into guns at all.

HaHa~!!....I'm getting that impression from what I'm learning!
Not happy camper here~

harbl_the_cat
08-07-2012, 10:35 AM
HaHa~!!....I'm getting that impression from what I'm learning!
Not happy camper here~

Well, you can look at the glass half full or half empty. In Canada, I'd say it's 3/4 empty, 1/4 full - and at that, there is still some stuff to be happy about.

AFAIK, there are a FEW things in Canada that are a little more relaxed than in some states (not sure about Texas). I believe long guns with 14.5" or shorter barrel are a little easier to procure here than down south, as are pistol shoulder stocks (even though pistols and restricted long guns are MUCH harder to procure).

Regardless of what some people think about buying Chinese there are actually quite a few really neat Chinese guns available up here. Relative to other manufactures a lot of Norinco's and Dominion Arms products are very high value (low cost, decent quality - for the Canadian market, that is).

If you're coming from Texas, you might have a VERY hard time in certain Canadian regions or cities if guns are your passion. Quebec and Ontario in general are two of the worst provinces to be in, I personally believe Vancouver and even Edmonton would be pretty tough as well. Too much police thuggery in those places.

I think the best place to live in for gun ownership is any rural Western provinces, Northern Territories or any city with less than 500,000 people (with the possible exception of Calgary, Alberta). I don't know enough about the Maritimes to make a call, but from what I've heard, they're better than Ontario and Quebec.

Alberta is the most "Texas" you can get in Canada both for culture and gun ownership. While gun laws are Federal, I think Alberta is one of the most forgiving/loosely enforced province - and our culture has a lot in common with Texas. When people think about Alberta, they think conservatives, pick-up trucks, oil and cowboys. I don't know much about Texas, but the internets have lead me to believe that's what a lot of people think about when they talk about Texas.

(I'm not a conservative, don't have a pick up truck, work in the oil industry and certainly am not a cowboy - but I am an Albertan and love living here)

lone-wolf
08-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Where are you moving to in Canada anyways?

Ar180shooter
08-07-2012, 01:56 PM
HaHa~!!....I'm getting that impression from what I'm learning!
Not happy camper here~

There is a silver lining to it all. We have gotten rid of our long gun registry, and certain firearms that would fall under NFA rules in the U.S. are easier to obtain. We also don't have things like 922r restricting otherwise legal rifles from being imported, and we don't have an embargo on Chinese made arms. SBR's are Restricted, but you don't need to set up a trust or get a sheriff to sign off on it (we don't really have sheriffs up here, at least in many areas).

daddySEAL
08-07-2012, 04:54 PM
Well, you can look at the glass half full or half empty. In Canada, I'd say it's 3/4 empty, 1/4 full - and at that, there is still some stuff to be happy about.

AFAIK, there are a FEW things in Canada that are a little more relaxed than in some states (not sure about Texas). I believe long guns with 14.5" or shorter barrel are a little easier to procure here than down south, as are pistol shoulder stocks (even though pistols and restricted long guns are MUCH harder to procure).

Regardless of what some people think about buying Chinese there are actually quite a few really neat Chinese guns available up here. Relative to other manufactures a lot of Norinco's and Dominion Arms products are very high value (low cost, decent quality - for the Canadian market, that is).

If you're coming from Texas, you might have a VERY hard time in certain Canadian regions or cities if guns are your passion. Quebec and Ontario in general are two of the worst provinces to be in, I personally believe Vancouver and even Edmonton would be pretty tough as well. Too much police thuggery in those places.

I think the best place to live in for gun ownership is any rural Western provinces, Northern Territories or any city with less than 500,000 people (with the possible exception of Calgary, Alberta). I don't know enough about the Maritimes to make a call, but from what I've heard, they're better than Ontario and Quebec.

Alberta is the most "Texas" you can get in Canada both for culture and gun ownership. While gun laws are Federal, I think Alberta is one of the most forgiving/loosely enforced province - and our culture has a lot in common with Texas. When people think about Alberta, they think conservatives, pick-up trucks, oil and cowboys. I don't know much about Texas, but the internets have lead me to believe that's what a lot of people think about when they talk about Texas.

(I'm not a conservative, don't have a pick up truck, work in the oil industry and certainly am not a cowboy - but I am an Albertan and love living here)
Thank you for all that...I appreciate it.
My "new" wife is from New Brunswick...so, was thinking about near there.

daddySEAL
08-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Where are you moving to in Canada anyways?

My "new" wife is from New Brunswick...and was thinking about near there.
But I really love small pistols...so, it may have to be NW Maine, near the border.

JustBen
08-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba seem to be the most "pro-gun" provinces, but it all depends what you do for a living, as to where you should relocate.

Prairie Dog
08-07-2012, 05:02 PM
My "new" wife is from New Brunswick...and was thinking about near there.
But I really love small pistols...so, it may have to be NW Maine, near the border.

Vermont is fairly 'user friendly', is it not?



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lone-wolf
08-07-2012, 05:34 PM
My "new" wife is from New Brunswick...and was thinking about near there.
But I really love small pistols...so, it may have to be NW Maine, near the border.

Deer, moose, geese, NB is a good spot with good people. Coyote hunting there too if interested. I wouldn't mind moving there - but it's only a bridge away from my current province. Likely there's a gun in every house, but some how not everyone is licensed.

daddySEAL
08-07-2012, 06:05 PM
Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba seem to be the most "pro-gun" provinces, but it all depends what you do for a living, as to where you should relocate.
I am retired on SS and a pension from my long time prev employer....until those both are cut back by what Obama has done to our economy~!

harbl_the_cat
08-07-2012, 07:48 PM
I am retired on SS and a pension from my long time prev employer....until those both are cut back by what Obama has done to our economy~!

If economics factor into your consideration, I'd HIGHLY recommend the West.

Again, I'm no expert on all the regions of Canada but here's my general understanding of the economies of most regions in Canada:

The Maritimes, by my understanding a lot of the work out there is HIGHLY seasonal especially around the fishing industry, although it sounds as if they have an emerging off shore oil industry that I really am not very knowledgable about.

Quebec - if you don't speak French and aren't a high tax socialist, might be pretty difficult to get established, but they do have a somewhat established manufacturing based economy (that's slowly, but surely, being destroyed by crushing socialism)

Ontario - heavy into manufacturing and some areas in technology, but overall, the taxes and regulations are just as bad if not worse than Quebec.

All the Western provinces have good opportunity in agriculture Manitoba especially, but Saskatchewan and Alberta especially are energy GIANTS with booming economies. Alberta especially you could find a ridiculously high paying job working in a hole like Fort Macleod doing some pretty mundane tasks - I knew a few members from my old military unit that retired and went on to make over $100k (Canadian dollar at par with the US dollar) working on the rigs, driving trucks, etc. Even high school grads can get a job on the rigs making $60k+ no problem.

Both Saskatchewan and Manitoba are a little more socialist than Alberta, but WAY better than Quebec or Ontario.

BC has a lot of jobs in forestry, fishing, and technology - but also lots of dope-smoking hippies in Vancouver (think Seattle, only MUCH worse). Rural BC seems really nice though.

Quite frankly, I think Alberta is the best place for hot blooded Americans - but I'm quite a bit biased and that's not to say there are other great regions of the country (even though some places, being a gun owner is a lot like being a Jew in Nazi Germany during the 1930's).