Are you giving courses during COVID? Yes, we are still giving courses. We have taken steps to assure the safety of all of our students during our courses in order to be able to give courses during the pandemic. Like all small businesses we are bound by provincial lockdown orders and some of our courses may be impacted by these lockdowns.
When will I receive my firearm license or PAL? Unfortunately, we have nothing to do with the licensing aspect of the Canadian Firearm Program we are only responsible for giving you the courses, the licensing portion is under the purview of the RCMP Firearm Program which can be reached at 1-800-731-4000
When will I receive my results from my course? The course results are normally send to you by mail 4-6 weeks after you have taken the course. This will be coming from the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario. They can be reached at www.fseso.org or at 1-877-322-2345 ext. 101
Do you take donations of unwanted firearms? Yes we do, please contact us to arrange pickup or delivery.
Do you give courses to minors/children? Yes we give the Canadian Firearms Safety Course to anyone 12 years of age and older. If under 18, this qualifies the individual to apply for a Minors Firearm License. A minors license will allow a minor to borrow and be in possession of non-restricted firearms (rifles and shotguns) and acquire ammunition (if provincial regulations allow it).
What is your refund policy on your courses? Due to limited seating our courses are provided as a venue like a concert or sporting event. Courses are non refundable. Like concert venues, if a course is postponed due to a pandemic lockdown, we will push it to a future date.
What do I need to get my license Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL)? First you will have to take and successfully pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course that we offer. Then with the results of your course, you will be able to apply for a license with the RCMP Firearm Program. In order to possess, borrow or to acquire a firearm or ammunition you will require your Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL).
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE COURSES? Yes, we do on a case by case basis. Please contact us for further details.
DO YOU OFFER LIVE FIRE TRAINING? Yes we do, we offer various levels of live fire courses, click on ARCANE ACADEMY to see our list of courses.
DO YOU OFFER THE ONTARIO HUNTERS EDUCATION COURSE? We currently do not offer this course. Check back with us in the future. In the meantime, please contact Gilles Lecompte at the following Ontario Hunters Ed in Hammond, ON