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  • Any R-PAL owners in Canada, is it worth it to get it just for a handgun?

     Logan updated 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 7 Posts
  • Logan

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    I’ve had my PAL now for 3 almost 4 years now, I have a .22Lr and a 12 gauge. Now don’t get me wrong they are fun, but I really feel like I’m missing out with a handgun. I’ve been doing some research and looking on other forums on the topic of how / where I could even legally discharge, it seems like it’s a bit of a hassle… however I reside on 85+ Acres of land with a ~60 yard range, with a berm. It’s not certified by any means, but we have a lot of land, it’s pretty heavily wooded and near a military base (no worry for noise). Anyways my main question.. is it really worth it to get my R-PAL, keep the firearm on the property and just stay hush hush about it? Or is there too much involved? Either way I’m interested, if it’s not a handgun and R-PAL I’ve got my eyes on a nice Russian SKS.

  • Highlifetallboy

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    r/canadaguns will get you a better answer.

  • flavor_town_resident

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Don’t shoot a restricted firearm on your property, that’s asking for trouble. You have to go to an approved range to discharge a restricted firearm.

    It’s worth getting your RPAL if you like restricted firearms and want to shoot them at an approved range though – they’re a ton of fun. Nobody here or on r/canadaguns would ever recommend staying “hush hush” about doing it on your property. As gun owners, we have to follow all the laws, period. If one firearms owner starts breaking laws, it affects all of us.

  • Dontellmywife

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    The R-PAL is(as one who has one and handguns) not worth it unless you really want a handgun and have access to a range. At least not from a practical perspective. Which of course is the point to the restrictions, legislating people out of bothering to get them.

    However, it is useful as a political tool in that it’s far harder to divide the gun owning population of Canada if we all have the same stakes. You can’t play the “not coming for my long guns game” if you have handguns, and the more of us have them, the less politicians can claim it’s a minority issue. If that’s worth the hassle and extra $20 every 5 years, do it.

  • Rikkards_69

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    For anyone getting a license I always say get the RPAL.
    Plus unlike the gangbangers everyone else who legally owns a handgun you need the RPAL.

    Oh and DO NOT shoot any restricted firearm on your property if you get caught it can be very bad.

    Pistols are a whole different beast in shooting than rifle or shotgun

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  • iwanna9

    September 16, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Fair enough, and I totally understand. I want to do this the one and only way legal! And you’re right once one person messes up, we all mess up. Especially in the social/political climate (whole other discussion not meant for this post lol)

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