Canadian shooters don’t exactly live in a gun-owner’s paradise. Still, the news isn’t all bad up there. That image isn’t Photoshopped: it’s the Dominion Arms ‘Grizzly’ 8.5″ shotgun. It holds five shots and for our friends in the Great White North it’s in stock now for just $449 Canadian. But only for Canadians. Importation of individual firearms into the US is . . .
a bureaucratic nightmare, and good old-fashioned NFA transfers are hardly any better. Despite the hiring of extra paper-pushers at the ATF’s NFA Branch last year, my LGS tells me that suppressor customers are still looking at about a 12-month wait before they can take their cans home.
The price of NFA transfers doesn’t bother me. Okay, that’s not totally correct, they do bother me, but I can deal with an extra $200 as the price of doing business. But I’m too impatient and too frugal (not to mention too outraged by the ATF’s bureaucratic inertia) to spend almost $1,000 for something I won’t get to use for a whole year.