Originally Posted by jms-stlou
Nice report and very happy the newbie is shooting well..
One question...Picked it up at the Post Office and not an FFL...???
Here in Canada things are a bit different. If we are buying a firearm from a dealer that is not in our local area, we need to jump through a few hoops. Not hard hoops, just hoops. So in my case I purchased the Kimber from a dealer in another province.
When you purchase a restricted firearm such as a handgun, the seller calls the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) or CFO (Chief Firearms Office)or in regards to firearms, the Federal control body who regulate, oversee and monitor, and initiates the transfer of restricted firearms.
The seller receives a reference number from the federal CFO which he then gives to the buyer, in this case me.
The buyer then calls the CFO on their toll free number, transfers to the provincial regulatory body (in my case Alberta) and gives the firearms officer in the provincial body the reference number.
I am then issued a STATT, or short term authorization to transport.
The STATT is for a 24 hour period only (I've never seen one for longer than that) which allows you the buyer to transport the newly purchased and registered firearm from the post office to your residence or, if you purchased it locally, from that location to your place of residence. Same hoops, shorter time frame because if you already have a LTATT and are already in the federal system, (Long term authorization to transport) it can be done in a day but you still have to get a STATT to transport the firearm from the dealer to your residence.
It sounds convoluted and I'm probably not explaining it very well, but it's really not difficult. I've purchased a restricted firearm at a dealer here in the city I live in, in the morning, and received my STATT in my email inbox before noon.
Hope that explains it OK.