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Terms of Use

Terms of Use


This is an agreement between you and ("CGN"), and governs your use of the website accessible at the Internet addresses and its content ("Website"), and the services and products provided through the website ("Services").

Every access to, or other use of, this Website, signifies your acceptance and agreement, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these terms and conditions and such other additional or alternative terms, conditions, rules and policies which are displayed, or to which you may be directed, in connection with this Website or any of the Services, as such may be modified by CGN from time to time (collectively the "Agreement"). Please note that the Agreement may be updated from time to time without notice to you, so please check this web page on every visit to the Website.

The website and services are solely directed to individuals, companies or other entities located in Canada who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. The website may not be used by persons in jurisdiction where access to or use of the website or any part of it maybe illegal or prohibited. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of the website is lawful and in compliance with local laws.

The use of the CGN wbsite provides to you are subject to the following terms of use (Terms). CGN may automatically amend this Agreement at any time by posting a revised Agreement on the CGN Websites.YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY REVIEWING THE CGN website TO OBTAIN SUCH AMENDMENTS. YOU SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED SUCH AMENDMENTS BY CONTINUING TO USE THE SERVICES AFTER SUCH AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN POSTED.

If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions of this agreement, or are not authorized, or do not have legal standing to agree to and accept this agreement, you may not use the website.


You acknowledge and agree that CGN reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue or refuse the whole, or any part of, the Website and Services, without notice to you, and that CGN will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, to you or any other person in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, any such modifications or discontinuance.


The website and services are provided for convenience and information purposes only. They are not intended to be a comprehensive or detailed statement concerning any matters. They should not used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or an endorsement , recommendation, or sponsorship of , any product or service. You should apply your own judgment in making use of any services or content provided on or through the website, including but not limited to, the use of any information contained therein as the basis of any decisions. You bear the full responsibility for your decision in regard to the purchase of any products or services. CGN does not provide or guarantee any advice in regard to the potential quality, value, delivery and any other aspects of any products or services that you based your decision on information obtained through the website.


The Website will from time to time contain errors or inaccuracies. CGN makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the accuracy of the information accessible on or through the Website, in particular any information regarding prices, quality product availability, deals or other promotions for any product or service. CGN cannot guarantee that goods or services advertised on the Website will be available on any terms and conditions (including price) described on or through the Website at any time. Further, CGN reserves the right to change the content available on and through the Website at any time without notice and without incurring any liability to you or any other person.


CGN collects and uses your personal information that you have input into the Website. By accepting this Agreement, and each time you use the Website, you consent to CGN's collection and use of your personal information. CGN reserves the right to disclose these information at the request of governmental entities when it is legally required to, or the information is reasonably believed to be related to a breach of this agreement or a contravention of the laws of Canada, a province, or a foreign jurisdiction that has been, is being or is about to be committed.


Your use of the website is at your own risk.

The website is provided on an “As is” and “as available basis, and without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any representation, warranty or condition regarding the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy or completeness of any material, information, product, or service contained on or accessible through the website. All conditions, representations and warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including any implied warranty or condition of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights, are hereby disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CGN makes no condition, representation or warranty that: the website will be compatible with your computer and software; the website will be available or will function without interruption or error; the information available on or through the website will be accurate, complete, or timely; the use of the website including the browsing and downloading of any information, will be free of any viruses, malicious coding and non malicious coding, including but limited to Trojan horses, worms or any other destructive and disruptive components; the transmission of information to and from the website will be secure. Or the use of the website will not infringe the rights ( including intellectual property rights) of any person.

Further, through your use of the website and services, you may have the opportunity to engage in commercial transactions with other persons. All such transactions are at your own risk. CGN is not a party to any such transactions and disclaims any and all liability in regard to all such transactions.


The Website includes promotional information and advertisements relating to products and services of third parties ("Third Party" or "Third Parties") and may provide links to websites operated by third parties ("Third Party Site(s)"). CGN is an independent operation and does not endorse, and makes no representation or warranty in respect of: (a) any product or service of a Third Party; (b) any Third Party Site; or (c) any information, content, product or service available on or through a Third Party Site. Any correspondence, advertisement, purchase or promotion in relation to a Third Party, including without limitation the delivery of and the payment for Third Party products and/or services, and any other term, condition, warranty or representation associated with such correspondence, purchase or promotion, is solely between you and the applicable Third Party. CGN has no liability, obligation or responsibility in relation to any such correspondence, purchase, promotion or other dealing between you and any such Third Party. CGN provides links to Third Party Sites only as a convenience. CGN has no control over, and is not responsible for, any Third Party Sites, or other linked sites, and their content. You agree that it is your responsibility to review and evaluate all the content on such Third Party Sites, and that any and all risk associated with the use of, or reliance on, such content rests with you. Links do not imply that CGN sponsors, endorses, or is affiliated or associated with any Third Party, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links. CGN shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content on any Third Party Site. Without limiting the foregoing, as between you and CGN, the provisions of this Agreement under the sections headed Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnity apply, with all necessary modifications, to your dealings with any Third Parties and/or access to, and use of, any Third Party Sites.






You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CGN, its affiliates, suppliers, licensors, licensees, co-branders, information providers, service providers, partners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors, consultants, agents and other related parties, harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, costs and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, in connection with any claim or demand arising from, related to, or in connection with, your: (a) violation of this Agreement, (b) use of the Website or any of the Services, or (d) placement, posting or transmission of any message, information, software or other content on or through the Website. Further, you will assist and cooperate as fully as reasonably required by CGN in the defence of any such claim or demand.


You hereby grant CGN a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and unrestricted license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works from, any and all content (in any format or media) you post on, or otherwise submit to, the Website ("Submission"), including any messages on CGN forums or discussion groups. You agree that CGN may preserve and disclose any Submission or other information associated with you or your account where required to do so by law or where such preservation or disclosure is reasonably believed by CGN to be necessary to ensure compliance with the law, enforce the Agreement or protect the rights and interests of CGN.


CGN, and applicable third parties, hold all right, title, and interest in and to the Website and associated content available on or through the Website, including without limitation all information in text, graphical, video and audio formats, images, icons, designs, software, applications ("Content"). You acknowledge that the Content is protected by Canadian and international copyright, patent, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property laws. You may print or download the pages of the Website solely for your lawful and personal use provided that you do not modify any of the Website pages or other Content and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices, or disclaimers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your use of the Website does not grant or transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the Website or any Content, and except as expressly provided, nothing herein or within the Website or any of the Services shall be construed as conferring to you or any other person any license under any of CGN's or any third party's intellectual property rights (whether by estoppel, implication, waiver, or otherwise), including without limitation any right to copy, download, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the Content in any manner.

Registration Information

Any information entered by users at registration can be manually edited by the users. CGN is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of these information. Users who no longer wish to have their registration information made available to CGN are responsible for manually editing these information away on their own. To reduce the risk of fraudulent activities and that each person can only have one account at any one point of time, CGN will not delete any accounts.


You hereby grant CGN, its affiliates, suppliers, licensors, licensees, co-branders, information providers, service providers, partners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors, consultants, agents and other related parties the right to deliver messages to your private message address and email address(es). You agree to defend, indemnify and hold CGN, its affiliates, suppliers, licensors, licensees, co-branders, information providers, service providers, partners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors, consultants, agents and other related parties, harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, costs and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, in connection with any claim or demand arising from, related to, or in connection with, messages delivered to your private message account and email address(es)


CGN permits other websites to link to the Website but the framing of the Website or any of its content in any form and by any method is strictly prohibited. Further and notwithstanding the foregoing, CGN reserves the right to cancel and revoke the permission to any party to link to the Website at any time, for any reason, without any notice, and without any liability to such party or any other person.


All information and content contained on, or made available over, the Website are subject to copyright protection. Any copying, republication or redistribution of such content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of a duly authorized representative of CGN.


All monetary, labour and material donations made to CGN are non-refundable. Any additional features, access, functions or storage spaces made available by CGN to members who have made donations to CGN do not imply or construct additional or separate agreement, other than this agreement and the terms of use thereof.


You must not be prohibited to possess firearms, or convicted of any firearms related offenses, at any one point in your life.


If you breach any provision of this Agreement, you may no longer use the Website. CGN may, in its sole discretion, change, suspend or terminate, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any part of it or any of its features at any time, for any reason, without any notice or liability to you or any other person. If this Agreement or your permission to use the Website is terminated by you or CGN for any reason, this Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of the Website and anything connected with, relating to or arising from such use. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, any of the Services, or with this Agreement, including any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices of CGN in operating the Website and the Services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website and the Services. The Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnity provisions in this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between CGN and you pertaining to your use of the Website and the Services and supersedes any prior agreements between you and CGN. CGN's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute, or be construed as, a waiver of any right or provision. If any provisions, or parts thereof, in this Agreement are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions, or parts thereof, contained herein. You and CGN are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employment or franchise relationship is intended or created by this Agreement or your use of the Website.

The parties have expressly requested and required that this Agreement and all other related documents be drawn up in the English language. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressement que ce Contrat et tous les documents qui s'y rapportent soient rediges en anglais.

Terms and Conditions of Team Membership Program

Terms and Condition of Team Membership Program

The following terms and conditions apply to all members of (“CGN”) who participate in the Team Membership Program (“Team Membership”), in addition to ”Terms of Use” and any other guidelines, polices and rules of the website

Wherever there are conflicts or contradictions between “Terms and Conditions of Team Membership Program”, and the general “Terms of Use” and any other guidelines, polices and rules, the later shall take precedence.

By applying for Team Membership, you agree to these terms and conditions:

  1. (“CGN”) reserves the right to accept and deny application by members to participate in the Team Membership Program at the sole discretion of CGN. All decisions are final.

  2. Each prospective team member shall make a set financial contribution. For each set amount of financial contribution, a set of corresponding privileges may be made available to that particular team member’s account for a period of 12 months. Each member can only have one beneficiary account per contribution. The beneficiary account is not transferrable.

  3. If CGN rejects an application by a member to participate in the Team Membership Program, CGN should direct and induce a refund of contribution to the member in the full amount within 30 days of the later of the following two dates: (1)date of payment of contribution made; (2)date of rejection to the application by CGN.

  4. Team membership may be terminated at any time by the team member or CGN at its sole discretion. No refund of contribution will be provided.

  5. Solicitation, advertising and commercial activities are not permitted in forums, groups or any other areas that are made available to team members only.

  6. CGN may automatically reject application for team membership from members who have had received 4th strike infraction at any point of time during their membership history .

  7. CGN may alter, update and change the privileges made available to team members without notice from time to time.

  8. CGN may alter, update and change these “Terms and Conditions” without notice from time to time.

CGN General Rules and Guidelines

The "Beaver" Canadiangunnutz logo is copyrighted. Use of the logo is restricted to those who have received the explicit permission of the site owner and creator of The site owner possesses the right to the name "Canadiangunnutz". Use without permission is strictly prohibited.

The following rules will be strictly enforced. Violation may lead to temporary or permanent suspension from the site.

  1. Any discussion and/or promotion of illegal activities. Moderators and site admin will use their best judgement in situations of legal ambiguity, or situations that may lead to legal risk exposure for If you have any doubt, please use the "Legalese" forum. All decisions are final and must be complied with.

  2. Using anonymizer proxy to access CGN is not allowed. Account could be suspended immediately if the user uses anonymizer proxy to access CGN.

  3. Incitement of violence against the legal government of Canada, its employees and representatives.

  4. Soliciting and collecting information for news outlet, including but not limited to solicitation made by journalists, without explicit approval from the administrator of the forums.

  5. Personal insults are not permitted.

  6. General insulting remarks are not permitted. These include, but not limited to, remarks against named public figures and general groups of people using words such as "nazi", "facist" and "brownshirts". Images that are graphically insulting are considered general insulting remarks.

  7. Any physical threats, whether the threat is targeted at a particular person or general in nature.

  8. Racist remarks and symbols/pictograms that are commonly accepted as related to racist groups, Nazism, or outlawed organizations are not permitted. Nazi symbols are only exempted where they are displayed and discussed in historical context.

  9. Derogatory, negative stereotyping and sweeping generalization, based on profession(such as Law Enforcement), religion, race, sex, etc, are not allowed.

  10. Respect members from different provinces. Do not insult members from other provinces as a group.

  11. Disrupting behaviours which are detrimental to discussions in the forum and the general reputation of are not allowed.

  12. Members are not allowed to organize auction, draws/raffles or any gambling activities using CGN resources.

  13. Promotion of members' own personal blogs, media channels and social media must be placed in the appropriate designated forum only. Members are not allowed to promote forums and commercial websites using CGN resources

  14. Private messages should not be posted in the public forums, and copied to a 3rd party by any means, unless they are explicitly authorized by the orignators.

  15. Making offer or solicitation to purchase/trade/buy in any forums other than the Equipment Exchange forums are not allowed. Business members are excluded where the exclusions are specified in the relevant terms of use applicable to the business members;

  16. For profit and commercial activities fall under the "Policy for Business or Profit Seeking Activities at" in the terms of use;

  17. Trade related disputes originated from Equipment Exchange forums shall not be discussed in the forums. All disputes and feedbacks should be confined to trader rating feedback system and private messaging.

  18. Solicitation of donation or group buys must receive prior approval from CGN admin.

  19. No one shall disclose any personal information of any members without formal written consent of the member in question, unless the information is officially published in the public domain already with the consent of the member. Personal information include but not limited to first name, last name, place of employment and family information, or any information that may lead to the these information.

  20. Absolutely no nudity or pornographic materials, or links to same, are permitted.

  21. Multiple accounts or identities are not allowed. Suspected violations could result in supension of access.

  22. Account Name Change: we no longer perform account name change. If user would like to perform a name change, please private message "CGN Admin" to request an account deactivation. After acknowledgement by "CGN admin", you may open a new account.

  23. No "hotlinking" email/website info or posting of phone numbers and/or contact information for businesses who do not support the operation of CGN.

  24. Only one sigline picture is allowed, and the height of the picture must be no more than 100 pixels. One member may not quote another member in their respective sigline without the permission of the other member. Any sigline images or text deemed to be inappropriate, including but not limited to, images of women in suggesting positon, may be removed without warning and infraction points could possibly be issued.

  25. Advertising of and/or hotlinking to internet blogs, forums, media channels, auctions or any other publications is not allowed in the sigline or anywhere else in the profile. Advertising of and/or hotlinking to sale, offer to buy or any kind of solicitation is not allowed in the sigline or anywhere else in the profile.

  26. Interrupting a business member's selling or marketing thread with business or non-business solicitations

  27. Members are not allowed to send unsolicited messages to other members using CGN resources, including but not limited to using CGN private messaging;

  28. Making reference to, such as by listing the URL, of a solicitation that is located outside of the forums is disallowed. For example, linking or posting the URL of an advertisement in Ebay or Kijiji;

  29. General disrupting activities, including “trolling” and any activities that dilute the content quality of CGN will not be tolerated

  30. The followings are not permitted: any general Insults against the general members of CGN; Any insults or abuse languages against the moderators and administrator of CGN in public or private; Any statements with the intention to create harm/damages/negative goodwill to CGN .

The following topics will not be tolerated. Violation will result in immediate and permanent suspension. Some quasi legal/ grey/downright illegal examples that are specifically not tolerated are:

  1. Shipping and driving items to Canada from the US that require US export permit.

  2. Discharging firearms in places where firearms are not allowed to be discharged.

  3. Manufacture or use of flammable and explosive substances or “tracer” projectiles.

  4. Unblocking 5 rd magazines to regular capacity.

  5. Swapping non-restricted barrel for restricted barrel at gun range.

  6. Home made firearms with illegal or misleading markings. For example, marking a chunk of metal with "Valmet 78".

  7. Solicitation of unregistered firearms or magazine kits.

  8. No postings of any materials that could be likely considered as investment advices. Investments include financial instruements, real estates and anything deemed to be reasonable by the operator of CGN.

These rules are here to ensure that CGN will be the premium firearms site for law abiding Canadian gun owners.

Policy for Harassment

Policy for Harassment Using CGN Resources

Harassment using CGN resources is strictly prohibited. Harassment is defined as offensive, threatening, persistent or disturbing language and/or remark with the aim to target, insult, bully, humiliate, damage, cause loss and/or intimidate the recipient of the intended message through either private messaging or posting in the forums. This includes, and not limited to, the use of threats, swearing, slurs, slangs and/or any specific information of an individual.

Harassment of administrators and moderators of CGN will not be tolerated. CGN reserves the right to impose temporary or permanent suspension of members who harass administrators and moderators when they are carrying out their duties.

Policy for Business or Profit Seeking Activities at

  1. Business or Profit Seeking activities of the nature with the intention of generating/seeking profit fall under the "Policy for Business or Profit Seeking Activities". Business or Profit Seeking activities are not permitted at, except for members holding current "Business Membership". Profit generating ventures include but not limited to dealers, websites, service providers, manufacturers, high volume sellers/traders, auctions and private collections inherited from business inventory, etc. To obtain information on "Dealer Membership", please send private message (PM) to "CGN Admin". Please note that it is CGN policy, based on our strong belief against on-line auction, we will not accept any websites with auction elements.

  2. Business activities include but not limited to hotlinking, posting contact information, general marketing and research(including "gauging interest"), providing customer services, posting product information, posting pictures of products, direct PM marketing, spamming, posting pictures of new products, and any activities that increase product awareness.

  3. All financial interests and non-arms length relationships, including but not limited to paid/un-paid beta testing, consulting services and financial investment, must be disclosed for products, services or ventured being "reviewed", "advertised" or "flopped" at;

  4. The use of the Equipment Exchange Forums is covered by the relevant "Equipment Exchange forums guidelines", in conjunction with the "Business or Profit Seeking Activities Policy guidelines".

CGN Policy on discussion of homemade firearm

  1. CFC is allowing registration of homemade firearms. Although it does not necessarily translate to legality, but such transactions appear to be COMMON and performed as a ROUTINE. In the absence of other ACTUAL and FACTUAL contradictory actions by other agencies, it can be REASONABLY accepted that at least part of the governent accept these homemade firearms built by individuals. Since CFC, in this case, is the immediate agency dealing with public firearms registration, we will accept its action as our guidance.

  2. Therefore, as long as the firearm being discussed is not prohibited and the acquistion of parts complies to US and Canada export and import regulations, they will be allowed.

  3. Intentional circumvention of the OIC prohibiting orders will be forbidden as it constitutes falsification of verification and registration documents. For example, advocation of using an AK receiver to build a Valmet M78 will not be allowed as its registration requires falsifiing the required document. A Valment M78 is a finnish made SAW based on the RPK design with certain proprietary features. What makes it a Valment is the fact that it is made in Finnland by Valmet.The fact that it is made in Soumi cannot be replicated. The same rationale will be applied to any future disucssion. Any decision by admin and mod will be final on such issues.

  4. At the Exchange forum, sales of homemade weapon will be forbidden. Applying general so called "smell test", such offer or solicitation of purchase, risks the appearance of an "illegal weapon" hook up market. This same rationale was applied in the "mag kit" ban.

  5. based on the same rationale, no individual in the equipment exchange forum, except for dealers in the Dealers Forum, can offer or solicite the purchase of, any incomplete receivers, including the so called "80% completed receivers". This is consistent with the "mag kit" ban which exempts dealers from the prohibitiion.

Manner and Etiquette in the Business Member Forums

The business forums are the private forums of the paid business members. When you enter into their forums, you should see yourself as entering into their virtual store fronts. Therefore, it is a reasonable to behave in the same manner and observe the same etiquette as if you are meeting the store staff and owners in person. If you are rude or attempt to disrupt their business in their own forums or storefronts, they have the right to remove your postings and presence, and ask you not to post in their forums(or enter their storefronts) again. If you don’t cease and desist after you have been asked to stop by the store owner, that will be consider as harassment. If you do not agree with their prices, move along. The business forum is NOT the place you will use the prices of other businesses to attempt to obtain price match, or to advertise prices and availability of businesses other than the owner of that particular business forum.

Furthermore, if you have an issue with a business member, it is a common practice to make an attempt to resolve the issue with the business member privately. ( A reasonable person will not enter a store and scream at the top of him lung to gather everyone's attention and make a scene, will he?) If you have not been able to resolve this issue and made a posting in the forum, the issue could only be posted once. If a member has a particular issue with a business member and the issue is being purposely and repeatedly posted in the business member's forum, the business member can ask you to stop. If it continues, it will be treated as harassment and the moderator may step in and apply forum rules.

This policy is part of the forum rules. All forum rules will be enforced.

How to Gain Access to the Equipment Exchange Forums (Rules & Guidelines)

Welcome to CGN forum. First of all, no one likes to read long instructions, but there is no way we can keep this short. The CGN equipment exchange forums are a community based buy / sell system. We welcome members who are committed to observe the community standard and are interested in trading with fellow members in a system based on honesty and mutual respect. After 10 years of operation and probably millions of items listed, we have worked out these rules and they are proven to work! Please invest 5 minutes on understanding these rules and code of conducts, and you will find the join request instructions by the time you finish this quick reading.

The Equipment Exchange (“EE”) forums are "use at your own risk" classifieds". CGN is not responsible for any losses and disputes related to transactions that are associated with these classifieds.

It is the responsibility of both buyers and sellers to ensure firearm exchanges are made in a legal manner, and that they are authorized to possess and transfer the firearms. Ads posted to Canadiangunnutuz forum are not endorsement by forum management and moderators. If you are not sure, it is your responsibility to consult your own legal counsel and other resources such as Canada Firearms Center to come to your own conclusion.

The EE forums are intended for the listing of personal items that are non profit seeking - profit seeking activities are only allowed for paid business members [ie. Dealers]; Linkings in any forms to other firearms sites, such as on-line classified and on-line auction sites, are not permitted.

Trade related disputes originating from the Equipment Exchange forums or with CGN business members [ie. Dealers] shall not be discussed in the forums. All disputes and feedbacks should be confined to the trader rating feedback system and private messaging. See FAQ “Guidelines for using CGN feedback system”


  1. Each entry to the Equipment Exchange forum must have an appropriate prefix selected from the drop-down menu next to the title: WTS [want to sell] and OfferTT [offer to trade]. If a pre-fix is not available in a particular forum, it is not allowed in that particular forum;

  2. WTS [want to sell]:
    • All items listed for sale [WTS] must include asking prices;
    • No URL to any external auction site is permitted;
    • "Make an offer" or any "auction/bidding" ads are not permitted and will be deleted without notice;
    • The solicitation for offers by sellers to demand delivery of fund by buyers as a condition to submit offers, these include any variations of the "First delivered EMT to my mail box gets it", is not permitted;
  3. Offer to Trade [OfferTT];
    • The entry must list the specific item(s) being offered. For example, if you have a pistol to offer to trade for a rifle, the [OfferTT] posting must be located in the pistol section of the Equipment Exchange forum;
    • [OfferTT] posting is not to be used as a solicitation to acquire a specific item without a specific item to offer. For example, if you want a pistol and does not have a specific item offered to trade, it is not permitted as a OTT;

  4. Each member is allowed 2 threads of WTS and 2 threads of OfferTT in each of the Equipment Exchange forums. When a thread is no longer valid, it is member’s own responsibility to edit the prefix to “Pls Remove”[click “edit” and then “go advanced”, from there the member can edit the ad prefix, title and text]. To remove an old thread from the limit count, you must change the pre-fix to “Pls Remove”;

  5. An item can only be posted ONCE in the entire Equipment Exchange. It must be posted in the most applicable EE forum or sub-forum for which the item in your current possession belongs. Posting links to other equipment exchange threads is not permitted in any posts in the equipment exchange forum;

  6. Only the originator of a thread can reply to his/her own thread. Members should contact each other using private messaging Members may edit prefix,title & text as required by using the “edit” and “go advanced” [advanced edit] features available to them. Moderators may edit entry as seen fit;

  7. All items offered for sale or trade must be in the possession of the member posting the advertising. Members may offer to sell or trade pre-ordered items from CGN business members that have not been yet delivered to the original purchasers. The CGN business members that offer the pre-ordered items must be clearly disclosed in the advertising. There will be no “posting, listing, selling or trading for a friend”. Members selling or trading on the EE are fully responsible for the entries made under their accounts, including but not limited to advertised condition, transfer & shipping arrangements, as the case may be.

  8. All items listed for sale [WTS] or trade [OfferTT] must include an accurate description of the item at the time it is listed for sale or trade. Members may consider the NRA grading system for “condition” when describing items for sale or trade in the EE.

  9. Descriptions of all items must be factual. Items that have been altered from original factory condition or/and modified by any party other than the original factory must be disclosed. All pictures posted must be the original pictures of the items owned by the sellers.

  10. Sales pitches based on assumption, rumours , unsubstantiated claims or anything that are deemed to be unethical by CGN will be removed. CGN reserves the right to infract or/and remove accounts who violate this clause.

  11. Pictures must not have any copyrighted logos or URL displayed unless they are posted by business accounts. Maximum image/picture size allowable is 1000x800 pixels. Entries with pictures in excess of the allowable picture size will be removed without notification;


  1. Members may "bump" or bring their thread "back-to-the-top" [aka BTT] of the EE forum page where seven (7) days have elapsed since the last posting made to the thread, by simply making a posting to the existing thread. The EE has a built in default that will not allow an existing thread to be BTT’d within 7 days of the last posting made to the thread.

  2. Whereas a member can edit his/her own EE ad to change the ad prefix, title or text a member cannot “move” an existing EE posting from one EE forum to another. This can only be done by a moderator. If you want an EE ad “moved” send a PM [personal message] to an EE moderator. Then wait for your ad to be moved. It will be the moderator’s discretion as to whether an ad move is appropriate. Do not edit your ad to “delete” [ie. Pls Remove] then repost a “new” ad in another EE forum to “move” it.

  3. If your item has been sold/found or a deal is pending, you may edit your thread title to “SPF” [sold pending funds] or “deal pending” etc if you do not wish to remove the thread yet.

  4. To remove a thread that is no longer needed, change prefix to [Pls Remove] by clicking [Advanced Edit]. A thread is counted towards the maximum allowed limit ( 2 WTS, 2WTB and 2 OfferTT] until its prefix is changed to [Pls Remove]


  1. Any imitation or "knock-offs" with infringement of copyrighted wordings or markings in any forms are disallowed. Imitations, commonly known as knock-offs, cannot be advertised with reference to the wordings, trade names or model names of the real items they are imitating. Pictures of real items are not allowed to be displayed in the sale advertisements of any imitations or "knock-offs
  2. Illegal or questionable items are disallowed. Questionable items include, but are not limited to:
    • Homemade firearms;
    • Magazine Kits;
    • 80%" or partially completed receivers or receiver stampings, other than those offered by business members of the forum;
    • Press Check Venture PVC 50 cal magazine marked "50 Cal", or any magazines that are made by this manufacturer that are pinned by individuals or the manufacturer.
  3. Stolen government properties and items of questionable origin are disallowed. These include any DND equipment items, which have not been released to the general public for sale. It is the responsibility of the posters to prove the legitimacy of the items. Sale of stolen goods will result in a permanent ban from CGN without warning. CGN has discretion of not allowing items that it deems to be risky at moderators’ or Administrator’s discretion;

  4. Fully assembled, non-commercially produced ammunition (including “home reloads”) is disallowed.

  5. Tobacco, cannabis, alcohol and any controlled substances are disallowed;

  6. Making reference to, such as by listing the URL, of a solicitation that is located outside of the forums. For example, linking or posting the URL of an advertisement in Ebay or Kijiji;

  7. Estate sales are disallowed without written declaration, unless it is performed for wife, husband, sons, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandsons and granddaughter. For all others, CGN must receive written declaration from the executor or whoever that is authorized to dispose of the estate, that the seller is authorized to dispose of the estates on the behalf of those who are in charge of the estate. The declaration must also clearly indicate that the seller is not to be profiting or charging "management fee". Paid business members are exempted from this requirement. Any estate disposition with profit will be classified as business activity that falls under "Policy for Advertising at"


  1. Any attempt to circumvent the software control to limit the minimum amount of time to Bump to Top ( BTT) of the original ad by:
    • Posting any items of the original ad in a new ad before 7 days have lapsed;
    • Editing the pre-fix of the original ad to “pls remove” and posting a new ad that includes any items of the original ad before 7 days have lapsed;
    • Asking moderator to delete the original ad and posting a new ad that includes any items of the deleted original ad before 7 days have lapsed;
    will be considered a “cheating BTT”. A “cheating BTT” carries a maximum of 5 infraction point penalty resulted in a minimum of 30 days suspension from the EE. Members should be aware that all ads are retained for a minimum of 90 days before they are permanently deleted.

  2. Equipment Exchange moderators have the discretion to issue warnings or infraction points for EE rule violations as the case may be. Please be advised that it is the member’s responsibility to ensure that all postings placed are within the EE posting rules. Continued violations of the EE posting rules may lead to temporary or permanent suspension of EE posting privileges at the discretion of CGN Admin.

  3. Each EE rule violation is worth 1 point and has a life span of 45 days. When 5 points are accumulated, an automatic suspension from the EE forums will be imposed by the system. For example, a user is given the first infraction that expires in 45 days. 5 days later this user is given another infraction. Since the user already had an infraction, this new infraction's expiration time is added to the end time of the previous infraction for a total of 95 days. The suspension will not expire until there are no longer 5 non-expired infraction points.

  4. When a member has a number of infractions, both current and expired, more than or equal to 10, moderator has the discretion to issue a 5 point infraction that results in suspension from EE for 30 days. When the number of infraction, both current and expired, reaches 15, moderator has the discretion to issue a 5 point infraction that results in suspension from EE for 60 days.

HOW TO SUBMIT A JOINING REQUEST, You must Click here and read about Fraud and Bad Deals Awareness

After you have completed reading the above and thoroughly understand the guidelines:

  1. You have to make a minimum of 3 posts over a period span of 3 days to be reviewed for access. 1 of the 3 posts must be made at least 2 days after the last post to prove that you are an active user over a minimum of 3 days. Accounts that register and have less than 3 posts will not be approved for access.Start with making an introuction here: Click here to post in the Greeting and Introduction Forum;
  2. Make sure you take a second to fill in your profile;
  3. Click here: Group Membership Request Page;
  4. Select "Join Group" for the group"Equipment Exchange L1";
  5. Click "Send"
  6. Review of joining request may take up to 10 business days. During holiday seasons and periods of high volume, it may take more than 10 business days

You can fast track access review by purchasing expedited review request here: Click here to enter the webstore Expedited review takes 1 business day.

Click here for basic instructions on how to post an ad:Step by Step Posting and Marking Ad instructions

How to post Want to Buy Solicitations

Want to Buy Firearms forums are only open to Team Member or "Equipment Exchange L2" group to make WTB solicitations.
Accessories and non-firearms forum are open to all with equipment exchange accessto make WTB solicitations.


  1. Each account with Equipment Exchange L2 group membership can make 1 WTB solicitation per forum that permits such solicitations. Team members can post more WTB or WTT per their respective team membership levels;

  2. WTB and WTT are used when a specific item is being sought, and the seeker is either offering money as WTB or a trade as WTT;

  3. Each entry to the Equipment Exchange forum must have an appropriate prefix selected from the drop-down menu next to the title: WTB [want to buy] prefix and WTT[want to trade]. If a pre-fix is not available in a particular forum, it is not allowed in that particular forum;

  4. Want to Buy [WTB];
    • [WTB] and [WTT] must be placed under the most appropriate sub-forum labelled "Want to Buy", unless there is not a WTB subforum for that particular category of items. There should be no more than one WTB or WTT for an item within all of the EE forums;
    • [WTB] and [WTT] solicitation will be removed without notice if an incorrect prefix is used and it is located in the incorrect section;


As of 1 November 2020, we no longer accept Equipment Exchange L2 joining request directly. You must become a team member to access WTB Firearms forum.
Click here to become a team member

EE Transactions, Legal Transfer and Fraud Awareness

1) Pictures: consider asking the seller to prove possession of the item and the authenticity of the pictures posted or provided. Request a picture of the item with a specific item of your request. For example, you may want to consider asking the seller to post a picture of the item with the person’s account name and date, along with an item ( such as putting a pen next to the item) specific to your request.

2) WTB ad is high risk. You should always ask for picture per 1). Beware of solicited response to WTB request - scammers always take advantage of buyer's urgency and desire. Do not let your guard down because you want something very badly;

3) It is your legal responsibility to obtain the name, PAL number, PAL expiration date and phone number of the other party and verify these information with the RCMP at 1-800-731-4000 before money and item change hands.

4) Always make it clear when money and goods will be delivered in a deal, in no uncertain term. Unless there is an agreed timing and condition concerning when and how money and goods will be delivered by both parties, there is NO deal;¬

5) Always consult the Feedback Score ( formerly trade rating) and history of the person that you are dealing with; Read the details and comments in the trader rating feedback, consider there are always two sides to a story. You can review the Feedback score of the other party by clicking his/her username in left column above his avatar (picture). Select " View Profile " and then the tab "Feedback Score";

6) The attitude and the manner people communicate could be an indicator of his character - will you deal with a real person who communicates the way he/she does in real life? Do a search in the forums to see how this person behaves. Don't be afraid to call the other party on a phone number that you have verified with the CFC;

7) If the deal is too good to be true, there is a always a possibility it could not be true;

8) Walk away if you don't feel right - Do not rush to making the offer or taking the offer;

9) Beware of solicited response to WTB request - scammer always take advantage of buyer's urgency and desire. Do not let your guard down because you want something very badly;

10) Do not answer to any solicitations or offers made outside of the Equipment Exchange forums. You must ask yourself why this person is trying to avoid the rules of the Equipment Exchanges forums;

11) Do not post your phone number and/or email in the open. Information should only be provided when you are contacted by private message through CGN;

12) Be ware of the trading of precious metal over the internet. You should be aware that the maximum liability coverage by Canada Post over precious metal and stone is $500.

Guidelines for using CGN Feedback Score System (formerly trader rating)

User feedback is a user self-service. Compliance with the followings constitute a social contract with other traders in the community. Canadiangunnutz administrators and moderators will not be responsible for moderating, adjudicating and editing comments in the trader rating system. Users bear full responsibilities of all ratings and comments made in the Feedback Score System. Users further agree to give up all rights to sue for any form defamation and claim damages over comments and scores in the Feedback Scoring system. If you do not agree with the above, please cease the use of the Feedback Score System and notify the administrator of the forum to remove your access to the Equipment Exchange forums.

Trader feedbacks must be made based on items posted to the CGN equipment exchange forums. Both parties involved in the transaction must be members of CGN before the occurrence of the transaction. The transaction must be initiated at CGN forum through CGN private message system. Arms-length related parties, such as relatives, are not permitted to make ratings for each other.

Trade related disputes originated from Equipment Exchange forums shall not be discussed in the forums. All disputes and feedbacks should be confined to trader rating feedback system and private messaging.

  1. Only 1 feedback can be made for each transaction by each party;
  2. Neutral feedback can be left by both the buyer or the Seller where there is a recognized transaction, when one party backs out of a verbal agreement and the timing of delivery of funds has been specified at the time of the acceptance of the offer;
  3. Only the Buyer can initiate Negative Feedback. A Seller can only respond with a neutral feedback after a negative feeback is left by the buyer. The Seller cannot initiate a negative feedback;
  4. Negative feedback can only be left by the buyer in the following circumstances:
    • There must be an agreed date of delivery before funds are accepted, and the delivery date is not met; It is the responsibility of the buyer to obtain a date of delivery before sending funds;
    • Items delivered do not agree to the conditions posted;
  5. All feedback must be left within 30 calendar days after the mutually agreed to date of delivery;
  6. Fraud can be reported to the Fraud Reporting Forum, in accordance with the guidelines of fraud reporting;
  7. All negative feedback must be accompanied by comments which detail the transactions and reasons for the feedback;

Mandatory for all CGN traders to use trade rating system:

  • List accepted payment method clearly in your sale post to avoid confusion,
  • Must clearly identify the latest delivery date of money and goods upon acceptance of an offer;
  • Identify shipping method upon acceptance of an offer;

Suggestions to CGN traders:

  • Ship item via method with tracking service with proper insurance
  • Obtain name, address and phone number of the counterparty
  • Keep PM, email exchanges until the deal is done; that is payment made and item arrived.

How to leave a feedback:

Please click and read the following: Trader Rating FAQ

Trader Rating is a self-service system. Administration will not adjudicate, investigae and correct any mistakes or feedback that is left either intentionally or unintentionally. Think and confirm before posting a trader rating or feedback. A member has 60 days to edit a trader rating left by him/her.

How to request a feedback review:
NOTE: Review Request must be made within 30 days of the time the rating is made

Please click and read the following: Trader Rating FAQ

How to Gain Access to the Off-Topic Forum (Rules & Guidelines)

First, Read the Following Rules and Guidelines

  1. All General Forum Rules apply in Off Topic, this includes swearing, and flaming etc.

  2. Posts are to be in good taste. While we are adults here for the most part we come from various backgrounds and belief systems.

  3. Pornography in any way shape or form is not allowed, this includes linking to other web pages.

  4. Discussion of Nazi's, Hitler or racist topics is only allowed if done so in a historical sense or current news/media issues. Any posts that any moderator feels is promoting hatred against any race will immediately be deleted. If a pattern is detected or the post is so distinctly offensive, at the moderators discretion the poster will be banned without warning.

  5. Religious, sexual orientation topics are to be avoided. In the past it has been demonstrated that our members are not able to keep these discussion civil, as a result we would prefer to not see any topics on this subject. However we understand that some current affairs issues are going to crop up from time to time. These can be discussed so long as the discussion stays respectful to all those involved. At the first sign of flaming or expression of hatred the topic will be deleted and offending posters warned. As with the racism topic, if the post is distinctly offensive the poster responsible will be banned without warning.

  6. Obviously there is to be no discussion of illegal activities in Off Topic

  7. Cop/Soldier bashing threads are not allowed. If you are commenting on a story from the news, or on an incident that you've witnessed or been a participant in, keep it civil. Not all LEO/Soldiers are the same as the one/s you encountered. Any attempt to generalize the professions in relation to the original post will result in the post being deleted. As noted above, distinctly offensive posts will result in the banning of the poster with no warning.

Further, there need not be any warning given for a post to be deleted, this is at the moderators discretion.

Distinctly Offensive - a post that is judged to be D.O. will have been voted on by members of the moderator panel and the admin. They will not be decided by one moderator, unless no one else is available to help vote on the issue. An example of a D.O. post would be one condoning violence against any identifiable group or race, be it LEO's, homosexuals, Muslims etc.

Tinfoil hat threads - If you persist on using Off Topic as your own soap box to spread your tinfoil hat agenda, you will lose your privilege to view and post.

Before application, your account must be acitve for at least 90 days since registration. Your application will be denied and no notification will be sent if this requirement has not been met

  1. Go to "Settings",
  2. Under "My Settings", Click "Permission Group",
  3. Select "Off Topics Usergroup" and,
  4. Click "Join Group"

By doing so, you are agreed to have a clear understanding to the above rules and condition; Any violation can lead to a tempoary membership ban by Mods and Admins.

Last but not least, enjoy the forum and have fun!

How to Gain Access to the News Digest Fourm (Rules & Guidelines)

  1. Only News Articles from [U]Real News Outlets [/U]are allowed;

  2. Any links or articles published by indviduals/lobbying groups/fringe groups/subculture through blogs, emails or twitter will be removed and the poster will receive infraction;

  3. There will be zero tolerance for attitude and insult. If you have bad attitude, access to this forum will be removed, starting on Nov 26, 2011;

  4. If you have 3 infraction points, access to this forum will be removed automatically, starting on Nov 26, 2011;

  5. No personal progaganda will be tolerated. Let's say you don't like Starshiptroopers and you spend whole day on digging out articles on how bad the "Starshiptroopers" are, your access to this forum will be removed and you will get infraction. If you have some fringe belief, such as that the Dolphins are conspiring with the alients to invade Earth, don't make a propaganda here.

To Access the "News Digest Forum", you will agree to the rules. To become a "New Digest Forum" group member:
  1. Go to "Settings",
  2. Under "My Settings", Click "Permission Group",
  3. Select "News Digest Usergroup" and,
  4. Click "Join Group"

Infraction System for Guideline Violations

The infraction point system ensures users are aware of proper conduct in our forums, in accordance to our forum guidelines and terms of use.

There are 6 types of infraction regarding the use of the Equipment Exchange Forums:

EE violations

  1. General - 1 pt - 45 days
  2. Illegal items - 5pt - permanent: posting of illegal items or items of questionable origin
  3. Chronic Violations - 5 pts -30 days for life time violations more than or equal to 10
  4. Chronic Violations - 5 pts -60 days for life time violations more than or equal to 15
  5. Cheating BTT First Time -2pt - 45days : intentional circumvention of the programmed time limit to bump thread
  6. Cheating BTT /Major Violations-5pt - 30 days : intentional circumvention of the programmed time limit to bump thread with a history of at least one Cheating BTT First Time on record, or other major violations

There are 5 types of content related forum guideline infraction. They are related to any inappropriate languages & materials, disruptive behaviours, baiting of arguement.
  1. 1st time offender -1 points - 30 days : for first time violation by members with excellent standings in the past.
  2. 1st Strike -1 points -60 days
  3. 2 nd strike - 2 points - 90 days + optional 5 day suspension by moderator
  4. 3 rd strike -2 points - 180 days + optional 5 day suspension by moderator
  5. 4th strike 10 points - 180 days + optional 5 day suspension by moderator
  6. After 4 strikes 11 points - 180 days

    1. Outcome of point accummulation:
      1. 3 points - OT and News Digest access suspension.
      2. 5 points - EE access suspension. EE infraction point expiration periods accumulate - for example, if two infractions are awarded two days apart, both infractions will not expire until 45X2-2 = 88 days after.
      3. 11 points - 120 days suspension. The 4th strike is worth 10 points and they will expire in half of a year. Note that the expiration period of the 4th strike is longer than the suspension. This means there will be a probation period of 2 months with no EE and OT access after account is reopen.
      4. After a 4 strike has been awarded at one point, a After 4 strike will be awarded subsequently and it will impose an automatic suspension of 120 days
      5. When a 3rd strike or a 4th strike infraction is given, moderators have the discretion to manually input a suspension of no more than 5 days.

      Due to the system change in how we assign infraction point on June 15th, 2009, we will be implementing the following transition policy for infraction given earlier:
      1. all infraction points before June 15th, 2009 is counted as the 1st strike.
      2. The first infraction received after Jun 14th, 2009, will be considered the 2nd strike unless the member has no prior infraction before Jun 15th, 2009.

      Infraction Strike Forgiveness:
      1. If the last infraction is a 1st strike, the next infraction will be counted as a 1st strike if there has been at least 1 year since the last 1st strike infraction was issued.
      2. If the last infraction is a 2rd strike, the next infraction will be counted as a 1st strike if there has been at least 2 years since the last 2nd strike infraction was issued.
      3. If the last infraction is a 3rd strike, the next infraction will be counted as a 1st strike if there has been at least 3 years since the last 3rd strike infraction was issued.

      Infraction Review Process:
      1. The moderator who issues the warning/infraction is the first and only contact when the member has question about the infraction. The moderator should provide at least 1 response to the member.
      2. If the infraction is NOT a: 3rd strike, 4th strike, or after 4th Strike: After the first response is given, the moderator can explicitly decline to discuss the issue any further. No more messages on this particular infraction should be sent to the moderators.
      3. If the infraction is a: 3rd strike, 4th strike or after 4th Strike: The moderator can tell the member to ask for a review by the administrator and decline to accept no more inquiry on the particular infraction. If a member does not receive a response from a moderator in 3 business days, a request can be sent to the admin directly.

Post Reporting

Post Report

The purpose of the “Post Report” function is to provide a mean for the community to assist the moderator group in identifying any content management issues on a timely basis. All “Post Reports” are placed in query and reviewed at the discretion of moderators within reasonable time frame.
  1. ”Post Report” should only be used to alert moderators of forum rules violations and terms of use violations, including spammers and unauthorized solicitation;

  2. The moderator group is not obliged to provide direct responses to the originators of any “Post Reports”. Actions will be taken by the moderator group at its discretion to enforce forum rules;

  3. Abuses of the “Post Report” function could lead to the application of infraction at the discretion of the moderator group. Abuses include, but are not limited to, frivolous reporting and intentional overloading the “Post Report” query;

  4. ”Post Report” function is not to be used in getting the moderator group involved in personal disputes, business disputes and trade disputes. Any “Post Report” related to such disputes will be removed from the query and could be regarded as abuse to the “Post Report” function;

  5. Private messages and/or postings made 14 days before the date of "Post Report" will not be reviewed. The moderator group will not review any complaints in the form of "Post Report", emails or private messages if 14 days have passed since the materials in question were first posted/created;

  6. Not withstanding 4), any violations of forum rules during a dispute could be reported. The moderator group will assess the violations but will not be involved in the dispute.

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