Firearms Reference Table
The Firearms Reference Table (FRT) is a comprehensive list of firearm descriptions and classifications available to law enforcement and the public.
Policing agencies, public agents and firearm verifiers: Please use the online Firearms Reference Table and not the PDF to ensure you are accessing the most up-to-date information.
Firearms Reference Table DVD discontinued
The DVD Version 5.0 of the Firearms Reference Table expired in April 2022. No more DVDs will be produced.
Please use the online Firearms Reference Table. First-time users will need to complete an enrollment request. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to the Firearms Reference Table for law enforcement
The online Firearms Reference Table is used by law enforcement to assist with domestic and international policing, firearms tracking and counter-terrorism initiatives.
Access to the online Firearms Reference Table is only for users authorized by the RCMP. Authorized users include members of the policing community, specific Public Agents and approved firearm verifiers.
Please note the licensing agreement.
Important notice - Regular maintenance
This service is unavailable every Sunday between 2 and 6 a.m. due to maintenance.
Licensing agreement for law enforcement
The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintains sole ownership of the software package known as the Firearms Reference Table.
The Commissioner's representative maintains, solely, the right to distribute the data and the associated images of this automated application, as well as all-inclusive materials, in the format in which it is presented. You are expressly prohibited from copying, duplicating, reproducing, or otherwise transferring the software and materials for any purpose whatsoever.
This software and the materials contained within may not be modified, networked, loaned, sold or distributed in total or in part, nor may any derivative works be prepared based upon them. You may not electronically copy or transfer the software or the materials from one computer to another, over a network or otherwise.
Access to the Firearms Reference Table for the public
Members of the public can view the Firearms Reference Table PDF - Firearms reference table, (191,000 kB). The date of the last update is January 30, 2023.
In the public version of the Firearms Reference Table there is a link which provides a list of the newly prohibited firearms affected by the May 1, 2020 Order in Council making the Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted (SOR/2020-96).
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Please note the legal disclaimer.
Legal disclaimer for public use
The Firearms Reference Table (FRT) is not a legal instrument. The FRT is an administrative document created by the RCMP's firearms experts who have, based on the definitions set out in the Criminal Code and the types of firearms prescribed in the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted (SOR/98-462) and the Firearms Act, conducted technical assessments of firearms to assist law enforcement officers, customs officers, and officials responsible for the regulation of firearms with the identification and classification of firearms. The aforementioned Act and Regulations are the prevailing legal authority with respect to firearm classification.
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