Petition e-2341 has now closed with an unprecedented 175,310 signatures. This is a testament to how a great number of Canadians from vastly different backgrounds can proudly pull together for what they believe in. This petition was a call upon the Liberal Government of Canada to put any new firearms laws, bans or changes before the house of commons for debate instead of the “egregious” use of an Order in Council, which bypasses the democratic process. With the potential ban of certain firearms still looming, the battle is not over yet, but I am certainly proud of how our industry has responded, and I am honoured to be part of this community.
Another unexpected but remarkable response to this potential firearms ban is something that will strengthen Canadian firearms manufacturers for years to come. In recent years (or at least for the short period of time that I have been involved in the industry), the majority of firearms manufacturers did not communicate with each other and often treated each other more as corporate enemies than like-minded organizations that can help each other succeed. Fortunately, the looming threat of a gun ban has inadvertently created a new bond between many Canadian manufacturers and as a result, there has been a drastic increase in communication, collaboration and joint projects. Black Creek Labs has taken an open approach to this new environment and has been actively working on numerous projects with other Canadian manufacturers and organizations involved in the Canadian firearms community.
In an unprecedented joint venture, Black Creek Labs and Maccabee Defense Inc. have been working together to finally offer the SLR Coyote. This rifle is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.56 that was created to offer the Canadian public a new, non-restricted rifle in an enduring political environment that has not classified many new non-restricted semi-automatic rifles.
The SLR Coyote is made from a standard Maccabee SLR lower receiver, but it has been mated with a Black Creek Coyote upper receiver. The SLR mating system creates a more stable receiver platform and the Coyote dualithic upper receiver creates a true free-float rail to receiver mating system, giving the SLR Coyote the potential to be one of the most accurate 5.56 semi-automatics available today.
The SLR Coyote will be released in March 2020 and Black Creek will also release an “e-2341” version, which was created to show our support and to honour the way the firearms community has come together during a political environment that threatens our legal right to own firearms. The “e-2341” version of the SLR Coyote will be chambered in 5.56, have an 18.6 inch barrel and the calibre marking on the upper receiver will be replaced with e-2341, immortalizing the way the Canadian firearms community and firearms manufacturers have joint forces and come together.
Black Creek will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of every e-2341 version of the SLR Coyote to both the CSAAA, (Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association) and the CCFR, (Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights). Stay tuned for more information including technical specifications, video and photos of the SLR Coyote.
Interested dealers can contact BCL here: BCL Dealers