According to the Criminal Code, a restricted firearm is;
- A handgun which is not a prohibited firearm,
- A firearm that
- is not a prohibited firearms,
- has a barrel less than 470 mm in length, and
- is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner.
- A firearm that is designed or adapted to be fired when reduced to a length of less than 660 mm by folding, telescoping or otherwise,
- A firearms of any kind that is prescribed by regulation to be a restricted firearm.