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The weapon

Weapons are classified into a number of categories. The licence type you have and your genuine reason determine the categories of weapons you are able to acquire.

This overview is provided as a quick refresher and is to be used with the more detailed information on the category of weapons page.

Category A

Rimfire rifles; single or double barrel shotguns; paintball guns; air rifles; and powerheads. More Details.

Category B

Centre-fire rifles (other than semi-automatic); shotgun/rifle combinations. More Details.

Category C

Semi-automatic or pump action shotguns (<6 rounds); and semi-automatic rimfire rifles (<11 rounds). More details.

Category D

Semi-automatic centre-fire rifles; semi-automatic shotguns (>5 rounds); and semi-automatic rimfire rifles (>10 rounds). More details.

Category E

Category E

Bullet-proof vests. More details.

Category HCategory H

Handguns. More details.

Category MCategory M

Crossbows, certain knives and other hand held items capable of causing bodily harm. More details.

Category RCategory R

Machine guns, fully automatic large calibre military weapons. More details.

Restricted ItemRestricted items

Non-mechanised devices like handcuffs or nunchaku. More details.

Last updated 15/11/2012