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Safety Courses

Firearms Safety Courses are conducted fortnightly on Saturdays.

Courses are conducted by Maureen Armstrong a qualified firearms instructor for the following categories

Categories: A - B - C - D - H - M


Steps to Becoming a Licensed Shooter

Category A Weapons:
Air rifle.
Rimfire rifle (other than a self-loading rimfire rifle).
Single or double barrel shotgun.

Category B Weapons:
Muzzle-loading firearm.
Single shot centre rifle.
Double barrel centre fire rifle.
Repeating centre fire rifle.
Break action shotgun and rifle combination.

Category C Weapons:
Semiautomatic rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity no greater than 10 rounds.
Semiautomatic shotgun with a magazine capacity no greater than 5 rounds.
Pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity no greater than 5 rounds.

Category D Weapons:
Self-loading centre fire rifle designed or adapted for military purposes or a firearm that duplicates a rifle of that type in design, function or appearance.
Non-military style self-loading centre rifle with either an intergral or detachable magazine.
Self-loading shotgun with either an integral or detachable magazine with a capacity of more than 5 rounds and a pump action shotgun with a capacity of more than 5 rounds.
Self-loading rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds.

Category H Weapons:
A firearm including an air pistol and a blank-fire firearm, under 75 cm in length, other than a powerhead, is a category H weapon regardless of whether it has been rendered permanently inoperable.

Category M Weapons:
Crossbow designed to be discharged by the use of 1 hand (that is not a toy pistol crossbow) that when discharged is capable of causing damage or injury to property or capable of causing bodily harm.

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