Firearm categories

Category A
  • Air rifles
  • Rimfire rifles, other than self-loading
  • Shotguns, other than pump action or self-loading
  • Shotgun and rimfire rifle combinations
Category B firearms
  • Muzzle-loading firearms
  • Centre-fire rifles, other than self-loading
  • Shotgun and centre-fire rifle combinations
Category C firearms
  • Self-loading rimfire rifles with magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds
  • Self-loading shotguns with magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
  • Pump action shotguns with magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
  • Firearms designed to discharge tranquilizers (including pistols)
Category D firearms
  • Self-loading centre-fire rifles
  • Self-loading shotguns with capacity of more than 5 rounds
  • Pump action shotguns with capacity of more than 5 rounds
  • Self-loading rimfire rifles with magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds
  • Firearms, other than pistols, less than 70 cm in length and capable of being concealed on or about the person
Category H firearms
  • Pistols and air pistols