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Firearms Classes

Non-restricted firearms

This class includes any rifle or shotgun that is neither restricted nor prohibited. Most common long guns are non-restricted, but there are exceptions.

Non-restricted firearms

Restricted Firearms

What's included in this class

  • Handguns that are not prohibited firearms
  • Firearms that:
    • are not prohibited firearms
    • have a barrel less than 470 mm in length
    • are capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner
  • Firearms designed or adapted to be fired when reduced to a length of less than 660 mm by folding, telescoping or otherwise
  • Firearms of any other kind prescribed to be restricted firearms in the Regulations

Permitted purposes for ownership

There are a few purposes for which you may be licensed to acquire or possess a restricted firearm:

  • target practice or target shooting competitions
  • as part of a collection
  • in limited circumstances, use in connection with one's lawful profession or occupation, or to protect life
Restricted Firearms

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