The Category A & B courses meet the requirements for all of the common firearms in QLD, as is popular for most participants. This category covers people who are intending to use firearms for Sports/Target Shooting, Recreational Shooting (Hunting), Collecting Firearms and some occupations.
(1) Each of the following is a category A weapon if it has not been rendered permanently inoperable-
a) a miniature cannon under 120 cm in barrel length that is a black powder and muzzle loading cannon, depicting a scale model of an historical artillery piece or naval gun;
b) an air rifle;
c) a blank-fire firearm at least 75 cm in length;
d) a rim-fire rifle (other than a self-loading rim-fire rifle);
e) a shotgun other than a pump action shotgun or self-loading shotgun;
f) a powerhead;
g) a break action shotgun and rim-fire rifle combination.
(2) A conversion unit is also a category A weapon.
(3) In this section– “conversion unit” means a unit or device or barrel that is capable of being used for converting a category A weapon that is a firearm from one calibre to another calibre.