Category A

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.