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FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 18

Category H firearms licence

(1)  A Category H firearms licence for a purpose other than sport or target shooting applies to any–
(a) pistol; and
(b) air pistol.
(2)  A Category H firearms licence for a purpose other than sport or target shooting authorises the holder to possess or use only a pistol referred to in subsection (1) for the particular purpose specified in the licence.
(3)  A Category H firearms licence for sport or target shooting authorises the holder to possess or use any of the following:
(a) a pistol that does not exceed .38 inch calibre;
(b) a semi-automatic pistol that has a barrel length of 120 millimetres or more;
(c) a revolver that has a barrel length of 100 millimetres or more;
(d) a single-shot pistol that has a barrel length of 100 millimetres or more;
(e) a pistol that has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds of ammunition or less.
(4)  A Category H firearms licence for sport or target shooting authorises the holder, with the approval of the Commissioner, to possess or use a prohibited pistol for the purpose of training for, and participating in, a prescribed event where pistols that have a calibre not exceeding .46 inch may be used.
(5)  A category H firearms licence for use in the security industry authorises the holder to possess –
(a) a registered pistol that –
(i) does not exceed .38 inch calibre or 9 millimetre calibre; and
(ii) is owned by, and has as its registrant, the holder's employer; and
(b) factory-manufactured or factory-loaded ammunition for a registered pistol of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) .


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