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Tasmania. 1996 ‘Category H Firearms Licence.’ Firearms Act 1996 (Act as at 4 November 2015); Part 2 (Section 18). Hobart: Legislative Council and House of Assembly. 30 August

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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 .45 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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