Air rifle license in Spain

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How old do you have to be to have an air rifle? Do you need a licence?


It all depends of the power of the air rifle. If the power of the air rifle is under 24,2 julius,  you should be at least 14 years old. You also need to get what is known as “tarjeta de armas” (firearm card) issued by the municipality.

If the air rifle power is over 24,2 julius, then you need to be at least 18 years old, or 16 with the parents consent. In this case you also need to get a “licencia de armas tipo E” ( firearms licence E class)    and get the “guía” (register of the firearm). The application and procedure is followed before the “Guardia Civil”.

Furthermore, use of air rifles for hunting is forbidden, so the air rifle according to regulation only can be used for sport shooting in clubs with adequate  installations  for this practice.


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