Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain???

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Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain???

Postby john the baptist » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:57 am

Hi everyone

Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain??? If so what do you need to do to own one. If you own land it can be very handy if you cant get a shotgun.

Im obviously thinking about rats and other vermin, (never a burglar) LOL heaven forbid.

Is there a category that does not need permission.

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Re: Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain???

Postby casita-bonita » Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:07 pm

Must be pretty legal as you can buy them on amazon.
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Re: Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain???

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:12 pm

When I bought mine in the local ferreteria I was told that an air rifle 'should' be registered with the local police, but its not compulsory - although that was years ago so maybe its changed?
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Re: Are Air Guns/Air Riffles Legal in Spain???

Postby El Cid » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:45 pm

From Wiki

Spain
Legality and ownership of air gun weaponry depend on the power of the air rifle/pistol. If the power of the air weapon is under 24.2 joules, the owner must be at least 14 years of age. In such a case, the owner must obtain a legal document known as "Tarjeta de Armas" (Firearm Card) issued by the municipality in which the owner resides.

If the air weapon's power is over 24.2 joules, the owner must be at least 18 years of age. Or, if they are 16 years of age, the owner must possess parental consent. In this case, the owner must register for a "Licencia de Armas Tipo E" (Firearms License E Class) and obtain the "Guía" (Register of the Firearm). The application and procedures are followed along with the "Guardia Civil" regulation covering age of consent.[33]

Furthermore, the use of air weapons for hunting game is strictly forbidden. Air weapon shooting and activity can only be used for sports shooting in clubs and regulated shooting events with adequate installations and safety measures in place.

Note the last paragraph. Target shooting in clubs - so no shooting of vermin.

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