Acquiring a firearm

For the first twelve (12) months of holding a concealable firearms license, you are only able to possess one (1) air pistol, and one (1) of the following:
a rim-fire pistol—Category HD
a centre-fire pistol—Category HB, or
a black-powder pistol
A Permit to Acquire (a “PTA”) is required to purchase a firearm. This is best done via the online PTA system here . The PTA will require you to state the type, action, make, model, barrel length, serial number (if known) and calibre of the weapon, and the magazine capacity of the firearm. Once obtained a PTA is valid for six (6) months. The PTA request must be accompanied by a letter from the Club endorsing your acquisition of the particular firearm. This letter is obtained from the Club Secretary.