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Gun (air rifle/pistol) ownership/license

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:55pm
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IanO

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Hi

Probably a bit obscure but does anybody have an experience of air rifle/pistol ownership & licensing in Spain?  Also whether or not import is possible.  I enjoy a little target practice & would join a Club if nearby once my move is complete.

Would be a shame to sell as it's always at a huge loss but if it's not possible or too much hassle then it will have to be.

Grateful for any experiences/input

Thanks & regards

Ian

Alicia 11

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:24pm

Alicia 11

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:24pm

i believe that in Spain you have to belong to a club to get a licence to hold a gun/pistol.  you have to pass a police check to get a licence,  the guns have to be stored at the club or in a secure cupboard at the home of the owner.

importing into the country wouldn't be easy as I would think that customs will want all this to be done before you come, not easy to do. you can google for information.

in this area I only know of one club and they do clay pigeon and are closed at the moment I believe.  

IanO

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:49pm

IanO

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:49pm

Alicia 11 wrote on Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:24pm:

i believe that in Spain you have to belong to a club to get a licence to hold a gun/pistol.  you have to pass a police check to get a licence,  the guns have to be stored at the club or in a secure cupboard at the home of the owner.

importing into the country wouldn't be easy as I would think that customs will want all this to be done before you come, not easy to do. you can google for information....

...

in this area I only know of one club and they do clay pigeon and are closed at the moment I believe.  

Thanks Alicia. 

I had a feeling it might be a lot of red tape but for air rifle/pistol that's stricter than the UK especially if I have to have the added expense of secure home storage.  I think I'll just leave them with my Son in the UK & go for the odd day at a range when I visit.  Maybe in the future consider a clay pigeon club in Spain for the occasional shoot & when my Son visits. The drawback of that, is that my Son picked up his first shotgun at about 16 borrowed from a friend for a Charity shoot, & beat people who had been shooting for a couple of years.  Our air rifle/ .22 club had said he was a bit of a natural. Oh the joys of youth & the drawback of failing eyesight in later years.

Kind regards & thanks again

Ian

OldFatGuy

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:44pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:44pm

I bought a CO2-powered .22 BB pistol (Styr M9-A1 replica) from Amazon.es with no problems.

I believe you only need a license for rifled weapons.

:)

Alicia 11

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:46am

Alicia 11

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Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:46am

IanO wrote on Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:49pm:

Thanks Alicia. 

I had a feeling it might be a lot of red tape but for air rifle/pistol that's stricter than the UK especially if I have to have the added expense of secure home storage.  I think I'll just leave them with my Son in the UK & go for the odd day at a range when I visit.  Maybe in the f...

...uture consider a clay pigeon club in Spain for the occasional shoot & when my Son visits. The drawback of that, is that my Son picked up his first shotgun at about 16 borrowed from a friend for a Charity shoot, & beat people who had been shooting for a couple of years.  Our air rifle/ .22 club had said he was a bit of a natural. Oh the joys of youth & the drawback of failing eyesight in later years.

Kind regards & thanks again

Ian

IanO,  yes I remember when I was a 19 year old in the Women's Royal Navy and I picked Rifle Shooting as something to do and I scored 99 on one of my first sessions.  Unfortunately after I left to go to my station I never did it again. 

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