Austrian Gun Law Part 3: The Categories A, B and C

Austrian Gun Law Part 3: The Categories A, B and C

This video explains, what the A, B and C categories are, what type of firearms they include and what the requirements are to own firearms of these categories.

00:00 Gimme an A!
00:23 Category A
01:20 Category B
02:03 Pistol vs. Rifle
03:58 Bolt Action and Lever Action Shotguns
04:50 Category C
06:33 Category C Firearms
07:57 Long Barrel Revolvers
08:18 50 BMG is banned
09:16 Side-by-Side and Over-and-Under Shotguns
09:56 Deactivated Weapons
11:06 Weapons that are not A, B nor C
12:08 Airsoft Guns and Paintball Markers
13:14 Woohoo, you made it to the End of the Video!


  1. eXistenZ_SvK on January 1, 2023 at 12:46 am

    We ve been to Austria-Bad Mitterndorf like a week ago for 4 days and i ve wondered what gun laws Austria has… then i saw your videos when i looked on your channel. You explained it really well and clear! 😀 In Slovakia we dont have such strict magazine capacity restrictions,we can have 30 round mags in rifles ( i think even more) or even in pistols and pistol carbines. But we have strict mod and attachment rules like absolutelly no suppressors and performance mods. Here you need license also for cat. C. We also have a D category for what you dont need license for, which contains exapanse (blank firing)guns,acoustic guns (like starting pistols on sport events) air rifles within 15J of power and airsoft guns that run on CO2/Gas and old black powder weapons and basically everything you dont need a firearms license for,also like muzzle loaded rifles,flintlocks,but you cant buy a powder without a license,same as you mentioned in Austria. We also can get full auto weapons with special license called "arming license" or "gunsmithing license" i dont know how to literally translate it to english. I got my license earlier this year for carry,sport shooting and for my work and i am happy for it,but many laws that i had read about firearms here are absolute nonsense that blew my mind how illogical and unnecessary they are…. such as i mentioned "abolutelly no suppressors" law…. like…whyyyy? 😀 Czechs have it allowed,but i think politicians in my country (and many others in EU)probably thought suppressors make guns sound quiet like a dart blower 😀 Anyways…great video!

  2. JaKi J on January 1, 2023 at 12:47 am

    Can i buy category c weapon if i move to Austria from other country in European Union?

  3. ChaseRed on January 1, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Great video! As a gun nut that’s planning on moving to austria this is great to know! Thank you for these videos! They are some quality edutainment

  4. Classic Airsoft on January 1, 2023 at 1:02 am

    Schönes Video ! 12:16 Die Würd ich wohl nehmen 😉 at 0:10 in that Video , i guess thats the propper Austrian Gun Shop

  5. Tobi on January 1, 2023 at 1:04 am

    Scaar you are a godsent.
    Finally someone made a comprehensive presentation about gun laws in Austria.

  6. Swayze on January 1, 2023 at 1:04 am

    Thanks 👍. Nice video!

  7. Theodore Heintz on January 1, 2023 at 1:13 am

    I’m not sure if that was an Austrian Sesame Street or a bad cheerleader attempt. Either way I’m both amused and revolted. Thank God you’re not German otherwise there might have been some cross-dressing and pom poms! But hey I don’t judge (too harshly) 🤣

  8. Dale Konrad on January 1, 2023 at 1:24 am

    Echt super danke! Ich warte schpanend aufs part 4! Sehr gut!

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