ANDALUSIAN FEDERATION OF

OLYMPIC SHOOTING

INTRODUCTORY COURSE TO THE SHOOTING SPORTS FOR OBTAINING TYPE F ARMS LICENCES

Summary of the Manual prepared by REFEDETO.

1st SECTION.-

History of Olympic Shooting:

The Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting, is a private, non-profit associated body, declared of public utility that gathers within Spanish territory the autonomous sporting federations, clubs, sportsmen, trainers/coaches and referees/umpires, who practice shooting sport in different specialities, Olympic and non-Olympic, with the objective of its promotion, development, and organisation.
It started with the creation of the association known as National Shooting, the seeds of which idea appeared in the magazine The Military Nation. The first article appeared on March 11, 1900, when Emilio de Villar Esq., a well-known Argentinian journalist, addressed the following letter to the journal:

"Dear Editor-in-Chief of The Military Nation.

Dear Sir, recently arrived from the Republic of Argentina, and being a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society of Target Shooting in Buenos Aires, I thought to ask for your hospitality in the columns of substantial publication to announce in Spain that with such a society, formed by Spaniards so far away from the homeland, the absence in our country of similar associations surprises me. Would not The Military Nation welcome the initiative of founding a Society of Target Shooting in Madrid?

(Del Villar, 1900, p 505)

"The preceding letter that contains a raised, grandiose, noble idea, the realisation of which would be of great benefit and use to the homeland, and as such, The Military Nation receives the thought of Dr. Villar with all the enthusiasm in its capacity to draw up the same noble and patriotic project, and bitterly regrets that the scant efforts of its quite small size are keeping you from giving life, in and of itself, to so apt an initiative (Diaz, 1900, p.505)"

On March 28, 1900 a meeting was held in the weapons room of the expert León Broutín Esq. attended by about forty respectable persons of the press, the aristocracy, business, the army, as well as other professions, to deal with the foundation of the National Shooting Society. The appointment of a committee was agreed, which would be responsible for the study and establishment of the project to amalgamate some of the little-developed shooting societies that existed in Spain.

"The wish of those gathered was that National Shooting be instituted in Spain, so that all citizens, without distinction of class, be trained in a sport such as shooting, that was considered as noble, hygienic and pleasant. Thanks to this it was also thought that the handling of arms would be learned, which could be necessary for the defence of the homeland ("National Shooting",The Military Nation, 1900)".

The General Statutes were approved definitively in the Assembly of founding members, held June 11, although officially they acquired that character by Royal Order of the Home Office, on June 22, 1900. Here is same approving the official constitution:

"For Its highly patriotic purpose, beneficial to the interests of the nation and of undoubted general utility; whereas the proposed purposes are included among those that fulfill the societies determined by article 1 of the law of associations currently in force, His Majesty The King, and in his name the Queen Regent of the Kingdom, has seen fit to have declared that he has seen with special satisfaction the purpose of founding the society of National Shooting, for the undoubted benefits that are to be yielded on accomplishment of the object which it pursues, and that in order to become this, this Court and all those of the other provinces, noting the provisions of Article 4 of the law of June 30, 1887, compliance with which is obligatory, gives the legitimate representatives of said society as many legal facilities as possible that will lead to the immediate realization of such laudable and patriotic purposes."

Of the total number of 1702 founding partners:
624 were military, 35% of the total,
979 had civilian professions, 57% and
81 members were registered by name only, but no profession.
The original name since its founding on June 7, 1900 to the year 1939 was National

Shooting of Spain.

In 1940 after the civil war, it came to be called National Shooting Federation of

Spain and remained with this name until 1968.

On November 21, 1968 by Order of the National Delegation of Physical Education and Sports, the National Shooting Federation of Spain merged with that of Clay-Pigeon Shooting, to form the National Federation of Spanish Olympic Shooting, the name that would be used until 1976.
The first democratic Presidential elections of the then National Federation and also of the Provinces were held in 1977, and so it came to be known as Spanish Federation of Olympic shooting, as was the name used by the Superior Council of Sports.
As it had gone unnoticed that the title of Royal had already been granted in 1902 and again in 1914 by his Majesty King Alfonso XIII, in 1983 H.M. King Juan Carlos I, Honorary President of this Federation again granted the title of Royal, and on March 7,
1986 the Federation received the current name of Spanish Royal Federation of

Olympic shooting (RFEDETO).

The first Arms Regulation was created in 1935 (13/19), replaced in 1944 (27/12/), and renewed in 1981 (21/79 of July 24), being in force today.
The Spanish sports federations are currently regulated by the Sport Law of 1990, and in its article 30.1 it says that they are:

"… private bodies, with their own legal status, whose scope extends to the whole of the territory of the State, in the development of its own competitions that are integrated by autonomous sports federations of sporting clubs, sportsmen, trainers, umpires and referees, professional leagues if any, and other interested groups that promote, practise or contribute to the development of the sport".

The Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic shooting is a private non-profit body, declared of public utility; and by virtue of the powers conferred to it by Law 10/1990 of Sport on October 15, and the Royal Decree 1835 / 1991 of December 20, from respect and non-discrimination of any of its members on the basis of nationality, race, sex, opinion or any other condition or circumstance, individual or collective, and which bring together within Spanish territory autonomous sporting Federations, Clubs, Sportsmen, Trainers/Coaches and Umpires/Referees, who practice shooting sport in its different specialities and forms, both Olympic and non-Olympic, with the aim of its promotion, development, and organisation.
The RFEDETO can join any other association, both national and international that it deems advisable, with the express authorisation of the Superior Council for Sports in the latter.
Spain joined the ITU, now the ISSF (International Federation of Shooting Sport), in
1912, as the 16th nation, now numbering 154 members, then being the "fifth era", each era characterized by the mandate of its President.
The RFEDETO as a Federation whose object is the practice and formation of a sport that includes Olympic specialities, is affiliated to the Spanish Olympic Committee, and abides with respect to the Spanish legal code to the rules of the said Committee, as well as those of the International Olympic Committee and the resolutions adopted by them.
The Spanish Olympic Committee is a private association, declared of public non-profit- making utility, with its own legal status, with full capacity to act, unlimited duration and ownership of assets. Constituted in accordance with its own Statutes, with the Olympic Charter and with the Spanish Law of Sport, having as main goals the development of the Olympic Movement, the dissemination of the Olympic ideals, exclusive representation in Spain of the International Olympic Committee and Spanish participation in the Olympic Games and others of that nature. The first Olympic Games where shooting was part of the Olympic program were those of 1896 in Greece, thanks
to the efforts of Baron Pierre de Coubertín, with a total of 12 participating Nations and
176 sportsmen, whose entry was free
Amongst the functions carried out by the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting performed are the relationships with the different public administrations and sporting organizations both national and international, such as the Superior Council for Sports, the Interior and Defence Ministries, the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Association of Olympic Sports (ADO), the Ministries of Sport of the Autonomous Communities, the Councils, Town Councils, and the International Federations with which we are associated.
The Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic shooting encompasses all the disciplines and tests contained in the federal statutes which, in turn, are:
_ All the specialities and tests recognised by the International Federation of Sporting Shooting, whose acronym is ISSF. (International Shooting Sport Federation), previously U.I.T. (International Union of Shooting), whose change of name was approved at the General Assembly held in Barcelona (Spain) in the month of July 1998.
_ All the specialities and tests recognised by the International Committee of Shooting with Old Muzzleloading Arms, whose acronym is MLAIC (Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee).
_ The specialities and tests of Universal Trap, Combined with Long Arms and American Trap recognized by the International Federation of Shooting with Hunting Sport Arms whose acronym is FITASC . (Federation Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse).
_ All specialties and tests recognised by the International Confederation of Practical Shooting (Courses of Fire), whose acronym is IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation).
_ All the specialities and tests recognised by the World Federation of High Precision
Shooting, whose acronym is WBSF.(World Bench Rest Shooting Federation)
_ All the specialities and tests recognised by the International Confederation of Long Distance Rifle Associations, whose acronym is ICFRA (International Committee of Fullbore Rifle Associations).
_ All the specialities and tests recognised by the RFEDETO
_ Also belongs to the Latin American Shooting Confederation (C.I.T.), currently chaired by Rodrigo de Mesa Ruiz Esq., the president of RFEDETO to date, with headquarters in Madrid.
At the behest of the decision adopted in the meeting of the Council of Ministers on 16
May 2008, he was awarded the Golden Plaque of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit, such a distinction being bestowed to organisations, legal bodies and entities that have excelled in the practice of sport, in the promotion of its teaching or that have rendered notable services in the research, dissemination and development of the sporting activity. This recognition has been granted for the outstanding and persevering contribution of the RFEDETO, that apart from its recent activities, has more than 100 years of history
By implementataion of the Sport Law of 1990 the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting was created, assuming exclusive competence on this sport in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.
It appears in the Andalusian Register of sporting bodies in the Autonomous
Government of Andalusia as registration number 99035 on January 9, 1992.
Its management and operation are regulated by its Statutes, in which are defined amongst other sections the name, the nature of the body, the scope of its operation and representation, competence

ARTICLE 1 - NAME AND MEMBERS COMPRISED

1. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic shooting, whose acronym is F.A.T.O., is a private non-profit body, with legal status and full capacity to act and own assets, independently of its associates that it comprises: sporting clubs, sportsmen, Trainers/Coaches, Umpires/Referees; for the practice, promotion and development of the sport of shooting in its various forms.

2. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic shooting shall be regulated by the provisions of the Sport Law 6/1998, of December 14, and the regulations that put it into practice, as well as these Statutes and the Regulations of same.

ARTICLE 3 - SCOPE AND REPRESENTATION

1. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting will develop the sport of Shooting in Andalusia, with the exercise of its own functions and of the representatives of the Regional Administration, and will be the representative of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia in the official activities and sporting competitions, national or international, held inside and outside Spanish territory.

2. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic shooting is integrated within the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting and has exclusive representation of this in Andalusian territory, so being able to join as many international sporting organizations as it deems appropriate.

3. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic shooting has the nature of a public utility in

Andalusia, enjoying the expected benefits in the Andalusian legislation.

4. In the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting, no kind of discrimination amongst its members on the basis of nationality, race, sex, opinion or any other condition or personal or social circumstance is allowed.

5. The sportsmen, sporting clubs, trainers/coaches and Umpires/Referees will be subject to its guiding rules, in the activity of Shooting sport, in any of its specialities, and must be affiliated to the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting to participate in official meetings, tests or competitions

ARTICLE 5 – AUTHORITY OF THE ANDALUSIAN FEDERATION OF OLYMPIC SHOOTING

1. Within the scope of the Autonomous Andalusian Community and in coordination with the competent authority of the Andalusian Regional Government and the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting, are the authority and objectives of the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting:

(a) ordinary competition at local, provincial or territorial level.

(b) the preparation, promotion and extension of the competitive practice in its territory.

(c) the training of Trainers of regional and national levels, in accordance with the

Autonomous Communities and the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting.

(d) collaboration, or implementation as the case may be, in events created by the

Autonomous Community.

(e) the monitoring and support of potential and current elite or fundamental talents, in collaboration with the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting.

(f) the training of Umpires/Referees.

(g) the organisation of any promotional, dissemination or permanent training activities affecting local or regional interest.

(h) implementation of sporting discipline at regional level.

(i) the procedure and administration of sporting licences (both regional and national)

and the registration of Clubs and Sportsmen in competitions.

(j) the representation of the Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting and carrying-out of national responsibity by express delegation of this (National Championships, for example).

(k) to establish agreements and contracts with public and private bodies.

(l) any other responsibility in keeping with its function within the Autonomous

Community.

(m) correspondence agreements with other Federations.

The organisational chart of the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting is shown in the relevant annex.

ARMS IN THE COURSE OF HISTORY

Throughout the history of humanity, man has felt the need to struggle, either for food or in defence. In this way he was discovering devices that allowed him to reach what his hands could not. Stone-throwing or the use of sticks, gave way to the birth of arms.
Used by the Phoenicians and subsequently by the Romans the catapult emerged, of great importance for the power and accuracy achieved in its handling by its carriers, remaining as an arm until the end of the 15th century.
Many other arms such as lances/spears, crossbows to throw small spears, bolts and, arrows and bolts to greater distances, as well as bows, have been developed and improved in such a way that nowadays there are shooting competitions for these types of arms.
Gunpowder known in ancient China, but used only for celebrations in the form of rockets, was used for the first time appearing as the first firearms in the city of Niebla (Huelva) in 1262.
Firearms are defined as devices used by man for offence or defence so that, making use of the expansion of the gases produced by the combustion of gunpowder, they launch projectiles.
It was in the 15th century when firearms began to develop, the arquebus being the first to appear. In some cases a pitchfork was needed since due to its large size and weight it needed support to aim, steady and make the shot, which produced a flame near to the touch-hole, and fired lead projectiles.
The combustion mechanism was improved in the 16th century, when it started to use flint and a sprocket wheel, improving it in the following century with the trigger and the steel for creating a spark with flint. In this same century appears the Zunder rifle, that serves as the starting line for the improvement of firearms.
From the 17th to the 19th century, the speed and evolution in the improvement of the quality and accuracy of arms is remarkable. Aiming devices, barrel rifling to give the projectile great precision, and above all the cartridge which turned muzzle-loading arms to breech-loading, allowing multiple loads (revolver) and finally the automation of today were discovered
All the preceding was in consequence of the military significance that they had arms.
Currently, in addition to this use, arms are used for the development of sporting activities, avoiding anything to do with targets that resemble human figures.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION FIREARMS.

Mechanism using the force of the gases generated by the explosion of a substance (gunpowder or similar), projecting a metallic object called a projectile at distance and with a certain accuracy.
For the purposes of article 2 of the Arms Regulations currently in force, it is understood that a firearm is any portable arm that has a barrel and that launches, or is conceived to launch, or can be transformed easily to launch a pellet, bullet or projectile by the action of a propellant combustible.
It is considered an air or other compressed gas gun that uses as a driving force, of the projectile, that originated by the expansion of a compressed gas.
According to its length, firearms are divided into handguns and long arms. This classification will be covered in depth later. However, there are other classifications to be borne in mind:
- The operation or speed of shooting:

Repeater:

Weapons that are reloaded after each shot, using a mechanism, operated by the shooter, which puts into the barrel a cartridge previously situated in the magazine. Loading, firing, extraction and expulsion are carried out by the shooter through a slide/bolt or similar. e.g.: pump-action shotgun, revolver...

Semi-automatics:

Making use of the energy of the gases from firing, relying on a mechanism able to carry out all the operations necessary to make the gun ready to fire. After each shot it reloads automatically and, on pulling the trigger, it is possible to make one shot only each time. e.g.: pistol

Automatics:

A firearm that reloads automatically after each shot and with which it is possible to make several successive shots while keeping the trigger pressed. i.e., after loading and cocking the gun, and making the first shot, the mechanism automatically reproduces the operations of expulsion, loading/cocking, feeding, firing and expulsion again, provided that pressure is kept on the trigger and there is ammunition in the magazine. e.g.: machine gun.

The loading system

Muzzleloading.

The propelling charge and projectile are introduced through the barrel's muzzle or, as the case may be, through the front of the revolver cylinder’s chamber. The propelling charge is of black powder or of similar explosive or pyrotechnic substance.

Breechloading.

The rest of the arms that are not front-loading.

The bore of the barrel (Interior of the barrel through which the bullet tarvels).

Smooth.

Rifled, has a series of lines or helical parallel grooves from the chamber to the muzzle, of which the direction of grooving may be to the right (clockwise) or left (anti- clockwise).

The impact of the hammer on the cartridge:

Centre fire.

Rim fire (cartridges .22 '', 5.6 mm).

HANDGUNS
A firearm, the barrel of which does not exceed 30 cm. or the total length of which does not exceed 60 cm. Because of its size and structure it is handled with one hand only, but there are some methods and sporting techniques where both are used.
The fundamental parts or essential components of short firearms are: the frame, the bolt/slide or cylinder and the barrel, as well as the mechanisms of the locking action/closure (locking of barrel to slide). Principally there are two families: the pistol and the revolver.

Pistol

Those called semi-automatics have in their frame, generally in the stock, storage for the cartridges. It has a movement called the locking action/closure (locking of barrel to slide) / breechblock where the barrel is located with its bore and chamber and makes use of the gases from the shot to propel the closure backwards, extracting and ejecting the cartridge case, and in the relocation of the closure by the action of its spring, again feeding another cartridge to the chamber keeping the gun loaded and ready for a new shot. The same procedure is repeated until the cartridges in the store (magazine) are exhausted.

Revolver

It has a round revolving cylinder, which makes it unmistakable, in which between 5 and
9 cartridges may be accommodated, and by the action of squeezing the trigger (double action), or otherwise by cocking the hammer and likewise pressing the trigger (single action), simultaneously carries out the turn of the cylinder, and the placement of the next cartridge in line with the barrel, enabling shot after shot to be made until the load in the cylinder is exhausted.

Ammunition

Cartridge:

It is a set of elements forming a single unit, inserted into the chamber of the gun, needed so that at the moment of shooting it ensures containment of the gases that are used to materialise certain ballistic characteristics, constituting the raison d'être of the firearm.
In rifled arms it is metal, usually brass, being an alloy of copper and zinc, giving this material the required elasticity when the shot is fired, engaging perfectly to the chamber of the gun, on average being always a few thousandths smaller than this.
Its main parts are:
Projectile. Every cartridge has a projectile in it, suitable for the desired effect.
Gunpowder. Driving element of the bullet (projectile), currently made, in general, based on cellulose nitrate (nitrocellulose). The ones that do not produce smoke are endowed with a greater propellant power, and they cause corrosion in the barrels.
Cartridge case. Contains the gunpowder, and the percussion charge or primer is in the head of the cartridge case.
Primer. On being struck by the hammer, this projects the flame to the interior of the cartridge case, through the holes of the anvil in the primer cup and the flash hole in the case, creating combustion of the gunpowder, propelling the projectile towards the muzzle of the barrel.

[culote = cartridge case head, gola = shoulder, golllete = neck]

Calibres/Gauges

The caliber is taken by internal measurement of the barrel (bore), as the diameter, which in rifled guns is taken between the opposing lands [smaller bore diameter] [or grooves [larger groove diameter]]. In European ammunition, apart from Great Britain, it is measured in millimetres. In Anglo-Saxon countries and the United States it is calculated in hundredths (38) or thousandths of an inch (357).
Cartridges get their names according to the caliber of the gun in which used, the bullet diameter usually being slightly less in order to perfectly fit the rifling and make a rotating movement about its axis.
The bore or interior of the barrel through which the bullet travels is grooved. The spiral rifling forces the bullet to spin on itself, this effect providing a precise trajectory to the projectile.
On the cartridge case head, in European nomenclature, as well as indicating the diameter of the projectile, the length of the cartridge case is also marked in millimetres (7 x 57). The 7 Indicates the calibre and the 57 the length of the cartridge case.
7 X 57 = calibre
SB = manufacturer Santa Barbara
75 = year of manufacture

Grouping and Dispersion

If the shooter makes a shot in perfect conditions and the condition of the gun is ideal, three situations can arise:

Precise shooting: the gun groups well, but the bulletholes affect an area at which we are not aiming. We will have to adjust the aiming system of the gun, so that the projectiles hit the desired location.

Centred shooting: The bulletholes are focused on the area where we are aiming but they are scattered. The aiming system of the gun is good. The shooter is not keeping the gun still sufficiently.

Tight Shooting (exact): when the bulletholes are perfectly centered. Both the gun and the shooter are in perfect conditions, which is what shooters want. This is achieved only by much training and knowledge of the shooting techniques.

Precise shooting Centred shooting Tight shooting
(Not centred)

2nd SECTION - SAFETY REGULATIONS IN THE POSSESSION OF ARMS

In order to handle firearms, safety is the most important thing. Adopting safety habits with arms early on and conveniently prevents accidents, regardless of the place where they are handled.
There are four basic safety rules that must be complied with, essential to avoid accidents with firearms:

1. ALWAYS TREAT GUNS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT THE MUZZLE TOWARDS A PERSON.

3. WHILE NOT IN USE, CHECK AND PROVE THAT THE GUN IS UNLOADED AND THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED, WITH THE BOLT OPEN OR THE CYLINDER OPENED-OUT.

4. NEVER PUT YOUR FINGER OVER THE END OF THE TRIGGER. SAFETY IN THE HOME

1. It is advisable that all family members know the principles as regards safety with firearms.
2. Avoid arousing the curiosity of children and never leave guns or ammunition within their reach.
3. When children are able to understand, explain to them the risk involved in the improper handling of firearms.
4 Teach children that firearms are not toys.
5. Always keep your firearm unloaded, and separate from its ammunition, in a safe place under lock and key; preferably in a safe.

SAFETY DURING TRANSPORTATION

1. Do not leave the gun unattended at any time and under any circumstances.
2. A firearm is transported unloaded and dismantled in its cover, box, bag or case appropriate to its dimensions, so that it is immobilized to prevent possible shocks
3. For no reason will it be carried attached to your body, even if it is unloaded
4 Ammunition will be transported, if possible, in a container apart from the gun and protected from high temperatures
5. Together with the firearms it is obligatory to carry:
_ Accreditation of identity,
_ Document confirming appointment of the legitimate user, and possession of the gun that is being transported.
_ The Gun Licence,
_ The Proofs of Ownership of the firearms,
_ The federative licence
_ The [European] firearms card, this last one only for trips to the European Union.
6. To enter an official or private institution or carrying a firearm, check in advance the procedure to follow.
7. If traveling by plane or boat, carrying a firearm, it is obligatory to notify of same on checking-in your luggage. You will have to hand it over in return for an acknowledgement receipt, and it will be returned to you when you reach your destination.

SAFETY DURING CLEANING

1. Firearms should be cleaned whenever they are used for shooting practice.
2. During cleaning, never have ammunition on the same table where you are working with the gun, since you run the risk of loading it unwittingly, which could lead to an accident.
3. For cleaning it is recommended to follow the instructions and information that appear in the user's manual, using the products specified therein, in order to keep the gun in the right working state and to retain the original safety conditions.
4. Once cleaned, the gun should be stored unloaded, under lock and key, out of the reach of children, and as stipulated in the preceding sections

SAFETY AT THE SHOOTING RANGE

1. From the armoury (or from entry to the shooting range) to the firing line, guns must remain open and unloaded.
2. Is strictly forbidden to walk with the gun loaded.
3. It is forbidden to touch the guns of other shooters without their consent. Before handing-over a gun to another shooter, you have to prove that it is unloaded, remove the magazine, take out all cartridges from it, and check the chamber, or cylinder of the revolver. It will be handed-over and accepted always with the muzzle in the direction of the line of targets or a safe place and without inserting your finger into the trigger guard.
4. Guns and ammunition will be taken from the case or bag only at the firing position itself.

SAFETY AT THE FIRING POSITION

1. Prior to making any move, you should receive the authorization of the person in charge of the shooting range, strictly following his directions.
2. Protect your eyes and ears.
3. Guns are to be removed from the case or bag only at the firing position itself, again checking that they are unloaded.
4 The cartridges will be taken from their container at the firing line, where the gun can be loaded, which must be handled with the muzzle always pointed towards the targets.
5. The gun, when it is not being gripped by the shooter, will always be unloaded on the firing position table, without the magazine, with the slide open (the cylinder in a revolver) and with the barrel in the direction of the target line.
6 When the gun is gripped to load it and cock it, the muzzle will be pointing at the target line and your finger away from the trigger.
7. Your finger will be introduced in the trigger guard, placing it next to the trigger only at the moment of preparing and making the shot. To make the shot, the shooter must be aiming.
8. Practice starts only when the range officer or supervisor authorizes it. You must always pay attention to the words "start firing", "cease fire" and the acoustic and visual signals of the range.
9. NEVER shoot in any other direction than your own target. Never point the gun towards the sides or spectators area, even if you are sure it is unloaded and with the slide open.
10. You CANNOT touch or handle the gun or magazine when anybody is in the target zone (classifying, patching, changing targets, etc.), at all times keeping the gun resting in the above described manner on the firing position table.
11. It shall be regarded as a serious offence to take shots at objects or parts that are not regulatory targets.
12. If during the training practice phase at the gallery, some anomaly or interruption of the gun presents itself stopping it firing, you will not leave the firing position nor stop pointing to the target line. You will raise the arm opposite to your shooting arm, verbally calling the instructor and not manipulating the gun.
13. At the end of shooting exercises, you will inspect and verify that the gun is completely unloaded, proceeding, as soon as you have carried out disassembly of it, to store it in its bag or carrying case. Only then will you leave the firing position.
14. Avoid forming groups in the shooters’ area and next to the firing positions in order not to disturb and hinder the training sessions
15. In official competitions, the umpires/referees are the highest authority, which in unofficial competitions falls to the ground representative, strictly complying at all times with the orders given by them.

SAFETY DURING TARGET PRACTICE.

Orders (calls).
In official competitions the gallery referees are responsible for giving the orders of "LOAD", "NOW", "CEASE FIRE", "UNLOAD" and any other necessary order. The referee shall ensure that orders are met and that the guns are handled safely. Outside of official competitions this responsibility falls to the figure of the ground representative, the head of the gallery or the tutor/instructor.
If in training or target practice some risk is sensed, whatever that may be, the call of CEASE FIRE will be given, all shooters, who at that moment are practising, proceeding to stop firing and unload their guns, and the tutor/instructor or the ground representative will be informed of the reason for such a decision.
Apart from the previous case, if in training or target practice the CEASE FIRE is given and any cartridge remains to be fired, we will proceed as follows:
_ If a cartridge remains to be fired, NO will be shouted and the series will end when the instructor authorises us
_ If no cartridges remain to be fired, YES will be shouted proceeding to immediate unloading of the gun and placing it open on the firing position table.

SAFETY DURING COMPETITIONS

The specific safety requirements called for in the Championships are determined by the
ISSF Regulation.
The safety of the shooters, gallery officials, umpires/referees and spectators requires a continuous and careful attention in the use of the guns and their movements in the range. A strict self-discipline on all sides is therefore necessary. When there is no such self-discipline, it is the duty of the gallery officials to enforce it and of the shooters and the representatives of the teams to help in its application.
Since the appointed time for the start of the competition coincides with the call of LOAD that marks the beginning of the test, it is necessary to arrive sufficiently in advance at the shooting range, where you will expect to be called by the umpire/referee to occupy the assigned position, and you can enter it and begin to prepare the gun, ammunition, and equipment required for the functions.
Before the time scheduled for the start of the test, a period of preparation time is allowed to the shooter, during which the umpire/referee functions permits the carrying- out of aiming exercises and dry-firing, solely on the shooting line or in an area designated for this purpose. Gun handling is not allowed when there are people in front of the firing line.

Dry firing means the release of the trigger mechanism without loading the gun, or the release of the trigger mechanism in air or gas guns with a device that activates the trigger, so that it operates without any release of air or gas.

The guns/magazines must be loaded only on the firing line and only after the order or signal of LOAD or NOW has been given. The rest of the time, the guns or magazines must be unloaded.
If a shooter fires a shot before the order of LOAD or NOW, or after the order of CEASE
or UNLOAD has been given, he can be disqualified for safety reasons.
When the order or signal of CEASE FIRE is given, you must immediately stop firing. When the the order of UNLOAD is given all shooters must unload their guns, empty
their magazines, and put them in safety, (to unload air guns request permission from a gallery referee). Shooting may be resumed only when the appropriate order or signal of NOW is given.

3rd SECTION.

Basics of handgun shooting

Position of the shooter

Factor of utmost importance for the shot. There is no permanent suitable position for the static practice of this sport, each shooter adopting their own, in which he shoots with more comfort and best fits his constitution, morphology and physical characteristics. Once the most appropriate for each shooter is found, it should be used always to be regarded as something fixed.
As a general rule, a series of guidelines can be given


Semifrontal Full profile
The position or situation in which the shooter is placed in the firing position, can range from the semifrontal to the full profile, having come to the conclusion that the most suitable and used by shooters is the semifrontal.

Feet apart with an angle of about 40 to 45 degrees, should not exceed the width of the shoulders, the legs will have a natural and comfortable separation, resulting in an area of support centred over the body’s line of gravity.

[mal = bad]

With handguns the shooter’s position is standing, holding the gun with one hand only, shoulders level, head vertical and looking at the target without leaning in order to avoid imbalance. The free arm can be placed in the pocket or belt in a relaxed way. Avoid stiffness in the body, with the hips and shoulders level, and in a natural position. Relaxed abdomen. The only tense muscles should be those that support the weight of the body and those of the arm that holds the gun, with a firm wrist and elbow without stiffness.
A system to check if the position adopted is the most correct in respect of the targets, is that called the closed eyes test, consisting of that once placed in the firing position, the
gun gripped and from the ready position (off guard), raise the gun aligning it with the target, lower it, and now, with eyes closed, once again raise it to the height where you believe the targets to be (firing position). Open your eyes and check if the gun is aligned to the level of the bull’s-eye. If this is the case, the position is correct. Otherwise we must review the position, moving the back foot forward or backward pivoting the front foot serving as an axis of rotation. Never should alignment error be corrected by moving the arm only. This test should be repeated several times.

Gripping


The gun should be gripped firmly, holding it in such a way that rear middle section of the stock rest on the interdigital membrane between thumb and index finger, with your middle, ring and little fingers around the front
part of the grip, so that the pressure exerted on the gun is straight and from the back forward.
The index finger remains free without touching the gun right from the beginning.
The thumb in its support on the left side part of the gun, exerts a slight pressure in order to avoid, through excessive force, twisting of the gun with consequent variation of the point of impact.
The forearm-gun axis has to be kept in a straight line. There is a small angular deviation which starts approximately from the wrist, because of the small distance between the shoulder and the eye.

[mal = bad, bien = good]

[angulo = angle, ojo-hombro = eye-shoulder]

Elements of aiming

All guns have a sighting system, the task of which is the ability to direct them in such a way that the projectile hits the point desired by the shooter. Handguns are equipped with two sighting elements, called open sights, composed of the rear sight and the fore-sight

The rear sight, the part closer to the shooter consisting of a rectangular piece or beam, in the upper central part of which there is a likewise rectangular window, which is slotted-out of the rear sight. There can be many forms of rear sight slots (V-shaped, semicircle, etc), but the most commonly used is the rectangular that allows a wide window better not limiting the light. The rear sight is equipped with screws for both height and direction (windage) correction, to correct deviations of the gun.


All these parts must be black as a result of blueing, and trimmed on the forward bevel edge to avoid reflections of light.

[vista desde arriba = view from above, vista desde atrás = view from behind]

The fore-sight . Also called front sight, is further away from the shooter’s eye, set above the gun’s muzzle. Viewed through the window of the rear sight it must be rectangular. It has a bevelled forward edge this beveled and is blued to prevent reflections. On some guns it can be moved for the centreing of the ghun, but it is more advisable to do this by means of the rear sight.

How a gun is aimed

To aim well a gun, four basic elements should be put in line: the shooter’s eye, the rear sight window, the fore-sight or front sight and the target. This line is referred to as line of sight.

EYE REAR SIGHT FORE-SIGHT TARGET
These four elements positioned and aligned, the projectile will hit the intended point. The technique involves correctly centreing the fore-sight in the window of the rear sight so that there are clear zones called lights on both sides, that should be equal, and the top of the front sight must be perfectly flush with the top of the rear sight.

The difficulty of the shot lies in keeping aligned the four elements up to making the shot. The shooter has to control three points at once: the rear sight, the fore-sight and the target.
The human eye can focus at one distance only at one time, and is not able to see with sharpness these elements in line and at the distance required for the shot.
Therefore, the technique to get a good shot consists of seeking an intermediate point of focus with rapid changes
alternately accommodating the eye to the fore-sight and to the rear sight, whereas the target is of less concern since it will be blurred being far away, and provided that the sights are well flush, the mistake made will be parallel, having little significance.

[imposible=impossible, alza enfocada=rear sight focused, punto enfocado=fore-sight focused, blanco enfocado=target focused]

Mistakes on aiming the gun

Angular error


It is the most significant and dangerous mistake that can be made in the shot. If the fore-sight is not perfectly aligned and flush with respect to the rear sight window, forming an angle
in relation to the eye --- target line, it will cause the projectile to be diverted, resulting in impact so much further away from the center of the target the greater the distance of shot.

Parallel error


Less important than the above, consisting of the deviation of the axis of the gun (rear sight --- fore-sight), in parallel to eye---target axis, having the same separation and measurement of the error in both axes.
If this deviation was 3 mm. (to the right or left, up or down), the impact would likewise hit the target with a deviation of 3 mm.
from the ideal axis and therefore the from the centre of the bull’s-eye, since the alignment and centreing of the sights have not been altered.

Ways of aiming the gun

There are two different ways of aiming a gun: aiming on the bull’s-eye (centre area aiming), and just underneath the black aiming mark (the 6 o’clock hold).

Centre area aiming.


Consists of aiming at the centre of the bull’s-eye so that the line of sight falls on the 10. This way of aiming presents a great difficulty in having to keep flush the black rear sight and fore- sight against the black background of the target (bull’s-eye). Deviations will be greater and therefore angular errors more
pronounced. However this way of aiming is necessary in some categories or stages of shooting (Speed Pistol, rapid fire stages of Centre Fire pistols and Sporting Pistol), the whole background of the target being black.

[punto en blanco=centre are aiming]

6 o’clock hold.


The method most suitable for precision shooting, consists in placing the sights below the black area of the target, leaving a certain distance in order to better distinguish the gun sights. This vertical displacement is corrected by giving the rear sight a few clicks in height to take the shot to the centre of the bull’s-eye, to the 10.

[pié de diana=6 o’clock hold]

Correction and centreing of the gun’s aiming system

Before adjusting the aiming components it is very important to check and make sure
that a proper shooting technique is being employed and that deviations of the impacts
are not caused by inherent mistakes of the shooter, such as posture, grip, placement of the sights, operation of the trigger, etc.
If you're grouping well, but impacts do not hit the desired location and the execution of the shooting is being done properly, you will need to adjust the gun’s aiming components, in such a way that the adjustment is performed on:

The rear sight:

If the impacts are low, raise the rear sight. If impacts are high, lower the rear sight.
If the impacts are to the right, move the rear sight to the left. If the impacts are to the left, move the rear sight to the right.

The fore-sight: (in the case of this system being available). If the shot is low, lower the fore-sight.

If the shot is high, raise the fore-sight.
Shooting to the right, move the fore-sight to the right. Shooting to the left, move the fore-sight to the left.

Grouped Not grouped together Grouped. Gun not centred

Steadying the gun

It is about immobilising the gun at the moment it is being aimed to make the shot with total correctness. It requires much preparation, being very difficult to achieve in its entirety. It can be achieved only with a specific physical training and a highly refined technique.

The shot

It is produced by pressing the index finger on the triggering device (trigger), thereby moving a series of mechanisms that make the firing pin hit the cartridge case head, detonating the primer that will ignite the gunpowder instantly, causing the exit of the projectile.
If aiming a gun is important, the action of the finger on the trigger is no less important. More than 45% of poorly made shots are due to mistakes made on pressing the trigger.
Once we grasp the gun, we start the raising of the arm, proceeding to take aim. When we have the sights correctly aligned with the target, we will gently squeeze the trigger to make the shot, a procedure that can last between 10-15 seconds.
It is necessary, therefore, to bear in mind the following points:

Trigger cycles/movement stages.

1st stage. It is the travel made by the trigger from when we squeeze it until it touches the sear and begins to make resistance (extensive travel).
2nd stage. It is that which the sear performs until it gets away from the hammer hook, causing at that moment the shot.
3rd stage. It is the free travel of the connecting rod/trigger transfer bar, once the shot is made, until making contact with the frame of the gun.

The contact, in order to apply pressure on the trigger, must be with the tip of the index finger, it being the most sensitive part, putting pressure on the trigger on the same axis as the barrel of the gun from front to back, never at an angle, as any lateral deviation translates into a significant angular error.

The action of squeezing the trigger, must be smooth and progressive, while the aiming elements are being observed carefully, trying to not disrupt them as long as this action lasts. The eye telling the brain that the sights are aligned, the brain ordering the finger to gently exert pressure on the trigger, the shot ought to surprise us. If on the other hand the brain gives it the order to fire abruptly, with complete certainty we will exert a sudden pressure or tug on the trigger, disrupting the sights, producing what is called [gatillazo] trigger firing noise/misfire/firing blanks, and therefore a bad shot.
The shot must be made whilst temporarily not breathing. Although the shooter must maintain gentle and constant breathing throughout the whole competition, in the final
moments in which we are aiming and at the time of firing, the breathing should be suspended.

Categories and tests.

The Spanish Royal Federation of Olympic Shooting has established the different competitions and Olympic and sporting categories that are practised with firearms and airguns regulated by the I.S.S.F. (International Shooting Sport Federation)

Olympic categories

Free pistol
Competitors: senior and junior male
Distance: 50 m. standing position
Target: ISSF, Precision pistol at 25 and 50 m No. of shots: unlimited test, 60 competition. Time: 2 hours (test shots and competition) Calibre .22 "LR, loading and firing shot to shot.
Speed pistol
Competitors: senior and junior male
Distance: 25 m. standing position
5 Targets: ISSF, Rapid Fire 25 m.pistol
No. of shots: 60 in two entries of 30 shots each. Before each 5 test shots can be made.
Times: Each entry subdivided into 6 series of 5 shots each: 2 of 8 seconds,
2 of 6 seconds and 2 of 4 seconds, one shot being made in each series to every 1 of the 5 targets.
Calibre .22 "(5.6 mm) long.
Air Pistol
Competitors: senior and junior male, ladies and junior female
Distance: 10 m. standing position
Targets: ISSF, air pistol at 10 m. A shot at each competition target. No. of shots: 60 senior and junior male, 40 ladies and junior female. Unlimited test shots at 4 targets before setting-up the first competition target.
Times: 1 hr. and 45 min. for senior and junior male and 1 h. and 15 min. for ladies and junior female
Calibre CO2 or compressed air guns. Pellets of 4.5 mm. (.177 ").
Sporting Pistol
Competitors: ladies and junior female
Distance: 25 m. standing position
Traget: ISSF, Precision pistol at 25/50 m for the first stage. Rapid Fire pistol for the second stage
No. of shots: 60 in 2 stages, one of Precision and the other Rapid Fire. Both are divided into 6 series of 5 shots each. A series of test shots may be made before each stage.
Time: 5 min each Precision series.
In the series of Rapid Fire the target appears 5 times for 3 seconds, being side view for
7 seconds between each appearance, making a shot on each appearance of the target.
Calibre .22 "LR, (5.6mm.)

Non-Olympic sporting categories

Centre Fire Pistol Competitors: senior male Distance: 25 m standing position
Gun: Pistol or revolver calibres ranging from 7.62mm (.32) to 9.65 mm.(. 38). Target: ISSF, Precision pistol at 25/50 m for the first stage.
Rapid Fire pistol for the second stage
No. of shots: 60 in 2 stages, one of Precision and the other Rapid Fire. Both are divided into 6 series of 5 shots each. A series of test shots may be made before each stage.
Time: 5 min each Precision series.
In the Rapid Fire series the target appears 5 times for 3 seconds, being side view for 7 seconds between each appearance, making a shot on each appearance of the target.
Calibre: Calibres ranging from 7.62mm (. 32) to 9.65 mm.(. 38).
Standard Pistol
Competitors: senior and junior male
Distance: 25 m. standing position
Target: ISSF, Precision Pistol at 25 and 50 m
No. of shots: 5 test shots and 60 competition in series of 5 shots.
Time: 1 test series in 150 seconds, 4 series of 5 shots each in 150 sec., 4 series of 5 shots each in 20 sec. and 4 series of 5 shots each in 10 sec.
Caliber 5.6 mm. (.22 '') long ammunition.
9 mm. pistol
Competitors: senior
Gun: 9mm pistol, long, short or parabellum
Distance: 25 m. standing position
Target: ISSF, Precision pistol at 25/50 m for the first stage. Rapid Fire pistol for the second stage.
No. of shots: 60 in 2 stages or entries, one of precision and other Rapid Fire. Both are composed of 6 series of 5 shots each.
Time: Precision series in 150 sec. each.
In the Rapid Fire series, 5 shots in 20 sec. are made in each one of them.
Speed Air Pistol.
Competitors: senior and junior male and ladies and junior female
Distance: 10 m. standing position
Targets: Knock-down, distance between targets 300.0 mm. diameter
No. of shots: 40 senior and junior male, 30 ladies and junior female.
Time: Series of 5 shots in 10 seconds each one, taking a shot at each of the 5 targets
Calibre CO2 guns. Pellets of 4.5 mm. (.177 ").
Standard Air Pistol.
Competitors: senior and junior male, ladies and junior female
Distance: 10 m. standing position
5 Targets: ISSF, Air Pistol at 10 m
No. of shots: 40 senior and junior male, 30 ladies and junior female.
Unlimited test shots at four targets before setting-up the first competition target. Times: 5 shots at the same target in 10 sec.
Caliber 4.5 mm. (.177 ").

FEDERAL REGULATION

MAINTENANCE, PROMOTION, RENEWAL AND SUSPENSION/CANCELLATION OF TYPE "F" GUNS LICENCE.

The type F Gun Licence for sporting shooting is valid for three years, and its renewal is done before its expiration. With regard to expired licences when a year or more has passed since the holder last took part in an official sporting activity, the F licence renewal will require the undergoing of the tests as if dealing with a new licence, and therefore the tests must be passed to obtain a 3rd class licence.
Affiliated members who for a year have not carried out sporting activity, article 138.2 of the Arms Regulation, will lose the F guns licence, and must deliver their guns and licences to the Arms Inspectorate, for the purposes set out in section 1 of article 137 of the aforesaid Regulation.
The sporting activity will be proved by means of a certificate issued by the Regional shooting federations through their Territorial Local Offices. In the case of National Activity it will be the RFEDETO that shall issue said certificate,
With regard to affiliated members who practise various categories of shooting, it is sufficient that during the period of validity of the licence they achieve the appropriate score in only one of them, to achieve or maintain a particular class.

MAINTENANCE OF THE 3RD CLASS.

The 3rd class Guns Licence is maintained by participating at least once a year during the period of validity of the Guns Licence, in local official practices or competitions, of the kind lower than regional, that have been notified in advance to the regional federation, without the requirement of any minimum score, being controlled by a regional referee with a valid federation licence, who will make an official report.

PROMOTION TO 2ND CLASS.

All shooters in possession of the 3rd class type F guns licence including those who have the status of veterans, have the chance of promotion to 2nd if they meet the following requirements:
●Participate in a competition of regional scope, or in those organised for the purpose of changing class. These competitions will appear in the calendar of the regional federation sent to the Arms Inspectorate of the area.
●Pass the established minimum score, according to the scale of Annex II
,

MAINTENANCE OF THE 2ND CLASS

The requirements for the renewal of the 2nd class licence are:
●Having participated in at least one competition of regional scope during the period of validity of the Guns Licence which is to be renewed.
●To carry out annual sporting activity by means of participation in national, regional, or local competitions, and any other that may be organised that has written record in the appropriate federative central office, by means of an official report made by a territorial referee with a federation license in force, and appears in the official annual calendar of the regional federation, passing in one of them the established minimum score for the class, according to the scale of Annex II,
● Minimum scores are not required of shooters with the position of veterans, but they certainly must participate in competitions of the appropriate scope, and account for annual sporting activity during the period of validity of the Guns Licence.
●As set forth in the Regulation of the Inner Rules of the RFEDETO, the technical staff, in the same way as those who have held federative positions during the period of validity of their type F licence, will maintain their class without being required to have carried out sporting activity.

PROMOTION TO 1ST CLASS

All shooters in possession of the 2nd class type F guns licence, including those with the position of veterans, are able to be promoted to 1st if they meet the following requirements:
●Have been federated for at least one year.
●Participate, passing the scores set out in Annex II, in a competition of national scope or in those organised for the purpose of changing class, bearing in mind as such those that appear in the official annual Calendar of the RFEDETO approved by the Regional Committee and the General Assembly.

4th SECTION CURRENT REGULATIONS

SUMMARY OF THE ARMS REGULATION. Royal Decree 137/1993 of 29 January

Classification of regulation guns

Article 3.-

They are listed and classified into the following categories, (only categories and points that may affect Olympic shooting sportsmen are mentioned):
1st category
Handguns: comprising pistols and revolvers.
2nd category
Item 2.- long rifled firearms.
3rd category

Item 1.- Long rifled firearms for sports shooting, rimfire calibre 5.6 millimetres (.22

American), whether single-shot, repeaters or semi-automatics.

Item 2. -Shotguns and other long smooth bore firearms or with rifled barrels to facilitate the pattern of the shot.

4th category

Item 1. - Rifles and pistols, semi-automatic and repeaters, double-action revolvers, powered by compressed air or other gas, not resembling shotguns.

Item 2. - Smooth bore or rifled rifles and pistols, whether single-shot, or single-action

Revolvers, powered by compressed air or other gas not resembling shotguns.
6th category

Item 2. - Antique or historic firearms the model or year of manufacture of which are prior to January 1, 1870, and reproductions or replicas of same.

Item 4.- Muzzle-loading guns in general.

Article 54 Guns powered by air

Item 3. – 4th category guns (guns powered by air or other compressed gas), can be acquired and held in the home, with no other formality than the declaration, to the Mayor of the municipality of residence and to the Arms Inspectorate of the Civil Guard, of the sale, the category of gun and identity details of the acquirer.

Article 90 Inspection of guns

Item 1. – 1st and 2nd category guns, and in any case those of competition, will undergo inspection every three years, and the other guns that require proofs of ownership, every five years.

Item 4.- To undergo the inspection, the submission of the gun is unavoidable, personally or through a third party duly authorised in writing.

Article 91 Temporary transfer of guns.

Item 1 - Pistols, revolvers and competition guns, for the practice of sport shooting, may be lent, with written authorisation, to those who are qualified according to the rules for their use. The guns will always be lent with their proofs of ownership.

Item 2. - With like authorisation and to the same effects, those certificated with a gun card (compressed air guns) may be lent, accompanied by this document.

Article 96 Gun licences.

Item 1.- No one shall bear or possess firearms in Spanish territory without having the appropriate authorisation issued by the appropriate administrative means, (for the Type F licence this will be the State Civil Guard Office).

Item 5.- The F Guns Licence will place on record the sport shooting competition guns of the sporting federation members who use firearms for the practice of the appropriate sporting activity.

Article 102 Legal age (majority).

Item 1.– Licenses for 1st, 2nd and 3rd category guns may be issued only to Spaniards and foreigners resident in Spain, who are adults (legally of age).

Article 109 Special authorisation to minors of use of guns.

Item 1. - Spaniards and foreigners resident in Spain, who are over the age of sixteen years and under eighteen, may use solely for hunting and for the appropriate sports, the regulations of which recognise the Junior category, but cannot possess or carry in towns, long rifled guns of the 3rd-1 category, provided that they are in lawful possession of a special authorisation for minors to use guns and they are accompanied by adults with a D, E or F gun licence, who have previously committed themselves to accompanying and supervising them in each hunt or sporting event.
Item 2.- With the same conditions and requirements, those over the age of fourteen and under eighteen may use guns of the 3rd-2 category for hunting, and those from the
3rd 2 and 3 category for sporting competitions, in the regulations of which the Junior
category is recognised, by obtaining a special authorisation for minors to use guns.

Item 3.- They shall be valid until the age of majority (adulthood) and it will be the competence of the State Civil Guard Office to grant them.

Possession and use of competition guns

Article. 129

Spaniards and foreigners resident in Spain, qualified under the sporting rules for the practice of Olympic shooting or any other duly legalised sporting category that uses firearms, can apply to the State Civil Guard Office for the type F gun licence.

Article. 130

Item 1. - The special licence for competition guns must be applied for by the interested party through the State Civil Guard Office

Item 2.- Full detail of the reasons that support the need to use the gun in question will be given in the application or attached report, setting out the category of shooting practised by the applicant and his sporting history, accompanied by as much documentation as he wants to provide to justify the need to use the gun.

Item 3.- In any case the applicant must prove his sporting qualification for the shooting category to be practised and the class of shooter that is appropriate to him.

Article. 132

The F licence will be of three kinds, corresponding with the categories of shooter:
·Third class- authorises the possession of one handgun or one long competition gun.
·Second class - authorises the possession and use of up to six competition guns.
· First class- authorises the possession and use of up to ten competition guns.

Article. 133

Item 1 .- The F licence permits the use of the guns in authorised grounds, ranges or galleries only and they can only be carried to such an end.

Item 2.- Complete guns must be kept:

a) on the premises of the federations that provide the proper conditions of security.
b) deactivated, in the homes of the holders provided that bolts or parts essential to its operation are kept in the sporting federations that provide the proper security conditions at the discretion of the Civil Guard.

Article. 134

The Type F licence will have a validity term of THREE YEARS, at the end of which you will have to apply for its renewal, and in order to use the guns to which it relates, new licences will have to be applied for in the same way as the previous ones.

Article 136.

Authorizations of purchase and proofs of ownership can only be expedited by the Civil Guard, if the guns have the status of COMPETITION GUNS recognised by virtue of the Order of the Home Office. Request of the said authorisations and proofs must be documented with certification from the appropriate sports federations in which, with review of the guns, it proves that they are competition guns.

Article. 137

Item 1.- The loss of sporting entitlement entails the revocation of the Guns Licence and the authority to possess competition guns, requiring their and the latter’s handing-in to the Arms Inspectorate, where they may remain for a year. Before the end of this period, the person concerned may apply for a new licence for his use, if he regains his federative status.

Item 2.- For the purposes envisaged in the previous section, the sports federations must notify the Arms Inspectorate, within a maximum period of fifteen days, of the losses of sporting entitlement of which they have knowledge.

Article. 138

Item 2 – Those sportsmen, who have not carried out sporting activities for a year, except in cases of force majeure, will lose the F guns license, and must deposit their guns and licences at the Arms Inspectorate for the purposes envisaged in item 1 of the previous article.

Common provisions on possession and use of guns

Article. 144

Item 1. - Both natural persons and legal entities possessing firearms subject to licensing are required:

a) to keep them in a safe place and take the necessary measures to prevent their loss, theft or removal.
b) to submit their guns to the government authorities or their agents, whenever required to do so.
c) to declare immediately to the appropriate Arms Inspectorate, the loss, destruction, theft or removal of the guns or their documentation.

Article 145.

Item 1 .- In any case of loss, destruction, theft or removal of 1st, 2nd and 3rd category guns, the holder must immediately report it to the appropriate Arms Inspectorate of the Civil Guard and hand over the proofs of ownership.

Item 2.- When the licences or proofs of ownership have been lost, destroyed, stolen or removed, the holder must likewise immediately report to the Arms Inspectorate, that may issue temporary authorization of use of guns, valid throughout the application procedure, or require the immediate submission of the guns.

Article 146.

Item 1.- It is prohibited to bear, display, and use any firearm outside the home or place intended for carrying-out sporting activities, (ranges, grounds or shooting galleries), duly legalised for this purpose,.

The fact of those present, at public establishments and places of meeting, gathering, recreation or amusement, carrying or using guns must be deemed unlawful.

Article 147.

Item 1.- The users of guns must be well enough the whole time to control them. In the presence or proximity of others, they must act with the necessary diligence and caution, trying not to cause damage, danger, harm or trouble to third parties or their possessions.

Item 2.- It is forbidden to carry, exhibit or use guns:

(a) unnecessarily or in a careless or reckless manner.
(b) while using headphones or earphones connected to sound receiver or player sets. (c) under the influence of alcoholic drinks, drugs, stimulants, or other similar
substances.

Article 149.

Item 1.- Regulatory guns may be carried through urban public thoroughfares and places, unloaded and disassembled or in their cases or covers, only during the journey from the places in which they are usually kept or stored to the places where the duly authorised use in sporting activities is carried out, IT BEING ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN TO CARRY THEM IN ANY WAY ATTACHED TO YOUR BODY.

Item 2- Guns may be used only in ranges, galleries or shooting sports grounds.

Penalty/Disciplinary system/rules

Article 155.

If they do not constitute crimes, they will be deemed very serious offences by the significance of the consequent risk and punishment is laid down:
a) 1st – the manufacture, repair, storage and trading of prohibited firearms, with a fine of five million to one hundred million pesetas, confiscation of the arms, instruments or effects used and closure of the premises for six months and a day to six years.
2nd - Arms of personal defence, long rifled guns, security services guns or long smooth-bore guns, without the relevant authorisation, with a fine of five million to fifty million pesetas, confiscation of the arms, instruments or effects used, and closure of the premises for six months and a day to one year.
(b) the use of prohibited firearms, with a fine of five to ten million pesetas and confiscation of the guns used and their ammunition.
(c) the use of handguns, lacking the licence, special authorisation or proof of ownership, with a fine of five to ten million pesetas and confiscation of the guns used and their ammunition.

Article 156.

If they do not constitute crimes, they will be deemed serious offences and punishment is laid down:
a) the omission, inadequacy or ineffectiveness of the compulsory preventive steps or measures to ensure the safety of the guns possessed by individuals, in the home, places of use, or in circulation, if they are arms of personal defence, security services arms or long rifled guns, with a fine of fifty thousand to five hundred thousand pesetas. If as a consequence of the offence there is a loss, removal or theft of the arms, the punishment will be up to one million pesetas and there will be withdrawal of the relevant licences or permits of up to six months duration.
b) the omission, inadequacy or ineffectiveness of the compulsory preventive steps or measures to ensure the safety of the guns possessed by individuals, in the home, places of use, or in circulation, with a fine of fifty thousand and one to two hundred and fifty thousand pesetas if it is a long smooth-bore gun, and a fine of up to five hundred thousand pesetas if as a consequence there is loss, removal or theft of the arms.
c) the acquisition, possession, transfer or disposal/transfer of ownership of arms by private individuals, without having the provided authorisations or licences to such effect, or the declaration of false details or circumstances to obtain them, with a fine of fifty thousand and one to two hundred thousand pesetas, if they are personal defence arms, security services arms, long rifled arms or smooth-bore arms.
d) the use of any kind of regulated firearm not included in paragraphs b) and c) of article 155, lacking the licence, authorisation or the proof of ownership, with a fine of fifty thousand and one a to one hundred thousand pesetas and confiscation of the guns.
e) the use of any kind of regulatory firearm, with omission or inadequacy of the compulsory preventive steps or measures to ensure the safety of persons and things, with fines of fifty thousand and one to one million pesetas and withdrawal of the guns and ammunition subject to the offence, as well as their relevant licences and proofs of ownership, for six months and a day up to two years duration.
f) carrying firearms or any other category in public establishments and places of meeting, gathering, recreation or amusement, except in places authorised for their use, with fines of fifty thousand and one to seventy-five thousand pesetas, confiscation of the guns, and where appropriate, withdrawal of the relevant licences or permits
g) using firearms or any other category, without adopting the necessary preventive steps or measures to not cause danger, damage, harm or trouble to third parties or their possessions, or contravening the prohibitions laid down in article 146 of this Regulation, with fines from fifty thousand and one to one hundred thousand pesetas, confiscation of the arms and, where appropriate, withdrawal of the relevant licences or authorisations.

Article 157.

If they do not constitute crimes, they will be deemed minor offences and punishment is laid down:
a) those typified in paragraphs b) to f) of the preceding article, referring to compressed air arms or the others comprising the 4th to 7th categories, with a fine of up to fifty thousand pesetas.
b) the omission of the inspections, the storage facilities or the showing of the arms to authorised agents, when they are mandatory:
1 – with a fine of up to fifty thousand pesetas and withdrawal of the arms if they are 1st
or 2nd category.
2 – with a fine of up to twenty-five thousand pesetas and withdrawal of the arms, if they are the rest of the arms subject to inspection.
c) the failure to comply with the obligations to report the loss, destruction, theft or removal of the arms to the Civil Guard:
1 - with a fine of up to fifty thousand pesetas and withdrawal of the relevant licence, in the case of arms that do not require a licence.
2 – with a fine of up to twenty-five thousand pesetas in the case of arms that do not require a license.
d) the failure to comply with the obligations to report the loss, destruction, theft or removal of the licences or proofs of ownership to the Civil Guard, with a fine of up to twenty-five thousand pesetas and withdrawal of the arms.

Article 158.

Item 1- The withdrawal of the arms means the dispossession of same and the prohibition of the acquisition and possession of others during the period to be determined, that cannot exceed two years.

Item 2- The withdrawal of the licences or special authorisations means the revocation of same; it shall constitute an impediment to its renewal during the time, not exceeding two years, for which it has been imposed, and will involve the compulsory surrender of them.

_ SUMMARY OF THE ROYAL DECREE 976/2011, OF 8 JULY, AMENDING THE REGULATION OF ARMS, APPROVED BY ROYAL DECREE 137/1993 OF 29

JANUARY.

Article 6 of the Constitutional Law 1/1992 of 21 February, on Protection of Civic Safety, in its first section, lays down that «in the exercise of the competence recognised in article 149.1.26. of the Constitution, the State Government shall establish the requirements and conditions of the manufacture and repair of arms, their imitations and replicas, and their fundamental parts; explosives, ammunition and pyrotechnic devices; as well as their circulation, storage and trade, their acquisition and disposal/transfer of ownership; their possession and use. In the same way it may introduce the necessary control measures for compliance with the said requirements and conditions».
At the same time, article 7 of the said Constitutional Law, in its first section, empowers the Government to regulate the matters and activities referred to in the previous article, in view of the given circumstances in various cases by means of the subjection of the opening and operation of factories, workshops, storage facilities, sales establishments and places of use, and activities related to them by requirement of categorisation or classification, authorisation, information, inspection, security and control, as well as special requirements of qualification of the personnel in charge of handling them; through compulsory licences or permits for the possession and use of arms; etc.
By virtue of the said legal qualification, the Arms Regulation approved it, by means of Royal Decree 137/1993 of 29 January, in order to regulate the aforementioned aspects in relation to the arms.
This Royal Decree allowed the incorporation into our legal system of Directive
91/477/CEE of the Council of 18 June 1991, about control of the acquisition and possession of arms.
That directive has been amended by Directive 2008/51/CE of the European Parliament and the Council, of 21 May 2008, so that by means of this Royal Decree amending the current Arms Regulation in order to adopt the amendments introduced by this Directive.
Specifically, Directive 2008/51/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 21
May 2008, requires the amendment of the Arms Regulation with regard to relevant aspects, amongst others, the definition of the activity of an arms manufacturer/gunsmith, making anew the legal regulation of the role of the agent/broker, the marking of arms, communications prior to each transfer of firearms that must be carried out by the gunsmiths who are holders of temporary permits for
transfer of such arms, the procedure for the deactivation of firearms, the regulation of the European Firearms card, etc.
Through the procedure of the Regulation, the process has been dealt with of public information from the Government referred to in paragraph c) of the first section of article 24 of Law 50/1997, of 27 November.
This regulation has been notified by the Permanent Inter-Ministerial Committee of Arms and Explosives.
By virtue of it, on the proposal of the First Vice-President of the Government and Home Secretary and the Secretaries of Defense and Industry, Tourism and Trade, with the prior approval of the Third Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Domestic Policy and Public Administration, in accordance with the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting on July 8, 2011,
IT IS LAID DOWN/ORDERED

Unique article. Amendment of the Arms Regulation, approved by Royal Decree

137/1993 of 29 January.

The following amendments are introduced in the Arms Regulation, approved by Royal
Decree 137/1993 of 29 January:
One. Amending the second and fourth sections of article 1 of the Arms Regulation, which are drawn up in the following way:
«2. Any element will be interpreted as a part or replacement element specifically devised for a firearm and essential for its operation, and any device devised or adapted to diminish the sound caused by firing a firearm.
Regarded as fundamental parts or essential components are: The frame, bolt or cylinder and the barrel of handguns; the receiver/action or casing, the bolt/slide or break action (of rear end of barrel) and the barrel of long firearms, rifled or smooth- bore; as well as the locking action closure (locking of barrel to slide) of all of them.
For the purposes of the provisions in this Regulation, the fundamental parts or finished essential components will have the same legal set of rules as that of the arms of which they form part and they will be included in the category in which the arm has been classified in which it is put into operation or is going to be put into operation.»
«4. The acquisition, possession and use of arms by the Armed Forces, the Security Forces and Corps and the National Intelligence Center are excluded from the scope of application of this Regulation, and shall be governed by the special rules issued to this effect. For the carrying out of their functions, also excluded are the establishments and facilities of such Forces, Corps and the National Intelligence Centre.»
Two. Amending article 2 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:

«Article 2.

For the purposes of this Regulation, regarding the arms and their ammunition, it will be interpreted as:
1. Firearm: any portable weapon that has a barrel and fires, is devised to fire or can be easily converted to fire a pellet, bullet or projectile by the action of a propellant fuel.
For these purposes, is will be regarded to be an object capable of conversion to fire a pellet, bullet or projectile by the action of a propellant fuel when it has the appearance of a firearm and due to its construction or the material with which it is manufactured, can be converted in this way.
2. Air or other compressed gas gun: guns that use as the driving force of the projectile that which is caused by the expansion of a compressed gas.
3. Antique gun: a firearm the model or the year of manufacture of which is earlier than
January 1, 1890.
4. Artistic gun: a gun that in its ornamentation shows a special characteristic/peculiarity that is different from others of its kind, by reason of the fine materials used or its design, which gives it a special value.
5. Automatic gun: a firearm that reloads automatically after each shot and with which it is possible to make several successive shots as long as the trigger remains activated.
6. Semi-automatic gun: a firearm that after each shot reloads automatically and with which it is possible to make one shot only on activating the trigger each time.
7. Muzzle-loading gun: a firearm in which the propellant charge and the projectile are introduced through the barrel's muzzle or, as the case may be, through the front of the chamber of the cylinder. The propellant charge is of black powder or similar explosive or pyrotechnic substance.
12. Handgun: a firearm the barrel of which does not exceed 30 cm or the overall length of which does not exceed 60 cm.
13. Long gun: any firearm that is not a handgun.
14. Historical gun: a firearm that especially distinguishes itself by its relationship with a fact or relevant historical character, properly proven.
16. Repeater gun: a firearm that is reloaded after each shot, by means of a mechanism activated by the shooter who introduces into the barrel a cartridge previously located in the magazine.
17. Single-shot gun: a firearm without a magazine, that is reloaded before each shot by means of the manual introduction of a cartridge into the chamber or a special accommodation at the entrance of the barrel.
18. Break-action gun: a firearm that, without a magazine, is loaded by means of the manual introduction of a cartridge into the chamber and has a locking action closure system by means of the action-break/latch. There may one or more barrels.
19. Gunsmith: any natural person or legal entity whose professional activity consists, in whole or in part, of the manufacture, trade, exchange, hire, repair or conversion of firearms, their fundamental parts or essential components and ammunition.
25. Ammunition: a complete cartridge or its components, including the cartridge cases, the charge/primer, the propellent, the bullets or projectiles that are used in a firearm, provided that these components are authorized in the national territory.
30. Reproduction or replica: an arm which is a copy of another original, combining all its characteristics, abilities and possible uses.
31. Unlawful trafficking in the European Union: the acquisition, sale, delivery, movement or transfer of firearms, their fundamental parts or essential components and ammunition from or through the territory of a Member State of the European Union to that of another Member State, if any of the Member States concerned has not authorised it or if the assembled firearms have not been marked, in accordance with the provisions in article 28 of this Regulation.»
Three. Amending section 2 of the 6th category of article 3 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:
«2. Firearms of which the model or year of manufacture is prior to January 1, 1890, and reproductions and replicas thereof, unless they could fire ammunition intended for weapons of war or prohibited arms.
The antiquity will be established by the Ministry of Defence, which will approve prototypes or copies of the originals, by communicating it to the State Office of the Police and of the Civil Guard, the scope of the Civil Guard.»
Five. Amending article 9 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:
«1. By order of the Home Secretary a computerised data file is regulated, in which shall be recorded all firearms, subject to this Regulation, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitutional Law 15/1999, of 13 December, of Protection of Data of Personal Nature, and its rules of implementation. This file contains the type, brand, model, calibre and serial number of each firearm, as well as the necessary identification details of the supplier and the purchaser or holder, permitting their location. Such data shall be kept permanently on file.
2. The State Office of the Police and of the Civil Guard, the scope of the Civil Guard, will facilitate access to the computerised data file by other Security Forces and Corps, national bodies, Judicial Authorities and Attorney General’s Office, pursuant to paragraphs a) and d) of the second section of article 11 of the Constitutional Law
15/1999, of 13 December, of Protection of Data of Personal Nature, as well as to international agencies and foreign countries, under the provisions of international Agreements signed by Spain on the subject.
3. In the interests of collaboration that must exist between the various Security Forces and Corps, they shall be communicated promptly by the fastest means any circumstance of police interest which has knowledge on the subject of arms, such as those related to unlawful trafficking or use, loss or removal of arms or documentation, seizures, disposals, or any others whatsoever that will affect their possession and use, whenever necessary for the purpose of detecting and prosecution of criminal acts or offences.»
Foreign investments, direct or indirect, in Spanish companies, which have as their object the carrying out of the specified activities will require authorisation from the Cabinet, however much the percentage of foreign shareholding in the capital of the company concerned may be.
Such investments shall be regulated by the Royal Decree 664/1999, of 23 April, covering foreign investments.
4. For the exercise of the activity of agent/broker, obtaining a prior authorisation will be required. To obtain it the same requirements will be observed as those laid down in the first section of this article on obtaining the authorisation of gunsmith. Regarding the registration relating to his activity of brokerage, it will be by provision of article 55 of this Regulation.»
Thirteen. Amending article 108 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:

«Article 108.

1. An arm will be regarded as disabled in the following cases:
a) long guns with a bolt locking device by means of a bolt or locking action closure (locking of barrel to slide), repeaters, semi-automatics or automatics, when they have three drill holes in the barrel, of a diameter no less than the calibre of the gun and with a distance between the centres of five centimeters, and one of them must be in the chamber.
The barrel will join with the casing or frame by means of a drill hole that crosses both perpendicular to the axis, and the introduction of a steel pin immobilized by welding. The minimum diameter of the pin shall be 5 millimetres.
The bolt will be drilled on the side of the cartridge receiver tray/follower, in an axial direction with a diameter greater than the maximum admissible diameter of the cartridge case head and a minimum length of 10 millimetres or, where appropriate, a milling of 45º into the bolt so that it affects the whole diameter of the bolt locking head. Also the extractor and the projecting end of the firing pin will be removed, and the hole will be filled with solder.
The magazine must be without the tray/follower and spring, and the feed lips eliminated.
b) long break-action guns must have three drill holes in each barrel of diameter not less than the calibre and distances between the centres of five centimetres, one of them affecting the chamber. In the case of shotguns the drill holes will be a minimum of eight millimetres in diameter.
In the break-action, all parts that make up the firing mechanism (except the trigger itself), will be eliminated and it will be filled with solder.
c) pistols must have a longitudinal milling in the barrel from the plane of the stock, with a width equal to or greater than 75% of the calibre of the gun and a minimum length of
30% of the of the barrel.
The slide will be drilled on the side of the cartridge receiver tray/follower in an axial direction with a diameter greater than the maximum admissible diameter of the cartridge case head and a minimum length of 10 millimetres or, where appropriate, a milling of 45º will be done in the slide so that it affects the whole diameter of the bolt locking head.
The extractor and the projecting end of the firing pin will be removed, and the hole will be filled with solder. One of the guides in the frame will have at least 50% of its length removed.
The magazine must be without the tray/follower and spring, and the feed lips eliminated.
d) revolvers must have a milling in the barrel in a manner similar to pistols. The cylinder must have the separating walls of the chambers cut by at least 75% of its length.
e) inertia locking guns must have the barrel milled from the plane of the stock by 30% of its length as a minimum, with a width equal to or greater than 75% of the calibre of the gun.
The bolt locking action closure drilled on the front part with a drill of diameter larger than 20% of the cartridge case head, in an axial direction and length exceeding ten millimetres or, where appropriate, a milling at 45 ° in the bolt locking action closure so that it affects the full diameter of the bolt locking head.
Also the projecting end of the firing pin will be removed, and the hole will be filled with solder.
(f) muzzle-loading weapons must have three drill holes in the barrel of the diameter of the calibre as a minimum, at a distance of five centimetres between the centres, one of them affecting the breech lock.
The deactivation of muzzle-loading guns that form part of Spanish historical heritage is strictly forbidden.
2. The deactivation of a firearm, except for weapons of war or those of value to the Armed Forces, National Police Corps and the Civil Guard Corps, must be with the prior approval of the Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the Civil Guard or, where appropriate, that of the Personnel Division of the National Police Corps or corresponding Army Inspectorate. Such deactivation will carried out by an Official Proof House, Armament Services, Ministry of Defence centres or by an authorised gunsmith. Once this is done, the Official Proof House will punch the die-stamp of deactivation on gun, consisting of a capital letter «I» framed in a circle, along with the stamp indicating the Proof House itself. The Proof House will issue a certificate of deactivation with details of the gun and the owner, which shall be sent together with the gun to the Arms Inspectorate of the Civil Guard for its delivery to the interested party and another copy of the certificate shall be sent to the National Police Corps Service or Army Inspectorate which, as the case may be, approved the deactivation.
6. Deactivated guns to which this article refers may possess without limitation of number in your household, accompanied by the corresponding certificate issued or transferred to your name. When the deactivated guns changes owners, the purchaser must communicate said circumstance and submit the certificate to the Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the Civil Guard corresponding to his home, in order that this change be recorded.
7. The Arms and Explosives Inspectorates of the Civil Guard may require the owners of deactivated guns weapons to present them, in order to make the checks they deem appropriate.
8. Guns that have been sectioned longitudinally in all their fundamental parts showing their inner workings and are used with the sole purpose of teaching in the centres authorized to do so, are assimilated to deactivated guns.»
Fourteen. Amending article 112 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:

«Article 112.

1. Unless using one of the procedures regulated in articles 72 to 76 of this Regulation, the possession of a regulated firearm during a journey through Spain by a resident of another member country of the European Union will be authorised only by the State Office of the Police and the Civil Guard, scope of the Civil Guard, if the person concerned has obtained the European Firearms Card for this purpose.
2. Likewise Spaniards and foreigners resident in Spain travelling to another country of the European Union must be in possession of the European Firearms Card.
3. To the persons referred to in the first section may be granted an authorisation for one or more journeys and for a maximum period of one year, renewable. Such authorization shall be recorded in the European Firearms Card, which the traveler must show within Spain at all requirements of members of the Security Forces and Corps.
4. Notwithstanding provisions of the first section, hunters with regard to hunting guns of categories 2,2 and 3,2 and sporting shooters, with regard to competition guns of the 1st,
2nd and 3rd categories, may have in their possession without prior authorisation one or
more firearms during a trip to Spain in order to practice their activities, as long as they are in possession of a European Firearms Card, in which said firearms are listed and they can prove the reason for the journey, in particular showing an invitation or other proof of their hunting or shooting sports activities in our country. acceptance of a European Firearms Card issued by another State will not be made conditional on the payment of fees/taxes or levys.»
Fifteen. Amending article 113 of the Arms Regulation, which is drawn up in the following way:

«Article 113.

1. The European Firearms Card will be issued, upon request, by the State Office of the Police and of the Civil Guard, scope of the Civil Guard, to residents in Spain who are duly documented for the possession and use on Spanish territory of the guns concerned. It will be valid for a maximum period of five years, which may be extended as long as the ownership of guns covered is maintained. The European Firearms Card will be non-transferable and shall set forth therein the firearm or firearms possessed and used by the Card holder. The user of the firearm must always carry the card with him. Changes in the possession or in the characteristics of the guns will be noted on the Card, as well as the loss or theft of same. Visas that are carried out on this card when it is used for entry into Spain shall not be encumbered by any fee/tax or levy.
2. When issuing the European Firearms Card the holder will be informed in writing about the member States of the European Union that have prohibitions or subject to authorisation the acquisition and possession of the firearms to which the card refers.»

First additional provision. References to the Civil Governor.

References contained in the Arms Regulation to the Civil Governor and to the Civil Government, will mean reference, respectively, to the government delegate or the office of the government delegate to the autonomous community in the province where their seat is situated or, where appropriate, to the representative of the Civil Governor or Civil Government in the relevant province.

Second additional provision. References to the State Office of the Civil Guard.

The references contained in the Arms Regulation to the State Office of the Civil Guard will mean reference to the State Office of the Police and the Civil Guard, scope of the Civil Guard.

Third additional provision. References to the Arms Inspectorate of the Civil

Guard.

The references contained in the Arms Regulation to the Arms Inspectorate of the Civil
Guard will mean reference to the Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the Civil Guard.

Fourth additional provision. References to the European Economic Community.

The references contained in the Arms Regulation to the European Economic
Community shall be deemed as reference to the European Union.

Fifth additional provision. References to the Explosives Regulation.

References contained in the Arms Regulation on the subject of ammunition to the Explosives Regulation, approved by Royal Decree 230/1998, of 16 February, will be construed as relating to the Regulation of pyrotechnic devices and ammunition, approved by Royal Decree 563/2010, of 7 May.

Unique temporary provision. Change in ownership of deactivated guns looted prior to this Royal Decree coming into force.

1. The deactivation of guns that have been done prior to this Royal Decree coming into force, as well as their supporting certificates, shall remain valid.
2. Guns that have a certificate or document that states the deactivation of a firearm or a distinctive marking of same having been brought into effect, carried out in a member State of the European Union, shall likewise remain valid.
3 Notwithstanding provisions in the previous sections, if following the coming into force of this Royal Decree the ownership of a gun that was deactivated prior to the said circumstance is transferred inter vivos (between the living), the deactivation of this will have to be adapted to the provisions of this Royal Decree, unless it is placed in the collector’s book referred to in paragraph b) of article 107 of the Arms Regulation. Likewise, the purchaser must communicate said circumstance and send the certificate of deactivation to the Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the Civil Guard appropriate for his home, in order that this change of ownership is recorded.

Unique exemption clause. Repeal legislation.

Many provisions of equal or lower rank opposing the provisions of this Royal Decree are repealed.

First final provision. Powers used/jurisdiction.

This Royal Decree is issued on the grounds of the exclusive jurisdiction of the State on the subject of rules of production, trade, possession and use of firearms provided for in article 149.1.26. of the Constitution.

Second final provision. Incorporation of European Union law.

By means of this Royal Decree the Spanish law will be incorporated with Directive
2008/51/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 21 May 2008, by which is amended Directive 91/477/CEE of the Council, of 18 June 1991, about control of the acquisition and possession of arms.

Third final provision. Entry into force

This Royal Decree shall come into force on the twentieth day of its publication in the
«Official State Gazette».
Given in Madrid on 8 July 2011. JUAN CARLOS R.
The Minister of the Presidency, RAMÓN JÁUREGUI ATONDO
_ The Guns Card
The European card (TE)
It is a personal document which shall contain firearms that its holder carries or uses whilst travelling through member countries of the European Union.
People: Spanish individuals and foreigners
The granting authority is the State Office of the Civil Guard. (by delegation to Chiefs of Police) and has a validity of 5 years, renewable as long as ownership of the guns is maintained.
The guns which it covers are all those that require any license or authorisation.
Holders of this card must carry it whenever they travel through other member countries of the European Economic Community and in the card are to be shown the changes in ownership or in the characteristics of the guns as well as the loss or theft of same.
The guns cards TA, TB.
To carry and use guns of the 4th category away from home they should be uniquely documented by means of guns cards, that will accompany them at all times.
Guns cards will be granted and withdrawn, if necessary, by the mayors of the municipalities in which the applicants have settled or are residing, giving prior consideration to the conduct and antecedents of them. Its validity will be limited to the respective municipal boundaries.
The weapons included in category 4.2, can be documented in unlimited number with card B, the validity of which will be permanent.
Of those included in category 4.1, only six guns may be documented with cards A, the validity of which shall be five years.
However, the municipal authority may limit or reduce both the number of weapons that each interested party may own as well as the period of validity of the cards, taking into account the attendent local and personal circumstances.
Applicants for card A must prove being over fourteen years of age, for which purpose should present the national identity document or equivalent documents in force.
On each form up to six guns can be written up. Where it is about card B and the number of guns exceeds six, the person concerned may be the holder of more than one card.
_ SUMMARY OF THE RULES OF PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AND AMMUNITION Royal Decree 563/2010, of 7 May (BOE 113 of 8 May)

Article. 136 Ammunition

1. Holders of Licenses of LONG RIFLED GUNS may purchase only up to 1000
CARTRIDGES ANNUALLY per gun, on presentation of the proof of ownership.
The seller will make the appropriate entries in the books of his establishment and give immediate notice of the purchase to the territorial Arms and Explosives Inspectorate.
In no case can you have more than 200 cartridges in storage.
2. Only 100 CARTRIDGES ANNUALLY per HANDGUN may be purchased, on presentation of the proof of ownership, and the carrying out of the operations referred to in the preceding section. The number of cartridges that can be taken into storage for a handgun shall not exceed 150.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraphs of this article:
d) a person with a type "F" licence can buy an unlimited number of cartridges for use as long as he does so at the facilities theirselves of the Federations and without being able to take them out of the precincts of these.
The Federations shall adopt appropriate control measures to avoid these cartridges being able to go outside. The authorisations shall be valid for one year and will be issued to the Clubs or Federations by the Central Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the State Office of the Police and Civil Guard.
Prerequisite for obtaining the said permit will be to have measures of security for storage of the ammunition properly approved by the Central Arms and Explosives Inspectorate.
(e) if the individual in possession of licenses A, B, D or F, wishes to acquire a greater quantity of cartridges than the previously established quotas, he must be provided with a special permit issued by the Arms and Explosives Inspectorate of the appropriate Zone of the Civil Guard, requested through the territorial Inspectorate, the validity of which shall be one year.
(f) the maximum number of cartridges that can be authorised to an individual on each authorisation cannot exceed the amount of 10,000 of.22 calibre and 5,000 in total of the rest of the calibres. Once the use is justified, new quantities may be authorised.

Article. 104.- Loading and reloading of cartridges for individuals.

1. For loading and reloading of cartridges by individuals, up to one kilogram of powder, one hundred units of cartridge cases with primers and one hundred primers can be held in storage.
For its storage the security measures are established in the complementary technical instruction number 15.
2. With regard to the storage of cartridges, the sum of those loaded or reloaded by the individuals and those acquired at dealers may not exceed the limits established in article 136.
3.- c) Cartridges may be purchased from authorised dealers only.
ANNEX I

OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS (ARTICLE 10 OF THE FATO STATUTES)

1. The Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting assigns the character of official competition, to all those that meet the following requirements:

a) existence of an officially recognised category or sporting specialty.
b) that the Referees of the competition have been nominated by the Technical Committee of Umpires/Referees, except that it is a Clay competition and the Technical Committee of Umpires/Referees decides that it does not need referees nominated by the Committee.
c) that the record of the competition is duly signed by the appropriate referees, where appropriate, it being in the power of the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting, in a maximum period of 15 days from its date.
d) carrying out of all tests and meetings in the facilities in the Andalusian Inventory of
Sporting Facilities.
e) capacity and organisational experience of the management of the promoters.
f) technical level and relevance of the activity or competition in the scope of Andalusian sport.
g) guarantee of safety measures against violence. h) control and health care.
i) insurance of civil liability, in accordance with current legislation.
j) connection or linking of the activity or sporting competition with other activities and sporting competitions of national or international scope
k) availability of specific regulations for its carrying-out, including the disciplinary. l) the provision of methods for control and suppression of doping.
m) the provision of the specific regulations for each sporting category.

2. Competitions organized by the Royal Spanish Federation of Olympic Shooting or by the international federations also have official character.

3. The records and various results of the official competitions, as well as the Book of Categories, will be posted on the official webpage of the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting, being free to access for those interested in doing so.

In accordance with article 5 of the Constitutional Law 15/1999, of protection of data of a personal nature, which regulates the right to information in data collection, the sportsmen who appear in the list of results, as well as in the Book of Categories may exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition to the processing of such data by writing to this Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting, located in Olympic Shooting Centre "Juan Carlos I", Ctra. Las Gabias - La Malahá Km
8, 18110 Las Gabias (Granada).

OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES

(ARTICLE 11 OF THE FATO STATUTES)

1. The Andalusian Federation Olympic Shooting regards the following as official activities:

a) organising official competitions.
b) taking part as an individual or in teams in official competitions. c) submitting teams in official competitions.
d) acting in the capacity of Umpire/Referee in an official competition. e) taking or giving Umpires/Referees courses.
f) acting as a Trainer, with the authorisation of the Technical Committee of Trainers- Coaches.
g) taking or giving courses to sportsmen, monitors or trainers, organised by the
Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting.

2. Having held a position within the organs of Government, Administration or Representation of the Andalusian Federation of Olympic Shooting for at least six months in the previous electoral term of office, also have character as official activity.

ANNEX II

1. MINIMUM MARKS TO OBTAIN THE 3RD CLASS F GUNS LICENCE

PRECISION TESTS

Class of guns Distance Minimum Score Handgun 25 m. 50 points in 10 shots Long Gun 50 m. 50 points in 10 shots

2. MINIMUM MARKS TO PARTICIPATE IN OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS AND FOR PROMOTION IN CLASS.

PRECISION TESTS

Competitions Regionals Nationals

SENIORS

Level 2

Level 1

Speed Pistol

480

520

Free Pistol

470

510

Standard pistol

440

500

Centre Fire Pistol

450

510

Compressed Air Pistol

480

510

Compressed Air Speed Pistol

10

15

Compressed Air Standard Pistol

315

335

9 mm. Pistol

430

490

LADIES Level 2 Level 1

Sporting Pistol 450 500
Compressed Air Pistol 290 320
Compressed Air Speed Pistol 8 12
Compressed Air Standard Pistol 200 225

JUNIOR MALES Level 2 Level 1

Compressed Air Pistol 450 470
Compressed Air Speed Pistol 8 13
Compressed Air Standard Pistol 290 310
30 + 30 Pistol 440 460
Free Pistol 410 450
Speed Pistol 430 470
Standard Pistol 400 440

JUNIOR FEMALES

Sporting Pistol 420 450
Compressed Air Pistol 280 310
Compressed Air Speed Pistol 7 10
Compressed Air Standard Pistol 185 210