Does anyone have experience of getting a licence for a shotgun in France?
Perhaps some have experience…meanwhile, have you spoken about this at your Mairie?
I’ve heard of training sessions (theory & practical) followed by an examination, but do not know if this applies to shotguns.
The theory and practical exams are to do with getting a permis de chasse.
Here’s the stuff about shotgun licences
What are you thinking of shooting at… ??? clay-pigeons or flesh and blood??
I ask the question… since a friend wanted to shoot rabbits on his land… and he had to go down the full “exam” route…
Thanks that is exactly what I required. I knew there would be someone here who knew.
No real aim, I do use it for Rabbits in the UK and when I move out I thought I should plan either to sell it or well in advance get a licence.
Unfortunately my info is possibly 14 years out of date. I called in on the Gendarmes to enquire about a licence and was told one was not required. I did receive a home visit from the Gendarmerie to check the safety of the shotguns and was subsequently given the all clear. I have since purchased another two guns and bought ammo countless times without paperwork. I do however have both a Permis de Chasse & a Permis de Tir neither of which has been required to be shown when buying shotguns or requisites.