Update at 8.20PM
Advice from a licensed owner in Queensland:
They are specifically made and sold without a buttstock etc, along the same lines as AR pistols in the US which are made as pistols from the ground up. The model number is WT15-01.
There are lots of aftermarket accessories for AR style firearms.
Live in Qld? Apply for a PTA online and order one today.
Someone in the shooting community recently asked Weapons Licensing Branch about the very beautiful Wedgetail Industries WT-15 10.3” SBR. It’s 75cm or less. What category is it? Weapons Licensing Branch replied:
Information provided to Weapons Licensing, however, reveals that these firearms are purpose-built Category D firearms under Section 5 of the Weapon Categories Regulation 1997 (that is, manufactured as self-loading centre fire rifles).
Therefore, it is our view that these would remain a Category D firearm regardless of weapon length.
LAFO is aware some folks already have these registered on Queensland concealable firearms licenses (which is the Queensland name for a pistol license). The Weapons Regulations provide that a concealable license authorises possession and use of any pistols (which must be under 75cm):
that is not a category R weapon
Everyone agrees: these aren’t category R weapons. People with concealable firearms licenses are rigorously vetted. As are licensed users of all Category C, D and H firearms.
So can we get these on a pistol license or have you changed your mind?
Put in a PTA application and find out. Ask Queensland’s Gun Police today: can I have one or have Weapons Licensing changed their mind?