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Ammunition And Covid19!

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by JoeHeugh, May 23, 2020.

  1. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Just taken the wife for a trip to the garden centre ostensibly for a few alpines but really to buy some ammunition. Cartridges or bullets? they asked. Bullets please. Sorry we can't sell you bullets because we have no social distancing measures in place for filling in your certificate.

    The wife's happy, I'm politely livid. Anyone else come across this.

    Oh and a spring went on the front wheel on the way back!
     
  2. Readie

    Readie Grumpy Old Fart

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    It makes sense I guess but a pain in the arse.

    They can hand you stuff but not vice versa, they have a duty of care to their employees
     
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    ukglyn Very Active

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    Ive got some during covid, I just put my cert on the counter & stepped back, he filled it in & put back on counter with my bullets & I picked them up, paid on card & left.
    I don't see the difference between both touching a cert, & both touching a box of cartridges or bullets.
     
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    Spray1Mark Major Poster

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    Lunacy at retail level LOL!
     
  5. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    Does your garden centre have an RFD in it and sell ammunition??


    Our procedure here is our Gun shops remain closed if you want ammunition you phone up to make an appointment between 8.30am and 11.30 am.
     
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  6. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    My RFD has now gone from complete closure (apart from taking orders online or over the phone) to a click & collect service with pre-booked appointments only.
    Hopefully that means he will be clicking with my shotgun order very soon ;)
     
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    Herb64 Busy Member

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    Complete nonsense. Total lunacy. What’s the difference to filling in a FAC to passing over a card reader machine or something similar. Worlds gone mad, real life needs to start up soon.
     
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    Popgun Donator

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    Jobsworths from little britian
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Can't they wear gloves when they sign it?
    Probably scared of getting legal action against them if someone catches it.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    This is why we need credit card size FAC's with all the appropriate data stored, and to move into the 21st century - "We have the technology"
    (or should have) ;)
     
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    Herb64 Busy Member

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    Sooner the better
     
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    Herb64 Busy Member

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    How would you prove it came from a pen or an FAC or another person buying plants. Total madness
     
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    Herb64 Busy Member

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    One I use has been good as gold if you’ve got the good reason to buy ammunition.
     
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    Sarge Posting Addict

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    It's the order of touching .The difference being is you are touching the cartridges only after the store clerk, the FAC you handle before they do. Any potential cross infection is only both ways with the passing of the FAC.
     
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    ukglyn Very Active

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    Yep. I get that, but presumably they are still taking cash payments, as not many small shops have gone card only.

    Sorry I should of said, that it was appointment only, the shop is not open as such
     
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    Coronavirus has provided a wonderful opportunity for any number of resentful nonentities to be rude and obstructive.
     
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    Sarge Posting Addict

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    Some shops are doing card payments only. One shop near me is contactless only, that was a wasted journey for me.:oops:
     
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    Popgun Donator

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    bin the gloves & wash hands
     
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    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    It seems a little lame to me.
    Most gun shops seem to have been managing granted with appointments but that does not make a difference the FAC still needs to be handled-

    This shop will touch your SGC to check it to sell you cartridges.
    They will touch the garden centre products you have put it your trolley to put them through the till.
    Presumably they still take cash.
    All things requiring good hand hygiene but its impossible to handle an FAC.
    Can’t be arsed springs to mind.
     
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    i fully stocked up just b 4 lock-down
     
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