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FAC

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Just how easy is it to get a FAC?

    What kind of procedures (spelling?) do you have to go through, do you get checks made about you every now and again, and how often does your license have to be updated?

    And as some of you might know me 'fairly' well by now, would you say I could get one? I'm 16 and don't have a criminal record, although I did get involved with the police once over a minor incodent involving a BB gun (MASSIVE OVER-REACTION ON THEIR PART)

    Feedback would be appreciated very much, as I'm thinking of getting one.

    James.
     
  2. topcat

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    dont think you are old enough
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    You can get a shotgun certificate at 14, I think I read that somewhere. I'd guess it's roughly the same age for firearms?
     
  4. Rockabilly

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    dont think so sonny, especially when your still recieving
    electric shock treatment for your insane cravings;)
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

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    Right.

    How old do you have to be then?
     
  6. Vaisravana

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    It is 14.
    However they need to "know" you for two years before they will give you one.
    If your a member of a legal shooting club for two years that should suffice.
     
  7. Buzz

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    check this out....
    http://met.police.uk/firearms-enquiries/f_apply1.htm

    click all the blue links for explanations of all the terms....it's very involved and your chances of getting one any time soon are little to nil !!

    Shotgun certificates are very easy by comparison.
     
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  8. EX Mod Cog

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    Thanks Buzz.
     
  9. topcat

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    thats me knackered then
     
  10. andyhawkx3

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    the incodent with the the BB gun will have to be put on your application 4 your F.A.C. :confused:
     
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    You'll need to explain the incident to the satisfaction of the FEO. IF you can do that you'll be ok, if you can not you'll be refused. Being refused will cost you nothing so you may as well try. Your main problem is at 16 you may get the ticket but you simply can't purchase anything. You'll need a ticket holder who is old enough to do the purchasing.
     

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