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first application manchester

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by manchesterandy, May 28, 2015.

  1. manchesterandy

    manchesterandy Engaging Member

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    I'd quite like to apply (first time application) for .17hmr, FAC air and a 12g o/o. Trouble is the fee went up but before it did, gmp offered a discount on a FAC&SGC if submitted together and since the fee increase it doesn't appear that the discount is applied anymore.
    I don't fancy going to the expense of buying a safe and then being rejected (and loosing my application fee).

    Could anyone offer any advice/guidance? Thanks
     
  2. r10hunter

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    Don't buy the safe first, let them grant your tickets then put the safe in.

    Your tickets will be hand delivered and you must show your safe at that time. The process will take longer as once granted they make an appointment to see your safe rather than drop the tickets in the post. If you are not granted a ticket you get your money back anyway.
    It's £90 for shotgun and fac grant at the same time.

    Don't worry about it if you have no skeletons in your closet you will be granted.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  3. Elk hunter

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    Ring your local FEO and do some ground work.

    Find out if the land you intend to use is passed already for any of the given calibres you require, as this will help no end. If not still fill in an application it will just take longer and as Andy has said don't rush out to buy a safe.

    Andrew
     
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    Brilliant info guys.
    I didn't really know the process etc so I'm happy about that. GMP will be receiving an application next week! The land I have perm on has never (to my or the landowners knowledge) been cleared. I personally think it will be cleared for FAC air and maybe .22 but there is a lack of backstops, not to say there isn't any, its a small acreage in an urban area.
     
  5. r10hunter

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    Then play it safe as Andrew said speak to your Feo.
    Make sure you apply for fac air. Apply for the rest if they get knocked back its not a problem. The land sounds like it may not get cleared for more.
    Even if you have issues on this land you can get the shotgun certificate by saying you are going clay shooting at your local clay ground. Pop in for a look around one day or have a lesson there before your interview.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I don`t want to p**s on your parade,but if as you say "it`s a small piece of land in an urban area" how are you expecting to shoot even a shotgun on the land bearing in mind these guns are predominantly shot into the air and the pellets can travel 400 yds even with no wind?
     
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    The land is about 30acre ish.
     
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    just had my officer here yesterday....was a breeze and said i should have mine by next week...albeit Northumberland police

    as stated do your homework and ask them...mine were very helpful
     
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    would they not grant an FAC without land to shoot on
     
  11. Elk hunter

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    Only if you are a member of an approved rifle range.

    Andrew
     

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