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need advice....

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Andytattoo, May 6, 2014.

  1. Andytattoo

    Andytattoo Donator

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    after shooting one of my large permissions the farmer has invited me along shooting with shotguns, but having only been involved with air rifles im not even sure where to start, ive got a brand new gun cabinet but reading online i cant seem to find a simple answer of what i need to do next?

    anyone offer any help regarding this issue

    andy
     
  2. r10hunter

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    Ring your local firearms licensing team. The number will be on the website of your local force and ask them to send you an application pack out. Or go and pick one up from a main police station. You can also down load the form if you have a good printer.
    It's the same form for sgc and fac now. So you won't need to answer all the questions.

    http://basc.org.uk/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=609

    Fill out the form, get it counter signed and send it in with your cheque and signed photos.

    Fit your gun cabinet if you have a place that is good. If you are unsure wait and the feo will advise you on fitting at your interview. He will ring you to arrange a time for your interview.

    While you are waiting get a lesson or two at your local clay ground. No sgc needed as they will have an exemption.
    And save up loads of money :):):)
    Good luck
    Cheers Andy
    http://basc.org.uk/firearms/certificate-forms-and-fees/
     
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    And then be prepared to want everything and anything. If you are thinking of firearms at any time soon look into conterminous cert. Saves money too, esp if they look to change fees any time soon. I would say you need the permissions and land cleared, but if you are considering it do both at the same time. Good luck
     
  4. ratman60

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    and watch plenty of vids on safe gun handling, stance, gun fit, what chokes in shotgun, i would suggest an O/U according to your budget, and a book by J RUFFER on shooting is well worth a read.
     
  5. Andytattoo

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    thanks guys, not looking to good at the moment as a few year ago i was in an accident that left me shaken up for ages and ended up taking anti depressants prescribed by the GP,,,,one of the reasons for refusal....
     
  6. r10hunter

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    It's something they will investigate, not automatic refusal at all.
    If there was a trigger like your accident or other people have used antidepressants due to deaths etc you can be ok.
    It's regular bouts of depression without a cause or prolonged periods of depression they are not keen on.
    Talk to your doctor before you apply and get their support. Telling the doctor you want to take up clay shooting just incase they are anti.
    You have nothing to lose if you get refused you get your money back.
    Best of luck Andy
     
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  7. Andytattoo

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    i will still apply as it does seem like nothing to lose situation and ill keep you all updated,

    thanks again for the sound advice lads

    Andy
     
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    Remember with shotgun it's your right to hold one and the police need to give good reason why you shouldn't. Other way round for FAC . I'm sure you be fine esp as you have been invited by the landowner.

    ATB
     
  9. r10hunter

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    Kind of but not exactly. You still need a good reason to be granted a sgc clay shooting , vermin control, etc.
    But it's up to the police if they decide to investigate / question your good reason. With fac you need to provide evidence of a good reason up front.
    All the other requirements are much the same mental health, criminal past, etc ect and will be investigated for fac and sgc.

    There is no real point in just applying for just sgc if the op wants fac also, in my opinion he would get both certificates or a refusal to grant for both certificates with his depression issue.
    Cheers Andy
     
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