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The FAC process

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Kyska, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Branthamal

    Branthamal Engaging Member

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    ^^^ Thanks very much Kyska

    You really are lots more helpful ;-)
     
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    I am like the cat thats got the cream, I talked to my FEO today and ALL my current permissions have already been passed for FAC!!!!!
    KOOL!!!!
    Just got to send the forms off now.
    I have one permission that has been passed for 22 Centre fire so I will be bugging the FAC Guru "Kyska" as to best rifle to get etc...!
    That was my biggest worry, getting them passed but now I am jumping through hoops!!! LOL!
     
  3. Kyska

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    Steve, thats very flattering, I'll help as much as I can (I've PM'd you by the way), but also give Adymorris a PM, very knowledgable guy with centrefires and reloading.
     
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    On one of my permissions the farmer has his own rifles that he shoots on his land, am i correct in saying that his land will already be approved then?
    and am i ok to list my armoury at work as my rifles storage place?

    thanks , Joe
     
  5. Kyska

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    Possibly fella, although he may have an open licence, just ring your local plod and ask them to check what calibres are cleared, most farms have firearm clearance, but check, check, check.

    Re the place you keep your guns, you don't have to live where they are kept, get the cabinet checked and they'll advise you. IMO I wouldn't keep guns at my work, nor would they let me, but all situations are different.
     
  6. Joe9

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    thanks i will do just that, by armoury i literally meant an army armoury haha .
     
  7. Yosemite Sam

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    Cheers mate . Excellent write up . I loved the subtle humour too :)

    Regards.

    Sam.
     
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    Thanks Sam!
     
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    Will a 7 year old drunk and disorderly affect my FAC application?
     
  10. Tailormadefun

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    Were you convicted? And if so was it a slap on the wrist or a custodial sentence?
     
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    I think it would make a big difference if you were violent during your drunk and disorderly episode. If you were a happy drunk then less to worry about than if you picked something up and swong it at a copper!
     
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    any one under lancashire i sold a gun 8weeks ago sent my fac in to have it taken of and another action in its place its been 8weeks now i rang them up 2 weeks ago and said have you recieved my certificate and said after a load of haggleing yes it was 3rd in the pile that was 2weeks ago i think they must be on strike im thinking of ringing the ipcc se if they can shake them up ....any sugestions apart from comiting suicide ...
     
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  13. f.a.c.all

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    Hi I am just starting the process of applying for both sgc and fac air(.22) I have permission from a very good friend who owns around 350 acres which I currently use my Daystate Mk 4 .177. I have been advised to apply for rimfire permission at the same time by the local gunsmith (even though I didnt have plans to get one) is this good advice or would it appear reckless? The fac air I justify by woodies in trees (lots) ,shotgun for rabbits and rimfire for longer range rabbits and fox.There is a public footpath running through the permission so I guess they would check it out and advise. Do you think I am being realistic in applying for each category?

    Steve
     
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    Yeah you'll be fine mate.

    I just had my interview and he happily gave me 22 bolty, 22 semi and shotgun for my vermin needs :) Plus the other fun stuff for the club range :)
     
  15. hun73r666

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    My advice would be to forget fac air. Its just not worth the hassle, if it is your only air gun then you will be restricted to where you can shoot it. Also, you really do not get much more range with them compared to your sub12. My advice would be keep your daystate and obtain a .22lr. The rimfire is going to give you range of 100-120m where as FAC air is only going to 60-70m at the very best!



     
  16. SteveB

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    I bought a brand new BSA R10 in 22 FAC, I NEVER use it! I am doing a deal on it at the moment for a 243 for deer stalking!
    hun73r666 is spot on! I use my sub 12 on the perms for lamping rats, my 22lr ALL the while for bunnies. I use sub sonics and they are as quiet as an air rifle. I wish I had not bothered with S1 air now!
    On the bright side, I have a spare slot now for a variation at a later date.
     
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    Thanks for a very informative piece
     
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    Morning everyone. I am in the very early stages of looking into my FAC application. My permission has already been inspected (for anothers use) and i am a member of a club.My question relates to the club membetrship and what is required to be a reconised member of a club. I shoot for my work in our own purpose built range. We have a civillian instructor who is both team coach and the Range Conducting Officer. We shoot 3 times a week yet i pay no membership. Will this be considdered as an official club? They supply equiptment but as i have made the army squad and i will be moving on from these premises in 16 months i believe i should purchase my own equiptment so i can carry on with the sport after i leave.Cheers Gary
     
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    To be an official club it will need to be registered with the Home Office / Secretary of State For Scotland (if in Scotland) which I know you're not but for the purposes of providing a general answer...
     
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    good write up, must have taken a while to do that :up:
     

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