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This wait is killing me!

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mbison, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. mbison

    mbison Busy Member

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    Come on Firearms License Department, I want to knowwww!

    Its been around 4 weeks now, only 4 more to go, ey? :(
     
  2. neiled

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    Mine took 8 weeks in total but my FEO went on holiday for a week after telling me I'd got it so I had to wait another week for him to get back and deliver it to me........worth it in the end though :up:
     
  3. larro1

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    Well I handed my FAC and Shotgun application in myself (as I pass the Firearms department on the way to work) at the end of October and still not received my licence. I have spent £150 on membership to the shooting club and only shot four times as I am always having to zero the clubs rifles. I am at the point of giving up on the FAC side to be honest. It's bonkers how it can take so long.
     
  4. r10hunter

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    Have you not even had a visit yet?

    If you give them a ring they are able to say yes there is a delay we are currently doing applications from xxxxx month and renewals from xxxxxx month. Or if you have had a visit, it's in printing, waiting to be signed etc. Then you know where you are.

    Give them a ring, they can mess up paperwork just like any government department.
    Good luck with the application.
    Andy
     
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  5. neiled

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    I've just had mine done through North Wales and found them spot on so you surprise me. Before I put in for my licence I spoke to the firearms dept at BASC (they're only 2 miles from me) and he told me North Wales was one of the best regions for dealing with FAC so have you called them to check up on what's happening and if there are any problems?

    Give them a call tomorrow on 01745 539394 (10:00 - 14:00 Monday to Friday) and I'm sure you'll find them very helpful.

    Neil
     
  6. mbison

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    I rang last week, they said it's just going through the motions. She reckons it's anywhere up to 3 month! I had my house visit within 2 weeks of submitting my application.
     
  7. neiled

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    Well I am surprised. Was the FEO Los that came for the house visit if so give him a call direct if he left his card with his mobile on as he's a really nice guy.
     
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    No, the feo didn't leave a card with a mobile number. Maybe it's cos my shar pei left a drool mark on his shoulder?
     
  9. mattgriff88

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    your not the only one, the wait is killing me its been nearly 4 weeks.
    i was told it will take about a month so any time now hopefully.

    i know what gun im going to buy i have the cash just need the certificate!!! arhhhhhhhhhh haha
     
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    mines now 5 months and counting, its a great way of discouraging people, i have been very close to telling them not to bother. good old hampshire police, used to take a week years ago.
     
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    Aye, this is why I haven't applied for fac, too much time and stuff. I'd imagine with redundancies becoming more often. Less people are there to deal with it.
     
  12. mattgriff88

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    yes it here!
    took around 6 weeks in total from sending the application off to receiving the certificate.
    happy happy happy
     
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    Congrats mate, now what you going to buy then :D
     
  14. larro1

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    6 WEEKS it's been 6 months so far and still nothing. FEO has let me down long story not happy with him at all. Anyway glad you are sorted.
     
  15. mattgriff88

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    Going for a anschutz 1517 and maybe a Browning T-Bolt .22LR.

    Be straight down my local rfd tomorrow morning to make the purchase.

    :)
     
  16. mattgriff88

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    Why is it taking so long then?

    I waited until monday this week and sent a email to them, sent me a email back straight away saying its waiting to be signed and that I will have it the end of this week.
     

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