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What gun's can be owned on a FAC

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by ovy4213, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ovy4213

    ovy4213 Pro Poster

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    Hey
    in just over a year im going to be done with university and want to get more into shooting when I have more money to put towards it.
    I have been shooting air rifles from age 16, and shotguns (through a university society) for a year and a half now. I would have applied for a Shotgun owners certificate as I am a member of my local club, go once a week, and I am a member of the CPSA, but as im renting a property and now owning I can't keep the shotguns here, and the land lord would be a bit angry if a screwed a metal gun safe onto there wall.
    But I am much more into shooting rifles than shotguns, so wish to apply for my FAC when I have finished with university and get my own place, but I am unsure which guns I can get on a FAC.
    All I know is:
    1) No pistols (including air pistols shooting over 6ftlb) except black powder muzzle loading pistols
    2) no burst fire or fully automatic rifles
    But are you restricted on caliber or shooting range of the rifles?
    I would love to own a M1 Grand, but I know they are rather powerful, but due to the general age of them, most from WW2, they are coming up to being old enough to be classed as antiques.
    I would like to own a .22 rimfire like the rugger 10/22 which if I understand correctly, rim fire rifles are one of the most common owned rifles on a FAC so are not to hard to apply for and get a hold of.
    Can anybody help?
     
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    It's a tad more complicated than that. There are two ways I can think of. Either join a rifle club or require one for hunting.
     
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    As above, you don't have a right to own a firearm's licence unlike a shotgun licence. So you need more reason to own one rather then just, I fancy getting one. You need to have hunting grounds cleared for your selected caliber. You need to have just reason to have said firearm. and You need to pass your application and interview.

    Best person to ask would be Kyska to be honest.
     
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    This is going to be a few more years from now, I will be buying my own land and joining clubs, I am just living in london at the moment but im moving back to the north east after uni.
    I wont be applying for a licence till I have a reason to do so, but I mealy want to know if you are restricted on rifle caliber or range of the gun. Or if you can get any power rifle with any distance range on it, as long as you have the land to accommodate it.
     
  5. Dan Giliballs

    Dan Giliballs Dave Boy Green ate my Trifle!!!!

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    First of all an M1 Garande is not prohibited due to it's power, you can't have one because it's a semi auto, as far as firearms go .22 rimfire semi auto is all you can have. If they do a straight pull version then that is allowed

    You can own more powerful calibers that wht the M1 Garande chuck's out (30-06)

    You won't be granted an FAC on the basis of a .22 rimfire is easier to get that other calibers, it just so happens most FAC users tend to cut their teeth on .22 rimfire and a lot of police forces want you to demonstrate your safety ability and deem that the caliber of choice, personally I think it's one of the most dangerous rounds out there

    you get one granted in one of two ways, either join a club and when your probationary period is over apply for stupidly large calibers like .44 magnum .300 winmag etc etc and you'll get them. or, if you are a land shooter then you need to demonstrate you have the required land to shoot the rifle on, get a .22 then progress up through the ranks, you caliber will then be specific to the land you shoot and to the quarry. Once your ticket is open then you get to decide what caliber is suitable for what land
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    ricochets?
     
  8. Dan Giliballs

    Dan Giliballs Dave Boy Green ate my Trifle!!!!

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    correctomundo!
     
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    What makes the .22 lr round more susceptible than other calibers?
     
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    relatively low velocity combined with weight of projectile means it just tends to squash/flatten and bounce yet retain its integrity/mass/energy rather than disintegrate/splash like the higher velocity rounds you get
     
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    something like that anyway.... in short if your not careful about your back drop you could have the round coming back in your face or arcing over a hedge into cars, walkers, livestock ect
     
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    I thought that must have been the reason but wasnt sure. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Not Semi Auto
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dan Giliballs

    Dan Giliballs Dave Boy Green ate my Trifle!!!!

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    May an issue with backstops on that one, as in half a dozen shells will destroy any you had n the first place
     
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    Join the Infantry TA or Reg, and get to shoot 5.56mm, 9mm, Shotgun, 7.62 and .50. The only draw back is that the targets might shoot back and they hide IEDs in the sand.

    Seriously mate if you like shooting that much and want to shoot big cals in semi auto or auto have a think about the forces.
     
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    or go and live in germany and join a club, my uncle lives there and has an awesome amount of weaponry, i even got to fire true HV ammo from a israeli forces MP5, awesome!

     
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    well after completing my degree in biomedicine I am doing another in medicine, sponsored by the army (if I pass physical fitness tests etc) and since they pay for my degree I must do 5 years service with them. So may be getting my hands on some larger guns after all.
     

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