Itís been a long time in the making, but I can now finally start my own FAC application thread. Unfortunately, I canít regale you with any tales of firearms licensing ineptitude or huge delays because it all went just fine. The Met said that they process applications within 8 weeks, and thatís pretty much what happened. One of my referees took three weeks to send in his form, so I thought I was eight weeks into the process, whereas it was actually five, but I contacted them last week, and the FEO came round this morning, at the time that he actually said he would so that I could run off to work.
The interview took all of 15 minutes with no awkward questions, it was all perfectly straightforward, and essentially ďthe Man from the Met, he says yes!Ē to everything. He did mention that I wouldnít have an open condition but that if I kept on as I was doing, I could apply to have it opened in two years time. He wasnít able to tell me what conditions would be on there, but he told me to call him if there were any problems or difficulties. Anyway, I should have my FAC in two to three weeks. At last!
After that, it will be time for some serious shopping.