I'm going to buck the trend here, of moaning about turnaround times on certificates and variations.
I sent off my application to West Mercia in the second week of December for a first grant of FAC and SGC. The FEO came to visit on Wednesday, and the postman handed me my certificates this afternoon.
Not bad at all, I make it no more than 6 weeks, probably closer to 5, and with Christmas and New Year right in the middle.
Well done and thank you to West Mercia firearms team, couldn't have been smoother and couldn't have hoped for much quicker.