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    Short Notice FAC interview

    I was called today by an FEO for Thames Valley he had a cancellation and wanted to see me at 4pm He called at 2.30pm well at least I didnt spend a week stressing over it.

    Has agreed to all 3 rifles providing I have a mentor for the .243, the chap I had lined up was no good despite 20 years + open certificate he has a 22-250 and the FEO suggested a .243 holder would go down better.

    Anyway quick call later and a new mentor was sorted. He has said that he will recommend an open cert on the rimfires day one so fingers crossed.

    Thanks to Dougie (Remmington 700) for the mentoring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakaras View Post
    I was called today by an FEO for Thames Valley he had a cancellation and wanted to see me at 4pm He called at 2.30pm well at least I didnt spend a week stressing over it.

    Has agreed to all 3 rifles providing I have a mentor for the .243, the chap I had lined up was no good despite 20 years + open certificate he has a 22-250 and the FEO suggested a .243 holder would go down better.

    Anyway quick call later and a new mentor was sorted. He has said that he will recommend an open cert on the rimfires day one so fingers crossed.

    Thanks to Dougie (Remmington 700) for the mentoring
    This statement only goes to prove what an utter mess and deliberate incorrect impositions made on new firearm certificate applications.
    What difference dos a .224 ( 22-250) make compared to 6m (243) calibre rifle make absolutely none.

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    hi.

    well the only difference that one can see is that if a registered fac holder is mentoring/ accompanying someone it would be better suited for that individual to have the same calibre rifle licence..?? NO
    i dont see a big issue with that senario... just my thoughts.

    f.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbeltstalker View Post
    hi.

    well the only difference that one can see is that if a registered fac holder is mentoring/ accompanying someone it would be better suited for that individual to have the same calibre rifle licence..?? NO
    i dont see a big issue with that senario... just my thoughts.

    f.
    I would disagree with that statement totally

    Especially as I was mentored 35 years ago with one of the most renown of deer stalkers who uses nothing else other than 22-250 cal on roe deer in Scotland and I myself also use that Calibre along with .270

    To many impositions me thinks

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    More non-law making by those who have no real place in law doing so.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    More non-law making by those who have no real place in law doing so.
    Absolutely correct Finnbear and when these type of conditions are implied they should be stamped on firmly before it gets out of hand. Challenging those impositions should be made by refusing to accept the condition.


    The problem here and no disrespect to the postee it appears that he is a novice in respect to centre fire weapons and also firearm certificate applications so its easy pickings for the police to impose such conditions as you dont know any better.

    If it had been me I would have said you have got my application and I have stated for what reasons I need them if you dont like it in any way refuse it in writing and I give them 14 days notice ,failing which we will put it in front of the Court. End Of
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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbeltstalker View Post

    i dont see a big issue with that senario... just my thoughts.
    I think the imposition of any mentoring condition by some forces is an issue that needs sorting out. Either it's a requirement or it's not, and as it happens it's neither a legal requirement nor does it appear aywhere in the guidance. At the moment it depends entirely where you live in mainland UK as to whether or not they try and force that one on you and sadly more and more people appear willing to accept it, which of course makes it harder for applicants that follow.

    BTW. If you read the article on page 15 of the current SACS magazine it appears that they as an organisation are willing to take them on over this one.

    http://www.sacs.org.uk/Sacs/Current%20Magazine.pdf

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    BTW. If you read the article on page 15 of the current SACS magazine it appears that they as an organisation are willing to take them on over this one.
    http://www.sacs.org.uk/Sacs/Current%20Magazine.pdf
    Wonder if B.A.S.C. would join hands with them on this one, it really p***es me off when we seem to live in a country made up of more than the actual four that make up britain!
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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    http://www.sacs.org.uk/Sacs/Current%20Magazine.pdf
    Wonder if B.A.S.C. would join hands with them on this one, it really p***es me off when we seem to live in a country made up of more than the actual four that make up britain!

    Good Point Finnbear maybe if David or Griff from B.A.S.C views this topic he may put the issue to council for them to address it more fully.

    Stu
    Last edited by Mannlicher_Stu; 16-07-2010 at 08:27. Reason: my spellings going worse

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    Maybe they missed the bit about finger on the pulse? This nettle really does need ripping out of the ground, not just gently grasping, & how many posts have been placed on here in this regard?, selective blindness has set in in some places!, sorry if this is turning into a rant, but what else can we do if the so called organisations for shooters won't get off the fence?
    Last edited by finnbear270; 16-07-2010 at 08:14.
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