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    FLO visit lancashire

    Just had visit of the lancashire FLO George Stokes for my first FAC. What a decent reasonable guy, one small issue, he wants me to add a few securing bolts to the cabinet to stop a bit of movement. Other than that Ive sailed through, just need to pass the DSC1 test's this weekend and Im sorted!

    Very greatful, very quick and nothing like some of the horror stories I had heard!!!


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    nice one mate, good look on your dsc1.

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    There are no doubt some horror stories with applications and renewals but I am of the opinion that if the applicant has his house in order as regards his/her application it makes the process a less daunting task. I have no doubts that your FLO did his job but it is your efforts that have made his job easy. Nice one.

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    Thanks guys, thanks must in some part go to this forum, helped alot in the beginning. He just agreed to all parts with a little justification, few concerns over some of bigger cals having vermin listed. I just explained that part of the stalking rights requires control of vermin and that if Im out shooting deer and come across some vermin I want to be able to deal with it, although a bigger cal maybe overkill it is also alot less likely to ricochet like a .22. No probs! Also have to say that the BDS course, DCS1 in glous has been first class and although I thought it was a bit pricey at first I now view it as real value for money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andibrains View Post
    Just had visit of the lancashire FLO George Stokes for my first FAC. What a decent reasonable guy, one small issue, he wants me to add a few securing bolts to the cabinet to stop a bit of movement. Other than that Ive sailed through, just need to pass the DSC1 test's this weekend and Im sorted!

    Very greatful, very quick and nothing like some of the horror stories I had heard!!!

    Well thats Lancashire for you they are so accomadating i once needed a variation to my cert when i lived in Lancashire, spoke to the girls in the admin dept they told me to call later that afternoon and it would be ready for me as it needed just to be okd by the ACC and it was when i arrived it was all waiting for me on the desk you cant get better than that they are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andibrains View Post
    Just had visit of the lancashire FLO George Stokes for my first FAC. What a decent reasonable guy, one small issue, he wants me to add a few securing bolts to the cabinet to stop a bit of movement. Other than that Ive sailed through, just need to pass the DSC1 test's this weekend and Im sorted!

    Very greatful, very quick and nothing like some of the horror stories I had heard!!!

    Glad to hear that they are on the ball with you. You say "just need to pass the DSC1 test's this weekend and Im sorted!" - Did they make that a condition for you to have your FAC please?



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    Just had visit of the lancashire FLO George Stokes for my first FAC. What a decent reasonable guy, one small issue, he wants me to add a few securing bolts to the cabinet to stop a bit of movement.
    You mean to say that the cabinet could be moved even slightly not good in my opinion.

    I am also interested in whether they are making the DSC1 a condition ?

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    The DSC is not a condition as it isnt in terms of the law, however he did say that the law requires you to prove your need for the firearm and he views the DSC1 as part of that.

    Brithunter: The cabinet moved a few mill with the FLO's full weight on it, which to be fair to the guy is a bit more than mine. The problem Ive had is no solid walls so all the fixing is into the concrete floor. I did offer to prove to him that due to the yield point of steel and the half ton rated bolts securing it, that the concrete would fail before the cabinet or bolts (I was sad enough to do the analysis!!). He said it would be fine if I just built it out at the back to remove the gap and secured it to the wall. Not a big problem will take me an hour or so.

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    Ahhh I understand. I didn't want to remove the skirting boards so I mounted them above it. Others I could not do so so built a timber frame to bring the wall out level with the level of the skirting board. These ones are bolted to the concrete floor as well. Due to the timber frame they do not move. I like to have the security sorted before the FEO sees anything.

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    Pleased to say that not only is the cabinet now sorted (its solid with my rather portly father hanging off it) but I also passed the DCS1 this weekend. Although I did my best to bugger up the shooting test. Something about shooting at a bull targetm took three attempts and even then only just. I am pleased to say I did save some face as when I moved onto the deer target I put all six in a 1 inch group. Lucky deer dont walk round with bullseyes attached to there sides!!!

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