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    police visit

    so, i have applied for my firearms certificate for .22LR and .243, and have my cabinet installed. i have a visit arranged next week from the local firearms officer, what can i expect? can others share previous experiences of this? and does anybody have any advice? cheers

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    If they have said go on and install your cabinet then you should be home and dry.
    Just be yourself, be polite and don`t be afraid to ask if there`s something your not sure of, they will help if they can.
    Keep the tea and cakes flowing.
    Good luck.
    basil.

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    Mine asked how well I knew my referees and in what capacity, how much experience of firearms I had, where I intended to use them (I sent in a copy if lease agreement and map of area with application), was my property alarmed, suggested I changed my ammo allowance and had a quick look at my safe. She did mention several times that I should really have put in for a coterminous application to save myself £40 when my SGC expires.

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    yup i have, put in for my coterminous SGC. should be fine. will be on chief tea making duty

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    Just be yourself and you should be fine. They will want to get a good understanding of who you are, what you do for a living, what you do socially etc.

    One question they will ask is your attitude towards firearms in general.

    Really they are just trying to build a picture of whether you are an honest law abiding type person who has good reason for possesion of firearms and a good attitude and understanding of firearms, and especially their safety.

    If you are the above you should n't have any issues, if you are not then quite rightly you won't be granted a certificate. The fact you are bothering to ask the questions suggests you are in the former group!

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    Just be yourself and you should be fine. They will want to get a good understanding of who you are, what you do for a living, what you do socially etc.

    One question they will ask is your attitude towards firearms in general.

    Really they are just trying to build a picture of whether you are an honest law abiding type person who has good reason for possesion of firearms and a good attitude and understanding of firearms, and especially their safety.

    If you are the above you should n't have any issues, if you are not then quite rightly you won't be granted a certificate. The fact you are bothering to ask the questions suggests you are in the former group!

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    as already said just be your self
    they are not trying to catch you out
    just getting a picture of what you are like
    and dont forget if you are not sure about something ask

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    advice

    Some forces are trying to push DSC onto new applicants. Dont want to start a whole new debate but be prepared for it. If you arent keen then say yo have mentors etc. I am curious about my renewal as the FLO was pushing DSC I wonder if it will be mentionned again

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    Guys I've been a member of this site for some time now but have only ever read the forums with interest and never posted until now.I wondered how long it would be until I'd be compelled to post and now is the time.Firstly I have to say I'm a firearms enquiry officer and have have almost 26 years behind me in the job,5 years full time in firearms.I have both certificates with deer stalking being my main thing. As this post states we only look for applicants to be themselves and show us that they genuinely have good reason for all firearms applied for as well as quantities of ammunition applied for.I'm surprised at the position of some forces who are being spoken of as pushing DSC on new applicants as I'd have to say they are over the top if doing so,there is no requirement for this and anyone in my position is in no position to push any such thing on applicants.If anyone has any qualifications then it simply shows that they have felt within themselves a need to further their knowledge/abilities in a particular field of shooting and good on anyone for that.If someone has taken the time to do any such things it shows in most cases that they are serious about their shooting and also displays a sense of responsibility towards what they are doing.
    Hope the visit goes well TeddyW86 and you are successful.

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    gus1873 ,

    at last ! an F.E.O , A REALLY GOOD POST there gus and i hope to read more from you in the future !

    it is also good to read that you enjoy and partake in the shooting field , which in todays day and age a bloody rare thing !!

    nearly all f.e.o 's i know are pen pushers ! i had to show mine what a 6.5x55 bullet looked like

    ATVB lee

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