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    FAC Gun Safe

    Hi All

    I have just applied for my FAC and am looking at safes but I don't know what one I can buy! I have my SGC, safe and ammo safe but this is a 3 gun safe with 3 guns in it and no room for a scoped rifle. I have been told that I have to buy a volt locking safe for an FAC rifle is this right? I have found some good safes but don't want to get the wrong thing.

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    I have recently got my first fac I am using my 3 gun cabinet I bought 22 years ago it's a 3 gun one when the police came to check it I already had 4 shotguns in it. The copper who checked it said as long as the guns fit in its fine. I currently have 2 s/s 12 gauge shotguns, a bolt action 410, my .223 complete with scope and my 10/22 ruger with scope. It's a bit of a jigsaw to get them in but they all fit as long as I get them in the right place.

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    Doesn't have to be a vault type, any bs approved safes are fine.
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    It does not have to be BS approved non of mine are.
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    They look at security in 3 ways. Regional (crime rate ect), Your house security and your firearms storage. If the first two are left wanting then your cabinet will need to be the more secure type. There is no set standard for the actual cabinet though.

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    Make sure you buy one bigger than you think you will need. As you have found out with your shotgun cabinet they are easy to outgrow as your shooting develops . Vermin, Fox, Deer, Woodland, Hill, Target. Remember you will need a seperate compartment for ammo and bolts ect. Hope this helps a bit .
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_herts View Post
    Hi All

    I have just applied for my FAC and am looking at safes but I don't know what one I can buy! I have my SGC, safe and ammo safe but this is a 3 gun safe with 3 guns in it and no room for a scoped rifle. I have been told that I have to buy a volt locking safe for an FAC rifle is this right? I have found some good safes but don't want to get the wrong thing.

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    Thanks for the help guys I've just ordered a 6 gun safe, hopefully I don't fill it to quick…

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    Quote Originally Posted by High seat View Post
    Remember you will need a seperate compartment for ammo and bolts ect.

    There is NO legal requirement to remove a bolt from a rifle (or fore-end from a shotgun) or keep ammunition separately. It is a matter of best practice not law.

    19.36 As a matter of best practice,
    ammunition for section 1 firearms should be
    kept secure apart from the firearm.

    Neither is there a specific level of security. Ask your FEO
    but expect a cabinet bolted to the wall to be recommended

    19.5 Forces should note that while the
    requirements to keep firearms securely are
    statutory, there are no statutory provisions
    on how this duty should be discharged.

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    Dont remember anything in my post about the law , just commonsense advice
    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    There is NO legal requirement to remove a bolt from a rifle (or fore-end from a shotgun) or keep ammunition separately. It is a matter of best practice not law.

    19.36 As a matter of best practice,
    ammunition for section 1 firearms should be
    kept secure apart from the firearm.

    Neither is there a specific level of security. Ask your FEO
    but expect a cabinet bolted to the wall to be recommended

    19.5 Forces should note that while the
    requirements to keep firearms securely are
    statutory, there are no statutory provisions
    on how this duty should be discharged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High seat View Post
    Dont remember anything in my post about the law , just commonsense advice
    You said "you will NEED". A very tricksy word when related to firearms law.

    Yes, you're more likely to get the nod if you use a Bratton Sound BS 7558 compliant gun safe, with a separate ammunition safe, but you don't necessarily NEED one. None of my gun safes carry that particular mark, but they are solid and secure and the FEO had no problem approving them.

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