I don’t have dsc1 and have never been asked for it at any time ?Feel free to tell the police that they are wrong, I'm sure that they will appreciate your opinion next time that you attempt to renew your FAC. I don't agree that they are using the DSC1 as proof of experience, what they are doing is using it as a benchmark to help to establish your good reason for possession of an S1 firearm supported by the safety test that you have to pass to achieve it.
And why are we in this cycle ? It is entirely of our own making !I know that the original question was regarding a DMQ type qualification but are we getting a little bit blurred between qualification and legislation (ie. seasons etc)?
Like it or not we are now in a cycle where there will be ever more certificates to get, as soon as a lot of people engage and get one (eg DSC1) they will develop another because basically you need to have some sort of rating system.
Unfortunately when taking access over (commercially managed as opposed to privately) land with firearms you are always going to have to prove you are a safe pair of hands and this is pretty much the only way to do it
I shoot 4 farms and 2 stables, I have DSC1 as FLD wouldn’t let me shoot deer (with a deer calibre rifle already open for fox) until I had it. No one, landowner wise, has ever asked if I have DSC let alone to see it....Well I shoot a lot of land and a lot of deer so they obviously can’t mean that much to landowners ......as regards something going wrong that’s what shooting insurance is for . I think the problem is for some odd reason a few of the shooting community crave more regulation and I believe they are a huge threat to the future of shooting and firearms ownership .
Well all I can say is the fld is acting outside home office guidelines by asking that , refreshing to hear some honesty that Dsc means nothing to landowners though ...I shoot 4 farms and 2 stables, I have DSC1 as FLD wouldn’t let me shoot deer (with a deer calibres rifle already open for fox) until I had it. No one, landowner wise, has ever asked if I have DSC let alone to see it....
It was that or sign off by a mentor, and a while ago now. Could have argued at the time, didn’t know better.Well all I can say is the fld is acting outside home office guidelines by asking that , refreshing to hear some honesty that Dsc means nothing to landowners though ...
It will become essential/mandatory as DSC1 or 2 generally is for forestry etc. then people don’t have the choice, that is the issue.Well that was worth posting the link!
For the record I'm all for training and qualifications. I thoroughly enjoyed doing my levels 1, 2 and a recent Lantra humane dispatch course. If people want to do a course on boar then fair play to them, it's their choice, I certainly wouldn't knock them for doing so and if I shot boar it's something that I would consider.
I don't see why people are getting their knickers in a twist. If you feel you don't need to do any courses or training then fine, that's your choice but similarly if you do want to attend the courses with the sole purpose of learning something you shouldn't be scrutinised for it.
A lot more risks on construction sites! And a lot more money involved, particularly if things go wrong.