Co Terminus ran out July 28 renewal application sent early 19th April and still no certificate but they did send out a section 7 without any request from myself. A friend sent off his shotgun renewal in Feb and he has still not received it although again he was sent a section 7 without his request. Another friend has just received his after it ran out in May. No section 7 issued in this case.My shooting partner renewed with west mercia in march this year and it took all of 2 1/2 months, his renewed FAC arrived one week before expiry.
They will be willing to add non-expanding ammunition, but the Section 7 Temporary Permit does not allow expanding ammunition.A friend of mine (I do have some) submitted his renewal in plenty of time but his force were late in responding. He had to pursue them to issue a S.7 permit and is now in fact in his second S.7 permit. These permits do not allow him to posses ammunition and when he asked why he was told that it was not their policy to allow ammunition on permits. I had never seen one of these permits until he showed his to me. It is titled something to the effect Permit for firearms and ammunition in big letters at the top and has a section at the rear for ammunition entries. They are clearly allowed to allocate ammunition quotas. A shocking disgrace IMO.