West Mercia Variation

Rols

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Anyone put a recent variation in with West Mercia? Looking to put a one for one in. Just wondered how long they’re taking at the moment?

Thanks

Rich
 

feno

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Put in for a variation 10 days ago had a call from the FEO on Wednesday. So far so good
 

g.u.y

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Pretty fast, had one earlier this year back in around 10 days.

I hear they might be trialing a new variation system as well that is supposedly going to speed things up, a lot.
 

thomas

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Recently did my renewal, landed on WM doorstep on 13.05 and back with me on 20.05
Blisteringly quick service!! Thank you WM.
 

Outandabout-goneshooting

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They seem to have put in a lot of effort to turn things around. I was very impressed with a 6 day turnaround. Gwent is the only comparison I have and they are taking around 6 weeks so I hear. Nice to have something work out well for a change :)
 

ApexOrdnance

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They seem to have put in a lot of effort to turn things around. I was very impressed with a 6 day turnaround. Gwent is the only comparison I have and they are taking around 6 weeks so I hear. Nice to have something work out well for a change :)
Currently going through a variation with Gwent. 9 weeks until FEO called to say all ok, that was 2 weeks ago but still no new cert. I asked to have my original returned after 8 weeks so as I could stock up whilst waiting. This was all done via the new online system but I've noticed recently that variations have been removed from the online service, only first grants/renewals and disposal are available now.
 

Gunner223

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As stated on another thread, put in for a variation at the end of april , told it was all passed and signed of on the 11th may, and many many phone calls and emails later nowt still waiting, going to ask for my ticket back now without the variation, if no ticket in your possession when your out only a photo copy is that legal to be out with your firearms, ???????
 

Scotty99

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As stated on another thread, put in for a variation at the end of april , told it was all passed and signed of on the 11th may, and many many phone calls and emails later nowt still waiting, going to ask for my ticket back now without the variation, if no ticket in your possession when your out only a photo copy is that legal to be out with your firearms, ???????

I didn’t send in my current ticket, I kept hold of it. I filled in the request for variation online, paid on line and my new ticket with new calibre added arrived in the post about 10 days later, along with a prepaid envelope to send my old ticket back in.
 

ApexOrdnance

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As stated on another thread, put in for a variation at the end of april , told it was all passed and signed of on the 11th may, and many many phone calls and emails later nowt still waiting, going to ask for my ticket back now without the variation, if no ticket in your possession when your out only a photo copy is that legal to be out with your firearms, ???????
I asked the exact same question of gwent police and was told that I was ok to carry on shooting. But... thats all well and good until I get stopped in the car in another force area on a Sunday and they decide to seize my guns until they can confirm on Monday morning. I wasn't prepared to take a chance. Besides, probably ok with stalking but I'm a target shooter and don't have a safe big enough for 3 months worth of ammo to keep me going.
 

Rols

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Thanks for the replies, always found West Mercia to be very efficient to be fair. I didn’t realise you could do a variation online I’ll have a look 👍
 

Outandabout-goneshooting

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Yes, I've met two and found both to be helpful and informative- none of the adversarial role that you sometimes read about. Their attitude seems to be " justify it, and you can more than likely have it" not " the answer is no; what's the question". Fair play to them :)
 

Cows94

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I'm with WM and luckily my FEO is Richard Curtis. I have never delt with anyone better. Fair, sensible, quick, knowledge & a stalker himself. I just wish all FEOs were like him. I don't think the licencing system would be in anywhere near the mess it's in if all FEOs were like him
 
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