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NORTHUMBRIA....

Sent my paperwork in end of June(.17 HMR & .22LR),interview middle of August,now awaiting licence dropping through the letterbox.Been working 7 days for the last 2 month :( been laid off today :thumbdown: so hopefully it'll arrive soon.

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Dyfed Powys Police

Posted application on the 2nd

interviewed on the 8th

recieved my SGC on the 14th

12 days from start to finish. :clapper:

Very good matey :thumbs: Which FEO came to see you?

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Dyfed Powys Police

Posted application on the 2nd

interviewed on the 8th

recieved my SGC on the 14th

12 days from start to finish. :clapper:

Very good matey :thumbs: Which FEO came to see you?

 

 

Sorry cant remember his name , big friendly bloke

put me at ease straight away .

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Staffordshire here. First application was a dang nightmare time wise but to be fair they had just had that new fangled computer system.

 

I asked for .22, .17hmr .223 and .308 on the initial application and was granted all of them :clapper:

 

Sent my ticket in because the ammo section was overflowing and it came back missing a .22 moderator so I phoned them and was told not to worry as I was putting in for a variation soon and they would put it back on then. The variation was applied for on Friday so I will let you know.

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Devon & Cornwall here.

I have had a SGC for 34 years and an FAC for 24 years so I go back a bit, (i.e. Old Git)

The D&C to be fair are very good, I change rifles very often (to often) and I do not shoot on a range, so permissions/clearance etc etc could potentially be a nightmare, but speak as I find I have never had a problem or a delay. All you need to do is fill in the form properly and satisfy the 'rules'.

Maybe because I have held the Certs for so long are 'squeeky clean' with the law it has helped? Also these days I mentor a few people with Centrefire newly granted fac's the Police are therefore 'Pro' with me.

The people I deal with are generally knowledgeable and they clearly don't mind seeking my advice/input when this has become relevant.

So 10 out of 10 for Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

Andy F.

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been waiting 5 weeks for my fac to come from west mids police.a guy i know waited six for his so i hope it comes this week :angry:

got the gun and rifle sorted and its a pain for the guy i want to buy them off too.

fingers crossed that i can sort things out this week. any one else had similar experiance in the midlands?

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Cambridgeshire

 

Pretty good IMO, took 18 days from sending application off to getting SGC through the door.

 

Cheers

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Norfolk

 

Bin waiting 6 weeks now.

Had my interview and land checked last Tuesday.

Phoned up on friday and my paper work is still not back in the office yet.

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Nice to see this thread picking up again ;)

 

When a few of you are mentioning weeks, its a pretty good service as they have a deadline of roughly 8 weeks to complete either application, its when it goes on for months, which it has done on far too many occasions, that things get worse.

 

Keep em coming.

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Humberside Police here

The firearms team are fine most of the time, it’s when they hand the renewal over to the local brain dead plod for delivery & safety check that it all goes to sh1t.

On my last coterminous renewal it took Humberside firearms team 4 days to proses it and hand it to our local plod to deliver it,

then it took them two days under THREE months to come & check security and hand it over, and only then after a letter of complaint to the chief constable. Ned

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Sent for a variation on the Tuesday, phone call to visit the following week, had my certificate on the thursday.

A week and and two days from start to finish.

11/10 for the gwent force and the FEO's excellent to deal with.

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