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#46 andy s410c

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:31 pm

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.

#47 Blacksheep

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:40 pm

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:

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:27 pm

Dyfed Powys Police
Posted application on the 2nd
interviewed on the 8th
recieved my SGC on the 14th
12 days from start to finish. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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

#49 airarmstx200

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:49 pm

west mids police pretty good on the whole.

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#50 Blacksheep

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:57 pm

Dyfed Powys Police
Posted application on the 2nd
interviewed on the 8th
recieved my SGC on the 14th
12 days from start to finish. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Very good matey http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... Which FEO came to see you?


Sorry cant remember his name , big friendly bloke
put me at ease straight away .

#51 firepower

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:52 am

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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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:55 pm

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.

#53 waidmann

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:10 pm

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?

#54 kiteman0

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:06 pm

staffordshire here
posted my paperwork today 3/10. so we will see how long it takes

#55 tplumb

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:14 am

Cambridgeshire

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

Cheers

#56 vincy

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:05 am

yes mate ive delt with lyndon hes a top bloke

#57 pdl

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 01:10 pm

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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.

#58 SportingShooter

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:14 pm

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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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:17 pm

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

#60 morgan the moon

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 06:48 pm

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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