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  1. I see you've got one with pink handles behind the sofa for your wellies as well. Don't tell her you knicked that one either.
  2. Was going to say it will deafen you, but she probably deafened you as well. Welcome to your 2nd wife!
  3. Maybe these posts are just antis fishing for licensing information and to see whether it's easy to cirumvent the checks. Hoepfully, if that is the case, they realise, the checks are stringent and the only way you get a licence is by rpoving your suitability.
  4. Yeah it's unfortunate and we all do our best to ensure every single shot is humane, but unforseen circumstances happen occassionally. As Sausage says with expanding ammo, it's probably dead as it would have probably bled out very quickly.
  5. Looks as if the lead lost a few feet and maybe some pounds. Maybe it had beem dieting. CZ's can't go wrong. Great gun at a good price. Can always add a Boyds if you're someone who likes wood but doesn't like the final finish.
  6. So now you have man boobs as well as a tub. Giving all your secrets away Ben. The secret to avoiding a black eye is not to go jogging. Why do you think fat people don't do it?
  7. A plastic tub to you is an alter for others.... Next question to the OP, what are you do this weekend? I'm polishing my tub!
  8. If it's an old well used gun, then chalk it up to wear and tear. Parts do break over time. I've seen plenty of bits break on expensive guns on clayshoots that were a few years old. My guess is it's just fatigued. New part and you're good to go with any shell it's rated for. If you're worried get a dealer to check the proof.
  9. Surely it's a metal fatigue issue in the gun rather than a shell issue. I'm pretty sure guns are proofed to way more than the shotshell pressures to ensure a good margin for safety for over pressure situations. That being the case, it would be highly unlikely for the shell to be able to do that. In any case on overpressure, I would expect to see barrel damage / damage to other components. My guess is metal fatigue in a possibly faulty part from the factory. If you were going to claim against anyone, ti would be the maufacturer.
  10. The ones without internal baffles are really common. You shouldn't have much trouble at any plumbers merchants. I'm guessing this is for a pond filter? There's a large circular one here (227 litres) although you can't see inside to check to baffles, I doubt it has them though (there are other sizes): https://www.cityplumbing.co.uk/Kingspan-Pc50C-Ferham-Open-Topped-Circular-227L-Cold-Water-Cistern-Stackable-Only/p/799312 Then plenty of these in various sizes: https://www.cityplumbing.co.uk/Kingspan-Pc20R-Ferham-Open-Toppped-Rectangular-91L-Cold-Water-Cistern-Stackable/p/953251 City plumbing has branches in most uk cities. You can usually buy lids separately as well (even for open ones) although they are quite flimsy.
  11. Must have been one of those new auto loaders.... Damn confusing for those criminals as well. Round shape goes into the round hole. Obviously never listened at nursery school.....
  12. Look at the link in the post above Phil. I have 4 of these in my loft albeit the smaller ones.
  13. It's a domestic water header tank: https://www.cityplumbing.co.uk/Kingspan-Pc50R-Ferham-Open-Topped-Rectangular-227L-Cold-Water-Cistern-Stackable/p/953254 Either fallen from a plumbers van (maybe an open backed one), been dumped or could have been intended for the use you suggested.
  14. Yeah one thing I forgot to mention as well Phil, is I think the calibre choices were ALL ill advised. There's the issue with the HMR but also .300 BLK may raise some alarm bells in someone with "history". So far as I'm aware, it's virtually non existent in the UK. It's a military calibre for special ops in the US, which may raises some questions as to it's choice and whether the person idolises / has an obssession with the military or has non legal uses in mind. Although, .223 (5.56) is also a military calibre, it's very well established as a civilian calibre in .223 guise with a wide range of civilian hunting uses. Although civilians may have .300blk in the US, it's still niche and over there they have a right to bear arms for self defence. In the UK, with it so far as I'm aware, practically unheard of, someone with a "history" applying for what is an almost exclusively military calibre with little to no civilian use, is bound to ring some alarm bells. It goes without saying for target clubs in the UK you can pretty much have anything you want within the limits of what the police will grant and the range is cleared for. That said, for a 1st grant with some history, I don't believe it was the best choice. As said above, the "safe" option would have been .22rf and then to have taken matters from there some time down the line if granted. It might be worth getting a legal advisor to open some dialogue to see if the police would support an application for .22rf (maybe with some restrictions such as it being kept at the club). I tend to think not with the possible reasons for rejection but then again if he's attended the club for some time without concern, there maybe some wriggle room for a new application rather than an appeal if they would support an alternative. My best advice would be get proper legal advice via your insurance as a firearms solicitor will know the situation far better than I do and be able to give proper advice.
  15. Provided you have licensing insurance cover, I would fight it. However, Philpott has a point on co-terminous certs. That said it cuts both ways, if they regarded any of the incidents as relevent to your suitability to hold firearms, why would they regard it as irrelevent for your SGC and grant you a Shotgun Cert? Also, have theere been any issues with holding this? If not, then it seems to negate a lot of the reasons for denying you an FAC on safety grounds. An appeal does put the SGC at risk although question could they now revoke your SGC even if you accept a refusal on the FAC as they've discovered medical grounds that make you unsuitable? You need legal advice.... In my opinion on the points you rasied as a non firearms expert ie just a forum member: Accidental overdose - should be irrelevent provided it was recorded as such. Anyone can accidentally mix tablets up. You need a copy of your medical records to see what your doctor recorded. You have a right to obtain these from your GP for free. It may be your records either record this abiguosly or imply or state suicide attempt. That could be an issue although it's long in the past. You need the records to ascertain the exact nature of what was recorded and whether it was recorded correctly. As it's impossible to know if something is accidental in many intances, it may have been ambiguos, which may be the source of your problem. eg. your records may simply say "overdose". Maybe if that's the case there is other evidence to show it was accidental eg A&E hospital records, family witnesses etc Personally, I'd say to anyone having any kind of issue that may affect an existing certificate to watch what your doctor writes in your records and correct him there and then if incorrect or if he uses language that accidentally implies another meaning. Watch out for poor / inaccurate wording. It's far easier to get it corrected on the day there and then when it's fresh in his mind. than later when he'll probably refuse. If he writes it up after your visit, then request a copy of your record same day and challenge it immediately if wrong. If your doctor needs to know why your asking him to use different language, explain your are a licensed firearms holder and it may cause you problems if he puts that because it wrongly implies... You can even prempt him and remind him in advance of him writing the record that you are a licensed firearms holder and therefore can he please be careful of his wording because... If you are genuine and the matter is simply a matter of poor choice of words, most doctors will amend their language to ensure they don't give the wrong impression. Just don't expect your doctor to lie or cover up for you if you do eg actually do have a relevent condition! Btw I believe the Firearms dept has no right to see your records, only to request a factual report from your doctor which isn't allowed to contain opinion. However, unsure 100% if this still holds true as I believe changes was debated. Again you need proper advice as to what they can request. Might be worth requesting a copy of the mdeical report as well, although many doctors will copy you in on their report. Depending on what the actual records say, your legal team may or may not want to use them as evidence. My advice would be don't say anything directly to the FEO's / licensing dept. Pass all enquires to your advisors. Low Mood 2010 - My understanding is low mood is not the same as depression. Everybody suffers low mood at some time and low mood is not a depressive illness. I wouldn't have thought it was a reconised risk factor in itself although there may be some concern of it leading to depression if there have been more recent or frequent episodes. 2018 incident - this one is more tricky. However, the fact the CPS offered no evidence is in your favour. Your continued relationship might be an issue though because victim or aggressor, they may be worried of recurrent bullying and the possible loss of temper resulting in threats of or the use of firearms in response. It might be helpful for your legal team to try to find out why the CPS offered no evidence. I'm not sure if they can get them to disclose this. However, the best outcome would be if the CPS maybe they thought your use of force was reasonable. My advice would be ensure you have insurance cover for licensing matters and if you do and they are willing to fund it and take it on, then appeal provided the co-terminus advice is favourable. It may mean you attending Court. If you do appeal, you need to direct everything through your appointed solicitors and not speak to the police directly, beyond saying you'll pass it onto your legal advisors. Some forces have anti's in Licensing departments who will use any excuse to deny you a licence including tricking you or provoking you to say something incriminating. They shouldn't be in licensing departments as there is a clear conflict of interest but some are. Never assume the FEO is neutral or your friend. They're not. They're there to do a job and some will use unfair means to achieve it. Be clear and honest in all dealings and think before answering. Don't get drawn into laughing and joking with your new "friend". Keep it distanced and professional. On the calibre fronts, the FEO may have a point. Expanding ammo is unlawful on ranges except where sighting in a hunting gun. Isn't .17hmr manufacturerd in expanding ammo only? I can't comment on .300 blk out as although I know a bit about the round, I don't know the ammunition available. It maybe a good compromise might be a single gun at 1st of lesser calibre such as .22 rf with a view to applying for a larger cf calibre at a later date if cf target is your aim. A .22rf is a very common target gun and good way of showing trust. That said, atm, with a medical refusal, calibre is somewhat irrelevent. You need to overturn the refusal before even considering calibre. BTW if you don't have licensing cover, be aware that costs can go sky high in these appeals. A single stage appeal could result in £10K costs, so you need insurance unless you are in a financial position where you have nothing the defence can claim costs against. Can they still change the decision though? I understood once a formal refusal was issued (he should have the refusal in wriitng, usually hand delivered), it can only be reversed on appeal.
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