BASC is the only UK shooting organisation with a dedicated Firearms Team which can deal with all aspects of firearms ownership whether it be legislative, technical or practical. That’s why you should join BASC today.
The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NaBIS) urge shooting community to stay safe. Those who own firearms and use them for work or leisure activity are being reminded to take steps to prevent themselves becoming vulnerable to criminals. Click here for further details
NEW May 2017 – National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) issues good practice guidance to Registered Firearms Dealers. Click here for further details.
NEW May 2017 – Click here to read about changes to UK firearms law brought by the Policing and Crime Act 2017
Latest department publications
To help renew your certificates in time we recommend that you get your renewal applications to the police at least twelve weeks before the expiry of your certificate. Should you receive a police renewal reminder letter prior to twelve weeks, you should adhere to the guidance in the letter to obtain your renewal.
Events & Training Courses
|Royal Isle of Wight County Show - Isle of Wight|
|Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society showground, Northwood, Isle of Wight|
28 Jun - 29 Jun
|Royal Norfolk Show|
|Royal Norfolk Showground, Dereham Rd, Norwich|
01 Jul - 02 Jul
|Chudleys Scurry League @ Costwold Show, Cirencester, SW|
|The Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park, Cirencester|
BASC is welcoming Thames Valley Police becoming the first force in the country to pilot a new text alert system for firearms and shotgun certificate applicants.
BASC has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision on tail shortening.
BASC has welcomed the fact that farming and the environment have been identified as priorities in the Queen’s Speech.
BASC’s game and deer team has welcomed James Sutcliffe as a new deer officer.
- Airgun guidance and fact sheets
- Applying for a firearm/shotgun certificate
- Certificate Renewals
- Changes to legislation
- Contact Us – Explosives
- Contact Us – Firearms
- Explosives Guidance
- Firearm & Shotgun security – what do YOU do?
- Firearms licensing – where does your force rank?
- Firearms News
- Guidance and fact sheets
- Knives – advice and guidance
- Meet the Team – Firearms
- Police involvement with shooting
- Q&A – Latest proposals for European Firearms Directive
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- Services to Members
- Taking firearms abroad
- Trade and consumer advice
- Violent Crime Reduction Act
- Visiting the UK to shoot
- £10 million liability insurance for your shooting
- £100,000 legal expenses cover for firearms appeals
- £50,000 personal accident cover
- Free firearms technical helpline
- Free legal liability helpline
- Exclusive offers