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BASC is the only UK shooting organisation with a dedicated Firearms Team which can deal with all aspects of firearms ownership whether technical, legal, practical or forensic. That’s why you should join BASC today.

Department telephone: 01244 573 010 Department fax: 01244 573 013 or email

For explosives legal advice: email

Please quote your membership number when you email or speak to a member of the team.

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

Latest department publications

Click here to read the latest firearms licensing & policy news

Certificate Renewals

licence for webThe normal number of firearm and shotgun renewals started in 2015 after a two-year “quiet” period. To help the police to renew your certificates in time we recommend that you get your renewal applications to them at least twelve weeks before the expiry of your certificate.

For full details click here

Events & Training Courses

January 2017

26 Jan 7 course Game-themed taster supper - Cornwall, South West
 The Springer Spaniel, Treburley, Launceston

February 2017

10 Feb Guzzling Ganders
 The Greedy Goose, The Greedy Goose , Esh
11 Feb Shotgun Safety Officer Course - Lydney, Gloucestershire **Fully Booked**
 D B C Leisure, Trowgreen Farm, Trowgreen, St Briavels, Lydney

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