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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 it be legislative, technical or practical. 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
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
NEW March 2017 – Click here to read about change to come from the EU Firearms Directive

Latest department publications

Click here to read the latest firearms licensing & policy news

Certificate Renewals

licence for webTo 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.

Latest news

Membership hits a record-breaking 150,000

Membership hits a record-breaking 150,000

Membership of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation has hit a record 150,000 – meaning the voice of shooting is louder and clearer than ever before.

Events & Training Courses

Oct 2017

25 Oct 2017 Pre DSC1 course - Trochry, Dunkeld, Perthshire
BASC Scottish Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld

25 Oct 2017 Young Shots Simulated Game Day

26 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 DSC1 course - Trochry, Dunkeld **Fully Booked**
BASC Scottish Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld

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