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
NEW February 2017 – Click here to read about important changes to firearms law brought by the Policing and Crime Act 2017
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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
|24 Feb - 27 Feb||DSC1 course - Baronscourt Estate, Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland|
|Baronscourt Estate, Baronscourt, Newtownstewart|
|26 Feb||Shotgun Safety Officer Course - Lydney, Gloucestershire|
|D B C Leisure, Trowgreen Farm, Trowgreen, St Briavels, Lydney|
|01 Mar||Pre DSC1 course - Trochry, Dunkeld, Perthshire|
|BASC Scottish Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld|
Study compared regulations on hunting gamebirds in 14 different European countries.
BASC firearms team asked by force to help reduce application process to 60 days.
Farmers and shooters in Scotland are teaming up to protect crops from thousands of migrating geese. The open season for shooting geese on farmland has closed but farmers can apply to Scottish Natural Heritage for a specific out of season shooting licence. They will...
BASC calling on Welsh government to invest in shooting to help it achieve its aim for the sustainable management of natural resources.
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