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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


NEW February 2017 – Click here to read about important changes to firearms law brought by the Policing and Crime Act 2017

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.

For full details click here

Events & Training Courses

February 2017

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

March 2017

01 Mar Pre DSC1 course - Trochry, Dunkeld, Perthshire
 BASC Scottish Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld
Shooters in Scotland help farmers protect crops from geese

Shooters in Scotland help farmers protect crops from geese

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...


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