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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 March 2017 – Click here to read about how BASC pledges to work with UK government on proposed legislation

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

March 2017

25 Mar Firearms Awareness Training (Rifle) - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire **Fully Booked**
 John Bradshaw’s Gun Shop, Fotheringhay, Peterborough
25 Mar LaSS Mothers Day Clay Shoot
 Eriswell Lodge, Brandon Road Eriswell, Brandon
25 Mar Talking Stalking Evening
 Lancaster University Campus, Bailrigg, Lancaster

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