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#21 Spower

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

Hi Ian,

Better to have it in the house if you can. Safer and less fluctuation in temperature/moisture, will wreak havoc with your guns if there's moisture or damp.
Have read mixed reviews about the GDK cabinets, but don't have one so can't comment properly about them. Have a look for a second hand brattonsound cabinet for sale, can be picked up for £80-120 no problem and there a quality cabinet.

All the best,
Chris

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:58 PM

Hi Chris,
Unfortunately I wouldn't have anywhere to fit it in the house (hence the upsizing :) ) but the garage is attached to the house and I've insulated it so it keeps fairly warm.

I've had a look for those cabinets but can't find them cheap. Should I be looking elsewhere to eBay?

Cheers

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:00 PM

Spare bedroom wall, fitted behind a wardrobe...
Perfect place. Gun cabinets take up hardly any room
Spare bedroom wall, fitted behind a wardrobe...
Perfect place. Gun cabinets take up hardly any room
Not sure why it posted twice 😀

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:04 PM

1.  Just based on how secure the garage is/alarm etc.

2. Yep, spot on BUT I'm betting that before your initial licence has run out you may need to upsize you cabinet  as well as your house :no:  :good:  :yahoo:

3.  Changing address, should be no more painful than informing the Licensing Office and maybe a visit to check the cabinet fitment ... it varies and of course will vary if you move one police force to another. But should be no bi deal.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

Keep an eye out on here, gumtree, preloved, eBay etc. for one. An ad in the wanted section on here might throw one up too :)
I'm at pinewood most Saturday's in case you ever fancy a trip over there too.

Chris.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:13 PM

My FEO was against garages unless absolutely necessary because most garages have tools in that would make quick work of a cabinet very near at hand.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

Thanks guys - I'll keep an eye out.  Unfortunately the garage is the only realistic option for me.  It's an electric garage door (not sure how safe/unsafe these are seen as) but it's fully alarmed with the main house alarm.

 

I've heard back from Yorkshire field sports (Tadcaster) - they offer a 10 lesson introduction course that teaches you the basics of handling, cleaning, the law, etc, for £250 (so £25 per 1 hour lesson).  They also give you a certificate of competence to send off with your licence application form.  This sounds quite reasonable I guess for someone like myself?



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

Thanks guys - I'll keep an eye out.  Unfortunately the garage is the only realistic option for me.  It's an electric garage door (not sure how safe/unsafe these are seen as) but it's fully alarmed with the main house alarm.
 
I've heard back from Yorkshire field sports (Tadcaster) - they offer a 10 lesson introduction course that teaches you the basics of handling, cleaning, the law, etc, for £250 (so £25 per 1 hour lesson).  They also give you a certificate of competence to send off with your licence application form.  This sounds quite reasonable I guess for someone like myself?

Speak to the feo. Despite whatever anyone on here says it's going to be his shout. I would recomend downloading and reading the HO guidance though.

I dunno how any cert like that will be viewed. Certainly not necessary but won't harm your application. Just make sure that price covers clays and cartridges...it might not.

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#29 HDAV

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

First off, apply for your ticket. Shop around and find an acceptable single gun cabinet.  

Buy a secondhand 5 gun cabinet minimum, apply now, buy cabinet, fit cabinet, wait for FEO visit (can fit after visit if required)

Unless that £250 includes 25 clays and carts and instruction each time forget it!

Better off with 2 £65 lessons and some reading here and other online sources .......

Edited by HDAV, 10 January 2017 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:10 PM

£59 for a taster lesson at park lodge, full instruction and 25 clays.
Got my son one for Christmas

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:00 PM

Hi Chris,
Unfortunately I wouldn't have anywhere to fit it in the house (hence the upsizing :) ) but the garage is attached to the house and I've insulated it so it keeps fairly warm.
I've had a look for those cabinets but can't find them cheap. Should I be looking elsewhere to eBay?
Cheers

http://forums.pigeon...-5-gun-cabinet/

Job done

Edited by HDAV, 11 January 2017 - 06:02 PM.


#32 Rupert

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:51 PM

With this talk of garage cabinets and approval,(mine is in garage) has anyone broached the subject of puttng an alarm contact or vibration sensor in the cabinet to pacify concerns?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:03 PM

Interesting - Asking what model it is (after further reading, I think I'll want an ammo safe in it too?)

 

If it's decent I may very well head down and pick it up!  Does anyone know if something like this is easy to fit in a car?  I know it's got no chance of getting in the back of the XE, but maybe in an A3?

 

Also - what do you think of these?

 

Thanks for the pointer.


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#34 HDAV

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:20 PM

No need for ammo safe for shotgun

That's a bargain and a top end Shottie cabinet

Depends on the car if the seats fold flat should be ok if you have a mini pick another hobbie

It's probably one of these
http://www.philipmor...abinet/product/

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#35 washerboy

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

They are surprisingly light. Would fit in a car with the back seats dropped down

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Buy a secondhand 5 gun cabinet minimum, apply now, buy cabinet, fit cabinet, wait for FEO visit (can fit after visit if required)

Unless that £250 includes 25 clays and carts and instruction each time forget it!

Better off with 2 £65 lessons and some reading here and other online sources .......

This...

 

Also there is Derwent valley at Elvington and North Riding at Poppleton (but I think you may need your certificate first for this one)

I am not far from you if you want to tag along and have a go.

Dave



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:10 PM

Hi Dave,

 

I've been told about derwent valley but couldn't find anything about it - not even location.  North riding sounds good as it's just round the corner - are they there on weekends?

 

Yeah - I'd love to tag along at some point!  I have a hectic January but I might drop you a PM at some point?

 

Cheers



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:46 PM

Send me a PM when you have a spare Sunday morning coming up, both are only Sunday mornings in winter

Dave







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