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  1. Headphones?

    I’ve got a pair of AKG k550 Mkii they won the what hifi awards with an original price £250 Amazon still want £150 but you can pick them up for £99 from Richer sounds (I know his views on shooting but I’m easily bought). I think they are worth £99 all day long
  2. It is covered in Section 11A of the Firearms Act 1968 subsection (3) (c) (ii) “(3) The second condition is that the lender— (c)is either— (i)a person who has a right to allow others to enter the premises for the purposes of hunting animals or shooting game or vermin, or (ii)a person who is authorised in writing by a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) to lend the rifle or shot gun on the premises (whether generally or to persons specified in the authorisation who include the borrower).” https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/27/section/11A
  3. Regarding security, home office guidance for a journey which keeps the gun away from their usual secure storage you should consider. Separating and retaining possession of integral parts of the firearm, e.g. the fore-end of a shotgun, bolt of a rifle etc and utilising portable security devices, i.e. security cords etc. Regarding your friend borrowing the shotgun to use on his own land if he doesn’t have a licence then you as the lender must be a person authorised by them in writing. Sounds stupid I know because he’s with you, but to keep within the law written permission is a requirement from May 2017 and must be obtained prior to shooting, verbal permission is no longer permitted. Whether they would ever go to the trouble of doing you for your actual scenario I have no idea, but that act makes it quite clear you as the lender need written permission from the person with the shooting rights to lend a rifle or shot gun on the premises before shooting.
  4. Gun Cabinet Requirememts,

    It’s covered in the Home office guidance on the firearms act, while security is the responsibility of the certificate holder the chief officer of police must be satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to have the firearm(s)/ammunition in their possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace. Meaning the chief officer of police must be satisfied that your security is adequate to stop unauthorised persons accessing your firearms. If they are not then they are required by law to revoke or not issue your certificate. This risk assessment of your security is at the whim of the FEO and the force he works for. GMP never really bothered with the fixings in all my previous renewals but after a full review of the department they are now doing it by the home office guidance and to BS7558, the recommendations are for expanding bolts, chemical anchors or toggle bolts. BS7558 which is the British standards for gun cabinets, states the type of bolts acceptable and the plastic friction type are not acceptable. The requirement for size is :- at least 4 fixing holes to take not less than 10mm diameter fastening devices. The holes to be spaced to provide maximum binding of cabinet to structure. I know for a fact if my FEO doesn’t see 4 x M10 bolt heads or threaded bar and sees a screws he will knock it back regardless (happened to a mate) and at my last renewal he made me expose the bolt heads for inspection. A different force and FEO might not even bother, but all it takes is for one department review and next home visit you will have to change fixings or go to court to get a ruling on your security .
  5. House got broken into

    It’s covered in the Home office guidance on the firearms act, while security is the responsibility of the certificate holder the chief officer of police must be satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to have the firearm(s)/ammunition in their possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace. Meaning the chief officer of police must be satisfied that your security is adequate to stop unauthorised persons accessing your firearms. Therefore, the FEO on the chief officer of police behalf must risk assess your security by law, that bit is in the firearms act and it is also mentioned in the home office guidance. The Chief officer of police has no choice he/she is legally obliged under the firearms act to do it if they issue you a certificate. Therefore. if they feel the guns are at risk they have to revoke or not grant a certificate by law, however, the risk assessment can vary from force to force or FEO to FEO. You can certainly disagree with their findings on your security, I personally know someone who did and won based on a gun room. However, it is open to the legal interpretation of a judge as to who is right and this is the sticking point it would have to go to court for a ruling. Whilst waiting for your day in court they have to revoke your certificate by law. Bear in mind it would cost a small fortune as cost are not normally awarded in firearm’s licences cases unless the police behaved unreasonably. Unreasonably is at the discretion of the judge and even though my friend won the judge ruled it was reasonable for the police to ask the court for a ruling. Based on that, six months, while annoying is better than getting your certificate revoked if they stand firm.
  6. People are often accused of overthinking but that doesn't mean under thinking is the right answer either so asking and questioning is always important in my mind. However, on sight picture there are some definite don't (blocking the eye behind the action) but on the subject of do’s (within reason) it is personal choice. To back this up I personally know 2 shooters that have won major titles one chooses a flat hardly any rib sight picture, the other chooses to see a lot of rib, as to which is right is genuinely personal preference as they have both won titles. You could take a poll to see which is the most preferred set up and you would probably come up with the place a pound coin on the end of the rib and just see the bead on top of it as the most common picture. However, that is probably to do with it being said that often that people just blindly follow it when they first start. As a purely anecdotal statement based on nothing more than chats with shooters whose opinion I respect and my own preference I have found that people who have slight eye issues such as weak or switching eye dominance or weaker vision in one eye etc. tend to prefer to see more rib as it does seem to help with that. Those with a nice strong master eye tend to prefer to see very little rib. But as I have said it is only anecdotal and I don’t have any scientific evidence to back this up. Seeing as no one can see it through your eyes it does become personal preference, or if I was helping someone to shoot and they were lifting their head on certain targets I would suggest try seeing a little more rib to help but other than that it is personal. Regarding lead and where the clay should be there are so many variables no one can give you an answer over the internet. If you shoot slow and methodical with maintained lead then you will see more lead on distant targets than someone with a quick swing through pull away style of shooting. This also effects the perception of clay above the gun if the target is dropping (which it will be due to gravity unless it’s a teal like target) using either pull away or swing through means you have to insert the gun under the clay to factor in any drop. How much the clay is dropping to where the break point is cannot be explained from afar. Also, some people see lead, some feel lead (speed of swing), some also see lead at the barrel and some see it as an extrapolation of the barrel near the clay. I am from a scientific background so like you I like to know answers as well, there are answers out there for you but people need to see what you are doing to see what the answers are due to the many variables involved with shooting styles.
  7. Chokes Wanted

    Ive got a pair of flush fitting Teague 3/8 if thats any use
  8. Bailiffs & guns ,

    Regarding securely and where the keys are kept:- For being prosecuted under the firearms act it doesn't matter what the licence holder thinks or even the police it's down solely to the judge on the day. Your guess is as good as mine on how they would see it. For licence revocation again it doesn't matter what the licence holder thinks but it's solely down to the police as they don't have to ask a judges opinion at all. If they think the drawer is not good enough bye bye licence. To get your licence back is solely the opinion of a judge again, but that's going to cost you a pretty penny and costs are not awarded unless the police have acted unreasonable. The bar is set very high for unreasonable, I know of two successful wins against revocation but no costs awarded. If your cabinet is forced open it is deemed you have done your job under the act regardless of how quick the thief did it. If your cabinet is opened with a key questions are going to be asked. Trying to prove it took the thief 20 mins instead of 5 to find them is going to be a tall order. For a prosecution you would probably convince a judge and also the police would have to prove its case that the keys were easily found. However for revocation the chief officer of police doesn't need proof just that he/she is not satisfied you took reasonable care. This is why revocations are a lot more common than prosecutions.
  9. It’s covered in the Home office guidance on the firearms act, while security is the responsibility of the certificate holder the chief officer of police must be satisfied that the applicant can be permitted to have the firearm(s)/ammunition in their possession without danger to the public safety or to the peace. Meaning the chief officer of police must be satisfied that your security is adequate to stop unauthorised persons accessing your firearms. It then goes on to say a risk-based assessment may indicate the need for another interview with the applicant or further enquiries about security arrangements. These enquiries may be done over the telephone or by email rather than by home visit, in accordance with the level of the risk assessment. Simply put if you live in a low crime area with few guns a phone call would suffice. An increase in crime or you live in a higher crime area expect a visit to make sure the chief officer of police is happy that your security is up to scratch. Some may take the ultra-safe view that risk assessment can only be done by viewing the security arrangements in person regardless of any other factors. However, make no mistake the FEO on the chief officer of police behalf must risk assess your security by law, that bit is in the firearms act, the Chief officer of police has no choice he/she is legally obliged to do it if they issue you a certificate. They get in trouble not you if they don’t do this. If they feel a phone call should suffice so be it, but if they also feel a home visit is needed then again so be. You might disagree with their findings on your security, that’s open to interpretation of a judge as to who is right. However, the fact they have to carry out a risk assessment including security is not open to interpretation and they can carry that bit out by a home visit every time if they feel it’s necessary.
  10. shop selling my gun

    Any gun left with an RFD will have been logged on their register the moment it's left with them. However it is not classed as a permanent transfer if it's sale or return. For return back to owner they dont have to inform the police just keep a record of it coming in then going back out to you on the their register, no transfer. They keep a record of this for 5 years but do not inform the police, exactly the same as if it went for repair or storage. If it sells that's classed as transfer now they have to inform the police of change of ownership. As it's already entered on their register they can legally do this. If the gun sells there's no issue if you have already told the police it's transferred, however, if you want the gun returned that's when the trouble starts. You have informed the police the gun has gone to the RFD but RFD won't inform the police it's gone back to you. Also unless you tell the RFD what you have done they won't fill out your licence correctly. For section 1 you have to send your license back to have the gun removed so the RFD can put it back on again. For shotguns the RFD has to fill out your certificate with the guns details again. As I have said previously the home office guidance is quite clear if you intend to get the gun back if it doesn't sell. However if you don't want the gun back it's not sale or return so informing the police the moment it's gone to the RFD is ok. Whatever you do if you have informed the police then tell the RFD so they can do the correct paperwork if you wish to get the gun back.
  11. shop selling my gun

    You have 7 days to notify the police of the transaction to the third party who bought the gun. Once the gun is sold and possession is taken by the third party and not before is the date the 7 days start from. The auction house informs you of the sale, you inform the police it's gone to the auction house, as long as you all do that within 7 days of the transaction no one has committed an offence. It doesn't matter what order you inform the police. If your letter to the police arrives last and the third party or auction house first it doesn't matter as long as they all arrive within 7 days of the actual transfer. There is no requirement in the firearms act to notify the police if the gun is at an RFD or auction house (2nd party) and no transfer has taken place. If the gun has not been sold and taken into possession by a third party and you intend sale or return then no transfer has ever taken place. What you can't do is what you did by transferring the gun to the auction house and not sending your license in for variation to get it back. As you found out to your cost. The guidelines are quite clear.
  12. shop selling my gun

    You notified them of the transfer to the auction even though it wasn't sold, that’s where the problem started. Once you notify them they assume it’s a transferred to a new owner and remove it from your certificate at their end. The guidance states ” As the transferor may not know the name of the ultimate transferee, it is sufficient for the transferor only to notify the police of disposal to the dealer or auctioneer. “ Hence as soon as you informed them it was considered transferred and not sale or return. Seeing as it is not necessary to send in your certificate to be altered for such notifications unless you wish to apply for the authority to replace the firearm you have transferred all was ok and you were none the wiser. Once you informed them you had got it back that’s where your problems arise, even though it’s the same gun you need to apply for a variation to put it back on just as if you wanted to replace it with a different one. If you hadn’t informed them of the transfer to the auction in the first place all would have been above board and within the law. If the auction house had known that you had informed your constabulary of the transfer they wouldn't have given the gun back without the variation in place. They ultimately were treating it as sale or return you were treating it as transfer as was your constabulary hence the trip to head quarters to sort it out.
  13. shop selling my gun

    While I accept the home office guidance is not law, the current Home Office guidance to Chief Constables makes it quite clear and not a grey area at all for sale or return. “A firearm or shotgun placed with a registered firearms dealer or auctioneer for sale or return is not regarded as a transfer. Notification is only required once the transfer is complete when all three parties notify the police.” That’s their exact wording not mine. Therefore, if a constabulary is requiring you to do anything different it is against current home office guidance and I would be asking them why and if they were trying to prosecute it’s a question the Judge would be asking on my behalf. As the firearm or shotgun remains on your certificate it hasn’t been removed why would you have to apply for anything as no one has notified them of any change. Therefore, I’m not too sure why you would need to apply for a variation for it to return to your certificate as it hasn’t left it. Your Firearm will have been logged on their register but as it is not classed as a transfer they don’t have to inform the police just keep a record of it coming in then going back out to you no transfer for 5 years. The same as if it went for repair. If the Auction house or dealer require you to transfer it to them then that’s their own terms of business not a requirement of the law. In that case yes you inform the Chief Constable you have transferred it to them and you are required to apply for a variation to return it to your certificate when they transfer it back to you. Not too sure why they would do that but still they are entitled to do business that way if they so wish. In the op’s case he has a letter saying it’s with them, if it was transferred he wouldn’t have that letter he would have been given a letter informing the chief Constable of the transfer and been told to send it to his local firearms unit.
  14. shop selling my gun

    No you don't have to inform the police. The home office guidance on firearms law 2016 states :- Section 33 of the 1997 Act requires that, within seven days of the transaction, the transferor and transferee must send, electronically (for example, by e-mail or fax) or by recorded or special delivery, notification to the chief officers of police who issued their own certificates. The transferor is the person who originally possessed the gun, and the transferee is the recipient (and it is the transferor who must write the details of the gun and its transfer onto the certificate of the transferee). The notice of the transaction must contain a description of the firearm or shotgun (including any identification number), state the nature of the transaction and give the name and address of the other person concerned. A firearm or shotgun placed with a registered firearms dealer or auctioneer for sale or return is not regarded as a transfer. Notification is only required once the transfer is complete when all three parties notify the police. As the transferor may not know the name of the ultimate transferee, it is sufficient for the transferor only to notify the police of disposal to the dealer or auctioneer.
  15. Kodi

    You need to change repositories as the main one most used (tv addons) has shut down due to court action. You need to be running Kodi 17.3 and follow the instructions here. There are other repositories but they are getting hammered by users so this one seems is a quick fix until it all calms down. Just make sure you reboot once it updates Just re did mine and my dads this way and they are working fine
  16. Notice of intended prosecution - Speeding

    Straight answer no they don't need to mention the actual speed only the offence which they have done. They are just notifying the registered keeper that they intend to prosecute and for the registered keeper to identify the driver. Once you have identified the driver they will send you more information. There are loopholes and defenses for an incorrect NIP though so do as grrclark says and head over to the pepipoo forum.
  17. Any one got any oakly radars or m frames for sale?

    I have some Oakley M frame sunglasses I was going to advertise. There are two M frames one in blue one in carbon fibre And 5 lenses Strike Non Vented: 2 Lens: Persimm and yellow Sweep Non Vented : 2 lens: VR 28 and Gold Iridium Heater Vented: Gold Iriduim An original Oakley Vault (Zip still works but the only half the pulling tab is there) and a generic box. There are only 4 nose bridges however they are all interchangeable and take seconds to swap over Lenses are all in good condition not been used for a couple of years due to me now needing prescription glasses hence the reason for sale. £65 inc P+P inc paypal for the lot or £60 for collection.
  18. Kawasaki mule or alternatives

    1000 lbs is what you can put in the cargo box, 1400 lbs is the weight of all occupants plus what's in the cargo box load.
  19. Kawasaki mule or alternatives

    The one thing I have noticed about the Mule you have listed is the bed capacity. It is rated at 400 lb bed payload capacity whereas the mid-size Polaris Ranger has 1000 lb bed payload capacity. The whole point of these things over quads is to ditch the trailer and use the bed, I am not too sure I would be as happy with mine if it couldn’t hold as much as it currently does and with that Mule only being 2 wheel drive does impose other limits on it as well.
  20. Kawasaki mule or alternatives

    On my dad's farm we had a Polaris quad but it wasn’t getting used much and swapped it for the mid size Polaris ranger ( 2 seater lighter one not the bigger heavier 3 seat one) about 5 years back, wish we had done it a lot sooner, we would never go back to a quad now. The farm is on the west Pennines moor so the ground does get boggy, the ranger has decent clearance and electronically locks all four wheels and as yet has never got stuck. It doesn’t seem to tear up the ground significantly more than the quad it replaced (unloaded). I used to use the small tractor for some jobs the quad could not handle now the small tractor doesn't get used and I just use the ranger. Only issue we have had over the years of ownership is a starter solenoid go intermittently wonky, it was about £30 and took me 5 mins work to fix. No idea what the other makes are like to own but if I was given exactly what I paid for it I would buy another one so I guess I must be happy with it and my dad’s mate has just bought one because of using ours. I know the ranger seems to have a fairly high top speed compared to a lot of the other makes if you need to do a bit of road work. Others might have different view on the ranger but mine is based on 5 years ownership and use on a farm.
  21. Help to pay 83-year-old Kenneth Hugill's legal fees

    For criminal prosecution defence BASC insurance will only cover you for firearm possession offences which are listed in the policy. In this case he was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm, the firearm was only the means to achieve it. So no they would not have covered it. Regarding any possible certificate revocation defence, they would not have covered him if he was convicted however, seeing as he wasn’t they can’t use that get out. The only sticking point is the prospects that the insured person will make a successful appeal or defence of an appeal, must be at least 51%. Seeing as the insurance company decide what 51% actually is I wouldn’t hold out much hope of them paying.
  22. I came across this https://brainchokes.com/?lang=en I thought I had seen it all, looks like I was wrong about about there is not much you can do to a choke it's just a tube... It increases the effective surface of the pattern by at least 80% so best get your orders in now. Cheered up my Wednesday reading the claims made on the site anyway.
  23. Help to pay 83-year-old Kenneth Hugill's legal fees

    For Crown court Defence cost orders to extend to a firm that doesn’t have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency you must first have applied for legal aid and be found ineligible. Even if he had done that, the legal aid would only cover specific legal aid rates which are far below what a good legal firm and barrister would charge leaving a massive short fall which could be a £30 k shortfall. The reason why he didn’t apply for legal aid in the first place is probably the exact same reason I wouldn’t for a case like this. If you are successful and get legal aid you are stuck with that firm who has a contract with the legal aid agency not necessarily the best firm for the job. To go with someone else you have to refuse legal aid which means you cannot claim afterwards. You get what you pay for, legal aid gets you graduates, inexperienced advocates who can only charge a fraction for their time compared to firms and people who are not under a legal aid contract. As I said earlier all right for shoplifting but I wouldn’t want to use them for this case if you want a chance to get off, you get what you pay for. For crown court if he had a £37,500 disposable income then you apply safe in the knowledge you get automatically refused, then you can use whatever firm you want and get a contribution at the end. Below that threshold you will get stuck with a firm or advocate who has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency which lowers the quality of legal representation due to financial restraint.
  24. sgc holder cleared over shooting man on his property

    Not wrong at all. Northern Ireland (part of the UK to the left of Wales) is not covered by the firearms act so we can discount there. Exemptions exist for a pleather of reasons, it states it in the very first paragraph “Subject to any exemption under this Act”, but they have to be issued and in force, simple fact, unless exempt the act does not allow firearms on the mainland (where the act is law) to be used for self defence. So, unless you have an exemption in force on the mainland my statement is true. If you do have an exemption, then you are not bound by the act for that exemption but my statement is still true as the act forbids it just you are not bound by the act due to the exemption. Like I said in my previous posts crown exemption is one for servants of the crown, I am sure there are others but it doesn’t alter the fact the firearms act prohibits it, however, exemptions exist but they don't usually extend to Joe public and farmers on the mainland. On this topic which the context of my post was made I doubt the farmer had an exemption, if he has then he has nothing to worry about but it still doesn't alter my statement about the act, its an offence unless exempt.
  25. Help to pay 83-year-old Kenneth Hugill's legal fees

    Legal aid is now means tested, if you earn above 12k ish you only get a contribution if above 22k ish you get nothing and that’s combined income. A farmer and his wife are going to earn more than 12K and probably over 22K. Really rubbish if you ask me but that’s what it is, and legal aid only pay a really low hourly rate that gets pretty basic limited legal representation. If you are caught shoplifting no problem but for this case you need to get decent representation and that's going to cost you more than legal aid if you can even get it are prepared to pay.
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