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    Lifelong shooter. Used to shoot clays and rifle competitively, but lost the competitive instinct a number of years back. Member of a walk/stand game syndicate for the last 33 years. Enjoy a spot of carp fishing in the summer months & working my 2 ESS on a commercial shoot as a picker up.

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  1. Thanks David. Common sence from the Police (for once) !
  2. He is not being asked if you are fit to hold a firearm. He is being asked to confirm by (presumably) by going over your medical records or asking you to attend an appointment for a chat, that you do not suffer from a long series of ailments (Depression, drug/alcohol abuse, bi-polar disorder etc, etc, etc.) Most Police websites who insist on a GPs letter give an example of the letter and list the ailments that the GP is expected to comment on.
  3. No, its not a one of payment. Kent Police amongst a number of others are quite clear on their website. A Doctors letter stating you are free from a numbers of ailments is required to support new applications and all re-newals. No letter and they will not process the application. As it is required to support a renewal this suggests that every 5 years the GP will raise an invoice to cover the cost. As my GP charged £25, I can live with that as I accept it is non-NHS business, however there are some horror stories around of people being charged 3 figure sums. All strength to BASCs elbow getting the various parties to agree an acceptable charge for these letters instead of te disgraceful post code lottery that currently exists.
  4. Totally agree. I have just re-newed and my GP advised that there was an admin fee of £25 to cover what is non-NHS work. The guys who think its a smart move to get the required letter and then refuse to pay could find they are shooting themselves in the foot 5 years hence.
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    Volvo XC60

    Yes, I`ve got a late 2016 model with the latest 2.0 lt diesel engine. Mines the 2 wheel drive, not AWD. Owned it for 15 months and after the 2011 RAV 4 it replaced the comfort, ride, handling and noise levels are a vast improvement. The boot takes 2 Springers with room left over. Overall it returns about 52 to 53 mpg and would do better if I controlled my right foot more. More whistles & bells on it than I will ever use and the leather seats are very comfortable and easy to wipe over. Spent all my life with a `proper` handbrake; so the push/pull button handbrake took a bit of getting used to. Compared with the rather noisy RAV 4 with its somewhat hard seats the Volvo is an absolute pleasure to drive.
  6. As you are still registered with your old GP, why dont you clarify whether he will produce the required letter for the Police. There is no restriction on which and where the GP is based. This requrement (GPs letter) has been creeping in over the last year or so, but at present it is not mandatory with all county forces. So it is highly likely you were not asked to produce one on your previous renewal. Also worth an email or phone call to Glos Firearms Dept. With GPs inundated with routine work and the effects of the virus, they may have a solution to your problem. But I would start looking into storage with a friend or RFD, because the turn around time for renewals is getting worse rather than better with the current lock-down situation. I would guess that a renewal within 2 weeks is almost certainly a non-starter.
  7. Try the Beretta estore. Very helpful when I wanted parts for my AL390. estore@beretta.com
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    Just booked mine in for an MOT this Friday. I wasnt sure if my local garage was open or not. The owner tells me they are classed as essential workers and other than social distancing are working as normal.
  9. Yes, 65 MPa equates to 650 bar. See extract below from proof pressure info off the web, this figure is the max average cartridge pressure. "The maximum average cartridge pressures for use in chamber lengths up to 70mm being 650 bar and for chamber lengths up to 89mm being 900 bar. Note these pressures relate to the CIP Radial Crusher system of pressure measurement; the later Transducer system uplifts these values by approx 14%." The 70 signifies chamber length in mm (2.75 in.)
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    Was it a scam?

    It certainly wont hurt and you seem to have a decent recollection of the car which will help. They will probably try the trick with an elderly driver and con him/her into handing over cash for them to keep quiet.
  11. I would suggest you would have a totally different view, if you or one of your family were trapped abroad on business or pleasure when the lock down came.
  12. You are looking for the mark below, usually with the words `Steel Proof`. Location varies slightly but will be on the barrels forward of the point where they engage the trunnions.
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    face masks

    Hi Mel & Lin Further donation to follow shortly, as my sister (Mrs Lorna Ayres) has just rung me to say the pair I requested on her behalf on Sunday also arrived today. She asked me to pass massive thanks as she has only recently finished radiotheraphy treatment and has not been able to get one through any local chemist shops. Stocks on order apparently but nothing getting delivered. Many thanks JJsDad
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    face masks

    Hi Mel & Lin Brilliant service. Requested one each for me and the good lady on Saturday and they arrived this morning (Tuesday 31st). A far better fit and more robust than the paper ones that we have been using. Keep up the good work, my faith in humanity is restored. Stay safe. Donanation made to Lin`s paypal account.
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