courtesy of Callum of English Shooting YT channel -
So I see some nice looking pistols there. Question, can anyone, living anywhere, own the pistols?
Any and ALL handguns are legal in Northern Ireland, part of the UK. Only in England, Wales and Scotland are most CARTRIDGE-FIRING handguns prohibited. .22LR calibre semi-autos, like the GSS 1911 you saw Callum fondling, ARE legal, but they have a 12" barrel and a sticky-out bit on the butt to make them 24" overall. I have a Ruger Super Redhawk with a 14" bbl and sticky out bit. Single-shot target pistols in ANY calibre are legal, providing that they have a minimum 12" bbl and the sticky-out bit to make them 24" oal. ALL cap and ball and flintlock handguns - loose-loading - are allowed.
We only pay for ONE firearms CERTIFICATE for all our firearms- look up the difference between license and certificate - that is VERY important here. Initial cost is £80 for five years, then a renewal is £60. Any variation to it, like a change of a gun for one of a different calibre, costs £40 and is called a variation. There are no annual checks, although some counties do spot checks, but they are required to give you notice [!].
I understand the qualifications from your past posts, proper safe, pay the money for permits, yearly inspections and such? A Desert Eagle? Just for show as it didn't have the bar from the grip?
I didn't notice the Deagle, but it would only be legal in Northern Ireland - there is no way on earth that you could legally own one here on the mainland unless you were a Section 7 [Prohibited Firearm] certificate holder- dealers only.
Beautiful shotguns! A triple barrel? Seem like a lot of weight to swing eh?
Yeah, a German thang - might have been a drilling - two shotgun and a rifle calibre.
The air riffle gallery was way cool!
The modern PCP air rifle is a British invention - the BEST in the world for hunting are made right here.
Pistols, shotguns, M&P AR, even a .50 BMG? Only thing missing from what we have here was the snapping of the stun guns in the background noise!
All the 'black guns' are either straight-pulls or .22cal - four brands are actually made here in UK - look up Southern Gun Company. .50cal is very popular - the UK .50cal shooting association is the second-largest on earth after the US branch. We are helped by having a LOT of big ranges - one in South Wales is 4000m, my two nearest are 1200 and 1500m. OOP North there are ranges that we share with the Army - endless bleak moors and rolling uplands - same in Scotland and Wales - look up Orion shooting Experience to get some idea.
I have a confession.
When I first read the title, my first thought was "British gun show? What do they have, four...five guns tops?"
Good Lawdy tac, TPTB actually let you guys own those EBL's (evil black rifles) or is that like porn (look but don't touch)?
Thanks for sharing, Tac. Some of the shotguns were GORGEOUS!!
You've obviously missed out on a couple of hundred posts by me over the last couple of years - I have nineteen guns [no shotguns] and by the standards of many in my gun club my gun safes are pretty empty.
At least fifty fellow members in my club have more than fifty....
You are beginning to bleeve the crap that you read about the UK and guns. Sure, it's nothing like the US, where everybody has hundreds of 'em, since we stopped killing each other en masse almost four hundred years ago, and the natives still live here in their own country [Wales], rather than occupy pathetic and barren wasteland areas assigned to them by your gubmint.
Do some reading, and then come back to me.
Sort of your own, private gunshow.....
Hope the local constabulary aren't reading this, but when I left the UK back in '93 I left 4 brocock revolvers and 3 Tokyo Marui electric airsoft guns in a box in my dad's garage.
I believe the Brocock's are now considered firearms ?