Qualification for sa80 ?

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by corbuk, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Just wondering if you get a qualification for being able to use a sa80 at a professonail level (army) , becuase the reason I ask is becuase what about if you want to do private secruity once out the army, they will ask what guns your qualified to use at a professonail level ...so I was thinking is there ?
  2. You wont walk away with a shiny certificate, you have to retake your weapon handling every 12 months or shorter dependant on operations.

    When you leave you can say you have been trained on those weapons systems. Any future employer in this area will have their own training package to make sure you meet legislation.

    Bottom line you will not be "qualified" only trained.
  3. Absolutely right. I know the septics give different quals depending on how well you perform in training, but this is the British Army. If you're planning on going into private security, what unit you were in and what you specialised in will be far more important anyway.
  4. what private security uses guns in britain? and the sa80 isnt a 'gun' anyway
  5. Once you experience the SA80, you'll never want to use it again...after your service that is
  6. To the best of my knowledge, no private security companies have ever issued SA80's to their people anyway, so being 'qualified' to use a weapon that you wouldn't get issued seems a bit pointless in my opinion.

    If you've ever heard of/seen/imagined seeing any private security people using SA80's, I'd be most interested in hearing about it.

  7. There is no certificate, but when you pass Warcop (live range attacks) that qualifies you in the SA-80.
  8. Really!

    I haven't done Warcop but i think I'm perfectly qualified.
  9. I thought that was what an APWT was for :?
  10. Are clearly not. You, like me (and many others), have been blagging your case all these years!
  11. Warcop has company attacks in it, it's not blanks anymore. Weapon handling test doesn't mean your qualified.
  12. That's to make sure you can shoot, when you pass Warcop it qualifies you in safe handling of the sa-80.

  13. Oh, well there you go then, all you have to do is find a Civvy company that uses SA80 and you're sorted.

    Good luck!
  14. Bollocks

    Are you sure you're really military, you have some quite suspect posts...
  15. That was so muffled that had be coming out of your arse. You're a cadet aren't you?