The Police Officer’s Guide to Shooters

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  1. how long til this thread provides details on the "other" shooters :)

    ...wide boy niggaz & porn stars :)
  2. Unfortunately, this publication is well needed. A quick troll of shooting forums shows all too clearly just how often members of the legal shooting community are confronted by ARVs/CO19 and their regional counterparts. Although, you would have thought that rural constabluary would been better at handling these interactions, sadly that doesn't seem to always be the case now.

    Excellent work by Mike and the rest of the team at BASC, in producing the guide and good too, to see that they're taking a presentation on the road and visiting different Forces across the country. The comment (in an article in the latest copy of the BASC magazine) from a woman police Inspector on Leicester's Armed Response team after watching the BASC presentation, about having no prior knowledge of legal shooting and having received no training (from her Force) in dealing with legit firearms holders, was rather worrying.
  3. It seems to go to great lengths so say that most of us shooter are all sneeky barstewards, or should I say "furtive" :batman:

    I like the intro "they will probably know far more than you about guns and safety thereof, so keep your gob shut"! :)
  4. A long time ago a police firearms bloke came to see me about my application for an FAC/SGC. He sat in my office, resplendent with militaria and mementos of my career. He looked at his notebook and then said "Major Cuddles. Do you have any experience of firearms?" Bless.
  5. Weeeell, you could have just be a walt :rmp:
  6. Avon and Somerset? Many years ago (70s) they were definately OK. Still I suppose he had to ask, probably an idiots guide on how to conduct the proceedings or maybe just "I vos only obeying ze orders".

    PS Reminds me of my application for a Webley many years ago, PC Sherlock Holmes who came to see me warned me that it is designed to kill people! :x
  7. Too true.
    I was asked to shoot deer that were deemed a nuisance,
    I prepared a written plan listing targets/weapons etc
    The landowner, rather than leave it to me to get clearance, goes to local village station- daytime manned- and gives the plan to the desk civvie who calls the station sgt from back office.

    Sgt- based at this village station- says
    " Why ask us? Your land , It's up to you who you allow to shoot on your land!"

    Oh how the FEO laughed when we met up to check the area :D
  8. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    There is a good article about this in this issue of Shooting and Conservation.

    Worth a look.
  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    What a fantastic article! Gave me a giggle at least. After reading that, I'm tempted to hit the countryside to go 'Shooter Spotting' with my camera. I want to build up a collection of known 'Shooter' species, captured in their natural environment. :soldier:

    I think the icing on the cake would be to get them on film whilst actually being predated upon by uniformed 'Gun Maniac Hunters'. :police:

    I understand that the 'Deer Stalker' species is particularly difficult to hunt as they are acutely aware of their surroundings whilst foraging for deer, and the slightest wheeze or 'clunk' from a hunting copper is enough to set them on their toes, or worse, have them storming out of the undergrowth with hackles up.
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    My first FEO was a retired inspector who had done his NS in the Canal Zone, he was very pro shooting and aged 75 took his DSC1. I liked him and he encouraged me into shotguns. His starting shooting conversation always went along the lines of; "You and I have both served and grew up with guns, most of the young coppers nowadays dont have a clue about life let alone taking it! I suggest you treat them with kid golves and eventually they will learn!"
  11. Not if cam and conceal is any good!
  12. I think sussex's police finest moment was when they trailed a minesweeper from hastings to pevensy bay and then attempted to arrest members of 5 queens as suspected drug smugglers :?

    as drug smugglers tend to go around in big grey ships with the white ensign on the back carrying bergans and dressed in dpm :D
  13. The chap who sorts out SGCs in the Shrewsbury area is ex-army (Blues and Royals IIRC). Nice bloke.

    Certificate renewed with no problems!


  14. Yes my FEO is very good as was the just retired FEO for the area I shoot