Purchasing a Pistol

Pistol Purchase Process

There is no longer a need to get a “pinkie” LE1 from the Armourer – this is done online at the Firearms Safety Authority website

On receipt of the pistol, it must be taken, together with the Permit to Procure, to the Police Arms Office to have the details of the firearm entered into Police records.

Carrying a Pistol

When a member with a B endorsement wishes to take a pistol to an approved range, to the Police station, or to a dealer or gunsmith (these are the restrictions imposed on a licence holder) it must be carried in a stout, locked container separate from any ammunition. At the range the pistol must at all times be under the control of the owner unless handed to the club armourer. If the pistol is to be taken away from its usual security overnight (e.g. to a competition) then the responsibility for its safe storage rests entirely with the member against who’s licence the firearms is recorded.