Thought you had your FAC looking at your other posts and vids, what happened? how did they delay it?
Well I had practically signed up for an my UKPSA safety course but got work overseas. So I cancelled that, got a refund and went off on my adventures.
The local gun club, that previously had been reasonable with me, saying 'Get your practical safety course done and we'll use that as authority for FAC application as you've been with us over a year'
While I was overseas they turned around and had a meeting about my probationary membership.
I had wanted to change things a bit, to make the gun club more up-to-date - Website, more practical carbine shoots etc etc.
Well they all sat down and some slimeball amid their ranks who doesn't like my 'style' turned around and said 'Buzz had a link on his website for arm britain who advocate the right to bear arms and self-defence! *Whine Whine.*
That was the crux of me getting the boot.
The official reason was my 'shooting practices' would be best suited with another gun club. Which is basically an insult given the times I've kowtowed and towed the line with them. It's a twenty mile round-trip and I was rolling up their every week some months. The guys who've got their FAC only have to attend 3 times a year, it was like a ghost club some months. Fair enough, but putting in all that effort really pissed me off (still pisses me off).
They wouldn't change but want to keep their club an ivory-towered establishment.
The gun club culture of gun ownership HAS to change, it's strangling people.
I'll give you an example.
Just after I'd joined a father and son showed up. Unrelated and unknown.
Well I was nearby as one of the three 'grand masters' explained the bs FAC procedure.
He put it across in such a drab, morbid and fearful way that the pair were gone before and never seen again. If I knew then what I know now I'm positive I could of gotten the guy in the door, signed up and on the road to FAC and practically assure him of a SGC. Hell I'd even help the guy installing it!
Not this bunch of clowns.
I was a bit starry-eyed at the whole 'gun club scene' at that point but even then I thought 'He could of done that better.'
Ok Rant over.