Reply To: Question for folks in England concerning FAC?
All airgun calibers below 10J (7.38 ft/lbs) are allowed, above 10J are restricted.
To own one legally your options are:
1. Join a club and compete. After a certain time, usually 6-12 months, the club can vouch for you and you can apply for a permit. If you get it is another thing.
2. Take (and pass) a hunters course. This allows you to both hunt and compete with your weapons. The course is about 40h with a variaty of shooting, theory and safety tests. When you have passed the test you can apply for permits for everything from rimfire, centerfire, shotguns and air rifles. However, the police conciders air rifles to be a menace and it is REALLY hard to get a permit even if “2” is fullfilled.