While the paperwork is being mailed out to you, begin establishing your genuine reason for the licence categories you are seeking. For competitive/target shooting join an Approved Target Shooting Club, for hunting/vermin control join an approved hunting organisation or show proof that you own or have permission to hunt on rural land. Some organisations, such as the SSAA for example – are both Approved Target Shooting Clubs AND Approved Hunting Organisations. This means you can use the one membership for both target and hunting category licences. For pistol clubs, you will need to become a member of an Approved Pistol Club
Before you return your firearms licence application you must attain certification that you have undergone a safety course. Category A and B Licences require you sit a Firearms Safe Handling course by an Approved Training Provider – many clubs run these courses. Category H Licences require a similar course, but these will be run by the individual pistol club that you become a member of.
Send away your application with all supporting documentation to Firearms Registry.
Once you receive your Firearms Licence Photo Advice – visit your local RMS/Motor Registry and get your Licence Printed
Get out and have a safe, fun, enjoyable shoot!