Firearms Law & Shooting in the UK / Great Britain

Firearms Law & Shooting in the UK / Great Britain

An overview of legal firearms ownership and shooting in the UK in 2022, as well as a little look at some of the different types of firearms I own and shoot.

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  1. jayzo_sayers on May 12, 2023 at 3:14 am

    TIL the Broomhandled Mouser was a real thing and not just a name made up for Max and Paddy.

  2. Michael Wall on May 12, 2023 at 3:16 am

    The UK firearm laws were written by MORONS .Look at the air rifle power adults are allowed .12ftlbs what a joke .We had 20 ftlbs in the 70s as kids . There are more illegal firearms in the UK than legal ones

  3. Alex Knight on May 12, 2023 at 3:20 am

    A view of how the US will be in about a decade if the Libs have their way. Still interesting to see.

  4. Ray Rectot on May 12, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Ray ldaho Shotguns,,,,, farmers,,,,,,,,Riiiiight.

  5. gordon adamson on May 12, 2023 at 3:24 am

    The fire alarm industry was destroyed by the war criminal Tony Blair in the UK, and we never did find out how much taxpayers money was Handed out to gun shops and you’re wrong we are Control over our firearms because of Blair you could no longer on a pistol or a revolver unless he has a barrel, looking like arrival of wine in stock on the pistol grip ridiculous and then once you’re firing an antiques not we’re having

  6. Andy Carless on May 12, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Our Club Offers Mini Rifle Tac / Pistol Tac / Revolver Tac / Lever Action Tac Great Fun 👌. Also section 7/3 approved 😊.

  7. Geoff Matthews on May 12, 2023 at 3:26 am

    ok so can i buy an antique colt 1873 SAA without a licence but not shoot it?

  8. king113 on May 12, 2023 at 3:26 am

    In poland we can have any gun we want even full auto relatively easy

  9. Frank Spence on May 12, 2023 at 3:28 am

    Thank you, that was fascinating.
    I grew up in a rural area and knew all the local farmers, so it seemed natural to own guns. I started with airguns in my early teens, shotguns in my late teens, and later .22 rifles, and I never regarded the legal requirements as onerous. I regularly shot ducks, rabbits and pigeons, and was even invited as a guest on pheasant shoots in return for controlling ‘pests’. About 35 years ago, I moved to a town in another part of the country where I knew none of the shooting fraternity, so sold my guns and took up other pastimes, although I retain a passing interest in shooting.
    Despite the legal requirements at that time, I knew farmers who routinely carried shotguns and rifles in their Land Rovers, or kept them propped behind kitchen doors.

  10. Stephen Cope on May 12, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Air weapons are now achieving a similar power to the .22 LR weapons when an FAC has been obtained. In the USA, air weapons are allowed to achieve unlimited power and are available in. . .for instance .45 and .500 calibre. Power without powder!! 🤔

  11. Pi Beta on May 12, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Semi-auto’s in 22 rimfire which includes .22LR and .22WMR

  12. BUCKMAW on May 12, 2023 at 3:31 am

    5 x No1 Mk3, 2 x No4 Mk1, 2 x Ishapore 2A1 – I absolutely love the Lee Enfield Pattern rifles. Howdy from Texas.

  13. Mike Smith on May 12, 2023 at 3:33 am

    You didn’t mention the difference between Northern Ireland Channel Islands on the Isle of Man where we can still have pistols and revolvers of all calibre. As we are part of UK/Great Britain

  14. BigDuke6ixx on May 12, 2023 at 3:33 am

    It’s almost impossible in the UK for an average Joe to join a club. Shooting is one of the most snobby sports to get into in England, almost as bad a polo.

  15. Doug B on May 12, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Fascinating as a yank I was always under the misguided perception you couldn’t own anything that went bang I enjoyed your in depth explanation and you have a very interesting collection it does make me really appreciate what I still have here in the USA I love all things firearm related and work for a firearm manufacturer

  16. Eugene MICHAELS on May 12, 2023 at 3:39 am

    The weapons you show me reflect the political purpose of their Firearms Law. Back to 17th century with battleaxes, sabres and daggers.

  17. The Hillbilly Piper on May 12, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Are 1873 Colt Single Action Army Peacemaker revolves illegal there? I’m an American and I have 2 of them, well Uberti clones of them. I have several comments from people from the U.K. that seen my videos of my 2 Uberti Colt 45 revolvers. They thought they were non firing replicas. I said nope these are real. Is non firing replicas a big thing there since y’all can’t own the real thing. If you visit the USA you can go to certain gun ranges and rent many types of guns to try out on the range. I’m in Arkansas USA so we can own almost everything except a machine unless you have a special license for that. I like the look of that Enfield rifle but 303 ammo might be difficult to find .

  18. hippotype on May 12, 2023 at 3:40 am

    uk gun laws were written by morons.

  19. Wee Beastie on May 12, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Was the dragoon the one Lee van cleef used on few dollars more?

  20. Mike Pentax on May 12, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Guns are not cool.

  21. kevin dudley on May 12, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Thanks for the video

  22. Gareth Fergusson on May 12, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Just scrolling along, see a gun video, keep scrolling realise wait that was Matt Easton??? Straight back so excited!

  23. azar Mahmood on May 12, 2023 at 3:48 am

    Section 5 certificate

  24. Richard Crowell on May 12, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Back in the eighties here in Australia (New South Wales) if you has a single pistol you were not required to have a safe for that firearm, the reason was that the police officers were allowed to take their pistols home and not need a safe for their storage. These rules changed and you now require a minimum standard of safe storage for long arms and a higher level for pistols. For pistols there is a magazine limit of ten rounds for centre or rimfire pistols. There is a total ban in this state of replica pistols. Black powder pistols all have to be licensed including single shot muzzle loaders even smooth bore pistols. You have to be a member of a pistol club before you can own a pistol as a citizen, if you wish to collect antique firearms you can get a collectors licence and join a collectors club , but you cannot shoot these firearms. There are calibre restrictions for most types of pistol shooting being 9mm and .357 for clubs that shoot ISSF and NRA type matches, but 45 acp is still allowed at western action shoots for a match called the wild bunch. On a side note NSW police are going from Glock 40 cal back to more manageable 9mm as standard issue sidearms.

  25. Peter Sikachev on May 12, 2023 at 3:52 am

    So you basically can’t do any serious IPSC stuff in the UK?

    Thx God the gun laws in Poland are way more liberal, although there is definitely room for improvement, too

  26. combatclifton on May 12, 2023 at 3:52 am

    Tactical shotgun? Believe we now call it practical shotgun. As we’re not doing ‘tactical’ shooting 🤓

  27. Fred Blogs on May 12, 2023 at 3:52 am

    As a ex FAC holder I would like to state that there was a person in Scotland years ago that kept illegal firearms under his bed. When the Police found these these weapons what did they do, they gave him a bloody license. He then went on to commit several murders I believe. So much for British police.

  28. Stanley Bean on May 12, 2023 at 3:54 am

    I’m sorry your citizens are not allowed to protect yourself s

  29. Qasim Mir on May 12, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Smoothbore vs rifled? So does that mean I can have an Abrams tank on my shotgun license but not a Challenger 2?

  30. David Neill on May 12, 2023 at 3:56 am

    This video is inaccurate and not well researched. The presenter keeps referring to the United Kingdom but only mentions English law. In Northern Ireland there are no Shotgun certificates only Firearm Certificates. There are handguns of all calibers and ages up to .455 and even 500 S&W in some cases so if you are a member of a Club or require a firearm for personal protection you can own a Glock 17 for instance in 9mm of course. Scottish Firearms law is different too in regards to Air guns.

  31. RyanD76 on May 12, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Would have been more accurate and correct to state that semi auto rifles are limited to .22 rimfire as it’s perfectly legal to have one in .22WMR which is different to .22LR.

  32. SLEDGE HAMR on May 12, 2023 at 3:59 am

    The I’m from the UK and didn’t know we were allowed to shoot till I was 21

  33. Top Tenuous on May 12, 2023 at 3:59 am

    At least get the Union Flag the right way up on the thumbnail.

  34. beefabob on May 12, 2023 at 4:00 am

    You are displaying the Union Flag in your thumbnail upside down!

  35. :Mosey: Ferocious. on May 12, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Dunblaine default criminalised every individual in the UK. As all "Licensing" does. Government never gives ground to freedoms of autonomy.
    It’s not prevented criminals carrying them and only put the law abiding meek public on the back foot.
    Then came the offensive weapons act. Which redefined things that are purely "Defensive" as "Offensive". Calling a Tool a Weapon before it ever gets used in that manner.

  36. Urlich Wichmann on May 12, 2023 at 4:01 am

    I read an argument, that historically every pub in UK had its own shooting gallery. Is it true? Your remarks at the end suggest, that it may be true.

  37. Salty Sailor on May 12, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Now I know who California is trying to copy from.

  38. Andrew Alexander on May 12, 2023 at 4:02 am

    I used to have a MK 2 SMLE 1943 Canadian made

  39. Steve Belam on May 12, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Here in Northern Ireland 🇬🇧 we can own all.factory standard semi auto pistols and revolvers .

  40. weaton25 on May 12, 2023 at 4:04 am

    One thing that you did not mention is self defense if you own a firearm of any type you cannot use it to defend yourself shoot and armed burglar who is coming at you with a large knife you will end up being locked up and the burglar can claim compensation off you so if you get burgled just lay down and let them kill you or spend the next 20 years in jail its a wonderful country we live in.

  41. John Jay Ackley on May 12, 2023 at 4:04 am


  42. DennTombstone on May 12, 2023 at 4:05 am

    If I were to live in the UK, I would have to apply for and be accepted to own at least a double barrel shotgun. America is really a lot easier to own firearms.

  43. daemon Harper on May 12, 2023 at 4:05 am

    There’s also a section 5 permission to own a handgun – these are granted for example, where culling deer is dangerous with a rifle because of heavy cover……so if you’re a deer stalker / land owner and find that deer when shot bolt to / get into terrain impossible to use a rifle, you’ll be allowed a handgun. Sometimes these are revolvers restricted to two shot, sometimes not.

  44. mauro bulgari on May 12, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Pretty complicated…

  45. J. R. on May 12, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Does the UK allow the importation of modern Henry lever action rifles/carbines? Amazing firearms with superb fit and finish. If you like Uberti, you’d love a Henry.
    All the best, from the US!

  46. rex barron on May 12, 2023 at 4:10 am

    I believe the front loading replica pistols ie colt and remington now require a seperate licence. Only originals are now licence free.

  47. Ron G on May 12, 2023 at 4:10 am

    I sure am glad I’m an American.

  48. Its All Gone Mad! on May 12, 2023 at 4:10 am

    Some beautiful firearms you have there – if I can say that without sounding like the preverbal gun lunatic 😂

  49. Stanley Bean on May 12, 2023 at 4:11 am

    There are enough guns in the United States to arm every man woman and child from birth till death, the United States no one will ever take us by ground forces.

  50. jamie siggers on May 12, 2023 at 4:12 am

    So you can have pistols as long as they have extended barrel and counter weight? Is it legal to own pistol calibre carbines? Something like a Vector in 9mm or 45ACP or something like an AR platform chambered in 9mm?

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