You can licence a .22lr semi auto pistol if the mag can only hold 5 rounds.
That's true, I saw some nice Webley's .22 changed to 5 rounds.
Yes, but some were still having issues because of the modified -vs- came-from-the-factory thing.
You're still fine, nothing's changed for that other than that it just got a bit easier.
(iii) firearms which are designed for use with 0.22 inch long rifle
rim fire percussion ammunition and use magazines that have
been manufactured or modified prior to use so as to
accommodate no more than five rounds of ammunition”.
The key word there would be "modified" that could cover revolvers but since it refers only to "magazines" and not cylinders you could get a snaggy cop..... !
Looking for revolver but if 5 rounds are still OK than it doesn't change much as the 6 chambered revolvers had to be modified to only hold 5 rounds anyway.
Right so .22 pistols with 5 round mags are now restricted correct?
For legislation, that's better than average
Not even mentioned. Different act. Its status remains unchanged - possibly on the cards, needs a rework of the explosives act.
Ok, I just saw they had substituted a paragraph in the Restricted SI and guessed the worst. I'm on a phone and didn't want to go and check what they had changed.
No, exactly the opposite. Their categorisation as unrestricted has been clarified and underlined, along with the removal of the completely nonsensical requirement that they be "designed for" use in Olympic competition. It bases their requirement to remain unrestricted solely on mechanical, identifiable characteristics, being mag capacity.
A political can for kicking if there ever was one.FG promised that one when they got into power X years ago.
Like I've been saying for a few months Grizz, this is one can we want firmly booted, because a good solid kick to it is the best possible outcome for us.
Also, the restart of the FCP is the best bit of news today. No more shouting, back in the process, a far better place to be in.
Be interesting to see how the NARGC responds to this given their past statements...
Easier is the wrong word. Youll still have the same scrutiny but they will not refuse you a licence because of its magazine has been modified to suit the legislation.