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Mod/Silencer question

  • 30-09-2019 7:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,803 ✭✭✭ amacca

    Going through the process of renewing a firearms cert here

    form asks does your current firearms cert authorise the use of a silencer

    It doesn't say I can't have one, but it also doesn't specifically say I am authorised to use a silencer............

    I think I already know the answer to the question, I presume i have to tick no?

    just don't want to give up something if I don't need to. I occasionally use it for foxes etc. would be nice if the couldn't hear the bang, get startled

    And apologies for the ignorance but I presume a moderator is a silencer, I have a moderator that came with it and tbh a coke can would do as good a job


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass

    Do you have the "S" on the license in the bottom left corner? If you do you tick yes on the FCR, and it's a renewal of the same authorisation.

    If you don't have the "S" on your current license you tick no on the FCR, and don't use it [the suppressor] until you get the authorisation with your new license as it's an offence.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,803 ✭✭✭ amacca

    Yes I actually do have the S on bottom left corner of the license.

    Thank you very much, I was just about to tick no as I couldn't see in writing anywhere on the documentation that I could have one even though it doesn't state I can't either. I had no Idea what the S indicated.

    Much appreciated.