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    Thumbs up New Historic Pistol Collector from the UK

    Hi Everyone.

    I'm in the UK and as you know handguns are banned these are known as section 5 but within this section there are 2 sections of handguns that with permission from the police you can own. One you cannot shoot these are the older calibers or obsolete (no factory ammunition is made & cannot be purchased such as .455 .41 Colt long or short & .380 long etc & you cannot reload) these are section 7.1 you have to have a license called a firearms certificate the pistols are listed on the certificate and can have these at home as part of a bigger collection including rifles all firearms must secured in a gun safe.

    The second type is section 7.3 now these you can shoot but they have to be stored in an armory ours are stored at Bisley the home of British shooting. You prearrange a range date turn up pay a fee (range hire £10 half day) your pistols have already been taken to the range where they are issued to you and you can shoot but no competitions, these are for research/testing only for Historic interest. These are what we have & also are listed on our firearm certificates. Ammunition we can buy and store at home.

    I'm looking to increase this collection with a Colt Revolver. Already own a Colt Police Positive Target .22rf dated 1915 & a Colt 1903 .32acp dated 1906.
    Looking forward to finding out more about Colt pistols.

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    Thank you both for the welcome.
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    Welcome to the forum. many knowledgable Colt people here. Post any question you wish and you'll likely get a quick answer
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    Thank you for the welcome, already posted a question & had a reply with info.

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    The second type is section 7.3 now these you can shoot but they have to be stored in an armory ours are stored at Bisley the home of British shooting. You prearrange a range date turn up pay a fee (range hire £10 half day) your pistols have already been taken to the range where they are issued to you and you can shoot but no competitions, these are for research/testing only for Historic interest. These are what we have & also are listed on our firearm certificates. Ammunition we can buy and store at home.
    Wow, that's a lot of trouble to go to. Are you charged a fee for storage?

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    Thanks for the welcome.
    I know it's a lot of trouble but it is the only way to shoot handguns, unless they are muzzle loaders which are legal. Yes a yearly fee per pistol.

    We, wife & I had a shooting road trip of Texas last year and got the bug to shoot more when we got home. We used Glock's Sig226 & FNX at several ranges over the almost 4 week trip ended in New York for a long weekend. I got to shoot semi auto full bore rifles as well, they are also banned here only have bolt actions, but we can have semi auto shotguns with mags work that one out.

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