What UK Weapons Can You Legally Own?
Many UK citizens think that ALL firearms are illegal, and therefore unavailable to the UK public - this is not true.
You have the perfect right to own many types of firearms, but you must be able to have a good reason to do so.
For full, in depth details, check out the UK Home Office Guidelines for firearms.
This is a detailed 270 page document outlining exactly the do's and don'ts of firearm ownership.
Remember this short article is about what weapons you can legally own, it does NOT cover self defence. A lot of people get firearm ownership and self defence mixed up.
You must have genuine reasons for owning a firearm: gun club member, clay pigeon shooting, pest and vermin control etc, not self defence.
However, the range of legal firearms that you can own and use may surprise you.
Below Is A General Guide:
Firearms You Can Legally Own In The UK
UK Legal Firearms: Top to bottom
As well as the above firearms, you can own a shotgun -
*in general*, shotguns under 3 capacity (2+1) Section 2 only require a Shotgun Cert (SGC).
The list List is by no means exhaustive, there are hundreds of flavours of firearms available in UK.
All these above weapons will require a Firearms Certificate, but, once you have been fully vetted by the police, and have fully satisfied all the legal requirements they are all perfectly legal for a UK citizen to own.
The information here is true as of article date, and there are no current legislation changes to the UK firearms laws in the pipeline.