Want to take up shooting? Or had a few shooting lessons and now want to invest in your own gun for recreational use? Whilst the UK has some very strict gun laws the process of obtaining a shotgun license is actually rather simple. If you live in England, Scotland or Wales then your first step is to obtain an application form for a shotgun certificate from any police station.
If you are from Northern Ireland then the system is a little different but the police station is still your starting point. You can either take the form away with your for completion or complete the form at the station, these forms ask a lot of questions so take your time; it mainly consists of personal information such as your employment details and your addresses over the last five years.