Individual firearms owners can only loan a category A, B or H firearm to a borrower when there is a written or oral agreement.
This is required under the:
A written agreement is made between the owner and borrower to say that the borrower will:
Both parties must retain a copy of the agreement and produce it to a police officer if required.
An oral agreement is made between the owner and borrower to say that that the borrower will:
Conditions apply to the loan of firearms.
Lending class A, B or H firearms outside of these conditions is an offence. The firearm owner and the borrower can be liable.
Immediately before transferring possession the owner must inspect the borrower's firearms licence and be satisfied that the borrower:
The borrower must:
Licensed dealers transferring possession to a borrower who is not a licensed dealer must:
Owners and borrowers must be familiar with the conditions of category H firearms for holders of shooting club licences. This includes:
See Regulation 14 of the Firearms Regulations 2017 for an outline of the conditions.