Originally Posted by hotversion
I thought if an air rifle was over 12lb ie FAC it could never be called anything else no matter what the power?
It's a "Confusion" the law or particularly the Statutory Instrument creates.
A rifle is not "FAC" unless it has been put on ticket. A rifle may well be at FAC power levels but still off ticket.
The reason that Forces will not remove an air rifle from being "on ticket" is that they have demonstrated they are "Capable" so therefore require a licence.
Odd Forces would remove an FAC air rifle from "on ticket" but now records are computerised Nationally I don't know if this is still true.