First French FT Open

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  1. saddler

    saddler Phil Gee

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    The French Field Target Association will organize a FT Open in France on 18th and 19th May 2012.

    The Open will be held in the beautiful region of Aveyron, a village in southern France, best known for the Millau bridge.
    It s also near the famous caves of Roquefort (cheese), the Tarn gorges, and Larzac plateau.
    http://www.field-target.fr/open/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=879

    We have created a special forum dedicated to the Open at:
    http://www.field-target.fr/open/

    It will be a good opportunity to have the first experience of French field target and to become acquainted with other shooters.

    A local radio station as well as regional television will report the details of what is up to now a totally unknown sport in France.

    Kind regards

    Robert Lang

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  2. RobF

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    Excellent.

    Is there a temporary permit if english shooters could attend?
     
  3. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Friday and saturday?

    Be a rush back for Swefta shoot on sunday!
     
  4. Gerry

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    Simon ! :(

    Look on the bright side , when you win the French Open:cool: , the prestige will be greater than a place down the order in a SWEFTA shoot ...:rolleyes:

    :D :D :D
     
  5. saddler

    saddler Phil Gee

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    Not sure if the date is a typo or any more details than is shown.
    I am just the messenger, but I will forward the questions to Robert.
    I don't think he is member on here yet.
     
  6. flyfisher

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    Hello,

    No Rob in France it's impossible due to the law.

    you require a European Firearms Pass.
    you should write to the Firearms Licensing Department not less than 10 working days before your date of departure.
    There is no fee for this service.

    Yes NJR friday and saturday Thursday is a holiday in France and so many French people take the opportunity to take leave.

    Yes Gerry, especially in France all FT shooters are beginners, but there will be some few Italians, Belgium and Spanish who will defend their honor.

    In France the FT is a reality since 1yr 1/2 only. There are very few shooters.
    We try to make known this sport to a large number of French shooters, and especially to we officially be recognize by the French shooting federation.

    this Open is for us a good way for that



    Robert
     
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  7. RobF

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    Hi Robert,

    We can't get the EFP in the UK. They will only issue it for firearms, not air rifles. :(
     
  8. villiers

    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    :( when will common sense break out.
     
  9. RobF

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    Perhaps when Scotland requires them? :eek:
     
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    Is there anything stopping me turning up and borrowing a gun rather than take mine. :D

    As i can get a very cheap flight and car deal

    loop
     
  11. flyfisher

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    In this case, it should not be a problem, the organization can find rifle for you.

    We are looking for a solution to the efp
    we need to contact the Minister( home office ??? i'm not sure of this term) to try to get a special waiver.

    It's the same problem with Spanish shooters .

    Yes Europe exists, but only on paper

    to be followed

    I will tell you more soon

    Robert:)

    www.field-target.fr/open ( open forum info)
    www.field-target.fr (general FT/HFT fench forum)
    afft84@orange.fr
     
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  12. RobF

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    Excellent Robert!

    There is no rush, if we cannot do it this time, then we can do it the next. But as France is so close, I suspect there would be a few interested. :)

    It's quite shaming how others countries can sort stuff out, yet it's the UK who now are paralysed by bureaucracy.
     
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    Re the dreaded EFP..

    Maybe this should be a new thread as I dont want to Hi jack the French open. I wish them every success with the competition . I am sure thier is a Shed load of British shooter's would want to go if they can get the guns in and out easily.

    With ever more fantastic shoots becoming available io British shooter's in Europe the whole issue of an EFP needs to be either

    1. Put in place for air rifles.
    (How do British 10 metre shooter's et al get thier equipement into European countries surely the NSRA should be able to help us on this issue.)

    2.Circumvent the EFP .( Can we Not courier a quantity of rifles out to an address in the respective Country and have them courierd back to one address in the UK.)

    Just to give a bit of further background information to the issue of EFP s, in 1996 I asked DC Constabulary for one to go to Poland by car ,I got as far as the Chief Constable with no success( total idiots).

    I then approached the Home Office who redirected me to the Dept of Trade and Industry . You wont believe this but they wanted to give me an Import, Export licence for Exhibition purposes due to John shooting in the World Championships. We just got a flight .
     
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    Well said Robert, you give the Minister of power a good push . How do you say , entante cordiale.
     
  15. flyfisher

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    Hi,
    I may to be not able to respond to your posts for a while, as for all other questions, please contact the president of AFFT to this email address
    afft84@orange.fr
    or on the dedicated Open forum
    www.field-target.fr/open


    thank you
    Robert
     
  16. RobF

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    They don't need them, they run under 6 ft-lb so they aren't a problem, the EFP is for rifles over 6.
     
  17. UKJay

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    Hi - your links don't work I'm afraid. Good luck with the comp.

    Jay
     

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