Frequently Asked Questions
Permission to possess or to purchase or acquire a firearm will be granted to an individual who is assessed by the licensing authority, the police, as not posing a threat to public safety and having good reason to own the firearm. Organisations such as target shooting clubs, museums and firearms dealers must also apply for licences if they wish to possess or use firearms. Persons who are sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three years or more cannot possess a firearm or ammunition (including antique firearms) at any time.
Visitors who want to try the sport of target shooting must be proposed and supervised by a Club member known to them. If you do not know a Club member, please contact the Club Secretary for advice.
We run a selection of internal competitions for members, access to postal leagues and sometimes members shoot in competitions around the country.
The answer is yes, you are able to join the club although you will have to serve a minimum of 4 months’ probationary membership with at least 6 shooting visits and complete our range safety course before gaining full membership, all subject to Committee and Police approval.
The club has a number of guns for members to use at no charge.
This depends on what you want to do and what type of shooting you are interested in. Full bore target can be costly with the price of the ammunition. However .22 and gallery rifle shooting is fairly cheap.
Children aged less than 10 are not allowed on the range. Members aged 10-13 may only use air guns, those aged 14 or more may use firearms but must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian whilst they are on the club premises or at club shoots. This applies up to the age of 17 years.
The club is Home Office approved and run by members, for members and nobody draws a wage from running the club. This ensures that all costs are kept to a minimum.
We cover all of the gallery rifle disciplines, black powder pistol and target rifle.