We currently shoot at Kingsbury and Whittington on military ranges up to 600 yds. We also visit Sennybridge in Powys where we can shoot from 100 yds out to 2500 yds.
Absolutely not, target shooting is one of the safest sports because we ensure that everyone acts in a safe manner in accordance with the Health and Safety Guidelines. There is always a qualified ‘Range Conducting Officer’ (RCO) and trained medics at hand to ensure the safety of the proceedings.
No, the club has all the equipment necessary for you to get started however most members go on to purchase their own equipment once they have membership and a valid fire arms license.
As long as your eyesight is in the normal range you will be alright. You will find that most shooters wear glasses to shoot even though they may not require them for daily life due to the focus required for extended periods of time when aiming.
The simple answer is NO. Neither are we allowed to let you shoot or handle firearms on your first visit to the club. Before coming you will need to contact the club at email@example.com to first arrange a visit. You will be required to provide the following information: your full name; address and date of birth on your first visit. This is so that a Police check can be carried out. The police will be advised of your interest and may not support an application if there is a cause for concern.
You do not need a FAC to shoot as a member of the club. You only require aqn FAC if you decide you wish to acquire your own firearm and you will need to have become a full club member and regular attendee for at least 6 months before the police will consider your application.
The Club will require two references. This must be from individuals over the age of 18 who have known you for more than 2 years. References can not be from members of your immediate family. It is a legal requirement that all applications are notified to the Police. It is also requirement that the Police support the application for membership. This means that the applicant can not be prohibited person under the Firearms Act for membership of a shooting club and that the applicant is not known to the Police in a way that would be a cause for concern.
At least 16 years old and able to safely control a rifle. If younger, the law requires a parent or guardian to supervise at all times and would also be subject to an assessment of the young person’s ability to hold and control the rifle or pistol in a safe manner.
It is run by members who volunteer to take on duties and roles. This keeps the cost down and ensures that all the income goes back into maintaining and developing the club.
Unlike most clubs all the range fees are covered by the cost of the annual membership. Still a flat rate of £130 pounds a year regardless of how many shoots you choose to attend.
If you still have more questions or would like to know more about UK shooting sports in general, drop us an email and a club member will get back to you as soon as possible.