Rifle coaching takes place every Monday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm with our fully qualified coaching staff.
To get started, the following should take place:
- Attend the club on a Monday (coaching) night from 7pm - ask for Chris Trousdale, Tony Eddon, Steve Baker or Mike Rowe. Please note that on this initial visit you won't be able to shoot - this is a condition of our Home Office licence - but we will show you the ranges, facilities, talk about the disciplines we offer and go through the next steps.
- Complete application forms for shooting membership - available from the Bar or Range. As part of the forms we will ask you to complete a declaration that you are not prohibited under Section 21 of the Firearms act 1968 from having firearms or ammunition in your possession. If you have any questions, concerns or want more information about the details required then please let us know.
- Following completion of the forms we will ask the police if they know of any reason why we shouldn't admit you as a member. We will then present your application at the next Committee meeting, held once per month. Once the committee have approved your membership, your membership cards and pack will be produced and posted to your home address or left behind the bar for collection.
- Once you have your card, you can attend Monday coaching sessions from 7pm and being shooting. We will also present you with more information about the shooting section, competitions, equipment and training.
If you have any questions about the application process or any other aspects of beginning shooting, please get in touch with Tony, Steve or Mike.
Although many members own their own rifles, this requires a firearm certificate. However, this certificate is not required to shoot and take part in competitions on club premises as the club owns rifles which can be used by members. These include several .22 prone target rifles, benchrest and lightweight sporting rifles.
It is a club rule that .22 ammunition used in rifles is purchased at the club.