Newcomers interested in joining the club are welcomes to visit the range during normal opening hours. Safety on the range is taken very seriously and we respectfully ask people attending to act responsibly, identify themselves upon arrival and follow any instructions given by the range officers and club officials.
Note: Members, prospective members, and guest members must sign a declaration that they are not prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition by virtue of section 21, as amended, of the Firearms Act 1968 (which applies to persons who have served a term of imprisonment or been given a suspended sentence of three months or longer).
No application for full or probationary membership will be granted unless the applicant has informed the club of whether they have ever had an application for a firearm or shotgun certificate refused by the police, or had a certificate revoked.
Probationary members must present their Green Card to the Range officer for signature at the start of each visit.
Probationary members must be accompanied to the firing point until they are familiar and competent with the firearm being used.
During the Probationary period the prospective member should make themselves known to the Committee Members and have them sign the reverse of the green card.
The Home Office compliant probationary membership lasts for up to six months, with a minimum of three months and minimum of twelve visits before Full Membership will be considered by the club Committee.
Note: The club will inform the police of any application for membership, giving the applicant’s full name and address, date and place of birth, and the date on which they become a full member.
The range is controlled by a Range Officer. They will ensure the firing benches are clear before anyone can go forward to position or change targets.
Targets must be placed on boards provided and positioned so that all projectiles hit the sand bullet catcher, between the white markers.
The white markers and all other range woodwork must not be shot at.
The Range Officer will issue the following range commands:
“Shooters to the line.” (Shooters are authorised to bring equipment, ammunition and weapons to the firing point)
“Shooters face down range and load.” (Shooters are authorised load weapons at the firing point)
“Fire when ready.” (Shooters are authorised to commence firing)
“Cease fire and prove* weapons.” (Shooters must immediately stop firing and unload any unfired ammunition from weapons)
“Forward score and patch.” (When the firing point is clear, shooters are authorised to go forward of the firing point to prepare targets for the next firing detail)
* Please see the Safety Leaflet for information on proving a weapon
Each shooter must have their firearm cleared by the Range Officer before leaving the firing benches.
Ammunition bought on the range must not be taken away from the range without being entered on a Firearms Certificate (FAC).