January 2024 Update… The club will not be taking any more new shooters as members for at least 3 months to allow for the training of the latest group of new joiners. FAC holders still welcome!
Do I need previous shooting experience?
Not at all! We welcome everyone! Men and Women, old and young, new and existing shooters are all welcome.
However, juniors aged 14-16 must be accompanied by an adult when attending.
The Club can provide all the equipment and ammunition you need to start shooting.
How do I arrange to come along?
Sadly, you cannot just turn up. We have to screen you with the Police before we can invite you to the range to have a look around, meet other members and see how the club operates.
If you are interested in coming along please download and complete the Trial Membership form and email it back to us. When doing so please tell us about your interest in shooting and any previous experience you may have had. Please also feel free to ask any questions you may have about the club or about shooting in general.
Trial Membership Application Form
This downloads as a PDF which you will need to print off, complete and then scan back to us (we hope soon to make this into a form you can complete online)
Trial Membership: How much does it cost and what does it include?
Trial Membership costs just £20; this comprises a 2-hour Induction session (with a maximum of 4 trialists). The session will start with a short briefing covering safety and other matters. It includes overall supervision by a Range Control Officer and one-to-one instruction and assistance while you shoot. You will be given an opportunity to try both prone shooting (using a front tripod initially) and light sporting shooting using club rifles and equipment.
It then includes up to 2 further visits on club nights when you will have a further opportunity to try either or both disciplines and meet other members. After this we will ask you to sign up for probationary membership if you wish to continue.
The trial Membership fee for these three sessions includes one box of 50 rounds of ammunition. If you use more than this a further £8.50 will be payable for another 50 rounds noting that all unused ammunition at the end of each session is stored by the club on your behalf until you have a Firearms Certificate.
Firearms Certificate (FAC) holders are welcome to bring their own rifle (and ammunition if you wish) along on the second visit – the charge will be the same. Please ensure that you bring your firearms certificate with you on your introductory visit.
New Shooters have to serve a 6-month Probation period before they can become Full Members. Once you become a Full Member, you may apply to the local Police for a Firearms Licence so you can buy your own rifle.
Membership Fees: 2023-24 fees
- Juniors: £50.00 per year, aged 14-17 (with adult supervision);
- Seniors: £100.00 per year. Aged 18 and over.
Our financial year runs 1st April to the following 31st March, if you join as a probationary or full member before 30th June full annual fees are payable, before 31st October 75%, before 31st December 50% and in the final quarter of the financial year 25% with full year renewal in all cases then due from the following 1st April.