Who can shoot ?
The sport is open to all - shooting is not dependent on your gender, size or strength. It is very much a mental game - you need to be fully aware of your body in order to relax but also concentrate.
The more you practice, the better you get!
How do I start ?
After any security checks have been successfully completed you will be invited by a club to attend an introductory trial period. During these sessions you will be given personal guidance of firearms safety, range etiquette and individual coaching.
After completion of any introductory period, if it is mutually decided that you continue with the sport, a formal probationary period, minimum 3 months, is undertaken prior to you being able to apply to become a full member.
Is shooting dangerous ?
No - smallbore rifle and pistol shooting is a precision sport, taking place in controlled conditions, where safety is of paramount importance.
How expensive is it ?
Your initial outlay should be limited to the cost of ammunition used and an 'attendance fees', the amount varies across clubs but will probably be in the range £1 - £2.50 per session.
After completion of your probationary period and subject to you being invited to become a full member you may then be require to pay 'membership fees' - the amount varies across clubs therefore details should be sought from individual club secretaries.
What should I wear ?
Casual clothing, not too restrictive, for prone shooting a long sleeved top is best.
What equipment do I need ?
A number of clubs have club equipment that newcomers will be able to use as they start out in the sport, this means that initially you will only need to turn up. During your introductory and probationary periods you will be advised of the various aspects of the sport and any specialist items you may decide to purchase.
What can I shoot ?
IAW current legislation as long as you are not prohibited under the provisions of Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 and don't have any kind of drug or psychological problems that might mean you may be unsafe around firearms you will be able to try the sport - a club is required to check you suitability, with the local police, prior to allowing you to access weapons and ammunition.
Do you have an unanswered question ?
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