The Club holds regular Fullbore Target, ‘F’ Class shoots at Bisley National Shooting Centre. Smallbore, Gallery Rifle and Black Powder shoots, including benchrest, precision and speed which are held on a 25m Barrack Range at Old Sarum.
Members travel, once a month, to the National Shooting Centre at Bisley to practise and shoot competitions, at the longer distances.
The Club permits the use of any firearm held on a member’s certificate, providing local Range regulations are adhered to. Some competitions, however, restrict the eligibility of the scoring. The Club holds centerfire and rimfire rifles for both target and sporting competitions, for use by our members and holds a maintained stock of ammunition.
The club enjoys affiliation to the National Rifle Association and to the National Shooting Centre.
23 Jan Sun Old Sarum 0930-1430 (Guests) – tbc Mick
.22 rimfire ‘Offhand’ 25m Zero, then 10 shots in 5 mins (x3). Targets – PL 12s
.22 rimfire ‘Timed & Precision 1’. 30 shots.
.22 rimfire ‘Benchrest for score’ at 25yds. 25 scored shots and unlimited sighters in 20 mins. Any rifle.
Next Shoot: Tuesday 1st February 2022.
Meet at 10:00 to start shooting at 10:30.
Please let Ian Smedley or Chris Blackler know if you are attending.
Club membership is due to be re-opened early next year. Guest day dates will be published when confirmed. Existing probationers will be emailed on when they can return to Old Sarum.
This link provides information on the Probation Process.
As from 6th April 2015, the cost of firearms grants and renewals have increased.
New fees in full:
Firearms Act 1968
||Firearms Certificate Grant
||Firearms Certificate Renewal
||Firearms Certificate Variation
||Firearms Certificate Replacement
||Shot gun Certificate Grant
||Shot gun Certificate Renewal
||Shot gun Certificate Replacement
||Firearms Dealer Registration
||Registered Firearms Dealer Grant for Game Fair etc
||Firearms Dealer Renewal of Registration
Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988
||Co-terminous grant of shot gun certificate and firearm certificate
||Co-terminous grant of shot gun certificate and renewal of firearm certificate
||Co-terminous renewal of shot gun certificate and grant of firearm certificate
||Co-terminous renewal of shot gun certificate and firearm certificate
||Visitors’ Permit for Group
There is growing interest in Practical Shooting competitions in the club.
A few members have joined the PSA http://www.ukpsa.co.uk/ and have attended the Basic Safety Course. I attended the on one in Harlow at the end of November 2012 and had a great weekend of tuition and practise.
The course starts with a morning classroom session with an overview of the sport and then a very detailed safety briefing. You then go to the range, split up in to groups and are assigned an instructor. The instructors take you through the various courses of fire, each time fully reviewing all the safety points. You repeat various exercise shooting steel targets at ranges from 5 to 15m. You get to practise speed, precision, different shooting positions including lying on your back and shooting from you weak shoulder (an interesting experience).
The next day starts early at the range with more exercises and then a mock competition shoot with a UKPSA Instructor and competition judge. This gives you a real feel of the pressures of a competitive shoot.
You are under continual assessment and any safety infringement will result in a fail but the level of instruction was so high that no one failed the course. The most popular shotgun used was a semi-auto but my pump action easily kept up and never had a mis-feed.
I can easily say it was one of the best shooting weekends I have ever had and would thoroughly recommend it. I passed the course and was also awarded an international competition license. I am now waiting until the weather warms up so I can go and enter some comps.