We strive to help people who have never shot before to get involved and try the sport out. To do so, we facilitate a number of guest days every year (maximum of 12).
If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some sensible restrictions on guests shooting with the club, for the club's protection and theirs.
These are described below. At the end of this section there is a list of upcoming declared "Guest Days".
Guests shooting at club events
Guests of the club may shoot at an event organised and run by the club provided they fall into at least one of these four categories:
members of a recognised outside organisation
people who are known personally to at least one full member of the club
members of another Home Office Approved club visiting as members of that club
visitors possessing firearms that fall within the terms of the club’s Approval and that are held on their personal FAC (Firearm Certificate) or Visitor’s permit or Permit under Section 7 of the 1968 Firearms Act.
So, in particular anyone who is a full member of another Home Office Approved club can shoot at a club event irrespective of whether he or she holds an FAC.
Also, an FAC holder who possesses the same types of firearms (those categories being smallbore rifle, fullbore rifle and muzzle loaded pistol) as the club's approval can shoot at a club event.
All guests who shoot at a club event 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).
Any guest (even if an FAC holder) shooting at a club event either needs to hold a SCC (Shooter's Certification Card) that covers the type of firearm he/she is using, or be supervised personally by a full club member (or recognised coach) who holds an SCC for that type of firearm.
Note that if the only guests shooting at a specific club event are FAC holders and/or full members of Home Office Approved clubs, then the club does not need to declare that event a Guest Day and use up one of its annual allocation of 12 days.
If one or more guests does not meet this condition, then the club needs to declare the event a Guest Day and pre-notify the event: the Secretary will do this on request from the club's event organisers.
Upcoming declared Guest Days
Spring Guest Day - TBC
Autumn Guest Day - TBC, likely 26th August 2023
Saturday 2nd December 2023 Wappenshaw and Christmas lunch