Swalecliffe & District Target Shooting Club

Anyone wishing to try target shooting and who wishes to join the Club should, in the first instance, contact the Club Chairman whose details are shown on the Contacts page of this site.

Please be aware that it is a legal requirement that all applicants must make a signed declaration in accordance with Section 21 of the 1968 Firearms Act. The declaration appears on the Application Form but Section 21 and the declaration are reproduced here as a forewarning to avoid confusion. If you are unable to make this declaration you will not be considered for membership.

Section 21
Prohibits the possession of a firearm and ammunition (under any circumstances), by any person who has been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment (or its equivalent for young person’s) of 3 months or more. The prohibition applies in all circumstances, including handling and firing in an approved shooting club or at a clay pigeon shoot where a certificate is not usually required. It also applies to the possession or use of other categories of firearms and ammunition such as airguns or shot gun cartridges for which a certificate is not needed
A sentence of 3 months to 3 years attracts a 5 year prohibition, shorter ones no prohibition but a longer one means a life time ban.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION

I hereby declare that I am not subject to restriction by virtue of the regulations set out in Section 21 of the Firearms act 1968. I also declare that I have never had a firearms or shotgun certificate revoked

Name (print) .....JOE EXAMPLE.......................................................................................................

Address ......1 ANYWHERE ROAD,  ANYTOWN, AN10 9AN.................................................................

........................................................................................................................................

Signature      J Example                                                                                       Date    01/01/2016
 

Before anyone can handle a gun there is also a legal requirement that they must attend a basic safety course. The Club organises these for prospective members on a regular basis. You will also need to complete an Application Form, supply two passport sized photographs, and pay a non-refundable administration fee. A copy of the Application Form can be downloaded by clicking here.

Once the Safety Course has been attended you become a Probationary Member and you can attend the Club indoor ranges and shoot your choice of rifle/air rifle/air pistol under supervision. The club has a selection of guns for use on its ranges so there is no need for new members to obtain their own until they have decided that they are serious about their shooting and are accepted as full members.

Having completed a Probationary Period of a minimum of 3 months and the Committee is satisfied that you are safe and competent to shoot in your chosen discipline you can become a full member and shoot without supervision.

Membership fees, to be paid by Standing Order, are detailed on the Application Form. (Download here).

     

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