NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE 
SHOOTING CLUB
Frequently asked Questions
When is the indoor range open ?
The indoor range is open every Wednesday and Friday evening after 7:00 pm
How do I arrange a first visit ?
To arrange a visit look at the contact page for telephone numbers and a contact e-mail.
Note, in accordance with Home Office guidance shooting is not permitted on the first visit.
What does membership cost ?
Full membership fees are currently £125 per year, payable in two instalments if you wish.
£75 in January and when you first join, then £50 in June.
If you join with the £75.00 fee outside of the due dates then an adjustment will be made when the second fee is due so that you only pay £125 per annum.
16 to 18 year olds. Membership fees are £62.50 per year payable in two instalments if you wish.
£32.50 in January and when you first join, then £30 in June.
Under 16 year olds. Membership is free, you must be accompanied by a full adult member.
The cost of membership gives you access every Wednesday and Friday all year round to the indoor range and 7 days a week access all year round to the outdoor range. The full bore range is open only on official days at pre arranged dates. Currently 18 shoots per year.
Are there any other costs ?
Apart from visitor or membership fees you will only have to buy ammunition. If you do not hold an FAC you MUST NOT REMOVE ammunition from the club.
There are no range fees at the three ranges.
There are no charges for the use of club guns.
What guns can I shoot at the club ?
indoor range :- .22 rimfire rifles (.22LR). Air rifle and air pistol. Club .22 rimfire rifles available for                                                                                         you to use at this range
outdoor range:- .22 rimfire rifles (.22LR). Air rifle and air pistol. Pistol caliber                         carbines and black powder firearms up to .455 cal. and 1700fps.                                            There is a club .357 lever action rifle available at this range.

Full Bore Range :-   Full bore rifle calibre rifles. There are two club 7.62 rifles and a .303 for you to
                                                                  Use at this range.     
I have no experience, what can I do ?
No experience is needed. We will ensure that everyone, including complete novices, will be trained in the safe use of a wide range of firearms in a pleasant and friendly environment.  We are especially welcoming to youngsters as long as you have an appropriate legal guardian to accompany you to shoots.

Who can join ?

We are a community amateur sports club.  Our club is open to anyone regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs in accordance with all current equality legislation.

How do I join the club?

 

To discuss membership, please look at the contact page for telephone numbers and a contact e-mail.

All persons wishing to join a shooting club are required to successfully complete a probationary period. This a minimum of three months and this may be extended where deemed necessary.  Successful probation requires regular attendance.

Being a responsible club, we make every effort to ensure that our prospective members are of good character and fit and proper people to hold a Firearm Certificate. Our application procedure will necessarily involve some questions to help us verify that.  (all in accordance with current Firearms Legislation).  Prospective members are normally required to have a full member as a sponsor who will vouch for their suitability and good character.

If you do not have a sponsor you can still be considered for membership but you will be asked to provide suitable personal references that will be taken up prior to you being offered probationary membership.

 

Note, in accordance with Home Office guidance shooting is not permitted on the first visit.

 

Application for membership is CLOSED until further notice. Keep checking this site for further information. Enquiries can still be made to join our waiting list