|Many beginners or novices are put of the idea of target
shooting because they believe that it is expensive, and that they would have to
buy lots of equipment just to try it out. In point of fact it is one of the
cheapest sports to participate in.
To comply with the law you have to be a full member of a Home Office Approved club, such as Watford & District, before you can even apply for a Firearms Certificate. To become a member you have to serve a probationary period of six months during which you must attend regularly. If you could only attend once or twice a month the probation period might be extended to twenty visits before you were made a full member.
During your probationary period, the club would supply all the equipment required (rifles, jackets, mats, gloves, slings, scopes, etc.) and the only cost would be your "green fee" of £5 per session (£2.50 for juniors) and the cost of any ammunition or pellets you used. Please note that bullets are supplied in boxes of 50 for £6 and that, until you had a Firearms Certificate, any remaining unused would be stored for you until your next visit.
After completing your probationary period you would still be able to use club equipment until such time as you bought your own.
The club currently meets for smallbore rifle and airgun shooting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
If you are interested in "giving it a try", please contact us using the link above.