The club house is situated in Mullet Road, Laira, Plymouth (map). A Social club is nearby that can be used for social occasions, as you would become a member automatically.
Have you ever thought about taking up target shooting. You would find it rewarding, as it is a sport that can be simply a competition with yourself, trying to achieve the maximum score of 100, or a competition against other clubs in the area on a shoulder to shoulder basis, or a competition shot on a postal basis against other teams within the Plymouth and District area, county or country.
Locally, these may be as part of a team, or as an individual. The type of team shooting would be shoulder to shoulder, where you visit other clubs within the Plymouth and District area, on a home and away basis. The individual shooting would be a postal shoot in the P & D Summer League, based on your league averages, or if you had not shot in the league, as a declared average.
Other postal shooting, where the cards are sent to a marker, can consist of shooting against other clubs within Devon, or the Civil Service leagues, where you shoot against other clubs within the country. These can be either as a team or as an individual, shooting against other teams or individuals.
You can also shoot outdoors, at the Plymouth and District shoots, which take place at the Budleigh range, near Moretonhampstead. At Christmas time, there is a outdoor turkey shoot.
Devon and Cornwall also have shoots at various venues, and many other counties have outdoor shoots. So the possibilities are endless.
There are other indoor shoots at various clubs, such as Okehampton and Exeter which are held at dates throughout the year.
The club shoot .22 prone rifle only (no air gun shooting), and have rifles which can be used by people on an organized shoot. If you decide that you like the idea, you would become a probationary member for a minimum period of 3-6 months, to see that you have the necessary discipline to join, as the restrictions by the police are quite strict.
The minimum age for full membership is 15 years, but there can be exceptions at the clubs discretion, provided the participant is accompanied at all times by a club member over the age of 21. The only people excluded are those who are considered a "prohibited person" under Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968.
There are at present, no membership charges until you are eligible to become a member, when you would pay pro rata for the remaining part of the year.
Once you are a member, having paid your yearly subscription, and N.S.R.A. membership fees, unlike many clubs, there are no range fees. The only costs would be for some postal competitions, should you wish to participate, and your ammunition.
You can get in touch with us with the link under contact.
Should you wish to give it a try, then please email us, although you will have to be put on a waiting list, due to the Winter and postal leagues taking place, so trials will not be available until 2014.
The only exception to this, is if you already have a FAC (firearms certificate), although you will still have to serve the probation period.
We hope that we may meet you in the future.
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