We’re happy to announce we’re now in a position to invite applications for club members initially for FAC holders and members of other firearms clubs.
Our fully ventilated indoor facility is nigh on complete and ready to cater for our firearms customers, capable of calibres from .22LR to .44 Carbines.
With on site cafe facilities, RFD shop and more.
Probationers are welcome to join the waiting list, which WILL be lengthy!
Further further detail please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I Join?
Anyone wishing to join the Club must first visit the Club, after an agreed visit time has been arranged with the club in advance.
Please contact us at email@example.com in the first instance, or drop by and visit our premises between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
It should be noted that if you are not a current F.A.C. (Fire Arms Certificate) holder or a member of another gun club, then you are not allowed to handle guns or ammunition on your first visit.
On your first visit:
- You must sign the visitor’s book to prove your attendance on your first visit.
- You will be given an application pack consisting of:
- An application form.
- An information for applicants document.
- A document covering range and user safety rules.
- A copy of the LWRC Privacy Notice.
- A form covering ‘Section 21: Possession of firearms by persons convicted of crime’.
- The forms can be returned on your next visit or within 7 days.
- Upon receipt of a correctly completed form and the entry fee, you will become a probationary member enabling you to receive instruction and shoot.
- The secretary will take up your references in due course and request security check from Police Scotland.
Novice probationary members must only shoot under instruction from a full club member, committee member or RCO.
The probationary period is minimum 3 months. After which the club’s Committee will decide based upon references, police feedback and instructor comments if you can become a full member of the Club.
New members who are members of, or have just left, another gun club (proof of current or past membership is required) can join without the 6-month probationary period, subject to a satisfactory reference from the other club and agreement from the club committee.
If a visitor can produce a current FAC or proof of current membership of another rifle club, then he or she can shoot as a visitor. The lane, ammunition and target fees are applicable.
Under current legislation members of the public cannot shoot as visitors. Consequently we are unable to operate a day membership scheme.
Relations or Friends of Members
Unless a relation or friend of a member holds a current FAC or they have a membership of another rifle club, then they cannot shoot at LWRC. To enable them to shoot they must join as a probationary member under terms as set out in ‘How do I join’. Otherwise, an invitation to the Monthly open day may be suitable.
Range ‘Open Days’
LWRC does regularly hold a monthly ‘Open day’, designed to increase awareness of the range facilities to prospective members.
Any attendee at such open day must be invited by the club and must sign ‘Section 21 : Possession of Firearms’ declaration. Full details of attendance will be passed onto Police Scotland.
The Club’s fees to members consist of:
- A one off joining fee of £50 (Juniors £25) covering the expense of security and reference checks. Payable on application.
- An annual membership subscription, payable by all members.
- Session fees payable each time a member shoots consisting of:
- A range fee (if RCO required).
- A rifle fee for those members who use the Club’s guns.
Annual fee for probation/full member £150
(also payable by direct debit at £12.50 per month)
Junior probationer/membership (under 18) £150
(also payable by direct debit at £14.99 per month)
Per Visit Lane Fees
Members – free of charge (fair use policy applies)
Guests – £15 per lane per hour
RCO if required – £30 per hour
Rifle Hire Fees
£15 per rifle
Ammunition and Targets
If the purchaser has a current FAC then it is good practice to have your ammunition purchases entered on your certificate, even if you use the ammunition within the club or leave it on the club premises. This proves to the authorities your need to have the facility to hold ammunition on your FAC.
If the purchaser does not hold a current FAC then any ammunition purchased must not be removed from the Club premises. Instead the ammunition box must be labelled with the purchaser’s name and date of purchase and lodged with the range officer before leaving the Club. Failure to comply with this rule may lead to dismissal from the Club and could result in prosecution by the Police. Any conviction of this type will almost certainly prevent you from gaining an FAC at a later date.
All ammunition sold for safe keeping on this range is sold on the understanding that it is used within a period of three months. Any ammunition unused after that period may be disposed of to the best advantage of the Club.
The Club currently holds stocks of the following .22 ammunition, which can be purchased from the Club:
Type Price Per Box of 50
Eley Sport £5
Eley Club £6
Eley Contact (Subs) £6
Eley Force £5
Eley Edge £7.50
Eley Match £9
Eley Tenex £11
Centre Fire Ammunition
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
The Club currently holds stocks of the following targets, which can be purchased from the Club:
Target Price Per Target
LWRC ‘Action’ Figure £ 1
NRA Target £ 1
Applying for a Fire Arms Certificate
If you wish to purchase a fire arm then you will have to apply to your local police authority for a Fire Arms Certificate. Applications can only be made by full members, not by probationary members.
An application form can be downloaded from… https://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/firearms-and-explosives-licensing/firearms-and-shotguns
Note the application process will require you to obtain a reference from one of the Club’s officers. Please ensure that you talk to them before making the application.
You will also require a basic medical check from your GP. Please ensure the applicable fee is acceptable as this will need paid by the applicant.