Due to a high demand, we have currently closed our membership books for 2019. Please keep an eye on this page later on in the year for more information on membership. Thank you.
The City of Bristol Service Rifle Club is run by and supported by its members and caters to members of all levels. Ranging from those looking to learn to shoot, or those who are looking to return to the sport or progress. Members enjoy many benefits. They can apply for a Firearms Certificate that will allow them to purchase their own rifle and ammunition. They can attend organised shoots at other clubs. There is also the social side of belonging to a club, meeting new people and making friends.
To become a member, you need to complete the membership form. (It will appear here when our books have re opened late 2018.) Once completed send it to us via email or print it out and hand it to one of our members at our next shoot. Our contact details can be found on our Contact Us page and our next shoot dates can be found on the Range Information page.
ABOUT BEING A MEMBER
All prospective members of the club must undergo a 6 month probationary period regardless of experience this is to allow the club members to get to know you, and for you to get to know the club, a probationary period is a legal requirement.
All prospective members must shoot regularly during their probationary period and must undergo training and supervision to shoot within the club.
You have 6 months to complete training if you fail to complete due to lack of attendance then membership is automatically terminated unless you can demonstrate to the club why you have been unable to attend, the committee may extend your probationary period at its discretion to allow you to complete training.
The club must invest a great deal of its time and expense in training all new members.
We have a legal duty to inform the police when any person applies to join a Home Office Approved Club. We also have to inform them if you are accepted or rejected for membership and also when you leave the club. It is a legal requirement that the club formally interviews all prospective members before they may join a shooting club. The police have the right to object to any member who applies to join a club.
A criminal record may not necessarily preclude you from joining a shooting club but a conviction for 2 or more drink driving offences probably would. You would need to discuss any spent convictions with the club secretary.
If you are a foreign national with less then 5 years residency in the UK you may need to supply the British police with a copy of your police records from your country of origin before you are allowed to shoot in the UK. This is a matter for the police and is outside the control of the club.
Memberships are £132 annually, plus £10 per shoot and can be re-newed every 12 months.
Newcomers are welcome on the day at a charge of £25. Club rifles are available on request.
GUESTS AND VISITORS USING A MOD RANGE
A guest is someone that does not have a firearm certificate. All guests must be sponsored and accompanied by a full member of the club, who is ultimately responsible for the guest. The club must be notified 48 hrs in advance in writing. Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or use of the contact us page.
Guests and Visitors shooting on MOD ranges must be over 16 years old