Louisa Centre Gun Club

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How to join

For further info on how to join our club or express interest complete the above form.


We have 3 types of membership: Full - Family - Junior


    Full: any person over 18yrs


    Family: up to 4 members of one family who are all accepted as 

    individual members


    Junior: any person within age 14-18yrs


Membership fees: we do not publish membership fees, these will be advised to the individual by club officials on application.


Initially, we like to meet prospective members for an informal chat - we go through the joining process, costs, etc. Following this, if we are happy to take you on as a probationary member, you will complete our club application form (which we declare to Durham Constabulary) & you will pay an initial fee. We need to get to know you & find out a little about you first. 


We need you to be proposed by a full club member. If you know such a person already, there is no problem. If you do not know a full member then a committee member will propose you once we are satisfied about you.


You will be required to sign a declaration stating you are not prohibited from being in possession of firearms or ammunition.


You will normally be a probationary member for at least 3 months. We are required to make an assessment about your level of commitment & general character during this period & to base the decision about full membership on the outcome of this. 


Once you are a full member you are able to apply for your Firearms Certificate if you wish. 




FAQs

Q.  What sort of shooting can `I do at the club?


A.  We have the following types of shooting available, all of which take 

      place at our indoor range or outdoor range, depending upon the 

      calibre:


      .22 Target, Sporting, Gallery Rifles


      Pistol Calibre Carbines up to .45 calibre


      Full Bore Rifles (.223, .243, .308, etc)


      Military Rifles


      Black Powder Pistols & Rifles


      Long Barrel Pistols & Revolvers



Q.  How many ranges are there at the club?


A.  We have access to one Indoor 25m Range (6 x lanes) & multiple   

     Outdoor Full Bore Ranges at Ponteland & Catterick Garrison.  



Q.  As a member would I be insured?


A.  Each member & their equipment is insured when at the range.



Q.  I don't have a Firearms Certificate (FAC), can I still join?


A.  Yes, but you will have to go through a probationary period, usually 3   

      x months minimum, which includes basic training in firearms safety 

      & handling.


Q.  What happens next?


A.  Once you have been vetted by the club, which includes being 

      assessed over your probationary period by the committee, taking 

      into consideration your commitment & character, then, when the 

      committee is satisfied about you, you will qualify for membership. 

      The club secretary will discuss this with you at this point.


Q.  I am an existing FAC holder, can I join?


A.  Yes, but you will still have to go through the appropriate process. 

      You will be required to provide evidence of your FAC. If you are or 

      were a member of another club, you will bet expected to provide a 

      suitable reference from that club.


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Wednesday, Jun 29 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Jul 1 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 6 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Jul 8 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM