Scotton & Farnham Rifle Club

Small-bore Shooting in Harrogate
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Membership & Application Pack

Small-bore shooting Governing Body, the N.S.R.A

Due to strict legal requirements set by the Home Office there is a set process all prospective members must follow prior to gaining Full Membership. The process is as follows:

First Visit

You must first arrange a 'First Visit' to the club where a brief introduction to the range, the club and safety aspects of shooting will be explained to you. Should you wish to apply for Probationary Membership and attend your first shooting session, a membership application form and a copy of the club Safety Rules will be provided, or can be downloaded from this page.

Probationary Membership

If you decide to progress your membership application you must fully complete the membership application form, read the club saftey rules and bring with you the following items for security and identity check:

  1. Photo ID such as driving licence / passport
  2. Proof of address such as Council Tax bill / Utility bill etc.
  3. Two recent passport photographs

You will be issued with a Probationary Membership pack containing your membership card, among other items, and be eligable to shoot on the Bill Bruce range.

Probationary Membership is for a period of 3 months and is granted on payment of a non-refunable fee of 35.00. This covers you for your first 50 rounds of ammunition and also the loan of a club rifle, jacket, sling, scope together with full coaching and instruction on basic marksmanship principles and the safe handling of firearms.

After using your first 50 rounds, you will need to purchase, from the club, ammunition. This is about 4.50 for a box of 50 bullets. All unused ammunition must be stored at the club and not taken away.

During your Probationary Membership your shooting will be assessed to ensure you are capable of shooting safely with a rifle. Should you be deemed safe, you may apply for full membership of the club.

Full Membership

During the last month of your Probationary Membership, the club committee will decide whether to offer you full membership of the club. If you accept membership, you will be asked to pay a subscription based on the current annual subscription and the number of full months remaining in the club year. The annual subscription fee is 150. Should you wish to purchase your own firearm, you will need to be a FULL member of the club. An application for a Firearms Certificate (FAC) can be found on the North Yorkshire Police website.

As a full member you may shoot whenever you want to as long as there are two people present.

Membership Application Form

To DOWNLOAD the documents, please right click your mouse whilst hovering over the link and select 'Save Target As'.

Scotton & Farnham R.C. 2011