Probationary Training Courses

Due to Coronavirus pandemic we are currently suspending probationary courses until the club re-opens

plus 2 training evenings


plus 2 training evenings


plus 2 training evenings


plus 2 training evenings


Bookings are not refundable or transferable, but if the course is cancelled we will refund you or offer you a deferred booking

The club runs a number of Probationer training courses throughout the year as a way of inducting keen people into our probationary membership programme. Our initial Probationers Course runs from 9.30 to 13.30 on a Saturday morning on our indoor range in Luton. Coaching and tuition is one-to-one, so each course (content below) is limited to 8 participants - early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. After that, the course includes two further training sessions on Thursday evenings.

The three sessions of the course cost £40 and is open to anyone who is not legally prohibited from handling firearms. In target shooting women compete on equal terms with men and young people are encouraged, but we can only accept minors onto the course if their parent or guardian is also booked and intends to pursue club membership.

In the clubroom

  • Introduction to the Club

  • Shooting in the UK and the Law

  • How do I become a member of the Club?

  • Obtaining a Firearm Certificate (FAC)

  • The Cost’s involved in the above

  • The types of guns we have available and the types of shooting we offer

  • The types of Targets we use and the Competitions we run

  • Reloading experience

On the range

  • Range Safety

  • Gun Handling and Target Shooting

  • Shooting as many types of Guns as time allows:

  • Single shot rifles - Bolt-action & Martini

  • Repeating rifles - Underlever & Pump action

  • Semi-automatic (self-loading) rifles

  • Iron sights and Telescopic sights

  • Muzzle-loading Revolvers

Included in the cost of the day:

  • Instruction and help from nationally qualified club members

  • The use of all Guns / Ammunition / Targets / Range Facilities / Safety Equipment (Ear Defenders / Safety Glasses etc)

  • Insurance

  • Light refreshments (this is likely to be just Tea / Coffee / Squash / Biscuits)

  • Participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments if they wish

  • In respect of any Junior attendee’s, there will be CRB cleared members available

As we may split the attendee’s into Groups, the content will not necessarily be covered in the order shown

When handling or shooting guns, all attendee’s will be under strict one to one supervision with an experienced Club Member

The whole day is held indoors - ordinary casual, comfortable clothing and shoes is all that is required

Please contact us if you have any queries.

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