Our Probationary Course is designed for the new shooter, either who has never even picked up a gun before, perhaps a clay shooters looking to expand into full bore or the occasional shooter wanting to take up the sport or apply for their own Firearms Licence. The course is an extensive, detailed course covering all aspects of safety, gun handing and control, range rules, firearms law and includes shooting a variety of firearms from 10m to 100m including .22 and .223 full bore.
The course encompasses 2 hours of classroom work with a 90 minute examination as well as 4 hours on the range. The cost includes all firearms use, ammo and safety equipment as well as breakfast and lunch. It is important to remember that under the Firearms Act and the Home office guidelines which detail its use a central part of our role is the proper control of firearms access. This means that our job is not simply to train but also to guide, educate and to some extent police access to firearms to ensure that not only are people trained in competency but also the very idea of using a firearm for sporting use. In practical terms this means that we need to get to know you as a person, that you are the sort of person that should have a firearm.
Upon passing the course you enter the compulsory probationary period for shooting of 6 months. Over the next 6 months we continue to offer guidance and training (there is no limit to the number of days or time) during which you are encouraged to try different kinds of shooting to see what you enjoy the most.
Courses are one to one or a maximum of one to three – no large class groups – dedicated training.