Taster Sessions & Probationary Courses

Sat 27th January 2018

Sat 7th April 2018

Sat 1st July 2017

Fully booked

Sat 7th October 2017

The club runs a number of taster sessions through out the year as a way of inducting keen people into our probationary programme, and to give anyone with a potential interest the opportunity to try out target shooting as a sport. Our taster session / 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.

The course costs £30 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.

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.

Copyright Luton Rifle and Pistol Club. All rights reserved