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Membership 2020 - 2021

Probationary Members

All applications for membership, if accepted, will be deemed to be Probationary Membership until accepted into one of the following categories.

Initial cost for a new member is aligned to the categories below.

Full Members                   21 to 64 years of age                      £100

Senior                                  65 years of age or over                    £65

Blue Badge holders      21 to 64 years of age                       £65

Junior                           12 to 21                                             £60

Students                       21 to 24 in full time education           £60

Social                                   Non-shooting persons elected

by the Executive Committee              £60

Honorary                            Previous Full Members who have

provided valuable services to the

Club and been elected by the

Executive Committee to

this category.                                     £ No charge

New members                  Joining for the first time                    £20 discount up to the 1st July

Existing Members         Joining consecutively each year       £20 discount up to the 1st June


Partial Year discounts for new members

50% discount as of the first of October each year, this discount is increased to 75% on January 1st. These discounts are not available to renewing members.

The membership year is April 1st to March 31st, the cost of the following year’s membership is agreed at the AGM. each year, unless previously agreed by the full committee. Any member that has not paid in full by July 1st will have their membership terminated automatically.

Re-joining at a later date requires a fully completed application, together with a current photograph, a covering letter explaining the reasons why renewal was not completed in the required period and full payment (no discount is available to ex-members). The application will then be reviewed by the full committee, approval will depend on your attitude towards firearms and safety, the frequency of your attendance at the club, the frequency of your participation in competitions and workdays plus a satisfactory explanation as to why renewal was not completed in the required period. If your membership is accepted, you will be required to complete a six-month probationary period before being accepted for full membership. Please note if you are not currently a club member. Access to the site without permission and not being escorted by a committee member or range officer is strictly prohibited.


Members Email Address

It is essential that the Membership Secretary has your current, regularly used, email address so that we can communicate with you efficiently. This will be the usual mode of contact and you are required to inform the Membership Secretary of any change.

Members Home Address

It is essential that the Membership Secretary has your current Postal Address. This will be the secondary mode of contact and is a legal requirement for firearms certification administration.


Becoming a member


If you are thinking about joining you are welcome to email the Membership Secretary at in order to arrange an appointment for a site visit with the relevant discipline manager.


During this visit you will be shown around the facilities and introduced to the members present, after this you can decide if you wish to continue with your application.


Prior to your next visit please download and complete the combined Section 21 & membership application form which can be found under the documentation heading. In order for your application to be reviewed by the committee All sections must be completed fully in BLOCK CAPITALS, please place this in a sealed envelope with your payment & a passport style photograph (copies & prints will not be accepted) in the membership post box which is bolted to the wall in the rim-fire range.


Shooting Safely Statement

Club ID cards must be shown to the Range Officer when purchasing ammunition or using club rifles, they must also be produced upon

request by any club member. Failure to do so will result in being escorted from site. Repeated failure to produce your Club ID will result in a review to determine if continued membership is desirable.

Persons under the age of 18 who wish to join the club are able to do so, as long as they are of a physical size to enable them to shoot safely and are supervised at ALL TIMES by an experienced shooter over the age of 21. Persons undertaking supervisory duties are not allowed to shoot or participate in other activities whilst delivering the supervisory duty. In addition: The club has a safety ruling that states, use of the Rim Fire Lanes is restricted to persons over the age of 14. Persons of 12 and 13 are restricted to air rifles

To become a full member of the Club all members must have demonstrated a full understanding of range rules and safety. Upon approval they automatically become available as range officers during the time they are on the site.


Firearms Act Extracts

Section 21 Firearms Act Explained

Section 23 and 23 Firearms Act - Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Minors

Section 24 Firearms Act - Supplying Firearms to Minors

The latest revision and the information held within that revision as published by the originating authority takes precedence over any information in these links.

Child Protection Statement

Whilst on the ARRC premises anybody under the age of 18 shall be supervised at all times by a family member or legal guardian over the age of 21

Data Protection Statement

The Membership Secretary holds the Club record of data of its members.

The General Secretary and discipline managers are data users and will have access to the contact details of relevant members for administration purposes where necessary. A data user is charged with keeping data safe and secure within current data security regulations.


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Last modified:  24/07/2021