Practice Nights 2020 dates to be confirmed, but likely to be similar to the 2019 dates listed below. Open to all – no experience, equipment or license needed (see conditions below)
2019 THURSDAY EVENINGS FORTNIGHTLY AS BELOW:
*** NOTE THESE ARE THE 2019 DATES FOR REFERENCE ONLY ***
April 11 & 25
May 9 & 23
June 6 & 20
July 4 & 18
August 1 & 15
Practices sessions are held at the club shooting grounds near Connel, Oban. For directions CLICK HERE. The format is usually 2×15 DTL
Everyone is welcome – complete beginners to experienced shots. We can lend you a shotgun and give you some free tuition. Get in touch, or just turn up if you are interested.
N.B. practice shoots are now every 2 weeks and coordinate with our neighbours Fasnacloich Gun Club
Lead or steel shot, plastic or fibre-wad are all permitted at the ground. Permitted loads are as specified by the governing body for DTL
A guest shooting for the first time would expect to pay £17 for a practice session (all-inclusive):
- Practices sessions are £7/guests £5/members for 30 bird DTL.
- Cartridges are available to buy at £6/box of 25 (12bore 28gram 7.5 plastic wad).
- Membership is £20/year from the first January shoot date.
- Members receive a discount on practice and competition shoot entry fees, and can benefit from Club group buying discounts when available.
You are welcome to bring your own cartridges. Lead or steel shot, plastic or fibre-wad are all permitted at the ground. Permitted loads for DTL are specified by the governing body, but are typically 28gram 7.5 shot in #12 gauge.
Any person, under 15 years of age, using a shotgun must be supervised by an adult (over 21yrs). (Firearms Act 1968, Section 22(3)). Prohibited persons as defined by Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968* must not be permitted to be in possession of guns or ammunition.
No person who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs will be allowed to be in possession of guns.
The owners of any shotguns used on the site are reminded that the security of those guns remains solely their responsibility.
*SECTION 21 OF THE FIREARMS ACT 1968: It is an offence for someone who is prohibited by Section 21 to have a firearm or ammunition in his or her possession at any time. Section 21 applies to anyone who has been sentenced to imprisonment, or to youth custody or detention in a young offender’s institution, for three months or more. The period for why they are prohibited depends on the length of their sentence; if the sentence was longer than three years the prohibition is for life. If the sentence was three months or more but less than three years, the prohibition lasts for five years from the date of their release. It is an offence for a person to transfer, let or hire, give or lend a firearm or ammunition to someone whom he/she knows has reasonable grounds for believing to be prohibited by Section 21.