Safe shooting is everybody's concern. If you are a club member and you see unsafe behaviour you have the same responsibility to caution the offender as a club committee member.
Safety in shooting is crucial, therefore failure to follow these rules cannot be tolerated.
Infraction of the rules will usually be dealt with by an immediate verbal caution (don’t take offence but do take notice), but severe cases or repeated transgressions may result in suspension or even termination of club membership without refund.
In order to be covered by club insurance, members, their guests and visitors must sign in before they start shooting.
Safety glasses must be worn when shooting pistols or BB firing guns.
“BB” guns firing steel shot may only be used with the purpose designed "BB" target frame. No other target holder is acceptable for use with steel "BB" guns.
The use of pyrotechnic targets (e.g. Firebird Reactive Targets) are not permitted at the club ground.
Members must not bring pets on to the field while shooting activities are taking place. Once everything is cleared away, pets are then permitted.
Gun Safety Rules
Never load a gun unless you are on the firing line making ready to shoot.
Keep guns pointed down at the ground when not on the firing line.
Guns must be stored in their bags or placed in the storage rack when not in actual use.
When on the firing line, all guns must be kept pointing down range.
Ensure your position is correct on the firing line, being neither too far forward nor set back.
Barrels and levers of all spring powered guns must be held throughout the loading process.
If a magazine is being used, it must not be in the gun except when on the firing line and about to shoot. This includes empty magazines.
Remove magazines from the gun before leaving the firing line, even if empty. Once the magazine is removed and before leaving the firing line, clear the gun by firing a (blank) shot down range to ensure the barrel is actually empty.
Do not proceed forward of the firing line unless a ceasefire is in force.
The shooting field is crossed by a foot path. If you spot walkers, warn other shooters immediately so a ceasefire can be called.
Ceasefire if livestock or other animals stray into the firing line.
A ceasefire is called by one blast of a whistle or air horn. Allow time for guns to be cleared before moving forwards.
Keep all gun actions open during ceasefires and when not on the firing line.
Open range (start shooting) is signified by two blasts of a whistle or air horn.
Manor Farm Information
You're on a working farm; please ensure if you open a gate, you close it behind you.
Wear appropriate clothing, you'll be shooting from a field which may be muddy.
Please take any litter with you when you leave.
You're advised to wash your hands before consuming food or drink.