Becoming a Member
The minimum age for members of Kendal Rifle and Pistol Club is 12 years. Practically there is no point in anyone younger joining because the air guns and .22 rim-fire rifles are too heavy and large for someone under 12 years to use. Initially we would expect ALL minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
New to target shooting and no FAC?
If you are new to shooting and you are thinking about starting at KRPC you will need to send an e-mail expressing your wishes or call the KRPC mobile on 0798 302 4866, you can't just walk in off the street and expect to start shooting. Legally you must become a probationary member of the club before you can shoot. * Guest nights
All new members of the club can expect to serve a six month probationary period before becoming a full member of the club. During the probationary period you will be expected to attend and shoot regularly and record your attendance and activity in a log provided.
Probationary members without an FAC (Firearms Certificate) cannot hold a firearm or ammunition outside the bounds of the club. See Subs and Other Costs
Someone wishing to join the club will need to fill in a membership application form which needs to be witnessed by a "Suitably Qualified Person" that you are fit to handle firearms. Please read the Firearms Act 1968 Note at the foot of this page.
Existing FAC holders.
If you currently hold an FAC but you are not a member of a small-bore shooting club you will need to follow the same procedure as someone new to shooting but the committee reserve the right to shorten the probationary period.
Moving from another target shooting club.
If you are an existing, active, member of another target shooting club it is normal that you only need to provide a letter from the secretary of your current club to the secretary of KRPC and to make yourself known to one of the members of KRPC before entering the club.
It is an offence under Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 for a prohibited person to have firearms or ammunition in his/her possession at any time. This applies to anyone who has been sentenced to imprisonment or youth custody or detention in a young offender institution for three months or more. If the sentence was for three years or more the ban is for life. For less than three years the ban is for five years from the date of release from custody.
Note. When making an application to join a target shooting club you are required to make a declaration regarding any previous firearms or shotgun certificate applications you have made which were refused. And of any firearms or shotgun certificates that you have had revoked.
There is an exception that permits people to shoot target rifles without being a probationary member of a club. Target shooting clubs can hold Guest Days. Please use the Guest Nights link in the menu for more information.