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hucknall rifle & pistol target shooting club ( nottingham )

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hello,are target club welcomes anyone interested in target shooting to come and visit the club.we shoot rifle,pistol,air-rifle/pistol and black powder pistol.if interested please pm me and i'll point you in the right direction.

thanks,red.

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Hi there,

 

At what ranges do you shoot? and can all calibers of rifle be shot or only pistol calibers?

 

Thanks

Michael

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Hi there,

 

At what ranges do you shoot? and can all calibers of rifle be shot or only pistol calibers?

 

Thanks

Michael

hello,its a 25m range.its not down to the calibre,its governed by bullet speed,i think its 1600 ft/sec. just let me know if you fancy coming for a look one night.

 

all the best,red.

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Guest snowy1977

Hello big red,I really wish you were closer to Chesterfield!!!!!its impossible to get into any clubs around here unless you are family or best friend of a member.

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Blooming heck fella that's good!im in between 2 clubs that i know of 5 miles apart so an easy walk or bus ride but like I said you have to be "known" to get through the door.its a real shame.if I ever win the lotto ill start my own club where all welcome!as long as your friendly and enthusiastic :-)

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Why do they do the whole "through a friend or family member" malarky?

 

Surely you can be vetted out through probation periods, police checks and see if you are gun safe. New and enthusiastic people with good intentions should be welcomed by these clubs. It gives the perfect opportunity to promote the sport in a positive light and it could even see growth in its popularity.

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I agree with you malik,its a trust thing,they're scared of potential idiots screwing things up and getting the club closed down which is understandable given the political climate surrounding gun ownership but personally I think its what will kill the sport eventually because without new blood coming in so to speak there's no one to carry it on.everyone should be given a chance to prove themselves without being pre judged.i know 8 people that tried to get into clubs local to me,all responsible family men and 2 which I was in the army with so you can't get better saftey trained than that and they were all treated like they had the plague.like I said before its a real shame.makes me laugh when you see in the magazines guides on how to start shooting and they spin the same line of oh its so sociable and inclusive just pop round your local club and do this n that its easy blah blah blah its rubbish!

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"when" i win the lottery i'm going to start a gun club up.it'll be safe,friendly and affordable.just like the club i'm in really.

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your a lucky man red beard.im off to buy my lotto right now,im feeling "special" ha :-)

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Were considering a move back up to Norfolk.

 

Many moons a ago, I was a Grove Small Arms member when it was run by Tony Hardesty at his farm/range, and also Smallborough &district club too.

 

As an NRA member shooting for the last 30 years I was hoping not to read comments such as above. I recall firing of a prospective email to a few Clubs and did not receive a single reply?

 

Surely if a clubs Directors are unable to judge a persons character then it's a frankly worrying state of affairs.

 

So, it's my opinion that if a Club cannot be bothered to accept new members or new shooters to the sport then they should not be calling themselves a Club

 

Least the NRA are welcoming and accommodating in all my dealings with them- prefer to travel hours rather than to feel isolated within a 'Clique Club'

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Jaymo,all I wanna do is shoot rifles again,pure n simple.it shouldn't have to be so hard.im sure im not on my own with this either.just imagine how much stronger this sport could be if minds were a little more open.

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we are still welcoming new members,so anyone interested just PM me and i'll answer any of your questions.

 

all the best,red.

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Very welcoming club. Red beard is a good chappy. (For the most part). I've not been up there long but my shooting off hand has improved a lot imo since meeting with redbeard and co

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Theres always someone there on a tuesday evening,but its open all the time for full members.pm me if your interested in jave a look.

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just though i'd update this post,are club has had a few pw members come and have a look/join

 

if interested in viewing/joining the club just contact me and i'll answer any questions you might have.

 

all the best,jim.

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Were considering a move back up to Norfolk.

Many moons a ago, I was a Grove Small Arms member when it was run by Tony Hardesty at his farm/range, and also Smallborough &district club too.

As an NRA member shooting for the last 30 years I was hoping not to read comments such as above. I recall firing of a prospective email to a few Clubs and did not receive a single reply?

Surely if a clubs Directors are unable to judge a persons character then it's a frankly worrying state of affairs.

So, it's my opinion that if a Club cannot be bothered to accept new members or new shooters to the sport then they should not be calling themselves a Club

Least the NRA are welcoming and accommodating in all my dealings with them- prefer to travel hours rather than to feel isolated within a 'Clique Club'

What a small world . We must know each other .

I was a member of both clubs for a number of years . When Tony changed the club from a privately owned to a members club I ran the grove with other members . The grove was a super club to belong to as it was open 7days a week till 10.pm .

Smallborough is running , but is restricted to 100 yards full bore and small bore .

 

Harnser

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