Need a club

Air Gunner - - Your Letters - Charles

Firstly, I shall get to the manda­tory ‘I love the mag­a­zines’ bit - par­tic­u­larly the more tech­ni­cal side of things and tips to im­prove. I love air­gun shoot­ing. I do a touch of pest con­trol, but re­ally, my pas­sion lies in knock­ing down tar­gets, pro­duc­ing tight groups and shoot­ing the head off pins at 50 yards etc. I live in the Scot­tish Bor­ders, which has two main prob­lems; the air­gun li­cens­ing non­sense, and no air­gun clubs within 50 miles, which makes go­ing to shoot an HFT course quite an ex­pen­sive and a very long day. There are only so many times I can knock the two tar­gets on my Nock­down rab­bit with the two-shot We­b­ley Raider, with­out feel­ing a bit lonely.

This has lead me to look into the idea of start­ing a club. Given that I don’t know a huge num­ber of shoot­ers, and have very lim­ited funds, I imag­ine it is go­ing to be a bit tricky, but I do have a bit of land I could use and have got the busi­ness skills from start­ing up a cou­ple of busi­nesses my­self. I have a ba­sic plan of cre­at­ing a plink­ing range, ad­ver­tis­ing it, get­ting a few mem­bers, and then I’m hop­ing that it will lead to some peo­ple ex­press­ing in­ter­est in HFT and we can start a few events. I am not ex­pect­ing it to make any money, but I would hope that it would be self-fund­ing af­ter the ini­tial ex­pen­di­ture.

Given the stupid SNP thought­polic­ing, I think Scot­land needs more clubs to al­low peo­ple to be able to get a li­cence and use air­guns. Some sort of fea­ture in the mag­a­zine, either on how to set up a club, or pos­si­bly me writ­ing how I have set one up, would be great ad­ver­tis­ing! If you have any hints, tips or sug­ges­tions, it would be great to hear what you have to say.

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