Visiting Guests

As a Home Office Approved Gun club we are eager to promote the world of shooting and encourage new people into a safe and well disciplined sport. However, there are strict licensing laws and regulations that we adhere to and enforce.

Please remember that becoming a member of Harlow Practical Club will entail a 6 month probationary period.  Harlow Practical Club operates an, annually reviewed, ‘invite-only’ membership policy.

CCTV is in operation for security and safety of all that use the range.

INDOOR Range/s : Sorry, Due to COVID restrictions we are not accepting any visitors or guests or new members at the indoor range/s, we are at capacity and are not accepting any visitors, guests or new members. The waiting list has become so large that we are no longer adding to it.

OUTDOOR Ranges - HPC Lumley Ranges membership now open.

Arranging a visit

Visits to our club can be arranged for potential new members, so that we can meet you and you can meet us.

If a visit is arranged please don't expect to shoot, you must become a probationary member before you are allowed to use the club gun. Geological location in relation to your home address should also be considered before applying as we are limited at the present time to numbers and we expect our members to shoot regularly.

No visitors/guests are permitted at the outdoor shotgun range/s. Only HPC members who hold the appropriate 'Range Pass'

 

Costs:

Harlow Practical Club Keeping fingers off trigger

Indoor Rage Hullbridge:

ALL Shooting guests must arrive promptly by 6:45pm to complete the induction & preliminaries. (6.45 to 7.00 only)
   
Guest Visitor with NO recognised safety course pass - £50.00
  Includes Instruction/Assessment. (assessment is valid for membership application within a 3 month period only). Maximum number of guest visits permitted is three per annum.
   
Club Gun - typically £11 per visit
  the club gun is available for use at this additional charge.
   
Guest Visitor WITH a recognised safety course pass - £30.00
FAC and holders WITH a recognised safety course pass Maximum number of guest visits permitted is three per annum.

CCTV is in operation for security and safety of all that use the range.

Non Shooting guest or visitor - FREE
Non shooting guests may be permitted to visit once by prior arrangement only.

Frequently asked Questions:

What should I wear to the club?
Wear comfortable clothing that is not your Sunday best as shooting can be grubby.  No camouflage.

What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring with you: Two forms of identification, for example, this can be a driving licence, passport or utility bill. (Both forms of identification must show your name and address.)

It is recommended that you bring your own ear and eye protection.
Standard ear protection (head phone type earmuff, ear plugs) and standard safety glasses are mandatory at all times whilst on range.

What Are The Basic Rules?
Visitors are expected to obey, without question, any form of instruction given to them by a full member. You must stay with a member of the club at all times. You must NOT touch any firearm or ammunition at any time unless instructed to do so. We are a friendly lot really, but I am sure you understand that in our sport safety and security is paramount.

Will there be any support to help me get started?
Yes, an abundance of it - From our qualified instructors who will give you all the training required to master safe gun handling to coaching from our friendly members.

What are the lower age limits for visiting or joining your club?
The minimum age to join or visit our club is 18 years old.

When can I visit your club?
As we are a Home Office Approved Gun Club there are only a limited number of 'guest days' available.  There are procedures we have to follow and will do so as quickly as possible, so, as soon as we receive all of your details we will start the procedure and invite you to the next available guest day. - you will need to contact us via the Contacts page.

I'm interested in coming along with my friends for a day out / birthday celebration.
No, sorry, we do not run 'corporate' events or red letter day type of events. We only cater for people who are interested in becoming long term shooting club members.

 

 

We look forward to meeting you and making you welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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