Faq's we are commonly asked.

We hope that our Faq section will answer some of the questions that you might have, if we haven't covered your question then please feel free to use our contact us form so we may assist your further.

Question:   Can we hire or rent equipment directly from you?
Answer:    No we do not rent or hire equipment as we are a non-profit club, however We have a limited collection of club guns that we are able to start you off with, but use of these are on a first come first served basis. However many opt for buying there own equipment, this allows you to personalize your experience to your shooting style.

Question:   How old do you need to be to learn to shoot?
Answer:   There are no hard and fast rules to this, but we would look to see if the person applying is able to, firstly listen to instructions, these would be to ensure they know how to safely handle a weapon in their possesion. Secondly if they are able to hold a weapon safely, some rifles can feel quite heavy when being held for a period of time.

Question:    My child(ren) would like to learn to shoot, do you run a coaching program?
Answer:    All our sessions will have a range officer present, who will offer guidance and ensure shooting is done in a safe enjoyable manner. All our members are very experienced,  and they will always offer help and share tricks and tips to help someone enjoy the sport  further.

Question:   Can I just come down and give shooting a try?
Answer:   Before anyone can shoot at our indoor range they must have a CRB check done, this is a free check and takes only a few weeks to be processed by the local firearms office. Once again this is to ensure the safety of you and other club members remains one of our main priorities.

Question:   Can I shoot at the range on a pay per use basis?
Answer:   Please refer to the answer above which I feel covers this question.

Question:   When can I/we shoot at the range?
Answer:   Our indoor range in Horsham is open almost every day,  also our offsite outdoor Hunter Field Target section (HFT) shoots are on a Sunday every two weeks. Please check our Shooting Timetableand contact a member of the club PRIOR to attending, especally for  Hunter Field Target (HFT).

Question:  How long do I/we have to complete our probationary period?
Answer:   We have a time limit of three months to complete the ten active shooting visits. However, if a situation occures which means this may not be possible then please let us know. We will try and be as flexable as we can be to help you if we can.

Question:  I am interested in trying HFT what do I need to have?
Answer:   You dont need much to try HFT! You will obviously need access to a air rifle, but other than that you will need to remember that HFT is an outdoor sport. I would recommend that you look at the weather and dress approperatly for that day (Sun cream or WD40 :) ), but keep in mind that things can get muddy, so we recommend waterproofs and waterproof footware in some form as a need to have item!

Question:  Who can I/We use as a use as a reference on my application?
Answer:   You must supply two references, and the people you specify must have known you for a minimum of five years and not be a family member. In the case of joint applications to HRPC applicants can not nominate each other as a referee.

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The Club address is:, 60d Queens street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5AD

Parking is available to the rear of the premises when the range is open, please be aware at times it can be busy.


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