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WELCOME

Website Updated 4th December 2016

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope the following information is of interest to you. Sigma Rifle and Pistol Club was established over fifty years ago by the present and existing Secretary and Treasurer.

We are usually looking for new members but over the past twelve months we have been overwhelmed with enquiries to join us, our recently reintroduced Waiting List has reached the point where we are unable to accept new enquires unless you already hold a Firearms Licence (FAC). However, in the meantime if you are not already on our Waiting List please declare an interest in joining us via the 'Contact Us' Link. At the very least we will add you to our Waiting List and if necessary assist you in perhaps finding another club to join, although it seems most other clubs also operate a waiting list.

Sigma Range

Sigma Rifle and Pistol Club Range

The original twenty-one year Lease for the Club Range has been renewed for another twenty-one years which will provide shooting continuity until 2036. As part of the Lease renewal there has been an increase in Rent for the range we built over twenty-two years ago, to accommodate this increase Club Fees are currently £175 per annum. Club Fees are usually collected by way of two 6-monthly payments; January 1st and 1st July; by cash, cheque or monthly Bank Standing Order.

Fees are calculated by sharing the costs of running and maintaining the club amongst its members; Club Fees also include; Associate Membership of the National Rifle Association which includes up to £10 million Liability Insurance cover. Club Fees also include the use of the Club Range and all its facilities 6½ days/week, including targetry, use of club rifles and equipment, heating and hot beverages. There are no "green fees", additional weekly/monthly or per visit payments.

However, to keep Club Fees as low as possible it is a condition of membership to volunteer to help out with on-going and periodic essential range maintenance when required.

Furthermore, Full Members are allowed to nominate an immediate member of their family for 'membership' at no additional cost. This would only apply where the immediate family member does not have a firearms certificate.

For younger Members, i.e. under the age of eighteen, there is a Junior Full Membership category. Whilst this is a sad reflection on modern times, if you are under 18 years of age, you will have to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while attending club functions or fixtures.

Due to Home Office rules, applicants applying for membership who do not already have a firearm certificate, will be required to complete a minimum 3 month Probationary Membership period. Full Membership will be based on the safe handling and use of firearms and regular attendance to the club. When Full Membership has been granted there is a one-off Joining Fee of £50.

Club Range firing times are: 09:00 hrs to 16:30 hrs Monday to Saturday and 09:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs on Sundays. As the range is mostly used on a Saturday and most Wednesday's, Probationary Members will be required to attend the club mainly on a Saturday until they have been granted Full Membership. This will allow Committee Members to ensure that adequate supervision and essential Safety Training is provided and they will be able to 'monitor' the progress and safety abilities of prospective new members.