New Membership FAQs

You might have additional and specific questions regarding your consideration to join as a member for the Barry Shooting Centre Club. Here are some of the industry standard type of questions (From the NRA) that are specific to our facility, club and business.

Q: How often are you open during the week and what are the times?
A: We are open 3 times a week as follows:

  • Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Q: Can I join if I don't have a Firearms Certificate?
A: Yes you can as a Probationary Member. Members (Or recent ex-members) of the Armed Forces can also join as Full Members - note that ALL members will be going through the induction training.

Q: Can I join if I have a Firearms Certificate but don't belong to a (Home Office Approved) club?
A: Yes you can. If your FAC is for vermin shooting using small-bore firearms we may ask you to sit the Induction Class. Shooters with a FAC for air-powered arms only will have to join as Probationary Members.

Q: Can I join if I have a Firearms Certificate, belong to a club (Home Office Approved) but my FAC is rated for small-bore only.
A: Yes you can. All new members regardless of experience and certification will be subject to attending the Induction Class.

Q: Why do I need to be assessed?
A: To ensure that you are familiar with all the types of firearms that are available from our armoury & to ensure that you understand our range safety and procedures.

Q: Can I use the Barry Shooting Centre Club range if I am not a club member?
A: Yes, as a visitor with a FAC Licence up to a maximum of 3 times; or as a Visitor of an approved event.

Q: How old do I have to be?
A: The minimum age to shoot here at Barry Shooting Centre Club is 14years of age. The young person may not possess, own or receive as a gift any firearm, but may use a firearm under supervision of a suitably qualified adult over the age of 21.

Q: Which firearms can I use at Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: Any that conform to the Range Safety Certificate. We are certified up to .50Cal.

Q: Am I restricted in the type of target I can shoot at the Barry Shooting Centre Club range?
A: Yes, only paper targets can be used.

Q: Will a staff member of the Barry Shooting Centre Club help me if I have a problem with my Firearms Certificate application?
A: Yes, our staff will help you with your application, and support you in the sponsorship of the application.

Q: Will the Barry Shooting Centre Club help me if my Firearms Certificate is revoked?
A: Yes, we will closely examine any circumstances where a FAC has been revoked and fight your corner if we feel that the revocation is inappropriate.

Q: Do I have to have my own firearms to shoot at Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: No, as a Full Member of the NRA you may use from the Club Armoury. If you shoot here as a member of an Affiliated Club you can use your club or club members firearms. If you shoot here as a guest of an Affiliated club which is Home Office Approved you may use that club’s firearms or members’ firearms. You may not shoot as a guest of a club affiliated to the NRA which does not have Home Office Approval.

Q: Can I store my Firearms at Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: If you are a Full Member then yes you may store your firearms in our Club Armoury, where a storage fee does apply.

Q: Is there a Firearms inspection service at Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: Yes our RCO will inspect your firearm.

Q: Can I buy ammunition at Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: Yes, ammunition is usually available provided, of course, you have permission to legally acquire it.

Q: I have heard that membership automatically includes insurance, is this true?
A: Full Membership includes insurance cover at our facility.

Q: What do I need to do to apply successfully for a Firearms Certificate?
A: You will need to furnish proof that you have completed the probationary period of 3 months and more than 12 visits at the Barry Shooting Centre Club, 2 referee forms, 4 photos and the fee. Remember your Medical History and Background check will be a requirement during the application.

Q: Must I provide my actual FAC to join the Barry Shooting Centre Club?
A: Yes, we are required to see your FAC – not a copy - if you cannot bring it in please send it by recorded delivery, we will return it by this method on the same day we receive it.

Q: How much is the membership Fee?
A: £300/yr

Q: Can I bring a guest to shoot if I am a Barry Shooting Centre Club member?
A: As long as they have an FAC License, and register as a visitor, and have not exceeded the 3 times limit.

Q: Can I bring friends or family to spectate?
A: Yes you may.

Q: Is there a restaurant or café on site?
A: No on both. We do have a small member's lounge where coffee can be served and can socialise with other members.

Q: What medical facilities is there on site?
A: Range Office staff hold first aid certificates.

Q: Who is the facility's licensing authority?
A: South Wales Police.

Q: Does the Barry Shooting Centre Club have improvers shooters courses?
A: Yes, there is a range of courses available for all levels of expertise, for more information please contact the Training team.