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ABOUT US

Swansea Rifle Club has been in existence since 1919 and we have a very strong and loyal membership.
We are predominantly a Small Bore target rifle club but we also branch out into other disciplines such as Gallery Rifle and Bench Rest shooting along with many others, We are not often in the position to take on new members but if you wish to apply when we do please look at the guide below

When you apply to become a member of a Home Office Approved Rifle Club as Swansea Rifle Club is, there are a set of legally required criteria and rules that must be followed!

The Club is obliged to ask certain questions and they must be answered openly and honestly!

Before any new probationary member can be accepted The Club will submit your information to South Wales Police for background checks and approval

Along with our initial interview these will decide if you can become a probationary member.

These are examples of the questions asked and declarations made, these are legally binding, if questions are not answered or answered untruthfully this will certainly impact on any chance to become a probationary member.

We will ask -

ARE YOU BANNED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS / AMMUNITION UNDER SECTION 21 OF THE FIREARMS ACT 1968?

HAVE YOU BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY OFFENCE ? (other than minor traffic offences)

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A FIREARMS / SHOTGUN CERTIFICATE REFUSED OR REVOKED?

We will also ask a series of medical questions such as

DO YOU EVER HAVE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR THOUGHTS OF THREAT OF SELF HARM?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM A PERSONALITY DISORDER?

DO YOU OR HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED FROM ALCOHOL OR DRUG ABUSE

as well as others

Although you are not obliged to answer the questions (which are treated confidentially) failure to do so will impact on your chances of joining Swansea Rifle Club.

The absolute legal minimum probationary period is THREE MONTHS, we usually insist on SIX MONTHS and that you attend and complete your training in SIX MONTHS

After the Police have completed the checks and IF we accept you as a probationary member before you can have access to firearms (under supervision at all times) you will be required to attend and complete an INITIAL SAFETY TRAINING session with our Club Training Officer

The conditions stated above are not meant to frighten off new members, they are there just to clarify what we as a Club need to do as we have a duty of care to fellow members and the general public which we take very seriously!

Along with meeting our legal obligations

If you are interested and feel you meet the obligations and criteria watch the homepage for updates on membership information.

Please note that if you are accepted to become a Probationary Member fees will apply!
A £30 non-refundable administration fee
& the current Probationary Members fee
These will be paid before we submit your application for approval by South Wales Police
(if your application is rejected the Probationary Fee is refunded, When you start your official probation ALL fees are not refundable
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