Club Shoot 19th April
Twenty six members, a guest and a visitor turned out for the first long range shoot of the year and were joined at 1000yds by 3 further NRCS members plus grandson. Glen Tilt was beginning to shed its winter garb after several days of superb weather. The sun shone all day but, as the red flag shows, the wind was far fresher than the forecast 4mph. Several rapid rises and falls caused trouble, especially at 1000yds, to the extent that only 18 score cards were considered fit to hand in.
Changes to MOD Handbook of Defence Land Ranges Safety - March 2015
Joint Service Publication 403 (JSP403) is a four-volume MoD publication, available online. Vol 1 deals with the regulations and procedures for military ranges, Vol 2 with the design and construction of ranges. These contain most of the material relevant to civilian rifle clubs. Vol 1 has been reviewed over the past year or so, and MoD were kind enough to invite the NRA to participate in the review, as a result of which some significant changes have been made in the way that civilian shooters gain access to and operate on military ranges.
Although as a club we do not use MOD ranges we do have members who do so as members of other clubs, and some of the material - especially as referred to on p8- of the Brief is relevant to WARC.
SRA 2015 Scottish Meeting
5th - 7th June
Jubilee Range Glen Tilt Blair Atholl
Targets Installed for new 2015 Season
Targets installed and tested Saturday 28th March
In spite of a rather dire weather forecast, the day was largely dry; by the time the targets arrived the rain had moved on and the scheduled severe wind had decided that the Dundee area was a more suitable recipient of its efforts.
On behalf of the members of the Club, and other range users, I would like to thank those who volunteered to assist in loading the targets at Crieff, transporting and installing them at Glen Tilt:
Des Parr, James Bell, Bobby Robertson, Jim McCall, John Potter, Robert Thompson, Mike Ozmond, John Macdonald, Bill Kilmartin, Sean Thomas, Doug Keiller and brother in law Ian McFaddyen, Angus Keiller.
My thanks also to the five other members who also volunteered, but were stood down as we had sufficient effort already committed.
West of Scotland Rifle Club Open Meeting 2015
Saturday 2nd May 2015, Jubilee Range Blair Atholl
Cost this year is reduced by removal of prize money, additional medals will be awarded to compensate.
New Firearms Licencing Fees from 6th April 2015
The Government has announced its agreement for the firearms licensing fees administered by the police to be increased in-line with the proposals set out in the public consultation document of November/December 2014.
The new fees come into effect from 6th April 2015.
Target Rifle for Sale
Original Paramount Target Rifle made by Eric McGibbon in 1990
Having stripped the targets of most of their rubber and transported them to warm, dry premises near Crieff, we recently began the task of re-rubbering them. The first job was to remove the staples -about 220 per target- and the remaining rubber fragments.
Many thanks to the squad who did this: Jeremy Gaywood, Bill Kilmartin, Jim McCall, Des Parr, Bobby Robertson and Paul Sandie (and WARC chairman, who made the tea)
Minutes 2014 AGM (members area)
2015 Member's Subscription & Update Form now available (members area)
Chairman's Letter 2014 AGM (members area)
Scottish Multi-discipline Shooting Championship
17th May 2015
NRA Range Conducting Officer - Status
NRA RCO qualification lasts for 6 years after last renewal/successful course completion.
If you have a NRA RCO card then please check it to ensure it is still valid. There is only a certain amount of grace period for renewal. Otherwise the full course will have to be completed again.