Club Members have decided that instead of hiding our sport its time it was taken to the masses.
Many people fill with the dread when they hear the word Guns. We aim to prove that its a worth while sport that can teach people (especially the young) that Air Weapon should be treated with respect and used properly without abuse. It teaches team spirit, discipline, balance and to be carm and responsible. We have worked with children with ADHD. Who have learnt control around our rifles.
We teach the law and that it must be obeyed. Shooting was one of the first Scout badges.
Target shooting is an Olympic sport used in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
We are supported by our local Para Olympian Ryan Cockbill. 
We now provide ranges at up to 30 shows a year. Small events and Major Game Fairs.
We are non profit making and all profits are used for the Sport, within the club and promoting our sport. We also work with our local Sea Scouts training and doing badges and are working towards a youth academy.

Newly added to the stand you can see we are now solar powered doing away for the need to have a generator to light the targets.

 The club has spend thousands of pounds providing a safe presentable mobile range that can travel the country.
The Range can be used for all sorts of different events, Game Fairs, Dog Shows, Car Shows, Steam Rallies, Corporate Events, Both indoors and outdoors.
We have major improvements planned for this winters maintenance.
We hold Public Liability Insurance for £5,000,000.
The range is run by experienced volunteer coaches.
Safety always comes first, below are some of the key safety features of the stand.

We can set up according to the need of the event and add extra lanes or types of shooting as room allows.

New for 2017 We are launching a Junior Dart Range that will attend smaller event.
This small range has Rifles that fire sucker Dart suitable for children over 5 years old
It can also attend parties birthdays and fetes.
Pictures will follow.

Stand Type 1: There is a self contained general show range  (used at most events) that is 9m long and 7m wide (to inc guide ropes) this will allow up to 5/6 people at a time to have a go shooting, at outside events. Plus a sales area. This stand is commonly used for most events using paper target shooting. Ideally room permiting for extra safety we can park a transit van behind as exta protection, if an extra 10ft  depth is available. Plus this stand is best suited on grass due to pegging for extra security, although it can go on hard ground if not to windy.  We use 12v Batteries to power stand lights so visitors can see what they are shooting at, if the weather allows we run on solar panels. This stand is pictured at a steam rally. We provide all the equipment, that has been inspected and checked at the start of the day and during its use for safety.  This stand has been used for many public and private events throughout  the summer.

Stand Type 2: There is a self contained  single day range  that is 9m long and 5m wide (to inc gide ropes) this will allow up to 5/6 people at a time to have a go shooting, at outside events. Plus a small sales stand. This stand is comomly used for single day events using paper target shooting. Ideally room permiting for extra safety we can park a transit van behind as exta protection, if an extra 10ft  depth is available. Plus this stand is best suited on grass due to pegging for extra security, although it can go on hard ground if not windy.  We use 12v batteries to power stand lights so visitors can see what they are shooting at if the weather allows we run on solar panels. We some time use this smaller stand for corporate, free to have a go events such as at Telford Naturist Club. This stand is shown at Coalville Party in the Park 2015.

Stand Type 3: Indoors we can construct a range depending on room availble. We need a minimum depth of 24ft. The blue polly carbon sheeting is pellets proof to protect the surrounding areas.
Everyone on the range is supervised by an experienced shooter. The picture below is a range we set up at Edgbaston Cricket Club Family Fun day in the exhibition centre (a bit of a tight fit).

Stand Type 4, Game Fair Range and Major Shows: This uses a minimum 7m wide by 15m deep Shedding or Marquee supplied by the event. There is no reason why if required to can use one of our other stand set ups at these large events but 6yd paper instead of 10m may have to be used. The walls and rear are lined with pellet proof polly carbon sheeting (steel at the rear). Crowd barriers are used to prevent non shooters entering the shooting area, where people having a go are under supervision while shooting. Pictured below is the stand at Midland Game Fair. We normally offer 6 lanes of Olympic Type shooting at 10m paper and 2 lanes of 6yd Bell Target shooting this can be increased where room dictates. We are well known with this large stand at Weston Park and Kelmarsh Game Fairs since 2009.
Plus others at Shugborough, Selby and Carlton Towers over the Years.

 MONEY: We are often asked what we charge. Our aim is to make it as cheap as possible for organisers.
Firstly we can cover our costs by charging the visitors to have a go normally £1.50/2.00 a go for 5 shots, sometimes 10 shots at discounted rate. On the paper target ranges customers get to keep their target and on the 6yd Bell ranges we give them a score card. In this way we cover our costs and don't charge organisers for us to attend. Unless we are travelling a distance then help with travelling expenses can be appreciated. As we charge such a low level we can not make enough money to cover many of the rents charged as some shows. If you are asking £100's a day, sorry No chance we don't take enough to cover it. We are non profit making organisation run by volunteers, any profit is used for the benefit of our club the sport and our work with youth groups.

We can offer a free to have a go on the range, which is quite normal for Corporate events or Private Clubs/Events. This is charged at a daily rate agreed by negociation and travel disitance can effect this.

We are considered an attraction by events such as major Game Fairs and Shows.
10m Target Shooting is a Olyimpic sport and Bell Target shooting is the oldest form of competitive Air Rifle Shooting in the world.



The Range is very popular and at times we can get quite a queue. Picture taken at Belbroughton Scarecrow festival 2015.


 Safety: FIRST, SECOND, LAST, and ALWAYS

 Lets start with the stands front. You can see a barrier which marks off an area immediately behind where the people shoot.
In this area we only allow people having a go to enter with the exception of children and vulnerable adults who need a parent or responsible adult with them. Qualified coaches from the club are also in this area supervising people having a go at all times. No one is allowed to have a go without a coach present. No new people enter this area till a lane  and instructor becomes free and are then directed to a lane.


 Next the shooting line. No one can enter forward of the shooting line, it is full blocked off by the tables. Targets travel to the shooting boxes by manual winders. There is no need for anyone to be forward of the shooting line. The winders are due for replacement this winter. Shooters are issued with the correct number of pellets for their go  (no more), when they pay and enter the shooting area when directed.

 

The shooing lines are divided by the winders. This creates a booth to minimise the risk of a person having a go swinging the rifles around. Anyone seen removing a rifle from the lane is immediately corrected. There is information about safety in each lane.


Immediately above the aim of fire is steel sheeting. This prevents over shooting and minimises the chance of a shot going through the roof. It also contains safety advise notices.
The Target boxes are designed to catch pellets that are melted down and used for weights on the stand. The targets are  illuminated by solar power,


Side sheeting down each side. This is regentex 18 and 24 from a military (MOD approved) supplier. This poly carbon sheeting will withstand a point blank shot from a 6ft lb powered Air Rifle and does not penetrate. While being used on the range any stray shots are deflected down the range.

 The main Rifle used on the range is the Gun Power Edge PCP rifle. This is an entry level match competition approved rifles. They are compressed air powered (PCP). They are regulated so the same amount of air is released with every shot. In that way there is uniform shots and are safe. A spring powered rifle can vary with each shot. Rifles are fully serviced at least twice a year sometimes more. We have full manufacturer back up for repairs. All rifles are checked for accuracy at the start of every day.

 
We have no problem with children using the range. The club has a Child Protection Officer. We have dedicated coaches for showing and supervising youngsters. As you can see a couple of the rifles used are fitted with a laser pointers/sights. They are not accurate enough for shooting but we can tell if the rifle is pointing on target. As much for our safety as well as the youngsters, when using the range.

 To help cover our costs is our shop. Where a variety of related goods can be purchased and advise given about Air Rifle Shooting, local clubs etc. We sell gun related products. BB Guns (over 18 only). Gun related Toys. Air Rifle accessories, cases, pellets, targets (but we do not sell Air Rifles, Knives or Real Cross bows).  Plus Related Souvenirs.

 Contact us for more details: club@waltonlions.co.uk


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