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Question First Trip To A Shooting Club

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Sonic2904, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Sonic2904

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    Hi everybody,

    I'm thinking of making the small trip down to Rochdale Airgun Club soon. The thing is I've never been to a club before so don't know to expect. I'm also going to be taking my 15 year old daughter that wants to do some sort of air gunning for her silver DoE.

    Is there anything I should be aware of in advance? Do's and don'ts. Etc.
    Is anyone a member or has been before able to give me a bit of info?

    Thanks in advance
    Marc

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    @Harley_Steve and @gtfreight . are members/ from round that way. Im sure they can post in this thread. depending on where in lancs you are there are a few clubs round Rivington/Bolton/Leigh way also
     
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    Cheers pal,
    I'm from Bacup so about 40 minute drive from Wigan, Bolton etc. I was looking at Atherton range too, but I work in Rochdale so it's probably more convenient for me. I'm not ruling out visiting any others.

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    Hi Sonic. First things first. Do take a trip to R.G.C. You will find everyone friendly. They cater for everybody from the complete novice to experienced shooters.
    I guarantee both you and your daughter will have a most enjoyable afternoon. The people there are always happy to help anyone.
    And now the don't. Don't delay visiting R.G.C. Hope that helps mate.
    Steve.
    P.S. John fries a lovely chip.
    P.P.S. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    you'll get your safety briefing before you are allowed to shoot so there'll be no issues so long as you follow the safety/shooting rules and regulations.
     
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    That's brilliant, thanks. I think we might make a trip down either today or Friday.

    Thanks
    Marc

    p.s I'm looking forward to trying them chips ; )

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    Usually best to contact the club first to arrange a visit ;)
     
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    There is also a club in Burnley that Meets at the Paradise Working mens club and another in Rawtenstall near Asda if you need something closer. I believe both meet on Tuesday nights.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know about either of them. I'll check them out.

    Marc

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    Welcome Sonic,

    I hope that your daughter and yourself have a superb experience, Range days are really good fun. Enjoy and the best of luck.

    Regards.
    Les.
     
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    I've not been down for a while but I heard they were trialling opening on a Friday evening and that may now be a permanent venue.
    They have a website (rochdaleairgunclub.co.uk) and all the info you need including a contact number will be on there.
    There is a 55 yard rifle range, a 10 metre pistol range and a 15 metre plinking range.
    You will need to take some identification with you if you're shooting.
    There is food plus hot and cold drinks available. The car park is next to the entrance so there's no trawling your guns any distance.
    They also take debit card payments.
    I hope this is of some help to you.
     
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    That's brilliant, thanks pal.

    Marc

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    As others have said. A very friendly club with good facilities. Closed on Mondays but I think open on most other days at least in the evening. Check the website. They also have a selection of club guns for hire if you fancy an evening with a different gun to really exercise it before committing to a big potential purchase. Most members will offer you a shot or two with their guns, but I found it useful to hire a PCP for an evening (I shoot springers). A really interesting experience, but I’m still shooting springers. (So far). Pay us a visit, you won’t regret it.
     
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    That's brilliant, cheers. Its looking like Friday will be the day I call down. I'm really looking forward to it now.

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