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pontefract air rifle club

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kai87, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Kai87

    Kai87 Donator

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    Iv sent a few emails now but not had a reply in the week, I'm thinking about going tommorow, never been before to any club so will be interesting, any one on here go there? anything I need to consider before I go other than the obvious, (rifle pellets and air) will I be able to shoot on my first trip? Cheers
     
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    me too mate, i emailed the secretary but have not heard anything back yet, hopefully i will here from them soon. let me know how you get on tomorrow.
     
  3. Kai87

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    I contacted redfearns at barnsley and got a reply straight away, told to come tommorow :)
     
  4. stevemandm

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    me and mattyts both looked round redfearns, but opted for ponte. both great clubs. if you go to ponte, best make it on a sunday when most of comittee are there ( new members must go 4 times before getting full membership, and preferably on sundays ). if you go on sunday, you will be able to shoot straight away, and it will count as the first of your 4 probationary visits - just ask for a comittee member when you arrive. also, membership is 1/2 price from july, seeing as were 1/2 way thru year.
    personally, i would visit both before making up your mind as to which one to join ( as we did ). just an idea, but why dont you both meet up and go together - may help you both settle in with you both been new.
    hope that helps
     
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    Hoping to visit here sunday and see about joining, weather permitting what with the six foot of snow thats forcast :)
     
  6. D Martin

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    Make sure you take a whistle to Ponty or you might not be allowed on the range.
    Other clubs in the area :
    Redferns
    Emley Moor
    Anston
    (these are all members of NEFTA)

    Hollins Green HFT
    I have been a member of Anston and Ponty in the past but now belong to Hollins Green. It's a friendly little club started by a group of friends which is based near Clay Cross and we have just secured a 14 acre pine woodland which we will be moving to in the new year.

    Dave
     
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    Thanks Dave,may sound a bit of a dumb question but can you please explain the whistle as ive never been to a club before.
    Emley club would probably be nearer but cant find any info on the internet on facilities and costs etc.
     
  8. D Martin

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    The whistle is if you need to call a sease fire while on the range and something Ponty is strict about.

    Emleys details are here :

    http://www.emleymoorftc.co.uk/
    Trev who runs it is a lovely bloke.

    If you ever fancy a run over to Hollins Green give me a shout mate and I'll sort it ;)

    Dave
     
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    Hi mate , I'm a member at ponti , a brill place , great people , a really good friendly range , don't worry bout whistle , you can get the right type there , for a pound , best go on a Sunday mornin as a new member , see rod , the sec , always loads of folks to help a newbie , plus you can shoot everyday !!! , hope to see you there , Paul
     
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    Thanks for the info and the offer Bradleym, and hope to be ponty sunday Paul, what time do they open sundays?
     
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    If you hear the whistle discharge your weapon into the ground (outside green ranges) and don't re-load until the all clear has sounded.
     
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    Thanks Crooksey, we went and had a look around. Seems a good club and when when we got there a nice chap showed us around and said we had to go back in January to join.Wernt allowed to shoot for insurance reasons he said, if we had known anyone we could have shot as guests as they could have signed us in.Bit dissapointed but hey not the end of the world, January not too far away :)
     
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    we're members there - highly recommended club mate
     

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