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Question What Do You Do To Keep People Interested

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kev The Fish, Nov 27, 2019.

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Keeping People Stimulated

  1. Bell Target

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  2. Historic Rifles

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  3. Pistol Night

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  4. Reactive Target Night

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  5. Something Else-Please state

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  1. Kev The Fish

    Kev The Fish Buxted Rifle Club Member

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    I am sure most of you are club members and have often noticed that many of the members use a club more as a social club than actually bother to get their rifles out!!!
    Hours of sitting in the club room just talking or reading and maybe running just 10-15 shots through every few weeks to check how things are following a service/New Reg/Scope etc

    How do you all keep people interested ?
    What new events or activities do you plan to keep things fresh ?

    There seems to be a new interest in events such as Bell Target & Historical Airguns
    Are these events the kind of evenings you stage?

    Our Club is going to try holding a Friday Night event with the little Knockdown Chickens & Turkeys.
    2 people at a time on indoor range with the targets at various distances and positional shots taken, The details of this are yet to be finalised but it will obviously make a change from standard HFT & going down the Plink as it can be done in the warm & dry on dark evenings

    how do you keep newer & even lifelong members stimulated ?

    as often something a little different can give a renewed little boost

    Kev
     
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  2. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark I see light at the end of the tunnel!

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    We spent £7k on turning targets, made no difference at all really, the pub gets people more excited than the shooting!
     
  3. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    Hire a stripper;)
     
  4. Ade C

    Ade C Keyboard Hero

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    There are plenty of options for informal competitions. Take a look at the UBC competition website. Nothing more boring in my opinion than aimlessly plinking away with a scoped rifle rested on a bench....yawn
     
  5. Kev The Fish

    Kev The Fish Buxted Rifle Club Member

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    I actually enjoy benchrest and have started attending competitive meetings but for our usual Tuesday evening club nights where often new shooters, young members or people that have changed club to join ours are present we do a bit of target. Have 3 various sizes of bell plus knock down targets it is just something we are going to introduce so there is a little friendly competitive change
    Maybe like the old Friday darts night a little league or team game to give a change from paper punching
    Kev

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  6. Coggie

    Coggie Engaging Member

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    Chalk targets. Exploding targets.

    Or get really adventurous like we do sometimes, (umm... I mean I heard a guy say once)

    Light a small fire , add some full spray paint cans, pink is best, wait until you hear them "ting" , usually about 2 mins, then shoot them.

    Bang, shock wave, fire ball, and paint everywhere.

    Shock wave so big that at 25 yds it knocked me off my chair.

    Um.......so a fella said.

    Always remember safety first!!
     
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  7. Richard James

    Richard James Posting Addict

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    Ahem. Not necessarily saying this is naughty, but I was speaking to a Canadian army officer a long time ago and he said that he had watched, with horror, a squad of Israeli soldiers starting up their butane stoves in the winter weather on the Golan heights. They first lit a small fire using wooden sticks, and then threw their butane cylinders into the fire. After a few minutes, they raked the cylinders out of the fire, plugged them into their stoves and continued heating their rations.

    We just kept the butane stoves in our sleeping bags.
     
  8. oedbachgen

    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    Just shoot targets, drink coffee or tea, eat and a bit of banter, nothing else needed at our club.
     
  9. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Life in the slow lane

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    Sounds much like our group.:thumb:
     
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  10. PeskyWabbits

    PeskyWabbits Engaging Member

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    This is what we do in Sowerby Bridge - £3 per visit for non-members, £120 per year for members.

    Drink tea, coffee, eat biscuits, talk about anything, and do lots of shooting or just talk.
    We have a fixed range of 26 yards but there are paper targets and a shelf for bottle tops.

    Nice, wholesome fun.

    Most people are rangemasters, we have structure for safety but it doesn't get in the way.
     
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  11. Coggie

    Coggie Engaging Member

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    Same at our club but we have 100yard range.

    100 yard knock downs. Great fun. My young fella can get it standing.
     
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