Show support for the running of a home office approved rifle range and business
Please help the shooting community stand for what is being taken away from us, the ability to safely practice our sport without persecution.
Follow this link for more information and to sign the petition: http://chng.it/K7XR4k5njw
David Holcombe - Club Secretary
Home Office Public Consultation on Firearms Safety
There is currently a Home Office Public Consultation on Firearms Safety, this covers 4 areas including:
- High Muzzle Energy rifles (over 10,000 ft-lbs / 13,600J – not to be confused with the limit of the same name but of 4500J-7000J imposed on military gallery ranges) – enhanced security for .50” calibre and similar rifles.
- Air Weapons – use by young people and safe storage.
- Miniature Rifle Ranges – licensing of operators for rifles and ammunition.
- Ammunition Components – reducing the risk of criminal assembly of ammunition.
I won’t go into the details but for more information the NRA has a comprehensive article on their website.
The Home Office Website for the consultation is below.
I strongly suggest you make you views known to the Home Office, details on how to respond are on the above website and the NRA have suggested points to cover but the deadline is the 16th February 2021.
David Holcombe - Club Secretary
For Sale - Ruger Model 10/22
Ruger Model 10/22 .22 LR Calibre in excellent condition.
Complete with black synthetic and unused wooden stocks.
Stainless Steel barrel.
Quick release bolt & extended magazine release.
Factory cut for Moderator.
2x10 round magazines.
Boxed BSA Optics COMD6x24x40SP Rifle Scope as used with above Ruger rifle.
Complete spec sheet available upon request.
Boxed & unused Ruger cleaning kit consisting of the following.
2oz Gun oil and 2oz Bore Clean Patches, Cleaning Rod, Phosphor Brush, Wool Mop, Muzzle Guard, Patch Catcher, Slotted & Jagged tips.
£425.00 and the above can be viewed by appt in Stevenage.
FAC Holder Robbed of Firearm - Police Advice
Following a recent very nasty robbery, the Metropolitan Police have asked all the major National Governing Bodies of shooting to circulate advice. The NRA earnestly requests its members to accept and follow the advice, and to pass it on to other firearm owners.
On Saturday 5th September 2020 a firearm certificate holder advertised a gun for sale on GunStar, one of the well-known sites for sales of lawfully owned guns. The advert was answered by two men and the holder arranged for a meeting at his home address. He invited the potential “buyers” into his home where he showed the gun and his certificate. Sadly what happened next would have been a shock to any person. The “buyers” were in fact criminals who proceeded to hold the certificate holder at knife point, tie him and his wife up and then instruct him to load the gun for them. They then left the household, leaving the holder bound.
The police ask us to remind firearms owners that there are criminals who are also reviewing sites like GunStar. It is easy to assume, incorrectly, that purported buyers have the same enthusiasm for the sport as they do. This is not always the case.
To reduce risk of another such crime, the police offer the following, and ask for our assistance to make crimes of this type more difficult to perpetrate and with joint effort, avoid a repetition. They emphasise this is advice; it is not guidance or regulation, and is provided to suggest options:
- Try to check certificates prior to any meeting. A genuine buyer should not object to, for instance, sending an electronic image of their certificate. That includes a photograph of the holder which can be compared with the person at the door, before any entry is allowed into the home.
- Try to complete a sale away from your home. At home, a criminal has access to the entire contents of your safe; a better location may be at your local shooting club as more people will be present. This may be the deterrent needed to prevent the criminal brazen behaviour.
- Advertise locally within your club environment rather than online.
- Ideally use an RFD as a conduit for sale. This is by far the safest option, and while the cost is understood, the risk to holder is entirely negated.
This robbery was shocking for the holder. The police ask for our help to prevent any further, similar incidents.
This article is taken from the National Rifle Association website - https://nra.org.uk/fac-holder-robbed-of-firearm-police-advice/
Shooting Under Covid-19 Restrictions
The club is now back shooting at Bisley with some social distancing restrictions, Bisley members will be contacted by Gary regarding dates and procedures as normal. However, it is unlikely we will be back at the Lewsey Centre in the short term due to Luton not being able to implement the easing of restrictions planned for the 1st August and that the range ventilation and extraction does not meet current requirements for indoor shooting under Covid-19 restrictions.
No doubt many members are wondering what will happen with regard to the subscriptions which have been paid for this year but which they have been unable to take advantage of due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Committee’s proposal is to wait until we know how long it will be before Lewsey Centre is available for use again. At that point we will be able to work out how much of each member’s subscription has been held in abeyance and we would propose to make a corresponding reduction in the amount charged for next year’s subscription or other possible alternatives which would need to be discussed so that there is a majority agreement, possibly at an EGM.
David Holcombe - Club Secretary
Hunting Mark by Loyal Brezney
My name is Loyal, and I have been writing and reviewing shooting products, as well as how-to projects for the past 50 years. I have authored 4 books on shooting with 3 on long range, and 1 covering shotgunning.
Currently, I am leading the HuntingMark.com
Ruger 10/22 Magazine Holders by Brian Briggs
Hi, I 3D print Ruger 10/22 holders for 2 and 3 magazines and was wondering if any of of your members were interested in purchasing these for their rifles.
The cost is £10 plus postage for the 2 mag holder and £12 plus postage for the 3 mag holder.
I have attached photos for you to look at.
These have been tested on the range I shoot at.
Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewsey Centre and Club Range Closed
due to COVID-19
Please be aware that due to Government legislation regarding social distancing as a result of the Corona virus, Lewsey Community Centre, and therefore the club range, will be closed until further notice.
All club bookings are now cancelled with no end date as yet, the Community Centre will contact us when they are ready to start accepting club bookings again.
We will keep members informed of any further developments.
LCR&PC at Bisley
Thanks to Ian Fisher for shooting and editing this video of LCR&PC's visits to Bisley during 2013 and the Turkey shoot in December at our range.
Lewsey Centre Rifle and Pistol Club based in Luton, Bedfordshire, provide range facilities for its members. Shooters of pistol and rifle whether air, small bore, full bore pistol calibre and muzzle loading disciplines are very welcome.
The club also holds regular shoots at the NRA in Bisley sheltered 25/50yds and outdoor 100 to 1,000yds ranges, where we also shoot full bore rifle calibres.
Children under the age of 18 are welcome with their parent in attendance.
Click here to download the Points for New Members PDF document.
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On your first visit to the club, ask at the Lewsey Community Centre reception desk for directions to the club range as it is not easy to find.