If you have not shot before, or have shot, but not for a long time, we have a number of LERA members who are NRA Certified instructors and we run courses for new shooters several times a year depending on demand.
We try to keep the numbers down to 2 or 4 students on each course. Many of our new members find a like minded friend to join with them, and this is a good way of doing it as you can share transport costs and accommodation (if needed).
The course is usually split over two weekends and covers the NRA disciplines of Iron Sighted, Scope Sighted and Gallery Rifles, concluding with a multiple choice test in the classroom and a practical test on the range.
It is an enhanced version of the NRA Probationers course with the emphasis being on Enfield rifles, especially the No1 (SMLE) and No4 series.
On successful completion of the course trainees will be issued with a Shooters Competency Card (SCC) by the NRA that will then enable you to shoot unsupervised at Bisley (and other MOD Ranges).
For more information on SCC's see the article here.
The course costs just £185 and there are no additional charges or fees, we provide the rifles and the ammunition, and your first years membership of the club is included.
Please note: Membership of LERA is mandatory, we cannot train non-members and all new member applications must first be notified to Surrey Police for their checks and approval.
All our courses are held at The National Shooting Centre at Bisley in Surrey.
See also the article about applying for an FAC.