The Lee Enfield Rifle Association (LERA) aim is to promote the shooting, collection, conservation and study of the Lee Enfield series of rifles.
Established 20 years ago by a group of Enfield enthusiasts, the association now has over 200 members in the UK and is associated with other clubs and organisations worldwide who share a passion for the Enfield series of rifles.
We are affiliated to the National Rifle Association and hold regular meetings at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley and on the Ash MOD range complex when available.
Applications for membership generally fall into two categories:
a. Probationers. Persons who hold a current Firearms Certificate (FAC), are a member of a Home Office Approved Club, and have a Shooter Competency Certificate valid for full bore iron and telescope sighted rifles.
Individuals in this category can apply for membership without full training but must serve a minimum six month period, attend at least three association shoots and be assessed as competent before full membership is confirmed.
b. Trainees. Persons who do not hold an FAC, or those holding an FAC but without the appropriate conditions on it to allow target shooting on approved ranges, are not a current member of a Home Office Approved club, and do not have a valid Shooter Competency Card.
Individuals falling into this category must undergo the association’s full training course, be satisfactorily assessed as competent, must serve a minimum six month period and attend at least three club shoots before being considered for full membership.
As a Surrey based club, all applications for membership must first be notified to Surrey Police Firearms Licensing Dept for authority to proceed. All applicants must be able to comply with Section 21 of the Firearms Act 1968 – ie they are not a ‘prohibited person’ under the terms of that Act