In this section we aim to tell you a little bit about the East
Barnet Shooting Club and answer any questions you may have. However,
if you want to contact the club for any reason please
to go to our contact page.
Where are you located?
Our main clubhouse is in the north of the London Borough of Barnet,
on the outskirts of North London adjoining Hertfordshire. But we
also have a Clay Pigeon field just off the A1 road, near Borehamwood,
Hertfordshire. We also have a facility at the National Shooting
Centre at Bisley in Surrey
www.nsc-bisley.co.uk. You can find out more about becoming a
clicking here to visit our membership page. Please remember, our
membership is open to the whole community, we really are a sport for
What facilities do you offer?
From May 2004, EBSC has operated a NO SMOKING policy on out
premises. Our main clubhouse was opened in 1981, it is fully
wheelchair accessible and is modern brick built building, with full
gas fired central heating throughout the clubroom and equipment
rooms. We have two electrically radiant heated 25 meter indoor
ranges, with six firing points each. The clubroom has a large
central table, with comfortable chairs, where you can be sure of a
DVD player, as well a radio and telephone. There is a kitchen set
up with cooking facilities, microwave, hot and cold running water
and a kettle for making tea and coffee. Pepsi and similar cold
drinks are available as well as biscuits and other food at times. We
have modern toilet facilities and our own large free car park. the
clubhouse is not only easily accessible by car, but is also easily
accessible by bus (100 meters away), train (200 meters away) and
underground (1 mile away). Within 50 meters there are a selection of
shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and petrol station. We try to
have various social events throughout the year, an annual raffle, a
100 club prize draw, quiz nights, dinner, etc.
What do you
shoot at and what are your aims?
The object of the club shall be to promote the sport of shooting
and to encourage participation thereof. We do NOT shoot at animals,
nor at illustrations that portray animals or humans. In most cases
we shoot at paper target diagrams that look similar to an archery
target, but the size of the diagram and distance varies
considerably. We also shoot at clay pigeons (round clay discs).
Competitive shooting is encouraged throughout.
How long have you been a shooting club?
We originate as a WWII Home Guard unit but on 1st May
1945 it became the East Barnet Home Guard (1944) RifleClub, then on 23rd April 1956,
it became the East Barnet Rifle and Revolver Club, later changing it's name on 14th
February 1964 to what we are known as today the East Barnet Shooting
Are there any additional opportunities for the young or
those who are inexperienced?
Our facilities are specifically opened for the local Scouting
Association. We encourage Juniors (including those participating in
the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme) and beginners as well as
catering for all levels of shooting experience, through to Olympic
Are you registered by an official body?
We are approved by the Home Office, this means that certain
procedures need to be undertaken before you are allowed to shoot
with us. We are also approved by HM Revenue and Customs as a
Community Amateur Sports Club. In addition, we are registered with
the Metropolitan Police Service, where we liaise over membership and
similar matters. We operate on an unpaid voluntary basis, by people
who shoot as a sport or past time or hobby and welcome anyone from
the whole community. We are also affiliated to several national and
county bodies, for example the National Small-bore Rifle Association
Hertfordshire Rifle Association
www.hertsra.org.uk and may more.
Who is in charge of the club?
All members are unpaid volunteers, including those who run it on
a day to day basis and those who take overall responsibility for
operating the club. We have a President, four Trustees, four
Officers of the Club; Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and
Membership Secretary. We also have Vice-Presidents, a
Vice-Chairperson and eight Section Captains together with their
individual committee representatives. The club is really operated by
Duty Officers and the committee who meet six times a year, we
produce financial audited accounts, we are registered for VAT and we
have an Annual General Meeting, as well as a Constitution, Rules and
Bye Laws of the Club.
What type of shooting do you offer?
We have eight sections represented, they are run by a Section
Captain and a Committee Representative, they are:
1. Small Bore Rifle (SBR)
2. Air Pistol & rifle (APR)
3. Action Rifle & Pistol (ARP)
4. Action Air (AA)
5. Full Bore Rifle (FBR)
6. Practical Rifle (PR)
7. Clay Pigeon (CP)
8. Muzzle Loading Pistol & Small Bore Gallery Rifle (MLPGR)
When are you open?
We are mainly open every evening from about 07:30pm to 11:30pm
and most of the weekend. But for Clay Pigeon, Practical Rifle, Full
Bore Rifle, we meet on selected weekends at other venues. It's best
to call in at the club to find out more details, or click on the
link of the section you are interested in to find out more about it.
What does it cost?
See the membership for details, but includes generous
concessions for under 18's and over 65's. All the necessary
equipment, including of course a gun is available on loan at the
club facilities free of charge. You will need to purchase ammunition
at a small charge though.
What else do I need to know?
Unless you possess a valid personal Firearms Certificate all
unused ammunition must be returned to the club, for your use on
another day. Everyone is required to wear in a prominent position,
the club photographic identification card. Additionally,
Probationary need to have thir "yellow card" signed by
the Duty Officer, each time they shoot. Everyone must sign the
Attendance Book on each visit to the club; whether shooting or not
and regardless of time spent. This meets requirements of our
insurers, current Firearm Regulations, Home Office Rules, Local
Police arrangements and confirms your acceptance of our
Constitution, Bye laws, Notices and Rules of the club.
I go from here?
We hope the last few pages have been helpful to you and will
find our club meets your expectations. Please feel free to visit the
club, where someone will be pleased to show you our facilities and
answer any questions you may have. If you would like to know more
about the club please
click here to go to our contact