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jordanfranklin
20-05-2004, 01:31 PM
I have been shooting for some time now, and as yet, have never been to a gun club/range. Could i have some suggestions for some good gun clubs in Lancashire, preferably near Blackpool?

Thanks in advance.

Jordan

ianchandler
20-05-2004, 01:43 PM
What do you class as near Blackpool, Jordan ?;)

jordanfranklin
20-05-2004, 01:54 PM
I just tried to PM you back Ian, but your inbox is full.

At the moment i am just shooting on some farm land of a family friend, and as you say, being a member of a club seems a good crack. I take it your a member at Rivington then? Whats it like?

Regards

Jordan

Bob1957
20-05-2004, 01:58 PM
It's lovely! :)

Bob

Bob1957
20-05-2004, 02:01 PM
Seriously though Jordan, why not come to our open charity shoot on the 11th of July, which is being held at our outdoor range. Meet the members and have a chat.
Details from I.J. who posts on this forum, or have a look in the events section.

Bob

ianchandler
20-05-2004, 02:05 PM
Well said Bob

Best club around, sharpen your humour pencil though , hehehe

jordanfranklin
20-05-2004, 02:16 PM
I just may do that Bob!

Ill send for some details, see you all soon hopefully.

Regards

Jordan

I. J.
20-05-2004, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by ianchandler
Well said Bob

Best club around, sharpen your humour pencil though ,

HUMOUR at Rivington! Bl@@dy Ell - I've been going to the wrong club! :eek:

ianchandler
20-05-2004, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by I. J.
I've been going to the wrong club! :eek:


Hum ,,,maybe your right, the milking parlour is 2 doors down ;)

Kinda makes your udders tingle, erm so heard

:confused:

But thats 'N' udder story, hehehehe

Karlos.
20-05-2004, 03:48 PM
I thought the membership was full at Rivington? maybe they just didn't want me joining:D :D :D

I. J.
20-05-2004, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Karlos.
I thought the membership was full at Rivington? maybe they just didn't want me joining:D :D :D

Membership WAS full but we had that many people waiting to join (and for some reason some members joined and never returned:( thereby taking up places) we decided to open up membership again.
EVERYONE on the Waiting List was sent details either on 22nd April or 10th May.
KARLOS was you on our waiting list?

Karlos.
21-05-2004, 07:08 AM
Helo mate

At the time we were looking for a potential club to use instead of the failing Failsworth, but your membership was full when we asked.
We were invited to pop down and meet the guys but never got round to it, we then found the rimfire club at Guide Bridge and all joined there.
Please don't worry about it Ian I know how fluid a membership can be and my post was totally in jest

I. J.
21-05-2004, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Karlos.
I know how fluid a membership can be [/B]

Ahh - so youve seen how some of our members can drink :D

(Never while shooting though)

Good luck with your chosen shooting sport.

A.T.B.
Ian

And how many gun clubs can boast (boast?
:rolleyes: ) their own 'tranny'. GLADYS - 4ft 12ins, beard and face like a blind cobblers thumb! :D You certainly need your 'humour pencil' with HIM! :D :D :D

Murphy
22-05-2004, 09:08 AM
i applied at the begining off the year but you told me it was full and i was on the waiting list but i never got a reply saying i could join again ??!!

sniper22
22-05-2004, 09:13 AM
we must be popular ian. this guys moving from alberta to wigan so he can join rivington.

I. J.
24-05-2004, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by Murphy
i applied at the begining off the year but you told me it was full and i was on the waiting list but i never got a reply saying i could join again ??!!

MURPHY Y.H.M.:)

Murphy
24-05-2004, 10:12 AM
thank you:D :)

Twister
24-05-2004, 05:28 PM
I don't know if its still there, but years ago I used to go to a range at the back of Birchwood Green, that old wild west place near Warton. Thats not too far from Blackpool. Might be worth checking out mate.

ATB

I. J.
25-05-2004, 08:55 AM
The one where the noisy compressor chugged away all the time?
Think that folded years ago. :(
B.A.R. will be able to give any details of clubs in their area.
H.T.H.
Ian

abbo
25-05-2004, 09:48 AM
There is some sort of gun club near Kirham - on the other side of the 'main' Blackpool to Preston road.
I suspect that it's mainly shotgun stuff though, has anyone ever visited it??

Twister
27-05-2004, 11:26 PM
Very strange that abbo. I live about 5mins away from Kirkham, and I've never heard of any gun club round there. I will try and locate it over the weekend. It would be excellent for me if they shoot air rifles there :)

Yeah I.J. I remember that old compressor chugging away lol. I wasn't sure if the club was still around or not. Last time I was there, which was years ago, there was only me and one other bloke turned up. It kinda took the fun out of it. The numbers had been dwindling for a while.

ATB

I. J.
28-05-2004, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Twister


I remember that old compressor chugging away lol. there was only me and one other bloke turned up.


Last I heard the compressor was the only member ! :D

Twister
29-05-2004, 06:56 PM
I nipped into Kirkham cop shop today and asked about a gun club/rifle range in the area. The guy had never heard of one :(

Very politely, he pulls out the phone book, looks up BAR's phone number, dials it, then passes me the phone so I can ask the guys there :eek: That was a bit shocking. I was half expecting to be interregated :rolleyes:

Spoke to Roger on the blower, he says the nearest club to me is in Chorley. The Rivington Rifle Men. Your clubs not taking any new members is it I.J?

Cheers.

I. J.
29-05-2004, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by I. J.
Membership WAS full but we had that many people waiting to join ... we decided to open up membership again.


As I said earlier membership WAS full but we are now taking members again. :)

Twister
30-05-2004, 10:29 AM
Ooops. I'm not blind, honestly lol :D

YHM I.J.

ATB

abbo
30-05-2004, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Twister
I nipped into Kirkham cop shop today and asked about a gun club/rifle range in the area. The guy had never heard of one :(

Very odd.
The one that I 'found' was from a club directory web site, the link to which was posted on this board some time ago.

I somehow never got round to phoning the place to see what they did there.

Anyone know what that website was which gives details of local clubs? I've tried searching for it, both on this site and generally, but not found anything.

ossypete
31-05-2004, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by I. J.
we are now taking members again. :)

did not know you turned gay jonesy whos member are you taking ?? ;-)

I. J.
31-05-2004, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by ossypete
did not know you turned gay jonesy whos member are you taking ?? ;-)

And THATS from the clubs BIGGEST 'member'. :p

I. J.
08-06-2004, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by ossypete
did not know you turned gay jonesy whos member are you taking ?? ;-)

:eek: And HE has the nerve to call ME gay! :D :D :D

NOT for the squeemish! (http://www.uploadimages.net/images/288410ossipetetribute.gif) :rolleyes:
(Pictures courtesey of B.A.R. ;) )

Twister
15-06-2004, 12:30 AM
I've discovered a gun club in Blackpool, but strangely they do not allow the use of telescopic sights! :confused:

Thats not too good when your wanting to zero your scope before a hunting session :(

Sorry I.J, I aint made it to your club yet. I will get there oneday lol :)

I. J.
15-06-2004, 03:56 AM
Originally posted by Twister
Sorry I.J, I aint made it to your club yet. I will get there oneday lol :) [/B]

No problem. :) Weve been 'here' nearly 20 years and dont intend going anywhere. ;) Just check the days events before travelling. We have quite a busy events calendar over the next few months what with Broughton Hall C.F. (Sun. 27th June) and a little event you may have heard of :rolleyes: on Sun. 11th July. Indoor range also closed on Sun. 4th July.
A.T.B.
Ian