Existing FAC holder - how to join WRPC

The FAC must be current, expired FAC holders will need to follow the full probation process.


With a valid FAC ;


Book a WEDNESDAY evening probation session via the online booking system and pay the reservation fee. Print and complete the Application Form.

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Attend your booked session with your FAC, completed Application Form, one of your .22lr calibre firearms and at least 30 rounds of ammunition. If you don’t have a .22lr firearm, bring one of your other commonly used firearms and some ammunition.

 If you can’t bring your own firearm that’s not a problem, we have club guns you may use.

During the session you will go through our safety briefing which will familiarise you with how the Wakefield range works.


After the briefing you will be on-range using your firearm or one of the club firearms. The range officers will check that you follow safe procedures and are familiar with your fiream. All for safety, we appreaciate that procedures may be different between clubs, the Range Officers are there to help.


Subject to demonstrating safe practice, you will be accepted into the club without delay with no further probation necessary.



Fees for FAC holders joining the club


Membership fees for everyone are renewed in October.


Upon joining the FULL annual membership fee becomes payable, no matter how far through the year we are.However any excess payment is then deducted from the next renewal, so you don’t lose out.


For example,


  • The current Adult membership is £220.
  •  FAC holder joins in January and pays the full £220.
  •  Upon renewal in October, a discount worth 2 months is applied (covers November, December)


Note for FAC holders with vermin or land use only who wish to ADD Target use


If you have an FAC for shooting over land only then currently you cannot also use your firearms for targets at a club without getting the FAC altered for that purpose. If you want to join the club and pactice target shooting, it’s just a case of passing probation and sending off for a variation for target shooting.  It’s not unusal to have firearms conditioned for both pest control and targets at the same time. Remember you must maintain your membership of the club to retain the target use conditions.


If you just want to zero your firearms without joining


If you have an FAC for shooting over land only but want to zero your firearms at Wakefield then you can do so without joining the club providing ;


  • Your FAC has wording such as “… zeroing practince on ranges …” or similar
  • You attend on a weekday evening where Range Officers are present and you pay the current Range Fee.

By all means contact the club via secretary@wrpc.co.uk if you have any queries, we will try to help.