Membership is open to anyone provided they pass all police checks (membership is subject to the home office guidelines)

New members have to serve at least a three month probationary period, where they must prove they understand and follow the safety standards required for safe shooting.

Bedford Rifle Club can provide membership for those who shoot .22 rimfire and /or Air guns, with discounted rate for juniors.

Applications for a Firearms Certificate

    Need to be a full member of a shooting club

    Police will run checks including criminal records/DVLA/Domestic/WOA/Medical records/and Data Bases.

    Applicants will be visited by firearms officers to check character and security of firearms

    Applicants must have two references including one professional person not associated with shooting.

Those shooting Air guns do not usually need a firearms certificate

Bedford Rifle Club Handbook