For Rifle and Pistol Shooters in the United Kingdom
Application is simple in most cases:-
- Download the Application Form
- Read the Membership Guidelines & Conditions
- Complete the form, and get two references, one from a current member, and one from a Committee member. Typically, this would be a Range Conducting Officer (RCO) or Range Secretary, so a range visit is a good first step wherever possible. The Association has a number of venues around the South-East, and there is usually a meeting somewhere most weekends. See the current event calendar here.
- Send off the completed form, with a cheque (see Fees below) to the address shown.
If you already have contacts in the VAA then references should not be a problem. Those new to shooting are recommended to contact us for advice. The committee will recommend the best course and guide you to the nearest range. Each range has a presiding RCO who can take applicants through the procedure, and can usually supply forms if necessary.
The Association normally requires new applicants to serve a probationary period of six months, although this may be waived at the discretion of the committee for those suitably qualified. During the probationary period, the applicant would be expected to attend meetings and generally demonstrate good practice and safety on the range. When the period is complete, and the Range Secretary is satisfied with the applicant’s record, then membership of the Association may be offered.
Full Membership: £70
Jersey residents: £40
The Full membership fee for new applicants is discounted pro-rate for the remainder of the membership year, April 1st to March 31st. Applicants should therefore submit one-twelfth of the £70 annual fee for each remaining month or part-month from the date of application. An application for Full Membership during September, for example, would incur a fee of £40.83. All other membership types incur the normal annual fee at any time.
If there are any queries arising from the above, or if we can provide any further information regarding the application process, please contact the Membership Secretary at the email address provided here.