Jersey Pistol Club

Privacy Policy


Effective: 25 May 2018

This policy provides information on how the Jersey Pistol Club (“JPC”) uses, stores, and protects your personal information. You shall be deemed to have agreed to the terms of this policy (as amended from time to time) upon you signing a provisional membership application, membership application, or renewal form.

Overall purpose: The JPC is required by law and pursuant to the terms of its insurance to collect certain information about all persons who use the JPC services, including its members, both provisional and full. The JPC also collects email addresses in order to communicate with members and other people who are interested in the JPC’s activities.

Information gathered: The personal information that we may collect from you will depend on your type of usage of our services and may include:

  • Your name and title;
  • Address and email address;
  • Your date and place of birth;
  • Whether or not you hold a firearms certificate;
  • The name and address of your employer;
  • Whether you have been refused the grant/renewal of a firearms certificate;
  • Whether you have been refused entry into a shooting club;
  • Whether you have been convicted of a crime other than a motoring or strict liability offence;
  • Whether you suffer from a hearing deficiency, epilepsy, or mental disorder of any kind;
  • Results of competency evaluations and tests;
  • Competition results.

How we gather your personal information: We gather information about you from your provisional membership application, membership application, and renewal forms supplied annually (“Membership Forms”). We do not gather any information from you electronically.

Legal basis for using your personal information: The collection of your personal information is necessary to allow you to utilise the JPC range. We rely upon your consent where required by law, which you may withdraw at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this policy.

We use your personal information for legitimate interests, in order to act in compliance with our legal obligations and the requirements of our insurance policies. When processing personal information to meet these legitimate interests, we balance these against the fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects and put in place adequate safeguards to ensure that your privacy is protected.

We may use or disclose your personal information when required to do so by law, including requests from the Jersey Police or other law enforcement officials.

Storage: All personal information shall be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. We shall retain your personal information for a period of time which enables us to:

  • Maintain adequate records of those who are, or have been using the range;
  • Maintain adequate records of competence and sporting achievements;
  • Maintain adequate membership records;
  • Defend or bring any existing or potential legal claims;
  • Deal with any complaints.

We will securely destroy and delete your personal information when it is no longer needed for these purposes.

Sharing of information: We may disclose your personal information of you if a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order requires us to do so. We may also disclose your personal information without notice to you in the case of an accident, criminal offence, or to protect the personal safety of one of our range officers, range users, or the public.

We shall not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.

Your rights over personal information: You have rights regarding your personal information including: access, rectification, erasure and blocking, restriction of use, objection to use, data portability, and the lodgment of a claim to your local data protection authority. We encourage you to contact us to update your information in the event that it changes or is inaccurate.

Contact: Please contact John Sawyer: to exercise any of these rights.

If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please tell us by emailing John Sawyer on the email above.

The Jersey Pistol Club is happy to welcome potential members to our facilities and will spend time introducing them to our sport – and answer any questions they may have.

If you would like to try pistol shooting, current legislation requires that you are a member of the club. To meet legislative requirements, we are able to offer you a provisional membership which allows you to use the club facilities to try pistol shooting – under careful guidance and instruction.

For those individuals who have decided to take up pistol shooting we offer a number of memberships, depending on your residential status, age, and familial circumstances.

Memberships and Costs

The following table illustrates the various memberships and fees.

Membership Level Annual Fee Range Fee
Provisional – Adult £10.00
Provisional – Youth £5.00
Full Member £52.00 £4.00
Full Member and Spouse £64.00 £4.00
Student or Junior Member £14.00 £2.00
Non-resident Member £22.00 £4.00
Non-resident Member and Spouse £26.00 £4.00
Joining and Late Renewal Fee £12.00

To apply for membership, please download the appropriate form below:


JPC Provisional Membership Application

Complete it, and bring it to the club with you. Forms are also available from the duty Range Officer on any range day.


The Good Samaritan 

(a feature by Derek Bernard)

On Wednesday, 18th December, Mr Magnum was in his usual fine fettle when he was given

Magnum and Angela Musso
Magnum and Angela Musso

his lunch by Angela (see photo) and Vic Musso.

After waving good-bye to Vic and Angela, Mr Magnum went off for a walk …

Not long afterwards a Good Samaritan called Gary Laurent accompanied by his son, walked past the JPC and spotted Mr Magnum, whom they had met many times before on their walks.  So they stopped to pass the time of day with him and he promptly jumped up on Gary’s son’s lap … leaving a lot of blood behind when he jumped off.  Gary examined Mr Magnum and found a cut on his left front leg.  Superficially it looked as though it had nearly stopped bleeding, so Gary and son decided to complete their walk and have another look at Mr Magnum on the way back.   When they did this Gary realised that the cut had not stopped bleeding, so he called the Animal Shelter and they advised him to bring Mr Magnum in.

At the Animal Shelter, the duty vet, John Hamilton, a regular competitor in the SuperShot Challenge, discovered that an artery in Mr Magnum’s lower left front leg had been cut.  The wound was quickly cleaned up, washed out, stitched and bandaged.

A scan of Mr Magnum disclosed his electronic chip and that Derek Bernard was his registered contact.  A ‘phone call and Derek promptly collected Mr Magnum and took him to his “regular” Allan & Rushton-Taylor surgery at “Ballantrae” in St. Mary.  There, vet Adele Trott quickly satisfied herself that Mr Magnum’s wound had been well-treated, gave him a jab and re-dressed the leg.  However, she wanted him kept indoors for 2 days to avoid the risk of the dressing and stitches being disturbed.

Derek explained to Mr Magnum that, since he had been such a brave fellow, he was going to be given a short holiday – and he was booked into the surgery until Friday, 20th December.  Adele Trott will then re-examine the wound and, all being well, Vic and Angela will return him to his home at the Jersey Pistol Club in good time for Christmas, where he will look forward once more to welcoming friends, old and new.

Magnum, our magnificent black & white gentleman, has now been with us for 10 years.

Not to be confused with an ordinary common-or-garden feral cat, Magnum is a well brought-up domesticated fellow, complete with electronic chip.  In September 2000, at the age of about 18 months, he decided that his mother was a bit too domineering, so he packed his bags and set off to look for a new home where he would not be tied to anyone’s apron strings.

Crabbe in St. Mary seemed to offer everything he was looking for: lots of space, not much traffic and, most importantly, a vast supply of fresh rabbits!

But by October the rain was more frequent and the nights were getting a bit chilly, so he looked for somewhere under cover – and found the firing point on the JPC 25m range.  An old cat basket out on the firing point, but lined with towels, was his bed for the first few weeks, but soon he had his own door and was sleeping in the Clubhouse.

For the first few months various Magnum fans would bring up cat food at the weekends – if they remembered – but Monday-to-Friday was self-service and Magnum would get through something like a rabbit a day.  Not surprisingly, he became an extremely proficient hunter. He has been known to find, catch, kill and eat the complete head (including the skull!) of a rabbit in about 5 minutes.  In those days he seldom wasted anything; the only evidence left after a meal would often be no more than a few tufts of hair.

Although Magnum would often disappear for a day or so, on lengthy walkabouts, in June 2001 all his many fans became very worried by his continuing absence.  After 3 or 4 weeks with no sight of him, it seemed likely that something terrible had happened …

… until, in October 2001, a year after he had first appeared, he returned!  Complete with a flashy collar.

Shortly afterwards he adopted Vic & Angela Musso as his foster parents and their consistent supply of TLC – and food – ever since, have ensured that he has never gone AWOL again.

Long may that remain the position.

The following is a synopsis of some of the key range rules. The full range rules may be downloaded in or media section (tag: rules).

  • The names of all shooters must be entered on the range or competition sheet and a range fee collected.
  • A Range Officer must be in attendance at all times when shooting is in progress.
  • Normal general shooting sessions should generally be timed at about 10 minutes per detail.
  • Range Officers should brief all newcomers on range safety and general conduct, and a record of the briefing entered on the back of the Provisional Membership Card.
  • Only shooters and those giving instructions should occupy the firing booths.
  • Firearms may not be handled between the orders Bench Firearms or Bench Pistols and Load without the express permission of the Range Officer, and at no time when anyone is forward of the firing line.
  • Loaded magazines and speed loaders must not be left on the firing point.
  • No one is permitted in the firing booths whilst anyone is down range. When the Range Officer gives the order to unload, all shooters must vacate the firing booths in order to give the Range Officer a clear area in which to check the firearms.
  • Visitors and spectators must not distract shooters whilst shooting is in progress and should remain at the back of the firing point (preferably seated).