Yes, with a few exceptions and caveats.
The law prevents the following people from handling a firearm in Jersey. Should you meet either of the following criteria unfortunately we will unable to accommodate your visit.
– You have at any time (either in Jersey or abroad) been sentenced to 3 or more years imprisonment (whether served in entirety or not)
– You have in the last 5 years been sentenced to 3 or more months imprisonment (whether served in entirety or not)
People with mental health issues
We understand that mental health is an extremely personal subject that can change frequently for an individual and on the whole should not prevent someone from trying a new sport like shooting. We must however bear in mind the risk to our members and volunteer staff that may result from allowing an individual who may currently be experiencing harmful thoughts onto our ranges. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone we believe may pose a risk to themselves or others – all first time visitors are observed closely prior to being allowed to shoot.
If you need help or something is troubling you please consider talking to the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90
People with physical disabilities
Shooting is a wonderful sport in that non able bodied and able bodied alike can compete on a level playing field. Our clubhouse and ranges are fully wheelchair accessible.
We do not have a hard and fast rule regarding a shooter’s age – provided that they can safely handle a firearm – however children younger than 12 years of age do provide a significant challenge that some Range Officers would not be comfortable with, especially on a busy range day.