At the BFTO, we always welcome people who show an interest in Airgun shooting of all disciplines and our aim is to help all visitors who wish to have a look around our club during our stated visitor times.

Please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment so that a committee member can show you around our club and talk to you about what we do and how you can join the waiting list to become a member.

Prospective members should visit the club and will be given an overview of the membership options and the probationary requirements.

Applications for Membership should ideally be made online by going to the BFTO homepage (www.bfto.org.uk) and clicking the “Members” link button

This link will lead to the form into which they can input the required personal data, completion of this process will submit their application for approval. Applicants who are unable to upload photos to the web form can leave a photo at the club marked for the membership secretary and he will scan and upload the photo.

On getting approval, the member will be asked to complete their membership online by paying their subscription.
Once the subscription is paid we will do our best to get an induction session sorted as soon as possible and at a mutually convenient time. This may be a group session or a “one to one” session.

Probationary membership cards will not be issued until the induction session is completed and the induction course will be the first of the 12 signatures required.

Potential members who are unable to do the online process will need to fill in an application form and supply 2 photo’s plus the appropriate membership fee, from here the process will be manual and slower than the online system.

If you are successful in being accepted your initial membership is probationary.

You will only be able to shoot during the “open” club times detailed below, thereby ensuring that there is a full member present while you shoot. At each time, you are required sign the range book, pay the range fee and obtain a signature from a full club member, verifying your attendance.

After 12 visits (having collected 12 signatures from a committee member who must see you shooting), you will be proposed to the BFTO committee to become a full member. The decision will be based upon a number of factors, including an assessment of your range safety. If accepted, you will be provided with a full membership card and can open the range and shoot whenever you wish, providing that you ALWAYS sign the range attendance book and pay your range fees.

The times you can visit the BFTO as a visitor or probationary member are:

Tuesday evenings from 18:30 - 21:00 hrs, except for the first Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday evenings from 18:30 - 21:00 hrs
Thursday evenings from 18:30 - 21:00 hrs
Sunday mornings from 09:00 - 12:00hrs
These times are not exact.

Before planning your visit, please check our calendar for competitions and other activities to avoid possible disappointment.

For directions to the BFTO, please click here.